What Is the Law Of Polarity?

In previous posts, we’ve reviewed the Universal Laws of Divine Oneness, Vibration, Relativity, Cause and Effect, Compensation, Action and Rhythm. Now we’ll take a look at a law that applies only to the physical universe: What is the Law of Polarity?

What is the Law of Polarity?

The Kybalion (based on the Hermetic philosophy of ancient Egypt and Greece) states that:

“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.” – The Kybalion

There are two sides to everything. The “opposites” are really the two extremes of the same thing with many varying degrees between them. It’s a continuum, as shown in the image below. Where does the “blackness” leave off and the “whiteness” begin? It is a sliding scale.


The pairs of opposites may be reconciled, because they are identical in nature, just different in degree. There is no such thing as Absolute Love or Absolute Hate. There are degrees of Love and Hate with a middle point, where “Like and Dislike” are difficult to distinguish.

  • The same principle applies to Spirit and Matter, Courage and Fear, Hot and Cold, etc.
  • Hot things become Cold when their vibration is lowered. The Fearful man can be filled with Courage or Fearlessness by raising his mental vibrations on the Fear-Courage scale.
  • But Fear can’t transmute to Love or Heat, because they exist on different sliding scales.

The two poles may be classified as Positive and Negative. For example, Love is positive to Hate; Courage to Fear; Activity to Non-Activity, etc. Since Nature is set up for us to evolve, it ascends in the direction of the dominant activity of the Positive pole (or higher frequency).

How does this apply to our life?

All things in the physical universe contain the principle of polarity within them. Knowing this, we can change ourselves and influence others by directing our energy along the continuum.

  • We can do this consciously or unconsciously. When we learn and experience new things, or experience the same things in new ways, we can raise or lower our vibration at will.
  • The key to mastering this law lies in our ability to stay balanced, focused, and detached from the world around us, not to get swept up in the game that other people want to play.


Nora Herold said that over the past year or so, we have been activating any and all issues that want to keep us in physical density. Many of us have done a lot of inner work around parental issues, so that work is now shifting into the sibling dynamic. She explained:

  • It’s not so much about healing the relationship with your sibling, as it is about looking at your childhood trauma/ancestral karma/genetic programming (that you share), that gets activated by your sibling (just by their presence) as a reflection for you.
  • She said it’s like falling down the steps energetically, where you find yourself sitting in feelings, vibrations and frequencies that feel old and ancient and uncomfortable to you.

This is where you can apply the Law of Polarity. You can see your sibling as a supporting person, and observe your thoughts without judgment (which will take you to another shadow state). We are lightening up from within. Just give yourself a smile and say:

“Oh, look at that, I’m choosing to push my anger button here, because of some genetic stuff I’ve accessed, because I’m interacting with my sibling. Big deal! I’ve done that a lot in this life, and I’m doing that again. What is the emotion beneath that thought? What do I need in this moment?” – Nora Herold

You can also apply the Law of Rhythm here by unplugging from linear time and seeing that childhood moment as an event bubble in the “timeless” space around you. Herold explained:

  • You can choose to feel however you want in this moment. You don’t need to create your experience based on what the other person is creating. Detach from that.
  • Instead center yourself and align with the game you want to play in this Now moment. You’re in your own version of reality, manifesting and doing whatever you’re there to do.

Offer them the opportunity to come up a bit in their vibratory rate, so they can clear the issue as well. Just know that they’ll be working on their own stuff in their own time. Leave it at that.

Final Thoughts

Most of us think that conflict is bad or something to be avoided at all cost. But the I Ching system teaches us, that Conflict is simply one pole of Gate 6, which is called Friction or Conflict Resolution. We are here to experience Conflict (Shadow) in its many forms, so that we have the opportunity to learn to slide to Diplomacy (Gift) and ultimately to Peace (Siddhi).

Gate 6 is just one of the 64 Gates that we came here to experience. Each gate has its own extreme poles with a sliding scale between them, that teaches us about an aspect of Love, Wisdom or Power. They’re all part of our human experience, which is unique in that we can have the highest highs and the lowest lows here on the “Planet of Emotion” called the Earth.

“We can stand in Peace in the midst of chaos.” – Wendy Kennedy


“Stay Light, Be Light, Light the way for others.” – Guy Needler

For more information, please see:

Norma Milanovich & Shirley McCune: The Light Shall Set You Free, 1996

Three Initiates: The Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece, 1912

Nora Herold: Nora Herold – Home (website) & Nora Herold – Recorded Workshops and Special Events: Channeled Lectures via Teleconference (March 13, 2016 & April 5, 2016)

Richard Rudd: Gene Keys, 2009 (ebook available) & Gene Keys Network | Living Library (website)

Chetan Parkyn: The Book of Lines, 2012 & Human Design, 2009

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