In 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, it is stated that:
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple?
This well-known admonition is frequently quoted in Churches and is understood to mean that your physical body is a place in which God lives. For this reason you should attempt to keep it healthy, properly nourished, exercised and fabulously clothed. Even evangelists are on the physical fitness and health bandwagon, trying to get their congregants to lose weight, exercise and of course give, give, give to the coffers of Mammon.
Of course there is nothing wrong with that idea, if that is what you would like to think or believe, I am not judging anyone. We are all on a path to find ourselves and our connection with the Creator.
But I did ponder and meditate upon this idea and it dawned on me (yes, like a light bulb suddenly being switched on) that God, our Creator, the Source of all Life, Light and Love wants to dwell in us in the form of Himself (or Itself, I am never sure what to call It). God can only dwell in us if our hearts are open to allow unconditional, limitless Love to enter our beings. God is Light, so every cell must be able to hold and expand with that Light. We can become One with the Body of Christ if we expand our capacity to allow more Light to enter our bodies, right down to the cellular structure. We need to increase our vibrational level by expanding our consciousness, by downloading more Light into the very fiber of our beings.
How do we achieve this? By becoming vegetarian? Sure if that is your idea, and if being a vegan or a vegetarian is your path and if your body does not require animal protein. However, this is merely a physical approach to the problem and not a spiritual one. Many people feel better if they follow a vegetable based diet. But whether you are eating vegetables, fruit or meat, acknowledge and thank the energy and consciousness of the thing you are consuming.We eschew prayer at meal times, believing it to be an outdated practice when in fact, you are changing the essence or energy of the food by blessing it and being grateful for it.
Many believe that the body should be “lighter” and this “lightness” is achieved by being thin. It is not referring to a physical state but to a spiritual one.
But this still does not answer the question: how do we increase our light quotient?
Matthew 6:22 states: “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”
It is not the physical eye that is healthy, it is the Third Eye, the spiritual eye that should be open. Only through this can the whole body be full of light.
How can we achieve this?
We increase it by meditating, and doing it as regularly (preferably every single day) as we can.
Because it opens the chakras, vortexes of energy that are like connecting points to the energy of the Creator. By meditating regularly we keep those channels open and clear, to allow more light to enter the consciousness, thereby allowing us to enjoy good health, peace of mind and unconditional Love.It also allows for an influx of Light to enter the Third Eye and the Fourth Eye chakras (Yes, there is one!) This will open up psychic abilities.
I will write a post soon about types of meditation. In the meantime, remember to do your work, no one else can do it for you. It is a daily step on the path to Enlightenment, so know that you are blessed and more loved than you will ever know.