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November 2, 2013
-- Warning: There are lots of numbers and references to "good" and "evil" in this segment --
What are numbers? Numbers are a form of communication and a type of expression. Together, with language, they represent the underlying basis of much of our modern society as we know it today.
There are many different numbers which can represent many different concepts. Some numbers may represent "good" things while other numbers may represent "evil" things. However, most numbers have the ability to represent both good and evil depending on their particular application, the context of the situation and the perspective of the individual involved.
Multiples of "3" are a good example of this idea. Understanding the Principle of Three (3, 33 and 333) can help to guide one towards enlightenment. However, if we were to add all of these numbers together we would arrive at the number 18 (or 666) which is symbolic of an evil path, dark enlightenment or false enlightenment. We could also look at the number 18 in a slightly different manner (as 1+8) and arrive at the number 9 (or 333) which is symbolic of Unity or One (a connection to all).
The light exists next to the darkness and the darkness exists next to the light. Each polarity (light/dark) can exist within the other or can obscure the presence of the other. The number 3, therefore, cannot be characterized (or generalized) as good or evil, because both good and evil exist next to it and within it.
All concepts can be manipulated, corrupted or hijacked. Temptation is always present in this world. For example, one could start off by following the path of three, get tempted by the darkness along the way, become lost and end up on the "path of 18" (on the darkside or 666) without even realizing it.
Look around our world today, temptation and dark pathways are everywhere. People recognize the number 666 as evil, but typically fail to see the application of it in the "real word". In fact, many people actually participate in feeding the darkness every single day without even realizing it (including the products that we buy, the food that we eat, the music that we listen to, the TV that we watch, the movies we see, etc).
The darkness exists because of the presence of polarities. The light also exists because of the presence of polarities. And it is the existence of these polarities that make the gift of freewill possible. Enlightenment or ascension is dependent upon the responsible application of freewill.
Some believe that the ascension process will happen spontaneously or that it will occur on a certain date sometime in the future. However, the reality of the situation is that it takes practice. Lots of practice. Sometimes certain aspects of it do happen spontaneously, but not the final transition. The idea of spontaneous ascension is mostly a trap to keep us lazy and stuck in this illusion and system of human commerce.
The idea of spontaneous ascension is much like the idea that a deity will come and save us sometime in the future. Many people wait and wait for this day to arrive (and subsequently end up losing sight of the experience, learning and growth aspects of the process). This is another trap. God (Creator/Creation/Great Spirit/Source/etc) is always there to help guide us along the path, but not to do the work for us. There are also good and evil deities out there as well (gods, ETs, angels, spirit guides, demons...there are many different names for them) that may provide us with various types of guidance and/or misdirection.
One way that this path can be characterized is illustrated below (beginning with the number 333):
1 - Transition (ascension/transcendence) Realization of True Balance *1*
3 - Seek balance of power (internal and external) *1*
33 - Recognize and responsibly apply accumulated knowledge (to form wisdom) *2*
333 - Begin with experience, learning and growth (forming the basis of knowledge) *3*
The path may also be characterized as follows (beginning with the number 1):
333 - Become balanced and one with all (from one to one) *1*
33 - Understand the nature of different polarities and the axiom "as above, so below" *2*
3 - Discover the Trinity of human existence (mind/body/spirit) *3*
1 - Begin as a being of one *1*
During each phase of growth, a person will be tempted by the dark side (or the negative application of freewill). The greatest temptation occurs at each transition point (3/6, 6/3, 33/66, 66/33 and 333/666, 666/333). At the final stage of development, a traveler may become trapped (held back from enlightenment) via an acquired addiction to power and ego realized through the accumulation of knowledge and the misuse of polarities. For example:
This "power trap" is symbolized by the All-Seeing Eye at the top of the pyramid (or hierarchy of power). It represents a person (or a soul) that has become so intoxicated with power and ego that they can no longer go any further because they are unwilling to relinquish the power/control that they have gained over others.
True enlightenment is represented by the Eye-of-Providence filling the inside of the pyramid (symbolizing the realization of balance and the achievement of true sight). It can also be represented as the Eye-of-Providence above the pyramid symbolizing illumination (not as part of the pyramid which indicates power over others).
At each stage of transition there is a reduction and an expansion that occurs...moving from Two (duality) to One (balance/transcendence):
3/6 = .5 (half duality)
6/3 = 2 (full duality)
2 x .5 = 1 (balance and transition/transcendence)
The road can be long or short. The climb can be exhilarating or scary. And the scenery can be educating or intoxicating. There are many obstacles along the way. But the treasure at the end of the road is well worth the effort for those who choose to make the walk, walk the talk and remain focused during the journey. It's not for everybody. We decide when (and if ) the path (right/left/up/down) is right for us.
Freewill gives us that choice
** I will explore some more fun with numbers (universal code) in an upcoming segment. Remember it is not so much the math that is important here, but it also the underlying concepts that the numbers represent as well.
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