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Awareness of Opportunities and How we Respond

Spirit shares I Ching Wisdom.

Hexagram 28 – Great Surpassing follows
Nourishment.

That makes sense.

What makes sense?

When and if we are well nourished,
the better we are able to develop
our physical potentials.

What about our intellectual,
emotional, and spiritual potentials?

Those, too. If parents have the means
to care for their children
as most surely would if they could,
then each new generation would have
the opportunity to develop beyond
where they might otherwise have gone.

How far back does it go?

What does that mean?

We can only do for our children
and our community what we are
able to do, now.

But …

Yes?

What if we are unaware of what
we can do for others, or might have
done for ourselves?

Then what?

Yes.

We each are responsible for how
we live our lives and the choices
we make, here and now.

Yesterday has gone?

Yes, and tomorrow is not yet here.

So, where does great surpassing
fit in?

Great surpassing can refer to
the quality of our attitude
in awareness of what was,
what may yet be, and what
opportunities are available
to us, now, and how we
respond to them.

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Situations beyond our control

Spirit’s I Ching for today: 16 – Pleasure

Pleasure follows Respectful and leads to Following. We are attracted to like-minded people.

If we can live and work together with an attitude of mutual respect then the work itself becomes a pleasure.

That sounds like an ideal situation but many of us associate and work with people who seem determined not to develop an attitude of respect; mutual or otherwise.

Then why are we there?

Perhaps we feel trapped within conditions beyond our control and must choose a situation that is the lesser of two or more evils.

Then take control of the situation.

That’s easier said than done.

Yes.

Obedience is not co-operation

A spirit wisdom teacher explains I Ching 12 – Obstruction.

Obstruction follows Tranquility, or might, if might rules.

The construction of the hexagrams for Obstruction and tranquility
Both presents both yang and yin energies as concentrated and opposed.

Tranquility expresses followers as being seemingly held in high
Status. But, the power remains concentrated in the leadership.
Obstruction is a more-or-less reversed order. Leadership is on top
But only by suppression, which invites resistance.

Obedience is not co-operation. There is no sense of trust, and
Each side feels alienated from the other. There must be a
Blending of energies for each to feel part of the solution.

Is this a political situation or one of relationship?

Yes, and an attitude one.

Why attitude?

Attitudes direct how we perceive whatever situation and how
We perceive directs our action, or reluctance to act.

Could the situation apply to teacher and student …

Yes.

Then what is the solution?

Can we find common ground?

Some.

Yes, and some is a beginning.

I Ching 21 – Biting Through With Intention

Biting Through follows Observing (Hexagram 20).

Spirit explains: To observe suggests an attitude
of detachment and duality when, in essence
oneness is all that exists.

Biting through expresses awareness and intention;
a determination to experience oneness, and to
release or bite through whatever seems to prevent
us from experiencing that reality.

Such as?

Entrenched belief systems.

But, we must believe something.

Why?

We need guidelines; rules of order that make
sense; that we understand.

Yes.

I Ching 33 – Withdrawal

Today’s I Ching – 33 – Withdrawal

Heaven above, Mountain below.

Withdrawal follows Constancy in the order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

Constancy, in this instance, expresses a more or less static way of life. This condition is contrary to Nature, where everything changes. Nothing endures. We must either develop or decline.

The message?

Endurance suggests dissatisfaction with whatever and must be resolved by either attack or withdrawal.

Attack what or who?

Never who.

Then what?

Perhaps a complacent attitude formed of habit.

 

 

Withdrawal

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