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Freedom from Illusion: Part III
Summary Statement: the Marriage of Love and Wisdom
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Elenchus. We have covered a great deal of information. Can we summarize this unwieldy corpus?
Kairissi. It’s difficult. However, I’m drawn to the very first reference, the comment by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov:
“The soul ... is itself only one-half of a complete being. For each of us there is a counterpartal [person] of the opposite polarity. And our pilgrimage towards emancipation [from illusion] consists in drawing ever nearer to this balancing factor ... so that, in the end, [while retaining sacred individuality,] we become [effectively One Person,] a male-female being in whom the positive and negative forces are in perfect equilibrium, reflecting the nature of the Male-Female Creator. Only through the perfect union of two souls of the opposite sex can that blending of forces be achieved which brings freedom from illusion and the full experience of Reality.”
E. Freedom from illusion! After all the information we've reviewed, what does this mean to us now?
K. I like what Henry C. Wright said: “What is marriage?” – he then went on, essentially, to say, “I can’t tell you, but when you’re overwhelmed with joy by the real thing, then you’ll know.”
E. Until then, are we bereft of “freedom from illusion”?
K. I think we are. Until we come to know the supreme joy of oneness found in the eternal marriage, we really have no idea what Mother-Father God have prepared for us.
E. Aivanhov also said that true love, the true marriage, also brings "the full experience of Reality."
K. And that's another weighty statement. It reminds us of what the early quantum-mechanics fathers were trying to accomplish.
E. Can we ever know ultimate reality?
K. I think Wright and his associates would say, "You'll know it when you're overwhelmed by the joy of the real love."
E. There are many ways to describe, or attempt to describe, the mind of Divinity. However, Love and Wisdom seem to be the two salient features of Mother-Father God. With them, these two qualities are in perfect balance, but, with Twins…
K. … Twins, male and female; meaning, those made in the image of God.
E. Yes, made in the image. With Twins, each predominantly represents one side of the equation.
K. But, as they live and love and learn from each other, they, in a sense, blend Love and Wisdom to produce a more complete “One Person.” And the yin-yang symbol speaks to this sought-for balance:
E. I think we're going to be exploring this mystery for a very long time to come.
K. Yes, I'm sure we will - but not like solving a crossword puzzle. The answer will come to us, more and more, as we experience greater levels of the joy of living and loving in the eternal marriage. But, Elenchus, tell me - what stands out for you in this discussion?
E. What you just said is very important, but I'd just like to add that in the eternal marriage, the interplay of Love and Wisdom, Twins begin to "reveal the face of God," each to the other.
K. Sounds like "the full experience of Reality" to me. And I think if we're looking for a good definition of the true marriage, that's it.
Elenchus. We’ve learned some very good things. We've seen that the true marriage is a means by which “the face of God” is revealed to each Twin.
Kairissi. This is a beautiful precept; and we require that sense of ultimate beauty in order to “survive the terror of eternal life.”
E. And we’ve gained many other valuable insights, as well. However, the prime objective of this trilogy of writings is the definition of Love and Wisdom.
K. We’ve made some progress.
E. And yet, it seems to me, a clear understanding has eluded us. But, Kriss, a sharper image is coming into view for me.
K. Please tell us what you’ve seen, Elenchus.
E. We’ve said that the domain of Love is the “inner world” of intuition, heart, and aesthetics, with Wisdom ruling over the “outer world” of strategy, analysis, and science. All this has merit, as far as it goes; and we’ve even said that Woman also does very well in the external sphere of activity, and that Man is no stranger to affection, relationship, and matters of artistry. Even so, as we strive to understand the process, we tend to restrict Female and Male to their primary orbits of influence, without much incursion into counterpartal turf. But this is error.
K. What are you really saying, Elenchus?
E. I think it should be emphasized that both Woman and Man do just fine, and operate skillfully, in the other’s domain. And, of course, we see this in practice all around us: Both Male and Female do exceedingly well in the arts or in science or in business or in teaching - it’s superfluous to go on as we know that Love and Wisdom are well represented in all the professions and in all fields of activity in the world.
