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How High is High Enough?

Spirit’s lesson for today relates to I Ching Hexagram 47 – Exhaustion.

The yin trigram Lake is above yang Water.

 

“They say the road of love is rocky and it’s rough, but if this road

don’t start to get smooth, then I’ve traveled it long enough”

is part of an old song that I can relate to regarding my ongoing

struggle with my spirit teacher as he guides me along the way

to enlightenment. But, what if He’s just luring me down

a garden path that never ends?

 

That’s exactly what my intentions are.

 

But, why?

 

You were ready.

As in “when the student …”

 

Yes.

 

Why didn’t I know there would be so much painful,

experiential content to the lessons?

 

Struggle is necessary.

 

But, I’m exhausted. Can’t we rest a little.

 

No. To rest is to lose ground.

 

I’m losing touch with ground moving.

 

That’s not possible.

 

Why?

 

The ground beneath us will always be there.

 

Where?

 

Within you, in one form or another.

 

Please explain.

 

Matter is an expression of energy …

 

And where I’m at in my mind determines the density?

 

Yes. It’s as simple as that.

Rising is followed by Exhaustion

Spirit explains I Ching 46 – Rising

Rising follows Gathering in the order
of the hexagrams, and whatever is
gathered or gathers together rises,
at least in quantity.

What about quality?

What about it?

I like to think of rising as expressing
an upward momentum.

It does.

But, how could anything increasing in
negativity express an upward movement?

For example?

The rainy season has begun, or threatens to.

What is negative about a rainy season?

My beloved summer season is over.

It, too, rose until it reached
a predetermined limit to its rising.
Rising is and must be followed by
Exhaustion, as will be the rainy season.

Is there a personal message for me?

Yes. You have been impatient.

Between Beginnings and Endings

Spirit shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
hidden with the I Ching hexagram 46 – Rising.

Earth is over Wind. Both are Yin.
Rising follows Gathering (45) and moves into
Exhaustion (47).

Rising expresses upward movement, such as the Sun
seems to rise from the Eastern horizon, each morning,
wherever on Earth we may be. It then seems to reach
high into the sky, about mid-day, and then begins
to descend toward the Western horizon, arriving there
to end its daily journey, each evening.

How does that story relate to inspiration?

It teaches us that we live within a structured universe.
There are rules of order, known as Universal Laws.

How can knowing them help me, here and now, today?

Beginnings and endings are inevitable, but what happens
between the two reflects free will.

How?

We each choose.

What?

Not what, alone, but also how and why.

As it is with water, we find our own level.

Today’s I Ching is 48 – The Well

 

The Well follows Exhaustion in the continuous cycle of life experiences.

 

Spirit explains:  The water level in a well is as the water level in the

Surrounding land. They rise and fall together, according to laws of

Nature, which are Universal Laws.

 

Exhaustion suggests depletion; a need for recovery of energy, or

Whatever.  Neither water level nor exhaustion is a necessarily

Permanent condition.

 

The message?

 

You didn’t ask if the message was a personal one.

 

It usually is, even when it isn’t.

 

Yes.

 

 

 

 

Spirit explains I Ching 48 – The Well

The Well follows Exhaustion.

 

Spirit explains:

 

 Exhaustion refers to a depletion of more-or less non-renewable

Sources of life-sustaining energy.

 

The Well offers renewal and sustenance. Without water

There can be no life as experienced in plant, animal, or

Human form.

 

Is the message about awareness?

 

Awareness of what?

 

Of our dependence on water to live.

 

No.

 

Then what?

 

Water belongs to and is part of how.

It doesn’t answer or explain why.

 

 

 

I Ching 48 – The Well

Today’s I Ching – 48 – The Well

Well follows Exhaustion.

 

Spirit explains:

There is continuity in life. We never get to where we are or

To become what we are without first having somewhere of

Something else.

 

The Well expresses life-giving energy. Water sustains life

Without conscious awareness of doing so, simply by being

What it is.

 

The message? Somehow I suspect it will be deep and yet

Simple to understand.

 

Yes. Be who and what you are. You can be no other and

Still be real.

 

 

I Ching 47 – Exhaustion

Today’s I Ching – 47 – Exhaustion

Lake above

Water below

Exhaustion follows rising.

 

Spirit explains:

Tides rise and we each rise

Only as high as we care to,

Unless we care enough

To rise as high as we can.

 

Low tide rises to the least

Possible output, while high tide

Rises as high as it can,

To the point of exhaustion.

People are as the tides, with

Some caring enough to give

All that they possibly can.

 

Where am I?

 

Yes.

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