As I return from a weekend of deep meditation, what I have to share is a message focused on the appreciation of duality. I found deep within myself a greater level of self LOVE that allows me to bathe in a more whole-istic version of my eternal being. This third dimension is duality. We were put here to experience it fully. This means there will never be a harvest without hardship. Nor will there ever be suffering without the redemption needed to nullify its traumatic influences.
Oneness does not exist by averting darkness and choosing light, but by combining each half and honoring them equally. Nor does it exist by hiding from the light in a pool of darkness and never choosing to be better. While it's important to be aware of current events and whats going on in the world, it's most important to become aware of what's going on inside ourselves. By humbling ourselves and going inside, we can face who and what we truly are; what we are really going through and that reflection in others that keeps triggering us.
Since we live in duality, this means there are two halves of every equation: Negative and Positive, Feminine and Masculine, Dark and Light etc. This also means that for every piece of art you experience, you have the opportunity to witness it's entirety. For example, Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" has been a polarizing controversy. I have watched black women, "natural" and less so, rejoice in his lyrics. I have also seen other women rebel against the idea of adapting to patriarchal beauty standards. This is the perfect example of duality. While his delivery was harsh, his intention was to LOVE women for who they naturally are. See for yourself below
In no way do I personally agree with him saying "Sit down little bitch, be humble." Nor do I know any strong self LOVING black woman who would receive those words too kindly without backlash. Yet words that are rapped or sang seem to be more easily accepted than words that are spoken. And since we live in duality, this blog entry will express both halves. Rap music and the culture of its gentrification has taken to violence and misogyny. Its roots were once more purely expressive and uplifting. Before major record labels were bought out by those who also invest in the prison industrial complex, conscious rap uplifted and empowered on a spiritual level. We are naturally spiritual beings, so naturally that is what we have to share.
In my heart of hearts I feel that humility far outweighs self-righteousness and unworthiness-- two extreme aspects of duality sharing the same pole. Humility is the nesting ground for peace so through it we can attain balance.This chart below shows a diagram detailing popular aspects we experience in duality.
It all exists. Honoring all of it allows you to show up in this world as a grounded and spiritual being. For the ascension of a vessel is attained through the mastery of all seven chakras and beyond, not by ignoring the lowest or highest. I'm sure you know of those people who walk around oblivious to the travesties occurring in the world and turn a blind eye to even their own darkness. Sometimes traumatic experiences shock people into their higher chakras until the soul can heal in a safe space, but this is no excuse to remain there. Sometimes people are unfortunately blinded by the light. Transversely, we all know those people who constantly live in survival mode looking for the next battle or sexual escapade to indulge in. It's all duality and each person is still a reflection of the creator. Thus, they are LOVE and they deserve LOVE.
The message beckoning from my heart is "Stand in your Humility," black woman, black man, and every other person. When you do so, you inspire others to do the same. Be humble enough in your battle to surrender it over to the universe/creator. Be humble enough to meditate in the midst of being emotionally charged. We must be humble enough to go inside and LOVE your true selves. For only then we are able to experience the duality of humility. Will you be humbled by grace and thus uplifted? Or will your ego be humbled and brought back to peace? Either way humility is a blessing that just keeps on giving.