Un-created light makes it possible for us to observe the wonder of BE-ing alive, it reveals life in its fullness, inexhaustible and abundant. The light of God 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 mysterious Un-created Light of God, BE-ing, the “isness “ in creation. It is a gift to everyone and began with the Big Bang.
Light of God is the un-created presence that connects us.
Not by choice but by our supernatural “BE”-ing. Science is just exploring 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 un-created 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 un-created 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; 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. What is the un-created light and how can we experience it?
Metanoia and Divine Light.
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. The word does not refer to being bad or having failed, but to signify a change in direction, to return to the light. When our heart, soul, and mind look towards love and being connected to something greater than yourself, you become that much more whole and connected. You cannot do these things without divinely given light of God.
When we realize and share this un-created light, we break the surrounding darkness. 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 or requirement. It is identical to the light of the sun, because 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. Learn to see outside yourself. 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 being bathed in that un-created light desiring to know, to connect and to be part of wholeness. When we are aware of the divine spark. Christianity in the modern world can be more 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 to understanding iconography. I am not exactly talking about lemons or Ancient art of egg tempera, I am talking about essence. There is no value in separating good and not good. It causes division and comparison. This separation stops us from awakening. I look 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? The process is a spiritual experience of writing an icon. Wisdom tells me we are insignificant small beings in the universe, smaller than grains of sand. Ironically, every mind in the sand is limitless. This can only be divine paradox, the light of God is calling us to go beyond time and space!
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