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.
Today’s I Ching – 40 – Solution
Thunder over Water
Solution follows Halting.
Halting suggests not moving, as a sailboat
On a lake, without a breeze.
Thunder stirs the air.
We need to make a noise?
Sometimes that’s the best solution.
Ask a child.
Today’s I Ching – 62 – Small Excess – Thunder over Mountain.
Spirit asks me if we can walk through a mountain.
Only if someone blows a tunnel through it.
The mountain of our mind.
How is it like a mountain (and, yes, I know I’m walking
Seemingly solid, but really only dense.
A fog is not rock.
I Ching 55 – Abundance. Thunder is over Fire.
Thunder suggests an abundance of rain.
Fire suggests and abundance of light and heat.
Both thunder and fire create and are created by
Movement. Something changes. Something always changes.
Abundance expresses blessings far beyond survival needs.
Why do I not experience such a lifestyle?
I’m not aware of it.
I Ching, 55, abundance, thunder, fire, abundance, rain, light, heat, create, movement, changes, blessings, beyond, survival, needs, Spirit, lifestyle, aware.
Spirit shares his understanding of I Ching 51 – Thunder
Thunder above, Thunder below.
Thunder follows Cauldron in the order of the Hexagrams.
The order of the Hexagrams expresses the Universal Law of Causality. Nothing comes from nothing. All situations develop from a previous situation. How they develop and what they develop into is not entirely predetermined. Free will and choice, as well as Destiny contribute to the outcome. How we choose can be the result of habit, or awareness and intent to develop our own way through life situations not necessarily of our own choosing.
Thunder is never silent.
I’m allowed to complain?
It seems to be in your nature to do so.
Today’s I Ching – 39 – Halting
Halting follows Disharmony in the
Order of the Hexagrams.
Is Spirit playing a game?
What game? The cards were
Well shuffled, and yet,
Today’s 39 goes back by one,
Yesterday’s 40, as if
Reversing the order of
Cause and effect, or,
To study the cause of
The cause. This game
Could go back to
There never was and never will be
A beginning, and, the game goes on
Today’s I Ching – 40 – Solution
Thunder above, Water below
Solution follows Halting in the order
Of the Hexagrams.
We only stop moving forward when
Someone or something
Prevents us from doing so.
However, halting is not forever
Unless we choose it to be so.
A rolling stone will stop
And settle, until some
Outside force moves it, but
Water, when it is flowing
Will not be stopped
So easily. It builds up
It’s strength to push forward
Or around whatever
Would block its way.
I do not ask Spirit to explain
What His reading says to me.
I don’t want to know.
I’ve heard it all before.
Today’s I Ching – 42 – Increase
Wind above (first daughter)
Thunder below (first son)
To me it looks like a sibling war.
Increase follows Reduction in the order of the Hexagrams.
Oh, oh. Spirit seems aware of my thoughts. What thoughts? The cynical notion, idea that, perhaps, if what you have has been reduced enough then the only way to go is up. Spirit seems to think that frugality and simplicity are sacred ways of living, even in the physical world. I disagree.
Now, to the reading.
Spirit is not impressed with my, perhaps, less than respectful observation, and tells me that there will be no reading.
A power trip?
Today’s I Ching – 62 – Small Excess
Thunder above, Mountain below
Small Excess follows Sincerity in the Centre
Excess suggests more than an average amount
Small Excess refers to a certain flexibility
between extremes of form and …
Spirit? I interrupt.
Spirit is not an extreme.
He continues, Sincerity in the Centre expresses
intention based on self-awareness.
Where am I?