The Polarity of the Child-God
ancient Greeks coined the term "enantrodromia"
to describe the dual nature underlying all existence, which Carl
Jung applied to understand the nature of the human psyche and soul. Enantrodromia held that all being was expressed through polarities,
which dual poles generated all of existence like a magnet generates a
field from its north and south. This cosmology describing outer and inner
life was known long ago to the Sufi mystic poet Kabir,
who wrote with the following simple elegance:
the Conscious and the Unconscious, the mind has put up a swing: all earth
creatures, even the supernovas, sway between these two trees, and it never
winds down. Angels, animals, humans, insects by the million, also the
wheeling Sun and Moon; ages go by, and it goes on.
Everything is swinging: heaven, earth, water, fire, and the Secret
One slowly growing a body."
cosmology of the Tree of Life, incorporated as a fundament into
early Jewish mysticism and the Kabbalah, actually
predates Judaism, going back many thousands of years to the earliest advanced
human civilization, Sumeria. In mapping the
cosmos, the Tree of Life saw a single, unified Consciousness as the
central element in the cosmos, by and from which the physical universe
manifests and each individual Self seeds.
Tree of Life consists of a pure, unified Consciousness at the top "sephiroth" (what some call "God," "Allah,"
the "Still Point," "Hadit"
to the Egyptians, "Ipissimus" to modern Magi). From this seat of Initial
Conscious Being (Chia or Atziloth)
that Kabbalists call "Kether,"
creation unfolds down through subtle energy (Briah),
then mind (Yetzirah), to the bottom sephiroth, the physical universe (body), Malkuth (Asiah). This initiating act of Will and Consciousness
out of Kether, the Cup of Oneness of All Conscious
Being ("Jamshid's Cup" in the Mideast, intuited as a search for the "Holy Grail"
in the West after knowledge of the Cup was lost), is known as the "Path
of the Fool" or "Whirlwind" (symbolized by the Hindu swastika),
and referred to as "the move into the Dreaded Duality."
"The hand of God... moving on the face of the deep" (the
unconscious) in Genesis, also speaks of this initial move by Conscious
Will upon what some call "Duality," "Mother Nature,"
"Nuit," or "the Mother of the Ten Thousand Things"
we take these ancient wisdoms at face value, along with the postmodern
discoveries in science such as quantum physics and chaos theory that support
the expanded consciousness-based views of perennial wisdom, then
we begin to understand that each of us is a reflection of Duality and
the potential for Dual Unity we are born into. As such we are a seed
of the All-Conscious Sentience from which we come, and thus are both a
self-aware God and a Child of that Being. And there lies
the major dichotomy, paradox, irony, and
polarity of our individual and collective beingness'
our dual existence as a Child-God. To
fathom the impact of this duality is to fathom both aspects of our Child-God
nature as it swings and sings out our struggle in Duality; ultimately
it is to meet our Self, "face to face."
we experience a "facing" of our pure, whole, self-aware being
(Self) and from that a true knowing, we can only know dimly - and in the
darkness "whirl upon the wheel, and kiss and hug its spokes of agony." Until ones knowing comes from the unity of conscious
being created when one individuates beyond ones Child-God duality into
a whole Self-- transcending to an "adult" capable of whole relations
with the objects/others around them, and thus able to know from ones
whole conscious being (One Self)--only then is one aware enough to
be free of bondage to the wheel, the self-created storm called "karma,"
and thus live truly free.
the swing-song of our Child-God nature as it creates disunity in
our being and life, frees us from the struggle of "riding the karmic
storm" by giving insight into developing a whole, un-fragmented Self.
Rudiments of a knowing of the importance of Self-unity exist in the English
language. Looking up the words "holy, well, health, wealth,"
in a dictionary, we find these words derive from a common root word,
"whole," implying a need to be whole. The meaningful
link between the un-fragmented Self and meaning, abundance, health, &
well being is an ancient light that has been lost in the West and East,
leaving us to mystify after some vague Holy Grail or Jamshid's
Cup _ a container to unify our conscious being into Oneness. "The
Secret One" is ones own unconscious, fragmented self-awareness
"re-membering" into the body, to become "Self."
Jung noted that until the Self is realized it is projected outside as
"God." And so we each strain in a quest to unify our awareness,
and thus know our own Being, on our swing-song as the Child-God.
The SelfQuesting Approach to wholing
states of consciousness releases lost Self from its fearful withholding
into whole being.