There is a way of moving in the Temple with fluid grace, and it takes great mindfulness. There is an etiquette to how you behave in an environment where others are opening their energy field. Blowing through these subtle energies can be quite jarring for those who are sensitive.
We actually use this to bring people into the Temple, it’s a way of slowing down the energy to integrate with the peace that resides internally.
I haven’t decided if I’ll share all of it, but I wanted to set it down this morning…it seems to me that the Temple can go wherever we go, it doesn’t have to be in a static location. The stillness resides within and we have only to reach for it.
1. The Temple Mind
What you do in your everyday life sheds off at the entrance to the Temple. There is a distinction between Humanness and Spirit here that is very subtle, learning to walk in both worlds takes practice.
The way you have always behaved in this world does not apply. When you choose to enter, especially as a Temple Guardian, you enter into the Temple with the understanding that you can pick up your other habits once you leave, or you can take what you learn within its structure and apply it to your everyday life, making the body the temple…there is always a choice.
To be in the Temple is to recognize you cannot serve two masters. Your goal is to be in this world but not of it. To do this, your first learning is to recognize that you are entering a different world; one you may not choose to see in your everyday life. This world is slower and much more subtle.
It is important to instantly slow down upon entering the Temple so you can come into alignment with its energy. Respectfully and mindfully bring your busy body, thoughts, and all around vibration to a halt at the first door of the Temple.
Pause before you come through that door using breath, and intention. Intending to be present in the Temple helps you to slow down and be present within yourself. Breathe in, and blow out, and notice how your body feels. Are you still moving too quickly? Intend to slow down even more and in some cases halt your whole body. Notice how you feel on the inside.
It’s not just about saying the words, but acting with your whole being. You are choosing to make changes in your habits, some of which you have had since childhood, and you recognize that to do otherwise dampens your awareness of the space; that inner sanctum of your Higher Self.