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Rainbows are for Dreamers

A spirit teacher shares His understanding
of timeless wisdom contained within
I Ching 12 – Obstruction.

The trigram Heaven (complete yang) is above
Earth (complete yin), providing each line
with a complement; perfect harmony.

The I Ching path through life experiences
moves from Tranquility (11) to Obstruction
and then to Association with Others (13)

Yesterday becomes today, and then tomorrow.
Past becomes present and then future.

Or, does the future become the present and
then the past?

Yes.

Looking forward we could liken that thought
to planning, creating, and then enjoying.

You seem to envision enjoyment.

The other end of the rainbow.

Rainbows are for dreamers.

Perhaps we’re all dreamers.

Yes, but not all dreamers with a vision
also possess intention, purpose, and a goal.

Difficulty Now or Disaster Later

Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching hexagram 3 – Difficulty.

Difficulty follows The Receptive (2) in the order of the
hexagrams and merges with Immaturity (4).

Water is over Thunder. Both are active yang energies.
Together, in this situation, they act as a thunder storm
where water pours and thunder roars.

It would be a difficulty for anyone outdoors in such
weather.

Yes, unless they are prepared.

How can we prepare for difficulties before we are aware …

Awareness is a prerequisite to preparedness.

But, a thunderstorm is only one of possibly
countless difficult situations we may have to
suddenly face. We surely can’t be aware of
them all before they appear.

Where do they appear from?

Sometimes, they seem to come from nowhere.

Nothing comes from nowhere.

That sounds like the words of a song,
“Nothing comes from nothing…”

Words of truth.

So, difficuties all come from somewhere?

Not somewhere, alone.

Then, from previously existing situations?

Yes.

Then, how to respond?

To what?

Difficulties.

Preparation.

How to prepare for unexpected situations?

Why are they unexpected?

How can they be expected?

Awareness.

Awareness of what?

Awareness of the present situation and how
it developed, and the path it has taken
to where it now is.

And visualize that same path moving forward
toward the horizon?

Yes.

That sounds like work.

A little difficulty now may prevent disaster
later, or at least prepare for it.

Is there an easier option?

No, at least not for you.

Today could not exist without yesterday

I Ching 18 – Degeneration, follows Following in the order of life
Experiences represented by the hexagrams.

Spirit explains: Degeneration suggests loss of quality or value,
Whether due to neglect, obsolescence, change in fashion, or
Whatever. Society seems almost eager to discard what is not
Shiny and new.

Following expresses faithfulness to traditional lifestyles. This
Preservation of past traditions can create difficulties in
Adjusting to change.

How do we blend progress and tradition? Or, must we choose?

There can be no future without a past. When a branch becomes
Disconnected from its tree then it must be rooted or grafted
Onto another tree that has its roots firmly planted in the
Earth.

To completely disconnect from our past, if it was possible,
Would endanger our future. The past is the foundation of the
Present and the present is the foundation of the future.
Today could not exist without yesterday. It’s as simple as That.

Be grateful for blessings received

A Spirit teacher explains I Ching 26 – Great Accumulation.

Mountain over Heaven. Great Accumulation follows No Error.

This hexagram expresses a mountain of blessings received,
not unconditionally, but as a result of steady effort to build on a firm foundation, as suggested by No Error.

Nothing happens of itself. All situations, event, actions, thoughts or emotions develop out of earlier effects, which then caused, or contributed to the present and will extend their influence into the future.

No Error refers to a conscious effort to return to following a plan, a trusted way to success.

Is there a personal message? If so, please explain.

You have learned much by listening to me. Yes?

Yes.

There is always danger to humility not to be aware that there is much more to learn.

And to be grateful for blessings received?

Yes.

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