“Jesus said: I have thrown fire on the world. Look! I watch it until it blazes.” (The Gospel of Thomas)
In this series, I have focused on the function and spiritual significance of the Thymus Gland and the role this endocrine gland plays with the Spirit of Purification in keeping the body temple, especially the inner sanctum in the center of the brain, protected from the intrusion of harmful bacteria, viruses and toxins. This role involves the purifying fire of Love carried out energetically by the fierce and sweeping activities of the immune system, which I have called the “immune alliance” because of the whole body’s involvement in the conflagration and elimination of toxins and metabolic waste from the body. The spiritual heart is where the purifying fire of love is generated.
Purification is all about energy and frequency. Everything vibrates at a specific and unique frequency. The purifying fire of love vibrates at a higher frequency than do toxins and metabolic waste. The higher vibrations of love penetrate the lower vibrations of toxins, transmuting them and rendering them harmless while being eliminated from the body. This post speaks to this process and to the importance of maintaining a fire in one’s heart . . . and identifying with the fire as the one burning, not being burnt.
Windows of Heaven
The Thymus, located by perfect design just above our physical heart, opens up a vibrational gateway into the spiritual heart and the subconscious mind. Here the bloodstream may be continually bathed in the purifying currents of love. The bloodstream, along with the lymphatic system, carry the nourishing gifts of the natural world throughout the temple for blessing and incorporation into its sacred anatomical architecture.
In the last book of the Old Testament (Malachi 3:10) are found these words:
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
This instruction and promise may be seen in at least two different ways. One way relates to being given a blessing from God out of heaven and the other relates to being the blessing poured out through the windows of heaven we each one are. Either way, when all of the tithes of the natural world are brought into the storehouse of the Lord, which the human body is, they are blessed and they provide the means by which the blessing that I AM may be poured out of heaven into my world.
All of creation seeks the Lord of Creation in and through Man so that it might provide clothing for His spirit. We are designed with a spiritual heart — as well as a physical heart and digestive system — so that this natural process of ascension of the tithes of creation might occur. Our hearts provide an altar of sacrifice whereby all things that come into it might be made holy. They are made holy by our love for them and in their union with us. The word “sacrifice” can be traced to its Latin root, “sacher facere,” which translates “to make holy.” The root meaning of the word holy is whole, complete. All things are connected up to Source through natural relationships with all aspects of creation.
In the story of the Israelites we have been revisiting, a fire burned upon the altar seven days of every week, and they brought sacrificial tithes from out of the animal and vegetable kingdoms to the altar to be offered up to the Lord through the fire. Anything that even touched the altar was sanctified. In order for this to have happened, the altar itself must have been holy. The altar of the tabernacle was holy by reason of the fact that it served as a symbol of connection between the Spirit of God, symbolized by the Ark of the Covenant, and the Israelites. It was holy by reason of the fact that it provided for a sense of wholeness, a state of oneness, between them and their God, and whatever came between them and their God to defile that sacred place of connection was immediately purified or eliminated.
This representation of the altar as the place of worship, the place where the people came to offer their sacrifices to God and to receive the blessing of the Most High through Aaron, the High Priest, is essentially what the priesthood, embodied by the tribe of Levi, provided. This connection with God was all important to the children of Israel. God was their savior and redeemer from the land of bondage in Egypt. He was their “shield and buckler” in the face of their enemies. They had every reason to believe in and rely on their God, who was the God of their forefathers all the way back to Abraham. Thus the importance of this connection through the tribe of Levi, the altar, and the sacrificial service.
The fact of a need for connection with God implies the experience of a state of disconnection, of separateness. In reality God and Man are not separate but are one. Only in human consciousness has there been a sense of disconnection and separation. This sense of separation has been due to an absence of the spirit of God in the human heart. God has not been welcomed there, not because human beings have not wanted to be connected with God in some way, but because of the state of turmoil maintained by them in their troubled hearts and their failure to heed the command of love to “Let not your hearts be troubled.” There has been a need, then, for an external symbol of the presence of God all down through the history of mankind.
