Seven Hermetic Principles [Polarity #4 of 7]
Everything seemingly contradictory may be reconciled.
The mirror process
Four of the seven Hermetic Principles are intimately connected to the mirror process. They are the Principles of Correspondence, Polarity, Cause and Effect, and Gender.
Mastering the mirror process is the single most important spiritual step one can take to transform their life and take back personal power.
The Principle of Polarity #4
The Principle of polarity states “Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its polar opposite; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled." —The Kybalion
By Mark Passio
Here’s an example. Are hot and cold opposites or can we look at them as the presence of heat energy or the absence of heat energy meaning they're the same thing, energy? Whether it's concentrated in a specific area, which makes it hot or whether it's absent from a specific area, which makes it cold that's what hot and cold are at a fundamental level. At our level of perception they're opposites but at a fundamental level they're the same thing, energy.
Are knowledge and ignorance the same? Actually they are because truth is always present. It's a matter of whether the truth is acknowledged and processed or whether it's refused and not processed; they are identical in nature yet different in degree.
Extremes can meet, blend and play with each other as depicted in the yin-yang symbol of masculine and feminine. At some level of reality everything that is seemingly contradictory may be reconciled. Again, I stress the term ‘at some level’ because at the unified field level everything is pure consciousness however at this 3rd dimension level there are different levels of consciousness, there are things taking place we are required to learn, things we are required to set right and rectify because it does matter; it does matter.
Can all paradoxes be reconciled, yes, at some level. In this 3rd dimension realm we need to have our feet on the ground in the physical domain. In the Hermetic tradition, a lot of this understanding is derived from ancient Egypt in the land of Khem. The original name for Egypt was Khem, interpreted as black or dark in their language. It was the black land and where we get the word alchemy. Al = from and chemy or Kement = black.
Alchemy meaning ‘out of darkness this knowledge will come and bring light’.
A lot of mystery tradition teachings come from Khem. The Greeks who took it from Khem started to propagate it in other areas through Greek mystery traditions. There were light and dark sides of mystery traditions. Some used the knowledge wisely, they tried to propagate it and elevate human consciousness, while others chose to use it selfishly to manipulate and control others.
The last 4 years have led many people to emphatically say they do not want to return to this planet. In an upcoming post, let’s explore the controversial and ‘polarizing’ topic of reincarnation and how it is proposed to break the cycle.
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