Mural in Magdalena del Mar, Lima, Peru (Photo: JJM – April 2019)

Part 2 – A Heart Monitor

In this 5-Part series we are exploring the purpose of polarity and the nature of truth – JJM


The test of any Soul’s maturity will be reflected by the choices it makes while experiencing life’s challenges, sometimes in severe blindness when all of one’s reality opposes one’s nature. It’s successes will be determined simply by it’s capacity to align itself to the purity and natural instinct of it’s heart.”  –  The Sacred Tree – The Daiva Yugas and The World Cycles of Human Evolution [1]

A Heart Monitor

All indictions are that humans are going through an extensive testing period. We have heightened polarity (extreme polarity some may say) and a concentration of darkness (some may say extreme darkness) at the same time (See: Part 1: ‘Why is the polarisation so extreme?’)

If the Universe wanted to gauge people’s hearts and souls, how would it do it? The reader may have noticed that this question has just been framed in a way that personalises the universe, which is exactly what many religions do and what some ancient cultures like the Maya did when they assigned archetypes and symbols to the metaphysical energies that they identified. Through this method the purpose of metaphysical processes in the universe can be depicted, symbolised and described and the role of the universe itself as an intelligent creative force (through intelligent design) can be illustrated.

If the earth is a learning ground and a training platform for human souls (a belief held by Mayans and some schools of Hinduism – among others) then surely periodic testing to evaluate soul-development would be in order?

Perhaps the Universe would let humanity pass through a hightened level of polarity to test people’s hearts. If the capacity for compassion lies at the core of each human’s soul, then surely it is plausible that the level of each soul’s development would naturally have to be gauged through heart-monitoring. In turbulent times the capacity for discernment between matters of dark and light, wrong and right, ethical and non-ethical, love and hate and so on, could only be found at the heart of each soul.

By shaking things up, by shifting the energy and therefore the circumstances, a person’s inner integrity could be evaluated. When this happens some people may unexpectedly (or, perhaps ‘inexplicably’) find themselves on the wrong side of important moral or social issues – but being on the wrong side would only happen if a person holds double standards.

Due to the nature of duality we subjectively tend to perceive things as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – to various degrees – and this happens for a reason. Without applying judgement through discernment, moral development could not take place.

If everything is perceived as relative, stasis and then degeneration would occur. That said, if most people took a highly subjective and puritanical view on right and wrong, extreme polarisation would be the result. Taking all viewpoints into consideration for balance is therefore always the best policy.

Nothing is ever purely black or white, but people frequently support popular causes stridently because they take their lead from their group or from society at large. The true or deeper merits of issues are rarely evaluated since ‘moral correctness’ is often practised in the same way as political correctness.

Being largely uninformed on real issues may sometimes inadvertently – perhaps somewhat innocently – lead to supporting evil in the name of good. However, the question that presents itself here is whether the support of evil could ever be good, especially when there is wilful ignorance involved, which is often the case with ideology.

Reality Can Shift

Gradually it was disclosed to me” Solzhenitsyn wrote “that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, not between classes, not between political parties either – but right through every human heart – and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained. And even in the best of all hearts, there remains. . . an un-uprooted small corner of evil. . . It is impossible to expel evil from the world in its entirety, but it is possible to constrict it within each person.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago [2]

Sometimes yesterday’s victims can become today’s oppressors (and vice versa) and the test would be whether such a change would be recognized and acknowledged as the new reality.

Whether people are able to shift their perception would be evaluated, because in this context the shifting of circumstances would bring about a new truth. Only a well-formed and therefore well-anchored ethical and moral core would result in consistency in how circumstances and events are evaluated and perceived.

A universal principle such as human rights, for example, would only be stood by consistently by people who truly believe in it. Those who support human rights, but only for themselves and their groups along with their allies could end up exposing themselves (see Parts 3 & 4.) 

