LightThe very function of spiritual light is to illumine and transform our darkness. Spiritual light, inner light, illumines our agelong imperfections and bondage.
Outer light is knowledge; inner light is realisation. With our outer light we want to go toward God. With our inner light we see and feel that we don't have to go toward God because we already are in God and God is already in us; we see and feel that God is our highest and most illumined part. With our outer light we feel God is a Goal to be realised. With our inner light we feel that not only is God our own, but God is the essence and substance of our own reality.
Without light, nothing can be accomplished in the spiritual life. With light, everything can be accomplished. In light everything is already accomplished.