Light Revisited

I’ve been thinking about yesterday’s post, Intersection of Inner and Outer Light. Sometimes I don’t fully understand messages I receive and try to express in words, or express them well enough, and yesterday’s post is an example. One aspect of faith in my life is to trust in the message even, or especially, when I don’t completely understand it. That is more difficult, riskier, when I know other people will read it.

Although I wonder if it might be better to leave it alone, as a scientist I can’t help but further explore, and also try to reconcile the science. What I’m trying to say is I’ve studied the physics of light and I know there are characteristics of visible light, such as wavelength, that can be measured, which is not true of Inner Light.

And the physics of light includes more than visible light.  “In physics, electromagnetic radiation (EM radiation or EMR) refers to the waves (or their quanta, photons) of the electromagnetic field, propagating (radiating) through space-time, carrying electromagnetic radiant energy. It includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared, (visible) light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays.”  Wikipedia

That does not pertain to Inner Light.

I still like the expression “the intersection of inner and outer light”.  It’s just that we understand that doesn’t mean what is experienced inwardly is the same quantity as outward light if one is referring to visible light. That was what began my reflections, because I was thinking about photography.

When I made the jump yesterday to the photograph representing a spiritual message, I was trying to say the Inner Light can lead us to a certain action, such as witness for peace.  And the visible light, captured in a photograph, is a way of seeing the outward expression of the Inner Light.

And the converse is also possible.  Things we see visually, whether natural beauty like a mountain range, or the actions of others, can excite, illuminate, our Inner Light.

I would still say we are the intersection of inner and outer light. But we do that by being a transformer, the term for converting one thing into another.

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