K. We know this to be patently true. But what does this mean for Love and Wisdom? Is there no real difference between them?
E. For all the apparent similarity, there is a huge difference; but it’s not a difference expressed as exclusive domain but, rather, one of emphasis, focus, and purpose. Let me begin to explain by referencing the important insight of Robert Joyce.
K. I love what he said:
giving in a receiving way, receiving in a giving way
"I would define a man as a human being who both gives in a receiving way and receives in a giving way, but is so structured in his being that he is emphatically inclined toward giving in a receiving way.
"The nature of being a man is an emphasis on giving in a receiving way. A woman is a human being who both gives in a receiving way and receives in a giving way, but is so structured in her being that she is emphatically inclined toward receiving in a giving way.
"The nature of being a woman is an emphasis on receiving in a giving way … The sexuality of man and woman … is oriented in opposite but very complementary ways."
orientation, emphasis, inclination
E. Let’s notice that, in authentic marriage, both Woman and Man give and receive. There is no exclusive domain with one, all the giving and the other, all the receiving.
K. You couldn’t have a real relationship without this joint participation – it would just be a master-servant arrangement.
E. Love and Wisdom are actively involved in both giving and receiving. The difference comes into play in terms of orientation, emphasis, and inclination.
K. We're getting somewhere now.
E. And it's the same with all fields of endeavor. Love and Wisdom are actively involved in all activities of life - but, when they do, each brings a different orientation, emphasis, and inclination.
K. What we’re saying is so obvious that, once we see it, we’ll wonder why there was ever a question. Here’s a very small example. There’s this joke and about a wife who went shopping for a blouse. Though he hated shopping, the husband agreed to come along. At the department store, having found the right section, hubby spies a rack of blouses, grabs one, and presents it to the little woman: “Here it is, I’ve got it, we’re done!” Well, his problem was that he hadn’t gone shopping for a blouse, he’d gone hunting for one.
goes with and brings out
E. Once he bagged his game, he had his trophy, and was finished. Now, this little story serves to highlight certain “universal” truths about men. They tend to hate shopping. Oftentimes, she loves it. She likes the aesthetics of it all. She likes the artistry of matching colors, of “this will go with that.” I’ve noticed that women seem to love the term “goes with.” And maybe this isn’t a real scientific statement, but, in the last 50 years, I can’t remember one guy ever saying “this goes with that.” But I’ve heard it ten thousand times from “the fairer sex.”
K. (small smile) We also like the phrase “this color brings out that color.”
E. Thank you for correcting my oversight.
K. Don’t mention it.
E. And I think what this means is that, when women enter the world and take part in all of the mundane activities, they take with them their sense of artistry, aesthetics, and beauty – in a manner and to a degree that’s quite foreign to their Neanderthal friends.
K. (softly laughing) Well, I can think of another common example of how Love and Wisdom operate differently. Take any social gathering – maybe, you invite two or three couples to your house – and watch what happens. I'll bet you a dollar that the men will gather in the living room and talk about matters of the world; usually, sports or they “talk shop,” what’s going in their work-lives. And the women might occupy a section of the living room too, but, just as likely, they’ll gravitate toward the kitchen and sit around the table. And what do they do? – they’ll be talking about relationships, family and children, and matters of the heart. You can count on it.
E. This pretty much summarizes every social gathering I've ever witnessed.
K. Actually, I have an example about you.
E. Now I'm worried.
K. You've said that one of your goals, one for the next life, probably, is to study painting. But - what do you want to paint? not landscapes and still-lifes, no, not you. What you want is to create a "great ideas gallery," you want abstract paintings which represent the best of philosophy and science.
E. Well, that's because philosophy "brings out" and "goes with" science.
K. Uh-huh. The truth is, buddy, we need look no further than this little factoid of your life to describe the difference between Love and Wisdom. See, the way you envision art and painting is just an extension of your digital left-brain existence.
E. Well, since we're getting personal here, I'm thinking about what happened to us in those ancient times. We made a mess of it with misunderstanding and getting angry; but, as I look at it now, so many decades after the fact, it was just immature Love and Wisdom on a field day.
