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Cleaning Out The Temple
by Teresa Carey
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Don't leave the doorways unattended! Under no circumstances any unauthorised personnel passed the great hall!

There is this giant hall in the middle of a temple, it's crammed with countless people, each one doing their own thing, coming and going, constantly speaking and trying to be heard. Right at the back of the hall is the administrator and she's doing her best to create some kind of order, so that she can regain some control and direct each person to where they belong. It often gets so busy that she doesn't always listen too carefully to what the voices around her are actually saying and sometimes this leads her to sending some of the people in the wrong direction and they end up in rooms that they should never have had access to. She knows that she needs some help, some extra staff that can filter down many of the people that don't belong and have no good reason to be there.

So she sends out the message that she needs a helping hand and sure enough, pretty soon, she is joined by three new members ready and willing to get to work. She posts two of them one at each side of the great hall at the opening doorways where so many have been flooding in and one at the front of the hall where so many seem to gather around and multiply.

Pretty quickly she notices that less people are getting in, and the ones that are getting in have a calm about them. They head straight for her and ask for directions and permission to go into the holy of holies. She likes everything about these new friends and agrees with everything they are saying and so she grants them access into the holy of holies and sends them on their way. She realizes how much more control she has and how much easier her job has become since the three other members of staff were added, each with their own post. The two new recruits on either doorway are making sure that no-one enters inside that is harsh, overly loud, confusing and angry. Neither do they let anyone in that contradicts the ways and teachings of the big Boss of the whole temple. All of them have His manual so they can always check if they are in doubt. The worker at the front of the hall has the power to arrest anyone that seems suspicious and can swiftly boot them out if needed, she is forever busy dealing with new people seemingly popping up from nowhere, and requiring her attention. Many of them cause her to reach for the help of the manual, which always sorts them out. It is the responsibility of the administrator to ensure that only the people that are pleasing to the Boss make it passed her and into the holy sanctum and her job is made far easier with the help of her new colleagues that are constantly filtering down the crowds and are now only ever sending the right people to her.

Everyone that makes it passed the administrator and spends time in the holy room, after a while, once they have become strong and accustomed to that place, and come to realize that they are truly at peace and one with in there, they make their way upstairs into the room of creation. Here, in the room of creation, all the words they were at one time speaking of in that great hall, and then pondering on and being built up in, in the holy of holies, begin to form and make audible their truths into sound language by the help of a little member that lives in the creation room. She has a little wheel and a microphone and she calls out their directions and steers the way.

That temple, is the human body, the giant hall is the mind. The holy of holies is the heart, of which the big Boss who is God, is governor of. The administrator is the person alive in that human body and her colleagues in the hall are simply decisions that she deliberately made and held fast to; - that she would not entertain wrong thoughts but arrest them immediately, neither would she let herself continue to listen to bad and destructive advise or conversations. She purposefully made the decision to get a hold on her thoughts and monitor what would make it's way inside, by outside influence. The room of creation is the mouth and the little member with the microphone and wheel is the voice and the tongue. This little member or the tongue is the way by which we direct our path in life. For the things that we speak of and declare, are the things that we find ourselves doing, and the things that we declare are the things that have been living in our hearts for some time, and the things that reside in our hearts first came to us through the mind as a thought that we agreed with and held on to.

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Joanne Sher  20 Jun 2010
Very creative analogy. I will think on this for a long time.


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