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The Winds of Change

The focus of today’s message is I Ching Hexagram 57 – Wind.

The yin trigram Wind is above. The yin trigram Wind is below.

More than a light breeze?

Much more – an unstoppable movement.

Are we talking of personal development?

There is nothing personal.

What about relationships?

Which relationship?

Yours and mine.

We don’t have one.

But, I relate to you.

In what way?

You are my teacher.

Is that all?

No.

Then, what?

More than I know.

Why?

You’re too far beyond my understanding, at this time.

Yes.

Please explain.

What?

Why relationships are not personal.

Relationships describe connection.

As a bridge?

Yes. And bridges are for crossing.

One way?

No.

Then, we meet halfway?

No.

Then, what?

Relationships are bridges that can unite.

To release duality?

To release the illusion of duality.

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Going Nowhere is an Illusion

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.

Today’s message relates to Travel, hexagram 57.
Life experiences develop out of previous life
experiences and lead to future life experiences,
within an endless loop that expands.

We never return to an earlier experience,
even when we do, if we do. Something has
changed and so have we.

Our understanding of ourselves grows, as does
our understanding of the world we live in,
and everyone and everything within that world,
within our world.

The problem arises or, rather, problems arise
when we resist our own awareness of the changes
in our relationship to the changing world
we call our way of life.

We stumble when we fail to notice detour signs.
Things are never as they never were.

We see with an inner eye, while safe travel
requires looking ahead with an outer focus
of attention.

Illusion is created, self-created. It does not
exist in itself in any form.

Like the song, “A man sees what he wants to see
and disregards the rest?”

Yes, but the rest is still there, whether we
focus on it or not.

You’re getting close to home.

Yes. Perhaps our travels in the physical world
are or can be used as a diversion; an excuse
to avoid inner challenges to inward travel.

Wow! And the message?

Travel is a necessity of life, whether we go
anywhere, and we cannot go nowhere. That is
an illusion.

Even to imagine that we are or might be going
nowhere is an illusion?

Yes.

Spirit’s I Ching way – 59 Dispersal

Wind over Water
Dispersal develops out of Pleasing and dissolves with Discipline.

Dispersal results in both disconnecting from the past and connecting to the future, without necessarily understanding either, or the destiny that moves within us, as the wind moves around us.

How can there be any stability and a feeling of being here and now in such a view of reality?

It isn’t a view of reality. It is as it is.

But, I need to hold on to my past while reaching for my future.

My as in individual?

Yes, and even if it proves to be an illusion, I need it, now.

Yes.

Today as tomorrow’s illusion of yesterday

Spirit explains I Ching 42 – Increase

 

Wind over Thunder; strong Yin over stronger Yang.

Increase follows Reduction in the Hexagrams.

 

The order of the hexagrams expresses both continuity and

Change in situations, conditions, and individuals, and in

Their relationships with, and how they each respond to and

Influence the others.

 

Reduction implies that something is less than it once was.

Increase speaks for itself. Low and high tides follow each

Other in a continuous pattern that expresses both change

And continuity.

 

As with tides, so with all relationships. There is both change

And continuity. People come into our lives and then move out,

Or are moved out. We need to learn to let them go.

 

The reality of tomorrow cannot come until we release the

Illusion of yesterday.

 

Teacher, why is yesterday an illusion while tomorrow is

A reality?

 

Tomorrow is not a reality in itself, only a potential one, in

Our mind, as a hope for another, and possibly better, today.

But, before that can happen, we must let today become

Yesterday.

 

Then today becomes tomorrow’s illusion of yesterday?

 

Yes.

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit’s I Ching 21 – Biting Through

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit – 21

Biting Through follows Observing.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Everyone interacts with the world they live in, the world that we

Seem to know we are part of. And, yet, many of us observe

This world as being outside of ourselves. This is an illusion

That we must learn to bite through.

 

The skin of an apple is often firm and yet, if we bite through

This protective layer we reach the tasty fruit that waits for us,

Just beneath the surface; our reward for the effort taken.

 

Why do I sometimes feel that I am more a part of the

Outer skin than of the inner reality?

 

Perhaps we all live on the surface of Life, with some of us

Being more aware than are others of how deep our roots

Reach down and dissolve into Life itself, to become nutrients

For our future.

 

It sounds deep.

 

It is deep, and we are part of it.

 

 

 

I Ching 11 – Tranquility

Today’s I Ching – 11 – Tranquility

Earth above, Heaven below.

Tranquility follows Treading.

 

Spirit explains, but first asks me if I have ever experienced tranquility?

 

Not that I’m aware of.

 

Tranquility requires, He tells me, awareness that

Moving through life experiences is treading on

Sacred ground.

 

Then why is this sacred ground so rough and

Unfeeling?

 

It is what we make it.

 

Then I should pretend that all is well?

 

Pretense is an illusion.

 

Then, what is real?

 

We are.

 

Individually or collectively?

 

Yes.

 

I Ching 14 – Great Possession

Today’s I Ching – 14 – Great Possession

Fire above, Heaven below.

Great Possession follows Association with others

In the order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

In Association with Others, Fire reaches up

Toward Heaven, giving thanks for blessings

Received.

In Great Possession, Fire has assumed

A position above Heaven. This is

Inappropriate, and suggests

A lack of awareness that Heaven

(Spirit) can move through Fire

(my zodiac sign), or

Whatever, to restore a more

Appropriate relationship.

 

Where do great possessions

Come into the picture?

 

Material possessions are

Temporary illusions. The

Real treasure is a respectful

Relationship with Spirit.

 

 

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