From the intro to the film “Legend”
“The harmony of the universe depends upon an eternal balance.
Out of the struggle to maintain this balance comes the birth of Legends”
For the universe as we know it to exist there has to be an eternal balance of forces: -
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” - Isaac Newton
Each and every force, has an equal opposite: -
Light – Darkness
Love – Fear
Man - Woman
Eternal – Transient
Freedom – Slavery
Peace – War
Day – Night
Victory – Defeat
Life - Death
You cannot be rich unless you have experienced poverty, cannot taste freedom unless you have been enslaved; you cannot feel the warm embrace of love without having to experience bone chilling fear. The existence of one depends upon the existence of the other; it is a symbiotic relationship that allows both to flourish.
As evolving beings we journey through worlds containing both of these forces, and have to experience both in order to understand the value of balance. We come to see that at a higher level they are a single unified whole. We as souls are on a journey for greater unity, we play the role of many characters in the play along the way. The full spectrum of experiences gives you us the ultimate depth in our knowing.
God is the light, with the presence of light also comes darkness, we call this the Devil.
The Devil creates evil, yet the uncomfortable truth is it plays its part for the greater good.
It is the balance that sustains and nourishes this eternal game that we play.
Without the knowledge of both good and evil, we could not know the good, and that is worse than evil. Life is not all about the light but a harmonious balance, it is only in the dark that you can become enlightened.
We are all willing participants in this game we are playing and helping to co create. Life is a cycle and this one has required darkness, pain, evil, and slavery. Yet it is these very things that have allowed us to know our light, find meaning in pain, given us the choice to be good and to truly know what is to be free. Sometimes the only way you can truly know freedom is if you are free to be enslaved.
This place wasn’t meant to be comfortable, it wasn’t made to be easy, it is meant to be a challenge, it was made to test you, to be the catalyst for your growth. The truth is we can’t always be happy, we can’t always live in peace; we can’t always know what it is to feel true love. We have to experience it ALL to be able to experience any of it; only by accepting the pain and suffering can we overcome the need to experience it. You will look back at all the pain and hurt, all the alienation of our adolescence as a great gift that shaped our beautiful destiny.
If life hadn’t been so challenging we never could have risen to become champions, if it had not been so dark we would never have able to shine like stars, if it had not been so fearful we could never have known this beautiful love we now share.
Even in darkness
there is light,
For those with courage
knows no fear.
The creation of light will always spawn the creation of darkness; they are inseparable polar opposite twins whose very existence relies on one another. Light would fade to nothingness without the darkness; the darkness could not be seen without the lights illumination.
True freedom is born out of absolute slavery, the lower you sink the higher you can soar. The more you experience of one end of the spectrum, the greater the level of experience you can feel in the other. By journeying through hell you can reach heaven.
“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” — Carl Jung
I ask you a question “after a lifetime of being blind do you not think you would appreciate sight more than someone who had it every single day of theirs lives? Is it not true that a hot bath is much nicer on a cold winters day than when it’s a hot summers day? Is a cold glass of water not a million times nicer when you are really thirsty compared to when you have just had a drink?" You could have access to the cleanest freshest most beautiful water and not appreciate it until one day it is gone, and suddenly you realise you can’t live without it! Sometimes we have to lose things in order to truly have them.
“But you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go”
"Let Her Go"
By being someone who doesn’t make it a thousand times, it makes it a thousand times better when you do because: -
"Victory is sweetest when you have known defeat" - Malcolm Forbes
This is why the world is as you know it to be, and is of light and darkness, and an endless array of shades of colourful hues. Without balance life would be monochrome and meaningless. These two forces come together in an eternal dance that leads to the birthing and evolution of the cosmos. You may think: -
“if there must always be an eternal balance, then we can’t overcome war, hate, greed and all the others things that stop us reaching peace and unity”
Yet I am here to tell you at this moment, as you begin to unify the polarities you can have the experience of the one you wish to create such as peace and have the memory and lessons of war to put that peace into context, which allows you to truly value what peace really means.
Just because the two forces must exist to balance one another out in the universe, that doesn’t mean they have to exist side by side, in the same place at the same time. We can now have love free of fear, peace without war, unity without division. As we awaken to a new day, and an expanded view of who we are, we will come to see these options clearly as logical steps to a new unified humanity.
To begin to unify the polarities it takes seeing yourself in both sides, and knowing You are the WHOLE thing. When you see yourself in ALL others and ALL of life you are experiencing unity consciousness. Only by loving hate can we experience love without hate, because when you have learned to love hate you have transcended the necessity for it. Hating hate only leads to more hate; you cannot overcome it through anything other than Love, for this is its only antidote.
