Re Talk: 328
Everything is a triad in that it is supported by three legs. Anything that you can perceive, anything that you can hold in your consciousness has three aspects and yet ordinary consciousness can only see two of these legs. The third, unseen aspect is that which would seem to be irrelevant and unconnected to the object or situation at hand. The way to use the knowledge of the triads is to teach yourself about them and then make yourself go out and play in the irrelevant. That is how to change things. If you stay locked into the Line level bifocal conflicts, the Line level dichotomous dances, nothing happens.
You stumbled across me because you wanted to make some kind of change in your life and you couldn’t find the way to do it. These changes might have seemed drastic or mundane, and yet you found that you didn’t have the energy, the right kind of direction to make them. Can you see that no one operating at Line-level consciousness can directly make any change? Unless you are playing with a knowledge of the triads, playing in the irrelevant, everything that happens to you simply happens to you; you do not have any say in the matter.
If you see the top of this diagram, it appears to be a binary figure. If I cover up the base of it, it appears to have two feet. Actually it has three feet, though you can’t see it when looking at the top. This represents, in a very crude and opportunistic fashion, the fact that anything in your life that you want to change seems to involve only two aspects. There is “my desire to change,” and, in apparent opposition to this desire, there is “that which prevents me from making the change.” Some ordinary examples: “My desire to lose weight conflicts with my propensity to eat three dozen doughnuts at a time. If I wasn’t addicted to nicotine, I wouldn’t have trouble quitting smoking. If I didn’t have some inherited weakness, I would cut down on my alcohol consumption. If I wasn’t so in love with her, I wouldn’t put up with the way she treats me.” At Line level, no matter how complicated the situation appears, it can always be distilled down to two opposing elements.
There are in fact three elements, three winds that keep everything moving on this planet. The above diagram is an example/reflection of how an apparently binary situation is actually a triad. You ask, “Where’s the third part?” To Line-level consciousness it seems insane, but what is left is everything besides the two elements seemingly involved in the problem; the third part is the realm of the irrelevant. JC talk 328