To the mind, we live in a world of opposites: good-bad, fear-desire, attraction-repulsion. These polarities lock our familiar structure of self in place by keeping us invested comfortable associations of who we believe we are, and who we believe we are not. The more unconscious these structures are, the more they limit our capacity for wholeness. By breaking down the dense consciousness of duality through direct inquiry and embodied exploration, we come closer to the truth of who we really are. When a repressed aspect of a polarity within the self comes into the light of awareness and presence we become more whole. Our nervous system relaxes into balance by allowing the opposite aspect to exist within consciousness. The tension and energy that has been held in through denying this aspect is immediately released, energizing the whole being by freeing up the flow of aliveness within the body. When two polarities are thoroughly integrated, a third, more refined essence emerges which is transcendent, divine and exists beyond duality. Alchemizing polarities into union is an ancient process that initiates the alchemist into the sacred non-dual mystery at the heart of reality.