Happy Autumnal Equinox! Autumn is a time of diminishing light. As the daylight hours fade, we may find ourselves indoors more but the etheric body likes natural sunlight. The sun produces a type of nutrient-rich energy this body thrives on. The Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and lack of vitamin D evident in people who do not get enough natural sunlight are just the tip of the iceberg. Lack of sun has been linked to various organ cancers, as well as flues and infections. The recent UV scare that has people covering their bodies and slathering their skin has led to an anemic etheric body. While I am not advocating tossing out the sunscreen and donning your birthday suit for a day at the beach, it is important that the etheric body get some natural light. The equivalent of 10 minutes of afternoon sunlight on unclothed skin every day is recommended (Kim Ridley, Are You Getting Enough Sun?, Ode, Sept. 2007, p. 67–69).
Whether it’s sun-phobia or busy lifestyle, more people are staying indoors and for longer periods. Instead of exposure to natural sunlight, the etheric body is then fed an artificial diet. Artificial light is substandard and often lacking in many of the essential nutrients of the sun. Through use of a spectroscope it’s possible to analyze the ingredients of various light sources. Natural sunlight contains all the colors of the rainbow in uniform frequency patterns. In contrast, fluorescent light contains drastically inconsistent frequencies—large energy peaks in the yellow, green and violet ranges. This is of special concern because florescent tube lighting is so prevalent in public places and compact fluorescent bulbs are increasingly used in home lighting. In electrician’s parlance, inconsistent energy frequencies are commonly referred to as "dirty energy." Through continuous exposure to fluorescent lighting, the etheric body is fed the energy equivalent of contaminated food.