If you have an idea, it remains only as a potential form in your consciousness, until you transform it into some physical thing. This is the process of creation, bringing your idea into tangible physical reality.
The world is thus full of all these “things” which have been brought from the minds of humanity into reality. You cannot call a thing, a thing, while it is just in the mind or in the unmanifested state. It is only after it gains physical form that it becomes manifested, or becomes a thing, because before that it was not a thing; it was nothing, literally no thing.
Your consciousness is an extension of the One Great Nothing and out of this One Great Nothing, has come every single thing, or Everything. So looking at it this way, everything comes out of nothing. All the potentials are already there existing in this great Sea of Mind called consciousness. When you think you form an image of a thing which already exists and no matter what you think of that thing already exists in potential or potentiation. Your imaging ability is called your imagination.
You are able to do this because you carry a limited version of the same consciousness as that of the fathomless Mind of Creation.
Why It Was Necessary
When the positive and negative were resting within each other in the perfect balance of unity they were unrecognizable. You can only receive knowledge of a thing if you compare both parts. As long as the two sides are resting within one another you cannot recognize them.
Everything that you or any other consciousness brings into the physical arena will appear to be two distinct parts because your mind has separated them. The unified potentials exist in perfect balance until the unity or symmetry is broken by the consciousness which sees in duality. If one does not see in duality then what you bring in will be unified and whole.
The splitting of one thing into two parts; this duality has created labels in the minds of humanity such as good people and good experience as well as bad people and bad experiences. In actuality there is only experience which is neither good nor bad.
To prove this draw a scale and place good at one end of the scale and bad at the other end. What you have now are polar opposites. Now pretend in your mind to move the two poles towards each other and as the bad comes closer to the good it becomes less bad and this works for the other end as well. When they meet in the middle you see unity right before your eyes. This is unity and the way God sees. Those who have done what is called bad things also has an equal amount of good held in potentiation and those who do good things has likewise a potential for doing the bad things.
A good example of this is the book of Genesis symbolic account of The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad. God and Bad both grow on the same one tree with the same rootstock.
When loving kindness is manifested, selfish unconcern is left unmanifested and when selfishness is manifested, loving kindness is left in the unmanifested state. Some today try to denial that they have these two forces within them and yet it is impossible to have one without the other half.
What Benefit is Dual Thinking?
The secret to understanding this is to understand that everything has it’s negative image and everything on earth is only able to be recognized because it is separated from it’s complimentary other half. You used to see in unity and when you came to earth you no longer see in unity but in duality.
That is why there are no ‘things’ outside the recognizable world. You must recognize a thing before you can give a thing a name which differentiates this thing from all the other things in the world.
Whatever you make manifest in the physical world about you, the complimentary opposite stays behind in the unmanifested state. When you talk, the negative side of talking, which is keeping silent, stays behind in the unmanifested state.
When a mountain is formed a valley must also be formed because without a valley there can be no mountain. The two are bound together for all eternity.
God stands above all created forms which have fallen out of divine unity. Both good and evil have arisen through separation from divine unity which is itself neither good or bad but divine. Only through separation is it possible to achieve recognition and knowledge. Consequently, the recognizable world must contain both good and bad. If this were not so it would not be recognizable and would not exist at all.
So duality produces recognition and contrast produces choice. You cannot choose what you do not recognize, and earth has been called the planet of Choice. Back to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad. Two kinds of fruits grow on the same tree and the tree grows in each heart for each one determines what is good and what is bad for himself. This is not a decision for any other authority other than the self.
Both positive and negative tend to return to their natural state which is unity; the inherent force dwelling in everything that exists and draws every created form back into divine unity. Separation is in appearance only and divine unity manifests always and everywhere as we notice in the attraction of positive and negative. Sooner or later all with reunite again with it’s complimentary other half.
This is why you can never find or recognize God in the created world, because The Infinite Mind has no complimentary other half with which to compare it. There is no way of comparing God and no possibility of recognizing God. You can only BE God!
As long as any being seeks it’s complimentary self outside itself in the created recognizable world, it will never find unity. It’s complimentary half isn’t outside itself, manifested and separate from itself. It is present in the unconscious part of each human mind. Not only do humans see in duality, they themselves have had their own conscious mind walled off from their own unconscious mind.
This process if towards the direction of making a choice. Once an individual makes a choice of polarity either to the negative pole or the positive pole the process has completed it’s intent and duality no longer serves any purpose. It is at this time that duality thinking drops away and only unity is perceived.