"The sun translates the energy of Source into a language that every living thing understands, a language so old that we've forgotten we even know it”.
Plants use a process called photosynthesis to turn sunlight into green leaves. Animals and humans eat the plants. Some of us eat the animals. We are effectively eating the "prana" or light of Source, blended with the minerals of the earth. There is no force stronger than that of Source, which comes through our sun, the stars and planets.
When you focus your mind on the sun and pure light, you are consciously taking in a life force that is both the provider and creator of all things, including yourself. Why do the majority of us think that we are separate from "the light" and continue to seek it?
It's because of the way that we are made. We see, hear and feel what is around us. We look outside of ourselves, we hear, see, smell and feel what is all around us so we externalize most things. The structure of the three dimensional reality which most of us live in, gives us the impression that everything is external. This external input is to be enjoyed as that, but if we become fixed in our thinking, we can get drawn into the illusion that the five senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell are all there is.
From this perspective, it’s almost automatic to think that "the light" is something that we may one day reach, touch, feel and meet. From a scientific perspective, light is both a wave and a particle. It travels at 670,616,629 miles per hour. Because of the way our eyes have evolved, we perceive only a limited range of light through them. This then becomes our reality. Animals, such as cats, have eyes that register a tremendous amount of light. Some, such as the loris, (a small fluffy creature with enormous round eyes, extremely cute but deadly if it bites you) only come out at night because daylight is blinding to them. Many insects, such as bees, see in a much broader spectrum of light, which includes ultra violet. The structure of their eyes means that they perceive an entirely different reality to ours. Many monotheistic religions (one God) recognized that this information or "light" is that of Source. When seeking "the light", it helps if we recognize the sun as that.
Source never left us, it shines through the atoms at a sub-atomic level which make up our DNA and cells. It’s right here, day in, day out and also at night shining through all things that we would perceive as solid. Those who have developed the receptivity of their third eye may see this. Either way, to understand that Source and light never left us, means that we need not search any longer.
If you look at a section of the human body through an electron microscope, what you see would be a sea of tiny dots floating in what appears to be space. Light shines through this too. With this in mind, all we need do is take responsibility for ourselves, our attitudes and our creations. Sounds simple eh? Simple yes, but simple does not equate to quick and effortless. There is an element of wisdom involved here and wisdom comes with time and experience. We cannot force this but it helps if you can develop a healthy disciplined practice of some sort to support you along the
When you shine light through rippling water it gives the impression that the light is scattering somewhat as the water moves. Water too can therefore alter how we perceive light. This can be seen when sunlight shines through thousands of tiny water droplets in the clouds, forming a rainbow. The physical body consists of 75% water. When light, which is unseen by our physical eyes, shines into it, it breaks down in the same way and you get the individual colors of the
Chakra is sanskrit for "wheel". They all hold different vibrations, the crown chakra being pure white. Fasting opens and strengthens the crown chakra where white light shines in and gets broken down through water in the body and seen as the other chakra colors. The same thing happens when you shine light through a prism. You get the colors of the
Light waves travel through our DNA so they also travel through our bodies. When you consider the concept of healing with this in mind, it seems only natural that light or Source energy travels easily through a healer to the receiver. If our thoughts are negative, they become like clouds passing over our head which give the illusion of shadow to our human eyes.
I refer to negative as denser and positive as lighter in frequency, depth and color. The very thinking or saying that you are disconnected will give you the feeling that you are. If you recognize that you are Source and therefor the creator of your own reality, you may have a good enough reason to take care of your thoughts and create what you want instead of what you don’t. The same applies if you set your intentions to connect to and respond from love. The only thing that may prevent it is a belief system that is not serving you, or that is out of date. There are no miracles here, just shifts of focus, something that we can all do. Your life will bring your attention to the areas where a shift is necessary by the way that you feel. A certain scenario may also keep showing up in your life.
To summarize, understanding the nature of unconditional love/light and how it provides for all that is asked is key in taking responsibility for yourself and this marries in nicely with what we become a vibrational match to. What we have already been a vibrational match to is also workable when we move into these understandings.
The nature of light is similar to that of love. They are in fact the same, but we just perceive them differently. Light can never leave us when it shines through every atom. How can it?! It’s just our thoughts and beliefs that may get in the way.
