Polarity, Duality,
Opposites & Balance

 

"Wisdom is the power to play with opposites" Roberto Assagioli

 

Finding the balance.

Peter writes: “At different periods in my life I tried to fix my attention on different states of my being - on problems (shortcomings) or on values (relaxed states). I LOOK FOR THE PROBLEM and then I try to solve it.

Is it right to concentrate just on the problems? Where is the golden center? What is preventing me from concentrating on the LIGHT SIDE OF LIFE?”

Theun replies: “Peter, the warrior strives to achieve a fully OPEN and OBJECTIVE perception at all times. To be objective means that you must look at the BAD in relation to the GOOD. If you don't, you will develop a highly SELECTIVE PERCEPTION with a BIAS towards either the positive or the negative.”



One side of the brain is not better than another. One needs both sides to fully realize God, and to clear away negative ego. The keys here are striving for balance, integration and moderation in all things at all times. Another key is to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and your own Higher Self at all times and not the voice of the negative ego and lower self. To achieve this you must maintain mastery over your energies and secondly be able to listen to the still small voice within.

The masculine side provides the power to master your energies. The feminine side will provide the ability to listen to the intuitive guidance that is always forthcoming in every situation. This will allow for the blending of the first ray and the second ray. This is the blending of the power and the love with the wisdom. Power without love is like Nazi Germany. Love without power is to become emotionally dysfunctional.

A woman likes a man who is strong, but sensitive and loving. A centered man wants a woman who is loving and sensitive, but who can be strong and powerful. More and more these two sides of ourselves, which might be considered the ultimate archetypes, are coming together. The key to our society changing is for this merger and integration to first occur within ourself.

The ultimate example of this in our universe is the Lord Melchizedek, our Universal logos.

Above excerpted by Dr Joshua David Stone, from one of his many books, 'How to clear the negative ego'



What is born will die,
What has been gathered will be dispersed,
What has been accumulated will be exhausted,
What has been built up will collapse,
And what has been high will be brought low.

TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST SCRIPTURE



It seems that everything in the world has an opposite (polarity).

eg. Day / Night, Destruction /Construction, Life / Death

Having a polar opposite is a prerequisite for existence -

without darkness, there can be no light!

without evil, what is good?!

without a south pole there is no attraction

And life moves in cycles between these polarities

eg. Seasons, pleasure & pain, life & death, waves, pendulums

It looks like on the journey of life we move from lower aspects of Left / Right Brain to higher ones - hopefully balancing th sides in the process

moving from negative Yin / Yang to Positive Yin / Yang (and maybe vice versa)

Knowing the rules of the game makes life more fun!

Understanding that everything physical is in a state of change - moving between polarities and obeying natural laws, is a door to eternal happiness and bliss.

Knowing that it is logical progression, or natural law that things move in waves allows you to relax -just going with the flow. - up's & down's

'The only constant is change'

Live in the present moment and be consciously aware, of the state of change - in your internal environment as well as your external one.

 

Left Brain - Yang Right Brain - Yin

Logical

Deductive

Reasoning

Rational

Verbal

Physically observable

Able to accept everything

Methods of Obtaining Information

Imagination

Dreaming

Intuitive

Psychic

Creative

Inductive thinking

Asking and listening

Masculine Balance Female Balance
Caution

Sun

Self Confidence

Assertive

Left Brain

Scientific

Logical

Air

Fire

Heal

thinking

Occultist

Psychological

Horizontal

Doing

Control

Selfish

Inner Parent

Heavenly Father

Divine Father

Yogi

Serious

Priest

Adventurer

Negative

Yang

West

Dark

Lower self

Logical

Active

Teacher

Obeying

Form

Structure

Work

Disciplined

Detached

Appolian

Patriarch

caution

to possess nothing

to have no ties

contempt for death

 

Neutral (Androgynous)

Middle

Neutral

 

 

 

 

Spiritual

Courage

Moon

Humility

Receptive

Right Brain

Musical

Intuitive

Water

Earth

To be able to differentiate

Feeling

Mystic

Psychic

Vertical

Being

Surrender

Selfless

Inner Child

Earth Mother

Divine Father

Aphrodite

Humorous

Priestess

homebody

positive

Yin

East

Light

Higher Self

Intuitive

Passive

Student

Ruling

Formless

Fluid

Play

Spontaneous

Free Flow

Dionysian

Matriarch

Courage

To command everything

loyalty

regard for life

 

Left Side of body & head Right Side of Body & Head

Non-dominant

unconscious

Spatial Relations

Pictures

Images

Symbolic

Metaphorical

Intuitive

Synthesize

Accepting

Abstract

Musical

Artistic

Simultaneous

Holistic

Duality of Cerebral Functions

(notice exactly opposite to above!)

Dominant

Conscious

Verbally Aware

Language

Words

Literal

Definitive

Logical

Analyze

Discriminating

Concrete

Mathematical

Scientific

Sequential

Linear

Positive Yin   Positive Yang

Loving

Compassion

Forgiving

Joyous

Cooperation

Self-Love

Self -Worth

Acceptance

Humility

Humble

Gentle

Peaceful

Flexible

Sensitive

Receptive

Open

intuitive

Feeling

Personal Power

Discipline

Assertive

Discernment

Focused

Self - Mastery

Responsible

Non - Attachment

Patience

Faith

Decisiveness

Organized

Perseverance

Giving

Logical

Confident

Co-creator

nonjudgmental

Negative Yin   Negative Yang

 

Hurt

Depression

Rejected

Moody

Defensive

Fearful

Insecure

Worry

Lazy

Low Self Esteem

Guilt

Victim

Needy

Self Pity

Loneliness

Shyness

Procrastination

 

Rigid

Neurotic

Anger

Violence

Uptight

Attacking

Critical

Superiority

Impatient

Hate

Revenge

Intolerant

Prideful

Resentful

Jealousy

Selfish

Workaholic

Source 'How to dissolve the negative Ego' Dr Joshua David Stone

The extremes by themselves have no power.The power is in between the polarities - moving towards balance and wholeness.

The Middle Path, The Trinity

Everything is not actually a duality, but a trinity. There is always the third aspect eg. neutral, warm, middle, balance/

To summarize - the key is be aware of your journey, and learning the lessons of life thus moving to higher expressions of your consciousness - from negative yin / yang to positive yin / yang.

That's why Buddha said the middle path is the path of self - realization.

Aristotle said, 'Know Thyself and take nothing to excess'

That's why great poets and artists have always said be undisturbed in face of adversity. That is the greatest test. (See St. Francis of Assisi's Prayer)

Negative ego-consciousness is the polarity of Christ consciousness

Progressing on the spiritual path involves a shift in polarity

Spiritual Discernment, Vision, Healing, intuition, idealism, active service, perfection, all knowledge much more advanced than lower psychism.

Hermetic Law

 

The ideal is to know who you really are. We are the observers of the balance and so called imbalance.

Balance love and awareness

Love is energy moving outwards from yourself / source.

Awareness is energy returning to yourself / source.

Maybe life not only moves in cycles, but in spirals also.

So once we have learned a lesson we move on, only to encounter a similar situation, but this time from a fresh / higher perspective.

If we don't learn the lessons we stagnate and start spiraling downwards making it harder and harder to escape.

Related books

Dr Joshua David Stone, from one of his many books, 'How to clear the negative ego'

http://www.kitchendoctor.com/articles/opposites.html - opposites, health, ayurveda article

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