Today: Nothing is holding you back – from the I Ching

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In the year 2017: Contemplate in Silence – from the I Ching

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It is a time when we are well advised to look within ourselves to know what is going on rather than trying to make sense of what we read from the external world.  That world has ended the year engulfed … Read the rest

Today: Be humble in your relationships – from the I Ching

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Regardless of stature or rank, be humble in your relationships.  It is important to know the experience of the other.  True joy in your relationships rests on firmness and strength within, manifesting itself outwardly as yielding and gentle.

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Today: Choose relationships wisely – from the I Ching

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It is important to choose relationships wisely.  Include mutual affection as a basis.  It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get it right.  Let the darkness of no options pass until the right opportunities present themselves.  It is never … Read the rest

Today: Possession in great measure – from the I Ching

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You have it all if you can use your strength and clarity to bring balance, wealth and compassion to the world.  Coupled with grace and modesty they also attract and inspire others to join in any undertaking you initiate.

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Today: Be sparing of words and careful – from the I Ching

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Keep still in your silence. Communicate deliberately and choose your words carefully and sparingly.  You will have a strong impact on your friends and family.

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Today: Let justice have its due; be uniquely yourself – from the I Ching

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Those who are committing atrocities will be called to justice. Their treachery and treason won’t go away on their own, but they will be judged by a higher power for their actions. There is nothing to do but be uniquely … Read the rest

Today: Hold your allies close & regroup – from the I Ching

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Take care of each other.  Retreat from the forces that would cause you harm. Don’t engage them. Regroup among your friends.

 

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Today: Be kind and charitable – from the I Ching

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Be kind and charitable.  Give freely to those who do not know the blessings that you know.  Give in spite of external oppression.  A breakthrough will ensue that is shared by giver and receiver.  The initial act will set in … Read the rest

Today: Fellowship and friendship, again – from the I Ching

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Fellowship and friendship has turned into division and mistrust. Use whatever occasion will serve to gather together in common cause.  Start with the family.

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Today: Focus on the family, be still – from the I Ching

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Focus on the family in your actions and words.  Beware of their impact.  Always remember the love that you hold for the family and they will trust you.  Find silence within and contemplate your closest  relations and the immediate situation.  … Read the rest

Today: Overcome fantasy with discipline – from the I Ching

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Fill in the gaps in your experience through your discipline.  Rather than entangling yourself with empty imaginings, give yourself the opportunity to have a real experience.  Yesterday’s reading gave an example of keeping it real.  Turn your devotion to a … Read the rest

Today: The key to shining brightly is through the family – from the I Ching

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All influence must start from within and work  outwardly. Yesterday it was noted that your should maintain your light in a very dark time.  How best to do that?  Your personal radiance, your greatest asset, comes … Read the rest

Today: Maintain your light in a very dark time – from the I Ching

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Maintain your inner light in a very dark time.  Do not let your resoluteness be shaken.  Do not distinguish yourself with bold behavior.  Knowing the source of the darkness, dissociate from it.  Don’t struggle with it.  Resist, but don’t try … Read the rest

Today: The stage is set for a breakthrough – from the I Ching

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Resoluteness sets the stage for a breakthrough.  Just as yesterday the reading stated that things must take their course, the overall movement is toward the waning of influence of inferior people.  When we worry about a situation where self-serving people … Read the rest

Today: Gradual development; things must take their course – from the I Ching

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Proper development in the established course is important.  There is no need to rush it or provoke an outcome.  Only perservere.

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“…the essential factor is a correct way of development through cultivation of one’s own personality. No … Read the rest