"We are what we repeatedly do" -Aristotle
Some of you may already be familiar with affirmations. They can be both written and spoken over and over. They were amongst some of the first things that I used to get myself out of the emotional hole that I was in.
I felt weak and unconfident so I thought about what the opposite of those two things were for me and came up with, "I am strong and confident". I said it over and over, when I got up in the morning and before I went to bed. When I was on the bus or train, and whenever a negative thought started to creep in. After one month of saying this I felt a lot better and after three, I was strong and confident.
This simple affirmation changed my attitude and belief towards myself and life. It also changed what life reflected back at me for the better. There are many affirmations that you can say once you get started. The key is to concentrate on one at a time, repeating it over and over, so that you can give it your full attention.
As I progressed further down my path of healing, I started to realize that I’d never really loved myself. How did I know?
Because I did things and had thoughts that were harmful to myself. These things never felt good or at the time, they had a "quick-fix" effect but once they wore off, I'd be back to feeling awful. I knew this had to change.
I started saying "I love myself" and boy did I have a reaction to that. I literally couldn’t say it without another voice in my head saying "no you don’t". I got around it by saying "I am learning to love myself". That silenced the voice. In saying "learning", you are doing just that and the voice of the ego cannot argue with you. Affirmations embed well if you repeat them while taking some form of physical exercise, even if it’s just walking. They are absorbed into the cellular memory and nervous system.
Daily repetitions of affirmations while exercising evolved over the weeks that followed from "I am learning to love myself" to "I love myself". That then changed to "I love you", then, "I adore myself", then "I adore you", then "I am loved" and finally "I am love". I felt amazing by then.
Here are some affirmations which may benefit you. Feel free to make your own up too:
I am learning to be kind to myself
I am learning to be healthy
I am learning to forgive
I am learning to let go
I am leaning to receive
I am learning to be peaceful
I am learning to be patient
I am learning to trust
I am learning to be abundant.
Keep them positive and in the now. You can insert your name if you want, eg. "I, Sarah, am learning to speak my truth", which may progress to "I speak my truth". Remember, if you use affirmations in the present tense, and say them as if it’s already happened, they will serve you well. Once they go in, take the "learning" out. When you get into the swing of affirmations, you’ll be saying them without thinking and you may even feel inspired to create new ones. You’ll feel the difference in your life after one month but keep saying them for between two and nine months.
Creating new habits and patterns is a process, not an event. There is a lot of hype around the 21 day process.
Maxwel Maltz was a plastic surgeon in the 1950’s who noticed that on average it took patients 21 days to get used to their new look and amputees roughly the same amount of time before they stopped feeling their ‘phantom’ limb.
Dr Maltz wrote about his observations “These, and many other commonly observed phenomena tend to show that it requires a minimum of about 21 days for an old mental image to dissolve and a new one to jell.” This became wildly misunderstood and a trend was born suggesting that it takes 21 days. People forgot about the "MINIMUM OF 21 DAYS"! The amount of time spent on making and repeating an unhealthy pattern or habit will reflect on the amount of time it takes to recreate a healthy one.
Phillippa Lally, a health psychology researcher at University College London, Published a study in the European Journal of Social Psychology, based on how long it actually takes to form a habit. Over a twelve week period the study examined habits of ninety six people, each choosing one new habit for the next twelve weeks. They reported daily if they practiced the behaviour and how automatic if felt. Some chose simple habits like “drinking a bottle of water with lunch.” Others chose more challenging tasks like “running for fifteen minutes before dinner.” At the end of a twelve week period researchers observed from the data that had been gathered, that it actually took sixty six days on average for a new habit to feel automatic.
It was apparent that how long a new habit takes to form depends largely on the individual. While some reported eighteen days, it took others 254 days (that’s 8 and 1/2 months). Realistically it can take anything from two to eight months to build a new healthy habit into your life and not 21 days. Go easy on yourself and understand that change is a conscious process and not a chore. Take it day by day and allow yourself to make mistakes every now and then but always get back to the matter in hand. One of the reasons why people don’t maintain a healthy practice is because they didn’t give themselves a long enough adjustment period for the new habit to form.