Loving Oneness Now
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLARITIES AND DUALITIES
Polarities are of the ego and they exist only inside the ego's realm which is totally separated from God. There are no polarities in God's Reality. Polarities, which are always of the ego, have a positive pole and a negative pole. The positive pole cannot exist without the negative pole, even though one of the poles may be temporarily hidden in the subconscious mind of the ego. We refer to all these ego-polarities as "horizontal" because they are all on the same psychological level, just as (by analogy) a whole bunch of polarized magnets would be on the same level if they were laid out horizontally on a football field in a random pattern. Examples of common ego-polarities would be: bad versus goody-good, pain versus pleasure, anger versus appeasement, submissiveness versus domination, insecurity versus security, puritanical versus hedonistic. (A longer list of polarities is given later below.)
Duality is the term we reserve for What is Real versus what is NOT real. Duality is the word we use in Philosophy for this purpose, this meaning. What is Real exists in God's Reality and this includes our Real Minds-as-Such, while what is not real, by definition, does not exist at all. What is not real can be said to exist only as a fiction, a fabricated untrue fiction of the imaginative ego, which is also a fictional psychological construct. We refer to all dualities as "vertical" in order to spatially distinguish them from egoic polarities. The upper end of any duality is Reality and of God, while the lower end of the same duality (the ego and its imaginings) is not real. However it is important to realize that, when the lower unreal end of a duality is erased or vaporized, the upper end which is Reality, is unchanged and exists eternally in the Mind of God--as well as in our own Real Minds-as-Such. Examples of vertical dualities would be: Reality versus illusion, Son/Daughter of God versus ego, Real Love versus fear, Peace versus conflict, Abundance versus lack. (A longer list of dualities is given later below.) At this point, do not "run away with" the ego's preconceptions and ideas about what is Real and what is not. The ego's inherent negativity perceives Reality through the loveless, dark, distorting glasses of fear and conflict, and it is the distortion and misinterpretation that is unreal--just as if you saw your reflection in a twisted colored wavy mirror it would not look like the real you!
A TRIANGLE OF DUALITY LEVELS AND EGO-POLARITIES
There is a graphics version of this TRIANGLE Diagram which you can see R02, but you should read this version first.
SONSHIP ~ REAL-SELF
COMMUNION OF ALL
REAL WORLD OF ONLY LOVE
LEVEL OF TOTAL FORGIVENESS
RIGHT-MINDED ~ SPIRIT ~ VOICE FOR GOD
RIGHT-PERCEPTION ~ HEALING ~ MIRACLES
LEVEL OF SPIRIT-AS-SUBSTANCE & MANIFESTATION
NEGATIVE POLARITY ~ CENTERED ~ POSITIVE POLARITY
HORIZONTAL LEVEL OF EGO-POLARIZATION & IDENTIFICATION
BODY IDENTIFICATION AND PERCEIVED PHYSICAL FORMS LEVEL
GOD/MIND-AS-SUCH LEVEL (White):
This is at the top of the Reality-unreality duality. God is only pure Absolute Mind-as-Such as Being. Jesus (Raj) describes this Ultimate-Mind-Beingness as a Singularity (not in the black hole sense of physics). We popularly call this Absolute Mind-as-Such "God," and God has perfect Thinking as a major Attribute. God Thinks Perfect Complete Ideas in infinite variety and unlimited in number. God "encapsulates" a piece of His pure Mind-as-Such with Love (His only emotion) and designates that Love-encapsulated Mind as an individuated Mind-Being who exists eternally within His Mind. Within God's One Mind-as-Such there are Mind-Beings "without number" and God has fully endowed each one with all his powers and attributes forever. Note that the "pieces" of His Mind-of-Such that God "encapsulated" with Love in order to create Mind-Beings (Sons) had always existed amorphously (without differentiation) within His Mind-as-Such. Another name we use to label each Mind-Being in the Mind of God is Real-Self. Collectively speaking, all these Mind-Beings make up the Sonship which exists only in the Mind-as-Such of God.
Note that in this top white section we are not talking about bodies, the separation, or "physical" creation. We are only "defining," (within the limits of verbal communication) God's Singular (Loving Oneness) Mind-as-Such, and the Creation, by God, of Mind-Beings within His Mind.
COMMUNION OF ALL MIND-BEINGS (Pale yellow):
This is not really a "lower level," but rather signifies the Mind-Thought relationship activity of God and all the created Mind-Beings (including each of us). God and the members of the Sonship Love one another to the maximum. At this "level" we, as pure Mind-Beings all share (equally participate in) the Mind-of God with Him and with one another in a Mind-Communion of Loving Oneness, which includes maximal Peace, Joy, Happiness, Freedom, and Knowledge. This is Reality within the Mind-of-God, the only Reality there is, but always remember that the Mind-of-God Thinks Perfect Ideas and that all these Perfect Ideas are Reality too. At this point let me add that the Real Ideas of God interact and intermesh in extremely complex ways, organizationally, synchronously, creatively, substantially, chronologically Now, and as systems within systems within systems. This "Idea" topic will be further explored in the Reality, Creation, Science Section H.
Incidentally, we ego-ridden humans will only re-discover this "level" of Complete Loving Communion with one another and with God after we have totally and Lovingly forgiven everyone and everything on this planet and in this Universe, and not least, this includes "forgiving" God by letting go all our weird beliefs about Him. God is only Love and Wholly Loving, and only egos believe otherwise.
