The universal law of polarity is the 10th Universal law. When you master this law, you understand that the universe is set up in divinely orchestrated opposites.
You are supposed to experience these polar opposites. That way, you can discover your free will to choose the side of the coin to align with at a particular time to manifest what you want.
In this article, we will:
- Define the Universal law of polarity and the law of opposites
- Discuss the origins of the universal law of polarity
- Explore how the ascended masters explained the universal law of polarity as a law of the universe
- Explore what modern psychology teaches about polarity in shadow work and inner child healing
- Explain how to use the law of polarity for a balanced and happy life
Definition of the Universal Law of Polarity as a Law of the Universe
The Law of Polarity states that everything is dual; everything has its pair of opposites.
This, in simple terms, is the concept that there are two sides to every coin. Everything exists in a continuum, and the ‘poles’ are on the opposite ends of this continuum. Opposites attract.
As you interact with other people, animals, plants, and everything else in nature, you will notice this duality:
- Birth and Death
- Light and darkness
- Hot and cold
- Masculinity and femininity
- Happiness and sadness
- Harmony and conflict
- Good and evil
When these two opposites are managed well, they create a balanced experience of the universe.
On the other hand, when you mute one of the two opposites, you lean significantly to one side, which can create a lot of suffering in your life.
The essence of polarity is summarized by the assertion that you cannot know one end of the continuum without knowing the other.
For example, you will know sadness when you have seen happiness; you will know acceptance when you have suffered rejection.
You will know darkness when you have experienced light and so on.
When you understand the law of polarity, you learn to look at every situation’s flip side. Concentrating on the ‘silver lining,’ you can transcend the ‘darkness’ in a situation and turn it into an opportunity for growth.
Similarly, when opposites attract, if you approach every situation with ‘toxic’ positivity and ignore the possible darkness inherent in the setup, you will likely learn a lesson about caution.
The Origins of the Universal Law of Polarity
If you look at everything in the universe, you will notice this dualistic pattern. For the sun, you have the moon. For the sky, you have the earth, and for the North Pole, you have the South Pole.
However, as a spiritual concept, the Law of Polarity is recorded in some of the oldest spiritual texts as a Law of the Universe.
Kabbalistic Teachings on Polarity
The Kabbalah, for instance, gives this account of the creation of the universe:
“In the beginning, before everything else existed, there was light. The light was the first cause, and no other cause preceded it.
Since the nature of light is giving, it felt the need to create a vessel to express its generosity.
As the vessel filled with light, it also inherited the nature of its very creator. And so, it started feeling the need to give.
It felt the desire also to be a cause and not a mere result. So, it pushed the light back, and the light stopped giving.
The moment the light stopped giving, the vessel exploded into a million pieces, which is how everything in the universe came to be.
As a result, the vessel could now share with itself and also with the light, thus becoming the cause of its fulfillment.”
From this story, we learn that polarity caused the universe to manifest.
Thus, everything in this universe will have the very nature of the vessel, giving and receiving, which essentially is polarity.
The Rig Veda and Polarity
The Rig Veda goes into more detail about how polarity is intertwined in every aspect of nature.
In Veda, the originator of everything is Shakti, and she is naturally dual.
She is the source of everything that has already manifested and is yet to manifest. Shakti is also known as Prakriti or nature. She is the mother goddess.
Through the mother goddess or Shakti, we get everything:
- Good and bad,
- Positive and negative
- Light and darkness
- Happiness and sorrow
The Rig Veda describes God as infinite and that everything expressed from this infinity is expressed in dual form.
Interestingly, Veda further talks about time with relation to duality through the concepts of Sambhuthi and Asambhuthi.
Sambhuthi is everything that has already manifested. Asambhuthi, on the other hand, is everything yet to manifest.
Essentially, the present you and future you are two opposites on a continuum. The present you and everything that has manifested is Sambhuthi, while everything you hope to be is Asambuthi.
The concept means that you are infinite, just like God. You can expand into limitless possibilities if only you could learn to embrace your duality.
Gross and Subtle in the Rig Veda
The Veda also asserts that everything in nature manifests either as a gross or subtle element. The matter is gross, while energy is subtle. For example:
- Water, fire, and earth are gross, while air and space are subtle
- The human body is gross, but the breath, mind, ego, and spirit are subtle
- The lower dimensions are gross, while the higher dimensions or the heavens are subtle.
When you understand this pairing in nature, you start realizing that even the things you might have imagined to be the end of something are just the opposite side of the continuum and the beginning of infinite possibilities.
