You cannot make the body the Holy Spirit's temple, and it will never be the seat of love. A Course in Miracles
“Love has no darkened temples where mysteries are kept obscure and hidden from the sun. It does not seek for power, but for relationships.
You cannot make the body the Holy Spirit’s temple, and it will never be the seat of love. It is the home of the idolater, and of love’s condemnation. For here is love made fearful and hope abandoned.
The body is an isolated speck of darkness; a hidden secret room, a tiny spot of senseless mystery, a meaningless enclosure carefully protected, yet hiding nothing at all.”
“You have a real relationship, and it has meaning. It is as like your real relationship with God as equal things are like unto each other.”
“The instant that the mad idea of making your relationship with God unholy seemed to be possible, all your relationships were made meaningless. In that unholy instant time was born, and bodies made to house the mad idea and give it the illusion of reality. And so it seemed to have a home that held together for a little while in time, then vanished. For what could house this mad idea against reality but for an instant?
The Holy Spirit’s purpose lies safe in your relationship, and not your body. You have escaped the body. Where you are the body cannot enter, for the Holy Spirit has set His temple there.
You have a real relationship, and it has meaning. It is as like your real relationship with God as equal things are like unto each other. Idolatry is past and meaningless. Perhaps you fear your brother a little yet; perhaps a shadow of the fear of God remains within you. Yet what is that to those who have been given one true relationship beyond the body? Can they be long held back from looking on the face of Christ?”