A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
contained within the I Ching Hexagram 34 – Great Power.
The yang trigram Thunder is above Heaven, also yang.
Only the top two yin lines provide instability and flexibility.
Great Power follows Withdrawal (33) and leads to Advance (35).
How can any power, let alone great power, come out of
withdrawing from whatever?
Withdrawal is not necessarily acceptance of defeat. There are
times when it’s wise to step back. This can provide us with
a greater perspective and a clearer vision on how to move
A battle is only a battle if we see it as such. For some it is
no more than a challenge to our commitment to move
There is nothing personal in struggles, conflicts, or obstacles
in our path unless we believe there is.
A personal message?
Yes. What’s your greatest challenge?
Resistance is not necessarily rejection.
Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit.
Reduction follows Solution.
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.
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.
Today’s I Ching – 44 – Meeting
Heaven above. Wind below.
Meeting follows Removal.
Removal expresses separation from, perhaps not willingly.
To stay or to go, when we know we must go. However,
Wherever we go, we bring our experiences of our past
With us, through among other things, lessons learned,
Meeting suggests a new beginning. There will always be
Situations and challenges that must be faced, sooner or
Later. These will serve to develop our self-confidence and
Expand our awareness of Life.
Is there a personal meaning for me?
Today’s I Ching – 64 – Unsettled
Fire above, Water below.
Unsettled follows Settled in the order of the Hexagrams.
Settled suggests an end of struggle.
A goal has been reached.
However, when one day ends,
Another begins. Hexagram 64
completes a series of events
And situations. Challenges
Have been faced and dealt with,
More or less. Now we are restless
To move on.
I interrupt. What about time out?
Spirit sighs at my simplicity.
There is no time out.
Today’s I Ching – 13 – Association with Others. Heaven above, Fire below. Association with Others follows Obstruction in the order of the Hexagrams.
Spirit explains: Even islands must associate with the water surrounding them. Obstructions challenge us, or invite us, to create solutions. Life requires us to associate with people, places and situations.
I hesitate, but I ask Spirit what His reading means to me.
Do you always enjoy associating with others?
Some can challenge my patience.
Yes, a service that friends usually choose not to offer.