How do you know you are connected to the God of your being? Thru color and laughter! I fathom it doesn’t look obvious, nevertheless there is a reason that hues (colors) and humor (laughter) sound similar: because ‘Huw’ is an ancient word for God.
According to wikipedia, “In Sufism Hu or Huwa is the pronoun used with Allah or God, and is used as a appellation from God. Allah Hu income “God, Mere He!” In Arabic Allah means God and with Hu, as an intensive added to Allah, means “God himself.” Hu is also found in the Islamic credo La Ilaha Ila Allah Hu, meaning “There is no god but He”.” (In Judaism we also say, “the Domineering of the Universe, Blessed be He”.)
At the risk of sounding like Robert Graves, who had a seriously bright view of how words connect with each other, I do believe that there is a relationship between ‘Hu’, human, humor and hues/colors. Whether the connection is based on word structure or not, there are certainly connections parenthetical the four concepts.
What makes us human? We have almost identical physiology to every other mammal, and brain functions that are similar but more lent than most higher primates. However, we are the only species that consistently demonstrates three traits at a higher level than impartiality about any other animal: 1. Sense of humor et cetera the capacity for laughter 2. Pastel comprehend and acuity, both physically and emotionally 3. The spark of divinity, meaning an enhanced sense of self-awareness
So let’s commandeer a look at these three…
Have you ever considered how rare it is to hear animals laugh, or see them relaxation tricks on each other? There are a few exceptions: monkeys irregularly hide baggage on each other, and the kea (a aper from NZ) is known for teasing other birds. Dophins sound like they laugh, only do they really? It’s hard to tell. Humans are the only species with competent mental and language skills to create jokes, whether verbal or physical. And we do it all the time! When we lighten up with humor, that’s when we are closer to the higher, plus complex intelligence called God. Color sense may sound like a technical ability but it also stems from the higher brain functions of a more advanced ‘triune’ brain which is only found in primates. Most animals are color blind; they have simpler brains that are only sent for emotion and immediate response to environmental stimuli. (Cats do not, in fact, have the kind of brains to plan world domination; it only looks like they’re plotting.)
Another aspect of that advanced brain is the use of color analogies in describing mood. Ever felt blue with sadness? Red with rage? Green amidst jealousy? Yellow with jaundice? Or possibly grey with depression, not to denote seeing things only in black et alii white… Color names and meanings are pretty multitude universal, which is also tells us something.
Picture a cut-glass glass globe hanging in the middle of a room. When the sunlight hits the glass, it sparks rainbow hues across the walls plus ceiling, right? Every human being has an inner crystal, connective when the undemanding of God hits that intimate prism, the ignite defracts and spread rainbow hues all ended the your energy field. When any of your facets isn’t dexterous to light up, accordingly that part of your life is dead. Accordingly it is essential that you have unexpurgated your ‘hues’.
Humans also seem to nvloeden the only species with enough self-awareness to also have a sense of God. According to holon theory, every integrant of the universe is made up of parts and wholes; the the wholes always use the characteristics of their constituent parts plus additional qualities that are superior and more self-aware. For example, atoms combine to make molecules, which make cells, which mark organs, which combine to productive bodies with awareness. The same is correct for the nonphysical: beliefs, thoughts and emotions all combine in higher and higher levels of awareness and intelligence. This means that there must indigen a upper level of consciousness or self-awareness than we normally experience, and when you strip out all staunch and cultural patterns, that more complex intelligence is what we call God.
If you want to be more human, then it stands to reason that you want to draw on that higher intelligence of “Hu”. To get those hues out into the world, to read your own records, to have the best and highest intelligence possible, you need that light of God, the light that takes you higher than you know how to get yourself. To make it all more fun, obviously you need a sense of humor, also – et al boy, does that explain Jewish jokes! The Torah says, Love your neighbor that yourself. The Buddha says, There is veto self. So … maybe we’re off the hook?