by Terryll Nemeth
Creation itself is produced and made up of the aggressive and receptive principles. This principle of creation is based upon the negatively (-) and positively (+) charged poles of polarity that can be witnessed throughout all creation. This duality of the energy of creation is exhibited in the relationship between all male and female species of physical life, between the inner level experiences within the mind of man, the thinker and between the subatomic particles of electrons and protons in the atom. All physical matter is composed of basic building blocks called atoms. Through humanity's many studies of matter on the atomic level, we now know that atoms are built from even more basic building blocks of energy called electrons (which have a small negative electrical charge), protons (which have a small positive electrical charge), and neutrons (which are neutral). As depicted in the diagram below, protons and neutrons combine to form the nucleus of an atom. It takes two protons and two neutrons to specifically form a Helium molecule along with its electrons.
At present, we also have reason to believe that electrons, protons and neutrons are made up of even more basic subatomic energy particles called quarks. At the level of the quark, scientists have experienced confusing results in the data that they have received from their experiments in regard to their direction and velocity of movement. These experiments are confusing to physical scientists because they have been unaware of the Law of Cause and Effect up to this point. Quarks have exhibited movement based upon the thoughts and expectations of the scientists involved in the respective experiments.
To metaphysicians like myself, and the wise sages of many ancient cultures, the tendency of quarks to respond to the expectation and imagination of a directing intelligence makes all the sense in the world. Through our mental and spiritual research, we have observed and experienced the thoughts of man to be subject to a Universal Law called the Law of Cause and Effect. This law states that thought is cause and effect is its manifest likeness. The results of the quark experiments verify the findings of spiritual teachers, shamans, and sages that 'thought is cause' by this smallest physically measured energy particle exhibiting instantaneous responses to the thoughts of the creative intelligence of man. Through this phenomenon, we have uncovered a physically observed link between the energy of creation and the thought energy of man, which we will explore in greater detail. Just as we have the aggressive and receptive qualities in basic building blocks of creation such as the atom, we can begin to see these same qualities exhibited in the mind of man, a manifestation of God. The receptive and aggressive principles of creation are also called the Yin and Yang in many cultures of the Far East. In order for any creation to occur, there always has to be an aggressive (+) act such as the producing of a thought in the form of a goal for example (yang), followed by the receptive (-) act of receiving the image within the subconscious mind where it can begin to mature (yin) for eventual manifestation into the physical realm. Here we find the correlation between and the Principle of Gender and Polarity and the Universal Law of Cause and Effect, and their link to the Universal Law of Attraction.
We find within the atom, a basic structure and building block in creation, an active attractive force between opposites in polarity. This force is the basis for the flow of electricity and magnetism. Because creation and everything made in the universe is based upon the attractive force between opposites in polarity, everything in creation is also subject to the magnetism of the Law of Attraction. Also we now see that the Law of Cause and Effect is active within the Law of Attraction, and is a part of its essence that causes the law to work. We will discuss the Law of Cause and Effect and its relationship to the Law of Attraction in more detail.
Hermes Trismegistus, an Egyptian master teacher of spirituality, who is sometimes known as The Great Great, Master of Masters, and the Egyptian Christ, established the Principle of Gender and the Principle of Polarity. The great Seventh Hermetic Principle – the Principle of Gender – embodies the truth that there is Gender manifested in everything, that the Masculine and Feminine principles are ever present and active in all phases of phenomena, and on each and every plane of life.
We find that the word Gender is derived from the Latin root meaning ìto beget; to procreate; to generate; to create; to produce. The Masculine and Feminine principles as we shall see from the writings and research from many cultures and Holy Books are associated with a positive electrical charge and a negative electrical charge, respectively.
The Kybalion, a book of Hermetic Philosophy states that a distinct manifestation of the Principle of Gender among the ions or electrons exists, which constitute the basis of Matter as science now perceives it. As the electrons rotate at the speed of light around the a nucleus that is made up of a combination of protons, p+ (small positive electrical charge), and neutrons, n( (neutral electrical charge), the Atom is formed. The Kybalion states that this process is in line with the most ancient Hermetic Teachings, which have always identified the Masculine principle of Gender with the Positive, and the Feminine with the 'Negative' Poles of Electricity.
Therefore, the Hermetic Principle of Polarity is also embodied within the Principle of Gender by the association of Masculine and Feminine principles to the positive and negative charge, respectively. The great Fourth Hermetic Principle – the Principle of Polarity – embodies the truth that all manifested things have two sides; two aspects; two poles; a pair of opposites, with manifold degrees between the two extremes.
Let us further explore these teachings and the atom as a building block of creation that exhibits the Hermetic teachings, and hence forms the basis for the Law of Attraction. The Kybalion states that the word cathode is also used in place of negative since the word negative does not accurately describe this pole of polarity. The word cathode is derived from the Greek root meaning descent, the path of generation. The cathode, or negative pole, is the Mother Principle of Electrical Phenomena and form. It generates electrons and forms of matter. From scientific investigation, the cathode or negative pole is verified to be the so-called Feminine pole by its creative function.
Science says that the electrons are composed of negative electricity, and spiritual teachers say they are composed of Feminine or receptive energy. When electrons (-) become detached from a proton and neutron, it actively seeks union with another proton or aggressive energy (+) by a natural impulse to create new forms of matter or energy. When the new union is formed, the receptive particles vibrate rapidly under the influence of the aggressive energy particles, and circle rapidly around them and a new atom is formed.
The process of detachment of the receptive electrons is called ionization. The Kybalion states that ions maybe nature's most avid creators, and the unions they create provide the basis for the varied phenomena of light, heat, electricity, magnetism, attraction, repulsion, and chemical affinity, and all this arises from operation of the Principle of Gender on the plane of Energy.
The Law of Cause and Effect
In line with our previous discussion of the reflection of the aggressive and receptive principles on the mental plane, a discussion of Hermetic Philosophy in the Kybalion mirrors my ideas on this point. After giving a short account of scientific quark experiments, I stated that metaphysicians and spiritual teachers have observed and experienced the thoughts of man to be subject to a Universal Law called the Law of Cause and Effect. This law states that thought is cause and effect is its manifest likeness.
What is this law, and what explains the link between this law and subatomic particles of energy and the thought energy of man? The Law of Cause and Effect embodies a universal truth that you have probably heard uttered many times – Thoughts are things.
Another way to put it is, you are as you image yourself to be. Thoughts are real, and they have an effect on the energy that permeates and makes up all life in our universe. Even though thoughts are not dense matter, each of us creates our own reality and quality of life with our thought.
A passage from the Buddhist holy book, the Dhammapada, describes the Law of Cause and Effect very well.
“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draw it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.” Dhammapada, Twin Verses, Verses 1-2.
Our thoughts cause the manifestations in our life, and our physical manifestations are the effects or the results of our thinking. This law is one of the reasons I have volunteered and taught classes at the School of Metaphysics for the last 15 years. When we embrace the power we have already been given by our creator to manifest the true destiny of man, we release the idea of victimhood and accept the birthright we have been given by our spiritual parent and we become creators in our own right.
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