By Alisa Battaglia, B.D., C.H.T., EFT, TH
“That which appears is not always that which truly is; that which rends and disrupts the personality life is frequently the agent of release, if rightly apprehended; that which will emerge when the Forces of Light have penetrated the world of darkness, will demonstrate the nature of the undying human spirit.” ~Ponder on This, A Compilation
Polarity refers to all the dualities that we are and experience that reflects the need of every human to extend and combine with the polar opposite to create growth. Duality is the relationship between two seemingly contradictory views or emotions, thoughts or dichotomous behaviors that forms a “hole” within the whole. While everything contains within it the essence of its opposite, duality is an illusion of the mind that prevents the integration of opposing parts. In reality, it simply refers to relationships between two bodies of consciousness.
Duality is the illusion that we think we are separate from our source of wholeness. We believe this because we struggle with so much opposition that it seems as if there are only two points of view and that our survival depends upon them. For example, the primary mass cleavage is in the connection between self and planet Earth and the extremes between plentitude and scarcity represented in the world, which is reflective of an inner opposition of acceptance and connection with all that is. In order to be healthy in life we must balance our tendencies with their opposing forces in nature by remaining flexible so that we may attune into the heart of the greater planetary rhythm that rides in tandem with the Kosmic forces of our Universe. When we make this heavenly connection, we are open to receive from the light above, the Will of Divine Grace and begin to function as an instrument along the evolutionary pathway that awakens into the Heart of the Divine Plan.
When our opposites are brought into balance, we feel a sense of wholeness, unity and completion. With balance comes emotional integration and freedom from inner conflict of what we think, feel, say and do, which means that we have finally brought a sense of peace within the diversity of our nature. Integration of our lower bodies (physical, emotional and mental) means that we free ourselves from the patterned conditionings and ways of acting that are out of balance because they do not support our highest good. When we respond out of love in situations than react out of preprogrammed ways of living life we strengthen our core self. Living a conditioned life deplete of our true expression is a distortion of who we are and is therefore, out of balance with our essential self. This imbalance reflects within our body system, as all unbalanced thoughts and feelings do in acute or chronic situations.
Polarity also expresses as an opposing energy when we want to be other than our selves, different than we are. Here we project how we want to appear to the world. In extreme polarity, we are opposite our self in nature and assume a dominant energy expression or pattern that runs the personality counter to its souls urge. Take for example, the reflection of our selves perceived through a mirror. The effect that we see in the mirror is a reflection that is opposite or inverted. It does not project reality as it is, rather than reflect our perception that appears as reality. These false realities become our projecting patterns that move us through life totally unaware of everything because we are too caught up in ourselves to put the mirror down. Even though energy patterns of expression shift in different areas of our lives, they persist because the emotional body is ever malleable. While the pattern may appear to be subtle in one area of our life, it is often recognizable in another. When we are constantly postured in defense to guard our falsehoods we are unable to hear praise, constructive criticism, be open to affection and quality friendships because we reject taking chances towards fulfillment, of beauty in our lives, money or even to hear the message in our illness. Contractedness from life keeps our field closed from the ability to tap into the flowing circuit of prosperity emanating from the Universal Law of Balance.
The Universal Law of Balance concerns the generative cycle of giving and receiving that flows through the aggressive and receptive energies of the masculine and feminine principle as they fuse together to form the spontaneous compassionate heart. True giving is the expression of our value. It flows easily when we are in fullness rather than depletion. For instance, we may give to others with obligation or calculation with the intent of receiving accolades or as a way to push us further along in our aspirations. However, this act is grasping because it clings to a need behind the act, which is often compulsory and fueled by an inner emptiness that stems from our feelings of unworthiness. Addictions of all kinds thrive on this attitude of neediness, which does not allow spontaneous giving to occur and therefore inhibits or short-circuits the generative cycle of giving and receiving.