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We Need Help to Overcome

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.

I Ching 13 – Association With Others follows
Obstruction and leads to Great Possession.

Obstruction suggests that something is blocking
our way.

Or someone?

It is never someone unless that someone is
our self, and it usually is.

We need help in overcoming whatever seems to
prevent us from following our spiritual path.

What if the community we now associate with
is itself the means of obstructing
our spiritual development.

Isolation is not the answer.

Isn’t meditation a form of isolation?

No.

How is it not?

Meditation is time out to reflect on
the situation and seek higher guidance
to develop awareness.

Develop awareness of what?

Of how to best contribute to our own
spiritual development without
unnecessarily obstructing the
development of others.

Looking at it from that perspective …

That is the only perspective.

Then, we could be obstructing those
who seem to be …

Yes.

Then how to overcome obstruction in a way
that leads to community?

Meditation.

And then?

Follow your heart.

And mind?

No, not in this instance.

Why?

Mind will overwhelm you with reasons
to stay.

To stay where?

Not where, what.

Then what?

Obstructed.

But, if obstruction is the problem …

Obstruction is a challenge. It doesn’t
exist in a material or physical form.
Not everyone would see the same
situation as an obstruction. We need
to change the way we see.

How?

By looking within for the answers
to life’s challenges.

What about community?

For that, too.

Double Pitfall is not facing problems

Spirit’s daily advice, using the ancient I Ching style of thought to explain life, in which all situations are seen to develop out of and into other situations, in a more or less foreseeable pattern. Spirit seems to dismiss the trendy thought of living in the now. The now, He tells me, developed out of the past and will strongly impact on the future.

Today’s focus is on the concept of I Ching 29 – Double Pitfall. Problems cannot be faced, dealt with, or overcome until they are recognized, identified, and studied.

Double Pitfall suggests danger; possibly preventable danger, as a result of self-defeating thinking, avoidance, or lack of wisdom or courage to face and challenge difficulties before they develop into situations beyond our control.

How can this reading possibly relate to me?

It possibly relates to every one of us.

Today’s I Ching – 13 – Association with Others

Spirit explains:

Association follows Obstruction as Spring follows Winter, and

As today follows yesterday. We are moving into the past even

While we seem to be moving into the future; one of the

Mysteries of Life. Everything that now is, had its beginning.

The so-called now is only a point on a moving time-line.

We overcome obstructions and then move on to others.

 

The message?

 

We are moving. Everyone is.

 

 

I Ching 6 – Contention

Today’s I Ching – 6 – Contention

Heaven above, Water below.

Contention follows Waiting in the order of the Hexagrams.

Spirit Explains:

For those with purpose, waiting is not an option.

When what we desire seems almost

Within our grasp, then we will

Confront and overcome, whatever

We must, and are able to,

To achieve our goal, and

With such intent, almost

All things are possible.

 

What is the message for you,

Chela, He asks me.

 

Fight the good fight

With all my might?

 

Yes.

 

 

I Ching 40 – Solution

Today’s I Ching – 40 – Solution

Thunder above, Water below

Solution follows Halting in the order

Of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

We only stop moving forward when

Someone or something

Prevents us from doing so.

However, halting is not forever

Unless we choose it to be so.

A rolling stone will stop

And settle, until some

Outside force moves it, but

Water, when it is flowing

Will not be stopped

So easily. It builds up

It’s strength to push forward

Or around whatever

Would block its way.

 

I do not ask Spirit to explain

What His reading says to me.

I don’t want to know.

Not today.

I’ve heard it all before.

 

 

 

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