I believe that the energy of love comes from a spark of universal light that lives inside of us. I don’t think, though, that we fully comprehend the huge role that light actually plays in our awareness until we recognize how we relate to it with language. (I have to imagine that this is so with all languages, but I can only speak to my experience with English.)
Here’s my starting list. I’m sure you can add to it:
* When we finally understand something, we see the light.
* An issue is brought to light when it’s out in the open.
* Upon getting through a tough time, we see the light at the end of the tunnel.
* If we get too serious, we need to lighten up.
* A light bulb turns on when we have an aha moment.
* We can see something differently in a new light.
* Our eyes light up when we’re happy or excited.
* Someone’s energy can light up a whole room.
* When we like something, we take a shine to it.
* Rise and shine is a way to start our day.
* Someone really good at something is a shining example.
* To stay positive we need to look on the bright side.
* Someone doing really well in school may have a bright future.
* A good idea is a bright idea.
* Someone with happy energy is bright-eyed.
* Someone who is happy or satisfied has a glow.
* Someone with great energy sparkles.
* Let there be light. (A very famous reference.)
* This little light of mine… (A very famous lyric.)
Songs, poetry, and stories symbolize light in all kinds of ways via lamps, lanterns, candles, lighthouses, stars, galaxies, rainbows… It is reflective of clarity, understanding, consciousness, etc. Angels are said to be beings of light. The sun gives life to our planet.
Even though these saying and phrases all point to light as being positive, powerful and profound, it’s because we’ve heard them over and over that they’ve lost their true significance in our lives. We need to give light its mojo back, and we need to believe in the mojo that is our inner light!
In “night sky” I wrote:
We are the love of all that is.
We are rays of pure light.
We are here to shine, shine, shine –
To inspire, to bring together, to burn bright.
SHINE YOUR LIGHT!