For example, humans fear death a lot because gross matter, the body, becomes useless when you die.
However, at the point of death, the astral body gets the freedom to be more than it could ever have been in the confines of the human form.
The Veda also teaches that everything in the denser subterranean worlds is full of rajas and tamas.
Rajas are chaos, confusion, and unregulated desires. Tamas is everything chaotic and destructive.
On the other hand, everything that belongs to the etheric realm, such as the subtle bodies, is filled with Sattva’s light and power.
The Veda, therefore, corresponds with the teachings of Kabbalah on the origin and the nature of duality or polarity.
What the Ascended Masters Taught about Polarity
Ascended masters have passed through the refining fire required to exist in this realm.
They have also passed through higher initiations and are tasked with helping the planet ascend.
They, therefore, possessed a lot of wisdom on spiritual enlightenment. Some of the masters whose teachings have been passed down in religious texts include:
- Gautama Buddha
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Master Sanada
The difference between Buddhism and other faith systems is how deeply philosophical and practical the teachings are. Buddhism stipulates that:
- There is suffering (Dukhka)
- Suffering is caused by craving and attachment (Trishna)
- It is possible to end suffering(Nirvana)
- Nirvana is achievable by following the middle path or the eight-fold path.
Therefore, Buddha’s philosophy is that good and bad are two sides of the same coin.
Our actions create our path (Karma), and if you want to be released from Samsara (the endless cycles of karma), you must learn and follow the middle path.
A disciple of Buddha, Vilamakirti, describes polarity and how to embrace non-duality perfectly. He makes the following assertions:
- Production and destruction are two things, but that which is not produced does not occur, and it cannot be destroyed.
- Defilement and purification are two things. But if you do not know defilement, you might not understand how to purify.
- Distraction and attention are two, but you will not feel the need to pay attention if you are not distracted.
In summing up, he said that anyone who wants to understand these concepts must enter the path of non-duality and refuse to lean on any of the two opposite ends of the coin.
In Buddhism, therefore, you stop creating lousy karma and achieve Nirvana.
But that’s only possible when you realize that non-duality entails balancing these two opposites that characterize everything in nature.
Mahatma Gandhi is known for championing the love revolution. He believed love should permeate every aspect of our lives, from home to work and other interpersonal interactions.
According to Gandhi, polarity was the most significant illness affecting humanity.
He asserted that humans had perfected the ‘we’ versus ‘them’ mentality. The kind of mindset where you look for any characteristics to use to classify and discriminate other humans, such as:
- Color of the skin
- Education status
- Religious beliefs
For example, there is no separation between the wealthy and the poor person in the community, but they are often viewed as polar opposites.
They are two ends of a continuum. Accepting both ends creates unconditional love between them, bringing about harmony and balance.
Ascended Master Sanada
There are many positive spiritual teachings from the ascended master Yahshua or Jesus, as Christians refer to him.
Like Gandhi, he was an advocate of love for all. He summarized the old laws with one commandment and called it the commandment of love.
“By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”
The best interpretation of this verse can be found by looking at ascension. We say that when your consciousness is expanding, you drop all the 3D fear-based emotions towards those things that seem different.
At the same time, you embrace unconditional love for all. Jesus told his followers that they needed to embrace their polarity or differences and embrace love.
When a ‘sinner’ was brought to Jesus,
“All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. 9When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman.”
This story is significant in the ascended master’s teachings because he shows everyone pointing an accusing finger a simple truth. Everyone has a light side, and everyone has a dark side.
It also shows that when we disown our dual nature, we become the moral police of others and seek to crucify them for weaknesses that we also possess.
The Lord’s Prayer in Mathew 6:9-13 shows that Yashua/Jesus understood cosmic duality. The phrases, ‘Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, ‘ point back at Hermes Trismegistus’s philosophy, ‘as above, so below.’
The bit that says, ‘Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us,’ also shows that if we want others to reconcile with the polarity in us, we must start by reconciling with the polarity in them.
Modern Psychology and the Concept of Polarity as a Law of the Universe
The concept of dark and light was introduced into the theory and practice of psychology by Carl Jung.
The discipline of shadow work is, therefore, referred to as Jungian psychology.
The Shadow self is the hidden part of our being. We hide and repress these parts of ourselves because they were once hurt or wounded.
The shadow self is also the part of ourselves that we do not show society because we fear they might judge us. This part of us is tied to the subconscious or the emotional brain.
