Many Ways Become One
Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 13 – Association.
Heaven is above and Fire is below. Heaven represents
powerful yang. Fire is yin, but by no means weak.
Association follows Obstruction (12) in the order of
the hexagrams that unfold the stories of our life, both
individually and collectively.
Fire has power to consume, but Heaven, representing
cosmic energy, or cosmic consciousness, has the power,
and uses it wisely, to subsume all inferior powers
And, all other powers are inferior?
I sense that you have chosen number 13 knowing that it
also represents the Death card in Tarot.
Yes, and yet the so-called Death card in Tarot
Death to an old way of thinking?
Death to an old way of being, or, rather, death to
a non-way of being.
How can there be such a thing?
Not a thing; a way.
As in going down the wrong road?
Yes, but there are detour signs all along the way.
How does this relate to me, personally, when I try
to understand Your way.
Not my way, alone.
The only way.
How can there be many ways and also an only way?
Not possible, and yet necessarily so.
All ways are subsumed within the only way.
Then, why would detour signs be necessary?
They allow for different ways to merge
with others, along the way.
So, saying that all roads lead to wherever does
not necessarily mean they remain separate,
all the way?