“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.
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.”
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,
Image of Lord Shiva found online; creator unknown.