Everything in nature seeks balance. Everything consists of energy. Energy seeks balance. Energy cannot be created, neither can it be destroyed. These are scientific facts.
Consider that what we call “spirit” is energy. The Holy Spirit is the energy that comes directly from the Source of creation, providing all matter with the atomic forces or energy within it. As this Holy Spirit becomes denser as matter, its spiritual quality of peace and unity is disturbed because it separates into two different worlds – the spiritual world and the material world. In our material world we recognize these differences as opposites – heaven and hell, good and evil, happy and sad, front and back, up and down etc. These are what we see as positive and negative qualities but the quality that we miss is that of neutral – the original quality of Spirit.
Neutral occurs when there is neither positive nor negative. This is a place of complete balance, where a positive does not weigh more or less than a negative – where both positive and negative meet in a center where all becomes one. Like the fulcrum on a balance beam, it is a place of balance.
Consider that a soul is a body of energy, the “clothing” of spirit. The energy that forms a soul’s body has been accumulated since the beginning of time, through every experience the soul has ever had. As the energy of the soul became unbalanced, additional experiences were required to balance it. This has been called karma and is the basis for reincarnation. The energy of the soul is seeking to become balanced through various lifetimes in which it can gather energy experiences through the five senses of a living human body. Bringing balance to the soul has been called grace. Once the soul is completely in balance it becomes a perfect reflection of its Source and has reached its goal.
The soul’s body consists of all the energy vibrations that are “fed” to it by the body-mind – the thoughts, attitudes, sights, sounds, feelings, etc. It is ego, or body-mind, that separates and divides everything into me vs. you, good vs. bad, happy vs. sad. In order to overcome this duality and division, it is necessary to find the place of balance within ourselves. This is found in our center – the place of the still, small voice that can be heard only when we take the time to listen. It is the place where love and peace exist within each of us – the center of our being – the Spirit, the place that is quietly waiting to be found.
This neutral center of balance between positive and negative is not one of inaction or uncaring. In fact, it is the place of Love where caring action is found. This balance is one of harmony and unity – it does not divide, nor does it separate – and is found through the practice of virtue. Virtue is applying the highest good we know in every circumstance, regardless of how we feel. It is being kind to those who are not kind, it is being tolerant of those who are not tolerant, it is being patient with those who act out their frustrations and anger. When we become conscious of our choices and choose to be patient, tolerant, considerate and kind, we act through our neutral center – the place where there is balance – unity, harmony, and peace – the place of the Spirit.
The place of the neutral within duality is explained in greater detail in my book, Spirit and Truth.