Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom of I Ching. Today’s lesson relates to the lived situation expressd by Hexagram 36 – Damage to Illumination.. Earth is over Fire; yin over yang. Damage to Illumination follows Advance (35), and leads to People in the Home (37).
“The Universal Law of Change is connected to but separate from other Universal Laws such as Karma.We have no power to prevent change for we are part of all that Is changing. We co-create, with all life, not what changes but how it and we change.
“Damage to Illumination expresses this Universal reality. We can pretend not to see or accept even what we cannot honestly deny.”
“Why would we pretend not to see?”
“Perhaps for fear of being required to accept responsibility for an undeniable truth.”
“That we each are part of what is, and we play a role in how it will develop. Did we Advance (35) too quickly, or too slowly, to see how it would affect our Family (37)?
“How can we ever know?”
“Isn’t there an easier way?”
People in the Home follows Damage to Illumination.
People in the home refers to family, whether related or chosen.
Damage to illumination is caused by something or someone
Blocking or restricting a source of light.
Is the message one of doom?
Okay, what is it, please?
You seem willing, if not eager to hear what you may already know.
You must, sooner or later choose, as we each must, between
Those who are close to you in one way, and those who are
With you on your path to greater illumination.
What is your choice?
As it has always been, I seem to need both.
Today’s I Ching – Damage to Illumination.
Dust on a mirror reduces or damages the mirror’s ability
To clearly reflect light and our image within the mirror.
Physical reality and the world of matter can seem to be
As dust on a mirror, creating a dream-like atmosphere
That we mistakenly believe is reality.
However, with intention and practice we become
Increasingly enlightened and ever-more aware of
The path, our path, and where it is leading us.
Today’s I Ching – 36 – Damage to Illumination
Earth above, Fire below.
Damage follows Advance in the Order of the Hexagrams.
Advance expresses progress. Fire is above the earth and can move freely.
This is not the case with Damage to Illumination, where Fire is below the earth, with it’s light and heat constrained, contained. This can appear to damage our sense of freedom.
To everything there is a season – the ancient wise people knew this truth.
Accept what is but prepare to move forward when opportunity permits.