K. What are you seeing, Ellus?
not for decades to come
E. You were just a young girl, but you were 13 “going on 23”. And I was also 13, but, well, just a boy, and no match for your feminine perspicaciousness. I was still very immature and didn't have your radar. But you already had a “sense” about us, the glories of love; but, I wouldn’t catch up to you in this for decades to come.
K. (sighing) Well, in fairness to you, you ruled in your own domain. During our teen years, you already perceived the philosophical errors of Big Religion, and boldly rejected it, and stood up to everyone, all alone; but, I was too intimidated by their black-robe authority, and so I wouldn’t catch up to you in this for decades to come.
K. You know, Elenchus, if we had just listened to each other in those early years, if we had combined the strengths of Love and Wisdom, the best of each of us, we could have really been something together.
E. mmm... “combining” - I guess that’s why they call it blending into “One Person,” that perfect balance, the marriage, of Love and Wisdom.
K. Maybe we could try it someday.
power and protection versus purity and love
In the channeled works of Franchezzo, featured on the “Dark Realms” page, we find him entering Summerland after a long journey through “dark detention.” His friends have prepared for him a gift of artistic statuary, two symbolical angels:
"The male angel typifies power and protection. The female angel purity and love.
"Together they show the eternal dual nature of the soul and that one half is not complete without the other."
Elenchus. Darling Dear, I might have thought that we had concluded this discussion.
Kairissi. I thought we had, too, but I’ve been given something more; some important things.
E. You have the microphone, my love.
K. As usual, some of our best insights are very difficult to put into words; and when we feel this sense of indistinctness, it’s best just to talk it out. So I’ll try to do that.
K. Last night, I awakened from sleep at 3:30 AM. I really wanted to fall back asleep, was tired and wanted to tune out, but found myself “required” to “take a message” from Spirit. The sense of message so dogged me that, finally, at 5 AM, I gave up, got up, and began to gather my thoughts on what was percolating within.
E. What did it feel like when you perceived yourself “receiving a message”?
K. I was lying in the darkness; totally relaxed. And, you know, I’ve always thought that it's much easier to receive a message from Spirit in that detached-and-unencumbered environment.
E. We’ve sometimes called it the “Dazzling Darkness.”
K. It is dazzling and shimmering. And so I “switched off”, so to speak, the chattering in the head by focusing on my inner energy. And in the darkness it seemed like I was floating in a sparkling river of energy. Offering no resistance, I simply drifted in the current and allowed an "open channel". As I did, suddenly, I sensed much more of God’s will than I’m usually privy to.
E. This sounds like “upgraded software” for “freedom from illusion and the full experience of Reality.” And what did you “see” as you glided in this river of energy?
K. (sighing) I’ll tell you what came to mind.
“the answer will come to you"
K. There’s a movie, “Family Man,” with Nicolas Cage and Don Cheadle. It’s about a Wall Street financier-playboy who wakes up in the morning to another life, another world, with wife, kids, and different job. He has no idea how he got there, is given no instruction on what to do or how to get back. All he’s told is “the answer will come to you.”
E. And you saw this while you were floating down the river?
K. It was right there in my head. And I immediately knew why.
K. When you float down that existential river, you perceive things in "snatches" of understanding. It doesn't come to you in words so much but in a more expansive "total-field" of knowing. Insights are just dropped into your head. A moment before you were blind, but now you just see.
E. And what did you "see"?
K. In a flash, I perceived this movie as metaphor of what happens to every human being who finds him- or herself abruptly deposited on the shores of the foreign planet Earth. We don't know how we got here. We don't know where we came from. We have no information. We don't know what to do. And yet we discern that we ought to know certain things, and if we deviate from this unspoken general rule, which is somehow embedded in a deeper part of ourselves, we're going to feel guilty about it.
E. It's clear that "upper management" has "thrown us in the deep end" and has done so in a purposeful way. They want us to wake up. We're forced to "swim or sink". As we thrash about attempting to find meaning in the chaos, some of us happen to discover that we're equipped with a hidden radar within.
