Monday Morning Musings on Light

 

“The light that shines above the heavens and above this world, the light that shines in the highest world, beyond which there are no others — that is the light that shines in the hearts of men.”

~ The Upanishads: The Wisdom of the Hindu Mystics, translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester.

 

Dear readers,

One of the common threads throughout most spiritual teachings is a focus on Light… Teresa of Avila wrote (in The Book of My Life, translated by Mirabai Starr), “When the soul looks into this divine Sun, its brightness dazzles her… The brightness of the sun seems tarnished in comparison with this light… Next to the divine light, the light of the sun looks dull.”

The mystics of ancient India spoke of the spiritual light as being one with the light in the Sun, and Jesus also spoke about light, advising his followers to let their light shine…

In his fascinating book, Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters, John E. Mack, M.D., relates aspects of light described by the experiencers, such as: “this blue beam coming from the depths of the universe… seeing light in the form of beams, balls, sparks, or simply a flood filling the space or surrounding them… a flash of bright blue light… she meditated… and experienced internally the presence of bright blue light… After a time her experience with the light “wasn’t just in meditation. It was there all the time.””

Mack writes, “in both quantum physics and consciousness studies, light is in some way absolutely fundamental…”

In reading Mack’s book, I felt particularly amazed by the experiences of Carlos Diaz: He saw the ship floating over his head. He said it was made of millions of small dots of light… the craft appeared to be inside a cave that was lined with stalactites and stalagmites…” He said, “There was something strange about the illumination… It was everywhere, but I couldn’t find a source. It seemed to arise from the rocks themselves.” In the cave… he saw seven spheres of light… which seemed, like the ship itself, to be made of compressed yellow light… from the ship he can see the jungle, where he sees the light surrounding and radiating from each living thing… About the light that he sees, he says, “Not many of us can see it… but most of us can feel it.”

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The above photo of a glowing fiery orange craft was taken by Carlos Diaz. It appears on many sites, including in this story: “The Carlos Diaz Experiences.”

The young boy in the film, The Blue Butterfly, could also see light emanating from every plant and creature in the jungle. It seems that the ability to see such light arises with heightened sensitivity and awareness.

I have known people who could see light, like auras, around people, or like halos, above people’s heads.

I have only occasionally seen a tiny blue light, called the bindu, and sometimes in meditation I’ve seen a violet light inside my third eye (ajna chakra)… I am grateful for those small experiences, but oh my gosh, I *really* want to see the bright light described by Saint Teresa, and by so many others, throughout time!

What about you, have you seen any forms of Light?

May the goodness of the Highest Light activate in the minds and hearts of our human tribe!

With faith in the Light that I hope to see,
StarFire Teja

 

 

Image of Lord Shiva found online; creator unknown.

 

God is Everything

 

Dear readers,

Seven years ago I read Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life, translated by Mirabai Starr, and at the end of the book I made a note to re-read it in 2020, “if I’m still alive in this earthly body then.”

Well, recently I remembered that note, so I reviewed the book and it was interesting to witness how much I have changed… My understanding, perception, and experience of God has changed a lot over the years, so much so that I can no longer relate to God as a “He” who is “up in Heaven.”

To me, God is *Everything*… God is one interconnected web of all energy… And that One Love Energy is taking on many forms… So I can choose to relate to Divinity in many forms, such as in the Hindu gods and goddesses, and also in the formless Brahman, which is the Pure Shiva/Christ Consciousness.

Even though I use different words to describe God, I imagine that Saint Teresa and I are really talking about the same truth, that God is real in *Everything*…

Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within, which means that God is within everyone and everything… That truth is beautifully illustrated in the following image, “One Truth, Many Songs” depicting Jesus, the Buddha, Goddess Oshun, Bodhisattva Kwan Yin, and Shiva… (Creator unknown, it appears on many sites.)

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May the Highest Love Vibrations activate in our sacred human tribe. May we respect each other’s songs. May we all love each other and live in harmony on this beautiful planet Earth.

With so much love,
StarFire Teja

 

 

Glowing Dahlia photo by Luca Huter on Unsplash.

 

Is Death a Transformation of Light Particles?

 

“No one has died, who has existed. They turned into light and as such they still exist. The secret is that the light particles return to their original state… Returning into one of the previous energies.”

~ Tesla speaking to a newspaper reporter in a fictional film, an adaptation from a Serbian play (One-hour film: Tesla or the Adaptation of an Angel).

 

Dear readers,

Does the above quote resonate with you?

What do you think? Is death a transformation of light particles?

With love and curiosity,
StarFire Teja

 

 

Photo by rujhan_basir on Pixabay.

 

Stay Strong

 

Dear readers,

Wow, these are challenging times for earthlings!

I hope we can all stay safe, healthy, happy, resilient, and strong…

This 2011 video (“Stay Strong”) by David Newman & Friends is even more relevant now in 2020… The English lyrics are very uplifting, and the Sanskrit mantra inspires feelings of love and joy in the heart and mind. I hope it activates the highest love vibrations in you!

With much love for all beings,
StarFire Teja

 

 
Photo by Geronimo Giqueaux on Unsplash.

 

Good Power Versus Bad Power

 

Self-Love is an internal spiritual power.

Good Power is about peace and harmony. Compassionate people nourish others with loving-kindness. Good Power is a Fire that burns with the fuel of Love and with a yearning for all beings to be happy and safe and blessed and living in freedom.

Bad Power is about domination and control. Abusive people crave and nurture it in their relationships and in their work. Bad Power is a Fire that burns with the fuel of anger and with selfish desires to satisfy immediate pleasures.

Let’s work to help heal the wounds that are at the roots of the Bad Powers.

Let’s activate our Good Powers in all directions! Let’s fuel the Fires of Goodness!

Good Power begins within each heart.

Are you loving yourself totally and fully?

 

 
Photo by Tama66 on Pixabay.