The Wall

Our world and mind consist of boundaries. Our physical Earth is an orb which is limited by its physical boundary. On earth, land masses are limited and separated by the sea and we have different continents and countries, and within the countries we have further divisions such as cities, towns and villages.

When we are young, we go to school and one of the first things you learn at a new school are what areas are ‘Out of Bounds’ which the school wants you to remain within. Psychologists tell us children want to know where the limits lie and will push the boundaries and so parents and teachers lay down the law. As we become adults, boundaries still exist but are changed slightly from childhood and we replace the boundaries of childhood with the boundaries of adulthood.

We have boundaries of behaviour and physical boundaries. When we are young, we escape these limitations by turning to our imagination and see ourselves as scoring the winning goal in the World Cup or as Superman, or as a Princess but as we age, our imagination becomes more and more limited as the pressures and mundanity of physical life impose themselves upon us.

We have Laws for everything and the Law mainly says ‘Do Not’ or orders you ‘To Do’ in a way which suits it. Your work contract may say you have to work 9-5 Monday to Friday and within this contract, there will be a standards of behaviour and your job outline and expected responsibilities.

‘Do Not’ go beyond the boundaries.

 

Tencommandments

 

And if you do, you may have to go in front of the Judge for sentencing.

 

Judge Jeffreys - The Hanging Judge
Judge Jeffreys – The Hanging Judge

 

So who sets the limits and decides where the boundaries lie ? In short, we do or rather our Ego mind does. All boundaries in our physical reality are limits created by our ego mind, even our Bodies and Time. We see separated bodies and objects and we divide time into seconds, minutes, years, decades and centuries. We have boundaries of Birth and Death.

We use the Law to set the boundaries of our behaviour and the boundary for behaviour is called Guilt. Beyond the Pale. And when we go beyond the boundaries, it is termed Sin and we become a Sinner and ‘Break The Law’.

Sin and the Law are concepts used to keep us within our physical reality and deny our spirituality. The body is seen as sinful and we become to believe we are bodies but our bodies can do nothing on their own. The body takes its orders from the Mind and everything is in the Mind. It is all imagination and Sin is imagination as well.

 

Sin

 

But the boundaries have purpose and the purpose is keep out God and Unlimited Love. Our ‘ego’ uses the physical world to deny Love and we have built a defensive wall around us to protect us from the reality of our being.

 

circles-of-life-52

 

The biggest boundaries are belief the body is ‘Me’, Death and Time and all three are inter-connected as if there is no birth or death, no beginning or end, then there can be no Linear Time. I notice that ‘Wall’ is very nearly ‘Law’ spelt backwards which speaks to me in the same way that Live is Evil backwards.

We need to go over the Wall and break out of the prison. The Law is a self imposed boundary in the Mind and the imaginary prison walls are of our own making. Death and Guilt are boundaries which we need to go beyond.

We are eternal Innocence.

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6 thoughts on “The Wall”

  1. The Wall analogy is spot on. Consider the following passage, in which God announces his intention to stop turning a blind eye to the Israelite’s sins.

    “And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more” — Amos 7:8

    The commentary on the term ‘plumbline’ is fascinating.

    “The Vulgate Latin version renders it [the plumbline], “a plasterer’s” or “mason’s trowel”; with which they lay their plaster and mortar on in building: the Septuagint, an adamant: and which, by Pliny (f), is called “anachites”; a word in sound near to this here used: the Targum renders it, “judgment”: but Jarchi and Aben Ezra observe, that in the Arabic tongue it signifies lead or tin, as it does (g); and so a line with lead at the end of it;” — http://biblehub.com/amos/7-8.htm

    Stone masons and architects used plumblines to set horizontal and vertical alignment. If a wall is straight then we say it is ‘true’. To ‘stand upright’ (unlike the Leaning Tower of Pisa) implies righteousness.

      1. It’s no coincidence. Architecture was our first form of writing, the only medium permanent enough to permit communication with the distant future. Solomon’s Temple – as a container for the Ark of the Covenant and the Ark of the Covenant as a container for the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments – is a prime example. Masonry is the common theme.

  2. It’s interesting that the process of being ‘tried’ for a crime involves cross examination. Those accused are required to ‘take the stand’ – are nailed to it so to speak – and tested to see how well their story ‘hangs’ together. If found not guilty they are ‘cut down’ and set free.

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