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Tomorrow will come, whether or not …

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.

51 – Thunder develops from The Cauldron – 50, as today develops
from yesterday, and Thunder co-creates 52 – Mountain, as today
must come before tomorrow.

Tomorrow will come, whether or not we prepare for it.
Yesterday helped us, more or less, to prepare for today’s
experiences, and how we live today will determine, to some
extent, how well we cope with whatever tomorrow brings us.

Life is a Master Teacher, and provides us with experiences
that offer incentives to master personal skills and coping
strategies.

How we cope with whatever challenges that tomorrow brings
will depend very much on how we live today.

Wow! I’m glad that message applies to people younger than
myself.

It applies to everyone, always.

Reduction without sacrificing

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.

Intentional downsizing?

Yes. Following a path of simplicity
does not require sacrificing personal
quality of life.

A third option

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom

Hexagram 7 – The Army

The Army follows Contention and is followed by Closeness.

When enough people are discontented about whatever
social conditions exist, then they develop closeness
with each other and protest, hoping to pressure the
authorities to listen to their concerns.

When this happens, and it does, then authorities
may feel threatened; perhaps not personally, but
their vested interests in power and wealth may
seem to be at risk.

To appease the protesting masses or to suppress them?
This is a traditional either-or simplistic solution
that never really works to solve the problems that
caused the discontent.

A third option is needed?

Yes.

But, what?

A willingness by both sides to compromise and try
to understand the causes of the situation that
developed into general discontent, and to develop
ways and means to develop harmony.

This sounds more like group therapy than a personal
message.

There is no difference.

So, then, what does it say to me, today?

Are you at peace with everyone in your life?

Only on the surface.

Yes.

What does “yes” mean?

It means, in this instance, that I agree you are
in serious need of …

Mediation?

No. Meditation.

Attraction pulls as a pendulum?

Spirit’s I Ching wisdom for today: I Ching 42 – Increase.

Increase develops out of reduction. 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, 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.

There is a personal message, or question.

Yes.

Personal Ethics Direct our Traffic

Spirit’s I Ching 5 – Waiting

Spirit explains:

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.

Yesterday marries today to create tomorrow

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

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.

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