Reflections on Light - March 2016

For the rest of my life I will reflect on what light is.
Albert Einstein

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
William Shakespeare

It must ever be borne in mind that the great theme of LIGHT underlies our entire planetary purpose.  The full expression of perfect LIGHT, occultly understood, is the engrossing life-purpose of our planetary Logos.  Light is the great and obsessing enterprise in the three worlds of human evolution; everywhere men rate the light of the sun as essential to healthy living; some idea of the human urge to light can be grasped if you consider the brilliance of the physically engendered light in which we live when night arrives, and compare it with the mode of lighting the streets and homes of the world prior to the discovery of gas, and later of electricity.  The light of knowledge, as the reward of educational processes, is the incentive behind all our great schools of learning in every country in the world and is the goal of much of our world organisation; the terminology of light controls even our computation of time.  The mystery of electricity is unfolding gradually before our rapt  eyes and the electrical nature of man is being slowly proven and will later demonstrate that, throughout the human structure and form, man is composed primarily of light atoms, and that the light in the head (so familiar to esotericists) is no fiction or figment of wishful thinking or of a hallucinated imagination, but is definitely brought about by the junction or fusion of the light inherent in substance itself and the light of the soul.

It will be found that this will be capable of scientific proof.  It will also be shown that the soul itself is light, and that the entire Hierarchy is a great centre of light, causing the symbology of light to govern our thinking, our approach to God, and enabling us to understand somewhat the meaning of the words of Christ "I am the Light of the world."  These words carry meaning to all true disciples and present them with an analogous goal which they define to themselves as that of finding the light, appropriating the light, and themselves becoming light-bearers.  The theme of light runs through all the world Scriptures; the idea of enlightenment conditions all the training given to the youth of the world (limited though the application of this idea may be), and the thought of more light governs all the inchoate yearnings of the human spirit. 

We have not yet carried the concept up to the Centre of Life where dwells the Ancient of Days, the Eternal Youth, the Lord of the World, Sanat Kumara, Melchizedek—God.  Yet from that Centre streams what has been called the Light of Life, the Light Supernal.  These are empty words as yet until we know, as trained initiates, that light is a symptom and an expression of Life, and that essentially, occultly and in a most mysterious way the terms, Light and Life, are interchangeable within the limits of the planetary ring-pass-not.  Beyond those limits—who knows?  Light can be regarded as a symptom, a reaction to the meeting and consequent fusion of spirit and matter.
Alice Bailey

Conscience is a moral light that illuminates the good path.
Georg Hegel

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Allan Bloom

All life originates and develops under the influence of ... light ...

All matter is frozen light.
David Bohm

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.
William Blake