K. This internal guidance system is all we have, all we'll ever have. God-and-the-Guides are determined that we discover the out-of-sight "communication device" - because this is what we need to live eternal life; which begins today.
E. Until the "hidden radio receiver" is unearthed, some will cynically claim that our existence is meaningless or that we're being treated unjustly.
K. It's the opinion of a lot of people. They're angry about it. They say life is unfair as they cast themselves as victims.
E. Now if I were the attorney for the plaintiffs, I'd charge that due process has been violated. There's been no adequate notice and no opportunity to be heard. And all they have as compensation is some pie-in-the-sky platitude, "the answer will come to you." But you would argue the other side.
K. When you float down that river, you'll find yourself, you have the ability to find yourself, with "newly-installed radar."
E. Instead of floating down the river, people turn to all sorts of external "authorities" to find direction: "holy infallible" books, for instance.
K. And they also turn to all of the cults for guidance - be they political, religious, corporate, or other versions.
E. It's interesting, isn't it, Kriss, that people gravitate to many different kinds of external gurus to tell them what to do and how to live, but almost no one consults the "wisdom within" - by "floating down the river."
K. We should also mention that people consult with psychic-mediums for answers. It should be pointed out that this venue, too, if misused, is just one more source of external guidance.
E. When we learn how to activate the internal guidance system, we'll be weaned off seeking for mediums. We'll "teach ourselves," as Krishnamurti said.
K. Most people trust the external authority and spurn the notion of "the answer will come to you" from within; and yet this is all we have, in terms of accessing God's will - and it's all we'll have even when we cross over to Summerland - and a million years from now, too.
E. How would you characterize all this as summary statement on "freedom from illusion and the full experience of Reality" plus "Love and Wisdom"?
K. The mind of God has unreachable depths, is fathomless. As we “go within,” as we journey to know God, we also gain clarity concerning the nature of reality, which, of course, defeats illusion. It’s a slow construction project. We learn about God, over time, in small “sparks” of insight. It’s all we can handle, at a given moment, I think. Though we’ll learn more and more about the divine will, I don’t think we’ll ever have God “all figured out.” I believe we'll be relying on the internal guidance system for the duration.
E. And how would you instruct our readers regarding “Love and Wisdom” in this process?
K. As we’ve established, Love and Wisdom – embodied as the Twin Soul couple – represent the highest expressions of Mother-Father God’s mind and essence. And, like all spiritual truths, the identity of one’s Twin will “come to us” -- the shattering realization -- in the Dazzling Darkness.
Editor’s note: What K&E referred to as the “Dazzling Darkness,” Krishnamurti, in his January 13, 1971 lecture, called a profound inner “silence.” It produces a sense of “aloneness”, he said, but not as loneliness, rather a perception of one’s autonomy and personhood, one’s individuality.
“What happens in that silence, there are no words to describe. If you describe what happens, then those words are not the thing … and if you have gone that far, then you are enlightened, you do not seek anything, you do not want any experience, then you are a light, and that is the beginning and the ending of all meditation.”
When we say that this “silence” causes one not to “seek anything,” we indicate no disdain for the companionship of a Twin; instead, we feel a sense of “I am enough,” and whatever one does with such silence as basis, the action will not reflect a neediness but a joy for living.
In this Dazzling Darkness, this sacred silence, one simply perceives without labeling, without asking for anything. It is pure awareness, untainted by any craving. This allows one to forego any rush to interpret, which the ego is quick to do, and always in its favor; instead, in this silence, there is no private agenda, only an "open channel", allowing divinity to communicate, to “write” upon the “tablets of the heart.”
I also like his statement, “you do not want any experience” with this high-grade silence. Again, this doesn’t mean that we won’t want to study and travel in the future, as these activities will always be in demand for the spiritually progressive; but, when we enter these experiences there’ll be no hidden motivation of “I need to be more, I need to be a somebody, I am so not enough, I need to make my mark on life, I need to enhance myself” – no, none of that pathology.
