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Constancy with Flexibility?

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.

32 – Constancy refers to a way of being.

Yet, surely we must also be flexible in our thinking
or risk becoming rigid.

We can have both.

How?

One can be constant in commitment and yet flexible in
how one expresses that commitment.

Please explain.

Are you now and have you been, for the past several
years, more or less constant in your commitment to
my teachings as a way, as your way, to develop more
depth of understanding of Life’s purpose and of how
you can find your unique place and role in Life?

Not as a straight arrow.

The path of life is never straight enough for an arrow.

Perhaps I’ve just been stubborn, with not enough sense
or too much pride, or ego, to give up.

Self-doubt is necessary, especially as regards our
motives.

Are individual motives always plural?

Yes.

Awareness reduces danger

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.

41 – Reduction – Mountain over Lake.

Mountains have height while lakes have depth, and yet
we measure deep and high from our own unique perspective.
That’s curious.

Why?

One mile or kilometre up or down is still the same distance.

It can make all the difference, if you applied the same
measure to progress along the way, any way.

Our life as a way?

Yes, a chosen, more or less, way to live. And, as mountains
and lakes, the ground beneath is rarely even. It dips and
climbs in irregular intervals and to irregular degrees.

But, in a boat on top of the lake?

I think you know from personal experience how an ocean
surface can become dangerously unpredictable.

Yes, terrifyingly so.

So it is with mountains. There is always a risk of uncertainty.
Landslides, mudslides rock slides, and avalanches, to name
a few possible dangers that may present themselves with little
or no warning.

You’re going to relate all this talk to Reduction. How?

Knowing possible risks and still choosing to follow a path,
any path through life, is only foolish if you do not first
prepare for whatever you might have to face along the way.

How can I know?

What?

How to possibly prepare for what has not yet happened?

Awareness.

Of what?

Awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses, based on …

Study and experience?

Yes, and that awareness will reduce the potential dangers
along the way of life.

To whom or what do we contribute?

Spirit shares I Ching Wisdom

31 – Sensing. Lake over mountain.

Spirit explains: Sensing requires more than receiving sensory input
of our five physical sense organs. It also requires understanding
the meaning of the message or messages received.

The Yin and Yang principles must work together?

Yes, but never equally, or they would negate each other. There must
always be a dynamic blending of their unique energies. They each
contribute what they alone can; intuitive awareness and intellectual
capacity for making sense of this awareness.

We understand by meditating on sound, smell, touch, taste, or sight.
We focus our attention on that which we wish to understand, and trust
our intellect to provide us with answers.

What personal message does this reading offer?

We each contribute what we alone can, if we care to contribute at all.

To whom or what do we contribute?

To Life. It would be different than it is without you, or Me.

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