Uncreated light is the light of life and a requirement for being alive, we cannot live without it any more than we can live without the sun. Actually, as I say this I am mistaken, this light does not require the sun, as has been proven by the Tibetan monks and some Christian mystics. A few have lived for a year or more without food, sun or water and this confirms the observation, there is something measurable which sustains life. The spark of uncreated light which some may call awareness has no form or history, it simply exists and imbues all of creation.
Un-created light makes it possible for us to observe the wonder of BE-ing alive, it reveals life in its fullness. It is inexhaustible and abundant. The light I am speaking of is not anything you asked for or purchased or developed on your own, it is light given. It cannot be created or destroyed or taken away, we cannot control it or sell it, own it or manipulate it. Light is the “isness “ of God and a gift to everyone and began with the Big Bang.
Science is just beginning to explore our incredible mind. They are using probes, monitors, and electrodes to measure electrical impulses, to document any physical evidence that we have a mind. They want to know the why, when, where and how mind works. But they are miles from discovering what illuminates the incredible diversity and connectivity that mind manifests inside and out. This uncreated light within everyone of us is mysterious, sacred and holy. It is the light before the beginning of time, “there never was a time when it was not.”
We use uncreated light every time we love, give of our self, witness mystery, or marvel at the unknown. These tiny moments of illumination are powerful, they provoke humans to “do” amazing things. The spiritual order of this light is to first; Be in it, Know it, Recognize it and then you will have the power, wisdom, insight, and energy to participate in a larger life much greater than yourself.
Repentance in Greek means Metanoia, meaning repentance, a change of heart and mind or, “correction of consciousness”. It is an old word and regularly misunderstood. It is not intended to sternly remind you of being bad or having failed but rather to signify a change in direction, to return to the light. When our heart, soul and mind looks towards love and being connected to something greater than yourself, you become that much more whole and connected. You cannot do these things with out light.
When we realize and share this uncreated light within us, we break the darkness around us. It has the power to raise ours and everyone’s consciousness, to set us free, to live outside the limitations placed on us by others and recognize the wholeness of self and universe. Where the light shines in the world, love abounds and has no parameters of requirement. It is identical to the light of the sun, in that it shines on everyone and everything constantly. But more!, it can be in two places at once, it is neither dead or alive, it pops in and out of our awareness and cannot be controlled
God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4), OR There is one body and one Spirit (Ephesians 4:3-5)
There is a sacredness in everything. Awaken to your connection to everything–inherently, objectively, metaphysically, ontologically, and theologically. We don’t create the connection to this divine light through going to church or any other spiritual practice. Our interconnection is constantly present and revealed with awareness, it is the perceptible divine pulse in all which exists. Our DNA is already divine, strung together throughout all generations and cultures. Humans naturally seek to know, (the universe, the unknown, the cosmic energy, God etc.). It is that uncreated light desiring to know, to connect and to be part of wholeness. When we are aware of the divine spark we become attracted to beauty, love, goodness and each other.
Franciscan Mysticism: I Am That Which I Am Seeking.
Icon painting has taught me, God is not “A” being but “Be-ing” itself. I have spoken before about lemons, they teach us just by being lemons, through their image, existence and essence, their ‘BE-ing’. Icon painting is the same, along with nearly everything around us. The particles of pigment, painted image and spiritual practice wrapped together teach! All I have to do is stay awake and learn. I am not exactly talking about lemons or icon painting, I am talking about essence. There is no value in separating Good and not Good. It causes division and comparison both of which stop us from seeing the light. I am looking for the “I Am the light of the world” within the existence of all things, in every moment throughout the day.
I watch millions of tiny grains of sand floating in egg emulsion come to rest on a landscape of color and texture and think, how can we see and feel so much? Wisdom tells me we are insignificantly small beings in the universe, smaller than grains of sand. Ironically each and every mind in the sand is limitless, this can only be divine paradox and Gods way of calling us to go beyond time and space!