Principles of Spiritual Evolution (Part II)
Part I was a general guideline discussing the minimal requirements necessary to ensure stable spiritual evolution. The key consisted of incorporating into one’s life a balanced trinity of fundamental principles: faith/love/hope, humility/forbearance/levity, and knowledge/awareness/wisdom. The fault with many philosophies and religions is that one or more of these basic requirements is ignored, forming a structural weakness that potentially leads to collapse. This collapse is hastened when weaknesses are further exploited by malevolent forces seeking to sabotage the efforts of truthseekers about to evolve beyond their control.
Since part I is essentially complete in itself, part II shall merely expand upon a few of its themes. Here, focus will be given upon the necessity for both knowledge and love rather than strictly one or the other in any methodology for spiritual evolution. To summarize, knowledge accompanied by negative emotions may produce positive physical results, but negative metaphysical consequences. Likewise, love accompanied by ignorance may lead to positive metaphysical results but negative physical consequences. Both in balance and in conjunction with the lesser principles of the aforementioned trinity results in strength on both physical and metaphysical planes. Because the enemies of truth attack on all fronts physical and metaphysical, one would do well to seek progress and reinforce defensive strength on these planes.
The proper role of negative emotions was explained in part one, whereby they served as wake-up alarms alerting us to an internal or external danger. Beyond this function, they serve us no benefit. By becoming aware of the truth they signal and then letting our realization of the truth’s greater metaphysical context transform the negative emotional energy into positive, the quality of energy thus formed helps us apply the truth in the most efficient manner possible.
As stated, without the conscious transformation of negative into positive emotional energy, the truth can still be applied but not as efficiently and not without detriment to our spiritual resiliency. Wallowing in negativity undermines any gain in knowledge due to the discordant effect it has upon your soul, and because it puts you in greater resonance and contact with malevolent forces and harmful experiences. It should become clear, from experience and contemplation, that positive feeling and positive thinking are the best routes toward positive action on both physical and metaphysical fronts.
Falsely Justifying Negativity
It is absolutely imperative that we strive for both knowledge and love. You might resist this idea by saying, “Negative emotions make up part of who I am. To counter these would mean cutting of a part of myself, leaving me incomplete. Since lack of wholeness leads to disharmony and imbalance, I should not counter my negative emotions.” Though this excuse sounds attractive, it is fallacious for the following reasons.
While negativity may indeed be part of you at the moment, do you expect it to remain part of you forever? Who you are now should not limit whom you choose to become. If you expect your future self to be more evolved than your present self, how will you become this purer self other than striving toward it step-by-step, choice-by-choice? You can accept yourself in totality each step of the way and still make progress — not by cutting away part of the whole, but rather by transforming and purifying it.
While you can be in complete harmony with your self, the self may not always be in complete harmony with Creation. Only by first accepting yourself as a whole can you choose to bring the whole gradually into harmony with Creation. When you experience a negative emotion, you can and must accept it as part of who you ARE in order to allow it to serve its purpose as a learning catalyst. But once acknowledged, you can then choose whom you will BECOME by taking the next step and refusing to entertain or indulge in this negative emotion. Rather than by cutting off negativity cold turkey, which only leaves an unnatural vacuum, this is done by replacing a negative thought with a positive thought, a negative emotion with a positive emotion. When the accompanying truth is properly integrated via deep contemplation and understanding of its greater context, this transformation happens naturally. In this way you remain whole and in harmony with yourself, while simultaneously progressing toward greater levels of knowledge and love.
Another common objection to the idea of striving toward positivity and awareness is the difficulty of doing so, or that there is futility in striving to attain something that cannot be reached due to the imperfections of the human mind and challenging conditions of human life.
To answer the latter objection, realize that you need not worry about whether you can reach the North Pole in order to begin walking north. As long as one step is north of the other, you will have progressed. How else can the destination possibly be brought closer? Every step counts, and the smallest of steps is infinitely greater than no step at all.
