The Gospel of Thomas, verse 22 says, “… Jesus said to them, “When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female…then will you enter [the Kingdom].”
The duality of opposites is the old way. If we remain in the old, we will continue to see chaos, crisis, and challenges. Choosing only the good and avoiding the bad, trying to do only the right thing while denying and judging wrong, results in missing the mark. It is the time-tested way of failure and attracting more suffering and pain.
The union of opposites is the new way. Wisdom is uniting the polar opposites and rising above them. Hold your arms out to your sides palms up. Place love in your left hand. Place fear in your right hand. Now bring your hands together in prayer position in front of your heart and imagine the fear dissolving in the Love fire. You can do this body prayer with any polar opposite. Let the union of the opposites enter your heart. The ability to hold paradox in our mind is a higher level of being. This is accomplished in the crucible of our heart. Rising in consciousness to a higher vibration or frequency is the result of the union of opposites.
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
A house divided cannot stand. A mind divided into right/wrong, good/bad, have/have not, or God/not God cannot stand. A relationship divided cannot survive. A religion divided into denominations and doctrines cannot stand. A nation divided into red/blue, republican/democrat, God/atheist, or have/have-not cannot stand. A world divided cannot stand. There is only God, above all, through all, and in all despite all outward appearances. Period.
Wisdom is the union of compassion and understanding. Love is the highest vibration that includes all, welcomes all, and embraces all. The Light of Love is the highest frequency that dissolves everything into One. Wisdom requires awaking from duality to non duality. When we are still asleep or unconscious, we are stuck in lower vibrating levels of perception where we see only the problem. We are in the dark and have a limited view. When we rise to see as God sees, we find that all is one. When we look from the level of duality we can see only separation.
From the mountaintop we see as God sees: oneness; from the valley we see as creation sees: duality. The new way, the wisdom way, is to bring the mountain to the valley and the valley to the mountain. The way of Love includes all, welcomes all, and embraces all which dissolves everything but Love. Resist nothing. Bring the Light of Awareness to anything masquerading as negative or bad. Love your enemies and there will soon be no such thing as an enemy.
Trying to be good and do right is the old recipe for failure. Morality without transformation is doomed to miss the mark. Laws and rules without transformation by Love is destined to fail. Love through transformation is the answer. Transformation through Love is the answer.
The Wisdom Way is the Way of Higher Love. Unconditional Love is the highest vibration that is awakened when we let go of the old way, surrender, empty and allow the highest frequency of Light to fill us. When we align our mind with the Mind of God, we raise to a higher vibration. When we let go of old beliefs, old thoughts of separation, old ways of being and duality, our vibration rises and we are able to perceive from a higher view. From the higher seeing, we awaken to the truth of unity, harmony and oneness. From the Mountain of One. all is seen as oneness and the mountains of obstacles melt.
Wisdom is not an intellectual knowing. Transformation involves awakening and a change of heart and mind. Transformation occurs in the body, not apart from it. There is no separation in wisdom. There is no up/down, right/wrong, or God/human in nonduality. There is no division in Love. There is no subject/object split in nonduality. When we wake up to the truth of who we really are, duality dissolves in the Sun of Presence.
“In the beginning God (Elohim-plural in Hebrew) created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1 in the bible. The same verse in the Hebrew Torah “Be’rayshit Ba’rah Elohim Et Ha-Shamayim V’et Ha-Aretz” is translated in kabbalistic terms as ” ____with the beginning, ____ created Elohim, the heavens and the earth.” The Zohar interpretation is “Along with the beginning, boundlessness (Ein Sof) created God [s] [Elohim], the heavens and the earth.”
“Through our human eyes there is a creation and dualistic God [so to speak], but through the ‘eyes’ of Boundlessness [so to speak], there is no [separate] Creation” R. Aaron
In the beginning, the impersonal created the personal. To return to wholeness we must awaken to our impersonal, God Self, the boundless, spaceless, timeless, infinite, vast, expansive, darkless-dark, and lightless-light at our core. We wake up out of a personal, separate self to the impersonal oneness of all. From the awakened place of oneness and nonduality, we return to the personal. When we begin to live from the personal within the consciousness of oneness, we have created heaven on earth. “On earth as it is in heaven” does not say we must die to go to heaven, it says it is done on earth AS it is in heaven. Now is the time to wake up to the Truth! Now is the time to wake up and bring heaven to earth! Now is the time to bring the Light of God to every facet of our life on earth!
Wake up to the Way of Wisdom! Remember the original teachings of the Wisdom Jesus! Remember the ancient truth that has been forgotten.
“In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Way, every day something is dropped” Lao Tzu
The Way of Wisdom is wholeness. Find your inner greening! Find the life of God within you! Bury the seed deep in your inner dark fecund soil, crack open, sprout, and begin to grow until you are a tree of life in the garden of the new heaven on earth now!
From a book of Contemplation called The Cloud of Unknowing, in which a soul is made one with God: “When I say ‘darkness’ I mean an absence of knowing, in the sense that everything you do not know, or have forgotten, is dark to you, because you cannot see it with your mind’s eye. And for this reason it is not called a cloud in the air but a cloud of unknowing that is between you and your God”
Awake! Remember! Meet the cloud of unknowing in the air and willingly allow yourself to receive Wisdom!
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- Kundalini (ganjavibes.wordpress.com)
- Duality (dprogram.net)