Spirit shares His understanding of timeless wisdom expressed
within the I Ching Hexagram 19 – Supervision.
Supervision follows Deterioration (18) in the sequential order
of life experiences represented by the sixty-four I Ching hexagrams. Supervision then becomes the foundation of Observing (20).
The need to consciously supervise the renovation or rebuilding
of whatever has been allowed to fall into an unhealthy condition
refers not only to structures of wood and stone, but also to
physical, mental, and spiritual disease processes, as well as to
personal, social, and political relationships.
Someone or some force must supervise the development of a new
phase in the life of whatever or whoever has deteriorated.
Situations do not improve on their own. This is a Law of Life.
Everything and everyone needs help to recover from whatever?
But, does supervision necessarily involve control over the
recovery or rebuilding of whatever?
If necessary, yes.
That sounds personal.
It is, as is life.
What does that mean?
What do you think it means?
I’m afraid to guess.
Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.
51 – Thunder
Two masses of cool air move swiftly toward each other,
after lightning flashes through the sky. Neither mass
of air intends harm to the other. Each is simply
serving a Law of Nature. Gaps must be filled.
Equilibrium must be restored.
How does that observation …
It is more than an observation. It is a Law of Nature.
Then, how does this law apply to following a path or
seeking a path to enlightenment?
The path also seeks the seeker. They come together.
This is a Law of Life.
Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom of I Ching. Today’s lesson relates to the lived situation expressd by Hexagram 36 – Damage to Illumination.. Earth is over Fire; yin over yang. Damage to Illumination follows Advance (35), and leads to People in the Home (37).
“The Universal Law of Change is connected to but separate from other Universal Laws such as Karma.We have no power to prevent change for we are part of all that Is changing. We co-create, with all life, not what changes but how it and we change.
“Damage to Illumination expresses this Universal reality. We can pretend not to see or accept even what we cannot honestly deny.”
“Why would we pretend not to see?”
“Perhaps for fear of being required to accept responsibility for an undeniable truth.”
“That we each are part of what is, and we play a role in how it will develop. Did we Advance (35) too quickly, or too slowly, to see how it would affect our Family (37)?
“How can we ever know?”
“Isn’t there an easier way?”
Today’s I Ching – 7 – The Army follows Contention (6) in the order of the hexagrams, and leads to Closeness (8). Earth is over Water; yin over yin. Only lines two and five complement each other, and even then with yin on a yang line and yang on a yin line.
Spirit explains: “Political contention can be expressed as protest demonstrations . When and if leaders abuse their positions of trust and ignore the will of their people, then protest results.”
“Submission doesn’t work.”
“And the army does?”
“The army enforces law and order, but has allegiance to both sides.”
“But, what is resolved?”
“The army isn’t designed to resolve anything.”
“Are we going in circles?”