I need to learn not to know

Spirit tells me that I need to learn not to know, in the sense that I can

Accept and understand that there is no absolute knowledge beyond

Which there is nothing more to learn about whatever.

 

Science serves us well in reaching beyond the limits of our present

Understanding and providing us with ever-more insights into

Whatever.

 

But, even scientists know there is more that can be and will be learned

About whatever.

 

That’s fine for scientists, but I seem to need to believe in something.

 

Do you believe in me?

 

Yes.

 

That’s something.

 

 

 

Ultimate Reality – Spirit’s I Ching 1 – The Creative

Spirit explains I Ching – 1 – The Creative.

 

Heaven over Heaven, the ultimate reality, or, as it has been described,

As above, so below.

 

Nothing creates itself alone. Nothing sustains itself, alone. And, nothing

Destroys itself, alone.

 

What about Life?

 

What about it?

 

Who or what creates, sustains, or destroys …

 

Life is self-creating.

 

But, you said ..

 

Life is not a who or what.

 

Then what?

 

Ultimate reality.

Mind is not really within us

Spirit tells me that the so-called inner world of spirituality and

Mind is not really within us, at least not exclusively. On the contrary,

We, as individuals, are within one mind. 

 

Drops of water within an ocean might be unaware that they are

No more than concentrated segments of it, as lumps in a sauce

That has not been well stirred.

 

Our individual minds are not entirely contained within our human form.

Form does not contain mind. Finer and denser aspects of mind

Interact with each other within  without, and through whatever forms

May temporarily exist.

 

My thoughts are your thoughts, or will be, perhaps, if and when

Your mind is able and willing to receive them.

 

Why are you telling me this?

 

You seemed to need to hear it.

 

I Ching Wisdom – Respect the visions of the timeless past

Spirit explains I Ching 52 – Mountain.

 

Mountain follows Thunder and will be followed by Gradual Progress.

 

As the seasons of our life each follow the one that came before it,

So it is with each new generation of Seekers of the Way. We cannot

Be, see, or do as any other previous one.

 

We each see and understand as no-one else, if we dare to see from

Where we alone are, while respecting the visions of the elders,

Mentors, and teachers from the timeless past.

 

Wow! And the message for me?

 

Yes.

A target of choice is nothing personal

Spirit tells me that I seem to set myself up to become, or at least

Make it easy to be used as a target of choice. But, why? He asks.

 

I don’t know. What is it about me that seems to invite verbal abuse?

 

It has nothing much to do with you at all. It is an outward expression

Of inner distress that not even your so-called attacker is aware of.

You just happen to be an easy target and, if not you, then it would be

someone else.

 

But, why me?

 

Would you wish it to be someone else?

 

Sometimes.

 

Yes.

Relationships are self-confirming

Spirit asks me where confirmation of our relationship could come from

In a world of form?

 

His words, He tells me, can speak for themselves, to those who have

Ears to hear.

 

He shares words of wisdom with me and tells me that we will share them

With others. He speaks with power of conviction, with both strength and

Gentility. Nobody but myself seems to be able to hear him but, perhaps

He prefers it that way, for now.

 

Our relationship is self-confirming, even as it is changing.

 

How is it changing?

 

You are becoming more comfortable with it.

 

Is acceptance comfort?

 

Yes.

 

We play by rules we choose

Spirit Teaches I Ching Wisdom.

 

Today’s I Ching is 7 – The Army.

 

Spirit explains: As today follows yesterday into the past, so The Army

Follows Contention (6); and, as today reaches toward tomorrow, so does

The Army reach toward Closeness (8).

 

I can understand The Army and Contention acting on each other, but,

What relationship can The Army have with Closeness?

 

When reason alone fails to solve contention then power is a necessary

Organizing force. It serves a good purpose if it can bring together

Contentious groups. It can contribute to a sense of closeness.

 

Okay, I can accept that, but how does it relate to me?

 

Who is contentious?

 

Perhaps I am, at times.

 

Who is The Army?

 

I don’t know.

 

Is the army as a referee in this instance?

 

That’s possible, but not all referees play by the same rules.

 

What rules do I play by?

 

Perhaps rules of your own choosing.

 

Yes, and so do you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It may all be an Illusion.

Spirit tells me that what is or seems to be, may be an illusion, and

What might have been or what might yet be is not now.

 

What purpose then is there to my believing anything if all that

Seems so may be no more than an illusion?  What path to follow if

All paths fade into nothingness?

 

Choose wisely.

 

How could any choice be a wise one in such a scenario?

 

Intuition and intent.

 

But, my intuition and intent are possibly unique, to me.

 

Yes, and so is your path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discipline requires intent, purpose, and awareness.

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit.

 

I Ching 60 – Discipline, develops out of Dispersal (59) and moves

Toward Sincerity (61).

 

Spirit explains:  Discipline requires intent, purpose, and awareness of

The price of scattered energy. Those who do not develop self-discipline

Endanger themselves and their society.

 

Not everyone has intent and purpose, or more than limited awareness.

 

You are not everyone.

 

There are also those who would discipline others and organize them as

Followers of their leader’s purpose.

 

I am one of those.

 

Then, where is sincerity?

 

In my dedication to a purpose.

 

Which is?

 

Devotion to Life.

 

 

 

What will today give to tomorrow?

Spirit tells me that the events of every day add value to the life

We have lived thus far, or they haven’t.

 

Every incremental improvement or insight can make a difference

In how we live tomorrow.

 

Yesterday’s events and choices brought us to this place and time

On our journey through life.

 

What will today give to tomorrow?