Approach your relations with joyful enthusiasm and kindness. People will take up tasks and endure hardships willingly. It is a solid formula for success.
“In meditation you begin to realize that there is a world of you. There is a world of your mind, and a world of you. In the world of you, in your basic elementary situation, in your identity, your mind is your servant not your master. That is why we do Kundalini Yoga. That is why we do sadhana.” Yogi Bhajan
Push has come to shove and you must move. You cannot stay where you are. In a time of uncertainty and insecurity do not look to anyone to bail you out. Rely on your own resources and strength.
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“If you choose to live in your excellence, then you must take responsibility for your self. You must recognize the capacity of your mind, acknowledge your self, and direct that relationship. We all want to live with excellence and experience love, happiness, and the ecstasy of life. How can we get there? You need a simple mind. You need the capacity for innocence before your own soul. You need the warmth of the heart and the clarity of the head. It is something you cannot buy in the market nor get by holding on to some belief. It only comes to you when your mind has become pure and most simple.” Yogi Bhajan
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Since July, 2016, I have attempted to post daily readings from the I Ching as Today: I Ching.
The readings contained in Today: I Ching posts are intended to reflect the tendencies described by the I Ching in answer to the question: “What is going on today?” The results are intended to have relevance to the reader of the post in some way. It also can include relevance to what is going on in the world at large.
Over the years I have queried the I Ching with regard to many topics, personal and global. I have used much of the feedback I have received from the Oracle to clarify my understanding of what is going on. In many cases it has at least partially answered my curiosity about those topics, particularly when they relate to dynamic and complex situations.
I have decided, on a trial basis, to offer readings to readers who submit to me a question for the Oracle. Perhaps the daily reading seems not specific enough to address a particular issue. Perhaps you have follow-on questions for a reading. Then you might consider requesting a personal reading.
Here is how it works. Submit a question with the form. I will query the Oracle with your question, interpret the results and send a reply back to you via the supplied e-mail address or the e-mail address for the PayPal account..I will respond with a link to the reading and my interpretation of it to the email address that is provided.
Questions should be of the general form: “What about…”, “Is the…” or what if…”. Avoid asking the Oracle to tell the future. Avoid asking the Oracle to tell you what to do. “What if I do [this]” or “What if I don’t do [that]” are useful forms of a question.
An era of bellicose relations and defensive posturing is giving way to a peaceful time. Rather than pursuing the habitual expansion, fall back on your values and rely on your inner circle of friends. Adopt simplicity. Embrace spirit rather than external forms. Embrace the Aquarian Age.
The I Ching, or Book of Changes is based on the Tao. The Tao is the fabric of the universe that contains and connects every conceivable and inconceivable aspect and manifestation of consciousness. The Tao itself is undefined.
The primary manifestation of the Tao is comprised of the dynamic state of polarity of yin and yang. It is a system whose universe describes every possible state of existence. It is constantly flowing and changing its balance between the two extreme polarities, total yin (earth) and total yang (heaven).
The I Ching as a book describes a structure that is designed to divine the relative quantities of yin and yang in any moment and circumstance and the tendency for their direction of change. This structure, known as a form is a physical structure developed by mind that links to subtle structures of consciousness.
Through the use of such forms, physical orthogonal mappings of the mind (as produced by reason, relating to time and space as discrete phenomena) can be transformed into transverse experiences that transcend time and space (as produced in the realm of shuniya), resulting in new orthogonal structures that can be perceived by the mind and the senses. Using a form to produce a transverse experience in this way is called divination. Divining using the form of the I Ching produces an answer to a question. Engaging the I Ching or any form that produces a transverse experience requires intuition to facilitate the experience. Intuition is a byproduct of living in a state of shuniya. Another example of a form that produces a transverse experience is White Tantric Yoga. In this case, the form is facilitated by the intuition of the Mahan Tantric.
The I Ching itself is the ancient Taoist Oracle, which is formless. Its foundation is pure consciousness. One brings form to it by first relating intuitively with the Oracle in the form of a question. Then, performing a physical divining process. Then, assigning the result of the divination to one or two of the set of 64 predefined forms known as hexagrams. Then, consulting narratives provided by a translator of the selected hexagram(s) from original Chinese texts and oral tradition. Finally, interpreting these narratives relative to the original question.
With righteous precedent on your side, and with small successes you will reach your goals. Have no doubts. You have already won. Just step through the gate.
The important thing then will be to endure with resiliency, not rigidity. You can maintain your success by remaining true to the course, the qualities, the values, that brought you here.