Entering the Castle
byon 03-04-2008 at 09:42 PM (1448 Views)
Entering the castle. I'm not a particularly religious person although I do have a strong sense of spirituality. And I do (because of my upbringing) resonate with the Judeo-Christian path. I have a love for bibilical history. I will also say that I believe I have the heart of a buddhist. Since some religious sects believe that the Christ went to the far east to study with Buddha, I just might have everything covered with my personal belief system. The term "entering the castle" reminds me of temples of Jerusalem. There were temples that had great courtyards where everyday worshippers gathered and then there was the holy inner chambers where the Jews gathered to worship. And then there was the inner most chambers, The holiest of the holy room where the presence of God was said to reside. Here only the high priest was allowed to enter to beseech God or offer sacrifices of incense. To me this is not to say that one group is more highly favored then another. To me this is all symbolic of the relationship one has with oneself and the Divine(whatever you wish to call it God, Universal love, etc)
I guess why I resonate with this because it's dawning on me that my own body is a temple, if you will. And it does more then eat,drink,work and sleep. This vessel that is me houses a very beautiful spirit. And in the inner most chamber of me reside the love or presence of God. There is communion in this "temple" or "castle". And when I enter the "castle", in meditation, I commune with all that is. Offering my thoughts, prayers and love like a sweet smelling incense rising up the the heavens. Such an awesome power. An awesome ability. A beautiful privledge it is to be able to enter the castle.