Carl Jung says that unless you acknowledge your unconscious and make it conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.
How to Integrate Your Shadow Self for a Fulfilling Life
Many people live a half-life because they have dark and gloomy bits of their psyche that they have buried.
They will do everything possible to shield the wounded parts of their mind from any interaction that might lead to further damage.
You might find a man who prides himself on being a serial womanizer and a player because he feels he cannot settle down.
But when you dig deeper, you find that a woman hurt them at some point in their life.
The choice to hide this part of their psyche damaged by betrayal or abandonment prevents this man from showing the purest expression of his love for women because he is afraid of getting hurt again.
As a result, he lives through the imbalance of short, meaningless, and emotionally unfulfilling connections with the other gender.
Confronting the Shadows in Yourself Dissolves the Polarity you see in the World
Hermes Trismegistus said that ‘as within, so without.’
The law of relativity also stipulates that nothing has a static meaning and that things make sense depending on how we interpret them.
When you put these two concepts together, you get these truths:
- Not all men or women are hurtful. You perceive them that way because one hurt you, and you never healed.
- The barista did not mix up your order because they wanted to see you suffer. They are probably excellent at their job and just having a rough morning.
In short, life stops being polar and extreme opposites and becomes a continuum where a good employee can have a bad day or week at work.
You start seeing the possibility that your mother might have meant the best for you, but their unhealed pain made them toxic towards you.
Using the Law of Polarity to Manifest a Happy Life
The Karmic law of humility states that you can only change that which you have accepted.
Suppose you want to be comfortable with the carefree and adventurous nature of others. In that case, you must start by accepting the disowned parts of the self that love being carefree and adventurous.
But how can you do this?
Keeping a Journal
Journaling is one of the finest ways to record your feelings and detangle them.
Start recording your feelings because the subconscious is the feeling or the emotional brain. With time, you will start seeing patterns in your thought processes.
When you notice a pattern, feel free to have an internal dialogue with yourself.
If you realize that every time you meet a nice lady and find her attractive, your emotions tell you that the pretty ones are the most heartless, stop yourself right there and say something like:
“The last beautiful woman I dated hurt me, and it is okay to feel betrayed. But I still deserve love.”
If you realize that every time the boss asks people to apply for promotions, you mentally scoff and tell yourself that there is no way they can go for an incompetent and unattractive person like you, stand in front of the mirror and say:
“I am confident and attractive, and capable,”
Pretty soon, you will be sending those applications along with the others.
Filling Yourself with Light
If you go back to this article’s start, the Kabbalah accounts how the vessel was filled with light and shared what it was given.
You operate similarly. You cannot see the balance or the positive light in others unless you are balanced and full of positive light yourself.
Matt Kahn says this:
“Sometimes, even when you speak positive affirmations to the self, it might seem like they are false. But this is only because your vessel is empty. The more you fill it with light from yourself, the easier the affirmations become.”
Make it a Journey and not a Goal or Destination
When you make non-polarity of non-duality a goal to achieve, you start putting extreme pressure on yourself to make it work.
On the other hand, if you adopt this mantra:
“I can never be wrong, and I will never get done,”
You learn to be kinder to yourself, even when you do not express the balance that you want to view the world through.
Learn to Transmute
One skill that will help you integrate your duality and even benefit from embracing polarity is transmuting the energy attached to your light and your shadow or darkness.
For instance, if you feel that you exude excessive sexual energy and even label it as promiscuity, transmute that ‘dark’ energy in your nature.
Channel the energy into training for a marathon or serving the community. Or even starting a business venture that could help you earn money.
Law of Polarity in Relationships
The Law of Polarity in relationships thrives on the masculine and feminine energies of the partners. The common phrase is “opposites attract.”
For instance, if you carry a lot of feminine energy within you, and the other person embodies a lot of masculine energy, the relationship will be ecstatic.
On the other hand, if, as the woman, your inner feminine is wounded and has gone into hiding. But by bringing out an overcompensating and harsh masculine, you are likely to turn off someone with balanced masculine energy because you are not vibrating on the same wavelength.
Therefore, to manifest a great partner, start by understanding yourself and your dominant energy. If you have dominant masculine energy, look for the opposite.
Ultimately, happiness comes from taking the middle path, and choosing the right thoughts, actions, and interactions.
How you view things is your choice, and you will make the right one when you drop ego-based programming and rely on your inspiration.
Remember that pain is a part of life, but suffering is optional and depends on how you choose to perceive things.
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