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The Army Enforces Law and Order

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.”

“Or submission?”

“Submission doesn’t work.”

“And the army does?”

“Temporarily, yes.”

“Why temporarily?”

“The army enforces law and order, but has allegiance to both sides.”

“But, what is resolved?”

“The army isn’t designed to resolve anything.”

“Who, then?”


“Are we going in circles?”


“What, then?”



I Ching – 18 – Degeneration

Today’s I Ching – 18 – Degeneration.

Mountain above.

Wind below.

Degeneration follows Following.


Spirit explains:


Following suggests allowing others to lead you

Where they are going, or where they want

You to go, for whatever reason.

Teachers and leaders are necessary role models

And guides, and, if they have a vision and a purpose

You share, then to follow them is to join them on

A mutual quest. or a mutual purpose.


However, we must always think for ourselves,

No matter how confident and competent our

Teachers and leaders may be. If we follow

Without fully considering where we are being

Led, then we risk self-destruction of our own

confidence and competence. Our capacity

to become a teacher or leader will degenerate.


The message?


Listen to Me, but accept full responsibility for

Doing so, and never stop questioning Me or


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