What is Light Anyway?
When one thinks of light and dark (in general) most people associate positivity with one and negativity towards the other. And while some stereotypes may have been pushed and changed from thinking about the idea that a hero is always dressed in white, while the “bad guy” is always dressed in black… stalking in the shadows ready to pounce, I believe (that as a society) we still have a long ways to go when it comes to understanding the true nature of what distinguishes light from dark.
I am not a scientist by any means, but I have always considered myself a spiritual explorer who is never satisfied until I have gone down into the deepest recesses of any topic I may be looking at or pondering.
And while I may be able to get down to the “root” of many matters, I believe my gift has always been, and will continue to be, my ability to see the whole picture of things: the trunk, the branches, the leaves, the flowers, the seeds, the birth, the life, the death. And in seeing those things, I come to challenge other notions: What does it truly mean to be “alive” and “dead?” and can understanding the true nature of light and dark itself provide us with some semblance of answers?
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. They lived in a land of shadows, but now light is shining on them. (Isaiah 9:2)
Did you know that about 68% of the Universe is made up of dark energy and that about 27% is made up of Dark matter? Which means that only about 5% of everything in the Universe is made up of light matter. But what is it and where does it come from?
In general, I have found, that light has about six defining characteristics that people may be interested in discovering, which may even challenge their notion of how they have perceived light thus far. It may even push them to consider that maybe it is the darkness that surrounds the light that we should be paying even more attention to.
Join me over the next six days as I reveal one characteristic of light per day and then on Facebook live Sunday, March 11th as I give a recap of the concepts written about this week: (click the Facebook link to the right on this page for access).
“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet