I have a light within.
I see it when I close my eyes. Not always, but I seem to be able to "call it" when it's not there. It is not the afterglows of the retina, although i see those colourful patterns too of course. But what I mean is a different quality. It is white and it's rotating, quite similar to the light of a lighthouse.
I've been seeing it for almost ten years. Back then I really had a very deep mystical experience. I was pulled out of my body and I was flying to an overwhelming light corona which I understand is somehow the source of souls, where we are all coming from, or at least an outpost of it. ;-)
It strangely lifted me out of all the pain I had back then, it just was taken from me and I could leave it behind like meaningless dead ashes. It was an intense experience and a proof for me that we are indeed more than just bodies.
I put this question here because I would love to learn about similar experiences that you might have had. And also I'd like to know how to properly call those things so that I could do some more research. ;-)
I can't answer all of your questions, but here's my take on your experience. The eyes have sometimes been referred to as the lamp of the body. Where the eyes are "good" in the sense that one's focus and attention are on that which is "good", then the body is full of light. The significance of seeing the light with your eyes closed, seems to me to be that you are being directed inward to seek the "good." It would be consistent with the positive, mystical, out-of-body experience you had which left you with a very positive, good experience to inspire you to pursue your spiritual development. The light, I believe, is a beckoning to you to take your quest inward, to find the growing points you need to focus on at this point in your life.
I had a dream when I was a child which was before I had ever heard of near-death experiences, but upon hearing of these experiences later in life, I recognized that my dream was just like those who spoke of leaving their body and traveling toward a light. The light I arrived at in my dream was in a room where I found my grandfather and other loved ones who had died. I felt warmth, love and acceptance there, but decided I wanted to go home. From my room, I watched the light recede in the distance away from me. In a subsequent poem about the dream, I wrote that I wished I could have "abandoned my fear, so to stay [with the light and loved ones]."
The light represented peace, love and fellowship. Conversely, my fear is what kept me from remaining in that state. Overcoming fear is a challenge I must work on from time to time to recover a fuller experience of peace, love and fellowship in the here and now.
I mention this to point out that the light is intended to be a beacon to draw us toward it. You already pointed out that yours was "the source of souls." It would seem that you are being drawn/called into a deeper experience of the wisdom and knowledge available from the source of souls that you will find by turning inward toward that light within.
answered 10 Nov '09, 07:57
I practice something called a Firebreath before my morning meditation. It involves a repitition of sharp nostril breaths and contraction of a groin muscle. One of the things that I experience on a regular basis is an intense fog of white Light rushing towards me. At times I get very wobbly and feel like Im about to pass out(thats happened twice)most times it receeds but on two occasions I have pushed through it only to find my self in a very large room made of very large smooth rectangular stone. It has no ceiling just space,no one else there just me.This maybe lasts 4 or 5 seconds then im here again.I dont where I was but it feels so Right.I see Light in a couple of different ways and I dont know why but I am really glad I do.I am very Grateful for all my experiences with IT and have really stopped trying to analyze them and see the true beauty in that moment that I am privileged to witness.
answered 11 Nov '09, 03:54
I think it is good that you can see the light immediately when you close your eyes. I personally can feel the white light coming sometimes, but I am always too afraid to continue and always open my eyes immediately when I feel it coming..
I first experiences this white light phenomenon when I was only 14years old. There was a 'creative learning' course which taught you the skills to remember certain things more easily, such as anchoring, etc. During the course, the instructors asked us to do a certain exercise..he asked us all to close our eyes, and he would vividly described many many scenarios and asked us to imagine according to what he has described. He claimed that a lot of people who had tried it before found themselves to be in a place(maybe different dimensons) which they greatly enjoyed, and although it seemed like they have spent 1hour over there it was actually only 5-10minutes of actual time.
I at first was keen to give it a try, but after 2-3minutes, I suddenly felt that a huge flash of white light was going to rush at me straight into my face from the pitch black darkness I felt when I closed my eyes, and being scared, I immediately opened my eyes right away and did not dare to contiue anymore. At that point of time I still could not understand why, but now I do, and I still get this phenomenon when I listen to certain subliminal audios or through vivid imagination, but I am still always afraid to continue and open my eyes right away.
I hope that one day I will be able to conquer this fear and able to bring myself into that different place..
answered 10 Nov '09, 09:11
the light within is not a physical phenom. it is the soul 's energy that is hopefully growing in intensity w/ spiritual practices that result in the attainment of wisdom, compassion, and the enlightenment of christ consciousness
answered 12 Nov '09, 10:13
My jaw dropped when I saw this description. I see this rotating white light when I close my eyes, I have for many years - as long as I can remember. It sort of spirals in front of my eyes, like the intro on The Twilight Zone, only with a light, as mentioned, like a lighthouse.
I can't trace it back to any specific experience, though, and it is not at all scary. If I consentrate very hard on it, I seem to see tiny, super-defined figures and scenes in it.... just like if you look through the wrong end of a telescope or binoculars.
I have never heard of another person who sees this; anyone I've tried to describe it to just looks at me blankly - no idea what I'm talking about.
The answers here don't really seem to apply to me. Does anyone know what this is?
answered 24 Jul '12, 15:54
it is the spirit spark
answered 25 Jul '12, 21:19
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