UNDER THE SAFELIGHT OF SPIRIT
Location: 
Oregon, US of A
Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Teacher(s): 

“New meanings only emerge amid conflict; and conflict persists only in the face of refusal to espouse the higher values connoted in superior meanings.”  [UB 100:4:1]

Thought Adjuster: “Conflicts are symptomatic of misalignments. Therefore, depending on their intensity level, they can act as subtle or not-so-subtle revelators of facts if you make a worthwhile endeavor to get to their root-cause.  

In photography, a negative image is when the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest, and the most shaded appear most luminous. A darkroom outfitted with an enlarger, an easel, safelights, processing trays, and an appropriate chemical solution, is necessary to develop a positive.

This process can serve as a metaphor to understand how an abrasive, conflictual environment can trigger the emergence of new meanings. As you currently witness when listening to contradictory mediatic narratives, what one side views as snow-white, the other depicts as pitch-black. How is it even possible?

Only an authentic quest for superior meanings can unveil a color-correct tableau of the situation. Truth is impeccably factual and never relies on speculative guesswork. No difference of opinions should subside once all relevant facts are thoroughly investigated, thus leaving no room for the hit-or-miss of subjective interpretations.  

No matter how chaotic the entire cosmos may appear to be, it operates intelligently as an overall harmonious organism. The Chaos Theory is an interdisciplinary theory that states that—within the apparent randomness of complex, chaotic systems—there are underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization.

The All-Sustaining Creative Intelligence is neither moody nor chaotic. Nevertheless, painful labor pangs often precede the emergence of a new creature. Unpleasant conflicts can be the prelude to a positive outcome, provided that their negatives get developed into a positive and high-resolution picture under the safelight emitted by Spirit in the dark chamber of their native habitat.”