THERE MUST BE OPPOSITION IN ALL THINGS

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Hermes Trismegistus is the fabled master of spiritual, material and energetic alchemy who lived thousands of years ago in the early days of the Egyptian Empires, or perhaps during the ancient Sumerian Empire. Some historians suggest he was the ancient Hebrew prophet Enoch. Many nations in the Middle East claim him as there own but no one knows for certain what his nationality was, or even when he lived, or what his actual name was, but some of what he established as fundamental theories and concepts of the nature of the cosmos, medicine, wisdom and even ancient alphabets are attributed to him and have come down through the ages to us. The Greeks considered him so venerable that he became associated with their God Hermes which the Romans later named Mercury. In ancient Egypt Hermes was associated with the God Thoth.

The last name "Trismegistus" identifies him as 'thrice-great". So apparently he was a Master of Masters in wisdom, knowledge, and divine inspiration. Plato claimed that in the temple of Neith there were secret libraries containing writings of Hermes Trismegistus over 9,000 years old! That would put Hermes on the earth some 11,000 years ago!

Apparently Hermes penned 42 sacred writings that were used to train Egyptian Priests of antiquity. One of the most singular principles he established and wrote about was that of opposites. We can state it thus: There must be opposition in all things.

A rather simple statement it seems. Most people who read this might casually shrug their shoulders and say, "meh... so?" Ah, but they are woefully uninformed for this principle is fundamental to our understanding of the Cosmos, physics and even consciousness. Indeed, some consider it to be one of the greatest principles of knowledge there is. First a curious note: a country lad from the early 1800's, Joseph Smith, penned the exact wording to this principle in the scriptures of the Mormon Church. Perhaps Smith accessed an etherial bank of information established ages ago by Trismegistus himself!

THE PRINCIPLE OF OPPOSITES

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Why did Trismegistus consider this to be a fundamental principle? Simple. He recognized that the very existence of the Cosmos is dependent upon polarity - opposites. There must be positive and negative, light and dark, fear and love, cold and heat. There must be opposition in all things. No other principle can supersede it.

Most of us, when considering this principle, look "out there" in the world or cosmos beyond ourselves. However, the principle says, "...opposition in all things." All things would include us. You'll note that humans have the capacity to be dark, evil, and destructive, while at the same time have the capacity to be saintly, filled with light and love and powerfully creative. This principle then is fundamental to free will. We embody polarity and must choose which pole will draw us.

We can see this illustrated with the emblem of yin/yang we are all familiar with.

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You will note that this symbol integrates the polarity. In other words all opposites are the same only differing in degree. A good example is heat and cold. One can measure extreme cold and gradually going up the scale can come to extreme heat. Interesting concept but perhaps contestable. But, nevertheless, the cosmos is made of opposites as is every atom in our bodies and in all things that make our earth and everything in it.

Ah, but here is a fascinating question: does this principle apply to consciousness? Indeed, it does. On one end of the scale of consciousness among humans we might find a very dark and evil person, while on the other end we would find a light-filled saint, a personage so brilliant in knowledge and wisdom, love an light that it would be difficult not to fall on our knees and worship such and individual.

Here is another fascinating thing to consider in regards to consciousness: vibration/frequency. The evil person would have a very slow vibration while the enlightened one would be vibrating at a frequency in opposition. We'll get into this phenomenon in another post soon but it seems there is an accurate scale or measurement of ones consciousness! We could say, if we had such a scale (and we do, but thats for later) that the evil one might calibrate as a -1000, whereas an enlightened one would be a + 1000. Makes sense does it not? That said, where on the scale do you and I calibrate? I would suspect that you and I would be somewhere between 300-400.

It is said that Hermes Trismegistus had the ability to change his own polarity. Such a bold claim! Ah, but I've got you there. You and I can too. We change our minds don't we? We can change our moods from sour to joyous, from pissed to happy, from despondent to hopeful. We do it all the time. Think of a time when you were angry and the phone rang. You glance at the screen and see the caller is someone whom you want to empress with your good vibes...didn't you change from anger to happy in a matter of moments. And these good vibrations that we make, didn't the Beach Boys even sing about them?

So you see, you are familiar with good vibrations, and bad. Consider, for instance a modern Rapper singing of killing cops and "white mother F...r's ". Quite the opposite of the Beach Boys wouldn't you say?

Just one last note on opposites: mindfulness training, or mindfulness meditation is simply a means of becoming sensitive to energies of all kinds, both within our bodies and without. One can become quite sensitive to vibrations and can become quite adept at sensing good VS evil vibrations, truth and lies, darkness and light. If this is so, and it is, could we not say slavery is in opposition to freedom? Isn't freedom a higher law, a higher vibe? If that is so, any government that reduces freedom is going toward slavery. Right? Indeed, it is so.

One last note: Isn't it fascinating to observe the principle of polarity on Steemit. One day we might be overwhelmed with negative energy and rumors of terrible things that may occur, while the very next day we come across someone like @taskmaster4450 who does not seem to have a negative vibe in his mind at all. Can't you sense the lower and higher vibrations?

I invite you to read my next post on the coming generation of children now being born that will be very well versed in all of this and will be the ones who actually transform humanity from ignorance and submission to abusive governments to a New Era of freedom and personal responsibility. A New Age. What shall we call these children who vibrate at a level of consciousness far beyond the norm we experience today?

Anyway the principle of opposites is a very powerful concept. Except it is much more than a concept. It is the reality of vibration and frequency. If you come to understand this principle in totality you can then become a Master of your own destiny. You can do more than change your voice and mood when answering the phone, you can become adept at mastering vibrations of health, abundance, love, consciousness and much more. Would not that be grand?

