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Universal Law #10: Law of Polarity - Ashley Brothers


Imagine the universe as an intricate dance, and within this cosmic choreography, there's a partner known as the Law of Polarity. This law, akin to the ebb and flow of a dance, tells us that for every quality or condition, there exists an opposite, and these opposites are not strangers but rather dance partners on the same stage—a single continuum, much like a pendulum gracefully swinging from one side to the other.

In simpler terms, the Law of Polarity invites us to see life's dualities as part of the same grand performance—life and death, sickness and health, challenges and blessings, light and darkness, expansion and contraction, positive and negative experiences—all intricately connected facets of the same reality. It's like understanding that day and night are not adversaries but integral parts of a seamless cosmic rhythm.

As we embark on this exploration, we're diving into the depths of polarity, where contrasts aren't just unavoidable but vital for maintaining the dynamic balance that upholds the cosmic order. This understanding becomes our compass, a guide to navigating the challenges and opportunities in our lives with more ease and grace. It's a gentle reminder not to take everything too personally, as we recognize that the dance of opposites is an essential and harmonious part of the cosmic symphony.

In our journey through the realms of positive and negative, growth and decline, we unveil a transformative power embedded within the interplay of opposites. This isn't about seeing life's dualities as curses or conflicts but understanding them as essential components of the cosmic rhythm, each playing its unique role in the beautiful tapestry of existence.

Positive Effects of the Law of Polarity:

  • Empowerment Through Contrast: The Law of Polarity provides contrast in our experiences, empowering us to appreciate the positive aspects of our lives. By recognizing the duality inherent in challenges and blessings, we gain a deeper understanding of the spectrum of experiences. This contrast enables us to navigate life with a greater sense of gratitude and empowerment.

When we face difficulties, the Law of Polarity encourages us to shift our perspective. It's not about denying or escaping challenges; it's about recognizing that embedded within every challenge is an opportunity for growth and learning. This recognition forms the first brushstroke of contrast. By understanding the duality in our experiences, we gain a more profound insight into the spectrum of life.

Imagine life as a painting where challenges represent the shadows, and blessings are the bursts of color. The Law of Polarity allows us to step back and see the entire masterpiece, acknowledging that the interplay of light and dark is what creates the richness of the composition. This awareness, this contrast, becomes a powerful tool for navigating life with a greater sense of gratitude.

Gratitude doesn't just emerge when everything is going smoothly; it blossoms in the recognition of the inherent duality. When we face challenges, we can appreciate the contrasting blessings in our lives. The Law of Polarity whispers, "In every struggle, there's a hidden gift." This realization transforms our perspective, enabling us to navigate life not just with a sense of appreciation for the positive moments but also with a deeper understanding of the interconnected dance of challenges and blessings.

In essence, the Law of Polarity empowers us to embrace contrast as a teacher. Challenges become stepping stones, and blessings become moments to savor. By acknowledging and understanding this inherent duality, we navigate life with a canvas painted not only with the highs but also with the contrasting lows—a masterpiece of experiences that fosters gratitude, resilience, and a profound sense of empowerment.

  • Opportunities for Growth and Transformation: Embracing the Law of Polarity opens the door to opportunities for growth and transformation. Challenges, often seen as roadblocks, are not detours from personal growth but rather integral segments of the same journey. They are not separate entities; they are woven into the fabric of our development, creating a continuous and interconnected path.

In practical terms, this means that when faced with difficulties, we have a choice. We can view challenges as mere obstacles to be overcome, or we can see them as invitations to learn and transform. Embracing the Law of Polarity means choosing the latter—approaching challenges with a mindset that perceives them as stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks.

Think of it this way: just as a caterpillar faces the challenge of metamorphosis to become a butterfly, we, too, encounter challenges that hold the potential for our own transformation. By understanding the interconnectedness of challenges and growth, we shift our perspective. Challenges become opportunities for learning, adaptation, and ultimately, personal development.

This interconnected view allows us to approach difficulties with a sense of curiosity as if each challenge is a puzzle piece contributing to the larger picture of our personal growth. The Law of Polarity, in this context, becomes a guide encouraging us not to fear challenges but to embrace them as catalysts for transformation. It's an invitation to navigate the twists and turns of life with the understanding that every dip and rise is an integral part of our journey toward becoming the best version of ourselves.

