Looking the wrong way
“In Western civilization the interior life of the individual, with all its richness, finds itself relegated to a minor role in existence. Man is so caught up in the toils of mechanical life that he has neither time to stop or the power of attention needed to turn his mental vision upon himself. Man thus passes his days absorbed by external circumstances. The great machine that drags him along turns without stopping, and forbids him to stop under penalty of being crushed. Today like yesterday, and tomorrow like today, he quickly exhausts himself in the frantic race, impelled in a direction which in the end leads nowhere. Life passes away from him almost unseen, swift as a ray of light, and man falls engulfed and still absent from himself.” Boris Mouravieff. Gnosis
Stirring words from Boris Mouravieff and so very true. Modern man has been engineered to live half a life….to experience only one side of his being. (See Crying for a Dream) He has been manipulated to look to the physical world for answers to his problems, and does not realise there is an inner world of spectacular potential hidden from his ‘sight’. Neither does he understand that all manifested form has an energetic cause.
“The principle of Polarity-embodies the truth that all manifested beings have two sides; two aspects; two poles; a pair of opposites, with manifold degrees between the two extremes.” The Kybalion.
The two pillars depicted in esoteric symbolism represent the forces of duality: matter and spirit; dark and light. Most people tend to think in terms of opposites, and believe the two aspects of polarity are separate and independent of each other. They cannot comprehend that rather than being separate, opposites are in varying degrees the manifestation of a single principle.
It is the law of duality and personality polarity that binds man’s limited awareness to the matrix game of opposites. A game he cannot escape until he wakes up to the understanding that his world has been ‘set up’ for him-as a ‘whirled’ of conflict.
“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” A.A.Milne.
The understanding that our reality is set up for the clash of polarities of whatever spectrum-and can’t exist without conflict is a sobering thought. We live in a sacrificial world based on a predator/prey rule book, a dimension geared to the survival of the fittest. The construct we live in is a blood-let, and when we consider the suffering; the energetic torment of the billions upon billions of mutilated human and animal bodies that litter the memory of this world, it is no wonder, the plague of fear is upon us. Fear that is invited by our blindness, arrogance, vanity, compartmentalised compassion, and our seemingly inability to think for self.
The sponge of normality
Many people’s awareness is totally captured by the hub bub of the game… the glittering, alluring make believe world of the matrix, where everything is geared towards success in the world ‘out there’. Our perception has been hijacked; our minds captured; and our awareness engineered to believe that the answer to all of our problems reside in the physical world…the bottom rung of our totality.