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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Light Movement...

I thought it would be interesting to post this sequence of a sunset that I took last week to show the changes in the light and color as the sun slipped behind the mountains…


To be witness to the movement of Light as it crosses an imaginary threshold is amazing. I never noticed before that the light becomes more brilliant *before* it diffuses; changing color and hue as the light bounces off the clouds. I know there is a scientific explanation for why this happens :) But I am a mystic – I see things poetically and metaphorically - so bear with me…



In watching the light wane into its brilliance before twilight, (interesting paradox) I begin to understand that the Light never *really* leaves. The Light is always there – lighting someone else’s day. My evening becomes someone else’s morning; returning again to make a new day… But actually everything is one continuous movement of Light - always… And I’m not talking about the sun here…


This wondrous movement of Light reminds me that “Reality” and “phenomena” are never separate. You cannot separate phenomena, such as a sun setting, *from* the movement of Reality ItSelf. It is an illusion to say that one is an illusion and the other is not. There are no illusory objects appearing separately from Reality. There is no line between light and dark, formless and form, day and night. In fact, it is the separation that is illusory. There is nothing that *isn’t* Light. Everything is one and the same Light, or you could say, one and the same Life. The Absolute and the Relative are the same. It’s all the breath and movement of Light/Life, in and as everything. We are the brilliance of unlit Light… What matters is what opens us to the awareness of that unlit Light in the Heart that is always there…



11 comments:

  1. what a beautiful photo to start with and how delightful for you to snap all these pictures so we can watch the sky melt into darkness. Reminds me so much of the Buddhist principal of impermanence, this constant changing.

    And your lovely words remind us that we are not separate from anything, we just think we are. We are all connected. I am reminded of the yin/yang symbol with your words, that ever shifting landscape from light to dark and back again. Such a rich post! So much to see. Delicious!

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    1. Thank you Carole... Not bad for an amateur with a Kodak Easy Share camera! I want a big girl camera! LOL. There were more photos, but I didn't want to overdo it :)

      Yes, so much to really *see* is right! So much beauty to wake up to. Sure is opening this heart and these eyes to a new, softer view.

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  2. "What matters is what opens us. . . " Yes! And paradox is a great "opener," isn't it. Lovely photos.

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  3. Just LOVE the very painterly feel of these images, Christine...Being witness to the sky, to the changes of light is one of the most profound experience, I find. I always feel cracked open wide and a greater call to love and serve in love fills me. The connection to all, which you so eloquently express is always felt so close when in nature or the outdoor world, isn't it? I am so thrilled to see this beauty you've captured for us. :o) Happy Weekend ((LOVE & LIGHT))

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    1. Thank you Dear Tracy! Yes! The vastness, depth and beauty of the sky surely puts everything in perspective and opens us up. I find that the twilight walks have been very emotional that way - opening this Heart more and more to the ineffable Mystery of just Being, to Life ItSelf that calls. It's also amazing how nature shows us these wonderful paradoxes and insights in a way that no book or teacher can... Lightbeams :)

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  4. Hello Squirrelfriend! Thank you for the beautiful sunset! We are the light we're witnessing! :)

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    1. Absolutely! There is nothing that isn't this Light that we are... Everything is one and the same Light. We *are* the brilliance of unlit Light... Squirrel Love :)

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    2. PS - I understand that there is no separate "witnesser" witnessing. :) But I tend to not use those kinds of non-dual conundrums :)

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  5. Gorgeous, Christine---and gorgeous Christine! :)
    Same light, many filters. <3

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