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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.

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Today’s I Ching – 41 – Reduction

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit.

Reduction follows Solution.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Solution expresses an ending of struggle. There is a way out.

A light turns on. A puzzle has been solved. Finding a solution

reduces built-up stress, at least temporarily.

 

Why only temporarily?

 

Struggle is necessary for growth and strengthens self-confidence.

 

How?

 

We learn through experience that we can find a solution to

Whatever challenges Life presents us with.

 

Is it a game?

 

Yes, and the game is a gift of Life.

 

 

 

 

I Ching – 40 – Solution

Today’s I Ching – 40 – Solution

Thunder over Water

 

Solution follows Halting.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Halting suggests not moving, as a sailboat

On a lake, without a breeze.

Thunder stirs the air.

 

We need to make a noise?

 

Sometimes that’s the best solution.

Ask a child.

 

I Ching 41 – Reduction

Today’s I Ching – 41 – Reduction

Mountain above. Lake below.

Reduction follows Solution.

 

Spirit explains:

Solution suggests successful resolution of a challenge.

Reduction is less, and less of anything requires

That there be more of something else.

 

Less stress and more rest?

 

No.

 

Then what?

 

Less creation of stress allows for more focus on

Our way of life.

 

I Ching 41 – Reduction

Today’s I Ching – 41 – Reduction

Mountain above. Lake below.

Reduction follows Solution.

 

Spirit explains:

Solution suggests success in solving problems or

A particular problem. Reduction expresses the

Potential or real cost, perhaps to others.

 

The Mountain is above the lake it has

Risen out of, perhaps forgetting that

It owes its life to what is now

Beneath it. Mountains have been

Known to sink back into the water

They pulled themselves out of.

 

The message?

 

Prosperity at the expense of others

Or of the environment,

May not last.

 

You and I?

 

Not you and I.

I Ching 40 – Solution

Today’s I Ching – 40 – Solution

Thunder above, Water below

Solution follows Halting in the order

Of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

We only stop moving forward when

Someone or something

Prevents us from doing so.

However, halting is not forever

Unless we choose it to be so.

A rolling stone will stop

And settle, until some

Outside force moves it, but

Water, when it is flowing

Will not be stopped

So easily. It builds up

It’s strength to push forward

Or around whatever

Would block its way.

 

I do not ask Spirit to explain

What His reading says to me.

I don’t want to know.

Not today.

I’ve heard it all before.

 

 

 

I Ching 41 – Reduce

Today’s I Ching – 41 – Reduce

Mountain above, Lake below

Reduce follows Solution in the order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains: Solution is a peak experience.

Then we sink into a mood of

Self-satisfaction, forgetting,

At least for the moment,

Awareness of the Law of Change.

Nothing lasts. Solutions

To one problem are

Necessarily followed by

New challenges, designed to

Test our capacities and

Prepare us for…

 

I interrupt, sensing His message for me,

No time out?

Not yet.

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