As for the difficulty of trying to remain positive, understand that positivity is a choice and not a consequence. By default, a rock naturally moves from high to low when it falls as a consequence of gravity. But one can choose to make the rock move upwards against the tug of gravity by lifting it. Likewise, while our reactions to an internal or external impulse is negative by default is minimally a consequence of our genetic and social programming, we can choose to defy this programming by willingly seeking to act positively or transforming something negative into something positive.
For example, what would otherwise be a depressing truth can be made into a positive truth by choosing to view it in context of its greater metaphysical significance – rather than the truth being watered down or sugar coated, it is your palate or sense of taste that is expanded to make the bitter truth taste sweet. This way, it is the self rather than the truth that changes, which is the whole goal of spiritual evolution anyway: to evolve the self, particularly into congruency with the Higher Self.
Properly transforming a negative thought and feeling into a positive thought and feeling merely changes the way you think and feel about a particular truth; it does not add or subtract from the truth itself.
It is the raising of a barbell against gravity, rather than its release into freefall, that builds the muscles. Likewise, the difficulty of attaining and maintaining positivity and awareness is what builds spiritual strength. Sugarcoating the truth, or anesthetizing oneself to the truth via selective denial, is like cheating yourself by using lighter weights. Indulging in negativity is like lifting weights incorrectly and causing muscle damage. But just as sore muscles can be sign of a good workout, so can the pain of a muscle injury due to incorrect exercise fool you into thinking you’re making proper progress. So those who attempt to evolve while indulging in negative emotions may misperceive the pain of spiritual damage as a sign of spiritual progress. They might even see the pain as an ends rather than means, which creates the foolish condition of martyrdom – conscious suffering for misguided ideals. But most importantly, there is no substitute for lifting the weight yourself – you cannot pay someone to do it for you. Likewise, only the through personal choice to put in the appropriate effort, introspection, contemplation, enlightenment and transformation can the spiritual muscles be strengthened.
How to Transform Negative into Positive
To get a better idea of how to handle and transform a negative emotion, let’s survey some metaphysical resources on the subject. The Ra Material contains a description of how both positive and negatively oriented entities utilize the emotion of anger:
The entity polarizing positively perceives the anger. This entity, if using this catalyst mentally, blesses and loves this anger in itself. It then intensifies this anger consciously in mind alone until the folly of this red-ray energy is perceived not as folly in itself but as energy subject to spiritual entropy due to the randomness of energy being used.
Positive orientation then provides the will and faith to continue this mentally intense experience of letting the anger be understood, accepted, and integrated with the mind/body/spirit complex. The other-self which is the object of anger is thus transformed into an object of acceptance, understanding, and accommodation, all being reintegrated using the great energy which anger began. (The Law of One, Book II, p. 108)
In other words, rather than lashing out blindly at the object of anger, you would do better to first center yourself, then turn inward and focus upon the feeling of anger itself. Feel it as you would a bodily sensation. Once your attention is removed from what originally provoked you, anger is cut off from its generating source, and what’s left is an internal free-floating quantity of energy. Your freed attention is then able to see the folly of this anger due to its uselessness, an act which can often make you laugh when you finally realize the ridiculousness of the situation and how you initially reacted. By accepting what has happened and how you reacted, you can then begin seeing yourself and what provoked you from the proper bigger picture perspective. Once composed and collected, you can then confidently solve any remaining external problems. In the end, you will have grown from choosing to act positively rather than react negatively, protected yourself by feeling positive rather than negative, transformed and integrated the emotional energy rather than burying it within you via denial and repression of the initial feeling of anger, accepted who you are in totality, and likely avoided a reckless confrontation with whatever or whomever provoked you.
The Kybalion gives good advice of how to transform negative emotions directly. This is useful when negative emotions arise without any visible provocation. Many factors can create seemingly baseless negative emotions, ranging from mood swings, chemical and hormonal fluctuations, and biorhythmic cycles to electromagnetic suppression of one’s emotional state, psychic attack, the triggering of a posthypnotic command installed during an abduction or via an implant, and the presence of negative thought-forms as will be explained later.
