Today: Another turning point – from the I Ching

Another turning point.  All movement is governed by cycles: a starting point (return), progression and completion.  There can even be cycles within cycles.  Now is a point in time for a significant return.  We discover what needs to be renewed, and we align our intentions and actions with that.
When things are ready to turn, then a nudge is all that is required to set them in motion.  Only decide what is worthy of your attention, and give it.  Right now, you possess a big lever with which to produce a significant impact.  Use it.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
After a time of decay comes the turning point. The powerful light that has been banished returns. There is movement, but it is not brought about by force.
The old is discarded and the new is introduced. Both measures accord with the time; therefore no harm results. Societies of people sharing the same views are formed. But since these groups come together in full public knowledge and are in harmony with the time, all selfish separatist tendencies are excluded, and no mistake is made. The idea of RETURN is based on the course of nature. The movement is cyclic, and the course completes itself. Therefore it is not necessary to hasten anything artificially. Everything comes of itself at the appointed time. This is the meaning of heaven and earth.
All movements are accomplished in six stages, and the seventh brings return. Thus the winter solstice, with which the decline of the year begins, comes in the seventh month after the summer solstice; so too sunrise comes in the seventh double hour after sunset. Therefore seven is the number of the young light, and it arises when six, the number of the great darkness, is increased by one. In this way the state of rest gives place to movement.


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