"Know ye not that ye are the temples of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in You?" — 1 Cor. 3 :16.
We are indeed temples of God, and it is our duty and privilege to keep the temple pure and holy-and healthy. We want no money changers in the form of greed, selfishness, and intolerance-and disease.
We know how important it is to keep ourselves from things which will coarsen and make us less sensitive and more susceptible to bodily ailments; therefore, we spend time every day in study and meditation to bring us closer to the things of the Spirit. But if we default from that practice and do and say things that are contrary to God's laws, we are failing to develop the sensitivity and awareness we want and need. At the same time we create conditions for imbalances in one or more of our vehicles.
There are elements in our lives that are so common and pervasive that we scarcely notice their unwholesomeness. The violence on television, the appeal to sensationalism and crudeness in newspapers and magazines, the gossip we listen to and help to spread. All these things contaminate our bodily temple, making it less fit as a dwelling place for the Spirit. At the same time our resistance to various ailments is lessened by passively absorbing and even contributing to these negatives influences.
"Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap" — Galatians 6:7.
These verses Paul wrote to his friends in Galatia tell us plainly that if we sow to the flesh, we shall reap corruption; but if we sow to the Spirit we shall reap rewards of a spiritual nature.
Is our temple shining with the light of purity and health, or has the mist of materialistic desire been allowed to occupy and enshroud it? The choice is ours-always.
Visible helpers are just as necessary as Invisible Helpers, and our friends and patients may share in a high privilege, as well as add much to the power of liberated healing force, by joining us in prayer for the sick. Our Healing Service is held every evening in the Healing Temple at 6:30 and in the Pro-Ecclesia at 4:45 P.M. when the Moon is in a cardinal sign on the following dates:
January — 5-12-19-25 February — 1-9-15-21-28
Relax, close your eyes, and make a mental picture of the pure
white rose in the center of the Rosicrucian Emblem on the west
wall of our Pro-Ecclesia, and concentrate on Divine Love and Healing.
— Rays from the Rose Cross Magazine, January/February, 1996