Also, as footnote, this kind of sacred silence removes the psychological impetus for the mythical reincarnation, the neurotic undercurrent of unworthiness, the demand for thousands of extra lives. It's all gone, in a single moment of cosmic clarity of "I am enough".
historical background of the yin-yang symbol
from Fritjof Capra:
The Chinese, like the Indians, believed that there is an ultimate reality which underlies and unifies the multiple things and events we observe:
There are the three terms - ‘complete’, ‘all-embracing’, ‘the whole’. These names are different, but the reality sought in them is the same: referring to the One thing.
They called this reality the Tao, which originally meant ‘the Way’. It is the way, or process, of the universe, the order of nature...
In its original cosmic sense, the Tao is the ultimate, undefinable reality ... The Tao is the cosmic process in which all things are involved; the world is seen as a continuous flow and change...
The Chinese ... not only believed that flow and change were the essential features of nature, but also that there are constant patterns in these changes... The sage recognizes these patterns and directs his actions according to them. In this way, he becomes ‘one with the Tao’, living in harmony with nature and succeeding in everything he undertakes. In the words of Huai Nan Tzu, a philosopher of the second century B.C. :
He who conforms to the course of the Tao, following the natural processes of Heaven and Earth, finds it easy to manage the whole world.
What, then, are the patterns of the cosmic Way which man has to recognize? The principal characteristic of the Tao is the cyclic nature of its ceaseless motion and change. ‘Returning is the motion of the Tao,’ says Lao Tzu, and ‘Going far means returning.‘ The idea is that all developments in nature, those in the physical world as well as those of human situations, show cyclic patterns of coming and going, of expansion and contraction.
This idea was no doubt deduced from the movements of the sun and moon and from the change of the seasons, but it was then also taken as a rule of life. The Chinese believe that whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite. This basic belief has given them courage and perseverance in times of distress and has made them cautious and modest in times of success. It has led to the doctrine of the golden mean in which both Taoists and Confucianists believe. ‘The sage’, says Lao Tzu, ‘avoids excess, extravagance and indulgence.' ...
Just as the man who wants to go further and further East will end up in the West, those who accumulate more and more money in order to increase their wealth will end up being poor. Modern industrial society which is continuously trying to increase the ‘standard of living’ and thereby decreases the quality of life for all its members is an eloquent illustration of this ancient Chinese wisdom.
The idea of cyclic patterns in the motion of the Tao was given a definite structure by the introduction of the polar opposites yin and yang. They are the two poles which set the limits for the cycles of change: The yang having reached its climax retreats in favour of the yin; the yin having reached its climax retreats in favour of the yang. In the Chinese view, all manifestations of the Tao are generated by the dynamic interplay of these two polar forces...
The original meaning of the words yin and yang was that of the shady and sunny sides of a mountain...
That which lets now the dark, now the light appear is Tao.
From the very early times, the two archetypal poles of nature were represented not only by bright and dark, but also by male and female, firm and yielding, above and below. Yang, the strong, male, creative power, was associated with Heaven, whereas yin, the dark, receptive, female and maternal element, was represented by the Earth. Heaven is above and full of movement, the Earth - in the old geocentric view - is below and resting, and thus yang came to symbolize movement and yin rest. In the realm of thought, yin is the complex, female, intuitive mind, yang the clear and rational male intellect. Yin is the quiet, contemplative stillness of the sage, yang the strong, creative action of the king.
The dynamic character of yin and yang is illustrated by the ancient Chinese symbol called T’ai-chi T’u, or ‘Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate’:
This diagram is a symmetric arrangement of the dark yin and the bright yang, but the symmetry is not static. It is a rotational symmetry suggesting, very forcefully, a continuous cyclic movement: The yang returns cyclically to its beginning, the yin attains its maximum and gives place to the yang.
The two dots in the diagram symbolize the idea that each time one of the two forces reaches its extreme, it contains in itself already the seed of its opposite.
The pair of yin and yang is the grand leitmotiv [literally, “leading motive,” a recurring theme] that permeates Chinese culture and determines all features of the traditional Chinese way of life. ‘Life’, says Chuang Tzu, ‘is the blended harmony of the yin and yang.’
