Today: “In deep contemplation, not distracted by externals, you will be liberated from your ego.” – from the I Ching

In deep contemplation, not distracted by externals, you will be liberated from your ego.  Then you will be firmly grounded in reality.

Lecture: LA860 – 960131 – Increase the Flow of the Earth Within You

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20 – Twenty  Kuan / Contemplation

The gentle Wind roams the Earth:
The Superior Person expands his sphere of influence as he expands his awareness.
Deeply devoted to his pursuit of clarity and wisdom, he is unconscious of the inspiring, positive example he is setting for others to emulate.

You have cleansed yourself; now stand ready to make your humble, devout offering.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

The situation marks a rising to new heights.
As you climb for a better view of the panorama, you make yourself more conspicuous to those below.
This hexagram is also known as the Watchtower, because the shape formed by its lines resembles the ancient guardposts manned by Chinese soldiers.
These towers were placed on mountainsides to give a better vantage point.
To those below, the watchtowers served as landmarks to help them find their way.
The quality of your search for clarity in this situation serves as such a guidepost for others along the Way.

Nine at the top means:

Contemplation of his life.
The superior man is without blame.

[Contemplating] in the highest place everything that is personal, related to the ego, is excluded. The picture is that of a sage who stands outside the affairs of the world. Liberated from his ego, he contemplates the laws of life and so realizes that knowing how to become free of blame is the highest good.

2 – Two  K’un / Receptive Force

Earth above and Earth below:
The Earth contains and sustains.
In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.
He should seek receptive allies in the southwest; he should break ties with immovable allies in the northeast.

Responsive devotion.
Receptive influence.
Sublime Success if you keep to your course.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.
If you persist in futile efforts to be the Shaper rather than the Shaped, you will completely miss this unique opportunity.


 


Today: “In the house of the Lord, progress is slow, but there is no ultimate darkness.” Yogi Bhajan

“In the house of the Lord, progress is slow, but there is no ultimate darkness. You shall be answered if you will call Him.” Yogi Bhajan

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Today: “The situation really is as dire as you think.” – from the I Ching

The situation really is as dire as you think.  In your isolation, do not be persuaded to compromise your choices.  Shore up your sanctuary in every way possible.

Meditation: LA019 780315 – Shuni Mudra Kriya

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44 – Forty-Four  Kou / Compulsion

A playful Zephyr dances and delights beneath indulgent Heaven:
A Prince who shouts orders but will not walk among his people may as well try to command the four winds.

A strong, addictive temptation, much more dangerous than it seems.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You are ignoring a clear and present danger to your well-being.
If this threat emanated from a heavy-handed oppressor, you would see it coming.
But this danger comes to you in the form of a seduction, an amusement, a diversion, an indulgence that is eating away at the fiber of your secure little world.
You are too cocksure.
You underestimate the tribute this dalliance will demand.

Nine at the top means:

He comes to meet with his horns.
Humiliation. No blame.

When a man has withdrawn from the world, its tumult often becomes unbearable to him. There are many people who in a noble pride hold themselves aloof from all that is low and rebuff it brusquely wherever it comes to meet them. Such persons are reproached for being proud and distant, but since active duties no longer hold them to the world, this does not greatly matter. They know how to bear the dislike of the masses with composure.

28 – Twenty-Eight  Ta Kuo / Critical Mass

The Flood rises above the tallest Tree:
Amidst a rising tide of human folly, the Superior Person retires to higher ground, renouncing his world without looking back.

Any direction is better than where you now stand.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

Several high-priority concerns demand immediate attention.
All are crucial.
None will be denied.
Yet some demand the denial of others.
Like two atoms seeking to occupy the same space, these irresistible forces and immovable objects threaten to ignite a cataclysm that could irreversibly alter your world.
This is no time for fatal heroics.
You are at Ground Point Zero.
Remove yourself from this situation without delay.
Find sanctuary.
Later you may deal with these concerns on your own terms, from a position of strength.


