of Life is in Polarity
By Alisa Battaglia, B.D., C.H., EFT.
of life is in polarity-that is, in relationship to its opposite
or polar energy and our level of connectivity in relation to it.
For instance, our relationship in opposition to the social structures
set into place. The disconnection or division comes from having
to labor our living at the expense of our creative soul urge. We
tend to think that life demands that we work and pay taxes for our
keep and yet this causes a drain on our life force creating exhaustion,
dis-ease and aberrations. The balance, of course, between the two
polarities would be to find right livelihood
in so many terms,
to "Live our Bliss."
opposition that we struggle with is our relationship to our environment.
With the first opposition in concretization there is little time
for connection with nature outside office buildings. In cars we
come and go to the workplace, the mall, grocery stores and so on.
We pass by what is left of nature around us. We are disconnected
because there is no real connection to the environment. This lack
of connectivity to nature causes us to disengage from vital life
preserving forces that through connection would align us by default
to the greater rhythm. Harmonizing with nature whether by walking
through a park, gardening, or even honoring the moons monthly cycles
puts us in touch with the greater rhythm that has become so elusive
in our busy lives.
continues as we move within because what we see that is not right
in society is actually a reflection of the collective mindset in
a particular area. This points us in the direction of looking at
that which is not right within us. Inner conflict runs between extremes.
On one end of the polarity spectrum there is total withdrawal expressed
as narcissism in the personality complex. The narcissistic defense
mechanism is one that detaches emotions from intimate forms of connectivity
with a need to control life, people and circumstances. Functioning
from the head the focus is most often on material gain or position
while the emotions are withdrawn from the needs of self and others.
Sensitivity and inner sight of the authentic nature is lost and
life is superficial and myopic. However, for every control freak
there is a counterpart to play out the role of victimhood or supplicant.
This is best expressed in the co-dependent and addict whose intense
emotional grasping to things, people and circumstances causes them
to lose sight of their deepest needs and desires as a human being.
Again with the focus powered onto the object of ones attention-things,
people, drugs and alcohol, money and gambling, clothes and glamour,
thoughts, and so on, the fulfillment of the immediate need causes
the mind to skim only the surface of self, others and life. Both
expressions, one overly mental and one emotional, produce disjointed
human beings. When time is not taken to examine what is right and
not right within us, we live miserable, lonely and loveless lives.
Passion for life's gifts, mysteries or energy to investigate them
is lost, as life energy is disconnected from the Kosmos, nature
and self...and slowly the spirit within is asphyxiated from lack
of connection to the wellspring of life. The spirit within is the
nexus of our existence-it is the force that animates our body, the
Promethian Spark that gives life and substance to an otherwise lifeless
polarity and perhaps the most vital, as it moves to the very core
of our existence is between the human being in relation to spirit-the
polarity between resistance to living our inner light and fully
embracing our divinity. The question is "Who are you in relationship
to this borrowed body whose name you call yourself?" "Are
you the body or the dweller within the body?" This apparent
disconnection to the source of our being is the very peril that
binds us from liberation. Our mental constraints take the lead setting
parameters when the soul is timeless and without human boundary.
The soul's limitless space reflects the potential of our human capacity.
Our connection to the source of our divinity is the stuff that all
of life is made of. In this space or void, the boundary less fairway
of existence is the opposite spectrum of our human struggle-the
brain that divides, bifurcates, separates and sections off with
an attachment to ways of perceiving and living. Finally, the polarity
of the soul in relation to spirit-between the souls urge to immerse
back into Sources spiraling well of energy as One Life or attachment
to the souls sheath.
In all these
levels of connectivity and separateness are layers and layers of
differentiation between them. The balance point always meets at
the neutral middle....the center path of heart where there is acceptance
in the reflection of the other. It is the point of light within
us that is wise, creative, joyful and loving. This sacred point
of light of the innerdiamond is the true self within. It is the
initiator between extremes, the conjoiner of opposites and the multitude
of polarities that exists on this plane. When we arise from the
heart of neutrality, the true center of reality we act as the center
point refracting our magnificent ray between Heaven and Earth.