In these cases, you may not know what is putting you into a bad mood, only that you are in one. Also, unlike the negative emotions that initially accompany a shocking learning lesson, these types of negative emotions stem not from shock, but from direct physical or metaphysical induction. In other words, they are products rather than by-products, and the lesson to be gained in dealing with these seemingly fruitless negative emotions involves the growth of willpower and personal discipline.
“To change your mood or mental state — change your vibration.” – The Kybalion
One may change his mental vibrations by an effort of Will, in the direction of deliberately fixing the Attention upon a more desirable state. Will directs the Attention, and Attention changes the Vibration. Cultivate the Art of Attention, means of the Will, and you have solved the secret of the Mastery of Moods and Mental States.
“To destroy an undesirable rate of mental vibration, put into operation the principle of Polarity and concentrate upon the opposite pole to that which you desire to suppress. Kill out the undesirable by changing its polarity.”—The Kybalion
This is one of the most important of the Hermetic Formulas. It is based upon true scientific principles. We have shown you that a mental state and its opposite were merely the two poles of one thing, and that by Mental Transmutation the polarity might be reversed. This Principle is known to modern psychologists, who apply it to the breaking up of undesirable habits by bidding their students concentrate upon the opposite quality. If you are possessed of Fear, do not waste time trying to “kill out” Fear, but instead cultivate the quality of Courage, and the Fear will disappear. Some writers have expressed this idea most forcibly by using the illustration of the dark room. You do not have to shovel out or sweep out the Darkness, but by merely opening the shutters and letting in the Light the Darkness has disappeared. To kill out a Negative quality, concentrate upon the Positive Pole of that same quality, and the vibrations will gradually change from Negative to Positive, until finally you will become polarized on the Positive pole instead of the Negative. The reverse is also true, as many have found out to their sorrow, when they have allowed themselves to vibrate too constantly on the Negative pole of things. By changing your polarity you may master your moods, change your mental states, remake your disposition, and build up character. Much of the Mental Mastery of the advanced Hermetics is due to this application of Polarity, which is one of the important aspects of Mental Transmutation. (The Kybalion)
Although this is stated rather clearly above, I shall rephrase: to change a negative emotion, fix your attention upon the opposite emotion until it transforms, degree by degree, into that polar opposite. This works for a couple reasons.
From a metaphysical perspective, you empower whatever you focus upon, so naturally the positive emotion will grow in intensity as the negative emotion diminishes if you fix your attention upon it. Also, it is easier to change the degree upon a scale than transforming one scale into another.
From a physical perspective, fixing your attention on a positive idea creates a feedback cycle wherein your hormonal and neurochemical makeup begin matching what you are holding in mind, thus reinforcing it. That emotions can be chemical in origin is no excuse for refusing to attempt to transform them – via the mind-body feedback cycle, the body can respond positively to positive thoughts, and thus a reorientation of the soul can reorient the body. Although this may involve the release of endorphins and other pleasure chemicals, understand that the body and soul are coupled and will therefore what happens in one might be consequently mirrored in the other, both ways. What matters is where the initiative originates (body or soul), therefore whether it aims to serve physical or metaphysical ends. When the mind decides to think positively, these pleasure chemicals accompany the thought to provide a physical means toward a spiritual end. If instead drugs were used to anesthetize one against a negative emotion, then this constitutes a physical means toward a physical ends which might in many cases be detrimental to one’s spiritual learning path by suppressing the necessary emotional catalyst for learning.
The Cassiopaeans (read my warning first) provide a succinct answer to this issue of positive and negative emotions: “If you choose, you may have only positive emotions.” This was in response to an individual attempting to argue that negative emotions were part of who he was and were thus necessary, which constitutes the fallacy already dissected earlier in this article. The Cassiopaeans responded by subtly revealing the core ingredient necessary for transmutation of negative into positive: choice. Thus, one can truly choose to only have only positive emotions, regardless of what excuses the ego can come up with for indulgence in further negativity.
