8. Light

Near the end of a discussion with a Zeta, he was asked, “What is light?” He answered, “It is obviously potential. It is the … We do not have the words to describe the phenomenon… not now.” This response was surprising since the Zetas have very rarely said that they could not answer a question.

In the following session, a different Zeta interrupted the flow of conversation to return to the unanswered question concerning the nature of light. Some of what he said seemed rather obvious, but even these remarks took on added significance as he expanded on the nature of light. The following is a transcript of the Zeta’s lesson on light.

What is light? Of course, a light is potential, a light is a, depending on who you are, what race, will then define what potential it will provide. For the humans, they are able to see a certain energy within a framework and the perception is light.

Now of course, some of your animals see different forms of potentials, different types of light. These potentials are also used in many different forms. So you see that a light can be a mechanism to provide illumination in darkness, that light can also be a communication.

Light is a frequency, some would say, which is a truth that a light has potential to be consciousness. Now of course, how a being sees this light is up to the way that they exist. If they exist within the physical, then they will use their physical eyes to view the light. Light is also used as a mechanism for life stimulation, to excite the potential of a cellular structure. Without light, many would perish. The physical body is able to convert light to the necessary components required to survive. Light also provides a balancing mechanism for consciousness. Your physical body is designed to require light.

On some level the etheric body of a human, or of any entity, is designed to accept light as a mechanism to provide stimulation, or to power it. You have developed technologies to convert light to energy, your solar power process. That is a biological function that has been moved to a physical technological process.

All beings of consciousness will see a form of light. If light exists where no matter exists, then consciousness will accurately understand itself to be in a potential. It is up to the consciousness as to whether they choose to perceive themselves as being in the darkness, or semi-darkness, or a bright level of consciousness.

So, it could be said that consciousness will determine its own existence, how it views itself and its surroundings by what provides it with the most comforting environment. Some consciousness may choose to live in what is perceived to be a darkness, whereas others will choose to live in a lighted consciousness. Consciousness creates its own illumination. I believe I have answered the question satisfactorily.

Commentary

The view that light is a potential was expressed in both the initial brief response and in the longer discourse that followed. For the Zetas, that is the short answer to the question. Potential is a capacity or possibility to perform an action. For humans, this potential is expressed as a perception of rainbow colours within a certain range of wavelengths. Other beings may experience this potential as something quite different. For example, the Zeta beings are sensitive to infrared light only, so “the presentation of imagery is seen as different types of heat.

The Zeta said, “Light is a frequency, some would say, which is a truth that a light has potential to be consciousness.” The Zeta clarified in an earlier interview (Treurniet and Hamden (2015), “Creation and consciousness”) that they always use the word “frequency” as an analogy for “state of consciousness”, and so light is equivalent to a state of consciousness. Further, light is said to have the “potential to be consciousness”, which implies that light is a precursor to consciousness. Light appears to be as fundamental to existence as consciousness itself, since it is both consciousness and a potential to be consciousness.

The Zeta stated further, “If light exists where no matter exists, then consciousness will accurately understand itself to be in a potential.” So light can exist in the absence of all matter and in that state, consciousness sees itself to be in a potential. Of course, the potential of consciousness is to create things, including matter.

Every conscious being has the ability to create with its intentions (Treurniet and Hamden (2015), “Creation and consciousness”). It can “determine its own existence, how it views itself and its surroundings”, and this appears to include how the potential in consciousness is experienced. The Zeta said, “Some consciousness may choose to live in what is perceived to be a darkness, whereas others will choose to live in a lighted consciousness.” The potential in consciousness is experienced as a certain level of illumination, depending on a particular being’s intention. So as the Zeta said, “Consciousness creates its own illumination.

In our physical reality, when an electron in an atom moves to a lower energy state, electromagnetic radiation of a certain energy is emitted. The energy initiates a chain of events that culminates in a visual perception. It enters a being's eye to stimulate retinal and neural elements, and a brain mechanism transmutes the physical energy to a representation in the etheric body. The Zeta said, “The etheric body of a human, or of any entity, is designed to accept light as a mechanism to provide stimulation.” So the etheric body is designed to be part of the visual system, to be visually stimulated. A possible mechanism for the senses to stimulate the etheric body is the quantum process of entanglement as suggested by Hameroff (Hameroff and Chopra, 2010). The resulting etheric potential activates a consciousness potential that the being’s perceptual process interprets as light. The particular intensity of light that is experienced is a choice made by the being.

Humans often equate electromagnetic radiation with light, and we see now that these are not the same. Light is a potential of consciousness, and electromagnetic radiation is a phenomenon that belongs to our physical realm. For example, man-made nuclear explosions emit intense radiation. A Zeta was asked once if such explosions affected higher dimensions. He replied, “They are contained within their own spheres of influence … As an intermediary process, the etheric body would be unchanged but from a physical process, the body would be reactive to the energy of the device.” Although a body of matter is obliterated by intense radiation, its etheric body is not directly affected. However, it is the template for the physical body, so it would necessarily respond to the changed state of the physical body. In general, physical energy is able to affect the energetic realm directly only as perceptions of a conscious being in a physical body.