Hermetic Principles: FOUR
Everything is dual in nature.
That everything has an opposite, is how we are taught to look at life. Hot/cold, rich/poor, etc. Yet in reality hot and cold are not opposites, they are just different levels of the same thing, temperature. What lies between is energy or 'vibration'.
If we raise the 'vibration' of cold, we get hot (with a lot of varying degrees in between). So to with rich/poor, varying degrees of the concept, money.
Everything is either Absent of or, Present with, energy. These extremes meet, showing all paradoxes can be reconciled at some level.
Doreen Virtue and Gayle Dillon, use a great visualisation.
Imagine poles, like power poles, with say, joy, up the top and sadness at the bottom. Put a lever on the pole, at the point where you think you are. Now, WILL, the lever up as far as you think it can go. (Some may be able to raise the lever to the top, it depends on what your beliefs and reality will allow.)
Raise a different pole, for each aspect of your life that you would like to work on.
As you raise the lever, you are raising the vibration, or energy of the pole, this attracts that vibration to you.
Make sure you go back and check your poles, ensure the lever stays high. (I use a mixing board lol.)
I think possibly this is one of the most hardest concepts to understand. Not only because of opposites being different levels of the same thing, but we construe the opposite as being "Negative" or of an undesirable nature.
If we are Spiritual People having Emotional Experiences within a Physical body, then is any experience truly "Negative"?
The ideal of "Shadow Work" is to recognise and replace the "negative" emotions (due to the connotations conditioned upon them) in that each emotion happens for a reason. Fear keeps us safe, anger motivates us, stress is actually incredibly good for the body and the hormones produced make us capable of incredible things...dependent on the way in which the "feeler" experiences and frames their thought around the emotions.
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