The Ra Material advises similarly with the following:
There is no necessity for negative thought-forms regardless of pain distortions. The elimination of such creates the lack of possibility for negative elementals and other negative entities to use these thought-forms to create the worsening of the mind complex deviation from the normal distortions of cheerfulness/anxiety. (Law of One, Book IV, p. 17)
This segues straight into the next topic: how negative thoughts and emotions can lead to spiritual detriment. Here, Ra mentions that negative thoughts can create negative thought-forms which can be used by malevolent forces to worsen the condition of individuals who have created them.
Consequence of Negative Thinking: Harmful Thought-forms
What is a thought-form? In the conventional sense, it is nonphysical entity created from thought energized by emotion. Thoughts are real things on the mental or imaginative level of reality, and when empowered by emotions, these thoughts gain added dimensionality into the etheric and astral levels as well, increasing their power to affect things in the physical. A negative thought energized by negative emotions creates a negative thought-form.
These etheric entities exist much like eddies in a stream of water, borrowing their existence from its flow. However, in addition to owing their existence to the individual who created them via his thoughts and feelings, by having a life of their own they often return to their creator and induce within him further emotions to feed upon them. This is how people can become slaves to their negativity – not just by habit, but by these very thoughts gaining life on the astral/etheric level of reality and becoming energy parasites, so to speak. They can just as easily dissipate when starved of negative emotions, so choosing to remain positive goes a long way toward freeing yourself from former negative thought-forms.
Ra suggests that these thought-forms can be employed by malevolent forces as supplemental agents of attack. The book Brotherhood mentions this phenomenon in context of the mass thought-forms generated by mankind:
And the Enemy – who—what is he? Only the entitized form of the mass selfishness of men, that vast cumulation of the evil thoughts and passions of men’s lower nature appropriated by Masters of Evil, grown great and powerful by their stealing and feeding off of the vital forces that their unsuspecting dupes at their instigation had poured into such evil thoughts and desires, thus giving them direct power over men through men’s own life-force now absorbed and incorporated into their Master-nature, which they could thereby easily use to bend men to their will. (Brotherhood, p. 70)
This describes very well the etheric thought-form component of the Matrix Control System, (the other components consist of the following: the phenomena of hyperdimensional manipulation of mankind by advanced negative entities, and the institutional/social manipulation of humanity by their human counterparts in the New World Order).
Negative thought-forms have their own “gravitational” field that tends to negatively bias the thoughts and feelings of individuals exposed. So a large and concentrated group of people thinking and feeling similarly can potentially overpower the independent thoughts and feelings of those nearby. For example, entering a densely populated city in which the predominant mood is negative can often lower your mood, even without any specific incidents provoking such a mindset. This goes to show that not all negative emotions are accompanied by specific events which function as learning catalysts, but rather the soul grows from the very act of choosing to assert its individuality over the impinging collective thought-form by remaining positive despite the negative bias.
As should be evident, even when negative emotions are used as wake-up alarms alerting one to a truth or catalytic event that needs to be acknowledged, recognizing the truth without transforming the negative emotion into positive can cause problems on the metaphysical level, particularly in the creation of negative thought-forms.
So in the case of a truthseekers garnering attention from the so-called “Masters of Evil” or equivalently “fourth and fifth density Service-to-Self entities,” the more truth he learns and applies, the greater his caution must be against indulging in negative thoughts and emotions, for the thought-forms he creates via this dangerous expenditure of energy and caustic form of thinking can come back to haunt him, literally. Via mind programming and psychic or electromagnetic means, malevolent forces often seek to bias a truthseeker toward negative thinking and feeling, as this opens him up to attack should he choose to wallow in them. Only through caution and the choice to stay optimistic, faithful, and aware can such an individual avoid this trap. Because the process is gradual, it is never too late to benefit from turning around a negative mindset.
Consequence of Negativity: Harsher Learning Experiences
There are reasons other than the effects of thought-forms that make extended negativity dangerous. One’s emotional learning path, consisting of how one chooses to respond emotionally and mentally to experiences, greatly determines what is experienced. This is because in the metaphysical sense, we experience what we need to experience in order to learn a particular lesson – if our needs call for highly painful experiences due to our ignorance and inertia, then that shall typify the nature of our experiences. Conversely, if we are astute and quick to learn from our past mistakes, present experiences, and the mistakes of others, then we can learn our intended lessons with less need for shocking experiences.
