Originally posted by SIN_WavE_5D
I don't speak for Awakened Sleeper however:
The universe is made up of 2 forces ("+ & - ,Ying Yang, Good and Evil, Light & dark) one does not exist with out the other.
Thank you for your reply, I think maybe I should have been more clear about the part that was confusing to me.
I do see that there is at least an apparent duality, light/dark, good/evil, etc. What confuses me is that if everything is One, and the dark/light
cannot exist without one another, (as they are in fact aspects of the same thing) what is there to bump back against? Some people take it a step
further, (though the original poster did not and I am not claiming he/she did) and say we must change or destroy the dark or evil side.
You point out, and rightly it would seem to me, that they cannot exist without each other. (Again, as they are essentially aspects of the same thing)
So it seems to me that any struggle against, or attempt to destroy the dark would actually be a struggle with yourself. The thing, (in this case
those who identified with the light aspect) would be struggling with its own shadow side, without which the light itself could not exist. This just
seems to me to be a problem in that it would seem an impossible battle to win, and if one could win by pushing back the dark or destroying it, it
would seem to create some imbalance.
The original poster brings up the concept of Love being the ultimate answer, and many, many spiritual traditions also point this out. I tend to agree
that it IS the answer, but I question how Love is consistent with the principle of "fighting back" against darkness. (Or hating it, crying out
against it, or other struggles against it that have been mentioned.)
Part of the problem as I see it, is that we use the word Love to mean "desiring," "having positive (and thus dulaistic) feelings about a thing.
Where it seems to me that Love in the spiritual sense, to be consistent with the principle of Oneness or Yin/Yang as apparent opposites that are
actually inseparable "halves" of One whole that is already perfect, would be Unconditional Love, or the state of non-desiring any change, but rather
complete non-resisting acceptance of what already is.
In this Unconditional Love, or Acceptance, that does not mean that no change or balancing will occur. I am certain that if it were practiced, there
would be a change. The change would seem to be that the aspects that are struggling against one another, and pushing or bumping back and creating
disturbance would settle into a peaceful harmony. It would seem to me that the constant struggle against any thing (light or dark) is itself what
the conflict and turmoil. Not the simple fact of the existence of a "dark" or "light" apparent aspect. After all, it would seem
that the apparent duality, the idea that there are two to begin with would seem to be illusory in Oneness.
Originally posted by SIN_WavE_5D
I am by no means perfect but I strive for self consciousness at all times to be as perfect as one can be through ones own eyes.
I could be terribly mistaken, but it seems to me that the trick is to realize that we in essence ARE perfect. As individuals, and as a collective, as
the One. It seems to me that the teachings left by the great masters are actually pointing us to the realization that the struggle within and without
ourselves, the desire to be "better," (and I use the quotes to indicate that this is a common idea but one I question) or other than we are, itself
is the creator of turmoil and conflict both within ourselves and within the greater "body" of the One. It seems to me that you do not struggle
against or try to better that which you love unconditionally.
I could, as I have said, be very mistaken or be missing some subtlety, and that is why I ask this question quite a bit. If I am misunderstanding
something I would genuinely like to see where that is. Although I have tried, I cannot make the idea of "struggle against" work in my mind with the
concept of "Oneness," but I often see the two together in modern spiritual writing.