As long as we go through life and are in a process, we move from one state towards another. Many people repeat the same lesson again and again in the same way children love to repeat the same game, story or act as a process of learning and mastering.
A path has a beginning and an end point. It needs those two to be separated so as to become a path between them. Human evolution or our process of moving from one to the other state is reuniting them again within each of us. As we walk life we reunite what creation has split apart. All moves back towards unification through cycles of cycles and aeons of aeons.
Many creations myths explain this by the One-ness becoming Two. When God creates he splits himself up by separating different aspects of himself. When we evolve and master things we re-unite and move back towards the One-ness within God.
The Kabbalah speaks about 32 paths, the I Ching about 64 states. It divides one into two and then again two into two you get four, dividing them again gives eight then 16, 32 and 64.
Freemasons are initiated in a sequence that is an analogous process to the evolution of the soul. The Waldorf schools build on the principles of letting the child unfold and explore things in an analogous process to the unfolding or growing of the soul too. The evolution of life, or any of its kingdoms are repetitions of the same analogous sequence. Each step is suspended between the previous and the next.
Each step in life is a path between two states. We are living in a polarized state between life and death, night and day or good and bad with many minor variations.
After some years of practice, I started to see certain of these polarities where stronger or more frequent. The first I noticed was that people that take responsibility are structured and like to have control often have a challenge to take care of themselves and their needs. They take charge of others but not themselves. I labelled them as being dominated by “The Old”. Sometimes the inner-child had suffered from mortification, grief or very high demands from their parents making them supress or avoid that aspect of life. Depending on the total picture and the variation of the theme this would lead me to different homeopathic remedies to help them, all having this theme in common (such as Kalium carbonicum, Natrium muriaticum, Conium, Carcinosinum +++).
In other people it was just the opposite. Their inner child dominated the picture and they where struggling to grow up and become independent (such as Pulsatilla, Lac humanum, Baryta carbonica +++). I labelled these “The Child”.
It also became clear that certain conditions played themselves out along the same polarities.
The polarity above is the same as we see between neurosis and psychosis or anorectic and bulimic to mention two.
The anorectic has too much control and does not let themselves succumb to their natural needs. They are dominated by “The Old”. The bulimic on the other side can let their need become indulgences. That is particularly when the day turns towards night and the natural needy comfort nature becomes strong through the need for sleep. They are dominated by “The Child”.
You can say that the bulimic is on the path towards anorectic and the anorectic on the path towards bulimic. The Old needs the Child and vice versa.
The bulimic needs to cultivate control and discipline, they need to help the inner child to grow up and take charge. They need to say “Okay, I know I will eat a lot of ice cream this evening, but I will set a limit at 1,5 box from this week. Then they need to gradually reduce and take charge through different exercises to cultivate the positive sides of the old.
The anorectic on the other side needs to get in touch with the inner child. If it is an athlete I would ask them to just lye down on the flour, or grass and put their hands above the solar plexus and lye their for 1-2 minutes and feel every part of their body. With a hard working woman I would ask her to do the same thing when coming home from work. These people never rest, never feel how the state of their body is, they need to cultivate a connection with their basic needs for sleep, rest, vacation, food, water etc. They need to cultivate The Child.
These short examples are basically the same path but in opposite directions. A healthy person can move effortless in either direction and has created a nice balance between these two within themselves. They have united these two aspects of life.
The polarity of The Old and The Child can also be seen in our relation to our parents. As we grow up we become more and more peers to our parents but when they get old, they become dependent and Child like. In a relationship it is also a tendency that one tends to become The Old, taking charge of paying bills and having a schedule or demands, while the other is better at being in touch with the needs and feeling of belonging.
If your partner does not take charge, you need to let yourself become more of The Child, even if some bills might be paid late so that the other can learn to cultivate The Old and you The Child.
If you are The Child and feel the other takes charge and controls you, you need to grow up and take charge, but also see the little child hidden within your partner. Seeing that hidden aspect helps them getting in touch with it and letting you take the role of The Old easier.
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