RIGHT-MINDEDNESS, SPIRIT, VOICE FOR GOD (Yellow):
This Spiritual Communication "level" is best looked at and explained from a human perspective, because it is the State of Mind we open up to as we move along (or "up" in the above Diagram) our Spiritual Path of dismantling the ego and its multifarious erroneous beliefs. As we divest our Minds of our egos, more and more of our Real Selves can "get through" to us. This genuine Communication comes to us from what A Course in Miracles calls the Holy Spirit, which Jesus (Raj) says is nothing more than our Right Minds or Right-Mindedness. Our Right Minds are our Real Minds in which the ego plays no part. As we purposefully move along our Spiritual Path, and we dissolve our egos through meditation, forgiveness and healing, we are able to "hear" not only our Real Selves, but also our Guides, the Awakened Masters, and God Himself. A Course in Miracles calls these communications and revelations The Voice for God because the Guides, Masters and our Real Selves have unimpeded access to God's Thoughts. With practice, the ego can be temporarily stilled during meditation and in the ensuing silence we can listen for Communications from the Voice for God in one or other of its forms. All these Communications call for ego-less Sanity. (See the Meditation Section G01 for more information on how to accomplish this type of Right-Minded communication.)
RIGHT-PERCEPTION, HEALING, MIRACLES -- LEVEL OF SPIRIT-AS-SUBSTANCE AND MANIFESTATION (Gold):
This "level" of Right Perception is also best looked at and explained from a human perspective. Right Perception is the precursor of, and prerequisite to, our full flowering as Right-Minded Beings as we return to our Sanity (see above paragraph). Right Perception perceives "behind" each ego-deluded human the Real Being that he or she Really is, and it also perceives the Real World in place of this ego-distorted, ego-polluted, place we call this world. When we humans all Wake up to Who we Really Are, this Earth will be restored to a garden (deliberately lower case) of Eden where the lion will lie down with the lamb and the food chain (but not the creatures) will disappear.
The Clarity of Right Perception increasingly occurs as we all Awaken more and more into Right-Mindedness. As I remarked above, the ego's inherent negativity perceives Reality through the loveless, dark, distorting glasses of fear and conflict, and it is the distortion and misinterpretation that is unreal--just as if you saw your reflection in a twisted colored wavy mirror it would not look like the real you! On this planet we are imposing our egoic distortions and ignorant aberrations on God's Natural Creation we call Earth. However, these distortions and ignorant aberrations of ego can be corrected through healing which is nothing more than allowing ourselves to open up to our God-given Right-Mindedness. This can be further facilitated by wanting Miracles of transformation. In other words, as we dissolve the craziness of our interfering egos, God's Natural moment-by-moment Creation Now can replace our destructive ravaging (of the Earth and one another) with His Perfection, and then we will have the Kingdom of God on Earth. Of course, this will also require us ALL to Love one another to the maximum, just as God does.
All of this requires a complete change of mind, which brings us to the next paragraph.
NEGATIVE POLARITY ~~ CENTERED ~~ POSITIVE POLARITY (Light Green)
THE HORIZONTAL LEVEL OF EGO-POLARIZATION & IDENTIFICATION:
The definition of horizontal ego-polarities was given in the first (topmost) paragraph of this page, so, if you are still somewhat unsure of what a horizontal ego-polarity is, please re-read that definition. (You may also wish to peek at the LISTS OF VERTICAL DUALITIES AND HORIZONTAL EGO-POLARITIES diagrammed below.)
The ego strives to keep our attention focused on the physical body in order to distract us from any interest in Spiritual ideas and activities. The more Spiritual we become the more the ego, which is a false psychological construct without any foundation in Reality, shrinks and weakens. Genuine Spirituality is a dire threat to the ego and the preoccupations we have with our physical bodies, especially sickness and fears for its safety, keep our attention away from Mind, God, and Reality, all of which are all around us--in fact, there is nothing else, because any "elses" are only unreal delusions on a massive scale.
Note that, even on this level of negative versus positive ego-polarities, it is possible during meditation or in moments of insightful revelation to become centered into sufficient stillness of mind (no ego-babble) that we can begin to move up the triangle and experience the "higher" levels.
BODY IDENTIFICATION AND PERCEIVED PHYSICAL FORMS LEVEL (Lime color)
When, as egos, we psychologically identify with the physical body we do not much care about Spiritual pursuits or experiences, even if we do give lip-service to our chosen religion and its tenets. This concern with, and fixation on, bodies is mainly concerned with maintenance, with maintaining our physical lives.
Now maintenance includes: food, clothes, shopping, exercise/ sports, cleanliness, shelter/ houses/ house and yard work, work for money, cars/ transportation/ commuting, sleeping, maintaining children and other family members, illnesses/ medical/ insurance, relaxing/ entertainment/ hobbies (all for winding down), and maintaining comforting friendships and relationships. Most people spend almost all of their time on activities devoted to maintaining their physical existence.
Now, let me hasten to add that there is nothing "wrong," or "sinful," or "malingering" or "bad" or "evil" about any of these maintenance activities. In modern life almost all of them are, in varying degrees, necessary, but they are not the Purpose of Life. When we are preoccupied with only maintenance, we are not Living; we are merely preserving ourselves, but for what? If we rule out everything unreal (such as entertainment), the answer can only be Reality. And while we play around only with maintenance and fiction, Reality waits. If you wish to know the attributes of Reality please examine the left-hand concepts (with initial capitals) in the Vertical Dualities column below.
HERE ARE THE LISTS OF VERTICAL DUALITIES AND HORIZONTAL EGO-POLARITIES
QUESTION: Do you not want Reality, Communion with all the Sons of God, the experience of God's Love non-stop, One Loving Togetherness, Light, perfect Peace, Spiritual Vision, unlimited Joy and Happiness, an Abundance of Everything Real, Pure Innocence, only Openness, Total universal Forgiveness, complete Sanity, absolute Freedom and God's Knowledge?
NOTE: For a colored graphics Diagram of the above Charts (within the boxes) see R02
Loving Oneness Now -- Copyright © 2007 Alexander Bannatyne, PhD