How many love this and hate that but still yearn for the all?
—Are you feeling—
A polarized attraction or aversion to any one stage of the spiritual journey?
A polarized attraction or aversion to any one ingredient in the brew of quintessence?
A polarized attraction or aversion to any one parameter of systematic transfiguration?
Having it all is the alchemical solution
precipitated by the singular dissolution of opposites,
dark and light, peace and fright, meek and might,
resorbed into the iridescent wholeness of full spectrum.
To be have it all—the full spectrum of what it is to be human—we would allow potential thought-feelings to flourish, reproduce and expire as they are apprehended, assimilated, neutralized, transmuted, empowered, circulated, drained and flushed.
All opposing qualities of aliveness whether seemingly "good" or "bad" co-exist as they naturally interact to produce greater density, cohesion, texture, flavor, form, temperature, motility and volume. Ultimately, it is the diversity of experience that evaluates and refines a growing awareness of the changeless consciousness in all variance. And once seamlessly mindful of one's self as one with consciousness in all, there is no fear of the separation that freezes the sense of flow. Having it all is being one with all.
To understand what that full spectrum might mean for us, we look up, through a telescope at the fanning out of stars like countless winking eyes in the one celestial vault. To understand the innate orchestration of such total expression, we look to the double-sided eyes in the full geometric fanning of a peacock's one iridescent tail.
The peacock possesses digestive powers like no other. Its assimilative mastery enables it to transmute the deadliness of plant poisons into nutritive substances. Its uncommon immunity to snake venom ultimately empowers its function as a fearless neutralizer of fearsome threat.
The peacock has been gifted by nature with a potency mirrored in the yoga adepts' siddhi to harness energies of toxic off-gas and transmute them into intoxicating secretions stored and metabolized on gross and subtle levels—to swell and flood the streams of thought-feeling. Nectar is churned out of the milky ocean of consciousness by emboldening and unifying opposites forces of being, all to permeate and nourish the extrasensory layers of human-divine embodiment. The yoga adept can harness energies of any and all quality, whether "dark" or "light", toxic or nectarous.
Many such man-gods have been and are walking amongst us. Lords of Yoga, Nīlakantha and Krishna are called upon to take up into their own hands and bodies the venomous by-products purged from the phenomenal push and pull of cosmic propagation.
Such seething, subterranean products, born of fossilizing fuels and primordial fumes threaten the delicate balance of natural ecosystems, if not subdued and harnessed with the co-operation and reverence such as embodied grace would show to the workings of the Mother Maker of all.
Bestowed by Nature on us are the means to invoke and embolden all forces of our own ecosystems, body and world. As human adepts, we can rally the opposing energies of our dualistic powers of perception: black/white; good/bad; wrong/right. As an alchemist or yoga adept, we will not unconsciously polarize or even impose equality, but allow duality to express—in one place, one crucible, one ocean of consciousness—all the qualities of natural differentiation.The uncoiling of timeless remembrance stirred, fired and risen from the depths of immeasurable food for thought, is the beginning of a whole way of being one with all, whether empty or full.