 


Today: “It does not matter who you are, it only matters how you radiate.” Yogi Bhajan

“It does not matter who you are, it only matters how you radiate. Happiness does not come through materials, it comes through happiness.” Yogi Bhajan

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Meditation: LA673-19910205- Third Chakra

 

Yogi Bhajan – Los Angeles February 5,1991

Instructions

  1. Sit with a straight spine, chin in, chest out.
  2. Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose.
  3. Hands are in Prayer Pose; every part of the hand meets in balance, the palms and the fingers meet exactly; feel every part of the hand.
  4. The base of the mudra is in front of the Solar Plexus, not touching the chest; the forearms are parallel to the floor.
  5. Chant Humee Hum Brahm Hum (meaning “We are We, We are God”) using the tip of the tongue.
  6. The hands pulse like the heartbeat; that is, they press together as the Navel Point is pulled in.
  7. Two pulses of the Navel Point for every repetition of the mantra; pull the Navel Point on Humee Hum and a second time on Brahm Hum.

To End:

  1. Inhale and pull the navel up and in; press the tip of the tongue to the upper palate and concentrate.
  2. Exhale. Repeat twice more.

Humee Hum Brum Hum

Lecture:

I caught you letting you see me. I have, is it okay. I have no choice but to speak in my high voice or I shall never be in a position to speak forever so, choice is not with me anymore. This thing is not improving, but they say in six weeks, voice will come back to normal, so I have publicly decided, no more cheating.

(Students laughs)

There is a problem, what I know nobody knows, so actually the idea was in my last mile of life I should leave the knowledge, for record, you may enjoy it or not or you are going to do it or not, that’s not my problem. You know, I go out through everyday through lot of hassles, dealing with people is very difficult problem, people have their phenomena’s, their facets, their projections, their insecurities, lot of fears, that’s the way this whole world is, angry, upset, because third Chakra is not balanced, third Chakra is in life, yes or no, high and low is balanced at third Chakra, is a point of pure energy, if you do not know to balance third Chakra, you may have all the degrees, all the knowledge, all the money, all the beauty, you shall guaranteedly be unhappy, because it is not what you feel, it is not what you know, it is not what you can do, it is how you can balance it.

When you cannot balance, you cannot live, think of a car which drives out of balance, and watch out how long there shall not be accident, our life is full of accidents and incidents. Majority of the accident we don’t want, but they do happen, when things happen beyond us, it is when we have not balanced them. Now you think, I can balance, right, not true, this is how the human brain works, as you hear you should balance it, as you say you should balance it, you can’t do this later on. So the body and the capacity of the body has to balance it, maybe I am teaching this very secret science, God doesn’t want it, He said, “All right, shut him up, that’s the only reason I can pick it out,” but we are actually telling you the secrets which we won’t read in books.

The inner bone has three bones, the inner ear, there are two bones and, one hammer on both sides, what I say you don’t hear it, it is that not, not, not, which brain picks up and translates it in the center of understanding. Center of understanding, in our body, nervously is controlled by the navel point. So your eyes, ears, and tongue, throat, is controlled by navel point, whatever you hear, whatever you see, and whatever you say, is controlled by this navel point. If navel point is little up, diarrhea, if it is little down constipation, if it is on the left side, gas, if it is right side (?) and all it has do is one millimeter, one millimeter. If the navel point is one millimeter off your entire digestive system, your feelings, what should I say, you are not you, then you go the Doctor take the medicine, what medicine is that, which suppresses it, that symptom nerve system, calms it down, but it doesn’t go away, then it shows up, have you seen that sometime, sometime your this arm hurts, sometime this shoulder hurts, sometime this.

Eighty percent of headaches are because of the navel point, eighty percent, ninety percent you get tired because of the navel point, but still, this, there is no point, there is only, it used to be when you were a child all energy came through it, you didn’t have the breath of life. Something, which sustains you without breath of life, something which nurtures you to be a human without breath of life, is it dead? No, it’s alive, your entire nervous system is controlled by it, “What did you say?”

The other person say, “You heard me.”

“Yeah!, but I don’t understand,” navel imbalance, you hear but you don’t hear, what was that, you see you didn’t see, sometime have you talked to people, they say something, you say, “What? What are you saying?” There is no juice in it. In normal language we say, “Guts.”

We are going to work today and tomorrow on this Chakra. About the Geography of it, I will say in my language, you can read it in the book, doesn’t make much of it, it has that many petals, it has that many sounds, this is what it is? Then what? If you know something Geographically, but you do not know what it is and how to use it, you can’t use it, it doesn’t mean to say, so we are creating a relationship today, with it. The tape I am going to play with it, “Humee Hum Brahmhum” we are we and we are God’s, you understand, it’s very good beat, the words are very simple, but you will speak these words.

