Today:”Appreciate your blessings and share them.” – From the I Ching

Appreciate your blessings and share them. There is no need to flaunt them.  Be humble.

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#55, line 1, #62

It is not given to every mortal to bring about a time of outstanding greatness and abundance. Only a born ruler of men is able to do it, because his will is directed to what is great. Such a time of abundance is usually brief. Therefore a sage might well feel sad in view of the decline that must follow. But such sadness does not befit him. Only a man who is inwardly free of sorrow and care can lead in a time of abundance. He must be like the sun at midday, illuminating and gladdening everything under heaven.
To bring about a time of abundance, a union of clarity with energetic movement is needed. Two individuals possessed of these two attributes are suited to each other, and even if they spend an entire cycle of time together during the period of abundance, it will not be too long, nor is it a mistake. Therefore one may go forth, in order to make one’s influence felt; it will meet with recognition.
Exceptional modesty and conscientiousness are sure to be rewarded with success;  they should be combined always with a correct dignity in personal behavior. We must understand the demands of the time in order to find the necessary offset for its deficiencies and damages. In any event we must not count on great success, since the requisite strength is lacking. In this lies the importance of the message that one should not strive after lofty things but hold to lowly things.

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“A Teacher is not judged by his popularity” – Yogi Bhajan

“A Teacher is not judged by his popularity, his richness, his money, his knowledge, his essence. A Teacher is judged by his character. If under all temptations he can fly through, then he knows how to fly.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Recap: Healing Intensive with Hari Nam Singh at Park Slope Brooklyn October 12-13, 2018

Identity and Soul

Who are you?  What does it mean being you, to whom?

Q: “Why are there spiritual beings having a human experience?”
A: Human beings are God’s means of experiencing and knowing God-Self.

We held a two day intensive exploring self and some of its aspects.  We exercised healing tendencies that allow us to be persuaded to adopt a non-self identity.

October 12
Meditations:
Meditation: NM091 – 19921110 – Self Emboldenment, Engagement, Vision
Meditation: LA742 921201 Fear 1, original fear
Meditation: NM0420-20011015 – The Power of Memories – Remember the Saint Within

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October 13
Meditations:
Meditation: M043-19890623 See Your Soul Within Your Third Eye
Meditation: NM0415 – 20010910 – Karma & Dharma
Meditation: LA004 780109 Innocent Thumbs

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Today:”Everything is moving incrementally toward certain success.  You must only hold to your devotion and determination with patience.” – From the I Ching

Everything is moving incrementally toward certain success.  You must only hold to your devotion and determination with patience.  You will witness a new time of blessings, prosperity and peace

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#9, line 6, #11

This image refers to the state of affairs in China at the time when King Wen, who came originally from the west, was in the east at the court of the reigning tyrant Chou Hsin. The moment for action on a large scale hadn’t yet arrived. King Wen could only keep the tyrant somewhat in check by friendly persuasion. Hence the image of many clouds, promising moisture and blessing to the land, although as yet no rain falls. The situation is not unfavorable; there is a prospect of ultimate success, but there are still obstacles in the way, and we can merely take preparatory measures. Only through the small means of friendly persuasion can we exert any influence. The time has not yet come for sweeping measures. However, we may be able, to a limited extent, to act as a restraining and subduing influence. To carry out our purpose we need firm determination within and gentleness and adaptability in external relations.
Success is at hand. The wind has driven up the rain. A fixed standpoint has been reached. This has come about through the cumulation of small effects produced by reverence for a superior character. But a success thus secured bit by bit calls for great caution. It would be a dangerous illusion for anyone to think he could presume upon it. The female principle, the weak element that has won the victory, should never persist in vaunting it – that would lead to danger. The dark power in the moon is strongest when the moon is almost full. When it is full and directly opposite the sun, its waning is inevitable. Under such circumstances one must be content with what has been achieved. To advance any further, before the appropriate time has come, would lead to misfortune.
This hexagram denotes a time in nature when heaven seems to be on earth. Heaven has placed itself beneath the earth, and so their powers unite in deep harmony. Then peace and blessing descend upon all living things.
In the world of man it is a time of social harmony; those in high places show favor to the lowly, and the lowly and inferior in their turn are well disposed toward the highly placed. There is an end to all feuds.
Inside, at the centre, in the key position, is the light principle; the dark principle is outside. Thus the light has a powerful influence, while the dark is submissive. In this way each receives its due. When the good elements of society occupy a central position and are in control, the evil elements come under their influence and change for the better. When the spirit of heaven rules in man, his animal nature also comes under its influence and takes its appropriate place.
The individual lines enter the hexagram from below and leave it again at the top. Here the small, weak, and evil elements are about to take their departure, while the great, strong, and good elements are moving up. This brings good fortune and success.
Heaven and earth are in contact and combine their influences, producing a time of universal flowering and prosperity. This stream of energy must be regulated by the ruler of men. It is done by a process of division. Thus men divide the uniform flow of time into the seasons, according to the succession of natural phenomena, and mark off infinite space by the points of the compass. In this way nature in its overwhelming profusion of phenomena is bounded and controlled. On the other hand, nature must be furthered in her productiveness. This is done by adjusting the products to the right time and the right place, which increases the natural yield. This controlling and furthering activity of man in his relation to nature is the work on nature that rewards him.

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