Positive and Negative

montalk.net » 2 January 05

Being that the Creator is infinite, everywhere and everything, it is easy to say that there is no good, evil, positive, negative, right or wrong since, after all, even the most demonic of entities are within the womb of Creation and thus to be celebrated and respected as simply one expression of the Creator.

Even so, this does not negate differences between positive and negative. That they share the same substance (consciousness) and origin (Creator) does not mean they are equivalent in form (where one is) and function (where one is going).

This duality of positive and negative comes from freewill, which boils down to the ability to choose between respecting others or exploiting them. Freewill originates from the individuation of consciousness, meaning the differentiation of unified infinite intelligence (Creator) into an infinity of finite intelligences (lifeforms other than the Creator). Each individuated unit has some level of freewill, the degree depending on its level of evolution and awareness.

When One splits into Two, the second eventually encounters the first and can either say “I respect you, friend” or “Get out of my way!” — it’s a matter of choice, and that is the archetypal origin of good and evil. We see it enacted in families when a child, in seeking to establish its identity, starts seeing the parent as an obstacle and therefore rebels.

Positive and negative differ in form and function in the following manner: while positive signifies aligning freewill with Creation at large, negative implies aligning freewill solely with the individuated fragment of the Creator within — at the expense of balance to Creation at large. Whereas “positive” is the prodigal son returning home to rule with the Father, “negative” aims to usurp the position of Father. Whereas “positive” is gradually merging with infinity, “negative” is the futile attempt of becoming one’s own infinity.

Whether the “self” chooses positive or negative, either path will contain equal potential for personal evolutionary growth (up to a point). But there is more to Creation than “self”; there is also “other,” and this is where positive and negative ultimately differ. Negative, acknowledging only the reality of “self”, means serving only the “self”, denying service to “other” and creating imbalance within the All. Positive acknowledges both and thus serves both, bringing balance to All.

So while either path is equally evolutionary to the individual in question, they are not equal in context of Creation as a whole. Negative always contains an element of ignorance and imbalance absent in the positive. Negative beings have a deep seated wound or emptiness that comes from being split off from the Infinite. And they can’t acknowledge and heal this schism while remaining on the negative path. Therefore the negative path comes with an insatiable ‘hunger’ or irresolvable ‘insecurity’ that turns outward toward consumption, predation, escapism, and control to try and ameliorate its condition, but it leads to a runaway feedback loop that ends with descent into the depths of demonhood.