At Timberwolf HQ my tag line used to read: Spiritual Warrior and Seeker of the Way. I’ve written about many topics from Animal Spirit Guides to Cymatics and The New Spiritual Paradigm. A very broad variety of topics that are of interest to a lot of my readers. These are all subjects that deal with the spirit and the family of light in one way or another. Universal Energy if you will.
This article is going to take that exploration a little further and make it a little darker. No, I’m not taking a trip to the dark side, I’m talking about Dark Matter. Now for a little bit of the science behind the existence of dark matter.
The existence of dark matter was first postulated during the 1930’s by Astronomers and they consider inertness to be its defining quality. Jonathan Feng and Mark Trodden stated, “Galaxies and galaxy clusters are embedded in giant balls, or ‘halos’, of dark matter.”1 Dark matter is so pervasive and so prevalent that it is thought to make up 5/6ths of the physical universe. That leaves only 1/6th for luminous matter. Given that it is inert, it is believed that dark matter does not interact with luminous matter other than to provide a gravitational framework for it to gravitate together within.
Alongside dark matter is dark energy. Feng and Trodden, in their article stated, “As for dark energy, it’s only role appears to be to accelerate cosmic expansion, and the available evidence it has remained completely unchanged over the life of the cosmos.”2 There are many theories as to how dark matter came to exist and how it interacts with our world of visible matter. Later in the article Feng and Trodden state, “Dark energy is roughly three times as dense as dark matter… This coincidence would make sense if dark matter somehow triggered the emergence of dark energy.”3
4Regardless of the theories and how the Universe is constructed we must understand that there exists a dark side and a light side. Many spiritualists believe that this means that there has to be a separation between the two. I acknowledge that there is a duality to existence. It is plainly stated in Newton’s third law of motion, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Many examples of duality exist, light and dark, ‘good’ and ‘evil’ 5, true and false, sinner and saint, the list goes on. To truly “know and understand” the nature of duality would take many lifetimes. As a Spiritual Warrior and Seeker of the Way, I have accepted that there is a balance that exists in duality.
One must accept and understand that each and every person on this planet has the capacity to deliver unto themselves and those around them great goodness or great evil. Good or evil people recognizes this quality in themselves and make a conscious decision to move in one direction or the other.
A pathfinder or a Seeker of the Way understands the capacity for this duality within themselves, accepts the existence of both energy forms and blazes a trail for others to follow in their chosen direction. I, as a Spiritual Warrior, recognise my own inner duality, have accepted it, nay embraced it, and have chosen to move with the family of light. I spoke of the qualities of brother Wolf as a spirit guide in my article Wolf Spirit, one of the most popular articles on Timberwolf HQ. A question that I am often asked is whether or not having a Wolf appear to you in a dream is a good or bad sign. To most western beliefs, Wolf represents a negative presence. Wolf is neither a positive or a negative. Wolf accepts the duality if it’s nature and moves with confidence within Nature. Wolf seeks out the path, provides guidance and instruction and protects those of its pack. 6
We, Seekers of the Way, must do no less. We need to accept that Universal Energy contains duality and that we can draw on this to accomplish great things. It is my hope that my articles have begun to mingle with other like-minded Seekers to bring about this awareness in my readers.
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- Dark Worlds: A shadow cosmos, woven silently into our own, may have its own rich inner life; Feng, Jonathan and Trodden, Mark: Scientific American, November 2010 ↩
- ibid ↩
- ibid ↩
- Image sourced from the photostream of h.koppdelaney located at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/ ↩
- These appear in quotations as my beliefs vary from the norm in respect to these concepts. ↩
- Image is an original: Light in Darkness located at DeviantArt by Arkoniel ↩