Feeling the Light

Watercolor by NW

“It has been foretold that a new world will emerge on the physical-etheric plane of Earth. The primary substance of the etheric plane is light. The light of the soul, suffused with the light of the spiritual realm, will be a dynamic factor in the life of the New Earth.” (See ‘New Earth’ also New Era/New World)  http://atreeoflight.org/Glossary

I think that was the light I saw as a child when I walked under the trees. It’s hard to say which came first, seeing or feeling it, but I can tell you what I felt when I saw it.

It was helpful that my eyes suddenly went bad that summer I was 10, in my 11th year since 11 is a gateway. It also helped that it wouldn’t be noticed until I went back to school in the fall and couldn’t read the blackboard because then I had to get glasses. Ideally it should happen before you’re aware you’re not seeing properly and can marvel at what you Are seeing.

Like the light moving through the leaves when you walk under the trees on a bright sunny day and look up and see the leaves have turned black. They’re a bit blurry of course, being that your eyesight has changed, but you don’t know that yet. You’re just thinking how lovely it all is with the leaves wafting in the breeze, creating a light-show above, a fluttering light show of light-dark, light-dark in different patterns (with indistinct borders so that all you notice is a fluttering movement of light-dark, light-dark) as you keep walking under the trees, taking it all in with delight. Then you go back to school and have to wear glasses but not all of the time. There is still this other world where you saw a pattern of light above. Where objects and people not only far away but in the near distance blur together and lose those lines that normally separate them.

Then some years later (my 22nd year: 11:11) when I had the unbelievable luck to hear the music of light-dark, light-dark while watching a movie called “The Music Lovers” about a composer, the lines between seeing-feeling and hearing-feeling blurred together too. The music was dizzyingly beautiful and when the camera looked up to show the light coming through the leaves, it spun around so you could feel the spin as the movement turned the light into a dance to the music rising and falling, going faster and faster until it reached a crescendo of unimaginable beauty. And all the while the light was coming through the trees, the horses were galloping, breathing heavily as they pounded the earth. And the people were ecstatic with the movement of the light and the sound it made as the light that moved through the music moved through Them. And as it moved through Them it moved through You as you sat in the dark watching and listening and feeling it all.

When you get home you can put on the record you bought of the soundtrack on your way out of the movie theater to preserve the memory. You can light a candle and play the music and dance to what you’ve seen on the screen so that you’ll remember it in your body as well as your mind. The movement of light with the sound of it too, and how it all came together in a delirium of joy you felt in your bones. You can’t hold onto it. You can’t hold it in. But you can dance. It’s a dance.

About Nancy Wait

Nancy Wait is an artist and a memoir writer, "The Nancy Who Drew, the Memoir That Solved a Mystery," and a former actress (stage, film and TV) in the UK under the name Nancie Wait. She hosted blog talk radio shows "Art and Ascension" and "Inspirational Storytellers." Her current project is a second memoir, "The Nancy Who Drew the Way Home," due out in 2023.
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8 Responses to Feeling the Light

  1. Nancy Seifer says:

    Ah, Nancy, how exquisite. It appears that the subtle worlds have been registering through your senses since your early years. DK had said that a few individuals would already have etheric vision (even on this plane) and you evidently are one. Plus you are so gifted at expressing these things.

    Bless you for this and for your wonderful Tree of Love card! We love it and send you our wishes for the happiest spring! 🙌💛

    Love and blessings, Nancy

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  2. You paint beautiful pictures both wit brush and word. Thank you for sharing your vivid imagination!

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  3. Nancy, Wassily Kandinsky would have been so happy to have you as a contemporary of his. Did you read his ‘Concerning the Spiritual in Art’?
    There is a lot more that I can say about what you write – short that I find it beautiful – but today is my brithday and I have to hurry….I’ll find a moment soon…..

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    • Nancy Wait says:

      Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cath! 🎶🎂🌹🌈💗 And yes, I’ve read Kandinsky more than once but not recently – I’ll have to read it again now. Enjoy your day!🥂

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      • Nancy, during a busy day I got it – eureka – The visual symphony Kandinsky experienced may have been the result of a rare neurological phenomenon known as synesthesia. Occurring in approximately 2 to 4 percent of the global population, synesthesia is a neurological condition in which one of the five senses becomes cross-wired with another.

        When I read about this phenomenon I was so fascinated: one hears light, one smells colour, one feels shapes…..etc. etc.

        Perhaps you suffer from synesthesia, I know I do to a certain extend!


        • Nancy Wait says:

          Yes, Cath, I do know about it though I’ve never really considered whether I had it or not. I’ve been thinking about it more in terms of the etheric plane. We know that everything is energy and we live in a world of energies, and we know that there is inner light as well as outer light, and I think when we open the feeling heart we can actually feel the lighted world which is inside of this one, and is full of love, and maybe only Love. Bless you for bringing this up, though if DO have synesthesia, I would never pair it with the word ‘suffering’! 😄💗

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