Monday, September 26, 2011

Neale Donald Walsch: Conversation With God - An Uncommon Dialogue

Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue [Book]


(Take2) Here are some mind boggling sets of unification of opposites… the main reason why this book is back on my blog, because of its unification of opposites... 
 
By unifying all opposites held in our awareness, we will return to our original state of unity. Consciousness in this world is polarized into pairs of opposites. We see opposites all around us, and we hold states of mind which are polarized opposites. Some examples of the more obvious pairs of opposites that most people hold are: good-bad, right-wrong, pain-pleasure and win-lose. It is possible to find the underlying unity inherent in all the pairs of opposites within us. Finding this unity is an awakening to a more expanded state of consciousness and to our spiritual essence. And that, with its many ramifications for our awareness, is what the techniques are about. ~The Marriage of Spirit/Leslie Temple-Thurston

In the Bhagavad Gita: The primary scripture of Hinduism, Krishna speaks of the unification of opposites to Arjuna. He says, “You must be free from the pairs of opposites. Poise your mind in tranquility.”

In Buddhism: One of the principle tenets is that of the Middle Path. The Buddha advocated that walking between the extremes of the pairs of opposites is the path to enlightenment, or Nirvana

In the Gnostic text, the Gospel According to Thomas: Discovered in 1945 in Nag Hamadi, Egypt, which is believed to have been produced in about AD 140. “Jesus said to them: When you make the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner and the above as the below, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female not be female then shall you enter [the Kingdom].”

Isaiah 11:6-10: "The knowledge of God comes when opposites are unified. “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobras hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the vipers den. For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”

The teaching of the unification of opposites is also clear in Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, and in Jewish mysticism, or Kabbalah. As Sufi master Hazrat Inayat Khan is quoted in Universal Sufism: “Mental purification means that impressions such as good and bad, wrong and right, gain and loss, and pleasure and pain, these opposites which block the mind, must be cleared out by seeing the opposite of these things. Then one can see the enemy in the friend and the friend in the enemy. When one can recognize poison in nectar and nectar in the poison, that is the time when death and life become one, too. Opposites no more remain opposites before one.”

In the ancient Chinese Taoist tradition: The principle of opposites inherent in the teachings is revealed very clearly in the diagram of the yin-yang symbol. In this wonderfully explicit symbol, the black and white sides wrap around each other in perfect balance, conveying the feeling of the opposites belonging together as one unified whole contained within the circle of eternity. As Carl Jung said, “When yang has reached its greatest strength, the dark power of yin is born within its depths. For night begins at midday when yang breaks up and begins to change to yin.”

In Tantra: "Which means the balancing of opposites, the ideal of unity is symbolically expressed in the union of Shiva and Shakti, being and manifestation, and masculine and feminine. In the traditional practice of Tantric yoga, the unification of opposites is usually lived out in a physical way".


Unplugging the Patriarchy/Lucia Rene: “Most human beings perceive the world in terms of duality, their consciousness polarized into pairs of opposites: good/bad, right/ wrong, arrogance/insecurity. We all have a tendency to play out one side of a polarity while keeping the other side hidden in the unconscious”.

“It is possible to recognize, embrace, and reconcile polarized states of mind. It is ultimately possible to find the underlying unity inherent in all of the pairs of opposites within us. To move beyond duality into unity is to become enlightened”.

 “I’m telling you about each stage of my enlightenment process in this lifetime.” “I’m not a special person. I’m not the dark forces versus the light. I’m not different from you. Each stage I have gone through, you’ll go through, and once the final stages begin, when you really start to remember Who You Are, there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Me: Reconciling All Opposites Within and Without... and Rest In Peace!


Excerpt from book 3 Conversation With God

So long as you are still worried about what others think of you, you are owned by them. Only when you require no approval from outside yourself can you own yourself.

Be concerned only for the Self. What is the Self - being, doing, or having? What is the Self wanting, needing, choosing? What is the highest choice for the Self?

The highest choice for the Self becomes the highest choice for another when the Self
realizes that there is no one else.

Now I will tell you something you may find difficult to believe.

I am always giving you what is best for you, though I admit that you may not always know it. This mystery clears up a bit now that you have begun to understand what I am up to.

Now I, as God, know what I am seeking to be. I therefore know what is “best” for Me.

I am God.
I am the Goddess.
I am the Supreme Being. The All of Everything.
The Beginning and The End. The Alpha and Omega.

I am the Sum and the Substance. The Question and the Answer. The Up and the Down of it. The Left and the Right, the Here and the Now, the Before and the After.
I am the Light, and I am the Darkness that creates the Light, and makes it possible.
I am the Goodness Without End, and the “Badness” which makes the “Goodness” good. I am all of these things—the All of Everything—and I cannot experience any part of My Self without experiencing All of My Self.

And this is what you do not understand about Me. You want to make Me the one, and not the other. The high and not the low. The good, and not the bad. Yet in denying half of Me, you deny half of your Self. And in so doing, you can never be Who You Really Are.

I am the Magnificent Everything—and what I am seeking is to know Myself experientially.
I am doing this through you, and through everything else that exists.
And I am experiencing My Self as magnificent through the choices I make. For each choice is self creative. Each choice is definitive. Each choice represents Me—that is, re-presents Me—as Who I Choose to Be Right Now.

I am God, in the act of creating My Self. And so, too, are you.
This is what your soul longs to do. This is that for which your spirit hungers.
Were I to stop you from having what you choose, I would stop My Self from having what I choose. For My greatest desire is to experience My Self as What I Am.

And so, I have carefully created What I Am Not, in order that I might experience What I Am. Yet I Am everything I create—therefore I Am, in a sense, What I Am Not.

How can someone be what they are not?
Easy. You do it all the time. Just watch your behaviors.
Seek to understand this. There is nothing that I am not. Therefore, I Am what I Am, and I Am What I Am Not.

Download book on pdf here…