Watch me, “Humee Hum Brahmhum” “Humee Hum Brahmhum”, “Humee Hum Brahmhum.” you will speak, you will be worst than me, (?) because you don’t have practice, but maybe after thirty-one minutes, now, nobody is perfect on this, it took me about year and a half, I think, about eight, one year and about eight months, to do what I will do now. I think, when a child is born, as he walks or trained for potty, he should be trained to adjust third Chakra, it’s so important, but the tragedy of it is there is a tragedy. Tragedy is if you do not know how to balance and your third Chakra automatically do not balance you, you can’t do it later, game is over, that’s the tragedy of it.

Awaken the Kundalini, do the whole thing, that doesn’t mean anything in real words, I mean if I want to sell you something I will say, ‘awaken the Kundalini, ‘I am the Mahan Tantric, come to me, I will (?) give me fifty thousand dollars,’ that won’t work. Awaken Kundalini means, all hundred facets of pressure, are automatically balanced by you, then serious things are balanced, then you play around, you have no worry, you don’t care, you enjoy life, you concentrate, you are intuitive, you know it, it is not like a watch, you have to wind the third Chakra and the spring is full, and then you can enjoy it, this doesn’t work that way, it has to be invoked, initiated, and it has to be automatic, it’s a real work, what is the benefit? Benefit is, you can’t be beaten, once it is on. What is the tragedy? Tragedy is you will remain fully, it doesn’t know what you do.

In Psychology, we work on anger, childhood anger, this, that, guts, so many things, we try to make theories. In medical science we work on systems, you know physical, mental, some diseases are psychologically physical, some diseases are physically causing psychology problem. Now let us talk about religion. If you are religion, but doesn’t matter which religion you are, I don’t care you know, they all, all are brands, it doesn’t make sense to me, ever, from day one. But whatever your religion is, if it does not make you Infinite, that you can love, and you can be free, and you can be happy and you can be you, I don’t know which religion it is? Religion means, you become real. I am known as a religious man, I am or I am not, that’s not my problem, but take me anywhere, I won’t dress up like this, I will wear blue jean, you know, no, no, no, no, no, I am telling you and open chest shirt.

(Students laugh)

No, no, I did it once, I am telling you, and I will wear some funny shoes, take me there, in one minute they will realize I am religious man, one minute, it won’t take more than sixty seconds. It is not that I am religious man, not at all, my very presence is religious, you talk to me anything, playboy, this boy, that boy, you will find me always turning you around, to letting you understand, there is a higher self, it’s not that I don’t joke, it’s not that I am cut throat humorist, I make jokes on everything, with few people with whom I am very free, or where I feel I am educating, not that I am prisoner of war because somebody ego is projecting and I have to defend myself, because people who come to me are just like glass, little rub, crack. So you have to be very compassionate and keep them in a very kind situation.

First of all, when a person enters I know from the aura, whether person is coming or a fraud is coming or a, deer is coming or elephant is coming, you know I don’t have a problem with that. Rarely who human walks in to me, you know, so you understand I am handicapped, put yourself in my position, you will commit suicide, really I have to tell an idiot, how happy I am to see him, how beautiful I am to see him, how marvelous it is, what I am trying to actually do it, to bring balance in his third center so, his arc line maybe human, before I can talk, you don’t understand my tragedy, I am a born blind man, all I see is arc line aura and bah, bah, bah, and what I see, I compute at a spontaneous time, now tell me if you see somebody as Mr. A and you feel him as Mr. Z how you will deal with it. But I have a mission to accomplish, that’s a mission of delivery, sometime we discuss, sometime things with some people, there is a one student of mine, we have been discussing this it from last three years,

He said, “Sir, draw the line.”

I said, “Where? World is an ocean, you draw the line on water what that means?”

One day he was arguing for about two hours, very convincing, he read the books, he read the American history, he read even Indian books, he even quoted Guru Gobind Singh, ‘draw the line,’ I just, in the end said, “Do you believe in God?”

He said “Yes!”

“Do you know anything about God?”

He said, “Little bit.”

I said, “When He draw the line.”