Generally, having an ignorant or negative mindset and emotional nature requires greater shocks to teach you a lesson, while having a happy-go-lucky but aware mindset puts you in greater congruence with the mindset of the Higher Self and thus allows lessons to be learned more smoothly due to the proper attitude.
Negativity Increases Sabotage by Malevolent Forces
Sabotage and encounters with malevolent forces would certainly qualify as a negative learning experience. In fact, it is in the vested interest of these forces that you be as ignorant, negative, and reactive as possible so that your Higher Self approves of their hostility since the shocks they provide would then match your chosen emotional learning path – in other words, that what they do to you would be entirely the result of your freewill actions necessitating such drastic measures.
The only problem is that these forces don’t care about what you need, but rather how much they can get away with. So in this sense they are reality hackers, attempting to bypass or disable your “firewall” of freewill. When they succeed, it is by trickery more so than blunt force.
For example, rather than eliminating a targeted individual right away, which may be impossible due to his emotional learning path not being conducive to allowing such action, they may wear him down bit by bit. They may provoke a targeted individual into reacting negatively by externally biasing his emotional state and then triggering its explosion with a manipulated incident. Using this expended negative energy, they reinvest it toward increasing the strength of their next attack. This continues with the target’s defenses growing weaker each step. Although he chooses each step of the way to continue letting the attack happen, the consequences of his earlier choices to ignorantly indulge in the provoked negativity increasingly makes it more difficult for him to choose otherwise. All this depends greatly upon what physical, spiritual, and psychological weaknesses he has, since these weaknesses are where malevolent forces tend to attack.
Ultimate Consequence of Negativity: Reprogramming, Death, or Reanimation
Needless to say, should the careless truthseeker choose to consistently succumb to these negativities, he will inevitably face death, heavy mind programming, or possibly reanimation. In reanimation, rather than an individual expiring permanently, his body continues living though with the residing consciousness either reprogrammed or replaced. He may continue living as before, but now as an agent of the dark side programmed to disseminate disinformation.
This is neither fantastic nor impossible, as the body is simply a machine under the control of whatever switches it neurons, be it the original soul, a reprogrammed soul, or some remote technological interface.
To quote again from the book Brotherhood:
[…] the Evil Masters, where opportunity offers, will deliberately break the Dvine Law by disloding and driving out the Souls of the infants, thus stealing their bodies from them, or by driving out Souls from mature bodies, dispossessing them, and thereafter obsessing and impersonating such Souls to their friends and associates. Such in the near future will be of common occurrence, and will be made easy for them by all who succumb to fits of passion, indulgence in intense hatred, jealousy, or self-pity, or continual brooding over wrongs done to them, or habitual condemnation of others, and who will suddenly wake one day in another world minus their physical bodies. (Brotherhood, p. 76)
Variations upon this phenomenon of replacement or reanimation are discussed in the Ra material, Cassiopaean transcripts, and in the book The Allies of Humanity. It is not the purpose of this article to go into detail about the theories and process of reanimation or the replacement of targeted individuals, except to say that the common denominator among all of these views is that the targeted individual succumbs because of physical and spiritual vulnerability. The latter is due primarily to a lack of spiritual resilience, brought on by a deficiency in positivity and awareness.
The trinity of essential principles detailed in part I, said to ensure stable means of spiritual evolution, are therefore not just suggestions for more efficient evolution, but suggestions for the avoidance of such drastic outcomes as death and reanimation. Knowledge and love are the greatest protectors. Even in the case of an individuals who is abducted by malevolent hyperdimensional entities (grays, reptilians, et al…) who attempt to replace or reprogram him, if his knowledge and love are sufficient, these attempts will fail.
