(3-minute read) – “Love and Light” is the path to a rich and meaningful life. Thousands of years of human mysticism recorded in the world’s spiritual traditions come together here. Love is behind Spiritual Intelligence. This is because:
- Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) is understanding through mystical union.
- Mystical union is an experience of love.
So, the seven aspects of SQ are seven aspects of love.
But why seven?
Well, it seems the number seven pops up everywhere when we talk of light, love and enlightenment. This always fascinated me… and it still does.
Seven is a significant number in the wisdom traditions. There are seven gifts of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament Bible. There are seven heavens of mythological cosmology and Islam. Buddha walks seven steps at his birth with a white canopy over his head – the seven steps being a sign that he would reach the seven factors of enlightenment.
We also know from innumerable science experiments that seven colours become visible when white light refracts. This is the visible spectrum of electromagnetic wavelengths.
The world over, mystics experience love and spirit as visions of light. Compassion comes with enlightenment. God, who is love, appears as various white lights. Prophets and messiahs are dressed in blinding white clothes. And so on.
Seven… Light… Love. There’s something mystical here… some unknowable truth.
The Seven Aspects Of Spiritual Intelligence
I derived The Seven Aspects of Spiritual Intelligence over many years of study and meditation on the relationship between love and light and the significance of the number seven in this relationship.
It is important to note that love cannot be reduced to a simple formula… this system certainly does not try to do that. It is more accurate to say The Seven Aspects of Spiritual Intelligence are features of human nature and behaviour that emerge more and more as love increases.
Love itself remains a mysterious and mystical phenomenon. It is not definable or knowable in a rational sense. It cannot be broken down into aspects. Love is beyond what the mind can discern. Yet we can know the essence of love through experiences of the spirit, beyond mind and emotion.
The Seven Aspects of Spiritual Intelligence inform our thinking and emotions. As we develop SQ we begin to apply love to our thinking and our emotions. Hence we know more deeply. We know intimately through a sense of mystical union. This is a knowing that is both rational and intuitive… and beyond.
Wonderful surprises await us as we travel on the path of increasing SQ. The Seven Aspects of Spiritual Intelligence start to become visible, like refracting light from our souls with unexpected rewards in our lives.
Red Aspect – Commitment
Orange Aspect – Enthusiasm
Yellow Aspect – Openness
Green Aspect – Generosity
Blue Aspect – Self-control
Indigo Aspect – Trust
Violet Aspect – Modesty