Colored Pencil Sketch by Beverly Blanchard
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions. -- Horace
The Law of Duality basically states that everything is on a continuum and has a complementary opposite within the whole. To use an old adage, there may be two sides of a coin but there is only one coin. In other words, things that appear as opposites are in fact only two extremes of the same thing. For instance, heat and cold may appear to be opposites at first glance, but in truth they are simply varying degrees of the same thing.
On the physical level the law of duality is easy to understand. We can make comparisons with physical eye. For instance, there is life and death, day and night, short and tall, masculine and feminine, near and far, and so forth.
What becomes problematic with the Law of Duality is when we start thinking that one aspect of the spectrum is better than the other aspect of spectrum. We get into labeling things as right or wrong. Unlike mankind’s laws and morals, there is no right or wrong. For example, in America they drive on the right side of the road. In England they drive on the left side of the road. Who is right and who is wrong? Similarly there are no good or bad experiences. Experiences are just experiences nothing more, nothing less. What one learns from the experience is all that counts. We have all had experiences that initially proved unpleasant but they became the greatest thing that happened to us.
Seeing things from only one perspective is a trap that keeps you locked into one aspect of a condition. In every situation in life, under the Law of Duality you are simply seeking to balance the duality. It is not about operating in either extreme. It is about keeping to the middle path. One does not however deny the moment. To learn how live the moment all one needs to do is watch a child’s behaviour. They get angry with someone and in the next moment they forget it. They move on. No stress.
Currently there are many who like to label the darkness as evil. There is not a source of evil. In this universe, there is only a source of love. There is however negative thought forms as every thought that has ever been thought is still in existence. If you attune to these thought forms then you are attuning to that which is not Source Energy.
It is also important to understand that in order to be for something; you must be against something. For and against still indicates you are operating on the same continuum. It is the reason most of our War Against (drugs, cancer, poverty, homelessness, etc.) campaigns do not work. What we are essentially doing is focusing our energies on that which we do not want and in doing so we neglect to define what it is we do want. As Einstein said, ‘you cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.’
When working with this law you may find that when attempting to balance the duality you will end up attracting the opposite of what you want. For the moment you call in that which you are seeking to balance, everything in its opposite will come tumbling into your life. If you are seeking more clarity, confusion will seem to reign supreme. Nothing will seem to be clear anymore, and you will wonder why you ever started on this journey. Yet, if you continue to work on changing your thinking and your belief patterns you will reach the balance point. This is what the Law of Duality is all about. It is about reaching a balance point. It is not about operating at either extreme. It is about remaining at your centre even when the hurricane of life is swirling around you.
In the next post I will discuss how to deal with contrast.