Disclaimer: This post is more a compilation of thought fragments than it is a comprehensive writing.
Father & Mother, Line and Circle, Sun and Moon, Fire and Water
Adam and Eve, Odd and Even, Day and Night, Hot and Cold, Positive and Negative
Where one is split into two. Splitting of the Adam | atom. The EVEning. To dice, cut. One die, two dies or dice. The 6-sided die, the cube, unfolding into the cross, the 6th day of creation: the crossing of man.
The ETYM-ology (ATOM-ology) declares it.
MAT & PAT relate to MATernal and PATernal. PATtern in MATter (Geometry) propagates through the micro and macroscopic here in this MATerial place we call Mother Earth. Within and without, above and below (the law of correspondence).
Geometric forms emerge from this divine language. DIV-ine, to be both divisible and indivisible. One and none. That is to say, “one and not one.” The sum of the parts is one, but the whole is innumerable, in-finite.
This is our dualistic nature. NAT-ure, natal – beget at birth. We are all light, both positive and negative. Electromagnetic. We are here to go between polarity. When we do, a beautiful thing happens. The eclipse declares it. The newborn child reveals the pattern by which we make our journey of spiritual rebirth.
This life of strife, between opposites, between fire and water, between right and left is the place of new birth. The womb of new beginnings. Between Father Time (pattern, cycle, spirit) and Mother Nature (matter, material, physical).
All things here are EVEned (odd, even | Adam, Eve), doubled, mirrored. All things here are dual, split.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.GENESIS 1:27, KJV
This pattern, perhaps most importantly of all, occurs not only outside, externally, but also inside of us. This, to my understanding, is where our true journey actually begins. Inside, within.
As within, so without. The body reveals it.
The mind is no different as we learn to reconcile the light and dark, the joy and pain.
Inside, we toil with health and disease, strength and weakness. We are here to learn not to shun one and favour the other, but (perhaps) to understand the necessity of both.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.2 CORINTHIANS 12:10
How can we be weak and strong at the same moment? Purely on a physical plane, that sounds like a contradiction – until we consider our dual nature. Spirit and flesh, mental faculties (mind) and body, positive and negative.
Walking, we lead with one foot and follow with the other. We intuitively know it must be this way. One leads, one follows: switching feet in order to get somewhere.
If we seek spiritual strength, then, we know physical strife is necessary (and dare I say even desirable).
What use is a seed planted but no fruit born of it? What good is a message sent with no one to receive it?
When we realize we’ve been fighting ourselves all this time, maybe reconciliation can finally begin!