Faith requires letting go.

Spirit’s I Ching reading for today – 44 – Meeting.

 

Meeting develops from Removal and leads to Gathering.

 

How?

 

We cannot move into tomorrow without first leaving today behind us.

We remove ourselves from the past and look forward to gathering

New experiences  and, perhaps, new friends.

 

Life requires faith. We cannot reach out while we are holding on.

 

Holding on to what?

 

Whatever.

 

Letting go is easier said than done.

 

Yes, or it would not require faith.

 

Faith in what?

 

Not what, but whom.

 

Then, faith in whom?

 

Faith in yourself.

 

 

We can pretend not to see.

Today’s I Ching – 36 – Damage to Illumination.

 

Spirit explains the Universal Law of Change, which, He claims, 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, but we can

Pretend  Not to see or accept even what we cannot honestly deny.

 

Why would we pretend?

 

Perhaps for fear of being required to accept responsibility for

An undeniable truth.

 

Such as?

 

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?

 

What?

 

Anything.

 

Experience.

 

 

 

Spirit’s I Ching 58 – Pleasing

A Spirit Teacher explains I Ching 58 – Pleasing.

 Yin and Yang symbolize the possible extremes of relationships between

Emotion and thought, or their blending together in harmony.

 

Lake over Lake represents emotional instability. Pleasing follows Wind and

Is moving toward Dispersal, and is now more or less midway between the two.

But, is The Way of Life we have chosen to follow today, narrow and focused, or<

Is it tending to bee too inflexible, or too wavering?

 The Narrow Way, in the Wisdom Tradition, refers to a chosen path, not a

Rigid one. Also, any situation expressed in the I Ching,  is whatever

Situation is presenting itself now, to the reader, or to the one for whom

The reading is given. 

We each are, at any given time, part way between what was and what

May yet be. But, have we moved well ahead of where we were, or

Barely moved at all? Our progress, and our choices, will determine

How near or far we are from what was and what yet may be happening

In our lives.

 That is fascinating insight but what does it have to do with Pleasing? 

We please ourselves and pay the price.

 

What price? 

Whatever, and we can never know what future price we will be

Required to pay. 

So we need to consider carefully … 

Yes.

 

The Value of Signs of Aging

Spirit explains I Ching 22 – Adornment.

Mountain over Fire.

Adornment follows Biting Through.

 

An adornment is a decoration. It adds value without necessarily serving

A practical purpose of its own. It can be as icing on a cake, gravy on a

Steak, or as precious stones worn around one’s neck, arms, fingers, or

Pinned to hair or clothes. It might also be something that can be set on

A table, to be admired.

 

Biting Through suggests successfully completing a mission of importance,

To oneself, if to no other. Something needed to be done, and now can be

Celebrated and remembered with an adornment as a reward.

 

That sounds very nice but what personal message of inspiration can it

Have for me?

 

Do you possess something that seems to remind you of something else?

 

Such as?

 

Perhaps the many small lines on your face.

 

They only remind me that I am getting older.

 

Have you earned them?

 

I think so.

 

Yes.