Just as Psyche raised her lamp, so, too, do I shine the light of my heart to see an other’s soul’s true beauty.
“Love cannot dwell with suspicion.”
So, I had left the above to sit for a few so I could come back to it. Late night thoughts that I wished to save for later. It’s later.
I had been thinking about how Psyche had listened to the misgivings of others and went to her love with a lamp and knife to kill him. They thought he was a monster, but how could they really know, her family and the oracle, since they couldn’t see him? When the light of her lamp revealed the beauty of Cupid, the winged God of Love, she instantly fell in love with him. There are many allegories concerning this story, but the one that resonates with me is that when you see another through eyes of love, you see with true sight. Preconceived ideas of what another person should look like, or their physical representation, fall away. What you’re left with is soul to heart communication enabling you to feel the pure energetic beauty of the being in your presence. This is the meaning behind Namaste to me. The divinity in me recognizes the divinity in you.