What is Meant by the Saying Love and Light?
This is an interesting conundrum. It is a saying that has become a standard greeting in the spiritual community but what exactly does it mean?
“Where there is love there is life” — Mahatma Gandhi
I touched on this adage in my book Divine You — Redefining Love in the New Earth but never really found a satisfactory answer. But, hang on, do I see a light at the end of this tunnel?
I was listening to Deepak Chopra (click here to see which one of his books TOTALLY changed my perspective of success forever!) the other day and he was discussing light in the context of photosynthesis.
Science and Light
Can you believe it, science rearing its technical head in a spiritual blog? Actually, the bridge between spirituality and science is closing in rapidly.
Let’s put this simply because I don’t want your attention to wane: Light creates form. There you go, in a nutshell!
Ha, but what does this have to do with spirituality?
We are spirit having a human or ‘material’ experience. We are incarnate — in form in a dimension that requires atoms (which are pretty much free-floating molecules) to coagulate into matter to make up ‘stuff’ (I know, my scientific prowess is amazing — I’m surprised New Science magazine hasn’t lassoed me to write for their journal yet).
Suffice to say that we need this ‘stuff’, or, more eloquently, solid matter to navigate this third dimension of physical, tangible reality.
Okay, now I know you’re an intelligent bunch so you’re still with me…
The sun’s rays are transported to Earth through the ether and provides organisms with light energy which they convert into chemical energy — a process otherwise known as photosynthesis.
Even the word ‘photosynthesis’ is profound — it is derived from the Greek photo-, “light”, and synthesis, “putting together”.
Without light, plants won’t grow and without plants, herbivores would die and without herbivores, then carnivores and omnivores die — you get the picture.
Are you beginning to put things together here? Light = putting together.
Right, so Where is Love in all of This?
Love — although it can’t be proven in a laboratory — is the glue that binds existence together for us spiritual beings. It’s what makes life interesting and adds to our staying power here.
Without love, what would be the point, right?
Ergo, in my humble opinion, love is what keeps us on this planet. It is what holds the form together, the egg to our cake — the binding ingredient of all biological life.
So light provides us with form and love keeps us in form — interesting, huh?
Let’s Put this Together, Shall We?
In conclusion to this verbiage, I’d like to sum this up by adding; there is another wise saying in spiritual circles — Namaste — which means ‘I bow to the God in you’ — it’s beautiful and shows respect.
It is a recognition of the divine spark or aspect of the creator/God/source within another.
However, of late, we have this new ‘greeting’ to contend with, ‘love and light’. It can either send a shiver of contempt down your spine or fill you with good vibes.
I know that for some the former is true…it may irritate more than invoke feelings of euphoria — hell, it can irritate me sometimes too — especially when you wonder if the person whimsically tossing it about actually grasps the meaning of it or if they just like to poop candyfloss — but, eh, whatever floats your boat.
Now, hopefully, you can say or interpret this with some relevant meaning (as per the above discussion) aka ‘may you be held lovingly in good form’ (or something to that waffling effect).
What’s your take on this adage? Do you use it? Does it get your heckles up? What does it mean to you?
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