Some Musings on 0 and 1

Posted on August 20, 2013
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Dyslexicon 8, which features an article I wrote on my work with the spider goddess of time is now available. Check it out! Speaking of time magic, the other day I began thinking about 0 and 1 which I associate with possibility and reality respectively in a similar manner which builds off the existing associations. 0 = transformation while 1 = manifestation.

In 0 there is endless possibilities and with that comes transformation. Transformation is integral to possibility, and could be argued to also be what bridges possibility and reality. For possibility to become reality, transformation needs to occur. Transformation is part of change. When we change something we are transforming it, connecting it with possibility in order to determine what it could be and how it could manifest.

In 1 there is focused and shaped action, which in turn creates reality. Action is a form of manifestation, which is fueled by transformation. Transformation provides the drive for possibility to turn into reality manifestation. Manifestation is the reduction of possibility into a reality of your choice. Manifestation is an expression of transformation that moves the chaos of endless possibility into the order of constructed reality.

Reality is a construct, a thin veneer of order that provides some level of stability to possibility, which nonetheless can be undone by the manifestation of other possibilities into reality. At the same time reality is only malleable to a point. There is consensus experience of reality that provides the baseline by which we experience reality that provides enough limitations to provide a specific type of experience. The more real a possibility becomes the more it conforms to the limitations of reality, which providing some variation on those same limitations.

0 and 1 are numbers with associations applied to them. The associations are only as meaningful as you allow them to be. What makes them useful is you apply those associations to your experiences of 0 and 1 as spiritual forces and make meaningful contact with something the speaks to the experience you are having…or if you practically use them to create change in your life. The practical application is the key…There’s no reality without application.

 

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Levelu6
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The Fool (Path 0), the un-carved block, beginners mind, emptiness, void...they all point to similar principle.....IMO. 

chirotus
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Assuming I'm grasping what you're trying to describe here (which may be a big assumption, I admit) I'd like to suggest the following: 0 as potential/possibility, as you say (or perhaps chaos? Hmmm), 1 as manifestation, and transformation as 0>x>1.  I say this because in my mind, transformation is that process between states where you are not really one or the other. You are in the realm between pure possibility and manifestation, since the journey toward manifestation begins to limit some of those possibilities.