Reality Cake


** The following are my personal thoughts, understanding, and reflections ** ~ Divine consciousness is non-dual - it’s a single consciousness that exists as all things in all time. However, consciousness manifests itself as dualistic reality - everything in reality exists as part of a pair of diametrically opposed opposites: left/right; up/down; in/out; male/female; order/chaos; yin/yang.

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Imagine the whole of reality as a square cake (stay with me!), demonstrated visually with the black square - 50 percent of the cake consists of X (eg chocolate), and 50 percent of it consists of Y (eg vanilla). The diagonal line represents the ratio between chocolate and vanilla - the leftmost point is 100% chocolate, 0% vanilla; the rightmost point is 0% chocolate, 100% vanilla.

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Now imagine slicing the cake (represented by the red lines) into pieces. Even though the whole of reality exists in binary terms, each slice of reality is made up of a varying constitution along a spectrum. (The cake, in reality, can be cut into infinitely thin slices.)

~ In reality, some things get expressed absolutely (eg our physical male/female bodies), whereas some things exist as unexpressed potential along the spectrum, and only appear relativistically when expressed and observed at a particular moment in time.

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For example, take masculine/feminine: any person (ie a slice of reality cake) can exist anywhere on that spectrum of slices, from being 100% masculine, 0% feminine; to 0% masculine, 100% feminine; OR anywhere in between. Everyone will be in the category of masculine/feminine, but the proportions of each will vary from person to person, and potentially from moment to moment.

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So, paradoxically, (but also not), the whole of reality is simultaneously both binary AND infinite (non-dual).

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