Spirit shares I Ching wisdom
41 – Reduction – Mountain over Lake
How is that possible?
Mountains rise up out of water or earth.
They do things like that.
Also, mountains are by nature, above
their surroundings, except for
mountains higher than themselves.
Reduction is the process of making
something less. It takes a superior
person to reduce whatever is under
her or his control.
Yes. Following a path of simplicity
does not require sacrificing personal
quality of life.
Spirit’s I Ching 5 – Waiting
Waiting requires patience and firm resolve if one is choosing to wait for a more opportune moment before acting with intent.
To set sail at high tide is to let the water move away from port with you – to go with the flow, if it is going your way.
That sounds ideal, if timing allows us the privilege to wait. And, also, there are some who seem to wait until someone or something makes decisions for them.
That can never be the case.
Personal ethics always direct our traffic.
We are always personally responsible for the consequences of whatever we choose, and letting others choose for us is still choosing.
Is there no easy way out?
There is no way out.
Spirit’s I Ching message for today;
The traditional reading of the I Ching Hexagram 54 – Marrying a Young Woman seems to place a woman in a position of servitude to an older man. In the context of social and cultural relationships this attitude is changing.
In a deeper sense of yin and yang, from a spiritual and enlightenment perspective, yang dominance, in this instance, refers to a necessarily voluntary yin-type submission of the seeker to the mystical essence of timeless truths, and to personally chosen, dedicated teachers of those truths.
Through the marriage of present insights and levels of understanding with perennial wisdom, the future of enlightenment is co-created.
All that is, was, or will be can only be created from a blend of new and old; what is and what was, together become what will be.
NOTE: I PERSONALLY HAVE ALWAYS, IT SEEMS, HAD A PROBLEM WITH THIS HEXAGRAM. IT SEEMED TO PORTRAY SUCH AN OFFENSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD WOMEN. WHY DID SPIRIT NOT HELP ME TO SEE A DEEPER MEANING BEFORE NOW? PERHAPS I WAS NOT YET READY TO STEP BACK OR LOOK DEEPER THAN MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES DURING THIS LIFETIME. I THANK SPIRIT FOR MY MORE EXPANDED UNDERSTANDING. JEAN
A Spirit Teacher explains I Ching 9 – Small Development.
Small Development follows Closeness in the order of life experiences represented by the sixty-four hexagrams. The
exact number of personal life experiences necessarily varies
from individual to individual, but the reality that each
experience develops out of a previous one, does not.
Closeness expresses a sense of community with people, places,
or things; a feeling of attachment, connectedness, and
Small Development suggests gradual and steady progress. Each
stage or step in our development of integrity, skill,
knowledge, or awareness builds on the step or stage we have
moved forward from.
Closeness, as an awareness of oneness with others, reminds
us that we are not alone. Both seen and unseen energies
share our progress and care for us with unconditional love.