The soul is light. Soul light can show itself in different ways, but although the complexion of the light may vary, it is all soul.
Sometimes, the light is experienced as a warm, golden glow that radiates outwards, extending far beyond the body. The golden glow is exquisitely beautiful and peaceful. The light has a quality of lightness, airiness, freedom.
Here, in the golden glow, the mind no longer exists. And, because the mind no longer exists, there is no ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘my’, ‘mine’. There are no beliefs, thoughts, emotions. There is no body. There is only awareness.
It was evening. I became aware that I was at the bottom of myself in a vast golden light. The light was warm and peaceful, so deep and complete. My mind had vanished. I had no idea where thoughts were, or where to go in order to think. I was too deep to know. I was soul. I was pure soul. I was separate from my mind and body, and from the world around me. At the same time, I was acutely aware of where I was, of what I was doing at each and every moment. It is impossible to portray this adequately in words. The closest I can come is to say it was exquisitely beautiful, so beautiful that I wished to remain there forever. From “Return to My Soul: My Journey from Darkness into the Light“.
From my upcoming book, “The Art of Enlightenment”.