He said, “I said, if God cannot draw the line,

‘Rukh Ruuaan Ki Rozi Na Taarey.’

This is, I said, “Guru Gobind Singh” God doesn’t get angry with anybody, God doesn’t take revenge from anybody, God doesn’t deny any, one who denies another person, has nothing to do with God. Denial is not God, but where is the courage in us to accept, that whole thing, here, at the third center, we can be totally unique, perfect, our presence can work, we can be beautiful without any setup and charm, if we have our third center working for us, they say it is dormant, I agree with it, it is dormant and we are dormant, you know what we do, we do something, you know for what, to live, to survive, we do nothing to enjoy life, tell me what you do? Anybody can tell me?

Is there anything you do to enjoy life, because none of you has a balanced observation, you cannot observe and think and then balance, you have to be there, well, wait a minute, you take honey, you get the taste spontaneously, you take red chilies, you take the taste (?), so is the life, you take the taste of life spontaneously, does it run in brain, no, does it run in hips, no, does it run by the skin and the sensors, no, balance is observed at the third center, brain only multi, magnifies it, do you understand.

Today and tomorrow, I will work on it, if we have to work little more than what we could spend another week, I want you to honestly understand, once in lifetime, what I am talking. I know, you do not know what I am talking. You touch here there is a little one point, it was once a place, it was okay, it never gets sick, no pimple on it, why should we bother about it, it doesn’t bother us, we should not bother it, that’s the attitude. Actually, without the activity of this point, everybody lives in a dungeon. Life means nothing, then we have a substitute, sensations, drama, trauma, problems, magnitude, mind, we play games, you know why we are slave to our mind, because our this third point doesn’t balance life, so then we start thinking, why?

Why, it’s as high as sky, there is no answer to that, why, it’s a run, it’s a blind run, everybody’s life is a blind run, I can say it, because I have experience of it. It is such a run that you can’t stop, is this run essential? No. Needed? No. What is it? It’s a waste of time. You want to do it the hard way or the soft way, come on, how you are ready? Hard way will be difficult, you are Americans you know, let us do slowly, right. Hard way is to make the Mool Bandh, root lock, and then do it, that’s very damn difficult, but it’s enjoyable, it’s very sensual, now you are ready, hah, hah, I know you.

(Students laugh)

I can persuade you, the way I want it, but actually let’s do it scientifically, slowly, see what it is? Balance your hand in such a way that every part of the hand, palm, fingers, meet exactly in balance, and put a pressure there, exactly as, as it to pressure the nerve at the navel point. Navel point and this pressure will play just like a heart beat, this pressure will be like this, like this, I am doing on the sides, so you can see me, you will keep it here, and both hand will press, when you press the navel and, and with the tip of the tongue, you will chant. You are going to do three things, your hand will press like a beat of the heart, by your will, your navel will be pulled in, by your will, with the press of the hands, and your tip of the tongue will talk, “Humee Hum” this is how you will all talk, “Humee Hum Brahm Hum” it will look weird, but don’t worry, in the long run you will open up, okay, understand? Make the spine straight please and balance your hand exactly in a way that you can feel every part of the hand, and then let’s do it, okay.

(Tape, “Humee Hum Brahm Hum” is played.

YB: (Over the tape) You will have a fun tonight.

Side B

(Tape, “Humee Hum Brahm Hum” is played.)

(Tape stops)

Inhale, inhale and now pull the navel and press the tip of the tongue and concentrate, let it go, now, again, inhale deep consciously, hold the breath, now pull the navel inward and the tip of the tongue, let it go, now if you have not done it twice right, do it this time, inhale deep, deep, now steady, pull the navel in, press the tongue tip tongue, hard, relax.

I did not let you go through it, it’s a part of your life, now, we did it, just assess yourself, don’t bother, you are not going to tell anybody anything, just feel. It is such a quick difference you can feel, you don’t have to convince anybody, that Infinity, that God, that Purity, that power, that pure power is in your navel point, you can’t buy it, you can’t sell it and I cannot give you, you cannot take it, but I will give a technological knowledge, through which you can initiate it, so it’ll start working for you, what that will mean ultimately, I am not saying that there will be no problems, I am not saying there will be no rush, I am not saying that there will not scandals, I am not saying anything, but you will be untouched.

