The whole deal of coming to an inner balance is to be free of the hold of negativity. It’s important that I give a clear definition of what I mean by “negativity”, so that a reader’s mind does not run into a misinterpretation of it. The challenge of using words to convey a knowing is to ensure that as a clear a picture is presented to the mind so that there is as little a misinterpretation, or none, possible. A word like “negativity” can create different imaginations, ideas and contexts in different minds depending upon their level of understanding, and since freedom from negativity is the central focus of a conscious living it’s important to be very clear about what negativity really means. In this post, I will try to explain what I really mean by negativity – it’s a perspective that comes from my knowing, but you need to exercise your own guidance to see if it resonates with you.
None of what I write is to make you believe in something, I am just putting out a perspective that comes from my knowing, and then it’s up to see if it resonates for you, in your heart; if it doesn’t, just feel free to let go of it. Of course, the less resistance you have, the more likely you are to be connected with your inner-being and thus is the right place to sense the truth in any perspective.
Before I even start defining negativity, I would like to be clear that I understand the “absolute perspective” that everything is fine, I understand that ultimately nothing matters, I understand “non-duality” (advaita) that everything is ultimately one and I understand that ultimately life-energy in its source nature is already whole. So having understood the absolute perspective, we have the right grounding to now work with this “relative” reality of Earth and, obviously, we have to live from this relative perspective to be human – we can’t just say “everything is fine” and try to laugh/deny/ignore everything away, deep down we know that this type of spiritual talk can become a means of escaping physical reality and can cause you to be a less authentic human being. So it’s important to have a cognition of the absolute perspective, but it’s even more important to find balance in this relative reality that we are living in – it’s true that life-energy in its source nature is already balanced, but you cannot just find solace in that truth, “you” have to find your balance here in this domain of Earth, in this relative reality, for you to feel whole within, else everything just becomes a “concept”.
So from here on, in this post, I am going to keep my explanation specific to this relative reality we live in – the domain of this physical universe, solar system or star system. This star system was created in an intention; it obviously did not get created randomly without any thought behind it. So there is a mind behind the creation of this physical reality – you can call this mind as God or Source creator (though it’s very likely a collaboration of several streams of consciousness, not just one stream, that worked on creating this reality, so it’s more logical to use the term “source creators”). This mind(s) obviously understands how to create a physical reality, logically one can also assume that it has worked on creating star systems in the past also, prior to creating this star system – work experience.
If you are asking, who was before these streams, where do these streams come from, that there must be something before these creators, the ultimate creator – that’s true, it’s all a hierarchical development, so obviously there was once just one source/consciousness and streams of consciousness got created as various intentions came from this source. It’s not too boggling to understand this. Each human expression is ultimately now an individual stream of consciousness, it branched out from a source stream through the phenomenon of birth – branched out through an intention. Of course, ultimately there is no separation, it’s just one space of energy, but each individual stream has its individuality, some streams are older, some streams are new, each stream has it own knowing, its own journey, its own experience while also being conscious of the whole. To get a sense of the non-physical is extremely difficult using a physical brain, because physical brain is made for a physical focus – you will know your non-physical presence when you die. Right now, to have a general idea is good enough.
(And if you are asking where did the source of everything come from? What is the source of source? It’s like asking where did “silence” come from, silence just is, it’s doesn’t take birth, it’s always been – the concept of birth and death is the way a human mind looks at reality, but the source is just an eternity)
Coming back to the creator(s) of this star system, of which Earth is a part, the basic requirement to create a reality is to set some ground rules – it’s similar to how an environment is created in a role-playing video-game. The environment has a set of rules, it defines the boundaries and the perspectives that are true to this reality. There also has to be a central purpose in creating a reality, without this central purpose there is no foundation to come up with the ground rules. The central purpose behind the creation of this star system, of Earth, is to create an environment that allows the opportunity for the experience of a conscious balance of dark and light nature of life-energy. As you know, energy can get polarized – take electricity for example, it can get polarized into + or -, that’s why you have those terminals on a battery, electrons(-) and protons(+) can be segregated. However, electrons on their own are unstable, and protons on their own are just as unstable, there has to be a merging of protons and electrons for a stable atom, for wholeness. This merging is an “experience” in itself, an experience of stability. The segregation is also a phenomenon, the experience of imbalance/instability. This environment, of Earth, was created with a central purpose of creating a situation that allows an experience of a conscious balance, for this to happen it’s absolutely required that there be an imbalance present first.
This “imbalance” is what I call negativity – though I don’t even mean that in a negative way, simply because I understand that it’s a necessary requirement for the purpose of having a conscious experience of balance, and it’s all part of the same purpose. That’s why I understand the absolute perspective that ultimately everything has a purpose, including stark negativity and none of this is an “error” or mistake on the part of the creators, but a highly intentional orchestration. You need to have a deeper awareness to realize that “imbalance” was created purposefully in order to have an experience of balance – so in that sense imbalance has a very important purpose to serve, and though I call it negativity I also understand its place in reality.
The concept of Good and Evil
To simulate imbalance one has to simulate the concept of Good and Evil, Right and Wrong. The definitions of Good and Evil comes from the minds of the creator(s) of this reality. This is the reason why we have an inner sense of what Good is and what Evil is – we never question how we got this sense, even a baby has a sense of good and evil, where does this sense come from? It’s naturally present in all consciousnesses that participate in this reality because of our connection to the mind of the creators – we call it conscience, sometimes, but in reality it’s just the definition within us of good and evil that comes from the minds of the creator(s) of this reality. In any situation, you always have a sense of good and evil, right or wrong, this comes from within and you will notice that as a humanity we all agree with certain standards of good and evil, this is how law comes into place – very few of us ever contemplate how is it that billions of humans can agree on a certain standard of good and evil, can see a good action for what it is and see an evil action for what it is. The reason is simple, humanity as whole, though each is an individual stream, is connected to the mind of the creator of this reality, this is the reason why we see a common reality, we are connected to a common mind that created this reality.