  • Balance and Harmony in Manifestation: The law highlights the importance of balance and harmony in manifestation. Recognizing the interplay of polarities allows us to strive for equilibrium in various aspects of our lives. Balancing opposing forces—such as work and rest, effort and surrender—contributes to a more harmonious and fulfilling existence.

Negative Effects of Ignoring the Law of Polarity:

  • Overemphasis on Challenges or Setbacks: Ignoring the Law of Polarity may lead to an overemphasis on challenges or setbacks. Focusing solely on difficulties without recognizing their connection to positive experiences can result in a skewed perspective. This narrow focus may hinder personal growth and resilience. People with a history of trauma may be focused on lack, victimhood, negativity, fears, doubts, and worst-case scenarios. They miss out on the blessings in life because they are focused on problems and obstacles rather than solutions and opportunities. This leads to complaining, skepticism, depression, anxiety and constantly being stuck in the fight-flight, or freeze response.

  • Resistance to Change and Transformation: Resisting the interconnected nature of polarities can impede personal transformation. If we resist challenges or view them as wholly negative, we may inadvertently resist the opportunities for growth and learning they offer. Embracing change requires acknowledging the dynamic interplay of polarities.

  • Lack of Appreciation for Blessings: Neglecting the Law of Polarity may lead to a lack of appreciation for blessings. When we fail to see the interconnectedness of positive and negative experiences, we may take our blessings for granted. A balanced perspective allows us to appreciate the richness of our lives in its entirety.

How to Use the Law of Polarity to Manifest a Better Life:

  • Cultivate Awareness of Dualities: Start by cultivating awareness of the dualities present in your life. Recognize the interconnected nature of challenges and blessings, as well as other opposing forces such as effort and rest, joy and sorrow, and success and failure. Awareness is the first step to harnessing the power of polarity.

  • Practice Acceptance and Non-Resistance: Embrace acceptance and non-resistance to the dualities of life. Understand that challenges are not separate from blessings but integral parts of the same continuum. By accepting the ebb and flow of polarities, you allow for a more fluid and harmonious manifestation process.

  • Seek the Lesson in Challenges: View challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. Instead of resisting difficulties, seek the lessons they offer. Understand that challenges are not inherently negative but hold the potential for transformation and personal development.

  • Balance Effort and Surrender: Strive for a balance between effort and surrender. Recognize that both exerting effort and allowing for surrender are essential aspects of manifestation. By understanding the polarity of these forces, you can navigate life with greater ease and align your actions with the natural flow of energy.

  • Express Gratitude for Both Sides: Express gratitude for both sides of the polarities in your life. Acknowledge and appreciate the positive experiences and blessings, as well as the challenges and difficulties. Gratitude fosters a balanced perspective and attracts more positive manifestations into your life.

  • Visualize Equilibrium and Harmony: Utilize visualization techniques to envision equilibrium and harmony in your life. Imagine a balanced interplay between opposing forces, creating a harmonious and fulfilling existence. Visualization aligns your energy with the desired manifestation of balance and positivity.

  • Practice Mindfulness and Presence: Cultivate mindfulness and presence to stay attuned to the present moment. By being fully present, you can navigate the dualities of life with greater clarity and understanding. Mindfulness enhances your ability to respond to challenges and blessings with grace and equanimity.

  • Seek Support and Guidance: Seek support and guidance when navigating challenging situations. Reach out to friends, family, or mentors who can provide insight and assistance. Recognize that seeking support is not a sign of weakness but a balanced approach to overcoming obstacles and embracing the interconnectedness of polarities.


The Law of Polarity invites us to embrace the dual nature of our experiences and navigate life with a balanced perspective. By cultivating awareness, practicing acceptance, and seeking the lessons in challenges, we can harness the power of polarity for manifestation mastery. As you embark on the journey of life, recognizing the interconnected dance of opposites, you'll find yourself on a transformative path toward a better, more balanced, and harmonious existence.

Ashley Brothers - Institute of Conscious Evolution LLC, Bend OR

Author of A Living Prayer Blog, public speaker, holistic practitioner, and teacher of energy medicine, shamanic healing, and psychic channeling


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