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No. 12, spirals and lines ~

12) Harmony is attained through the Sacred Spiral. Linear thinking cannot achieve balance.

I thought at one time that I understood this principle clearly, though I am not so certain now, that I do. The Sacred Spiral has come to mean so many things to me, not all of them having to do with our journey through this life. The DNA comes to mind, first of all when one thinks of the Sacred Spiral, also the Fibonacci Spiral which expands in “squares” of the number, so prevalent in nature. The spiral is how our planets move through space, and our galaxies. So the principle may have more to do with how the Creator put us all in motion than how we will get to a place of harmony, except that, moving at all in this universe is sort of by spiral, when you think of the planet’s movement as you cross the street. Be careful, the very thought can make a person dizzy.

When contemplating the Circle of 5ths in music, the means whereby harmony is part of the entire composition, it is not difficult to grasp that the spiral is needed to create harmony, but then, that would mean that we would need to understand ourselves more completely as musical instruments being constantly tuned, than even as humans. I wonder, though, if that, indeed, is what we are; Instruments with free will, able to play whatever music we choose, and only really sounding “good” when we sing the song we were designed to sing. I don’t know, but that would mean that we would need to treat ourselves much differently from birth to death, would it not? The body is a musical instrument, and we need to keep it clean and practice the music often. Hm.

Yet, when one thinks of linear thinkers, one is put in mind of soldiers or mathematicians, who must think in terms of events and causation. Superb quality to have, linear thought, in context. Then why would it not lead to harmony? Mm, perhaps this addresses, then, the flexibility of musical improv as opposed to the regimentation of an entire flank of soldiers. That would make a bit more sense. One can be fully improvisational in music and remain in harmony, “key” with the piece one is playing, yet, if one attempted that kind of improvisation with most mathematical equations, I cannot perceive of anything other than gobbledegook.

OK, I can see that, we must remain flexible and able to move lightly and with grace if we are to remain in harmony with the whole. One soldier, given the music and a pretty girl, can dance rather well, if given the right circumstance, but it is not easy for an entire regiment to dance to the music, eh? (but, even in math, there is room for harmony, look at that spiral, knowing that what fibonacci used to explain it was indeed mathematical in nature.) This will take some more thought. Please add yours if you wish!

Principle number 10 ~

10) Eternal harmony will be achieved through balance. The human is the only creature that loses its part of the Song shortly after birth. It is the human animal that has thrown this part of the Universe out of balance.

Have you ever thought about the “cost” of free will? Or even about the fact that, for most people the “group” sort of thought that we are told is automatic within a hive, is foreign to a human? Much of Science Fiction is predicated on attempts to get into that sort of thinking and working with it as the premise for at least a short story line, if not the whole of some person’s life. But, freewill has actually cost the human being the ability to relate to the whole in a manner that sets one’s own “self” aside for the betterment of all, very seldom can we do it.

Yet, it is our grasp of our ability to decide individually whether we will wear a tie, or go chez casuale, that lets us be the “person” we choose to be. Here, though, there is cause to stop and take a look at this wonderful “gift”, for more than one man has written about the struggles to do what is desired only to fall back on an “older” version of “self” that is more willfull and and less “enlightened”.

See the New Testament book, Romans, chapters 5,6, &7. This is the writing of Paul, the converted, who had slain so many Christians in his zeal to serve Hashem. When he was converted, he decided that instead of bringing Gentiles into the fold, he would keep them at bay and breed a hatred of the parent faith in them, which is part of the reason I so dislike calling him a saint. He also is often called an apostle, by his own pen, which implies he walked at Y’shua’s side during his time of teaching, a flat out preverication. I am quite familiar with his works, but refuse to venerate him as “above” others in spirituality.

It is, in fact, the very attempt at “group think” that passes for doctrine and dogma that is the reason I do not call myself an out and out Christian. I do indeed love Y’shua’s teachings, and follow them as closely as any, but the “church” attempts to make it as though those who do not see Y’shua through Paul’s eyes are apostate and wicked. Well, I guess that makes me apostate and wicked. I will celebrate.

Sadly, here, one comes up against the very comment of this principle, that harmony needs to be acheived through balance. This can only happen when the humans who count themselves as leaders quit trying to do our thinking for us. They may influence, they may speak, but do not insist that I must choose not to think on my own. If you want a clone, go ahead, make one, we have the technology. Just move along and let others attempt to follow the light while you follow your own dark trail. When the preachers and the mullahs and the evangelists begin to take their lessons from the Rabboni, and understand that the nourishment that leads to harmony comes from Spirit, not man, we may make progress on this particular principle.

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