A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
concealed within the I Ching Hexagram 35 – Advance.
Hexagram 35 is composed of two trigrams; Fire and Earth.
Fire is over Earth. Fire and Earth each possess yin energy.
Advance develops from Great Power (34) and contributes to
the emergence of Damage to Illumination (36).
We create greater power by exercising lesser power.
The power to do what?
Yes. Without purpose, even great power is vulnerable.
To inspire others with power and purpose to use their power
to reduce our own.
Hold on to the power of thought that you have as long as
it makes sense to you.
But, there are times when your ideas seem to make at least
as much sense to me as my own do. What then?
Let them work it out.
Today’s I Ching reading, for me, by Spirit. And, don’t ask me
What I did to deserve it. I don’t know.
Spirit explains: I Ching 5 – Waiting, develops from Immaturity and leads to Contention. Waiting suggests
Expectation of a future.
A future what?
Is the future a what?
Can we pretend that I didn’t ask?
It’s too late for that option.
Life moves forward and expands. It neither stops nor
undoes what has been done.
Then what or whom are we waiting for?
We are waiting for immaturity to meet contention and,
In the process, mature.
Spirit’s I Ching reading for today – 44 – Meeting.
Meeting develops from Removal (43) and leads to Gathering (45).
We cannot move into tomorrow without first leaving today
Behind us. We remove ourselves from the past and look
Forward to gathering new experiences and, perhaps, meeting
Life requires faith. We cannot reach out while we are
Holding on to what?
Letting go is easier said than done.
Yes, or it would not require faith.
Faith in what?
Not what, but whom.
Then, faith in whom?
Faith in yourself.
Spirit shares His understanding of the wisdom contained within Hexagram 11 – Tranquility.
“Earth is over Heaven Solid yin over solid yang. Every line has a complement, but lines two and five are in reverse situations. Yin is on a yang line and yang is on a yin line. Tranquility follows Treading (10) in the order of the hexagrams, and leads to Obstruction (12).
There is order in our lives, individual and collective. Treading expresses walking our individual path through life, our way; our chosen way. No other can do it for us. No other can live our life but us.”
“Where does Tranquility come in?”
“Tranquility is a state of mind.”
“How can we move forward, or even backward, in a state of tranquility? We would surely be vulnerable to control by someone or something less tranquil.”
“What does that mean?”
“What do you think it might mean?”
“That vulnerability is a risk that we necessarily must choose to take if we intend to achieve tranquility?”
Today’s I Ching – 57 – Wind.
Wind above, Wind below. Wind follows Travel in the order of the Hexagrams.
Spirit explains: Even with change, there is order. What was comes before what is.
Wind travels and adapts to conditions and situation as it moves forward. But, it keeps moving forward.
I suspect he is urging me not to stop, but not to stop what?
Spirit; Not to stop becoming what you and everyone else is destined to become,, aware of Life as a oneness adventure, or, if you like, an adventure into oneness.