During this month of September, I invite you on a journey to increase your musical and spiritual brightness using the concept of light. Religions and spiritual practices reference both sound and light. I’m intrigued to see what they have in common, and to explore the effect of light on our daily life and performance.
Sound and light are vibrations of energy, but sound is a mechanical waveform, involving the motion of matter, whereas light is electromagnetic, able to travel through a vacuum. Both sound and light affect us on physical, mental and spiritual levels. But is one more important than they other?
Let’s find out.
A universal concept of light
First of all, what do we mean by light? Just as we speak in musical terms of our inner experience (“that resonates” or “strikes a chord in me”) we also speak in terms of light:
“That brightened my mood,” or “lit me up.” “She shines on stage.”
These experiences of light are in what I call the “friendly” spiritual category, a non-dogmatic, catch-all bucket that includes whatever doesn’t fit in the mental/emotional. So as we explore these concepts of light, I invite you to consider them in the most universal way possible.
“This little light of mine…”
Years ago I was admonished by my spiritual teacher of “hiding my light under a bushel.” He saw that I was afraid to shine, and planted a seed for me to inwardly explore on a deeper level. Now, more than ever, the world needs light — mine and yours.
I’ve explored what I can do to shine my light in this world of increasing darkness. I hope what I share will encourage you to do the same.
Here are the concepts behind this month’s 10 articles to help you shine your light:
- Open your blinds
- Plug in
- Switch on
- Draw the current
- Energize your circuits
- Recharge your battery
- Remove the lampshade
Each article will build on the previous, with the hopes that at the end of this month you will have created a new habit of not only being open to light, but to shining more brightly.
I’m looking forward to seeing the change.
And then I’m looking forward to being the change.