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Attraction pulls as a pendulum

Spirit shares His understanding of I Ching wisdom expressed by Hexagram 42 – Increase. Wind is over Thunder; yang over  yin. Every line has its ideal complement.

“Increase develops out of Reduction (41). and moves toward Removal (43) The pendulum reaches its extreme in either direction of expansion and then turns, as a railway or bus line between two limits of its route. Whenever we reduce our position relative to whatever, or whomever, we, at the same time, increase it to another. The Law of Attraction works according to this principle.”

“How did the Law of Attraction …?”

“How does the Law of Attraction enter into the concept of increase?”

“Yes.”

“Whatever we attract moves our relationship from the opposite position.”

“What if we attract each other?”

“Then we have moved away from a position of being less attracted to each other.”

“Is there a personal message, or question?”

“Yes.”

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Personal Ethics Direct our Traffic

Spirit shares His understanding of the life situation expressed in Hexagram  5 – Waiting.  Water is over Heaven; yin over yang. Waiting follows Immaturity (4) and leads to Contention (6).

“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.”

“Why?”

“Personal ethics always direct our traffic.”

“How?”

“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.”

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Yesterday Marries Today to Create Tomorrow

Spirit teaches I Ching – Yesterday Marries Today to Create Tomorrow

Spirit’ shares His understanding of Hexagram 54 – Marrying a Young Woman.

“Marrying a Young Woman follows Gradual Progress (53) and leads to Abundance (55). Thunder is over Lake; yin over yang. The fifth line of leadership is a yang line, and yet, in this instance it is occupied by yin. Line two is a complementary yin line of support of line five, and yet it is occupied by yang.”

“Perhaps, the reversal of traditional roles of  yin and yang as expressed in lines two and five may have been a premonition of a future shake-up of traditional roles?”

“Yes. The traditional reading of the 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.”

“Is there a personal message for me?”

“Yes.”

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Unconditional love expresses care

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
relationship.

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.

We Find Our Own Level.

Spirit shares His understanding of I Ching wisdom as it relates to the life situation expressed in Hexagram 48 – The Well.

Water is over Wind; yin is over yang. The Well follows Exhaustion (47) in the continuous cycle of life experiences and leads to  Revolution (49).

Spirit explains:  The water level in a well is as the water level in the surrounding land. They rise and fall together, according to laws of Nature, which are Universal Laws.

Exhaustion suggests depletion; a need for recovery of energy, or whatever.  Neither water level nor exhaustion is a necessarily permanent condition.

The message?

You didn’t ask if the message was a personal one.

It usually is, even when it isn’t.

Yes.

…………

Sincere humility expresses respect

Today’s I Ching – 16 – Delight, follows Humility.

 

Thunder over Earth. One Yang controls five Yin, or do

Five Yin compete to please one Yang?

 

Spirit explains: Humility expresses acceptance of being

Less than someone or something, or pretending to feel so.

 

Why would anyone pretend?

 

It might serve you well to pretend, until you are able to accept

The reality of the relationship in question. Then, He might

Choose to continue to teach you.

 

Is the message a personal one?

 

Yes.

 

 

Stress as Exercise

Spirit shares His understanding of Hexagram 53 – Gradual Progress,.

“Gradual Progress follows Mountain (52) in the continuous progression of the hexagrams, and leads to Marrying a Young Woman (54). Wind is over Mountain; yang is over yin, and lines  two and five are in perfect harmony with each other. Yang is on the fifth line of leadership and yin is on the second line, in a centered and balanced support position.

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. Emotional and/or mental 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 kind of 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.”

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Community is a Valuable Resource

Spirit shares His understanding of Hexagram 14 – Great Possession

“Great Possession follows Association (13)  in the order of the hexagrams, and in the order of our lived experiences, and leads to Humility (5). Fire is over Heaven; yang over yang. The only yin line in this hexagram is on the fifth line of leadership; in a very weak position among five yang.

Community is a valuable resource if the people we choose to associate with express values similar to our own. Even within such a community, there is always a danger when anyone possesses something of great value There are always some others who would, if they could, and they sometimes do, when opportunities seem to allow, pretend friendship with those with great possessions, with  intent to exploit that association for their own benefit, alone.”

“What great possessions are we talking about?”

“We?”

“Then, what great possessions are you talking about?”.

“Great possessions are potential or realized resources and may include one, some, or all of material, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual energies.”

“If this is a personal reading…”

“And it is.”

“Then, what great possession do I have that could or would attract false friends?”

“Yes.+

“I don’t seem to have anything that most everyone else doesn’t have.”

“You have a relationship with me.”

“How could that be taken from me?”

“You could, perhaps, be persuaded that I don’t exist.”

“Is that possible?”

“What?”

“That I could be persuaded that you don’t exist?”

“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.

 

 

 

Spirit’s I Ching 8 – Closeness

Closeness follows The Army

 

Spirit explains:

 

Closeness expresses personal attachment, whether the person

We feel close to is near or far away.

 

The Army describes a large group of individual soldiers who

May or may not feel close to each other but are trained to

Work closely with each other, under the direction of a leader.

 

The message?

 

What is our relationship?

 

To whom?

 

To each other.

 

I feel personally attracted to you as my teacher and mentor of choice.

 

Whose choice?

 

We each must choose.

 

Yes.

 

 

 

 

 

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