WHEN THE TWO BECOME ONE
There is a positive and a negative to everything. This Law is not about positive being “good” and negative being “bad,” it is two opposite polarities of the same principle. For example, the electrical current in your house is called A/C for Alternating Current, and it has a positive side and a negative side. +/- if you will. There is also a “ground” or neutral. In linear Math, anything to the right of Zero is a positive number, and anything to the left of Zero is a negative number. Not good or bad, positive and negative. Zero being the perfect balance. Also, keep in mind that “zero” does not meaning “nothing.” It is an actual number with an actual value.
Now, with that clarification, let’s look at the Nag Hammadi Library Book of Thomas for a moment:
“When you make the two one, and when you make the inside as the outside, and the outside as the inside, and the upper as the lower, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male is not male and the female not female, and when you make eyes in place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then shall you enter [the kingdom].”
~Jesus, Gospel of Thomas, Saying 22
This speaks directly to our purpose in using duality, to obtain singularity. To make the two, ONE. When we make the “inside as the outside and the outside as the inside” we are creating our reality. Our thoughts begin within, and they will manifest in form without. Thoughts are things, and what we constantly think about becomes our life reality. If are thinking “I am miserable” … then so it becomes. You will remain miserable. If you were to think “I am enjoying a great day” … then so it becomes. You will have a great day.
When we see the reference to male and female, this is not anatomical as in man/woman. This is the masculine and feminine principle within all of us and used for creating our reality (our child/offspring). When we are in alignment with both, when there is harmony, we bring forth the fruit of our thoughts and desires. When people get married, it is said in the service that the two become one. It is a complimentary relationship of two joined as one.
This is alchemical, metaphysical, sexual/physical, emotional, and spiritual. The Wedding rings in antiquity represent the ring around Saturn whose was once worshipped as a god (Saturn-day/The Sabbath), and the ring also represents eternity. The never ending 360 degree circle.
This union of opposites began as singular duality. One, with two polarities. Like a scale, some goes on one side, some on the other until they balance and become harmonious with each other … essentially becoming one again. A bird has two wings but it can’t fly unless they become one in unison. We need two legs to walk but the principle is “walking.”
The point to all of this is that we need to experience polarities of one principle in order to learn and discern the Truth. We have to have good and bad, hot and cold, day and night, smooth and rough, up and down, etc. And there are ranges of each, but no actual point in which hot becomes cold. They are simply varying degrees of temperature. Both serve a purpose but are one principle. Our central nervous system is ONE … yet it delivers both pleasure and pain. Pleasure and pain are both one thing … feeling. And this can be emotional, physical, spiritual, etc.
To our brain, the imagination and reality are equally accepted. The Mind knows not the difference between something you imagine, daydream, or dream about – versus anything experienced in your waking state of consciousness. In fact, the brain and body are more active and functional during sleep than during the times we are awake. Even while we are awake, more than 90% of our activities are coming from the sub/unconscious Mind. The aware conscious Mind is only active for less than 10% of our functions, and sometimes as little as 1%. This is staggering … and also show how we operate from past learned habits, responses, and experiences than perceiving something as new and worthy of attention. Old programs versus new experiences.
As the Book of Thomas stated, we must become as as above, so below. We must merge our ego-self and Higher-Self into one harmonious essence and when we do … we ignite the Divine Spark of God/Source … our Christ Consciousness. We truly become transformed. And more than just transformed, we have metamorphosis. We actually become “born again” a new being with no desire to do the “sinful” (error in thinking) things we once did without even thinking about it at times. The word “sin” comes from the Greek word “hamartia” and simply means “missing the mark.” It’s an ancient Olympic Archery term for missing the bullseye. For us, the bullseye is Truth. Sin is when we are missing the Truth, and living an illusion. When you do these things, you will enter the Kingdom. The Kingdom is defined as “love, peace, and joy.” I believe the world could certainly use more of that don’t you?
Just a thought …
~Justin Taylor, ORDM.
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