If you were with us last week you knew that in this space we began a deep discussion of The Holy Experience. We did so in answer to a letter we received from a man named Matt. You will want to reference that last issue to "catch up" to where we are now...which is a continuation of my response to Matt.
In my answer to Matt's inquiry I noted that in the Realm of the Absolute, That Which IS cannot experience Its own magnificence. It cannot know the glory of Itself, the wonder of Itself, the Truth of Itself. This is the condition faced by God (That Which IS), and this is the condition faced by your soul. You now understand the reason that physical life as we know it exists.
The creation of Physicality produced a solution to God's conundrum--a solution that is ingenious and spectacular: create an entire reality based on Illusion. That phrase in itself, "reality based on illusion," is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms, but it gets the idea across.
And so we find ourselves in this Alice in Wonderland world (an Alice in Wonderland universe, really) in which we swear that what is So is Not So, and that what is Not So is So. It is a "wonderland" in the sense that it allows us to experience the True Wonder of Who We Really Are. We do this by calling forth the Opposite of Who We Are, and by experiencing ourselves in relation to that.
Suddenly, we have a point of reference by which we may know ourselves. (Remember that I said that the mission of the individual soul is to know itself as it truly is, in its own experience.)
All of this lays down the theological basis for my (finally!) direct answer to your direct question. That which is opposite to us, that which is "not us," exists for a very holy reason: so that we may announce and declare, express and experience, become and fulfill Who We Really Are.
Therefore judge not, and neither condemn.
Raise not your fist to the darkness, but be a light unto the darkness, and curse it not.
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