The movement that bridges the gap between duality and unity is called mutuality. And nothing—absolutely nothing—can be created without mutuality. This is a spiritual law. In short, mutuality is the process of two apparently opposite things moving toward each other for the purpose of uniting and creating. Together, they will form one complete whole. As such, this movement of mutuality is what eliminates separation.
During the process of mutuality, two things must open up toward each other. Then, by cooperating and affecting each other, something new can come into being. The process works the same for forming a new relationship as for creating a work of art. For example, a new form of self-expression can only come into being when we allow our limited egos to merge with something beyond ourselves.
First, we form the idea of what we want to create in our mind. In this way, the mind joins with creative inspiration and imagination to extend itself beyond what it previously was aware could exist. Without this, we don’t even have a plan. Next, this first part of creativity connects up with the second part, which is execution. This implies that effort will now be necessary. For surely, if we want to create something, we’ll need to add in some elbow grease, along with a bit of self-discipline.
So the creative spark must work in harmony with the more mechanical means of the ego for us to create something. The first part, the creativity, is spontaneous and free flowing, while the second part, the execution, is a voluntary act of our will. Inspiration alone without the perspiration produces nothing but a good idea.
This movement of mutuality, which leads us toward unity, involves a harmonious give and take, a dose of mutual cooperation. In other words, a Yes must meet a Yes for something to happen. One of the first places we can apply this principle is to the relationship we have with ourselves. We must meet our inner self halfway.
When we do this, we connect ourselves with the source of all that is. When we won’t, but instead chose to operate solely from our ego, we are close ourselves off from receiving the abundance of universal life. As such, we remain poor. For if we can’t receive, we must stay deprived. That’s why it says in Holy Scripture that the poor will become poorer and the rich richer. This is one of the laws of life.
So the more we grow in the direction of transcending opposites by following the movement of mutuality, the more we will learn to unite with the inner Oneness and the more our cup will be filled.
But where do we even start? We must begin with what we already have access to: we must put our existing conscious awareness to good use in order for new inspiration and wisdom to well up from our depths. Instead, what we so often do is meander along the path of least resistance, blindly settling for a would-be existence. We stay stuck in old ruts and we indulge in compulsive, negative and hopelessly circular thinking. We keep reacting from habit, and then go on to justify our less-than-stellar behavior.
As a result, we’re hard put to expand past the negative version of ourselves that we identify with. Moreover, if we don’t use whatever good values we already have developed, additional positive values can’t possibly be realized. This law of life applies up and down, across the board, to all levels of our being. It’s very important we come to realize this.
For we each have a task to do. We’re all carrying some negative aspect that is in need of transforming. There are laws governing what we’ve brought with us, and these distortions are now ours to work with. That’s the purpose of coming here: to integrate something negative back into God’s fold, and each of us deals differently with how we go about refining our unpolished bits. The thing that’s common to everyone is needing to find the way to reconnect with our essence, with our core. Doing so brings us into alignment with the truth.
As we heal and become more whole, we will see the spiritual principle of orderliness surfacing in our lives. When order is not evident, that gives us a lot of information about where we stand, inwardly. For the spiritually unified person is also going to be an orderly person.
More and more we’ll come to realize that boundaries and structure are an integral part of a loving creation, and they are present in every aspect of our reality. So as we work to build a more harmonious life experience for ourselves, we will discover the value of God’s laws in helping us create and maintain balance. Just think, if there were no laws and no boundaries, this entire world would disintegrate in a mad ball of chaos and destruction.