Spiritual Resiliency and the Aura
So what exactly constitutes spiritual resiliency? For one, it is associated with the aura, the etheric/astral energy field surrounding and penetrating the body that interfaces the physical with the metaphysical. This interface works on the quantum level, not so much via physical force and causality but rather via probability-biasing and synchronicity. This interface is very responsive to your thoughts and emotions. Because it functions as an interface field reaching both into your body and extending into your environment, it not only regulates your biological life functions but it also affects your physical experiences and environment. Thus, having negative thoughts negatively affects both your body (cancer, disease) and your experiences (accidents, sabotage). When strong and clear, it also acts as a synchronistic shield protecting you from unnecessary dangerous experiences:
Your aura contains every color in the spectrum of the sun. Oh, if man could but see his aura, when he is thinking unkindly or speaking rash, harsh, unkind words. If he could but see the change that takes place in the spectrum of his aura, he would never again think an angry thought, let alone speak in anger.
[…] Man’s aura is his shield of protection. Remember, man’s aura is man’s protection. When, through man’s thinking, the colors are kept crystal clear and radiate brightly, man can walk through the abyss of Hades and fear no evil.
Let he who is living the life of a mystic live in the protection of his aura. In mortal thinking, when one does not accept the negativeness of another, the aura of the mystic remains his spiritual fortress. (Ancient Mystical White Brotherhood, p. 113 – 114)
This is one reason why knowledge protects, as the Cassiopaean have repeatedly emphasized, and why love protects, as Ra has stated. Both act to reinforce one’s spiritual resiliency by brightening and tempering the aura, and offering one greater synchronistic protection against unnecessarily harmful experiences due to the mentioned function of the aura as interface between physical and metaphysical, mind and experience. The metaphysical function of love or positive emotion is to help one vibrate at a frequency beyond easy reach by malevolent forces and experiences which tend to vibrate at a lower frequency.
Frequency Resonance Vibration and The Emotional Learning Path
There is clearly a relation between the vibratory characteristics of the aura and the quality of one’s emotional learning path. Both stem from one’s personal choice concerning which thoughts and feelings to associate with particular truths and actions. Thoughts and emotions impress upon the aura a unique spectrum of resonant frequencies, which in turn resonate with and attract corresponding experiences to match the learning profile of the individual projecting such thoughts and emotions. This process is quantum mechanical in nature, since linear time as we know it is simply the sequential perception of events selected from among a broad range of candidate events by virtue of their resonance with our soul.
So just as the physical nature of an object determines at what acoustic frequencies it resonates, so does the metaphysical nature of the aura or soul determine with what experiences it resonates and therefore attracts. The idea of raising your frequency, or your resonance frequency vibration (FRV) as the Cassiopaeans call it, means simply to clarify, brighten, and strengthen your aura by cleaning up your emotional and mental state to keep out negative thoughts and feelings. This resonance frequency vibration, then, is essentially the frequency at which your reality radio is tuned.
[…] The negative person attracts all the negative things of life, all the ills, inharmonies, troubles that are in the mental atmosphere—the effluvia of other weak and negative minds; while a positive person attracts all the good. If you understand the radio you will know that when you set your dial at a certain wave length, all that is “on the air” of that wave length will make itself heard. It is exactly the same with your mind; it will receive whatever happens to be “on the air” of the wave length to which your thoughts are attuned. So that it is “up to you” and you only what your mind radio gives forth or outmanifests. (The Way Out, p. 34-35)
Staying on a good station is accomplished by having knowledge, love, faith, gratitude, humility, etc… in a balanced manner as outlined in part one. Imbalance among these principles, or incorporation of their negative opposites, leads to the consequences detailed in this article. Avoiding such consequences does not prevent the learning of lessons, but allows more efficient means toward reaching the same spiritual ends. This requires that:
You must train yourself to STAND GUARD CONTINUALLY AT THE DOOR OF YOUR MIND, AND TO LET IN NO THOUGHTS OR FEELINGS THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO OUTMANIFEST.
It may seem hard — at first, and you may not know what to admit and what to deny. But guard the door from every negative thought and feeling of whatsoever nature — from every thought that you know God would not have you think; from every doubt, fear, worry, anxiety, or concern of any kind; from every tendency to criticize, judge or condemn anybody or anything or any condition; from self-pity, jealousy, envy, irritation, unkindness, anger, hatred, etc. These will give you an idea of what are negative and ungodlike thoughts, and which must no longer have part in your consciousness.
