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Originally posted by arpgme
1. The Darkness was here first
The Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Nordics, and Native Americans will tell you this as you can see from their mythologies. Even in the book of genesis of the bible (Which Christians and Jews are supposed to believe in) it says that the light was created. "Let there be light"
2. Darkness is eternal
From Chaos there is Order, but then that Order needs to be established/protected because it will easily break down to return to Chaos. Even our physical laws were from chaos as gravity and physical laws may change from planet to planet and in outer-space you can walk in any direction. Logic is order established from Chaos
3. Enlightenment vs Disillusionment
Enlightenment is described differently but the common theme I see is "knowing everything" understanding that all is "one" as "light". These people are the truly lost ones. Identifying with the light IS the illusion. The light is being experienced but some get so pulled in they start to believe they ARE the light. Understanding that the light is one thing just moving is to become disillusioned. Understanding that you do not know everything even if you feel that you do - is understanding that there are things which may be out of our awareness, that which we do not know and aren't even aware that we do not know therefore believing that we know everything.
4. Soul versus Spirit.
The Spirit is Ego. It is the light, the personality. The accumulation of energy such as thought-waves (and therefore opinion, belief, and emotion). It is an accumulation of energy - not the real "you". It is your "dream" body so to speak, as your physical body is a more solid form of light.
The Soul is darkness. It is like a black hole, it takes in this light experience without judging, but once it "takes" it doesn't keep. It releases. The darkness takes, but then releases, thus staying dark. The spirit moves with passion/intention as a part of the light.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
So if our souls are black holes, does that mean we feed on happiness? I don't feel like a Dementor... Anyway, everything is made of energy. Energy isn't darkness.
and then pulls them back through and they are Re-Birthed LITERALLY!!!
You said DON'T go into the light!!!
Originally posted by arpgme
reply to post by abeverage
The book of revelations also say that in the end when you are in heaven you will worship for all eternity, day and night, without rest with four beast saying "holy, holy, holy, the lord god almighty!". Interesting connection.
The darkness reveals truth. In the light, people try to act on their best behavior - falseness- fear of being seen. In the darkness where they feel they are not seen, they are more true to themselves.
If we all lived in darkness and people felt they weren't watched do you think most would still be trying to act "good" or will they live in honesty of themselves? the honestly seems more likely, and yes, I know such a world would not be safe, but I'm just telling the truth...
Darkness is NOT non-existence. It is non-form (non-physicality). Light is the basis of physicality. The basis of ego, personality, thought, emotion, and false-identification. The light appears and disappears but some get attach to it believing themselves to be the "light" feeling suffering and fear as it changes and disappears.