Context can shift, especially when the other side of a story comes to light. This could happen in cases where only one side of a truth had been presented, which gave the impression that the moral high ground was predominantly on one side.

A person with high moral integrity would adjust his or her position to factor in new information when it becomes available. Moreover, a truth-lover would eagerly seek out and integrate new information pertaining to the causes they support in order to remain as close as possible to the truth.

If, for example, we have come to believe that everything is relative, as would be the case in a hypothetical ‘post-truth’ world, we may find ourselves ‘without any clothes’ (just like the proverbial emperor) when the energy and context shifts into a new light of truth. (See later, Part 5: ‘The Light of Truth’)

A Truth Distillery

The oscillation of polarities has the function of distilling a person’s personal truth out of the person through circumstantial shifts caused by energy shifts which leads to the development and strengthening of various inner components related to the discernment of truth. During all the oscillations the person’s beliefs, morals and ethics are tested, challenged and refined through many readjustments and conscience is strengthened in the process.

Unity Through Polarity

As we grow closer to our deepest personal inner-truths while we individuate we discover and encounter universal truths that are shared by all humans. This is how we arrive at unity through polarity (which is unity through individuality.) An understanding develops that we are all one as humans, notwithstanding our differences. This understanding happens on an autonomous and independent level through soul- and intellectual development. This sense of unity is not the same as the temporary sense of collective belonging that people experience when they participate in group activities.

Group participation or affiliation is not required for experiencing a deep sense of unity and unity can be understood in the context of us all being in the same boat (on the same planet) together to experience life here on earth as human souls residing in physical human bodies, while our local environments and individual experiences are vastly different from each other. It is exactly the different environments and experiences that lead to differentiation between groups and individuals. This differentiation results in different cultures, languages, lifestyles, belief systems, political and economic systems and so on, which is why we have such magnificent diversity in the world.

Arriving at unity through individuality (which is unity through polarity) means we come to comprehend that non-duality (group consciousness) and duality (individual consciousness) exist at the same time – that we are one in being humans (which is why most of us would support universal human rights), but that we are often very different as individuals, groups, ethnic and religious communities, cultures, nationalities and nations – and that these two realities can and do exist at the same time, and that they are not (necessarily) in conflict with each other. Unity through polarity means the tension of the opposites between non-duality (unity in our groups) and duality (separation as individuals) is transcended intellectually and spiritually, while in practice some tension will always exist which can be mitigated

In addition, while sensing this unity many of us will come to understand that we are uniquely different for a purpose, that it is the very nature of creation to differentiate. The process of differentiation is a manifestation of the creative force in the universe. To differentiate is to expand and to evolve while maintaining species resilience through natural diversity. (Also see: Unity in Diversity vs. Disunity in Ideologies.)

Personal Growth Through Polarity

Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. ” ― Aristotle [3]. 

All personal development is internal. It being internal means that, psychologically speaking, it is development that happens away from the group, even if such development may be related to the group. Every person walks a personal inner-path through this life, no matter how social, group- or community oriented he or she may be.

For personal consciousness to develop further one must be willing to let go of group consciousness. During this process a separation of individual consciousness from collective consciousness happens on a conscious level.

The development of self-agency, locus of control and self-efficacy through self-actualisation are all examples of processes that from a young age contribute to the growth of individual consciousness. During a person’s lifetime this could be further expanded to self-realisation and self-transcendence. All these stages fit into the overall process of individuation which is a Jungian term. 

Individuation means developing one’s own personal identity (personality) which is autonomous (separate) from group identity or group association and separate from the collective consciousness. Individuation never ends. It is ongoing personal development from birth to death with the sky (spirituality) being the limit.

Humans have a natural internal drive to develop autonomously known as self-actualisation (Carl Rogers), but there is also a powerful natural drive in humans to always be part of a group – we are social animals after all (Aristotle & modern sociologists.) This dichotomy between the individual and the collective is a classic example of the dichotomy between duality and non-duality – in this case between individual autonomy and collectivism.

