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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.

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The moment lasts forever

Spirit’s I Ching wisdom for today: 20 – Observing.

To observe is to witness and there is no such possibility
as being a non-participating witness.

Whatever we witness, we are a part of. We absorb the
reality of whatever situation we are witness to.

We open to it or we close up to it. We back away from
or move forward, if only in our mind.

We respond, or we react.

What if …

There are no what ifs that could excuse you from
accepting responsibility.

How could I be responsible if I’m just a witness?

You are responsible for your response.

Even if I don’t recognize the significance of
what I witness until later?

We live in the moment.

The message?

The moment lasts forever.

Now what?

Today’s I Ching is 39 – Halting.
Water over Mountain.
Halting follows Disharmony.

Spirit explains: Disharmony expresses lack of general
Consensus, disagreement, perhaps even different world
Views, different goals or needs.

Whatever; a way forward has been halted, brought to a
Stand-still. A mental road block can halt co-operation
And progress as effectively as one made of stone.

Now what?

Yes.

Today as tomorrow’s illusion of yesterday

Spirit explains I Ching 42 – Increase

 

Wind over Thunder; strong Yin over stronger Yang.

Increase follows Reduction in the Hexagrams.

 

The order of the hexagrams expresses both continuity and

Change in situations, conditions, and individuals, and in

Their relationships with, and how they each respond to and

Influence the others.

 

Reduction implies that something is less than it once was.

Increase speaks for itself. Low and high tides follow each

Other in a continuous pattern that expresses both change

And continuity.

 

As with tides, so with all relationships. There is both change

And continuity. People come into our lives and then move out,

Or are moved out. We need to learn to let them go.

 

The reality of tomorrow cannot come until we release the

Illusion of yesterday.

 

Teacher, why is yesterday an illusion while tomorrow is

A reality?

 

Tomorrow is not a reality in itself, only a potential one, in

Our mind, as a hope for another, and possibly better, today.

But, before that can happen, we must let today become

Yesterday.

 

Then today becomes tomorrow’s illusion of yesterday?

 

Yes.

 

 

 

 

 

Trusting Winter’s signs of leaving – a fool’s game

Today’s I Ching – 32 – Constancy.

Thunder over Wind – loud sound and moving air.

Constancy follows Sensing in the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:  Sensing is a form of intuition that isn’t clearly seen but, nevertheless,

Cannot be denied.

 

Signs of Spring in March. We seem to know that cold weather

Has not left us. Winter isn’t over, yet, even though mild weather

And Spring flowers delight us.

 

Where is constancy?

 

Winter is constant. It may offer signs of leaving, but these signs

May be no more than tests of our willingness to accept as true

What an inner knowing tells us is not.

 

Is there a personal message for me?

 

Yes, and for everyone else.

 

 

 

Never Downsize Personal Values

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit

 

I Ching 23 – Downsizing.

Mountain over Earth

Downsizing follows Adornment in the order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Simplicity may mean different things to different people, but

The concept of downsizing is generally understood.

 

Downsizing involves reducing whatever we have accumulated

That no longer seems to contribute to the quality of our life

As we now wish to live it.

 

Downsizing should never involve a reduction of personal values.

 

Perhaps it could involve selecting which of our collected treasures

We value more than some others.

 

Yes. What once was or may have seemed important may now

Seem less so.

 

What about people?

 

What about them?

 

May we also need to consider whom to stay close to and whom

To release?

 

Release? Are you holding on?

 

Perhaps.

 

Yes.

 

 

 

Here and Now is Where and When

Spirit’s I Ching reading for today.

The Creative (I Ching 1) is a beginning and follows nothing.

 

Yesterday’s I Ching was 55 – Abundance, but not even abundance

Is ever complete in itself.. Creativity expands, alters, or destroys

Whatever must be expanded, altered, or destroyed in order to

Create what is to be.

 

Abundance is not unlimited abundance but creativity is

Unlimited and able to expand abundance to infinity.

 

There are no limits, He tells me, to either human or

Universal creativity, for we are one with the other and

Within the other.

 

Time does run out in individuals.

 

We each are beyond individuality.

 

But, down here at a grass roots level …

 

At whatever level.

 

But, here and now …

 

Here and now is where and when.

 

 

 

 

 

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