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.
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.
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.
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?
Spirit tells me that we each seem to need to be, or
To pretend to be, what we need to be.
And, we each seem to need to become something other than
What we are, now, or something that we do not yet believe
We are, but desire to become.
If we would allow ourselves to relax and let go of our tight hold on
Needing to be what we are not, and allow ourselves to become
What it is we believe we are destined to become, then we might
Discover; then we would discover that we are now what we seem
To be and that it feels comfortable just being what we are, if
We like what we seem to be.
It sounds confusing to me.
Spirit tells me that individuality does not necessarily mean
Exclusion from oneness.
We each are as we each are, alone or in a crowd. We can
Never not be what we are, but we can pretend, for
Whatever reason or reasons.
However, the danger of pretending to be what we
Know we are not arises when we forget that we are
Our response to any experience is a very individual one,
Regardless of how many others may share that
Experience with us. Our personal response changes us,
Sometimes at a very deep level of our existence, our
Being, our essence.
This, Spirit tells me, is the purpose of experience:
To help us become aware of who and what we are,
As individuals and as one with Life.