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Three Levels of Light

Three Levels of Light

When light is visible and organized into concrete objects, reality is material. When light contains feeling, thought, and intelligence, reality is quantum. When light is completely unmanifest, with no qualities anyone can measure, reality is virtual.

Inner and outer vision are not separate. The mystical branch of Islam known as Sufism declares that all light, inner and outer, is but one light. This is something people find hard to accept, because the duality of inner versus outer, real versus unreal, objective versus subjective has been drilled into us since birth. To get past this dualism, we have to return to our three levels of existence.

In place of the old dualism that insists upon keeping our inner and outer life apart, we can restore the light to its wholeness. One can think of a photon as the archetype of all energy that is blossoming out from nothing and nowhere to something and somewhere: the bridge for mystical awakenings is light as it moves from virtual to material existence.

In this scheme one traditional belief gets reversed. The virtual domain, unlike heaven, is our source rather than our destination after death. When physicists declare that the cosmos once had ten or more dimensions, all but four of which collapsed back where they came from, the virtual state is where they went.

In order for a packet of energy to appear, to be seen by the eyes as photons, it doesn’t suddenly jump into material existence. Between the void and visible light, between darkness and things you can see and touch, there is the quantum layer. This level is accessible to our brains, which are quantum machines that create thought by manipulating energy into intricate patterns. At this level light dawns as awareness of something, rather than simply being awareness in its pure state.

Adapted from How To Know God, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2000).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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3:32AM PDT on May 12, 2010

Great, thanks!

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8:10AM PST on Feb 7, 2010

I am reading Michio Kaku about the science of Alternative universes and our future in the cosmos right now, and think one or another would enjoy reading it as well. Elionore wrote:" read" Seems you could`nt finish your sentence What related book or article would you like us to read again?

7:57AM PST on Feb 7, 2010

It`s true .You can restore light to it`s wholeness and force a healing reaction on a human or animal or plant just by changing vibrations through an increasing of
Life Force Energy from Beyond .organ is another word for life force Energy
Wilhelm Reich had this in mind by creating his orgon machine . The organ maschine failed
and could`nt work because Reich was thinking lifeforce energy of his orgon machine could heal people who are sick from radioactivity.

7:05AM PST on Feb 7, 2010

Many years ago this article would have challenged the religious reader but ,
Newton already found the Creator in science and since Einstein we are realy open for this kind of stuff.

6:57AM PST on Feb 7, 2010

Einstein:" Science without religion is lame But religion without scirnce is blind"

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