What is light? Intuitives, philosophers, and scientists have been trying to answer that question since ancient times. Intuitives claim that light permeates every realm of existence and “All That Is” is made of light. Quantum physics also suggests that the basis of every physical thing is based on light. While on the surface it seems that scientists and intuitives are on the same page, are they really talking about the same thing?
Light has been associated with life, creation and the divine since the beginning of time. Many ancient cultures gave the sun supreme status in their religious beliefs and mythology. Some who have experienced near-death episodes tell us that the residence of consciousness that survives the body is in the light. In modern times, quantum physics has become the most successful of all branches of science. In essence, it is completely based on the study and definition of light and how it interacts with matter. In many ways, quantum physics has deified ordinary light as the basis of existence.
Interestingly, one of the conditions that continues to fuel light research using the current scientific model of quantum physics is the very language that intuitives use. Many subscribe to the popular idea that matter is light that has slowed down to the point of appearing solid. Thought is light that is at such a high frequency that it is undetectable by current physical instruments.
While scientists and intuitives use the same word to characterize the essence of everything, there can be a giant gulf in context that ultimately defines the word light for each group. In science, light describes a wide range of massless electromagnetic energies that are classified and measured using a particle/force model. That model restricts the motion of everything in the universe to the speed of light. Intuitives do not subscribe to the idea that thoughts or healing energy are subject to such regulation.
The EM, or electromagnetic, spectrum includes low-energy waves that are as long as a football field to the incredibly tiny high-energy waves emitted by gamma-ray bursts. Current instrumentation can successfully measure all of these energies. That makes it hard to understand how thought energy could simply be higher frequency and undetectable, especially given the fact that all EM frequencies, from X-rays to gamma rays, are known to be lethal to humans. .
Perhaps the biggest difference in context about the word light, as used by scientists and intuitives, is that all EM radiation is a byproduct of heat and vice versa. Source Light, or Divine Light, exhibits no such condition. Near-death experiencers and traveling shamans often report experiencing being engulfed in a brilliant light that is much fiercer than the sun, but it is not painful to stay there.
It is important to note that most intuitive experience is ineffable. The only way to describe it is by relating it to something commonly known, and sometimes that is not possible. An example that comes to mind is okra. If you’ve ever tried it, it would be hard to describe it to someone who hasn’t. Okra just tastes like okra and you simply have to experience it to fully understand it.
As long as the word light is intuitively used to describe the structure and energy patterns of the unseen realms, science will continue to use the particle/force model to measure the electromagnetic spectrum, which is scientifically considered light. Since the dawn of humanity, light has been equated with the supernatural. Intuitives are not likely to find a new name for what they consider to be the fundamental essence of everything. Science is not likely to change its current pattern of investigation until another plausible definition of light comes along. Science may never be able to find the elusive particles that carry the information forces that intuitives allude to if they don’t know what they’re looking for or if they’re looking in the wrong place. Right now, there is simply no way of knowing if the EM spectrum is the right place to look or not, simply because the research is far from exhausted.