Within my First-Second Degree of Illumination bubble, I perceive reality as duality. In a system or universe of polarity, there’s bound to be duality. My need to separate out and choose what’s best for me, biases my perception towards a polarity. I move from a neutral perception, where everything has equal status for my use, into a polarized view of what’s right and what isn’t. What I feel is right and believe has value to me, I consider useful.
What I convince myself is the best choice, biases my experience. This biased polarity becomes the base of my story and intention.
How polarity biases my choice and my experience
From my perspective, I compare everything based on my relationship to it. Due to this centrist bias, I feel I must understand how that relationship functions and then control it in my favor. My judgements derive from this polarity in perspective – my sense of self (the bias-favored “I”) vs not self (them). I vs them then becomes the poles of my duality reality.
How I keep my “earth” at the center of the universe!
Everything in a system has a value that defines its role in the system. Polarity grows out of this value judgement by dividing value from value – like positive vs negative, male vs female, and etc. Thus, my polarities are defined in terms of my VALUES for ME and THEM. The competition between I vs them is actually a competition between apparently objective, yet actually subjective “measurements” of values. Since I bias the comparison in my own favor, I never get to see you in terms of your intrinsic value – only in terms of my own prejudiced value. I affect reality by defining poles in terms of self-centric weighted values!
How much of this and that falls within my paradigm defines the poles of my dualistic universe. The polarities I perceive in duality that I think I understand may be much broader than my conscious awareness of it. Because I hold fast to my belief of ME as the center of the universe, and resist considering alternatives, I may be limiting what I CAN experience. I’ve set the values for polarity within the bounds of safety, propriety, and rightness.
What if there is more beyond my polarized boundaries? Like connection?
- What other perspectives might I explore?
- How might a change in my perspective change our experience?
- Why do I limit myself to just one perspective?
- Who are we beyond my polarity?