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The Road Ahead is Only in Your Mind

Spirit explains the I Ching hexagram 61 – Sincerity.

Sincerity follows Discipline in the sequential order
of events and situations experienced along the I Ching
Way to enlightenment.

When discipline and sincerity travel together within
the mind of the seeker of wisdom and truth, then
progress is certain.

What if they’re both going down the wrong road?

Then, progress is still assured.

Then, discipline and sincerity are not sufficient
to progress in the desired direction?

Yes, they are not.

What else is required?

Awareness.

Of what?

Not of what?

Where?

Yes.

Then, a map and a guide are required?

Yes.

My mind would resist.

Why?

A certain sense of personal responsibility for choices
of directions taken or forms of discipline accepted
and followed would require me to question myself and
any teacher, regardless of how much I might admire her
or him.

Yes, and that is as it should be.

Then, why do I regret not being able to completely
accept your way as my own.

My way should never be accepted as your way.

Why?

It would not be unique.

Must it be?

Yes.

Then, how can all ways merge into one and still
remain unique?

They merge into the one that is beyond uniqueness.

How can anything be beyond uniqueness?

We each are a unique aspect of Life and each are
contained within Life.

Then, what is the purpose of my struggle along
a unique way if I am already within what would be
the destination of my unique way?

A simple purpose; to develop awareness of what you are.

And then?

And then to expand your awareness.

To include what?

To include the awareness of all otherwise unique
aspects of Life.

Otherwise unique aspects?

Yes. They are only unique until you absorb their
awareness into your own.

Then your way becomes mine?

Yes.

It looks like a long road ahead.

Yes, but that’s just the bad news.

There’s good news?

Yes. The road ahead is only in your mind.

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The path seeks the seeker

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.

51 – Thunder

Two masses of cool air move swiftly toward each other,
after lightning flashes through the sky. Neither mass
of air intends harm to the other. Each is simply
serving a Law of Nature. Gaps must be filled.
Equilibrium must be restored.

How does that observation …

It is more than an observation. It is a Law of Nature.

Then, how does this law apply to following a path or
seeking a path to enlightenment?

The path also seeks the seeker. They come together.
This is a Law of Life.

Stress as exercise

Today’s I Ching – 53 – Gradual Progress, follows Mountain.

 

Spirit explains: An easy path to follow is no challenge to our

Physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual potential capacities

For growth.

 

Physical muscles require exercise in order to expand. Stress is a

Similar process to exercise, and can contribute to emotional,

Intellectual, and spiritual expansion. Of course, as with physical

Exercise, too much stress defeats its purpose.

 

A mountain can express an end-of-the-line obstruction

Or no more than a challenge to our progress.

 

Is there a personal message for me?

 

Yes. Stop complaining and keep moving forward and

Upward. Gradual progress is still progress.

 

 

Spirit’s I Ching – 37 – People in the Home

People in the Home follows Damage to Illumination.

 

Spirit explains:

 

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?

 

Not necessarily.

 

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.

 

Yes.

 

Spirit’s I Ching 62 – Small Excess

Small Excess follows Sincerity.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Walking the Middle Way through life experiences allows for

Wandering off the path, now and then.

 

There can be no middle way without some deviation from a

Non-existent narrow path. There is always a danger of

Committing ourselves to a self-imposed and rigid structure of

Conformity 

 

How can anyone be a conformist while following a self-directed way?

 

Any self-directed way is a personal illusion of what the Middle Way means.

 

Pleasure is allowed?

 

Pleasure is necessary.

 

I Ching 61 – Sincerity in the Centre

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit

 

Wind over Lake

Sincerity follows Discipline

 

Spirit explains:

 

As wind moves water, discipline moves sincerity,

Directing our chosen lifestyle.

 

If we sincerely desire and intend to follow our path

With purpose, then discipline will be a welcome

Companion.

 

I hesitate to ask who …

 

Yes.

 

Today’s I Ching – 13 – Association with Others

Association with Others follows Obstruction.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Obstructions, both within and without, are a necessary

Part of life experience..

 

Why?

 

Seemingly impossible difficulties encourage us to become

Aware that we need to co-operate, to associate with others

For mutually beneficial results. We each help ourselves by

Helping others to co-create a more harmonious future, together.

 

How can we cooperate with those who will not?

 

Then don’t.

 

But…

 

A river moves where it can. Rock blocks the river’s flow,

Obstructing its forward movement. The river cannot flow

Through the rock, but it must flow, if only upward and around.

 

The message?

 

If you were as a river, and we all are, then what is

Blocking your path and how do you plan to move

Around this obstruction?

 

The answer might be easy if Life provided only one

Obstruction at a time.

 

Life never promises easy.

 

And, no..

 

And what if I am…?

 

Yes.

 

That can never be.

 

Why?

 

I am the force that moves the river.

 

And I am the river?

 

Yes.

 

 

 

 

 

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