You can sit like a lotus, in the muddy waters and enjoy life, that is the power of the third Chakra, it keeps you instant, Infinite, experience of your life, no time can measure it, no waste. There are lot of things in life, but there is nothing like this. Now, for five minutes we pray for peace, and there is a tape, right, and we will sing it with our heart, for five minutes. Now listen, if a American is dying, or if a Iraqi is dying, death is death, and war is war, you can contribute and participate in that war, giving your prayer for peace and who knows who’s prayer will work, all that guy has to get out of (?) and save his skin, that’s all it is, he doesn’t, he didn’t know, he, I believe it.

Why we want war? We want to test it out. I tell you why we went to war, I mean forget about American politics. We went to war, to test it out, whether our new billions of dollar war machine works or not, and poor guy invited us, that’s all it is.

(Students laugh)

Who is going to go and live in a rock, tell me, anybody of you? No, it is not true, but we have to test it out what we have, he offered the opportunity, they are never going to have ground war, are you kidding, what for? They can nail him right from the sky, why should they bother, everybody band together, you know why? British want to test their war machine, even the French, who I never understood, will ever join, they are testing their own aeroplanes or they are sending the message to Russia, your MiGs are no good, this is not a war, it’s a human tragedy, there is nothing in this war.

You know what will happen in real war, where we will conquer Iraq, liberate Kuwait, then we built up Iraq, then we will believe, without Iraq there is no balance in that area, first we will beat it, then will nurture it, first we destroy all the bridges then we will built it, this is, this is what we do with Japan, this we did with the Korea, this is what we did with Formosa, this is what, oh Germany we spend everything there. So, world has learnt, when they want to be rich and great, they pick up war with us.

(Students laugh)

Really, that’s the American way. First beat a heck out of them, then built them up. Japan is no bigger than the human pancreas, it’s just a little thing, he is giving us the money, can you believe that. Germany waged two world wars, now that is our ally, friend. We guard its borders, we do everything, we give him everything and they are having a fun, they are not worried, now they say, because of two world wars we are not joining it, period. When war will be over, we will send the engineers to built it up, which American way is. But you know, human tragedy is a human tragedy, let’s pray in our own way, you know as exactly we want to pray.

(Tape, “Ang Sang Wahe Guru…” is played)

(Tape stops)

Our prayer is, that with each atom of their life God is, that’s what we are projecting, where wherever they are, near or far, whatever the status is good or bad, God be with them, that is the prayer, the feeling of oneness. Just imagine you are there in that desert, first imagine that, that’s what the imagination is useful. Imagine being there, imagine being with these people and then feel and pray, that God be with them, the total of them, with all of them, thank you. “May the long time Sunshine upon you.”

Students sing: May the long time Sunshine upon you…

YB: God, Almighty bless us, bless all these people, give them comfort and peace, be with them in life and death, bring peace to the Earth, that’s our prayer, give us the strength to pray, give us the strength to be, give us the strength to elevate ourself, Sat Nam. We will meet tomorrow again, thank you.

Today: “You are on the right track.  Remain kind and approachable.  Do not be seduced by any agenda.” – from the I Ching

You are on the right track.  Remain kind and approachable.  Do not be seduced by any agenda.

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50 – Fifty  Ting / The Caldron

Fire rises hot and bright from the Wood beneath the sacrificial caldron:
The Superior Person positions himself correctly within the flow of Cosmic forces.

Supreme Accomplishment.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

Your needs are coming into harmony with the requirements of the Cosmos.
Blending brilliantly with the Dance of Life, you are becoming an actual element of Cosmic Law.
Your goals will now be realized because you no longer cut against the Cosmic grain; you are no longer swimming against the flow of the Tao.
You are acquiring an intuitive sense of what can and cannot be, and aligning your efforts accordingly.

Six in the fifth place means:

The ting has yellow handles, golden carrying rings.
Perseverance furthers.

Here we have, in a ruling position, a man who is approachable and modest in nature. As a result of this attitude he succeeds in finding strong and able helpers who complement and aid him in his work. Having achieved this attitude, which requires constant self-abnegation, it is important for him to hold to it and not to let himself be led astray.

44 – Forty-Four  Kou / Compulsion

A playful Zephyr dances and delights beneath indulgent Heaven:
A Prince who shouts orders but will not walk among his people may as well try to command the four winds.

