And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
– Mark 3:24-26
The DUALITY PARADIGM
Duality exists in nearly every aspect of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual existence. We have day and night, light and dark, sun and moon, proton and electron, matter and energy – all examples of natural duality.
We are born male and female, with two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, and two nostrils. Even our brains are divided into hemispheres, left and right, one side generally considered analytical and the other creative.
For the most part, we are programed to prejudge all things in creation as either good or bad, better or worse, desired or undesired, depending upon our individual or cultural perspective.
Though such obvious examples of duality appear self-apparent, we often overlook how systems of duality subtly control and manipulate us. Humanity has created many systems of duality for itself, artificial divisions created in the mind – conservative and liberal, Republican and Democrat, West and East, capitalism and communism, religious and secular, winners and losers, normal and deviant. We categorize ourselves with labels to identify and separate ourselves – the preoccupation of the ego. We often feel better about ourselves by thinking less of others.
Such belief systems might lead us to experience states of emotional duality, such as love and hate, happiness and sorrow, contentment and resentment, hope and fear. We value and encourage the positive states of duality while rejecting and suppressing the negative ones. However, this practice creates an imbalance, causing us to reject the emotional parts within ourselves that we dislike. Then these feelings externalize, creating a circuit. perpetuating this duality.
DIVIDED WE ARE CONQUERED, TOGETHER WE STAND
We live within a dualistic Universe, and some sources claim that this third density version of Earth is the most polarized expression of that duality. Our hidden so-called rulers did not create this duality. They simply manipulate the system that is already present, playing on our hopes, our beliefs, our fears, and prejudices, fostering these artificial divisions – all for the purpose of steering us along a desired road, to solidify external systems of power and control.
Instead of appreciating the attributes we share in common, as human beings, as energetic beings of spirit having a human experience, we often focus on the things that make us different – the color of our skin, how much money we have, our political views, our sexuality, our religion. We segregate ourselves. We apply labels. We make judgments. We assign stereotypes. We discriminate. These divisions only serve to imprison us in opposing camps, us vs. them, much like the feuding families in Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet,” the Montagues and the Capulets.
Systems of duality create tension, friction, hostility, aggression, conflict, and perpetual war. An everlasting peace will never emerge from our current internal paradigm. Peace is incompatible with our illusions of duality. Yet we can peacefully coexist within a dualistic Universe by healing and transcending the divisions within ourselves.
THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL
The story of humanity falling into duality goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. As the tale goes, Adam and Eve were tempted to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge and thus they learned the truth about Good and Evil. Until that fateful event, they existed in a state of innocence, as animals or small children exist without ego, unconscious of themselves.
Personally, I believe the Eden story is merely allegorical, that it conveys a larger spiritual and/or psychological truth. In metaphysical terms, this transition of consciousness would be described as second density ascending into third density. Some have speculated that there may have been some extraterrestrial or extra-dimensional assistance involved with this transition.
In my metaphysical series, “Season of the Serpent,” I explore the nature of duality using fiction to illustrate a grander expression of the Eden story. In these novels, the wars of Earth have been manipulated by multi-dimensional extraterrestrials on the Astral Plane. In turn, these beings are themselves manipulated by two primal forces of consciousness masquerading as divinity, as divine representatives of good and evil, the Lord of Order and the Lord of Chaos.
Together they created and maintained the physical Universe —a perpetually unfolding, multi-dimensional manifestation of living consciousness. All life was inexplicably held together by the tension of their cosmic tug-of-war. Matter and anti-matter, proton and electron, illumination and darkness—for every force in the Universe there was an equal and opposite reaction, a system of duality held in balance. The manifest Universe would not exist, sentient life could not exist without their polarity principle. Yet life caught in polarity was in perpetual conflict, colliding and repelling, constantly at war with itself.
“If you had no fear, you would have no evil,” the other replied. “If you had no ego, nothing would be perceived as being good or bad. All would be perceived as being necessary to learn. You would realize that there is no death, therefore nothing is ever lost.
“This is the mystery you relearn again and again, trying to understand your true nature. How can you experience healing if there is no sickness? How can you experience compassion if there is no cruelty? How can you experience reunion if there is no separation? You create this duality in order to define yourself. Unfortunately, the evil you perceive has become necessary to awaken you. Will you awaken from fear or surrender to it? This is the question the Universe asks and the answer you seek.”
These learned concepts of good and evil create the sub-concepts of sin, separation, judgment, and guilt. One man’s “good” is another man’s “evil.” One nation’s just war is another nation’s genocide. Generally, good and evil are cultural constructs. Slavery is a cultural construct, and many generations considered slavery a necessary and justified institution despite the objections of their slaves.
In our fallen state, this third density Earth exists in a trap of perpetual duality. However, it is merely a limitation of our consciousness, a handicap that we cling to because we cannot see beyond our own limitations, our narrow minded perspective. We cannot perceive the unity of all consciousness, or the constant energetic flow that passes between us. We are connected by our very thoughts, yet we believe our thoughts are our own, privately locked away inside our heads. We are alone. We are lonely. We feel separate and incomplete. Our ego is constantly telling us that we are better or worse than everyone else.
Yet we have the power to climb out of this illusion, out of our minds, out of our preconceptions and misconceptions, out of the limitations of duality. Duality is our grade school teacher. Duality allows us the opportunity of appreciating light because we are in darkness. Duality encourages our consciousness to expand. It forces our spiritual growth. This world, this playground would not exist without the forces of duality in play, and we would be formless and changeless without this experience.
HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL DUALITY
In his article, The Meaning of ‘Beyond Duality,’ Dr. Noel Huntley describes duality as “two states, two poles, both of which arise from a division of unity.”
Eastern philosophy, in particular Buddhism, recognizes the dual nature of material reality and that enlightenment is a non-dual state. The yin/yang of Eastern philosophy is an expression of the duality. We might see what is meant by the Buddhist’s statement the middle way, or moderation in all things… the oscillation in the duality is balanced—not biased on one side or the other.
However, to the degree that one is operating at this midpoint, one ascends the gradient 3D to 4D, eventually rising above the dualities into higher frequencies and integration. At this enlightened level one perceives both sides of any interaction or communicating system.
Eventually, we all must graduate from the classroom of duality. We do this by accepting what is. We do this by internally releasing our swords, by turning the warring left and right hands of duality into partners with a handshake. We do this by appreciating the difficult lessons we came here to learn. We do this by recognizing that all of us are one – there are no illusory opposing sides in higher consciousness. We are one being of universal creation with the power to recreate our own world. We do this by realizing that achieving world peace means achieving oneness – common purpose and collective goals.
There are no shortcuts. There is no technology, no financial reset, no external solutions that will make us release our separateness. Only by giving up our separateness will we begin to share our technology freely, allow free energy, allow financial freedom and shared abundance. The cart cannot be put in front of the horse. The horse must pull the cart. The transformation must begin within, only then will it bloom externally.
NOTE: A wonderful example of releasing our separateness is the Fix The World Project’s campaign to open source the QEG (quantum energy generator.)
Within New-Age material these two different dualities, vertical and horizontal, are not at all clearly defined. The term duality is used indiscriminately. However, vertical and horizontal are not independent. One may picture a ‘vertical’ oscillation from 4D to 3D but, simultaneously, as the swing descends into 3D, it divides and oscillates ‘horizontally’. It is one whole, though. This configuration, two poles on the same level then a third one ‘above’ the other two (diagrammatically forming a triangle) but located in inner and higher space is a basic element for all structuring. The two 3D poles require the third one ‘above’ for their existence and integration.
The triangle is a sacred form because it illustrates this principle of integration – the integration of dualities, rising to a new higher vibration of consciousness. The ascension process requires the integration of our various internal dualities.
Positive + Negative = Neutrality
Male + Female = Divine Union
Order + Chaos = Synchronicity
The darkness uses an inversion, or a perversion, of this process, a synthesis to create a lower vibration of fear.
Problem + Reaction = Solution = A New Order out of Chaos
THE DUALITY OF VICTIM AND VILLAIN
Without this awakening, this inner graduation, systems of duality will continue to control and manipulate our lives. We are stuck in grade school/high school with the playground bullies making our lives miserable.
Let us consider the duality, evil/receivers of evil. … From the higher perspective both sides are perceived simultaneously—each side, perpetrator/victim requires the other for balance. This may be hard to believe but again it is physics and not so different from phase-conjugation of energy and time, etc. in quantum mechanics. External balance will be sought, but internal balance and unity of the two poles, present in both parties, must be achieved to remove the evil (and also the victim role).
Remember, the two poles, if they come together, disappear and are replaced by higher-dimensional unity. … This doesn’t necessarily mean evil and receivers come together to form unity…
When the internal condition is balanced, the external negative behaviour disappears—is no longer part of the person’s reality.
This is a difficult concept for many people to grasp. The emotional duality that results from trauma and victimization often makes a detached, objective perspective nearly impossible. This is why trauma and victimization are such powerful tools for the darkness. They fracture our holistic thinking. They reinforce the duality systems that manipulate and enslave us. Our media reinforces this paradigm daily.
Thus our instinct is to require punishment for the villain and justice for the victim. However, this mentality is just another form of self-perpetuating duality. The Universe gives us this desired duality in the form of Karma.
Karma has us replaying the roles of victim and villain again and again. Each one of us, in a past life, may have played the villain, perhaps requiring us to return in another life to play the victim, to balance the psychic energy within this Matrix system.
Imagine that you are playing a rather violent video game. You are stuck at a certain level, unable to progress. You are killed every time you make a wrong move, yet you return to the same point in the game. You are forced to complete the level, not because you are being punished by some insane game master, but because you the human player not your Avatar, has chosen to master this task and complete the game.
Likewise does your soul choose to return again and again to master the duality game.
The goal of Ascension is to learn our soul lessons, transcend these illusory dualities, and balance our Karmic debt, removing the need for duality, allowing us to step out of the game. We accomplish this through acceptance, forgiveness, and gratitude. In the higher densities, there is no longer any need to continue playing villains and victims.
TRANSCENDING THE PARADIGM
Our systems of duality have been constructed to manipulate our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Darkness uses duality to keep us divided, at war with ourselves and with others. We are better controlled that way. But when we shine with light and truth, we work to dissolve our illusory divisions, we dissolve the duality, and we become one people united in purpose and vision.
All this is as easy or as difficult as changing the way we think, changing our thoughts, our beliefs about the world we live in. It’s a process, learning to see ourselves as all the same, as connected, as part of something much larger than ourselves, opening up to the knowledge that the Universe is a living breathing being of consciousness – which is us. When we heal the duality within ourselves, we heal the duality in the Universe around us as well. The internal change eventually becomes externalized.
About the Author
David Nova is the author of the metaphysical fiction series “Season of the Serpent.” He is a truth-seeker, a Wanderer, a blogger, and the moderator of Deus Nexus: Messages For An Entangled Universe. For additional information about the author or his novels, visit his website, or his Facebook page.
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