Universal Laws

Hermetic Principle of Polarity (Detailed Explanation)

In this post, we will learn about:

  1. What is The Hermetic Principle of Polarity?
  2. How Does the Law of Polarity Work?
  3. Duality Are Relative
  4. The Secret of Polarity
  5. Duality and the Bible
  6. How to Use the Hermetic Principle of Polarity
  7. Summary

The universe is governed by law, that which we called “The Truth” for that which does not change. No one can break the law for we are the Law, the universe is the Law, and God is the Law.

If there is no law, the universe will be in chaos, and nature keeps telling us that the universe is always in order.

That’s why you keep seeing the alternation of days and nights, of summers and winters; cats eat mouses, dogs chase cats, etc.

Those natural indications are what scholars referred to as “Signs of God” because God is in everything and everything is God, yet God is only One.

There are 7 Universal Laws that govern the universe. If you come from the occult background, you may refer it to the 7 Hermetic Principles as noted in the Kybalion by Three Initiates.

Their teachings come from the ancient Egyptian Knowledge, whose founder is Hermes Trismegistus, concealing what is called Esoteric Wisdom and Secret Doctrines that are only revealed to the Adepts and Masters.

In fact, the word “Hermetic” itself means “secret” and “sealed so that nothing can escape”.

The Law of Attraction as is now known today is just a part of hidden truth concealed under the veil of public eyes. It is the extraction from the universal laws of the universe, which means that the law of attraction works under the dominion of the 7 Hermetic principles.

In the ancient era, Truth was not meant to be revealed to common men as the masters did not believe in “casting pearls before swine”, yet they stayed close to the teachings of “milk for babes; meat for strong men”.

By understanding the law – the underlying principles of the universe, man hold a great power within himself, which enables him to become a true Master of his life, achieving anything whatsoever he shall desire.

*Note: If you want to understand the REAL spiritual law that governs our universe, I’d strongly recommend you to read The Kybalion, which is the classic book in the esoteric world. This book contains an affiliate link, so I’d be very grateful if you buy the book through my link!

1. What is The Hermetic Principle of Polarity?

The Hermetic Principle of Polarity states that:

“Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half‑truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”

The Kybalion

We are living in the world of duality: Light and darkness, good and evil, rich and poor, hot and cold, yin and yang, etc.

That is, the hermetic principle of polarity means that we cannot know one thing without knowing the opposite side of that thing. It’s like we cannot know what is good without knowing what is evil.

That is, positivity and negativity are just 2 sides of a coin or 2 points in the same line. They are not separate from each other.

What it means is that the moment you feel happy, be sure another moment you will be sad. Happiness and sorrow are basically made of the same substance but differ in degrees and vibrations.

2. How Does the Law of Polarity Work?

The Hermetic Law of Polarity works harmoniously with the Law of Rhythm because everything has rhythm in between the dual nature of life. The principle works like the swing of a pendulum between the extreme of 2 opposite points.

It’s like you cannot be lucky or unfortunate all the time as the universe doesn’t work that way.

There is time to win as well as there is time to lose. Similarly, there is time to move forward and there is time for contemplation. As simple as this: duality is like 2 points in the same line. And the law of rhythm will switch you from one side of polarity to another side if you are not at equilibrium.

The line indicates that the 2 extreme points are essentially ONE but sit in different locations in one line, thereby, they have different points of consciousness. They are 2 extremes of the same thing.

In other words, you can compare between good and evil or hot and cold because they are in the same line, but you cannot compare between good and cold nor evil and hot because they are essentially 2 different things (lines).

The law of duality could explain why so many successful people experienced extreme hardships when they are young. The answer is simple: you have to pay the necessary price in order to get what you want. There is no shortcut. Period.

When you want to be rich, you have to experience poverty at a certain moment in your life. Similarly, the stronger you are, the harder the tests that life will throw at you.

Therefore, the best recommended practice for the law of polarity is to stay in the middle, where you balance all the extremes and experience no duality.

3. Duality Are Relative

Most people think that duality is absolute, yet, it is actually relative in nature.

For example, let say that I give you 1 million dollars now. If you lived in a poor country like Africa, for sure you would think that this is big money which will make you rich, but if you lived in a prosperous country like Dubai, 1 million may be just enough for you to rent a house in a month.

Therefore, big and small, poor and rich, good and evil are relative. They all depend on your perception.

For the material man, he may think that money, house, and car mean rich. On the other hand, for the spiritual man, he just needs enough money for his basic needs like shelter and food, but knowledge and wisdom spell rich for him.

So having a lot of money is like a punishment for a spiritual man because it makes him attached to the material world while to a material man, it means rewards and success.

Another example is that if I show you a picture of a model, whether male or female depending on your gender, and you will say that he/she is beautiful, but I will say that he/she is unattractive. So who is right and who is wrong?

The answer is: there is no right or wrong.

When we speak of polarity, we speak of relativity or beliefs, and belief is not the truth, which is the absolute. That is, we may have various beliefs, but the truth always remains unchanged.

4. The Secret of Polarity

You may think that polarity is equal in nature but the truth is that they are not equal. Good and bad are not equal as light and darkness are not equal.

If evils are on one side and angels are on the other side, do you want to bet who will win the battle? Think about it. 

If you stand in darkness, and you take out your phone to turn on the flashlight. The question is do darkness overcome light, or do light win over darkness?

You KNOW the answer, my friend.

