attraction of opposites

Yin yang are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system. Everything has both yin and yang aspects as light cannot exist without darkness and vice-versa, but either of these aspects may manifest more strongly in particular objects, and may ebb or flow over time. There is a perception (especially in the West) that yin and yang correspond to evil and good. However, Taoist philosophy generally discounts good/bad distinctions and other dichotomous moral judgments, in preference to the idea of balance.

Yin is the black side with the white dot on it and yang is the white side with the black dot on it. The relationship between yin and yang is often described in terms of sunlight playing over a mountain and in the valley. Yin (literally the ‘shady place’ or ‘north slope’) is the dark area occluded by the mountain’s bulk, while yang (literally the ‘sunny place’ or ‘south slope’) is the brightly lit portion. As the sun moves across the sky, yin and yang gradually trade places with each other, revealing what was obscured and obscuring what was revealed.  Yin is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity and nighttime. Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime.

 life is the co-existence of opposites. joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. all experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other.

“The measure of your enlightenment is your level of comfort with your own paradoxes.”

when there is a quiet reconciliation, an acceptance in our awareness of this lively coexistence of all opposite values, then automatically we become more and more non judgmental. the victor and the vanquished are seen as two poles of the same being.

Many pendulums are created with crystals, stones, and natural gemstones. These absorb whatever energy is around them and can hold on it for a long time. You will get the best results from your pendulum if it has only your energy to work with – so it’s really a good idea to cleanse it before using the first time (and then occasionally thereafter as you feel necessary). The answer is simple, yes or no. Some believe that the pendulum finds the connection to the intuitive parts of the mind. “Divining” with a pendulum is a method of connecting with a higher power in order to obtain information from a divine source. Scientific research indicates that the pendulum responds to electromagnetic energy that radiates from everything on Earth.

a hermetic philosophy called “the principles of gender” propose that true passion can only occur if there is a balance between the masculine and feminine forces in your own being. masculine energy drives qualities such as aggression, decisiveness, action and courage. whereas feminine energy can be seen in an appreciation for beauty, intuition, nurturing, affection, and tenderness. the Shiva shakti is meant to activate the harmonious interaction of the feminine and masculine archetypal energies of your non local self.

“All things are dual. Everything has its pair of opposites and these opposites are identical in nature, differing only in degree.”

“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”



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