The recent lunar eclipse made me realize an important fact that has escaped my mind for years. Paying attention to my friends and strangers chatting on the internet and listening to those around me hours before the lunar event occurred, I realized first hand, what kind of psychological effect light has on life. Putting their voices into context, I realized this must have been this way for centuries of past as they talked as if the occurrence of this sudden darkness would impact them in a most personal way. Thus, based on their actions, their thoughts and their concerns, it was then that I realized the special effects of light and darkness.
“Dark: Followers of the Dark with be those with very pessimistic attitudes. They find fault with everything in the world, and humans are one of the greatest sources of those faults.” Dark days come and go but none as frightening as those where there are eclipses to explain the phenomena that have just occurred. Their perception of darkness equals their discernment for illnesses or even death. In medieval days, people would run or ride their horses in haste to check their family’s wellness. Hurriedly, they rush to find out if they are safe as the world they know it has turned into darkness without an explanation. On those days, when the sky turned black, people make sure there are plenty of candles lighted inside their houses as they noticed the sounds around them have turned into an eerie and different manner as the birds were not chirping and nowhere to be seen in flight. The dogs are silent, not barking as usual, and the chickens and fowls were not gathering to roost. Even today, these occurrences of the sky turning dark, create intense alarms and distress to multitudes of minds who were wondering why the day has suddenly turned pitch dark when the clock has not even struck the noon hour of the day. Appearance of gloom and nightly surroundings in the mid day of the week, the people panic to the streets as they fear the Armageddon that has been promised for so many years in the past have reared its ugly head and is believed to have finally come to end our civilization.
As the multitudes of people gaze into the sky, they noticed the moon had turned into a full shaped bloody red object. Fearing the worst, they pray to the God this episode of insanity would not last much longer as the fear and the mayhem of such phenomena had already started chaos in the past in many faraway places as people charge home to their dwellings to be safe with their families and loved one sensing the end is near. The darkness continues to exist as the people kept gazing into the sky for a sign of relief. Suddenly, there in the height of the heavens bright lights of falling stars freshen up the earth as it was raining fire, falling from the sky.
What must have seemed like a century this shower of falling stars lasted for hours? Setting the heavens ablaze with an apparent everlasting inferno, the shower lasted no more than several hours from the time it began. Many people, now safely inside their houses and dwellings, sighed with relief that their world did not end but yet they know that one day, the heavens will fall. The earth will crumble like a giant earthquake tearing apart the continents of the world just like it has been prophesized by the many who read the bible. “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” Luke 21:25-26 (Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness)
“Light: Since people who follow the Light tend to be rather positive, optimistic people, those who fight for this side have a positive view of the world itself.” The advance of sudden bright and powerful flashes have the opposite effect as it enlightens people of their hopes of healing and prayers for better things to come in the future. Realizing the difference effects of light, people receive the bright lights as a welcomed sign of wellness as well as a holistic means to improve and optimize their own health. Exceeding the effects of the natural light, this mind boggling stimulation includes emotional impacts of connectivity with the human needs for life and longevity in time. This full spectrum of light that appears to exceed even natural light appears to give people the feeling of inner peace and reassures in their future. It is with this premises that today, people are being treated in therapy with light to improve their health and emotional life form. The colors of light are therefore, an important feature of the symbolism of our universally grown civilization in both the past and the present and will most certainly impact the future. “The light-induced changes and the circadian variation of psychological states are reflected in the measures of subjective sleepiness, alertness, fatigue, and performance.” (Campbell and Dawson, 1990; Dijk et al., 1992; Campbell et al., 1995; Cajochen et al., 2000). .”