Everything around us has a polar opposite.
Water - Fire
Sun - Moon
Light - Dark
Masculine - Feminine
Yin - Yang
Black - White
Good - Bad
Positive - Negative
Love - Fear
Success - Failure
Right - Wrong
Creation - Destruction
Happy - Sad
Saint - Devil
We constantly weigh up our life and decisions based on these forces, which shape our filter of our perception of the world. We have been taught and conditioned for so long that these forces repel each other, just like the opposing forces of magnets. For one to exist , the other has to cease - Which is the theory of DUALITY. This concept creates judgments and separations. We place our judgments on what’s good vs. what’s bad, what’s right vs. what’s wrong etc.
In the space of personal development, the 'pursuit of happiness’ is a billion dollar business. ‘Change your state' as you were told!
Don’t get me wrong, there is a place and time for that. But so much of the healing is in facing our darkness and shadows. You don’t truly heal until you FEEL.
When we look at life with the filter of Duality, we choose to live life on one spectrum because we judge the opposite being ‘bad/wrong’. Duality is fuelled by Ego, self judgment and hatred. We judge ourselves on our state of being, we conform to fit into a standard/expectation, we limit our capability to live life freely and to experience fully. We miss out of the massive lessons and learnings that exist in our shadows.
The theory of POLARITY is about union and integration. For passion to exist, we need both Masculine and Feminine. There is no judgments around what’s good and what’s best, we need both. But this is part of life. To live only in one spectrum is to rob yourself of the true essence of life.
Polarity is the notion that there is no right or wrong, just is.
There is no success without failure, and we need both.
With Love, there is also Fear. They both serve our purpose of existence.
You can’t truly appreciate the light without darkness. It’s the notion that in order for the ‘good’ to exist, there is the 'bad' polarity. It is the appreciation that one can’t exist without the other. When we create something, there is a presumption of death/destruction happening as well. In chaos, there is the birth of calmness and peace.
Polarity removes separation and judgments and accepts what is. It’s the notion that the good traits we see in others also exist within us; and everything that triggers us about them, exist within us as well. We are both god and satan; a saint and a sinner, masculine and feminine.
What we as humanity need more than ever is less separation, more union and integration. And the work starts with us.
This is an invitation to start living life in full spectrum. Life is never black and white…there is the whole range of rainbow colours and sparkles.
Notice in your life where the duality plays out and ask yourself: how you can create more union, integration and harmony.
Love to hear your thoughts about this.
Image: Viva Nico