A strong, addictive temptation, much more dangerous than it seems.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You are ignoring a clear and present danger to your well-being.
If this threat emanated from a heavy-handed oppressor, you would see it coming.
But this danger comes to you in the form of a seduction, an amusement, a diversion, an indulgence that is eating away at the fiber of your secure little world.
You are too cocksure.
You underestimate the tribute this dalliance will demand.


 


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Today: “Break your despair or complement your enthusiasm with clarity.  Do not be deluded. Keep real.” – from the I Ching

Break your despair or complement your enthusiasm with clarity.  Do not be deluded. Keep real.

“Thus he neither flatters those above nor neglects those beneath him; he is as firm as a rock.” 

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16 – Sixteen  Yü / Enthusiasm

Thunder comes resounding out of the Earth:
Similar thunder roars up from the masses when the Superior Person strikes a chord in their hearts.

Whip up enthusiasm, rally your forces, and move boldly forward.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

There is a rhythmic force, a world music, that lives deep in the Unconscious of each of us.
It’s a primitive drumbeat, a shaking rattle, a tribal chant that invokes the primal self to rise up and join the dance.
This is the enthusiasm that is generated now.
Not rhetorical persuasion, not a play on the emotions, but a charismatic, irresistible Call of the Wild.
Confucius said that the person who could comprehend this could ‘rule the world as though it were spinning in his hand.’
This is a time for instinct, not intellect — the Thunder from the Beneath.

Six in the second place means:

Firm as a rock. Not a whole day.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

This describes a person who does not allow himself to be misled by any illusions. While others are letting themselves be dazzled by enthusiasm, he recognizes with perfect clarity the first signs of the time. Thus he neither flatters those above nor neglects those beneath him; he is as firm as a rock. When the first sign of discord appears, he knows the right moment for withdrawing and does not delay even for a day. Perseverance in such conduct will bring good fortune. Kongfu (Confucius) says about this line:

To know the seeds, that is divine indeed. In his association with those above him, the superior man does not flatter. In his association with those beneath him, he is not arrogant. For he knows the seeds. The seeds are the first imperceptible beginning of movement, the first trace of good fortune (or misfortune) that shows itself. The superior man perceives the seeds and immediately takes action. He does not wait even a whole day. In the Yi Jing it is said: “Firm as a rock. Not a whole day. Perseverance brings good fortune.”

Firm as a rock, what need of a whole day?
The judgement can be known.
The superior man knows what is hidden and what is evident.
He knows weakness, he knows strength as well.
Hence the myriads look up to him.

40 – Forty  Hsieh / Liberation

A Thunderous Cloudburst shatters the oppressive humidity:
The Superior Person knows the release in forgiveness, pardoning the faults of others and dealing gently with those who sin against him.

It pays to accept things as they are for now.
If there is nothing else to be gained, a return brings good fortune.
If there is something yet to be gained, act on it at once.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

The relief you experience here is not your own personal pardon, but the release of others from your rigid expectations.
Like a hot air balloon, you will rise to new heights as you cast the heavy sandbags of resentments and restrictions away from you.
Feel the lightness of being that results from forgiving others and accepting them as they are.
Free yourself of the endless vigil of policing the behavior of others.
See them for who they are, not what they can or can’t do for you.


 


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“Any man who creates environments to show clarity about the causes and effects of the Creator—beauty and bounty in this world—gets merged into infinity.” Yogi Bhajan

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Today: “Leadership has failed out of blind obstinacy. We cannot fix what has happened.” – from the I Ching

Leadership has failed out of blind obstinacy. We cannot fix what has happened.  We must take things into our own hands to do what we can to set things on a right path and never allow this to happen again.

“If a man misses the right time for return, he meets with misfortune. The misfortune has its inner cause in a wrong attitude toward the world. The misfortune coming upon him from without results from this wrong attitude. What is pictured here is blind obstinacy and the judgement that is visited upon it.”

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24 – Twenty-Four  Fu / Return

Thunder regenerates deep within Earth’s womb:
Sage rulers recognized that the end of Earth’s seasonal cycle was also the starting point of a new year and a time for dormancy.
They closed the passes at the Solstice to enforce a rest from commerce and activity.
The ruler himself did not travel.

