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Awareness of Potential Danger

A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching hexagram 41 – Reduction.

Reduction emerges from Solution (40) and develops into
Increase (42).

Mountain is above Lake. Mountain is Yang and Lake is Yin.

Mountains have height while lakes have depth, and yet
we measure deep and high from our own unique perspectives.
That’s curious.

Why?

One mile or kilometer up or down is still the same distance.

It can make all the difference if you applied the same
measure to progress along the way; any way.

Our life as a way?

Yes, a chosen, more or less, way to live. And as mountains
and lakes, the ground beneath is rarely even. It dips and
climbs in irregular intervals and to irregular degrees.

But, in a boat on top of the lake?

I think you know from personal experience how an ocean
surface can become dangerously unpredictable.

Yes, terrifying so.

So it is with mountains. There is always a risk of uncertainty.
Landslides, mudslides, rock slides, and avalanches, to name
a few possible dangers that may present themselves with little
or no warning.

You’re going to relate all of this talk to Reduction. How?

Knowing possible risks and still choosing to follow a path,
any path through life, is only foolish if you do not first
prepare for whatever you might have to face along the way.

How can I know?

What?

How to possibly prepare for what hasn’t yet happened?

Awareness.

Of what?

Awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses, based on …

study and experience?

Yes, and that awareness will reduce the potential danger
along the Way of Life..

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Awareness reduces danger

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.

41 – Reduction – Mountain over Lake.

Mountains have height while lakes have depth, and yet
we measure deep and high from our own unique perspective.
That’s curious.

Why?

One mile or kilometre up or down is still the same distance.

It can make all the difference, if you applied the same
measure to progress along the way, any way.

Our life as a way?

Yes, a chosen, more or less, way to live. And, as mountains
and lakes, the ground beneath is rarely even. It dips and
climbs in irregular intervals and to irregular degrees.

But, in a boat on top of the lake?

I think you know from personal experience how an ocean
surface can become dangerously unpredictable.

Yes, terrifyingly so.

So it is with mountains. There is always a risk of uncertainty.
Landslides, mudslides rock slides, and avalanches, to name
a few possible dangers that may present themselves with little
or no warning.

You’re going to relate all this talk to Reduction. How?

Knowing possible risks and still choosing to follow a path,
any path through life, is only foolish if you do not first
prepare for whatever you might have to face along the way.

How can I know?

What?

How to possibly prepare for what has not yet happened?

Awareness.

Of what?

Awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses, based on …

Study and experience?

Yes, and that awareness will reduce the potential dangers
along the way of life.

I Ching 12 – Obstruction

Today’s I Ching – 12 – Obstruction

Heaven above. Earth below.

Obstruction follows Tranquility.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Tranquility  suggests calm seas and a gentle breeze.

Whatever obstruction was in the past in not now.

Storms have blown themselves out or away.

 

This is a time of peace and yet  we know that other storms

Will surely come. They are part of what Life is, experience,

And serve to teach us strengths, and inform us of

Our weaknesses.

 

Hang in there?

 

Yes.

 

 

I Ching – 63 – Settled

Today’s I Ching – 63 – Settled.

Water above, Fire below.

Settled follows Small Excess

 

Spirit explains:

When water and fire interact with each other, what happens?

 

It depends.

 

On what?

 

On the relative strengths of each element.

 

Yes.

 

The message?

 

Without awareness of how they could each serve the other, they can

Destroy each other and in the process, themselves.

 

Am I being lectured?

 

Yes.

I Ching 2 – The Receptive

Today’s I Ching – 2 – The Receptive

Earth above, Earth below.

The Receptive follows The Creative

 

Spirit explains:

 

The Creative represents the central power and

Energy of the Universe, a living and creating

Intelligence.

 

The Receptive serves this Power and is the

Medium through which The Creative

Expresses Itself.

 

I have a problem with the traditional

Interpretation of this concept.

 

It is much more than a concept. It describes

Reality.

 

Perhaps, but if it does…

 

And it does.

 

Then why does it do so in a form that

Alienates women.

 

Perhaps women alienate themselves.

 

That’s a male ego’s defence of inequality.

 

There is no equality. I thought you had learned that.

 

My understanding of inequality does not

Support women being considered less than men.

What does it support?

 

We each serve different roles.

 

What roles?

 

Not necessarily clearly defined roles.

 

What not necessarily clearly defined roles?

 

Supportive roles, each blending strengths

And weaknesses.

 

What strengths and what weaknesses?

 

I don’t know, exactly.

 

And I do.

 

 

 

 

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