It doesn’t matter how dark it is in your room; when you turn on the light, there is no darkness just like when you stand under the sun, there is no darkness.

Equality in physicality is an illusion.

Look at your left hand and your right hand, your left body, and your right body, are they equal? We have day and night are the 2 extremes of the same thing, but are they equal?

When we turn on the light in a dark room, the darkness can never overcome the light because that is the true nature of light:

“Is the blind equivalent to the seeing? Or is darkness equivalent to light? Or have they attributed to God partners who created like His creation so that the creation [of each] seemed similar to them?” (Quran 13:16)

Thus, there is duality in nature but there is no guarantee for equality in the physical world. That’s why we have the law of rhythm which will balance all things into the equilibrium. If too much focus is on one side, the law will balance the opposite so that everything will be fair and just.

Most people question why do natural disasters happen? The answer is that our Mother Earth balances all things in the world. If we do not live harmoniously with the law of the universe, she just needs to “sweep” us out by sending a huge storm due to our unfair, corrupted, and unethical ways of living.

We get paid for what we earn my friends. There is equality in the world but there is no guarantee that it happens in the physical world.

If we do not get what we deserve in this life whether positively or negatively, we will get it in the Hereafter. Therefore, seek goodness in whatever you do. You shall not be dealt unjustly even as little as a weight of an atom.

5. Duality and the Bible

In the bible, the story of Adam and Eve symbolizes the Fall from the Oneness into the Duality. That’s why we have the Tree of Good and Evil because the resembles the principle of duality.

When we fell from the Oneness to Duality, we lost our power: We lost the power of the spiritual eye that could see the truth, and we used the physical eyes instead to see the duality.

That’s why we have arguments. That’s why we have contradictions in this world because people are not AWARE OF the truth.

The Knower of the truth doesn’t need to convince anyone, he just says the truth because the truth is the truth doesn’t matter you believe it or not. Ironically, the one who speaks the truth is the most hated in the society due to the ignorance of the masses.

This is the reason why in the school of occultism and mysticism, they keep their knowledge secret because they know that the truth is ONLY ONE, they don’t argue about the truth but they follow the truth.

The word “Occult” means secret. Occult doesn’t mean M-A-G-I-C with the K at the end. Occult means hidden knowledge, a tool for you to know more about your hidden self, the unseen aspect of who you are, and the invisible magnificence of life.

“For God knows that when you eat the fruit from the tree, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Genesis 3:5

In the absoluteness, there is no opposition.

When Adam and Eve ate the fruit, they fell to the plane of duality, knowing both good and evil. There is always good in the bad as there is always bad in the good.

There are always new opportunities in problems and there are always problems in new opportunities. There is yin in yang and there is yang in yin. They are opposite forces yet complement each other.

The point I’m trying to make here is to learn to see goodness in every bad situation, to seek opportunities when challenges arise. When the economy collapses, it is one of the best opportunities to try to get rich while others are panic. If life throws you into a bundle of chaos, it may be one of the best times to develop your wisdom out of ignorance.

The master is the one who uses yin to balance yang and use yang to balance yin, therefore the master will be in harmony with nature. If someone hates you, you cannot hate them back and hope that the problems will be solved. Hatred can never solve hatred but love can for sure be the best cure.

Love them and treat them nicely, and if it still doesn’t work, then LEAVE, because STAYING there doesn’t work anymore.

6. How to Use the Hermetic Principle of Polarity

Here are the steps of how to use the hermetic principle of polarity:

  1. Step 1: Understand about the dual nature of things.
  2. Step 2: Set the goal to get what you want.
  3. Step 3: Be prepare for challenges as the opposite to happen first.
  4. Step 4: Overcome hardships and keep your mind focused on your goal.

As I have stated above, the best way to practically apply the hermetic principle of polarity is to stay in the middle of the 2 opposites. If you experience any of the extreme, whether positively or negatively, try to bring it back to the equilibrium.

Too much happiness is really not a good thing as well as too much depression is not healthy for your body.

However, if you want something really bad, be prepared that life will throw at you the opposite thing first before you manifest what you truly want.

The opposites of success are challenges, failures, and trials. So don’t quit if you are not there yet, the law of rhythm will bring you what you deserve at the right moment.

If you want to get rich, for sure at the time when you desire prosperity, you are already experiencing poverty whether physically or mentally.

The universe is always rich in resources doesn’t matter if we realize it or not. Getting rich simply starts with the right ideas and is backed up with the right actions.

That is, the opposite of prosperity is poverty in either physicality or mentality, but you have to pay it anyway due to the hermetic law of correspondence.

If this sounds too intense for you, there is another way: raising your level of consciousness to the absolute where no duality exists.

There are many possible ways to reach there but there is only ONE BEST TEACHER who can teach you this, who is your “self” – your soul, spirit, and divine nature.

7. Summary

In this last section here, I will point out the bottom lines that we’ve learned in this post:

  1. The Hermetic Principle of Polarity: Everything in this world exists in dual nature, which is the two opposites of the same thing.
  2. Nature always balances itself to the point of equilibrium.
  3. Duality is relative, which means that the same thing has different meanings to different people.
  4. In the world of The Absolute Reality, there is no duality, which explains why light always wins over darkness.
  5. You often get the opposite of what you want first before you get what you really want.
  6. Balancing the dual nature is considered the best practice to encounter any problem. However, you are able to raise yourself to the absolute consciousness if you are truly a master.

Next: Hermetic Principle of Rhythm

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