The autumnal equinox is right around the corner and it has a secret to share: you can’t have light without dark.
Ok, so not really a secret, but this clichéd message has more meaning than you may know. And understanding the deeper message may help you go from rags to riches, fear to courage, hate to love.
It’s called the Law of Polarity.
This is one of many universal laws that were inspired by simple observations of nature, and it just happens to be my favorite.
I discovered the Law of Polarity years ago when I was struggling financially and desperate to figure out why. I was doing everything imaginable to create a successful business, but nothing helped.
Desperate to figure out why, I did a shamanic journey to uncover the source of my stuckness, and every time I did a journey, I got the same response:
I’d see an aerial view of myself standing in a field looking at a wasteland of dry, broken earth, but directly behind me, so close my feet were touching it, was a beautiful, lush green field.
Clearly, I was being shown that I was simply focused in the wrong direction.
How the Law of Polarity Can Help You Move Forward
The Law of Polarity shows us that everything that is whole is comprised of polar opposites and shades of grey in between.
The Equinox is a great example. It’s a 24-hour period during which we have half light and half dark, and it perfectly illustrates that we cannot experience one without the other.
You can’t have light without dark.
Or day without night.
Good without bad.
Up without down.
Sickness without health.
Problem without solution.
And the ultimate reason I love the Law of Polarity…
You can’t have an unexpressed desire without expressed desire.
You can’t have a want without having a possible fulfillment of that want.
In other words, if you are poor and you desire wealth, your poverty is the unexpressed or unmanifested version of money. Using the Law of Polarity, we can deduce that there has to be a manifested version of your desire as well, which is wealth. Money is comprised of poverty and wealth, and everything in between, at the same time. Which means that money exists and therefore, there is a way for you to cultivate more money, because wealth exists.
The Law of Polarity Doesn’t Guarantee HOW Your Desire Will Show Up
To use another example, if you want to have a baby, but no longer have a uterus, it will be darn near impossible for you to give birth naturally. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a baby. There are many alternative options. You can adopt, have someone else carry a baby for you, become a foster parent. Or you can become a daycare provider.
In the Law of Polarity, the “how” is not guaranteed, but when you have a desire for something, there is always a way to fulfill that desire. It just might not look like how you imagined. (So don’t be attached to *how* it might work out.)
Moving Forward with the Law of Polarity
The reason I love the Law of Polarity so much is because I used to lose hope easily. If something I desired with all my heart–like making money doing what I loved to do–seemed like it wasn’t working out, I’d give up.
But after the shamanic journey in which I saw myself standing on the edge between deprivation and abundance, I realized that where I put my focus was directly related to what I was able to create in my life.
I had a habit of focusing on lack and so I was experiencing lack in my life. I saw lack everywhere I looked, and that’s what I experiences.
Yet all I had to do to turn my money situation around was to shift my perspective and see that money and opportunity were every where. Money didn’t suddenly fall from the sky, of course, but once I started focusing on wealth instead of poverty, I automatically started noticing things I hadn’t noticed before. I attracted the right business coach. I felt inspired. Hopeful. And my money situation changed dramatically, for the better, almost over night.
Reflect on your health, wealth, life, or love (relationships) and notice where you feel less than satisfied.
What did you give up on or say “no” to that caused you to feel this dissatisfaction?
How might you use the Law of Polarity to inspire you to move forward?
Now hold that vision in your mind and follow the leads as they show up. They will take you where you want to go. It may happen overnight. It may take years. But it will happen, I promise.