THE LAW OF THREE (46)
THE ARISING OF MEANING
"The task of the triad is to make a unity, though every action produces a reaction. In the mechanical world, Newton's laws apply, particularly that 'action and reaction are equal and opposite' and their sum is zero. In real life we have to do something more than what we are expected to do. The 'something more' is the third force. It is the secret of 'doing'. It may not actually have to be done by us. We can 'wait' until it arises of itself -when we speak of the 'propitious time' or the 'cubic centimetre of chance', etc.- before we act." Anthony Blake
The task of the triad is to make a unity. Units are triadic. The Trinity constitutes a unit. Man in relation to God and Cosmos constitutes a unit. Nature is a three-fold unit. Units can give rise to further units by relating to each other according to the Law of Three.
The arising of a conscious unity requires our participation. It requires us to facilitate the entering of the reconciling force in a situation instead of simply reacting. If someone insults us or attacks us we get upset. We react or criticise and learn nothing from the situation. Action and reaction are equal and opposite. To learn from the situation we need to encompass the energy of the 'attacker' and bring it inside ourselves. This requires us to bring something from our deeper self, something that is impartial and aware.
The arising of a unity is the arising of meaning. Meaning arises when the thinking processes that continuously go on in ourselves, in the form of dialogues between though, feeling and sensation come to an agreement. Only when the three mental functions come to a unitive perception, meaning, as the third force, enters. Meaning is a three-fold unit.
When meaning arises we can understand each other. When we can enter into each other. With the entering of meaning a new triad arises. We grow in understanding. When meaning does not arise we experience conflict in the form of automatic rejections. This is the current situation in the world of politics where impartial dialogue seeking reconciliation seems impossible. The reconciling power of the third force being unwelcome.
"When two or three are gathered in my name I am there in their midst" as a reconciling force.