Today’s I Ching – 12 – Obstruction
Heaven above. Earth below.
Obstruction follows Tranquility.
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
Hang in there?
Today’s I Ching – 18 – Degeneration
Mountain above. Wind below.
Degeneration follows Following.
Degeneration suggests decay. In the relationship
Between those who follow and those who lead,
Morale is low, as when one loses faith in her
What can be done if it is as it is?
She could pretend it was otherwise.
You would know.
Today’s I Ching – 20 – Observing
Wind above. Earth below.
Observing follows Overseeing.
Observing is paying attention to what is happening –
Being aware. Overseeing is assuming a position of
Supervision, with or without paying close attention to
Whatever or whomever one has been entrusted to
Both observe and oversee suggest separation from
What or whom is observed or overseen.
Are you directing me?
I am sharing my way until it becomes our way, and
It will, for, in essence, it always was.
Today’ I Ching – 50 – The Cauldron
Fire above. Wind below.
The Cauldron follows Revolution.
Whatever is heated is usually made more pliable
Than it was before being heated. Revolutions
Change the civic and political structures of
Society that may not of themselves change.
What can this reading mean in my spiritual journey?
Conditioned thinking does not change on its own.
Today’s I Ching – 30 – Clinging
Fire above. Fire below.
Clinging follows Double Pitfall.
Double Pitfall expresses extreme danger. Be aware, but,
Have faith in yourself, if in no other. And, in essence,
Each of us contains and is contained within all others.
Clinging is double fire, as is the passion of faith and purpose.
Does the message suggest confrontation?
Yes and no.
Confrontation can only be possible if we see it.
Close my eyes?
No. Open them.
Today’s I Ching – 41 – Reduction
Mountain above. Lake below.
Reduction follows Solution.
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?
Less creation of stress allows for more focus on
Our way of life.
Today’s I Ching – 57 – Wind
Wind above, Wind below.
Wind follows Travel.
Wind travels and so do we. The difference can be,
But not necessarily is, that outside forces
Always determine when and where
The wind travels, and how quickly.
What about it?
Does it exist?
Today’s I Ching – 23 – Stripping away
Stripping Away follows Adornment
Words of love can be sincere or as a glossy book cover that
May or may not describe the inner story.
But, I protest, an appealing cover or title may attract my
What would attract you more, the title or the cover?
Both together, more or less – design and words that
Express each other.
So it is with our way of life.
Our lifestyle habits express our inner life well,
Or they do not. It’s as simple as that.
Today’s I Ching – 9 – Small Development
Small Development follows Closeness.
Closeness suggests shared feelings, ideas, or goals, and
Something must develop when our personal energies
Blend with those of others or, even with those of one other.
Small developments are the seeds of greater developments,
If they are nourished and protected.
How to protect them, and from what?
With care, respect, dedication, and trust.
Trust in what?
And the what?
The unknown, which does not exist.
Today’s I Ching – 16 – Delight
Delight follows Humility.
Even if we possess much we can still feel humble.
To take delight in what we are blessed with and
Still feel humble expresses contentment.
Possessions of themselves cannot bring pleasure
Unless we possess what we value.
What do you value?