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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.

 

 

 

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I Ching 23 – Stripping Away

Today’s I Ching – 23 – Stripping Away

 

Mountain above. Earth below.

Stripping Away follows Adornment.

 

Spirit Explains:

 

Adornment suggests excess of what is functionally necessary.

Stripping away reduces some of this excess.

 

It is time, He tells me, for a new beginning; to live a more

Simple and uncluttered lifestyle. The way we live should

Express both our inner and outer values, in harmony with

Each other.

 

How is that possible, without the material means to express

Oneself as one would?

 

Then we do what we can with what we have. And, He suggests,

There are always areas of excess in our lives.

 

Such as?

 

Excess of inactivity could be reduced with exercise.

 

I give up.

 

Yes.

 

 

 

 

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