The Play of Life, Through a Glass Darkly
by Robert Kopecky
"…There is light within people of light, and they shine it upon the whole world. If they don't shine it, how dark it gets!" Yeshua, Logion 24, The Gospel of Thomas
The light energy that issues from our Source constantly penetrates and energizes everything we see. Our selves, and all other forms that interact with us, are made of light and electromagnetic wave energy precipitating through a kind of "sacred geometry" as matter, bound in energy fields at a subatomic level, emanating from the "Zero Point Field," the quantum plenum, the 'ether,' or Brahman. There's nothing really new there, right?
If the rules were to suddenly change, we may possibly fly apart in all directions, or plunge right through the floor. Sometimes, I'm not sure exactly what is holding me together. Perhaps, it's pizza. Or more likely, the cheese. God bless (vegan) cheese.
This light of what Hindu and Christian scriptures call "I AM" shines through everything, making everything perceivable within the limits of our vision. Some physical forms are more transparent, more porous to the Source, depending on their material structure, and the density of the intellectual thought forms we use to define them. But it's there, in everything, whirring about in it's own sub-atomic composition, vibrating. Our shared consciousness allows us to agree on the forms of everything, and our personal co-creative powers of discovery, intention, and focus (thought-forms), and our ability to manifest (create), bring our reality into being through the frequency of our thought-forms and how high and bright, or low and slow they vibrate. So, naturally, life reflects to us what we bring to it. Crazy, ain't it?
In the same way, nature is always more permeable to Source energy than man-made materials and environments. Illuminative energy pores through nature's delicate membrane of being with much more ease than it does through buildings or other man-made objects. (Not only is this a fundamental reality of observational mystical wisdom, but living things actually emit a measurable amount of light. Interference of these holographic waves is the basis for Magnetic Resonance Imaging [MRIs], and may account for flocks of birds and schools of fish moving simultaneously). This is why it's important to spend time in nature, to bathe yourself in the divine Source energy that shines through the thin veneer of nature's forms.
This is also why some people seem to shine, while others seem dense and pallid. Some people are composed of denser, more slowly vibrating thought-matter, while warmer and livelier people vibrate closer to the frequency of Source energy – and Source is the source of higher attraction. This isn't an excuse to go around judging others – people in trouble may shine brightly (and vice-versa), based on their surface vibrational frequency at that particular moment. After a bit of time, you may "read" their true state through their shine, and know that something's amiss. Their shine is on their surface only.
For example, a cocktail may momentarily cause a false shine, but we've all watched that fade. And slower, lower vibrational thought-forms can create lower, deep attractions to the like-minded (similarly thought-formed). Look out. Aim high.
And so, these perceptions are a function of your own state. Life is a mirror. How you are feeling–the frequency at which your thought-forms manifest the state of your senses–actually elicits your perceptions of the world. You can only see by the light you shine, and by that light are constantly creating your own world.
This is the play of life the Hindu call Maya: the illusion, or delusion, of life's surfaces. Life can be a pretty dark place sometimes, full of low and slow forms rising up around us, like deep shadows. How long we – individually and collectively – may have to wander around in this darkness just depends on how long it takes us to learn to shine enough to see in the dark all the time.
You can train your vision to bear witness to these differences simply by closing your eyes in meditation, and visually entering that place where all illumination emanates from. It's right there – right inside. When you return and open your eyes, you can actually see the illumination issuing out of people, through their faces usually, in varying degrees. You can also recognize the wonder of source energy–which is Love–in everything, and the world will mirror that Love back to you.
"Our present world is conditioned by our present mode of consciousness; only when that consciousness passes from its present dualistic mode...will the new creation appear, which is the external reality of which our world is a mirror." Bede Griffiths