If you will keep all such untrue thoughts out of your mind, you can see that then and then only can your Higher Self draw into your mind the true and positive thoughts that will attract to you the good that is waiting to manifest itself to you. For while your mind is cluttered with all those fearful, worrying, discouraged, sick, weak, poverty-tainted thoughts, how can you expect anyone who feels these vibrations — and vibrations are things you cannot cover up—to be attracted to you, or how can you expect God to inspire you with thoughts of a beneficial nature?
In fact, such negative thoughts actually keep away the things you are longing to have manifest in your life — for like attracts like. Think! Poverty-stricken thoughts do not attract prosperity or jobs; sick thoughts do not build a healthy consciousness; and belief that you are failure invites failure. (ibid, p. 17-18)
As you can see, knowledge alone is not enough, seeing the truth is not enough — one must also choose how to emotionally and spiritually interpret and apply what one knows and sees, as this choice determines one’s spiritual orientation toward high or low FRV, toward serving others or toward controlling others, toward being free or being predator/prey, toward being man or machine. In turn, these determine the quality and range of our experiences.
Both higher evolved compassionate and malevolent individuals can know the same truths, but what differentiates them is how they have chosen to interpret and apply these truths. For example, there is the truth concerning the paramount importance of freewill – while positive individuals respect freewill by supporting it, negative individuals “respect” freewill by manipulating their victims into giving it up freely. Thus, while the level of knowledge, wisdom, and awareness may be equal in two oppositely polarized entities, it is their chosen emotional learning path that ultimately determines their spiritual orientation and resultant nature of experience, all of which follows from how they choose to think and feel about what they learn.
Make no mistake, there is indeed choice in who we shall become, choice between responding negatively or positively to the same experience, as that is the purpose of freewill. By learning about external objective reality, we get to choose how to achieve congruency between our selves and this objective reality. The positive path brings the self into harmony with the universe via acceptance and service of others, while the negative path seeks to bring the universe into congruency with the self via imposed order and conquest. Both are paths of uniting the external with the internal, the above with the below, and the self with the other, though by different means and resulting in different outcomes for the individual in question.
So the important thing to remember is that everything begins with choice, no matter how seemingly insignificant the choice. The truth exists independently of how you choose to perceive it, but it is your choice that determines how this truth is integrated into your being and thus in what direction you evolve spiritually.
Choosing to indulge in negativity by failing to strive for an aware, positive, and balanced mindset incorporates further negative elements into your being, which resonate with and attract corresponding experiences and intelligences, even providing “handles” by which such intelligences can toss you about. These elements can only be identified and transformed if you know yourself by being in harmony with yourself and who you are. Every moment is another chance to choose for the better, and in this way the whole can be gradually purified and brought into harmony with Creation.
Addendum: There is a science experiment whereby sand and powder are thoroughly mixed and placed on a rubber sheet. When the sheet is vibrated by sound, the mixture separates into piles of sand and piles of powder. This is because the powder is of a finer consistency than the coarser sand, and therefore shares different resonant frequency characteristics. When vibrated by the same frequency, each substance responds differently and thus begins to separate.
A comparison may be drawn between this separation of sand and powder and the polarization phenomenon happening among individuals today due to the influence of a hyperdimensional vibration known as “the Wave” pouring into our planetary sphere and beckoning our evolution to the next level. In short, under the influence of this Wave, individuals responsive to it have begun distancing themselves from individuals of discordant frequency and have synchronistically met those of more congruent frequency. This is the precursor to a full reality split between masses of individuals necessitating different collective destinies, just as the initial vibration of sand and powder is the precursor to full separation of the mixture into piles of one or the other.
It is our internal vibratory nature, formed not only by our knowledge level but also how we choose to integrate it via our thoughts and emotions, that determine how strongly we respond to the Wave. Love and understanding allows the greatest resonance, providing connection with maximum impulse toward the next evolutionary level.