What is the Illumination?

It’s easy to see the energy in our nerves as a complex system of electro-chemical impulses and nothing more. Our scientific predispositions tend to reduce such phenomena to their component parts so that we can understand them better. For instance, parsing the laws of nature has given us the automobile, but understanding how an engine works does not give us the experience of driving. Nor does dissecting a human body tell us what it feels like to be alive.

Our bodies glow with the energy of life. They are part and parcel of this world, a world full of energy. Look around. Every tree, every plant, every bush literally burns with the energy of life, the “green fuse that drives the flower.” And it all has its source in the Sun. Life is the froth of sunlight.

We live in a sea of light, but most of the sun’s rays we do not see – their spectral wavelengths are either above or below what our senses can detect. The earth is awash with these unseen waves. Some are so fine and of such a high vibration that they pass through solid rock as if it weren’t there, energizing its molecules from within. The macro and the micro – all one thing.

We live in this world of light, and we try to locate ourselves in it. Where are we? It has always been our dilemma that we feel separate from life as though we were floating above our circumstances seeing what’s going on but unable somehow to fully engage. It’s like a dream. But it’s only because we feel separated from our body – not the body we see in the mirror, but the part we don’t see – the energy. There is more light right inside of our physical vehicle than there is outside on a sunny day! Every nerve fiber carries it, every red blood cell is packed with it, every atom of our being is light made manifest. It is what we are.

The initiation of Illumination is a naturally occurring event. Technically, it is the activation of the Kundalini, the subtle energy of the spine, which causes light to appear in our consciousness. This can be facilitated by an initiator, but it often happens on its own, especially now when the energy of the sun is so much stronger than in previous ages. Part of this increase is due to an expanded awareness of the global community, but then it could be said that the expanded awareness of the global community is a result of the increased energy of the age. Awareness and energy are the same thing. As Dominic Indra says, “I don’t have a point of view, I AM a point of view.”

Focus on the light in your body. See it. Look for it in your spine, in your hands, in your core. It’s not an idea, so don’t look for it in your head. Thoughts about the light are not the experience of the light. Big difference! Sometimes, light will appear in the head, but not by putting it there. See it in your body. Then it will manifest naturally.

Hands of Light, by Barbara Ann Brennan

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