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I have been serializing here an updated version of a small booklet that I wrote a while ago addressing questions being asked by people all over the world. What is happening here? Why has the world gone insane?
I have added to my booklet a word-for-word copy of the statement I issued the day after the 9-11 attacks on the United States. I believe that many of the observations I made then remain meaningful and applicable today.
Now let me ask you a great question: Is it possible that what we are seeing on the Earth now is the rising up of elements within a Contextual Field that is presaging the coming of the Greatest Age of Man — an age when humans finally understand, embrace, adopt, and demonstrate their True Nature, their Real Identity, and their Actual Purpose?
Could it be that all that we have seen on our planet in the past 50 years is the out-picturing of a larger evolutionary patterning that evidences itself everywhere that Life Itself manifests?
If so, this would give us, at least, an understanding of why such things as we see and hear about on our computer screens every day are occurring. It would explain why so many citizens of one of the planet’s most powerful nations are seriously considering electing a leader who mirrors the lowest common denominators of human beings — fear and the anger that arises from it — rather than a leader who inspires the highest and the best within us.
Understanding all of this is not unimportant. It is the first step toward changing it. You cannot create anew if you don’t understand the old. You can only react. Right now, we are reacting to events on Earth. What we need to do is create them anew. And this can only happen by creating ourselves anew.
What we are talking about here is transformation — and transformation begins at the outer edge of understanding. It is not the other way around. One does not Understand when one is Transformed. One is Transformed when one Understands.
Do you Understand?
This is where the Mind comes in on our evolutionary journey. It is in the Mind of humans where evolution occurs. The Soul is already evolved. It is the part of us that is the source of evolution, not the part of us that yearns to be evolved. What the Soul desires is theexperience of what It already knows. It is the Mind that yearns to be evolved, and thus provide the Body with the information that will allow the Soul to experience its highest desire: the expression of Divinity in physical form. It is in this way that the Body, Mind and Soul work together to serve the ultimate purpose of Life Itself.
I could be wrong about all of this. But it feels to me that the Conversations with God material, from which this all emerges, is at least worth more deeply exploring. It is for this reason that I feel now, more than ever, that the booklet this material articulates, and that I was inspired by my Soul to produce, would be very helpful to read, and to share with others. Powerfullyhelpful.
It is my desire that as many people as possible have an opportunity to absorb this material, so I will continue to excerpt it in this space until the entire document has been published here.
Those who do not wish to wait to finish the document as each new installment is posted here may access the document in full, downloading it here at no cost.
Here is the next installment:
A WORLD IN TURMOIL: How we can respond – Chapter Five
The process that generates Functionality, Adaptability, and Sustainablity is governed by laws of the universe, many of which are easily observable and therefore universally known—such as the Law of Gravity, for instance, or the Laws of Relativity.
One of the laws that is perhaps not so universally known is the Law of Opposites, Tool #3 as offered in this booklet.
Spoken of at length in the Conversations with God dialogues, I often call it The Law Unknown, because even now, most people are not aware of it, unless they have read the CWG dialogues.
There, in Book 1, God says…
“As I’ve already explained, knowing something, and experiencing it, are two different things. Spirit longed to know Itself experientially (just as I did!). Conceptual awareness was not enough for you. So I devised a plan. It is the most extraordinary idea in all the universe—and the most spectacular collaboration. I say collaboration because all of you are in it with Me.
“Under the plan, you as pure spirit would enter the physical universe just created. This is because physicality is the only way to know experientially what you know conceptually. It is, in fact, the reason I created the physical cosmos to begin with—and the system of relativity, which governs it and all creation.
“Once in the physical universe, you, My spirit children, could experience what you know of yourself—but first, you had to come to know the opposite. To explain this simplistically, you cannot know yourself as tall unless and until you become aware of short. You cannot experience the part of yourself that you call fat unless you also come to know thin.
“Taken to ultimate logic, you cannot experience yourself as what you are until you’ve encountered what you are not.
“This is the secret behind the Theory of Relativity, and of all physical life. It is by that which you are not that you yourself are defined.”
In the book Happier Than God this effect was further explained. I want to offer a passage right now from that later text because it is a perfectly wonderful resource for personal growth and spiritual development, and I strongly commend it to your reading. You’ll see why after you finish this direct lift from Happier Than God…
The Law of Opposites is part of a larger system of cause-and-effect in the Universe. This system includes…
- The Energy of Attraction, which gives you power.
- The Law of Opposites, which gives you opportunity.
- The Gift of Wisdom, which gives you discernment.
- The Joy of Wonder, which gives you imagination.
- The Presence of Cycles, which gives you eternity.
How it all fits together
The Law of Opposites is the second of the five Great Principles of Life, which intersect and interact with the Basic Principles of Life. You might also call these the Foundational Principles and the Upper Principles.
The first set of principles applies to all forms of life everywhere, throughout the Universe, in all its manifestations, from so-called inanimate objects to those expressions of life that we call “sentient beings.”
The second set of principles applies to sentient beings only. That is, to life forms of elevated awareness, or what we might call self-consciousness.
