If we attract everything in our experience then where is contrast coming from? I think I read somewhere that the Universe provides us with contrast so does that mean that it is different from our attracted experiences?
asked 20 Dec '10, 18:14
I Think Therefore I Am
Barry Allen ♦♦
For me contrast is what makes all this game called life that much more interesting..
I really start to love and enjoy moments of panic that arise in my head saying "Omg, what about this? How will I support myself doing what I'm doing now?" or "When will THEY catch up with me, huh?" and experiencing all the feelings that come with these thoughts..
And, after a while of buying into it, playing with it, nurturing it, the feeling of tranquility, peace and enjoyment takes over coming from the core of my being saying 'Now, how does that feel, huh? Isn't having contrast great?"
And my answer is 'Yeahhh, it sure feels like it..' x]
answered 20 Dec '10, 20:20
Contrast is nothing more than the Law of Polarity in action. It is the fourth of the Hermetic Universal Laws and tells us that "Everything is dual, everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree". This means that there are two sides to everything. Things that appear as opposites are in fact only two extremes of the same thing. For instance heat and cold may appear to be opposites at first glance, but in truth they are simply varying degrees of the same thing. The same applies to love and hate, peace and war, positive and negative, good and evil, yes and no, light and darkness, energy and matter.
As long as you live in the physical world you are likely to experience the contrast of all emotions to varying degrees. Emotions are a relative experience. In other words, you cannot have the experience of happiness without having known sadness, nor can you know what calmness is in the absence of irritation, or good without the bad to compare it to. You cannot experience ONE side if you have no experience of the other. Nor can you choose ONE side without also attracting the POTENTIAL of the other. So yes (to answer your question), just by physically choosing one emotion you yourself attracts contrast because it is inseperable from that which it is contrasting.
Now according to ancient Hermetic teachings, the Law of Polarity belongs to the PHYSICAL and MENTAL realms and NOT to the SPIRITUAL realm. This means that it can be transcended by applying HIGHER laws. The Higher Law that can be applied to neutralize the Law of Polarity, is that All is One. As it says in the Bhagavad-Gita "God is Above the Opposites".
By always placing the all-powerful, all-knowing One Creator of which you are a part behind your every thought, statement and action, and by always focusing on the "good", even when things appear to be going "bad", then in time you will neutralize the Law of Polarity such that its effect on your life will be minimized.
Your higher self is the key that opens the door to this spiritual realm that is above the opposites and so above your emotions. Your higher self is the You that is the same in kind as the One Universal Mind. It does not distinguish between good or bad, wrong or right, happy or sad - not because it is unable to but because it has no need to. It is the eternal Observer.
As the Observer you become the witness to your experiences from above your emotions rather than their puppet being flung around by the swing of the pendulum. This means that you can experience the full gamut of emotions and seek to learn the lesson that accompanies them, while knowing that they are all but passing illusions of your mental world. This is not the same as not having emotions. It is simply about changing your perception, which means to see your emotions from a different perspective.
By raising your awareness above your emotions, they can become the compass for your growth rather than the boulders that knock you off course.
Life is a beautiful game. The challenge that comes with the possibility of winning or losing makes it worth playing. Just like you wouldn't like to play a game at which you always lose, you would quickly get bored of a game at which you always win. In fact, losing is just as important as winning and without the former you could never enjoy the latter.
Here's to consciously creating your reality!
PS Some extra reading if you want from Mind Your Reality
The Truth About Emotions - Relax, You Ain't Gonna Feel Happy All the Time
PPS I hope it's ok to post these links here as it is impossible to do justice to all 3 articles in one post.
answered 21 Dec '10, 08:47
I think we attract a certain amount of contrast by what we feel. Cause if I feel fear the reason for it shows up. The other contrast is not brought on by us. It comes from our environment. Like if your born on the streets you would have more to overcome than a rich kid. Possibly everything around us right now is either contrast or sameness or something very supportive. The Universe dropped me off wherever I was born and the rest is up to me. The Universe is done with me except for the contrast I create from here on. Also I am resonpsible for the contrast I allow into my environment. Anyway those are my views. I have been advised to get happy and stay happy. That easier when everything is great. It more work when there is adversity.
answered 21 Dec '10, 04:38
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