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Sincerity follows Discipline because…

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit

 

I Ching 61 – Sincerity follows Discipline in the order of the hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:  Discipline comes before Sincerity for a reason.

Sincerity expresses awareness of one’s own acceptance of and

Commitment to the need for and purpose served by discipline in

Order to develop structure.

 

Structure?

 

Yes, structure of thought, emotion, and action, and the purpose

Direction, and meaning they give to our life.

 

What can the message for me be when I do all that, now?

 

Now is now.

 

What other time do I have?

 

Yes.

 

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Spirit’s I Ching 2 – The Receptive

Spirit explains:

 

Earth above Earth.

The Receptive follows The Creative (Heaven above Heaven)

 

The Receptive is Yin over Yin, the extreme of Yin, or traditional

Female, or emotional energy system. The Creative is Yang over

Yang, the extreme of Yang, or traditional masculine, or

Intellectual energy system.

 

Yang and Yin represent the major energy forces in Life. Neither

Are known for stability. They are each restless and eager to

Express their own qualities, sometimes in harmony with each

Other; sometimes not. But, like all else in Life, and in

Individual lives, they each are interconnected with the other.

Sooner or later, they must learn to co-exist, without denying

Their own unique essence.

 

The Creative and The Receptive each have unlimited potential,

Both positive and negative. Intellect and emotion both require

Self-awareness and self-discipline, and acceptance of the other,

In order to co-create anything, and nothing is created that is not

A co-creation of both energies.

 

So it is with individual people. We not only each contain both

Yin and Yang energies within us, but we each contain a unique

Blend of emotional and intellectual energies, seldom in equal

Quantities or qualities.

 

Self-awareness requires that we meditate on these inner energies

To learn to understand how they relate to each other, and how that

Relationship affects our ability to live a meaningful life.

 

How can accepting a dysfunctional relationship between

Our inner energies change anything?

 

We are that dysfunctional relationship and, if it is to be

Changed, only we can do it.

 

How?

 

Dialogue, to begin with.

 

How can talking about our problems solve anything?

 

Dialogue is not only talking. It also requires listening, and

Commitment to understanding the other.

 

Respect?

 

Yes.

 

 

I Ching 32 – Constancy

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit

 

Thunder over Wind

Constancy follows Sensing

 

Spirit explains:

 

Where there is thunder, there is wind. They are as

Constant companions but not as equals.

Wind will always come with thunder but thunder

Will not always be with wind.

 

The message?

 

We made a commitment to what we sensed was right

For us.

 

What commitment?

 

What commitment would we make?

 

 

To follow?

 

As in?

 

A way of life?

 

Yes.

 

 

 

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