If you see our history, it has always been about a fight between good and evil. All movies have this concept of good vs evil as an undercurrent or obvious theme – this is how the human mind thinks, because this is an important requirement for the simulation of imbalance and is aligned with the intention of the creator. In fact, many humans are born with the tendency towards evil (imbalance in dark nature) and many are born with a tendency towards good (imbalance in light nature). If you can see this as a “game” of a simulated reality, you can come much closer to seeing this reality as it is. The deal with a person who has a tendency towards evil is that this person does have an inner knowing that he/she is being evil, they know their negative presence, and yet they live it because they don’t feel the power within them to go against their mind’s imbalance in dark nature – until, their consciousness is evolved enough to consciously come to a balance. This same truth holds for people who have a tendency towards good, they feel noble for being good but they are also constantly at war against the evil, or they are afraid of the evil, and their hatred/fear towards the dark causes them to be imbalanced within and thus they don’t move from a place of wholeness, which creates suffering for them – humans imbalanced in evil suffer as much as humans imbalanced in good.
This reality of imbalance was highly necessary to create the foundation for a future where there can be an awakening towards a balance, and thus the experience of conscious wholeness – or the return to conscious stability. The electrons and protons have to be unified to create a stable atom, the dark nature and light nature in a human has to integrate in order for him/her to experience stability in their cells, in their body – until then there is an imbalanced vibration, it’s either too light natured or too dark natured. This conscious balance is reached through “understanding” this reality, what can be called “cracking its code” – seeing reality as it is, seeing the simulation, seeing the game for what it is. This human experience of cracking the code has been felt by many humans and it’s called “enlightenment”, and in a very modern, dramatic, vernacular as seeing through the Matrix of reality. Ideas for movies like Matrix come into a human mind as an inspiration, these ideas are not just happening randomly, they are sown for a reason. Star wars is another example of a movie that showed the imbalance created by a polarization towards light nature or a polarization towards dark nature. These movies can act as a strong awakening factor by planting the seed of this perspective of reality – they play a part in serving the purpose of creating a platform for humans (at least some) to come to a conscious balance.
You can read this post – Integrating your Dark and Light nature – for more insights on how to consciously allow this balance in; inner balance always starts with first gaining a aligned/balanced understanding. An initial understanding has to come first before a movement towards balance can take place, and as you balance out your understanding keeps deepening of itself.
Negativity is simply a requirement for conscious balance
An imbalance in light nature is as much a negativity as an imbalance in dark nature, this is a very important realization to have. “Self sacrificing benevolence” as well as “atrocity/exploitation” are both imbalances in their own right, and lead to suffering. For example, it’s important to kill in order to eat, it can’t be helped, that’s how energy can be transferred – we get energy by consuming energy, and to consume something it basically needs to get degenerated/killed. Be it a plant or an animal, they are both life forms of varying intelligence, and the act of termination is required to consume them – so isn’t killing evil, or dark nature? Yeah, it is but we have to do it in order to survive. A person who says that he/she is against dark nature, will have to stop eating and die. However, “brutality” is unnecessary, the ancients used to kill an animal and offer prayer for its sacrifice for feeding them, you can see a balance between the dark nature (of killing) and the light nature (of gratitude) in this act – this is how a balance plays out. Dark and light nature are both required in us for physical survival in this reality, it’s important to acknowledge that – this is how you become authentic, or grounded in reality.
I would like to reiterate that though I state that “brutality is unnecessary”, I also understand that such a behavior was/is a necessary part of the simulation of imbalance, of good and evil. But that does not mean that you defend brutality and say that it’s “okay”, because that defeats the very purpose of its presence which was to instigate a consciousness in you towards the imbalance. There are so many “philosopher” types who shell out this idea that “everything is necessary and fine” and hence “brutality and atrocity is fine” and get into a state of coldness towards life – this may be a step towards a deeper understanding, but by itself is a highly incomplete, and even dangerous, understanding. Imbalance was necessary to simulate a situation for bringing a conscious balance, but that does not make imbalance as “fine”, because imbalance does create suffering – a lot of suffering. To defend negativity may seem like a higher level of thinking, but it’s just a half-baked understanding of life, when you have a full realization you also see that ultimately suffering can only end (within/without) when you bring a balance, not by defending an imbalance.
A balanced human being is not “cold”, he/she has a very strong element of warmth, they are not “feelingless” or insensitive, there is a deep/heartfelt sensitivity towards life – the only difference is that there is also a stability within, which came in from the understanding of life, and this stability allows one to not be overwhelmed, or be enslaved, by the emotions rather have a space of wisdom to take the “right action” rather than just an emotional action. Also a balanced human being has a balance in his/her dark nature, it’s evident that you cannot make a doormat out of them – they are not the “self-sacrificing benevolent” zealots, they have a sense of self-respect and self-love which they stand true to in what can seem like a “selfish” stand to others who want them to comply. Dark nature lends power to light nature, and vice versa, an integration of two is quintessential to leading a balanced life on this relative reality of Earth – this experience, or state of being, is the central purpose around the creation of this reality. So, it’s important to understand the role of negativity, and thus use it as the means to come to a conscious balance – instead of asking the whole world to change and balance out, look at balancing yourself first, be the change you want to see on the outside.