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
But, even scientists know there is more that can be and will be learned
That’s fine for scientists, but I seem to need to believe in something.
Do you believe in me?
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.
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.
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?
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
But, why me?
Would you wish it to be someone else?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Devotion to Life.
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?