Pattern & Matter, Father & Mother

Disclaimer: This post is more a compilation of thought fragments than it is a comprehensive writing.

Line and Circle, Sun and Moon, Fire and Water

Adam and Eve, Odd and Even, Day and Night, Hot and Cold

Where one is split into two. Splitting of the Adam | atom. To dice, cut. One die, two dies | dice. The 6-sided die, the 6 days of creation.

The ETYM-ology (ATOM-ology) declares it.

MAT & PAT relate to maternal and paternal. Patterns in matter propagate through the micro and macroscopic. Geometric forms emerge from this divine language. DIV-ine is 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 not all light, nor dark. We are both. We are here to learn what it is to unify them. 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 (patterns, cycles) and Mother Nature (matter, physical).

All things here are evened (odd, even), doubled. All things here are dual.

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

From one, came two – equal and opposite. Genesis 1:27. Or 1:2,7. Because from “1 to 2 in 7.”

7 days of creation, 7 days of the week.

7 days is half of a moon (light gained or light lost), although it is commonly called a “quarter,” since it is 1/4 of the monthly cycle. A quart | court. It can be imagined the sun and moon are “courting” in this time, as the sun chases the moon.

We know SUNday leads MO(o)Nday into TWOs-day, to reach WEDnesday (or wedding day).

As the moon rules the night and the sun rules the day. And we find these patterns of duality through all things. The strife and inevitable reconciliation that comes from the separation of opposites.

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 body and its members. As one with its dual nature of two opposing sides. Equal, opposite.

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 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

It can be thought that this verse encodes the same paternal (pattern-all) concept: 2 Corinthians 12:10, or 1 to 2 and reconcile to 1.

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, reconciliation can finally begin!

The New Normal?

The Mason’s square and compass. Might this symbol also represent the ‘right ruler’ or ‘rightful rule‘ derived from the moral ‘compass?’

It’s time to square up. Fair and square. Back to square one. A square meal. Look him square in the face.

The Builder’s Tools

Square

Squareness is associated with rightness, just as the carpenter’s square serves as a right angle.

Gavel

Under rightful rule, there is “moral soundness and conformity to the truth.” justice (n.)

Rule

The rule is the straight edge and for measuring. The ruler implements measures and rules.

Compass

The right rule is actually directed by the moral compass. The moral compass, imagined in the mind.

In geometry, the circle, created by the compass, represents the beginning and the end – it is the roadmap for all other geometric patterns formed by the rule. For example, the vesica picis, (made by two circles of same radius intersecting at their midpoints) opens up new intersecting points that can be used to perfectly create every form – from the line (2), to the triangle (3), to the square (4)… all the way to the nonagon (9).

Yes, the compass has started it all. The compass is the beginning and the end. It is one (single center point) and it is none (O).

Beginning and end are common in the circumference of a circle.

Heraclitus, Greek philosopher (from around 500 BC)
Sourced from the book “Heraclitus: Translation and Analysis” by Dennis Sweet

The circle represents ‘within,’ as it encompasses all. The circle is created from a center point and a set radius.
It all starts within. As within, so without. The circle may also be used as a symbol of the feminine, of the womb, of the place where new beginnings take place.

The geometric root of the word ‘normal.’

Etymology of “normal”
normal (adj.)

“c. 1500, “typical, common;” 1640s, in geometry, “standing at a right angle, perpendicular,” from Late Latin normalis “in conformity with rule, normal,” in classical Latin “made according to a carpenter’s square,” from norma “rule, pattern,” literally “carpenter’s square,” a word of unknown origin (see norm). Meaning “conforming to common standards or established order or usage, regular, usual” is attested from 1828…”

The word ‘normal’ is actually derived from geometric principles: right angles, straight edges. It seems the “right rule” is placed within the compass of morality already established.

To say “the new normal” is to say “the new rule”.

A clever way to communicate a societal transition of power and rule of law, without alerting the conforming mind.

It becomes clear, then, that the compass of morality is the thing that changes. The rule of law simply follows.

*The end, for now (to be continued)*