Today: Watch and listen

You have access to a wealth of experience around you that you can use to guide you.  Your own inexperience should not impede your successfully navigating the many choices you face. Do not fear making choices thereby becoming paralyzed, nor rush into action with youthful folly. Your actions may seem ineffective at first or not enough, but the wise choices will pan out in the end. If you know the choice is right, the result will be favorable. Keep your eyes open and learn from your own and others’  experience. Remember what you have been taught.

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Today: Start fresh – from the I Ching

It is a good day to begin something, or begin something again.  Regardless of how previous efforts were subverted, there now will be little resistance to your loftiest intentions.  If mistakes were made we can press reset and begin again with a blank slate.  If previously we did not know how to begin, we can proceed now confidently.

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Today: Go within and adapt yourself to the demands of the times – from the I Ching

Allow external matters to be what they are.  Go within yourself to find how you can adapt to the demands of the time and relate with all that is going on around you. You will find that there are kindred spirits who are engaging the same natural attractions and who will follow your example.  Engage them and still others will take notice and follow.

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Today: Refuse the fruit offered by the serpent

Oppressors are attempting to seize power, violently, if necessary.  It is a situation of which many people are totally unaware.  When fruit offered by the serpent is refused, the snake swallows its own tail and the light is restored.  The main point is to remain grounded in reality and develop intuition so that subterfuge can be recognized and the damage it causes be avoided. There is nothing to be done other than to be aware and to look into one’s personal blind spots using the tools that we have been given.

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Today: Accept rewards for your deeds

Accept rewards for your deeds, whether from on high or from the humble whom you have helped to elevate. Whether it is what you expected or needed, allow them to feel that they have repaid you.  Keep an attitude of gratitude.  Further the expansion and clarity of your purest intentions.

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Today: You Can Do Anything – from the I Ching

The time for action has come for accomplishing great tasks.  The path before you is being cleared and reward lies ahead.  Use all of your creative powers to manifest your intentions through your highest nature.  Awaken and help develop the higher nature of those around you.  The powers of heaven are there to support you.   You are seen by all.  You have become the mentor you have sought.  You’re it.

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Today: You are the change – from the I Ching

You are the change that is called for. Read the Signs of the Times* and make the Season apparent to all.  Report the real abuse of power and oppression of the small by the powerful. You must rely on a strong personal foundation. Trust what you know because you will have to bring about this necessary change alone.  You cannot count on support among your peers, so you must summon the courage to move in the face of opposition.  Then you will be believed.

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Today: Day of Reckoning – from the I Ching

Shock and thunder from the heavens bring a reckoning and justice.  They can bring distraction from reflection and clarity of vision to the point of insanity.  The best thing is to keep still until composure and clarity are restored. If you can give distance to the sources of agitation, you can remain free of mistakes and injury though you may be derided by those around you.  Then you will be passed over as justice has its due.

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Today: Peace and Prayer – from the I Ching

Today, the small departs and the great approaches.  Expect good fortune and success.  For now, heaven and earth have united, so it is a good and powerful time for prayer and advancing peace.  It is a good time to elevate ourselves and those around us through our word. It is a good time to forget differences and divisions and release our expectations of others. The greatly blessed and less fortunate, powerful and humble can come together in unity with the greatness within us and project our divinity into the world.

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Today: Fear and trembling – from the I Ching

The thunder of the day is shocking.  Fear and trembling.  Forget the words. Forget the expressed opinions and preferences and the scenarios they offer.

Always be filled with reverence at the manifestation of God, setting your life in order and searching your heart, lest you harbor any secret opposition to the will of God. Thus reverence is the foundation of true culture.

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Today: The Matrix of Us – from the I Ching

What is always with us and within us is the collective psyche of whom we identify with.  That’s we, just as the soul is I.  In Western terms (Jung) it is the collective unconscious. In yogic tradition it is interconnectedness through our subtle bodies.  Enjoy the times that bring a strong perception of common awareness with our brothers and sisters.  That is now.

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Today: Nourish Wisely – from the I Ching

Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others.  In bestowing care and nourishment, it is important that the right people should be taken care of and that we should attend to our own nourishment in the right way. If we wish to know what anyone is like, we have only to observe on whom he bestows his care and what sides of his own nature he cultivates and nourishes.

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Today: Nourish – from the I Ching

Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others.  In bestowing care and nourishment, it is important that the right people should be taken care of and that we should attend to our own nourishment in the right way. If we wish to know what anyone is like, we have only to observe on whom he bestows his care and what sides of his own nature he cultivates and nourishes.

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Today: Everywhere people are oppressed… – from the I Ching

Everywhere people are oppressed and held in restraint by those who serve the narrow interests of their own egos.  When a strong person meets with adversity, he remains cheerful despite all danger, and this cheerfulness is the source of later successes; it is that stability which is stronger than fate. He who lets his spirit be broken by exhaustion certainly has no success.  If a strong person bends and is not broken, a power grows within that will in time manifest itself.  Be true to yourself and sparing of words until that power grows enough to take effective action.

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Today: Follow your nature and stay out of trouble – from the I Ching

Rhythms in nature produce forces that move our consciousness like the tides that follow the phases of the moon. Water does not resist the moon’s gravity, nor should we struggle futilely against the cyclical forces of natural attraction.  Following what comes from the sense of adaptation to the demands of the time is a joyful pursuit.

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Today: If what is going on with people worries you… – from the I Ching

If what is going on with people worries you,  if it seems like everyone is stampeding towards a cliff, don’t panic.  With gentle words that are firm, calm and confident, and by your example you can help effect change.  All persuasion should be almost unfelt, yet consistent and persistent. People are aware of the anger and discontent that drives this insanity, but they don’t know how they got there. Understand that the pain and discomfort of the condition is real, but they have been mislead about the causes for their condition, and they believe it.

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