You have passed this way before but you are not regressing.
This is progress, for the cycle now repeats itself, and this time you are aware that it truly is a cycle.
The return of old familiars is welcome.
You can be as sure of this cycle as you are that seven days bring the start of a new week.
Use this dormancy phase to plan which direction you will grow.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You are about to experience a rebirth — about to be given another chance, a new lease on life.
You have persevered, gone the distance through an entire cycle — through the Spring of hope or new passion, through a Summer of growth and building, only to be sacrificed like the archetypal Harvest King at the Autumn reaping.
You lie dormant like seed beneath Winter snows now, healing and absorbing new energies in preparation for the new young Spring coming shortly to your life.

Six at the top means:
Missing the return. Misfortune.
Misfortune from within and without.
If armies are set marching in this way,
One will in the end suffer a great defeat,
Disastrous for the ruler of the country.
For ten years
It will not be possible to attack again.

If a man misses the right time for return, he meets with misfortune. The misfortune has its inner cause in a wrong attitude toward the world. The misfortune coming upon him from without results from this wrong attitude. What is pictured here is blind obstinacy and the judgement that is visited upon it.

21 – Twenty-One  Shih Ho / Biting Through

The merciless, searing judgement of Lightning fulfills the warning prophecies of distant Thunder.
Sage rulers preserved Justice by clearly defining the laws, and by delivering the penalties decreed.

Though unpleasant, it is best to let justice have its due.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

A terrible reckoning is due.
A wrong will be righted — and even if it has been you who has been wronged, you will tremble at the terrible power of Justice untempered by Mercy.
Pray for your oppressor, that his punishment will fit his crime.


 


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“We have to understand the basic fundamental existence of ours—to understand the spirit. Once you understand the spirit you are all right.” Yogi Bhajan

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Today: “We must sit and wait for the evil to devour the good completely before it consumes itself.” – from the I Ching

We must sit and wait for the evil to devour the good completely before it consumes itself.  The consciousness that gave it birth and sustained it will then depleted and exhausted and there will be justice.

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36 – Thirty-Six  Ming I / Eclipsing the Light

Warmth and Light are swallowed by Deep Darkness:
The Superior Person shows his brilliance by keeping it veiled among the masses.

Stay true to your course, despite the visible obstacles ahead.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

This time calls for a saintly effort to turn the other cheek.
You have been deliberately injured.
Going blow-for-blow will only escalate this war.
Abstain from vengeance.
Show all watching that you are above it.
Sidestep your aggressor’s headlong charge, giving him the opportunity to fall on his face.

Six at the top means:

Not light but darkness.
First he climbed up to heaven,
Then plunged into the depths of the earth.

Here the climax of the darkening is reached. The dark power at first held so high a place that it could wound all who were on the side of good and of the light. But in the end it perishes of its own darkness, for evil must itself fall at the very moment when it has wholly overcome the good, and thus consumed the energy to which it owed its duration.

37 – Thirty-Seven  Chia Jên / Family Duties

Warming Air Currents rise and spread from the Hearthfire:
The Superior Person weighs his words carefully and is consistent in his behavior.

Be as faithful as a good wife.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

One in this situation must be keenly aware of his influence on others.
Maintain a healthy respect for the ripple effect of your words and deeds.
To some you serve as a role model.
You can either help shape their world or tilt them into chaos.
Show temperance and consideration to all.


 


Today: “We are here to serve and to help each other.” – from the I Ching

We are here to serve and to help each other.  Our service comes from inner conviction.  As such, we are graced with the great power and resources to accomplish our intentions.

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11 – Eleven T’ai / Peace

Heaven and Earth embrace, giving birth to Peace.
The Superior Person serves as midwife, presenting the newborn gift to the people.

The small depart; the great approach.
Success.
Good fortune.

It doesn’t get any better than this.
Everything is in harmony, all obstacles are cleared from your Path, anything you could ask for is right at hand.
This is the Elysian Fields, the Garden of Eden.
The only thing wrong with Peace is that it, too, must change.
Whether you are in this state of harmony now or it is predicted for your future, recognize it as your greatest opportunity to build your resources against less harmonious times.

Six in the fourth place means:

He flutters down, not boasting of his wealth,
Together with his neighbor,
Guileless and sincere.

