On our recent vacation to South Carolina we had the opportunity to lie on the beach at night and see the Milky Way and more stars than I had ever seen before in my life. In the morning we got up early to experience the sunrise which was equally spectacular. The changing colors of the sky at dawn and the final emergence of the the fiery sun as it rises for the new day was a spiritual experience. Many of the symbols of this holiday season revolve around light, stars and newness of life in the midst of darkness.
We have had several dark, rainy, cold days over the past week here in central Indiana. I have to admit that I am feeling the effects. During these times I am wondering if there is an alternative to the Vitamin D we get from natural sunlight. We all know about light therapy, heading south for the winter and vitamin supplements that might help. As the days are shorter we are supposed to align with the circadian rhythm and sleep longer during the winter months.
What about the light within that we read about and think about from a spiritual perspective? Science has given this some thought as well. In an article titled: Strange! Humans Glow Visible Light
The researchers found the body glow rose and fell over the day, with its lowest point at 10 a.m. and its peak at 4 p.m., dropping gradually after that. These findings suggest there is light emission linked to our body clocks, most likely due to how our metabolic rhythms fluctuate over the course of the day.
Faces glowed more than the rest of the body. This might be because faces are more tanned than the rest of the body, since they get more exposure to sunlight — the pigment behind skin color, melanin, has fluorescent components that could enhance the body’s miniscule light production.
Since this faint light is linked with the body’s metabolism, this finding suggests cameras that can spot the weak emissions could help spot medical conditions, said researcher Hitoshi Okamura, a circadian biologist at Kyoto University in Japan.
“If you can see the glimmer from the body’s surface, you could see the whole body condition,” said researcher Masaki Kobayashi, a biomedical photonics specialist at the Tohoku Institute of Technology in Sendai, Japan. http://www.livescience.com/7799-strange-humans-glow-visible-light.html
Steve and I attended a lecture on 11/11/11 by Kirkland Ross of OMNIPUREMUSIC. One of the interesting quotes from the brochure we were given was:
In a healthy state (of the human body) the bio-photonic emission is more coherent than anything that man has ever developed.
I am so beautifully and wonderfully made!
This little light of Mine,
I’m gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!