Light is born into darkness. The darkness cannot see the light. The light, unseen, seems to be part of the darkness. When Light becomes aware of itself, the dark disappears.
If children were judged by how much they knew when first walking into a classroom there would be no hope. We’ve come to know that the child has potential and a capacity to learn. On the surface, this is unapparent.
To ordinary sight, the light of life is not seen and is not apparent. We judge ourselves by what appears – not on the invisible capacity.
We see what we are aware of. Being unaware of the Light of Being, we don’t see it. It seems impossible, fantastic, unbelievable that we could be something that cannot be seen with our physical eyes.
Yet, it is true.
The “Light” refers to qualities of being that are “enlightened.” They exist as potential, waiting to be seen, understood, valued and applied. Called “light” they are by definition, not dark. In other words, only good, only uplifting, only true.
In Metapsychiatry the Light of Being is understood as Love-Intelligence – the quality of benevolence: the benevolent force from which all good emanates. “Darkness” is understood as ignorance. “Ignorance” is unawareness of what is good.
The Truth of Being does not need to be created, developed, organized, managed or healed. It already is exactly what it is. It is the living potential expressed in existence. We awaken to it. It is the light in the room that darkness cannot see. It is the Loving-Intelligence that is available, yet, often un-received.
Like the “ugly duckling” that discovered it’s true nature through discovering its likeness, we too, awaken to who and what we really are by being in the presence of spiritual consciousness more awakened than ourselves.
Whenever we recognize something as inspiring, good, uplifting, it is the Light becoming aware of itself within the dark. This is how we learn discernment – this is awareness of good. When we recognize something that is not good, this too, is pointing out that we are aware of what is good, true and inspiring, even when it is not apparent.
In Metapsychiatry, this is the method of awakening. We ask: what is the meaning of my experience? It is not what is occurring or appearing that is real – not what we are feeling or thinking. It is the light of existence, Love-Intelligence we seek to see that is being either ignored or expressed. We focus our attention on what has true value whether apparent or nonapparent.
First we hear about the light. Then we find out all we can about it. Then we seek it with all our heart. Little by little, the light is being realized within consciousness and it becomes all that is seen, loved and cherished. Then there is no more darkness, only moments when the light seems to be hidden.