As a nation of farmers, the Chinese had always been familiar with the movements of the sun and moon and with the change of the seasons. Seasonal changes and the resulting phenomena of growth and decay in organic nature were thus seen by them as the clearest expressions of the interplay between yin and yang, between the cold and dark winter and the bright and hot summer.
Kairissi. As I learn more of the historical underpinnings of yin and yang, I am taken by the realization that these symbols represent what happened to us early on; and then, foreshadowed our return to each other: “…whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite.”
Elenchus. It is rather startling. Like a comet at maximum distance from its source of gravitational pull, it turns around and returns to source: “…each time one of the two forces reaches its extreme, it contains in itself already the seed of its opposite.”
K. The "Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate"! The Chinese believed the yin-yang principle to be the highest expression of reality!
E. I suddenly realize why Lao-Tzu's success principle tends to work:
"Retire silently, and to win, if at all, through yielding and patience; passivity has its victories more often than action… Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?"
K. Yes, of course. If the one you love does not yet see what you see, it does no good to try to force the issue; but, if love is true, and if ultimate reality embraces cyclicality, then, give him the time he needs to find himself; for, when he does, he will then also find you.
E. I think you can count on it.Once he gets "eyes in his head," Yang is very good at strategizing and charging off into the world to make things happen; especially, when you're the prize at the end of the journey.
K. (small smile)
the universe, at fundamental level, is not Newtonian in nature
In the two “quantum” articles, “determinism” and “redefining truth,” we saw a primary error of Newtonianism as one of viewing reality as “out there,” a fixed "clockwork," something separate from oneself. This notion is well out-dated now for we know that, at the level of the ultra-small, the atomic and subatomic realms, a particle is altered simply by an attempt to measure or observe it.
The implications of this “nothing is separate from us” understanding were addressed by famed physicist Dr. John Wheeler who asserted that the very term “observer” is now out of date and needs to be replaced by “participator.” This is a profound change in terms of how we view the nature of truth and reality. It means that we are 'co-creators'.
all worlds are quantum worlds, all the way up the line; none is Newtonian
We live not in a multi-verse, there are no parallel universes, but there does exist a multi-plane universe of infinite dimension and scope. And each of these gradations of reality is governed by quantum principles – not primarily Newtonian classical “law”. See the full “quantum research report.”
all worlds are governed by quantum principle because only in that fluidic realm is there space and opportunity for change and growth, creative impulse and 'discontinuity'
However, one thing it does mean - there is no truth “out there” as something separate from ourselves. For example, there is no “seven levels of heaven” as accurate map of reality; there is no Newtonian “I must get to a higher world with better real estate to advance myself.” There is no ultimate reality as function of “geography is spirituality.”
On the quantum level, we change whatever we interact with. And we ourselves are changed with it; we’re not static suns, in frozen orbit. We ourselves are swept into "creative discontinuity."
For Twin Souls, this means that they will not be happier, their love more full and complete, if they accumulate more externals, if they rise to a so-called better world. Ultimate reality, freedom from illusion, for them – indeed, for all of us – is not “out there” but something deeply internal, residing in the soul – a joint twin soul – linked to God.
Elenchus. Let us remind ourselves once again that this discussion of Love and Wisdom is offered within the context of Omega Point; that is, the evolution of humankind.
Kairissi. And I would like to point out that the yin-yang symbol, as anciently conceived, was not a symbol of romantic love, as such. Yin-yang eventually became thus associated because, as erotic microcosm, it well represented a much larger system of “receiving and giving.”
E. This is important.
K. Yin was seen to be Woman. We can remember this as "yin" rhymes with "feminine."
K. Yin means "dark" - the original symbol indicated "in the shade" - therefore, hidden or recessive. Yang, the Male principle, means "light" - the original symbol indicated "rays of the sun" - therefore, open, forcible.
E. Yin-yang served as logo for Taoism. The Tao means "the way", that is, the way the universe works. Yin-yang, with its blending of dark and light, means to signify that the essence of the cosmos is one of complementarity and cyclicality, receiving and giving, destruction and creation, negative and positive energies, two opposing yet balanced and melding forces.
