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Friday
Sep232011

The Yoga of Light

Our endeavor is to see and experience the Light, to know the power and the presence of the Light and to have the vision of the Light. Meditation upon light is our foundational practice. We will explore many methods to experience the Light and bring it into our normal consciousness, thereby transforming our lives. In the Gospel of John, chapter 1, the Christ consciousness, the atman in vedantic terminology, is deemed to be the Light and the life of humanity. It shines in the darkness of human consciousness but our human consciousness doesn't comprehend it.

The Yoga of Light connects us to the Light within ourselves so that we can comprehend It. Light is so pervasive in our daily experience yet most of us never stop to consider that the spiritual light described by all true mystics is also the light we experience in the sun, the stars and the outer world. By meditating upon light as our spiritual ideal, we will be transformed into it. We will awaken our spiritual consciousness and will magically transform our earthbound, limited consciousness and emotions into a consciousness that has become profoundly sensitive to subtle sensations and feelings of love, joy, expansion and, at times, exaltation! Meditating upon light will lead us to self-realization and the realization of all virtues in our lives.

The Light of divine consciousness, called the Christ, is the true Light giving light to every man coming into the world. (John 1:9) The light of our own consciousness shines forth from within us and as we contemplate the source of our consciousness, and dive deeply within ourselves in search of that source, we encounter the Light of our light and recognize our own selves to be spiritual beings. We experience ourselves as the Light, which is consciousness. We recognize our own name as I AM, which is one with divine consciousness. It is both personal and impersonal, just as we, in our higher self, are free from all the limitations of our personalities, but in our normal consciousness, experience ourselves as individual beings. In our higher self, we unite with the impersonal aspect of our being.

I have provided numerous tools and exercises to work with light on the lightoftheone.com website. I will be posting more, as well, so that there will be sufficient exercises which will resonate with different people. The tools only serve the purpose of awakening one to their own inner source. The point is to bring light into every aspect of our lives in order to live an enlightened life on earth. 

It is important to realize that the Light, Itself, is consciousness and will completely transform your being, to the extent that you acknowledge It. You don't need to do anything other than work with light and allow It to change you from within. Just as people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder and become depressed during the winter months, when the sun is hidden and the days are shorter, can be treated by using sun lamps and full spectrum lighting, while indoors, to improve their mood; and they only need to be exposed to the light and their moods improve; so too, we, need only to work with the Light and our lives will improve. The only work we need to perform is to contemplate the Light and actively work with It. Light itself will do the rest. 

The Yoga of Light is a synthesis of many traditions and yogic exercises. I will be discussing these traditions and exercises in future posts and am glad to communicate with anyone should they wish to contact me. Learn to surrender to the Light and it will reveal all things to you, in time. Learn to identify with Divinity, as I AM. Discover I AM deep within, in stillness, and you will see yourself as Light and the witness of Light.

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