Today: The Seeds of Revolt – from the I Ching

When oppression from usurpers of power becomes intolerable, sometimes the only recourse is to mount an outright revolution.  This must be done carefully, and planned for the greatest effect and best outcome.  Seeds are being planted.  People must be informed and the leaders must not hold selfish agendas, which have already led to the current situation.  Remember that it is a struggle between light and dark forces.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
Political revolutions are extremely grave matters. They should be undertaken only under stress of direst necessity, when there is no other way out. Not everyone is called to this task, but only the man who has the confidence of the people, and even he only when the time is ripe. He must then proceed in the right way, so that he gladdens the people and, by enlightening them, prevents excesses. Furthermore, he must be quite free of selfish aims and must really relieve the need of the people. Only then does he have nothing to regret.
Times change, and with them their demands. Thus the seasons change in the course of the year. In the world cycle also there are spring and autumn in the life of peoples and nations, and these call for social transformations. ”

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