|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on January 29, 2016 at 9:40 PM|
Jesus the Carpenter: The Square, Plane, Compass and Ax
This morning while contemplating the young life of Jesus, I realized the significance of his carpenter tools. However, how do the square, plane, compass and ax reflect the power of meditation?
As we sit and go deeper within, our character is measured, straightened and made smooth by the square and the plane. One measures and makes straight our path while the other levels and makes smooth the way. This is not comfortable for the personality that is steeped in maya and glamor. The physical body often times cries out in pain, the emotions are like the rough seas that cannot be contained, and the mind is whirling with thoughts unrestrained.
Our spiritual guides use the compass to direct and encircle our passions and desires. The needle of the compass shows us the way. The ax cuts away all that does not serve us, the useless and the detrimental elements that keep us bound.
By going within and surrendering to the Light, we allow God to take over. We are led to His workshop where He goes to work building a great Temple of Wisdom, Truth, Compassion and Love (a Temple of Silence) while strengthening our character, faith and belief. Life is a reflection of all that is within us. This is why it is so important to learn to go within and to allow the Christ “to go about His Father’s business.” When we are ready, our Father in Heaven will send us out to show others how to access this great inner workshop that frees us from the torments of our self-created illusionary world.