”It is time to come together and share the abundance that is given to all.” – a reading from the I Ching

It is time to come together and share the abundance that is given to all.  Poverty and oppressive need are largely the consequences of greed and separateness.  Tear down the walls.

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

#48, line 6, #59

There is a Source common to us all. Jung named it the Collective Unconscious.  Others hail it as God within.  Inside each of us are dreamlike symbols and archetypes, emotions and instincts that we share with every other human being.  When we feel a lonely separateness from others, it is not because this Well within has dried up, but because we have lost the means to reach its waters.  You need to reclaim the tools necessary to penetrate to the depths of your fellows.  Then the bonds you build will be as timeless and inexhaustible as the Well that nourishes them.
The well is there for all. No one is forbidden to take water from it. No matter how many come, all find what they need, for the well is dependable. It has a spring and never runs dry. Therefore it is a great blessing to the whole land. The same is true of the really great man, whose inner wealth is inexhaustible; the more that people draw from him, the greater his wealth becomes.
Walls meant to protect have instead separated and isolated.  Your defenses have kept you apart from those whom you most need to touch.  Whatever the reason for discord between you, it is time to lay down your arms.  Dispel the inflexible demands and fears of the Mind so that you may reunite in the Heart.  If you have begrudged, forgive.  If you have torn down, repair.  If you have injured, heal.  If you have judged, pardon.  If you have grasped, let go.

Meditation: NM142 19940615 – Bless the Planet Earth and Let the Heavens Descend in You

 

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