The Kybalion states, “let us consider the hermetic teachings regarding mental gender. The Hermetic teachers impart instruction regarding this subject by bidding their student examine the report of their consciousness regarding their Self. The students are bidden to turn their attention inward upon the Self dwelling within each. Each student is led to see that his consciousness gives him first a report of the existence of his Self – the report is “I Am.” This at first seems to be the final words from the consciousness, but a little further examination discloses the fact that this “I Am” may be separated or split into two distinct parts, or aspects, which while working in unison or conjunction, yet, nevertheless may be separated in consciousness.”
This all important phrase I AM. It is is literally the name of God.
The bible states, “Be still and know that I AM God.”
That most concise way to point to consciousness of Being. Your conscious awareness of Being is the God within.
However there is more to unlock in that simple phrase.
The word “Am” is pronounced like “Em” phonetically. When you read “Em” backwards you get “Me.”
So there is the “I” and there is the “Me.” But they are not one and the same thing.
The “Me” is the feminine polarity.
The “I” is the masculine polarity.
The Me is receptive, it contains all the states, feelings, and concepts about oneself. The kybalion states, “The Me will be felt to be a Something mental in which thoughts, ideas, emotions, feelings and other mental states may be produced. It may be considered as the mental womb, as the ancients styled it – capable of generating mental offspring. It reports to the consciousness as a ‘Me’ with latent powers of creation and generation of mental progeny of all sorts and kinds. Its powers of creative energy are felt to be enormous but still it seems to be conscious that it must receive some form of energy from either its ‘I’ companion or else from some other ‘I’ ere it is able to bring into being its mental creations….
But the student soon finds that this is not all that he finds within his inner consciousness. He finds that there exists a mental Something which is able to Will that the ‘Me’ act along certain creative lines, and which is also able to stand aside and witness the mental creation. This part of himself he is taught to call his ‘I.’ He is able to rest in its consciousness at will. He finds there not a consciousness of an ability to generate and actively create, in the sense of the gradual process attendant upon mental operations, but rather a sense and consciousness of an ability to project an energy from the ‘I’ to the ‘Me’ – a process of ‘willing’ that the mental creation begin and proceed. He also finds that the ‘I’ is able to stand aside and witness the operations of the ‘Me’s’ mental creation and generation. There is this dual aspect in the mind of every person. The ‘I represents the Masculine Principle of Mental Gender, the ‘Me’ represents the Female Principle. The ‘I’ represents the Aspect of Being; the ‘Me; the Aspect of Becoming.”
Being and Becoming. The eternal rest and activity of the Lord. It’s recreation, or rest-creation.
Being – “I,” male, Will, rest, directive, objective, propulsive, initiator.
Becoming – “AM,” female, generative, holding, creative, subjective, revolving, changing, receiver.
Be still and know that I AM God – that I (male) AM (female) God.
Exodus 3:14, KJV: “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”
Notice how that is verse 3:14 or Pi. Pi denotes the circle. The circle symbolizes the gender interplay as well. The male is the center-point, the directive, propulsive Will of the ‘Father,’ and the female or ‘Mother ‘is the circumference revolving around it, generating and creating space, thoughts, ideas, and mental states of AMness.
In three dimensions these two forces form the spiral. The spiral staircase leading to heaven. The shape of DNA.
“We’ll ride the spiral to the end, and may just go where no one’s been
Spiral out, keep going…” – Tool
Keep in mind this isn’t to say that male brains are wired one way and female brains wired the other – rather that we all have both mental gender polarities within us. Simplistically we could even connect it to the right (female) and left (male) hemispheres of the brain. Harmonious use of both sides yields a well-balanced person, while an imbalance to one side or the other results in discordance and neurosis.
More correspondences can be made, as all the Hermetic axioms flow together. Another axiom – the principle of rhythm, states that, “all things flows out and in; everything has its tides, all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right, is the measure of the swing to the left, rhythm compensates.”
This is where I disagree with Z who says that there was an Original State of Being that underwent a permanent state change or contraction. This seems to contradict this principle of rhythm, which sees only an eternal ebb and flow, Being and Becoming. The Brahmans call it the “Outbreathing and Inbreathing of Brahman.” I AM breathes out, and universes are created, the female (becoming) creative energy does her work, it reaches the far reaches of maternal/materiality, and then the male (being) breathes in, drawing everything back into Stillness, back into a simple Totality. And then the process repeats.
This isn’t to imply a kind of eternal recurrence or repetition, because each cosmic breath is different from the last. Being is always becoming something more vast and complex, during each outbreath, than it was before.
You can envisage Being or God as a perfect circle. Viewed from the limited vantage point of linear time, God was always a perfect totality, but It sought a greater richness and complexity, it sought to create worlds and other Beings that it could share his love and perfection with. Thus with every inbreath and outbreath, we have circles enfolding circles, like Ezekial’s ‘wheels within wheels.’
So in a way Being does undergo a permanent state change, when it Becomes. However notice how the second figure, the wheels within wheels still contains the original circle in all its perfect totality. Thus there is never any risk of a universe fragmenting or breaking off from the original creation and getting lost from Source, but this is nevertheless what the Dark Occult tries to convince us of, because they’ve found that the anxiety thus caused manifests a great amount of loosh to be harvested.
Nothing exists outside of God, no realm or Being, place or thing. It may seem like God has forsaken us sometimes, when we look at the chaos surrounding us, but that is only during times when the Outbreath of Becoming is at its lowest point of Materiality, the farthest reaches from the centerpoint or focus of Being. I would wager that we are here now, close to the outer reaches, perhaps what some have called the “outer dark.” Here the Will of the Father is weakest, due to being farthest from its magnetic Source in the center.
Looking at the structure of the atom (a play on words with “Adam” or First Man) we see the same pattern, the proton being the Male force and the revolving electrons the Female force.