4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

Posts tagged ‘expresses’

There Are No Cycles To Our Life

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.

Today’s focus is on I Ching 1 – The Creative.
Heaven is over Heaven. Each alone represents
the sum total, and the source, of all power.
Together they can each be no more, or less.

The essence of all life expresses itself
in countless forms and non-forms. All energy
is creative, and energy is the essence of
all forms of life.

Aspects of creativity include origination,
development, perfection, and consummation.

Consummation refers to the creative act of
dissolving whatever has been created. A cycle
has been completed and now the energy or essence
of whatever was created will be used for some
other purpose. A new cycle begins. We move on.
We move on, but not necessarily forward.

What does that say to me, now that I have
left a stressful chapter in my life?
Where do I go from here?

You turn the page. A new chapter will begin.
It has begun.

But, it hasn’t been created, yet.

Perhaps not, but the outline has been. All
that you now are has been developed throughout
earlier chapters of your life. The next chapter
is not, nor can it be, completely separated from
earlier chapters. This would result in
discontinuity.

And that would suggest completion of a cycle
of life?

There are no cycles to our life, only to the
situations within it. Life, itself, is forever.

Advertisements

Today could not exist without yesterday

I Ching 18 – Degeneration, follows Following in the order of life
Experiences represented by the hexagrams.

Spirit explains: Degeneration suggests loss of quality or value,
Whether due to neglect, obsolescence, change in fashion, or
Whatever. Society seems almost eager to discard what is not
Shiny and new.

Following expresses faithfulness to traditional lifestyles. This
Preservation of past traditions can create difficulties in
Adjusting to change.

How do we blend progress and tradition? Or, must we choose?

There can be no future without a past. When a branch becomes
Disconnected from its tree then it must be rooted or grafted
Onto another tree that has its roots firmly planted in the
Earth.

To completely disconnect from our past, if it was possible,
Would endanger our future. The past is the foundation of the
Present and the present is the foundation of the future.
Today could not exist without yesterday. It’s as simple as That.

Sincere humility expresses respect

Today’s I Ching – 16 – Delight, follows Humility.

 

Thunder over Earth. One Yang controls five Yin, or do

Five Yin compete to please one Yang?

 

Spirit explains: Humility expresses acceptance of being

Less than someone or something, or pretending to feel so.

 

Why would anyone pretend?

 

It might serve you well to pretend, until you are able to accept

The reality of the relationship in question. Then, He might

Choose to continue to teach you.

 

Is the message a personal one?

 

Yes.

 

 

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.

 

Spirit explains I Ching 43

Today’s I Ching – 43 – Removal.

Removal follows Increase.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Removal expresses predetermined and forceful action

To reduce or eliminate something or someone. Increase

Does not continue forever.

 

Increase in what? Removal of what? And, by whom or what?

 

Cause and effect serve Life to limit excesses of power and greed.

 

Whose power? Whose greed?

 

Not whose, as in suggesting someone other than self.

Everyone is guilty of wanting, or thinking they need,

More and more of more and more of whatever.

 

Perhaps it’s in our nature?

 

Yes, and so is the solution.

 

Which is?

 

Awareness.

 

Awareness of what?

 

Awareness of the inevitable consequences of an

Unlimited increase in power and greed.

 

 

 

 

 

Tag Cloud