Unity Through Autonomy

“The fact that individual consciousness means separation and opposition is something that man has experienced countless times in his long history.” – Carl Jung (Civilization in Transition – 1970, Para 290) [4]

To develop full autonomy takes courage. The individual must (psychologically speaking) tear him- or herself away from his or her family, community and group associations – at least temporarily at first, in order to self-differentiate and to develop further on an independent personal path.

Wanting to conform as much as possible to group norms in order to remain a popular member of one’s group would always conflict with the will to develop independently. For many people the former usually wins out, or even when they reach certain levels of independence they frequently fall back into the collective or group consciousness.

The extent to which individuals individuate (become autonomous as individuals) varies. Some people never develop much real autonomy and find it very hard to ‘go against the grain’, whilst others may eventually have difficulty in fully integrating within group settings, with lots of variations in-between.

The ideal balance would be to become a well develop autonomous being who can function equally well within group settings, without being overly dependent on the group. Jung stated that individuation requires a person to be equally well adapted to the collective (community and society) and the personal (the various components of the inner-Self).

A fully autonomous individual has the capacity to make conscious decisions whether to be a group participant or not, whereas a non-autonomous person is rarely able to make such decisions. Groups consisting of non-autonomous individuals would naturally regard individual autonomy as a threat, because autonomous individuals would potentially compromise the cohesion of the group, reason being that group consciousness is always based on conformity and compliance (on group-think.)

If more people had greater personal autonomy while being members of their respective groups at the same time, groups would not so easily lose their way. Autonomous individuals are by nature well-balanced individually, while also having the best interests of their groups in mind. Should a group start leaning towards extremism in any form, autonomous group members would immediately steer the group back on track to a more balanced state.

Should the group somehow go off the rails anyway, it would disintegrate, because autonomous individuals would not be prepared to compromise their personal integrity for the sake of corrupted group-think. They would simply leave, because they would be independent-minded enough to do so.

Coming Full-Circle

Unity through autonomy comes from having a differentiated personality through personal development and therefore functioning fully as an autonomous individual while being a fully integrated member within a collective (a community and society) at the same time. 

A lifetime of oscillation in circumstances and events through shifting energies which affect real life events, circumstances and situations, which causes reality to shift, provides ample opportunity for individual souls to develop this balance, but there is commitment and a journey involved. (Please see: The Keys to Conscious Co-Creation)

Q: How well are humans handling the polarisation?

Most people simply do not capitalise sufficiently on the growth opportunities afforded them by life’s changing circumstances. Many people are still easily swept up in the strong currents of social upheaval, because they lack the required autonomy to sidestep powerful polarisation when it arrives – as can be seen in the identity politics of today.

J.J. Montagnier

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Dark are the Days, but The Light is Coming – Part 3

In the next chapter we will continue to take a deep dive into how polarity facilitates human development and growth; we will consider how we as individuals can find our purpose and maintain balance within our polarised times; we will contemplate the nature of truth in a ‘post-truth’ world and we will consider how we can get ready for the incoming light of truth. Please subscribe to receive alerts of updates. 

J.J. Montagnier is a futurologist and travelosopher based in South America. He is a student of mythology, ancient cultures, philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics and metaphysics. His writings are inspired and influenced by his world travels, personal and social observations, intuitive insights and the deep study of relevant and related subject matter.

Note: The views and opinions are those of the author. Creative license has been applied to make some concepts more accessible.

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This article was purposefully written for The Truth Project. It is also a supplement to the Energy Shifts series. 


1. The Sacred Tree – The Daiva Yugas and The World Cycles of Human Evolution (Read: The Sacred Tree)
2. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (About the book: Wikipedia entry)
3. “Man is by nature a social animal” – Aristotle quote (See Goodreads entry)
4. C. G. Jung, Civilization in Transition (About the book: Wikipedia entry)

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  1. Dear Readers,

    Thank you for reading.

