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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.

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Never Downsize Personal Values

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit

 

I Ching 23 – Downsizing.

Mountain over Earth

Downsizing follows Adornment in the order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Simplicity may mean different things to different people, but

The concept of downsizing is generally understood.

 

Downsizing involves reducing whatever we have accumulated

That no longer seems to contribute to the quality of our life

As we now wish to live it.

 

Downsizing should never involve a reduction of personal values.

 

Perhaps it could involve selecting which of our collected treasures

We value more than some others.

 

Yes. What once was or may have seemed important may now

Seem less so.

 

What about people?

 

What about them?

 

May we also need to consider whom to stay close to and whom

To release?

 

Release? Are you holding on?

 

Perhaps.

 

Yes.

 

 

 

I Ching 24 – Return

Today’s I Ching – 24 – Return

Return follows Stripping Away.

 

Spirit explains:

Stripping away is removing that which is unnecessary and

No longer serves us well. Return suggests going back to

An earlier way of life.

 

The message?

 

We can never go back. The clutter that we have created

Is from an earlier lifestyle. Now we must let it go and

Move forward.

 

Where?

 

Into the future, our future, as we create it, and

Let the past stay in the past.

 

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