The temple service was to so please God through sacrifice that he would bestow his blessing upon the nation of Israel so as to make it not only a holy nation but a strong nation which could defeat its enemies. So the altar is a very accurate symbol of holiness, of wholeness, to the extent it has provided that sense of connectedness, sanctified by the evidence of the presence of the Spirit of God. It had, as I said, a fire upon it seven day a week, no doubt made possible by the burning of oil, which reminded them of that Presence.
What about my own heart? Is there a fire of love burning in it at all times keeping it pure and holy? Are the people in my world, and the creatures of the natural world and all living things, safe and made whole and holy when they touch my heart—or when I bring them into my heart, or into my body for nourishment? They are to the extent I maintain my heart as a holy place, fiercely guarded and anointed daily with the oils of love and forgiveness. They are to the extent I care for my heart as an altar where the offerings of the natural world may easily find their way Home to the Lord of Creation, and to the extent I receive them in the name of the Lord of Creation. How can I receive them in the name of the Lord of Creation unless the Lord of Creation is present in the temple of my body?
To the extent I am present at the altar of my own heart, as an angel of fire, who stands in representation of the Lord of Creation, then the altar of my heart is holy and anything that touches it is made holy and wholly connected up with God. The world of creation comes Home to rest in the presence of God right here inside of me, to the extent that I provide a Home for God to rest on earth. This was what occurred on the seventh day of creation. “And on the seventh day, God rested,” because he had created Man to steward his creation and to provide a Home on earth in which he might dwell with and enjoy the works of his hand.
The Master said the pure in heart shall see God. Do I see God in all that comes to me to worship at my altar and to receive my blessing as a lord of creation? Happy is that one who can see God in all people and in all things, for that one has a pure heart. A pure heart is a happy heart. A happy heart pours out blessings into the world.
Bound Back to God
“What I am touching upon here are the giving and receiving aspects of the Creative Process. Love and the breath of life are being given by God to all of creation continually seven days a week. What comes back is creation’s response to the radiant outpouring of love in the rhythmic ebb and flow of the breath of life. We are the means by which this process is designed to be stewarded and guided, and it is in our body temples where all this is designated to take place. Since all things are connected back to God through Man, the crowning creation, it has always been so that men and women have sought to restore this connection through religion.
It is perhaps pertinent and appropriate here to note that the true meaning of the word “religion” embodies this very process. It literally means “to bind back to.” True religion helps us to mindfully connect back up with God in ourselves and in others, not so that we can get to where God is up in some imagined heaven somewhere, but so that we might become consciously aware of the reality that God is here present with us already. The extension of religion into our daily lives, then, is for the purpose of connecting and binding the world back to God. We cannot successfully escape this responsibility, which is truly a privilege no other life form shares with us in quite the same way.
This can take place anywhere I am, such as while I am enjoying a nourishing meal with friends, or even alone doing my chores, working in the office or tending my vegetable or flower garden. Do we need a church and a time-worn ceremony to make and maintain that connection? I find it easier to connect with God in the cathedral of a beautiful forest with tall pine trees hovering overhead than I do in a stone building lighted artificially going through the motions of rituals that have lost their passion and meaning. I find it easier to connect with God looking across the dinner table into the eyes of a friend or family member while doing what we seem to do best and enjoy most—eating! And who doesn’t enjoy eating! God enjoys it a whole lot! No doubt that’s why he designed us so we would need to eat as often and as much as we do, not just for our nourishment but more for his enjoyment and communion with his beautiful world.
Father God enjoys receiving the fruits of his giving and the pleasure his creation brings back to him at the hands of Mother God and together they have chosen to do this through you and through me. He keeps giving love and She keeps returning in kind back to him on our dinner tables, completing the never ending cycle of the Creative Process. We may participate in this process of giving and receiving by embracing it with a thankful heart, the essence and meaning of the Blessing before meals. ♥ (SACRED ANATOMY)
This post brings this series to a close. I welcome your comments and any thoughts you wish to share. Here’s a cute little video to lighten your heart:
Until my next post,
Be love. Be loved.