The Symbolism of Light :
The one single truth of reality is not measured or distinguished. It is the ultimate paradox. The journey by which one achieves this truth can be a journey of increasing realizations of paradoxes, and finally, freedom from the bubble of limitation of a mind that would perceive such paradoxes as paradoxes in the first place. Truth is the same as spiritual feeling
Of spiritual perception
Of clear perception
Of freedom of the mind
Freedom of the soul
Freedom of the Heart
It is ultimate love and empathy and the end of struggle. Fully knowing the truth is to be enlightened. Fully realizing the truth is having transcended the distortions of the Machine (see The Machine at my web site given below). Truth means complete fulfillment and true happiness. Truth is impossible to change or destroy -- doing so contradicts the very nature of a single truth from which all things seen through distorted perception stem. Finding truth (and thus everything that it is) is the ultimate subconscious goal of all struggling. The search for truth, the want of truth, paradoxically, most often leads to illusion and darkness and pain. This is the case for the general spiritual state of humanity in the late Twentieth Century.
In this way, truth, freedom, love, clear perception, purity, transcendence, and enlightenment are all the very same thing. During the journey, one will no doubt see many facets of truth and see them as separate, distinguished or part of a duality. But in time, one will see how they all link up and ultimately, how everything is a part of the same thing, and how perceiving everything in terms of truth is transcendence of distinguishment and knowing the truth; and in this way, being enlightened, free, and fulfilled -- attaining the ultimate happiness.
Transcendent of the Measurable
What is perceived tangibly through the primary five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell) contradicts the nature of truth which is actually transcendent of all distinguishments in the more tangible environment. When a person focuses on what he (or she) sees and reacts to it and especially seeks to control his environment, he lives in a dualistic (or polyistic) state wherein lives his struggle to find no struggle and peace and fulfillment. The illusion is what is sensed through these five senses and having perceived this as something different from something else. Thus, simply, the illusion is distinguishment -- such things as evil and good, cold and hot, white and black. When these things are reacted to and conformed to by behavior in some way, it indicates a mind in a limited bubble, bound by the illusion of duality -- and in this way, not privy to ultimate truth and in this way, not free, subconsciously lonely, and in the dark -- all, obviously, to varying degrees with each person, depending on how much, for whatever reason, he focuses on his duality and reacts to it.
In what I refer to as the Mindscape where what is inherently consciousness is free of the struggles of the illusion of a distinct self and self-protection and fulfillment, there is the plane that is transcendent of perception based in the tangible or more physical. This place is like an infinite blue sky that is as infinitely large as it is small. In perception of this is a place where consciousness dwells, a place beyond time, beyond space; thus there is no time, and no space. All reality is held in an expanse of nothingness wherein everything within it touches everything else. Total knowledge is here -- it is the realization of one truth, it is what to more muddled perceptions might be referred to as omnipotence, enlightenment and when perceived is perceived means to communicate telepathically, to know clairvoyantly and prophetically and to control and manipulate the various tangible (physical) and nontangible distinguishments that are the reality on the lower planes. To a perceiver focused on the distinguishments, and on the illusions of time and space, such phenomena of the mind appear miraculous; but they are only the result of some total spiritual and mentally-free perception in an individual. (These things can be manifested in limited ways by a person who does not embody totally clear perception, but has some sense into it, intuitively, in some way or another, through perception of his own feelings.)
Because every person is a distinguishment coming from the upper planes, including the Mindscape, because all minds are inherently from it, a part of it and actually -- it, then every person has the perception of this through feeling and being, through the very subtle feeling in the life of one's cells that the mind can perceive and be one with and react to as a spider may sense to the tugging on his web; and in this case, the strands of the web -- strands that have no length, and do not come and go in time -- are the spiritual-essence and interconnectedness that runs through all people and all things, thus providing to the subtle perceiver information concerning all things and all happenings, and a connection with all this, in the same substance.
Because the mind or consciousness is inherently the essence of the Mindscape, and because what it is in the lesser planes are the products of the upper planes, the mind essentially ultimately has control and influence over the lower planes. This power only comes through total self-awareness, the freedom of the mind from the struggles of the body and the confusion of symbolic darkness in the psyche or what can been referred to as an enlightened state -- a state of pure spiritual fulfillment and freedom (a state of being in harmony with and as perceived by the mind).
In this way, people have control of and react to in powerful, deeply subconscious (spiritual) ways the things in their environment. In this way, everything around a person is actually an extension and expression or is perceived as what it is by his mind. The complex structure and struggle surrounding his non-enlightened state makes itself evident in the environment and these things can be interpreted symbolically or interpreted as expressions of a force (the spiritual essence, the upper planes and thus the force is represented through him.