Not all life forms, of course, are self-conscious. Not every manifestation of life is aware of itself. If a dog sees itself in a mirror, it does not know it is looking at itself, and so it may bark furiously. A kitten may paw at the glass.
A lion in the jungle does not self-analyze or self-reflect. It does not ask itself after it roars, “Gee, do you think I overacted there just a bit ? I wonder what the other lions will think…”
And what we refer to as inanimate objects (although this label is inaccurate, since everything, in fact, is moving) do not seem to possess a conscious awareness of themselves. Rocks don’t ponder their past. Trees are living things, but they don’t wonder what the future holds.
The second of the Great Principles of Life works in perfect harmony with the first principle, the Energy of Attraction. This second principle states that no sooner will you attract something into your reality than its exact opposite will also appear.
What is this now? What am I saying?
I am saying that the moment you choose anything—any outcome, object, or experience—its exact opposite will appear in some way.
It may show itself in some far distant quarter, or it may pop up right in front of your eyes, but it will be there, absolutely.
It is necessary for the “opposite” of whatever you are choosing to create with the Energy of Attraction to show up, for the reason that life cannot be experienced in a vacuum.
A context must be produced in which you may experience what you have chosen.
Because not many people know this, they can easily turn negative in their thinking just when the universe was preparing to place before them all that their hearts desired.
They do not see the appearance of the opposite as a sure and certain sign that they are on the right path, heading toward their chosen objective. Rather, they see it as an obstacle, a blockage.
They experience themselves to be up against the wall, when really they are standing in front of a doorway. Only discernment would allow them to know the difference. This is where the Gift of Wisdom comes in.
The Law of Opposites is based on the most important understanding in of all life:
“In the absence of that which you are not, that which you are is not.”
Fifteen words that will change your life
I know, I know, that’s not a very clear sentence. Yet those are 15 words that can wonderfully alter your entire day-to-day experience on this planet.
Let me clarify.
Let’s say, for the purposes of illustration, that you wish to experience yourself as “the light.” (Many people, by the way, have actually chosen this. They wish to be The Light—and thus to bring The Light—wherever they are, wherever they appear.)
Now let us imagine for the purposes of this illustration that there is nothing else around youbut The Light—indeed, that there is nothing else in existence but The Light. This would make it impossible to experience yourself as The Light. You may “know” yourself as that, but you cannot “experience” yourself as that.
(There is a difference between knowing and experiencing, and it is experiencing what it knows itself to be for which the soul yearns.)
There is only one way to experience yourself as The Light, and that would be to find yourself in darkness. Yet remember, in this example there is no “darkness.” In this illustration, there is nothing but The Light. You, therefore, must create the darkness. You must call it forth. And you will.
This is the Law of Opposites, which gives you opportunity. Yet if you see the opposite not as opportunity but as opposition, you will see it not as something that empowers you, but as something that takes power away from you.
You will fall into negative thinking, not understanding that you, yourself, have used the Energy of Attraction to draw to you the darkness as well as the light (what you would call “negative,” as well as what you would call “positive,” outcomes) in order to fully experiencethe positive outcomes that you are creating.
There is power in opposites, and this is the intricate way in which attraction works with all the great principles of life. Those principles work in concert with each other; they function as a perfect mechanism—the Mechanism of Manifestation—like gears in a finely tuned watch.
What are we to do, then, when the Law of Opposites seems to be thwarting, rather than supporting, Personal Creation?
Understand exactly what is going on.
Endeavor to see the appearance of the “opposite” as your first indication that Personal Creation is working flawlessly. Remember that the first step in creating anything is creating acontext within which it may be experienced. Do not resist the opposite of anything that you wish to experience. Instead, embrace it. Look right at it and see it for what it is.
What you resist, persists. That is because, by your continued attention to it in a negative way, you continue to place it there. You cannot resist something that is not there. When you resist something, you place it there. By focusing angry or frustrated energy on it, you actually give it more life.
This is why all great masters have urged us to “resist not evil.” Do not fight that which is opposite to your stated desire or your preferred outcome. Rather, relax into it.
I know that may sound strange, but I promise you, it works. Do not become rigid and tense, ready for a battle. Never oppose that which opposes you. Do not OPpose, COMpose.
Do you understand? Remember this little rule always: Do not oppose, compose.
Compose your original idea of how you want life to show up. And compose yourself while you’re at it. Come from a place of relaxed assurance that life is functioning perfectly. Yet do not confuse relaxation with acceptance.
“Resist not evil” does not mean that you should not try to change what it is that you do not choose. Changing something is not resisting something, it is merely choosing again. Change is not resistance, but alteration. To modify is not to resist, but rather, to continue Personal Creation.
Modification is creation. Resistance is the end of creation. It firmly holds the previous creation in place.
Do you see?
At every moment of difficulty and challenge in your life you have a choice: opposition or composition. To repeat: You can either oppose that which you are experiencing, or compose that which you chose.
Compose what you chose.
Now, thanks to the Law of Opposites, you have a context within which to experience it. And that is the greatest thing the universe could ever give you.
© 2015 ReCreation Foundation - http://www.cwg.org - Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.
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