By Dr. Dany Lousky
The motive of change is one of the five main characteristics of the format of integrated medicine. The motive of change is the polarity that appears in every phenomenon in nature, as in every intelligence. The unending struggle between the desire to give and the desire to receive is the motive of inner change, of movement in the health scale, and transition from dimension to dimension (Lousky, 2005).
The ability to act within the contradictions is so essential, according to the Kabala approach of the Book of Creation, that it appears that this ability alone is a main tool for healing. When this ability is absent, it is also the primary source of blockages and imbalance. Every assessment begins with the therapist’s observation of the patient’s ability to act from contradictions, to live with them peacefully, and to make them into an engine of change, for the ascent and descent on the ladder of health. In the Book of Creation the words ‘male and female’ appear 24 times . This is to teach us that in every human trait, in every limb of the body, in every phenomenon in nature, everything was created male and female – different with the goal of creating unity – separate parts with the aim of creating the whole.
It is necessary to discuss the concept of ‘male and female’ in the context of the energy frequency in them. Male and female are bipolar forms and energy that exist in every phenomenon in nature. Male and female are the desire to receive and the desire to give (numbers and letters), these two desires are created from free will (the force of life) (Lousky, 2005).
According to the Book of Creation, there are three elements – the element of air (free will), which created the water (the desire to give), which created the fire (the desire to receive). The water, in the end of every process, creates the land as the fourth element. The land (visible) like reality is an expression of what happens in the three elements (invisible) that created everything.
The Book of Changes, attributed to Confucius (700 BC), contains the first mentioned of the Chinese doctrine of yin and yang (Pearle, 2000). Yin and yang symbolize the two qualities that simultaneously are one thing and its opposite, but in complementary fashion. Every phenomenon in Chinese medicine is defined according to the degree of yin or yang in it. In any event, it includes the two qualities in terms of complementary contradictions. Using these two forces, it is possible to explain how the universe developed and the principles of order that reign therein according to Taoism. The yang is the active side (the letters), the male. The yin is the passive side (the numbers), the female. These two forces cannot exist separately, and as long as they act reciprocally the process of being exists. When this reciprocity stops being balanced, the good order is harmed (as in the case of illness) and may cease to exist if one force overcomes the other or disappears (Pearle, 2000).
The phenomenon of contrasts that creates unity can be seen in the Star of David that is comprised of two triangles that are found on one another. These two triangles represent the dual force that derives from the unity: yin and yang, male and female, human and Divine. The upper triangle is considered male and the lower triangle is considered female. The contradiction and the polarity existing between the levels and between the triangles exist in every part of nature, in electricity (positive and negative), in the human cell (positive electron and negative proton), male and female, day and night, high and low tide, magnetic polarity. In the Book of Creation the contradictions were first mentioned (male and female he created them) and later, in Genesis 1 the contradictions in the light and dark, sky and land were mentioned. The goal of the polarity is to bring the person to produce energy from within himself, an engine of inner change. The presence of the contradictions is what creates the harmony needed for the inner change. It enables the discovery of the unity that is concealed in the diversity.
According to the Book of Creation, everything connects to something that is similar to it, to an opposite. The contradictions create the whole. If there is no question, then there is no answer. If there is no medicine, there is also no illness. If there is no male, there is also no female. The chi, the life energy according to the Chinese or the free will according to the Kabalistic approach of the Book of Creation, was born with the principle of polarity, which describes the initial relationship between yin (desire to receive) and yang (desire to give), between sky and land, between energy and material (numbers and letters). The chi (free will) includes all and connects to all and together they create the ability to form and grow to the whole with all its parts. This view of things explains the entire world, with all its phenomena, as occurring all as a result of the contradictory but complementary relationship between the desire to receive and the desire to give, two qualities of free will, which is the force of life.
The nature of the yin-yang relationship is explained also in the verbal meaning in Chinese calligraphy, yin, ‘the side of the mountain cast in shadow’ is hidden from the eyes of the sun. The shaded side is considered passive, dark, wet, concealed, internal, contracted, the activity is slow. Yang, the lit side of the mountain, is revealed to the sun. The sun illuminates it, it is active, hot, dry, external, expansive, with rapid and energetic activity. However, the place of the sun for the world is not fixed. The clouds too, which cast their shadows on the earth are found in motion. What is at one moment under a shadow may have been in full sunlight a number of minutes ago, and what is now in sunlight may be shrouded in dark with nightfall. The shaded part is the yin and the lighted part is the yang, and in regards to the momentary quality of light and shade and the constant cycle of change, each one unavoidably becomes the other. The light of the sun on the hilltop is a game that presents a passing quality that is subject to change. At every moment and in every phenomenon that we experience it is possible to discern the temporal and transient quality of yin and yang.
