Whether you are Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, you probably realize by now that the world will not be transformed and renewed by politics, war, or protest. (If it was going to happen, wouldn't it have happened by now?) Many believe that the only way to true transformation will come when more people understand that Light is one of the most powerful forces in the universe, and that each of us can use Light to heal our lives and our world.
Politicians deal with the current social issues that plague the outer, material world. For humanity to find a true, lasting peace, we must transform ourselves from the inside out. Jesus said: "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and render unto God what is God's." The squabbling between the Left, the Right, and those in-between, over the best way to improve our lives in this physical world, are the earmarks of Caesar's domain. And we all know what happened to Caesar's empire!
So, what do we render unto God - and where? The answer to both questions is "light." People of faith have recognized God as Light throughout history. Followers of earth-based religions have worshiped sun gods and fire gods for thousands of years. In the Bhagavad-gita of Hinduism, the Blessed One says: "I am light in the moon and sun . . . And brilliance in fire am I." The Psalmist wrote: "The Lord is my light and my salvation -- whom shall I fear?" The Quran proclaims: "God is the light of the heavens and the earth."
"I am the light of the world," said Jesus. He was our way shower; his life was a pattern that demonstrated how we can live as bridges of light between earth and heaven. Jesus also told us: "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:14-17)
Traditionally this verse has been interpreted as a metaphor -- with light symbolizing the gifts and talents we use to perform good deeds. But light is also a very real element, which can be seen emanating from our bodies by some clairvoyants. Scientists tell us that invisible light exists throughout the universe. The British physicist, James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), demonstrated that visible light was a minute part of the vast electromagnetic spectrum. We now know that even in the deepest, darkest vacuum of space, there are over 400 million photons of non-visible light per cubic inch! (The Akashic Light, by T. Lee Baumann, M.D.) So, why shouldn't some of this invisible light dwell within our very own selves?
Mystics and those who have had near-death experiences have had first-hand encounters with the living, intelligent Divine Light. They describe the Light as the embodiment of unconditional love. Whether we can see it or not, we, too, can experience this Light in meditation and prayer, let it fill the cells in our bodies, and radiate it back out to the world. I have been working with Light in this way for the past year, and I've noticed many positive transformations in my life and the lives of those I touch. As more and more people become involved in this lightwork, the transformation of our world will become more apparent.
You can begin to build your own bridges of light when you pray and meditate. Imagine the golden rays of divine light shining down from the spiritual sun, entering through your crown, filling every atom of your body. See the light growing brighter and brighter. Reality arises from the realm of imagination. As you visualize yourself growing lighter, you will feel light and peaceful within. When you feel that you are full of light, visualize streams of light emanating from your body out to the people or places that need healing.
Namaste: "The Light in me honors the Light in you."