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The Horizon as a Well of Mind

A spirit teacher shares His understanding of
Hexagram 48 – The Well, from the ancient source
of wisdom that is I Ching.

Wrapping timeless wisdom in simplicity and
mystery, He tells me, helped to ensure
the survival of both the teachings and
the teachers, or at least some of them,
in a world of shifting degrees of hostility
to messages of love and integrity.

The series of sixty-four I Ching hexagrams
expresses the natural and endless
development of situations and experiences
that we each must face and pass beyond
throughout, as well as before and after,
our journey of a human lifetime,

Do they express the principle of cause
and effect?

The necessary sequence of cause and effect
is much more than a principle. It is
a Universal Law.

Is it a predetermined law?

In what way?

In that a seer would know.

Know what?

The future.

Everyone knows the future.

Perhaps to some extent …

To what extent?

We can’t see beyond the horizon.

Why not?

How would it be possible?

It isn’t possible. There is nothing
to see beyond an endless horizon.

How does this relate to a well?

The water in a well never contains
more or less than it is capable of
containing, regardless of how much
is added or withdrawn.

How can a well’s capacity compare
with the horizon?

The horizon or an horizon?

Are wells as the horizon?

No.

Then, what?

Horizons are as wells.

Horizons?

Yes. The horizon of your mind,
as well as that of others, has
an endless potential to expand.

Or to shrink?

Yes.

What determines it’s fate?

Not its destiny?

No. I accept your teaching of endless
potential as my destiny.

Not yours alone. We each and everyone
share the same destiny; each in her
or his own time and way.

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Beneath the Surface of Cause and Effect

A Spirit teacher shares His understanding
of the situation expressed by the I Ching
hexagram 56 – Travel.

Fire is over Mountain.

Travel follows abundance (55) and is itself
followed by Wind (57).

There is a time to move forward and a time
when moving is unwise. Fire travels if and
when it can.

If we seek to follow the advice of the text …

And we do, or at least some of us.

Then, how can we know.

What?

When to move and when to resist moving.

Expanded awareness.

Of what?

Of the situation in question.

Do all situations possess a potential
for movement?

Yes, and more.

What more?

The inevitability of movement.

Cause and effect?

Not necessarily, but cause and effect
are more easily understood than
the underlying impetus to continuous
movement.

The underlying impetus?

Yes.

What could it be?

Destiny.

Destiny is not necessarily Doom

A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom contained within the I Ching Hexagram 57 – Wind.

Wind develops out of Travel (56) and moves into Pleasing (58).

As we travel through life experiences we must learn to adapt to change,the winds of change that continuously move through our lives, seemingly with a will of their own.

However, we each are responsible for choices we make along the way, without being completely in control of where, when, and how each situation  in this material life began, or where, when, and how our experiences will move us into worlds of more expanded potential, the worlds of spirit.

It sounds like the voice of doom.

Not necessarily doom, but necessarily destiny.

How can it be destiny? It sounds more like a mystery.

Yes. The so-called mystery is that we each travel through life

without ever not being life itself..

Spirit’s I Ching 59 – Dispersal

Dispersal follows Pleasing.

 

Spirit explains:

 

We cannot always choose where to be born, where to live, or

Where to die. There are forces beyond our personal control

That influence our lives.

 

We can call these forces by many names; Fate, Destiny, Karma,

Chance, Chaos, the Hand of God, whatever, and we may not be

Pleased by the power they have over us.

 

Dispersal suggests a disorganized scattering, as seeds by

Wind. We may not have chosen to be where we are, now,

In our life’s journey, but we are responsible for how we live,

Wherever we are.

 

Is there any good news?

 

Yes. We choose how we live the life we have, here and now.

 

 

 

I Ching 39 – Halting

Today’s I Ching – 39 – Halting

Water above, Mountain below.

Halting follows Disharmony.

 

Spirit explains: 

Disharmony slows progress but halting, for us, is

Not an acceptable option. We see it as a trap, a lure,

An excuse to give up, and, giving up is not Our Way.

We will never give up.

 

We are moving onward and upward, from the

Foundations of the past toward an as yet unknown

Future. However, the future is not completely

Unknown.

 

A certain five-year-old child seems to know, or

Believe, that he will not be five forever. He seems

To understand that he will be six on his next

Birthday, and then, one year at a time he will grow

To be a man.

 

The Laws of Nature provide us with structure. Life

Experience teaches us understanding. We are

Each individuals developing from a more-or-less

Shared past and moving, growing into a more-or less

Shared future.

 

Destiny gently but firmly requires us to move from

The past and into the future. Free will pampers us

By accepting that we will each grow at our own

Pace and in our own way. But, grow we will.

 

Growth is not an option.

I Ching 57 – Wind

Today’s I Ching – 57 – Wind.

Wind above, Wind below. Wind follows Travel in the order of the Hexagrams.

Spirit explains:  Even with change, there is order. What was comes before what is.

Wind travels and adapts to conditions and situation as it moves forward. But, it keeps moving forward.

I suspect he is urging me not to stop, but not to stop what?

Spirit; Not to stop becoming what you and everyone else is destined to become,, aware of Life as a oneness adventure, or, if you like, an adventure into oneness.

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