A spirit teacher shares His understanding of
the wisdom represented by I Ching 19 – Overseeing.
Supervision of work in progress is necessary
if the work is to proceed in an organized way,
way, according to a pre-determined outline and
It sounds like organizational behaviour.
Progress requires organization of time, effort,
What about people?
What about them?
Do they also need to be organized?
By whomever is supervising their time and work.
Can they not supervise themselves?
For personal projects, yes. But, if they are
participating in work that requires group effort,
then how would this be possible?
It not only is possible, it is the only way
toward a successful outcome.
But, we each might have a different opinion
on how to proceed and even whether or not
to continue whatever project is in question.
Why is it in question?
Perhaps we each have different opinions.
Are you suggesting that if individual members
of a group are not in general agreement of
how or why, then these individuals are in
the wrong group?
For whoever is in serious disagreement with
their supervisor or leader.
Are we getting personal?
Does the shoe fit?
More or less.
Spirit reads I Ching 53 – Gradual Progress.
Gradual Progress develops from Mountain (52) and moves
Toward Marrying (54).
Spirit explains: Mountains can seem to be as barriers,
Challenges, or just part of the environment. They can be as
Beauty, in the eye of the beholder, and a pleasure to climb,
Or seen as an obstruction, to ignore, if possible.
How we see anything or anyone determines, or at east
Influences, to some extent, our relationship with or with them.
Awareness of this reality is progress along the way of
Where does Marrying fit into this picture?
We commit ourselves to Life, or we do not. It’s as
Simple as that.
If that is simple.
Spirit shares His understanding of Hexagram 53 – Gradual Progress,.
“Gradual Progress follows Mountain (52) in the continuous progression of the hexagrams, and leads to Marrying a Young Woman (54). Wind is over Mountain; yang is over yin, and lines two and five are in perfect harmony with each other. Yang is on the fifth line of leadership and yin is on the second line, in a centered and balanced support position.
An easy path to follow is no challenge to our physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual potential capacities for growth. Physical muscles require exercise in order to expand. Emotional and/or mental stress is a similar process to exercise, and can contribute to emotional, intellectual, and spiritual expansion. Of course, as with physical exercise, too much stress defeats its purpose. A mountain can express an end-of-the-line kind of obstruction, or no more than a challenge to our progress.”
“Is there a personal message for me?”
“Yes. Stop complaining, and keep moving forward and upward. Gradual progress is still progress.”
Today’s I Ching – 47 – Rising
Rising follows Gathering
Rising expresses upward progress.
We’re on the way?
We’re always on the way to somewhere.
And from somewhere?
How is it possible to be going somewhere without leaving somewhere?
When we travel inward, where are we coming from?
And whose inward whatever?
Today’s I Ching – 36 – Damage to Illumination
Earth above, Fire below.
Damage follows Advance in the Order of the Hexagrams.
Advance expresses progress. Fire is above the earth and can move freely.
This is not the case with Damage to Illumination, where Fire is below the earth, with it’s light and heat constrained, contained. This can appear to damage our sense of freedom.
To everything there is a season – the ancient wise people knew this truth.
Accept what is but prepare to move forward when opportunity permits.
Today’s I Ching – 53 – Gradual Progress
Wind above, Mountain below.
Gradual Progress follows Mountain
Spirit explains: Sometime it seems
As if a mountain of difficulties
Looms ahead of us, preventing,
Or attempting to prevent us
From moving forward. But,
Spirit tells me, if we are
Dedicated enough, then
Any difficulty will be no
More than a challenge, and
We will move around or
Through it, whatever it takes.
The message for me?
Yes, keep moving. Slow
Progress is still progress.
Today’s I Ching – 61 – Sincerity in the Centre
Wind above, Lake below.
Sincerity follows Discipline in the order of the Hexagrams.
Yes, in a voice of authority, as if to recapture
The attention of a wandering mind .
I had dared to entertain a cynical interpretation
Of wind over water. Spirit continues:
Discipline for its own sake is worthless,
More or less, unless it can be
Transferred to a purpose, other than
Its own. However, sincere effort
Is of high value, even if
Progress is slow.
Should I ask Spirit what His reading says
To me? No. I pass,
As in a game of cards.