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Progress Requires Organization and Supervision

A spirit teacher shares His understanding of
the wisdom represented by I Ching 19 – Overseeing.

Supervision of work in progress is necessary
if the work is to proceed in an organized way,
way, according to a pre-determined outline and
desired outcome.

It sounds like organizational behaviour.

Progress requires organization of time, effort,
and supplies.

What about people?

What about them?

Do they also need to be organized?

By whom?

By whomever is supervising their time and work.

Can they not supervise themselves?

For personal projects, yes. But, if they are
participating in work that requires group effort,
then how would this be possible?

It not only is possible, it is the only way
toward a successful outcome.

But, we each might have a different opinion
on how to proceed and even whether or not
to continue whatever project is in question.

Why is it in question?

Perhaps we each have different opinions.

Why?

Are you suggesting that if individual members
of a group are not in general agreement of
how or why, then these individuals are in
the wrong group?

For whom?

For whoever is in serious disagreement with
their supervisor or leader.

Yes.

Are we getting personal?

Does the shoe fit?

More or less.

Yes.

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Water and Air as Yin and Yang

Spirit shares His understanding of I Ching 52 –
Mountain.

Mountain above and mountain below. Now, that’s
a mountain.

Mountain follows Thunder (51) and is followed by
Gradual Progress (53).

Spirit explains: Thunder is caused by the force
of air, as is wind. Air is not without life. Air
is the breath of life, at least human, plant and
animal life, here on Earth. Without clean air we
cannot live as we would with it.

Where does Mountain fit into the picture?

What picture?

Of clean air.

Air is the background.

What about Gradual Progress? How does it follow
Mountain?

Mountains are not easily moved and so can reflect
rigid attitudes toward protecting our environment,
clean air and water for future generations of air
breathing and water drinking life forms.

A lecture in conservation?

Yes.

Note: After the lesson was over, for it seemed to be as
a lesson, Spirit sent a vision into my mind of water and
air as yin and yang, each flowing into and out of the
other in an elusive flow, as one and yet not one.

Neither can exist without the other, was the message
Spirit seemed to be sending to me. There is water in
air and air in water. Only degrees of difference
exist and even then, only in passing fluctuations
of harmony.

Something to think about.

Awareness of Reality is Progress

Spirit reads I Ching 53 – Gradual Progress.

Gradual Progress develops from Mountain (52) and moves
Toward Marrying (54).

Spirit explains: Mountains can seem to be as barriers,
Challenges, or just part of the environment. They can be as
Beauty, in the eye of the beholder, and a pleasure to climb,
Or seen as an obstruction, to ignore, if possible.

How we see anything or anyone determines, or at east
Influences, to some extent, our relationship with or with them.

Awareness of this reality is progress along the way of
Enlightenment.

Where does Marrying fit into this picture?

We commit ourselves to Life, or we do not. It’s as
Simple as that.

If that is simple.

Yes.

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 explains I Ching 42 – Gradual Progress

Gradual Progress follows Mountain

 

Spirit explains:

 

Why do people climb mountains? Because they’re there.

Anything that blocks our way can be considered as a challenge

Or as inspiration to discover whatever might be beyond

A seemingly suggested limit.

 

Something is often blocking our way; our way to wherever, or

Whatever we might be if we refused to be stopped by

Challenges to our progress; physical, intellectual, emotional,

Or spiritual.

 

We each have a calling; a voice within us, within every cell of

Our being, that calls us to move or not to move, and when.

 

We have been socially conditioned to listen to outer voices.

Perhaps the time has come to listen to our own, inner one.

 

Could you be my inner voice?

 

Yes.

 

Are you?

 

No.

 

I Ching 46 – Rising

Today’s I Ching – 47 – Rising

 

Earth above

Wind/Wood below

Rising follows Gathering

 

Spirit explains:

 

Rising expresses upward progress.

 

We’re on the way?

 

Where?

 

Somewhere.

 

We’re always on the way to somewhere.

 

And from somewhere?

 

Not necessarily.

 

How is it possible to be going somewhere without leaving somewhere?

 

When we travel inward, where are we coming from?

 

Outward.

 

Whose outward?

 

My own.

 

And whose inward whatever?

 

My own.

 

Yes.

 

 

I Ching 36 – Damage to Illumination

Today’s I Ching – 36 – Damage to Illumination

Earth above, Fire below.

Damage follows Advance in the Order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

Advance expresses progress. Fire is above the earth and can move freely.

This is not the case with Damage to Illumination, where Fire is below the earth, with it’s light and heat constrained, contained. This can appear to damage our sense of freedom.

 

What now?

 

To everything there is a season – the ancient wise people knew this truth.

Accept what is but prepare to move forward when opportunity permits.

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