Today’s I Ching is 39 – Halting.
Water over Mountain.
Halting follows Disharmony.
Spirit explains: Disharmony expresses lack of general
Consensus, disagreement, perhaps even different world
Views, different goals or needs.
Whatever; a way forward has been halted, brought to a
Stand-still. A mental road block can halt co-operation
And progress as effectively as one made of stone.
Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom expressed within Hexagram 32 – Constancy.
“Thunder is over Wind – loud sound and moving air. Yin is over yang, but in this instance, Wind can move the sound of Thunder, but Thunder cannot move Wind, but is carried by the wind. Constancy follows Sensing(31) in the progressive order of the hexagrams, and leads to Withdrawal (33)..
Sensing is a form of intuition that isn’t clearly seen but, nevertheless, cannot be denied. When there are signs of Spring in March, we seem to know that cold weather has not left us. Winter isn’t over, yet, even though mild weather and Spring flowers delight us. Trusing Winter’s signs of leaving is a fool’s game.”
“Where is constancy?”
“Winter is constant. It may offer signs of leaving, but these signs may be no more than tests of our willingness to accept as true what an inner knowing tells us is not.”
“Is there a personal message for me?”
“Yes, and for everyone else.”
“What is the message?”
“What do you think the message might be?”
“To trust our personal experience of patterns of past situations more than present situations that would seem to offer a more positive outcome?”
“Yes, not to fooled by short-term pleasures, into believing they will last.”
Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit
I Ching 23 – Downsizing.
Mountain over Earth
Downsizing follows Adornment in the order of the Hexagrams.
Simplicity may mean different things to different people, but
The concept of downsizing is generally understood.
Downsizing involves reducing whatever we have accumulated
That no longer seems to contribute to the quality of our life
As we now wish to live it.
Downsizing should never involve a reduction of personal values.
Perhaps it could involve selecting which of our collected treasures
We value more than some others.
Yes. What once was or may have seemed important may now
Seem less so.
What about people?
What about them?
May we also need to consider whom to stay close to and whom
Release? Are you holding on?
Spirit’s I Ching reading for today.
The Creative (I Ching 1) is a beginning and follows nothing.
Yesterday’s I Ching was 55 – Abundance, but not even abundance
Is ever complete in itself.. Creativity expands, alters, or destroys
Whatever must be expanded, altered, or destroyed in order to
Create what is to be.
Abundance is not unlimited abundance but creativity is
Unlimited and able to expand abundance to infinity.
There are no limits, He tells me, to either human or
Universal creativity, for we are one with the other and
Within the other.
Time does run out in individuals.
We each are beyond individuality.
But, down here at a grass roots level …
At whatever level.
But, here and now …
Here and now is where and when.
Mountain over Water.
Immaturity follows Difficulty.
As mountains can rise up out of water, we can and will,
Each in our own time and in our own way, rise out of
Is there a personal meaning for me?
It isn’t easy.
Spiritual struggles, and in essence, all struggles are spiritual,
Are designed to be difficult.
To give value to the goals.
Awareness of their value.
Association follows Obstruction as Spring follows Winter, and
As today follows yesterday. We are moving into the past even
While we seem to be moving into the future; one of the
Mysteries of Life. Everything that now is, had its beginning.
The so-called now is only a point on a moving time-line.
We overcome obstructions and then move on to others.
We are moving. Everyone is.