Light is the Only Absolute11 comments
Richard Rohr says that light is the only absolute. And it has made so much sense to me!
While listening to Rohr’s CD, I became fascinated and validated by the following data: He commented on how often God is referred to as Light in the Bible and throughout history. In fact, words like Truth, Love, Source, Spirit, and Consciousness – all euphemisms for the divine – are often interchanged, symbolized and compared with the word Light in many world religions.
“Religion intuited what in our lifetime science is validating.” Richard Rohr
He says that we are now in a position to understand this scientifically (thanks to our favorite scientist, Albert Einstein). Light is the only constant in the world, it is immutable and never varies. The only measure of the absolute in the universe is the speed of light.
We cannot find any other absolute. Everything else in the world is relative. It changes with the environment, in relation to what is around it. Light is the only thing that does not change. No matter what is happening in the universe the speed of light remains the same. So much so that is is used to measure everything else.
“I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”
J.B.S. Haldane 1927
Rohr continues: We are the first generation to understand that space, time and sound can all be variables and have relativitized any notion of a constant forever. Nature is revealing that to us that everything is in constant flux. Except light.
Light is the only absolute
Light is omnipotent. Science has proven that even what looks like total darkness, which is 96 or 97% of the universe, dark energy, dark matter, darkness, is actually not darkness at, it is actually light. We just can’t see it. Every atom and every electron of the universe is either conserving light energy, releasing photons of light or gathering photons of light. Light really is omnipresent. All matter is inherently and intrinsically light and all that is happening is the exchange of light in different forms. When we attempt to measure it, it is on an unstoppable course towards infinity in one direction: it is an endless multiplication of light photons that empowers absolutely everything, including our bodies.
Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity says that the hands of a clock slow down when attached to moving objects. Movement slows the advancement of time. As an object accelerates, time continues to decelerate until the object reaches the speed of light. At the speed of light, time stops completely. When you stand in, or understand yourself to be light you see everything all at once, the past, present and future, you are in what Rohr calls the eternal now. It is in this present moment, you can feel and understand the light that you are. If light is absolute, so are you.
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