    Part 3 will be published by or before the end of 2019.
    Thank you for your patience.

    Best wishes,
    J.J. Montagnier

  2. Extreme polarization and pressure as urgency – and tearing myself away. That defines very well my worldly experience. I always want to be facing light. I’ve had enough unconsciousness from the world. We are free to follow happiness – we don’t have to keep feeding love to darkness to make it end.

    Mercury goes direct 7/31, though someone mentioned we’ll start out covering the same ground. Maybe we navigate it differently the second time.

    Thanks for the enlightening article The mural was sad, but real.
    in lak’ech, Debra

    • Hi Debra – I fully agree – we are indeed free to follow happiness and I believe that it is not found in giving love to darkness. Darkness (outside of us) is not converted through love – darkness has to confront itself – it can only enlighten itself from within.

      ** [Edit:] That said, any darkness within ourselves – we all have a shadow side according to Carl Jung – is something we need to confront personally – we need to identify it and acknowledge that it is there – then we need to bring it fully into consciousness and question where it comes from – we need to analyse it to understand it better – and through that understanding we will be able to work out a way to resolve it internally – it needs to brought to the light from the depths where we choose not to look at it or consider it – although this does have to be done in a spirit of love too, not in a spirit of judgement. **

      As you said, we should start facing the incoming light and meet it halfway with love (like a welcoming party…) It just needs open hearts and souls to find a resting place in, after such a long journey through darkness.

      About covering the same ground after 31/7 – I read something similar recently, I think you would enjoy this post:
      This actually seems to be a very good time for continued deep inner work.

      I appreciate your feedback, Debra. Glad it provided food for thought. Agreed on your comment about the mural.

      Onwards and Upwards – towards the Light – Always.

      in lak’ech,

  3. Hi Jacques – Thanks for the perspective. I can add that piece to discernment – darkness needing to confront itself. It puts a point to a loose thought. We shine our light on things so WE can transform it to hold a divine place in OUR thoughts. The one who claims darkness still has to see it for themselves. All we CAN do is offer our thoughts of Light to the ONLY one who can direct thoughts. Seems like the best we can do is just shine on and hold our own happiness. Interesting that the black moons cycle as 29, 19, 33 in the count. Those are all sacred numbers of a Divine Signature. Also, hoping to change others, assumes whatever they are doing can’t lead to Divine – and ALL things can lead us there.

    Thanks for food for thought, much love, in lak’ech, Debra

    • Hi Debra, yes exactly – although we are able to notice darkness in others we can only work on our own darkness. And they can only work on their own darkness. We all have to work on our own shadow.

      One of the biggest problems in the world is that everyone can see the darkness in others, but not in themselves – and in these polarized times it has reached a crescendo.

      A lot of the darkness that people imagine they see in others, is actually (also) within them. This is classically known as projection in psychology, which is why Jung hammered so much on inner-work: introspection is required to see one’s own shadow (first).

      Most people actively avoid introspection by pointing out the darkness in everyone else. Of course, as with everything, discernment is required. Not everything is projection. The darkness we notice in others may very well be real, but we need to also check if we do not possess the very same darkness within ourselves.

      I believe that it is important for people to keep each other on the right track by pointing out negative behaviour, but always with acknowledgement that they/we are equally capable of the same behaviour if we do not keep ourselves in check.

      Everyone is on their own path in this life, but one thing everyone should be engaged in is enlightening themselves from within through introspection – no adult can honestly claim moral exemption from this universal responsibility towards society and humanity, although of course very many people do exactly that, which is due to an overall lack of maturity at the human developmental level (soul level) at this stage of the evolutionary cycle.

      That’s not to say we all have to be angels (!), but we have a personal responsibility to remove our personal contributions of malice and malevolence from the world – as far as that is possible.

      Thanks very much Debra for assisting in fleshing out this subject even more.

      More to come in Part 3 [EDIT: publishing date moved back towards end of 2019]

      in lak’ech,

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