Sunday, May 25, 2014

Transcending The Duality Paradigm

By David Nova via Deus Nexus, 12 May 2014

"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


What is a duality paradigm, and why do we need to transcend it?

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.


human-brain-dualityWe 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.


Tree_DualityThe 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.
- Season of the Serpent: Book One

“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.”
- Season of the Serpent: Book Two

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.

Three-pillarsIn 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.

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