The antidote for anything you wish to move away from is its polar opposite, so if you wish to overcome war embrace peace, if you wish to move away from division move towards unity, when you go to war to end war you are just perpetuating war.
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is not an easy thing to accept all the bad and evil things in the world as part of your own self, and it takes an expanded view of life to accept. But these words have reached you for a reason: - perhaps you are ready to see life from a new vista? Because unless you are willing to accept your dark side, you cannot truly have access to your light side. By acknowledging its purpose and embracing it, you are free to move on from the grip it has over you.
If you truly want all the heinous things to end, you have find purpose in them, and gain the power of the light to overcome them.
I see God in the darkest of places, for when you are no longer afraid of the dark, you are no longer afraid of the light, for they are ONE.
It’s easy to see the beauty of a rose, but can you understand the function of the thorn and find beauty there too?
Two opposing forces are at the furthest apart just before they come back together again and unite.
The true secret behind the polarities is; -
One became two, so that two could know themselves as One.
The great news is; -
“Tonight is the night when two become One.”
The Spice Girls
2 become 1
I am nothing without you, but with you I am everything, because alone I am nobody, yet you make me somebody.
We are simple yet complicated creatures, we are advanced yet primitive, kind but cruel, loving and hateful, giving yet selfish, these are the polar opposites extremes we must experience in our transition to attaining unity consciousness.
When you unify the polarities you come to know there was never any separation between the two, that it was just a clever illusion. This is when you transcend the game of polarity where you come to love fear; see the perfection in the imperfection, the life in death, the unity in the separation, and God in the Devil.
The darkness is tough love but behind its creation is a divine purpose, and as you awaken to this you will begin to see it as a long lost friend who came here to challenge you, and offer you a choice and the gift of life. The stars are like God the darkness is like Satan, but its Satan that allows us to see God and strive to reach for her majestic wonder.
I don’t believe I’m any better than Hitler, Stalin, Bin Laden or Genghis Kahn but I also don’t believe I’m any worse than Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, Mother Teresa or YOU for I believe we are ONE, that better and worse, wrong and right are just labels we attach to people or things that go against or with what we believe in. There are no accidents in Life, it’s order is more accurate than a Swiss watch.
I am superman yet also Lex Luther; I am Batman yet also the Joker, the Jedi yet also the Sith, Neo yet also the Agents, with you I am the All.
The true enemy of the super hero is there being no villain, because it is villain that is the making of the super hero. There would be no story to tell without the opponent and that is true with The Voice Of Darkness during the night. What good is a game with no opponent? The more skilled an opponent the more satisfaction you take from overcoming them.
I am the lion, I am the buffalo
I am the cow, I am the grass
I am the bird, I am the worm
I am the night, I am the day
I am the Devil, I am God
I am Hitler, I am Jesus
I am me, and I am you too,
Together we dance with elegant grace,
A timeless song we sing,
In harmony as One,
we bring order out of chaos.
We are all given different circumstances at birth, upbringings, and chances in life so to judge another’s life is impossible without first standing in their shoes. If you judge someone from your own world view, it will just result in you not being able to understand because they are different to you.
When you judge another it reveals more about yourself than them.
If you can put yourself in their shoes and begin to understand that during the night people have very little conscious choice over many of the biggest decisions in their lives, you will have empathy for their plight. To become truly conscious, first you have to be unconscious.
My imperfections bring definition to the light, like shadows cast on a sunny day. Your negative side is like your shadow, a part of you that is a projected image of the real you, it’s not who you are; but a consequence of the light you are, and so whilst you have light you will also have shadows. However, when you truly understand this you know that even within the shadow there is light.
As I came to see this I found it’s within the most hideous of ugliness that I see the most profound beauty, I see that it is my imperfections that make me perfect, and it is my flaws that make me flawless. Through this work I invite you to change the world by changing how you see the world. As one of my favourite characters in one of my most cherished childhood films said: -
“If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanna change the world?
There's nothing to it”
Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Through coming to unify the polarities we will know the only way to get to the society of our dreams is through experiencing the society of our nightmares. The only way to understand balance is to experience the extremes. There can be no happy ending without a sad beginning.
Truly you cannot ever fail to gaze upon your own reflection for there is nothing that you are not. For you are the WHOLE of creation. As the saying goes ‘treat others how you wish to be treated yourself’ and realise the truth, there are no others, because it’s ALL you. This is why you get what you give.
When we do inevitably put an end to war we are going to appreciate it far more than someone who has known peace for aeons. Let’s not be blinded by the light that is so bright, that sometimes it is so blinding it leads to darkness. There is now a new born consciousness within us, and suddenly we are able to see.
Now I would like to briefly explain how I awoke to my destiny of writing this book.