K. Our 3-D reality is constructed as interplay of yin-yang dynamics.
E. Neither "half" rules as lord but, together, these two blend to form something new.
K. In this unity as precipitate of opposites, we're closely aligned with many ancient thinkers; such as, Heraclitus who saw the world as continual change, an eternal "Becoming," a result of clashing and melding opposites.
E. "The way" of yin-yang implies that we are to merge with, accept and surrender to, not oppose, the mind and will of nature, that is, if we are to live successfully and harmoniously with reality.
E. Love and Wisdom take their place in a grand cosmic production. On the “Quantum Mechanics” page we learned that in 1928 Paul Dirac’s mathematics predicted the existence of the positron – alter-ego of the electron, but with positive charge – giving rise to anti-matter. Two years later these were, in fact, discovered. Since then we’ve learned much from high-speed particle physics: Every moment, in what we think is “empty space”, there occur countless collisions between matter and anti-matter. In this perpetual clashing of opposing forces, particles are both created and destroyed; however, one in a billion remains, becoming the material substance of the cosmos.
K. In other words, what we view as reality is a super-orchestration of colliding positive-negative forces, with energy transformed into matter.
E. Stated differently, as per physicist Fritjof Capra, there are no indestructible, stand-alone "building blocks" of nature but only dynamical processes, an interwoven matrix of energies and forces. Or, as Rupert Sheldrake said, "matter is" not fixed but "a process."
K. If our world were made of things fixed and constant, according to the old classical interpretation, change, growth, and evolution would not be possible. And now a more expansive horizon is coming into view. The interplay of Love and Wisdom presents itself as constituent element in a more generalized and pervasive universal drama.
E. More than constituent or mere part of the yin-yang process, we might want to say that Twins represent the apex, the focus, of the entire program. Let's recall the famous Genesis 2:24 verse, highlighted in "The Wedding Song," that all of creation, in the finality of things, is for the enjoyment of Twin couples.
K. All of which sounds like an Omega Point directive for humankind.
E. We’ve asked our readers to endure a long goodbye with this writing. However I must add that Dirac’s physics of matter-antimatter invites much pondering. What comparisons are we allowed to make? The clashing, destroying, yet producing the essential substance of the universe lends itself to much consideration concerning the interaction of Twins.
K. It’s very interesting, isn’t it. We’re tempted to connect the dots. We want to speculate that the yin-yang colliding of Twins, despite difficulties, also produces something valuable.
E. “The Wedding Song” would say “Do you believe in something that you’ve never seen before?” But we’ll leave these details to a reader’s meditations.
E. Alright, Darling Dear, I’m putting you on the spot now. We’ve covered so much, and so I know it’s really hard, but – what is the “illusion” we’re to be freed from?
K. (sighing) I think it comes down to this, Elenchus. No matter how long we live, millions and billions of years, we’ll never rise to the full perfection of Mother-Father God.
E. And so, this would mean, though we’ll be growing more and more like God, we’ll always suffer from a certain element of illusion.
K. I think that’s true. We are to “travel on” together, we are to “let the answer come to us” -- but there’ll always be more to learn, more love, more joy of living to know. However, in this degree of incompleteness, Twin lovers will come closest to the prize.
E. Because, as female and male “made in the image”, Twins emulate Mother-Father far more than others.
K. And, in this emulation, we become more sane, more sentient, and so there's a progressively unfolding freedom from illusion. Anything in our lives and spirits which does not represent the Excellent Mind of Mother-Father is illusion. But this attunement with God, and the incremental expunging of darkness from our persons, will occupy our attention for unending times to come.
if I tried hard enough, maybe you'd know I was still alive, waiting for you, and then you'd wait for me...
Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode "Second Chances"
“There were times when I’d look up in the sky, and I’d think that, if I tried hard enough, I could make you feel my presence, then I could let you know that I was still alive, waiting for you, and then maybe you’d wait for me…”
Editor’s irrelevant concluding note: I created this Star-Trek insert one hour before the advent of my 71st birthday.
Freedom from Illusion, Part I
Freedom from Illusion, Part II