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As we explore Universal Law, it becomes apparent that these laws are present in every aspect of life surfacing on a regular basis. To recognize and apply them is an essential part of understanding our interactions with the Universe and to become adept at flowing with its wisdom.
The Law of Polarity states that: "Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet.”
We are a combination of various energies, each present by degree. Some energies may dominate our nature and others will surface only on special occasions. We are the essence of the concept of polarity. Polarity differs from duality in that each pole has the essence of the other contained within it. There is a range and degree of each aspect housed within the other, inseparable. A continuum of polarities exists within us, and what we manifest is a combination of these polarities in varying degrees. Nothing exists in a pure state; everything blends to form unique and vibrant combinations. The physical and metaphysical aspects inherent in the energy that surrounds us is where the polarity begins; the power generated by opposites yet has the essence of each opposite held within it.
The duality inherent in nature serves to produce energetic interactions as seen in the interaction of positrons and electrons within the atomic structure, in magnetic fields that display positive and negative polarities, in the light of day and the dark of night, the sun and the moon, and in the human forms of male and female. In each case, both aspects are necessary to create balance and promote harmony in the world. Energy continuously seeks balance. We’ll talk more about this in the next article on the Law of Gender.
On the metaphysical side, it is the Yin (moon, female, cold, dark, submission) and Yang (sun, male, heat, light, projective) energies working to balance active with passive. It is the energies of the god and goddess and the forces of conscious and subconscious. Each of us contains all of these aspects, traits, and characteristics within ourselves. Each individual is the duality, the dichotomy, reflecting the potential of the Ultimate Energy Source. We are able to tap into the Source to bring these aspects together for our highest good or most devastating demise.
Additionally, opposites, each bearing their individual essence, allow for creation only when combined with its antithesis. It is about combining rather than separating, once again showing the need for interaction. Nothing is separate; nothing can in and of itself stand alone and effectively produce the desired result. Everything is connected.
Some examples are:
Analytical – Creative – Within each creative act is a measure of data analysis taking place, pulling together information about a particular perspective and organizing it in a way that expresses the essence of that information. The system of Tarot is a creative expression of the metaphysical laws that apply to the human condition and its relationship to the Divine. The act of interpreting the artistic renderings of symbols and concepts as they appear on the cards is analytical. At the more analytical end of this polarity, a scientist who is gathering data and designing a system to make sense of the information uses the creative faculty in order to create a visual or conceptual means of expressing the results.
Physical – Mental – An athlete is predominantly physical in the act of performing his expertise, yet a strong mental component is essential to perform at the top of his game. Negative self-talk can diminish an athlete’s chances of winning. For those who are performing primarily in a mental/academic capacity, research has shown that daily exercise is important to optimum brain function.
Left Brain – Right Brain – Some individuals are right-brain (creative) dominant, some are left-brain (logical) dominant, and some use both hemispheres of the brain equally. When one or the other is dominant, the subordinate hemisphere is still active and contributing to the task at hand, albeit in a less prominent way.
The idea that all potentialities fall on a continuum helps us understand the need to suspend judgment and to work in the realm of blurred meaning where everything contains a bit of dark and light and positive and negative. This idea expands our understanding of how the world works that nothing stands on its own, and that tolerance for varying views and approaches is necessary to fully embrace the Law of Polarity.
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Diane Wing, M.A. is the founder of Wing Academy of Unfoldment, host of Wing Academy Radio, author of six books, and an experienced guide for those ready to see things differently. For more on this topic and to expand your energetic consciousness, check out The True Nature of Energy: Transforming Anxiety into Tranquility on Amazon and B&N. www.DianeWing.com