Immaturity waits for Contention

Today’s I Ching reading, for me, by Spirit. And, don’t ask me what

I did to deserve it. I don’t know.

 

Spirit explains: I Ching 5 – Waiting, develops from Immaturity and

Leads to Contention. Waiting suggests expectation of a future.

 

A future what?

 

Is the future a what?

 

Can we pretend that I didn’t ask;?

 

It’s too late for that option.

 

Why?

 

Life moves forward and expands. It neither stops nor undoes

What has been done.

 

Then what or whom are we waiting for?

 

We are waiting for immaturity to meet contention and,

In the process, mature.

 

My immaturity?

 

Yes.

 

 

 

Awareness expands beyond individuality

Spirit tells me that reality may seem to be different things to different people

But it only appears to be that way when we view Life from different

Perspectives; from top or bottom, from one side or another, from near or

Far, as well as, and more importantly, from our personal relationship to

The reality in question.

 

How can we live in such a world?

 

We do.

 

How?

 

We learn to play the game. Even love seems to bring happiness to some

And deep emotional pain to others. Everything is exactly as it seems to be

To whomever, at any particular time, even when it is an illusion.

 

Wouldn’t it be stressful..?

 

Yes, and no, depending …

 

On how seriously we take the game?

 

The game of Life is designed to be taken seriously..

 

For what purpose?

 

To develop an awareness that expands beyond our own individuality.

 

 

 

 

There is only one story.

Spirit tells me that our capacity to understand what is happening round us greatly expands over a lifetime. But, our awareness does not develop without experience and with reflection on that experience, with intent to understand why it happened and what effect it had on our development.

When we recall childhood memories we need to be aware that they are memories of a child, the child we once were. A child recorded, perhaps traumatic experiences, as seen through the eyes of a child. Now, as an adult, we revisit the past and view the situations from the perspective of distance and, hopefully, developed maturity.

In the event of a similar situation experienced today, we might respond quite differently than we did long ago.

A child is usually helpless and frightened in situations beyond her or his control or understanding. The memory of terror, felt as a child, would be possibly missing in our review.

Our personal collection of memories is as a history book. There is usually no continuous, interconnected series of events recorded. And, what we do remember may or may not have contributed, more or less, to our present level of maturity and understanding of our life.

“Then what purpose is served by our memories?”

“They tell us a human story that helps us relate to other human stories, real or fiction.

“And we are more able to feel a connection with other stories because they confirm our own life story?”

“Yes. It’s the collection that is the real story. Our individual stories make sense only as part of a greater one.”

“I think you’re leading me to something.”

“Yes, the awareness that there is only one story.”