There is the feeling of pain and spiritual isolation (which is isolation from truth, and thus a feeling of deep loneliness (which is actually the lack of knowledge of self) and without truth -- confusion) in interaction with an environment that is an expression of people who struggle against their inherently watery and unresisting spiritual nature and without insight, create a world that is discouraging to spiritual freedom and encouraging of more tangible, fleeting and unstable fulfillment that is a result of confusion (darkness). In spiritual freedom, which is truth, which is empathy, involvement in this environment can be painful this way in the sensing of the tumultuous and unenlightened state of others. It is painful because in the fact of what we each truly are (the same as beauty), without this fact, without the beauty, honesty, and freedom of this truth, there is the focus on the comparatively trivial, and in fear and lack of insight, there is the discouragement! of truth that would destroy illusions through which focus on the trivial and tangible exists.
A subtle person can view symbolically all the things around another person, and, knowing it is an ultimate expression of the mind, can have insight into the other. But this knowledge is just supplemental knowledge to the very direct and subtle perception that is spiritual information regarding another person and which can come in the form of a sensing of one's own deep feeling regarding the environment. In this way, all truth about the external is not viewed through the primary senses, but is felt through the holistic spiritual sense, and thus is perceived clearly from the symbolic inside of a person. Thus, the journey for enlightenment and awareness of all things is a journey into one's own feelings and in this, a journey to clear one's perceptions from the distortions and subjectivism that may be applied in viewing something too mentally or on the assumption that knowledge about something comes from the outside of one and thus the erroneous assumption that it comes from something separate from oneself.
The Symbolism of Light
As is discussed in The Key to Self-Actualization (visit my web site given below), perceiving one's own feelings is the nature of spiritual insight, since any person and anything can be called essentially spiritual – as its fundamental nature is transcendent of the illusions of 4-dimensional reality and thus transcendent of normal or tangibly-perceived reality.
The conscious mind may identify and visualize such feelings in terms of symbols (whereas deeply subconsciously (spiritually) things are even less distinctive and more unified). Symbols have deep meaning because they are not static messages, but the embodiment of meaning that may as yet be beyond the perception (understanding) of the individual. Thus symbols hold some aspect of truth whether it is perceived or identified or not.
Since truth is the equivalent of freedom and fulfillment and we all seek truth on our deepest level, there can be the illusion of truth or the illusion of guidance to truth. It can be said that we all seek light, because we all seek truth, so there can be roads to false fulfillment and false spiritual enlightenment by following a light that does not lead to the ultimate light, or the ultimate truth.
One of these symbols is the Moon -- the indirect light of the sun which has the illusion of being a source of light by itself and which hangs in a cloak of darkness (the nighttime sky). Seeking fulfillment through physical comfort, physical satiation, mollification in the struggle of pain and pleasure, the appeasement of the tangible (illusionary) senses or a false end to confusion (symbolically, a wall or a barrier – which will serve to block out not only the seemingly endless darkness of night, but the light that may penetrate it as well), means following the feeling or the motivation that is symbolized by moonlight. Developing dependence (or a structure of perception and habit) on moonlight, then, is transitory and ultimately painful since it is a kind of false source of light -- as it is only an indirect expression of the real source of light.
There is another false light, but more subtly so, that comes in the form of yellow light ... this is the illusionary color of sunlight as often seen from an observer on earth partially filtered through the atmosphere. Symbolically, this is warm and comfortable. It is the source of thriving life, and it is symbolic of the well-lit world, thus the world with a greater sense of truth than that of the moonlight. But it, too, is a false light ... for the feelings that are appeased through sunlight are still dependent on perceiving the world in terms of distinctions. It is loving life and being afraid of death. It loves warmth and being afraid of cold. It is loving sunny skies and being uncomfortable under inevitable clouds and rain…And many other things.
To end the struggle for what a person seems to want, as opposed to what he seeks in his deepest level (and thus is the true source for all his more conscious seeking), a person must transcend moonlight and sunlight and find the real light -- the white light. This is a feeling of transcendence of the struggle against the environment (a feeling of pure freedom, and pure truth) and other things which seem separate, but are the same, as partially listed above. White light is, tangibly, all visual light without filter or the repression of any part of the light. It is pure light. All the different colors are then illusions of real light, as they come from but do not embody the white light. Moonlight, sunlight, the gray from clouds and the silver of rain -- they all come from the white light, but they are only part of the picture. This is also profoundly symbolic of the true nature of enlightenment and total awareness that is free of the distinctions between things and aware of their ultimate source in the transcendent planes, including the Mindscape.
The journey is the process of the growth of awareness and insight into ultimate truth. Eventually, this means awareness beyond simple intellectual facts, but an awareness of one's truest self and thus an awareness into the truest nature of everything. Mentally, this can be perceived, just as feelings can be perceived. To feel free of the struggle of pain and pleasure is to feel the currents of the one's entire being, and in this know oneself and in this, know the truth and in this, be truly free and given an end to the quest for self-there is an end to the deepest loneliness (which ultimately is confusion regarding oneself) and the greatest sense of fulfillment.
The goal, then, should be to find and submit oneself completely to, like water, the feelings that may be perceived (visualized or seen) by the mind as white light. This is a journey through the maze of walls that are a result of the struggling of the psyche in the midst of the darkness and confusion. The easiest way to find the way out of a maze is to rise above (transcend) it and seeing the light of the universe beyond, find a path leading to the exit.
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