Many blessings and much love,

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Thank you my friend, for this well thought out post. I have been interested in energy and consciousness since my early teens and studying the Casteneda syntax. Reference points to render recognizable terrain within the unecognizable is a hard concept, the tool seeming a fools errand when considered from outside of its use.

The only thing I am sure of is my un surety in regards to how to best apply dual reference points. It has been my suspicion for many years now that in my cleverness, I make something simple into something complex. Looking forward to your next post on this. Perhaps it will contain the epiphany that throws the chaos of my knowledge together like a well crafted lego set.

It's a strange thing, and perhaps I'll write a post about it. Why not? Here is the strange thing: I'm a 29th degree Pisces Moon along with other markers that make me very sensitive to various energies. I never smoked weed until I was 57 (67 now. Unbelievable!). I didn't really start using weed regularly until I was 59 and then just for insomnia, but there was a remarkable side effect: for me weed was psychedelic. After one hit (yes, just one) I would go off on these journeys into awareness of higher realms. It was not just a high it was a remarkable process of revelation. For about 8 years I had revelations on an almost nightly basis, everything from atomic structure to geometry to levels of consciousness. Of course I was interested in this stuff anyway so I was no stranger to some of the concepts, but what a wonderful gift. I would not be surprised, to tell you the truth, if Christ and the Buddha were smoking a few joints. Anyway, thats the only epiphany I can offer.

So I've discovered the Cosmos is much more complex than any of us had thought, but also that once the complexity is understood it all fits together and makes sense. Do I understand everything? No, far from it.

At first I really questioned the validity of what I was experiencing, and so started cross referencing to Planck, Tesla, Jung, Einstein, Bors, Grof and others. I was astonished to find that what I was receiving was legit and verifiable.

Now, I usually only get philosophical type information. Which is cool too, but I miss the other stuff. Let me give you an example: I experienced the concept of Oneness. Not just an understanding of it but an absolute experience of it, which was far different than just an understanding.

Ah, well, I ramble. I noticed @deliberator bailed out. Wonder where he is going. Any inside information?

Blessings.

Not sure what degree of anything I am, but since I was a child I always was more sensitive to energies as well. Able to read people, communicate with plants etc. I remember as a child of 5 praying to God for the wisdom of Solomon, because I couldn't understand why people acted the way they did, and thought something was wrong with me. lol.

Interesting about you and the weed. I used to be a chronic smoker in my teens and very early twenties. Then one day, it started making me paranoid, so stopped smoking it. I haven't had any in many years, my only way to handle it (one or two hits) was if I had a couple beers to temper it.

Our friend @deliberator has been disgusted with how the site functions for some time. I am going to guess he had one friend to many that was bullied by the whales that love flagging here, acting like they are gods. For a censor free site, one must admit that there is a lot of financial censorship taking place by these self appointed assholes who determine what one can like and say.

Well, I always thought you were a bit odd. I didn't offer those sorts of prayers to the unknown God until I was about 12.

I really don't know why I shared the weed angle. Perhaps I just have that "fuck it" attitude today and am being more... human. You may sense I'm not taking myself too seriously at the moment. A passing energy? I fear not.

As for asshole whales. What we need here are some good harpoons, but alas, there does not seem to be any.

Many blessings.

Well, I always thought you were a bit odd. I didn't offer those sorts of prayers to the unknown God until I was about 12.

I was born into the religion, despite my birth mom not practicing. I remember going to bible study before stating kindergarten, as well as my dad would drag me to church every other Sunday. I remember reading the stories as an impressionable young child of Solomon and wanting to be just like him, lol. I used to think I was odd as well, as evidenced by my youthful prayers. Now I find it is mostly others who are odd as they deny themselves to be their masks instead. Deny they are anything but the reference points handed to them.

Perhaps I just have that "fuck it" attitude today and am being more... human.

Seems I remember your posting you had to go back to painting again before I moved. I too face having to go back to work I find not the ideal way I would spend my energy/time. Wondering if it has helped push your energy in this direction. Hoping you are coming to peace/terms with finding yourself back at a beginning of sorts again.

As for asshole whales. What we need here are some good harpoons, but alas, there does not seem to be any.

Unfortunately things are what they are. I am keeping a positive outlook, thankful for every little sliver I earn here as I remain hopeful they succeed with the SMT project and one day perhaps give me a way to pay off my credit and buy a little plot of land to escape the role I too seem forced so far to repeat. I think it helps in that while i am free with what I say, there is no driving need within me to create or sustain battles with others on this platform. Life offers enough opportunity to have enemies without creating them here, imo. Compared to my son, or my other half or a myriad of other pursuits, convincing anyone of something contrary to their beliefs is not worth it as a pursuit here. But I sense you are the same. You have much self reflection, more than I am used to encountering in others. Probably more than myself truthfully.

Blessings to you and yours as well.

Yes, wouldn't it be nice, if after hanging in there, the SMT's prove to be a dynamic catalyst to propel us to greater income potential? I'd welcome that. And as far as harpoons go... I get sea sick. So, no harpooning for me!

Yes, tomorrow I start a large project that will last about 4 weeks. Grateful for the work, however, I trust it will motivate me to complete a book: The Consciousness Continuum. Perhaps that will be my retirement income.

Blessings.

Greetings @practicalthought. I saw this film today and thought of you. Many blessings.

An interesting video that raises more questions than it answers. Thank you for sharing.

Highly Resteemed!

There you go "highly resteeming" again!! Thanks and blessings!

Lol, you as well :)

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