In times of mutual confidence, people of high rank come in close contact with the lowly quite simply and without boasting of their wealth. This is not due to the force of circumstances but corresponds with their inmost sentiment. The approach is made quite spontaneously, because it is based on inner conviction.

34 – Thirty-Four Ta Chuang / Awesome Power

Thunder fills the Heavens with its awful roar, not out of pride, but with integrity; if it did less, it would not be Thunder:
Because of his Great Power, the Superior Person takes pains not to overstep his position, so that he will not seem intimidating or threatening to the Established Order.

Opportunity will arise along this course.

The Awesome Power available in this hexagram stems from what the Taoists call your Te, a term not perfectly translated into English.
Roughly, it is your Integrity — not in the Western sense of honor — but more in the psychological definition of a full integration of Who You Are.
This Awesome Power is achieved only by fully embracing both the good and the bad, the strong and the weak, the masculine and the feminine — all polarities within you.
Such self-knowledge spawns a Mastery tempered with the humility necessary to rein in and harness this Awesome Power.


 


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Today: “Be aware of your influence on others.” – from the I Ching

Be aware of your influence on others.  Know the impact of your words.  Use your communications wisely for positive results.

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Warming Air Currents rise and spread from the Hearthfire:
The Superior Person weighs his words carefully and is consistent in his behavior.

Be as faithful as a good wife.

One in this situation must be keenly aware of his influence on others.
Maintain a healthy respect for the ripple effect of your words and deeds.
To some you serve as a role model.
You can either help shape their world or tilt them into chaos.
Show temperance and consideration to all.

This hexagram represents the laws obtaining within the family. The strong line at the top represents the father, the lowest the son. The strong line in the fifth place represents the husband, the yielding second line the wife. On the other hand, the two strong lines in the fifth and the third place represent two brothers, and the two weak lines correlated with them in the fourth and the second place stand for their respective wives. Thus all the connections and relationships within the family find their appropriate expression. Each individual line has the character according with its place. The fact that a strong line occupies the sixth place – where a weak line might be expected – indicates very clearly the strong leadership that must come from the head of the family. The line is to be considered here not in its quality as the sixth but in its quality as the top line. THE FAMILY shows the laws operative within the household that, transferred to outside life, keep the state and the world in order. The influence that goes out from within the family is represented by the symbol of the wind created by fire.

THE FAMILY. The perseverance of the woman furthers.

The foundation of the family is the relationship between husband and wife. The tie that hold the family together lies in the loyalty and perseverance of the wife. Her place is within (second line), while that of the husband is without (fifth line). It is in accord with the great laws of nature that husband and wife take their proper places. Within the family a strong authority is needed; this is represented by the parents. If the father is really a father and the son a son, if the elder brother fulfils his position, and the younger fulfils his, if the husband is really a husband and the wife a wife, then the family is in order. When the family is in order, all the social relationships of mankind will be in order.
Three of the five social relationships are to be found within the family – that between father and son, which is the relation of love, that between the husband and wife, which is the relation of chaste conduct, and that between elder and younger brother, which is the relation of correctness. The loving reverence of the son is then carried over to the prince in the form of faithfulness to duty; the affection and correctness of behavior existing between the two brothers are extended to a friend in the form of loyalty, and to a person of superior rank in the form of deference. The family is society in embryo; it is the native soil on which performance of moral duty is made easy through natural affection, so that within a small circle a basis of moral practice is created, and this is later widened to include human relationships in general.

Wind comes forth from fire:
The image of THE FAMILY.
Thus the superior man has substance in his words
And duration in his way of life.

Heat creates energy: this is signified by the wind stirred up by the fire and issuing forth from it. This represents influence working from within outward. The same thing is needed in the regulation of the family. Here too the influence on others must proceed from one’s own person. In order to be capable of producing such an influence, one’s words must have power, and this they can have only if they are based on something real, just as flame depends on its fuel. Words have influence only when they are pertinent and clearly related to definite circumstances. General discourses and admonitions have no effect whatsoever. Furthermore, the words must be supported by one’s entire conduct, just as the wind is made effective by its duration. Only firm and consistent conduct will make such an impression on others that they can adapt and conform to it. If words and conduct are not in accord and not consistent, they will have no effect.


 


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