Work with Light – an exercise, Part 2/5

‘There is no more worthy, more glorious or more potent work than to work with light. People must learn to work with light, only with light, and learn to project that light which alone enables us to see. But what does this mean?

Light is the first divine emanation, it contains all the qualities and virtues of God, and one can know God only through light. You will never find the true meaning of life anywhere but in light. Let’s take just one very simple example from everyday life: when you wake up in the middle of the night and want to get up, the very first thing you do is switch on a light. As long as you can see, you can do whatever you want, but if you try to move about in the dark you will bump into things, knock them over and hurt yourself.

Well, the strange thing is that people have never understood what this teaches us about light: they continue to move about and work in the dark – symbolically speaking; they can’t see where they are and so they are constantly ‘bumping into things.’

You must seek the light; you must concentrate on it and attach more importance to it than to all the other precious things on earth.

Now let me give you an exercise to do every day, several times a day: as soon as you have a few spare minutes concentrate your thought on light, rest in light, melt into light, soak yourself in light and picture the whole universe bathed in that light. Little by little, as you do this, you will find that all the elements of your being begin to fall into place, that this light is bringing you true knowledge, lasting peace, inner balance and power. Instead of spending your spare time on trivial diversions, use it to think of the light that illuminates and gives life and peace.

Whenever you have a free moment, close your eyes and fix your mind on the image of that light which pervades all things and is the source of all blessings. While you are waiting for a train, or in the dentist’s waiting room, instead of reading all the nonsense you find in magazines, spend a few minutes thinking of light.

If you are out in the street, obviously, you cannot stop and close your eyes but there is nothing to prevent you from stopping in front of a shop window as though you wanted to look at the goods on display and, as long as no one can see you from the inside, concentrating for a few moments while you try to light your inner lamps. After a few moments you can go on your way, refreshed and purified.’ 
To be continued…

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,
Izvor book 212, Light is a Living Spirit

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