Spirit asks me to let Him teach me a better way to live
In my precious world than so-called modern society
Seems to encourage.
Our world is precious, He tells me, and is worthy of
Deep respect, and it is not separate from us in any
We each are the world that we live in, the world that
Lives in us.
Today’s I Ching is 46 – Rising.
Spirit explains: Rising follows Gathering in a natural succession.
As we gather together, we rise in numbers, but quantity is not
Necessarily a rising in quality. More is not in itself better or
Worse than less.
What does that mean for me?
You seem to always want more of something without considering
How it would balance with less of something else.
We pay a price.
Or would, if You let me have my way?
Spirit tells me that coming in Seventh is usually
Out of the limelight. Medals of Gold, Silver, and
Bronze have already been won. Even glory
May not be awarded to a Seventh place contestant.
So, He asks me, Why do we strive to do and to be
All that we can do and be, when we suspect that
There are those who can and will, or might do
Because we are not contestants and because we must
Do and be what we can, for whatever reason?
Yes, and more. We seem to know that we contribute to
The glory of those who win it. We help them do and be
Better than they might otherwise do and be, simply
Because they know we are close behind them.