According to this model, greater warmth is the desire to give (found in the upper part of the ladder of health), as opposed to colder, which is the desire to receive (found in the lower part of the ladder of health). Thus lighter, as opposed to darker, is higher, as opposed to lower, etc. According to the same model, the cyclical phenomena of change in nature are explained – the change of seasons, the change of day and night, the fact of life and death – all the phenomena. Thus, everything is controlled by or influenced by the energetic relationship b etween the heavens and the earth – the silent world, the growing world, the living world, and of course humanity itself – the desire to receive and the desire to give (numbers and letters), the first two powers that exist in all things area the most basic division of every phenomenon. It is possible to describe what happens to a person’s health when the movement from top down and bottom up on the ladder of health is ended. The movement on the scale through the inner change is holistic health – a foundation of integrated medicine.
The Chinese describe every material, and people too, as bubbles of chi that are forced inwards until they become bodies – material, which is, in essence, a transformation of the chi. According to the Kabala of the Book of Creation, the origin of the transformation lies in the type of the relationship between the desire to receive and the desire to give (numbers and letters), the two qualities of free will (Lousky, 2005).
Each one of the qualities needs a quality that contradicts it so as to receive meaning and to exist. The existence of one is essential to the existence of the next. Everything in the universe has an opposite force in value and together they complement one another: matter and anti-matter, good bacteria and bad bacteria. Like the poles of the magnet and the aspiration to balance, the desire to receive and the desire to give will attract one another. All the phenomena embody the two qualities at varying levels. Every phenomenon is defined according to its degree of the desire to receive and the desire to give. Every desire to receive and desire to give is relative to one another. Every desire to receive and desire to give are subject to another inner division. Nothing wants to receive absolutely or give absolutely. The desire to receive and the desire to give always change according to one another. The relations of forces between the desire to receive and the desire to give act reciprocally constantly and create flow and change. The most significant change occurs when the desire to receive reaches its apex and changes into the desire to give or when the desire to give changes in turn to the desire to receive.
The desire to receive and the desire to give are a mechanism of life, they are the force of life according to the Book of Creation (Lousky, 2005), while according to Chinese philosophy they are the energy of chi. According to the Japanese, they symbolize the qi, and according to the Hindi they symbolize the paranah. This is the polarity that appears in every phenomenon in nature, in every intelligence and in every dimension, this is the incessant struggle between the desire to give and the desire to receive (numbers and letters) and it is the engine of inner change, of movement, and transition from dimension to dimension.
The (seeming) imbalance between the desire to receive and the desire to give is what causes pains, mishaps, and illnesses. Life does not allow ongoing imbalance and therefore the moment that imbalance is born, even in the person’s thoughts, life acts to correct and restore the balance. The pain that appears as a result of the imbalance is an alarm and alert of the force of life so that the person can observe himself and correct the imbalance that is created between the desire to receive and the desire to give. In essence, the pain and illness are actions of balance (temporary) that appear against the power of the imbalance that is created.
The light reduces of itself, gives way to give the person a personal expression and freedom of choice. When the light makes room, a void is created, a space that lacks meaning and purpose so that it will be filled with the desire of people. The void is an instrument that wants to be filled with light, every moment that the instrument is emptied from the light the desire to accept anew is created, light that is absent. When the instrument extends, a lager void is created and the desire to receive increases, when the instrument becomes a tube for the transference of light to others, in other words, receives in order to give, it is always found in a situation of lacking and therefore also in a situation of the desire to give. Just like the desire to give, so is the scope of the joy of life and happiness that the person produces for himself (Ashlag, 1988) .
Desire is the force that motivates the dimensions of the universe, physical and spiritual, body and mind. The silent world, the growing world, the living world, and the speaking world are measured according to their degree of will power, their belief, and their ability to realize it. The desire, the life force, is found in every place and at every moment; the desire is not limited in any way. It appears in an unconscious manner. Only after the appearance of the desire, does the conscious thought of what to do appear in the force. The thought that is limited by its very nature limits the desire in its purpose and desired outcome. The limitation of the desire by the conscious thought is performed from many reasons related to the person’s outlook and belief in his ability to absorb and include the proposed quantity of abundance or the belief of ‘how much I deserve’ (desire to receive), whether he profited the abundance or whether he still needs to work. In many cases, the desire is present and the person does not know what to do with the desire, he also does not know what he wants. For the desire to flow, be discovered in life, and be translated into an outcome, there must appear a thought that limits the desire to a defined need, a clear purpose.
The definition of an objective (the definition of an objective needs to be in variables of space and time – how much and when) is a definition of a space that has an end, a death. The definition of the desire is like putting a fence up for the desire. Only with the appearance of the limitation and the definition of the space is the power of will liberated and it then fills the defined space. Only after the nothing was defined does life appear. Only after a limitation is created is the unlimited force of life freed. The infiniteness of the desire allows the transfer of the force of will from one person to another or from one material to another, and this does not take away from the giver. The force of will acts like the light cast from a candle, when the light is transferred from one candle to another candle, there will be two candles and the light will not be detracted from the candle that gives its light (Ashlag, 1988).
The polarity that appears in every phenomenon in nature, in every intelligence, and in every dimension, the unending struggle between the numbers and the letters, between the desire to give and the desire to receive, is the force of life and the engine of the transition from dimension to dimension, in the ladder of health, for the purpose of the inner change