As you share your abilities and team spirit with others, beware of those who work to undermine your intentions. Recognize and stay away from those people. Do not depend on them. They would only drag you down.
Rely, instead, on your personal power of transformation, for yourself, and the impact it has on others. See yesterday’s reading
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#58, line 5, #54
This is the sign of true companionship. The principals in this situation exchange energy, ideas and feelings, constantly invigorating and encouraging each other to new heights of Spiritual achievement and Self-discovery. This exchange is not for the glory of the Team, but for furthering the process of each individual’s ‘Te’, or pure potentiality.
Dangerous elements approach even the best of men. If a man permits himself to have anything to do with them, their disintegrating influence acts slowly but surely, and inevitably brings dangers in its train. But if he recognizes the situation and can comprehend the danger, he knows how to protect himself and remains unharmed.
This is at best a Marriage of Convenience. You have found yourself in desperate straits, a position of weakness, and you are tempted to pay dearly for a remedy. A drowning man isn’t picky about who throws him a rope.
The rescue offered to you now is undesirable. It may pull you out of this sticky situation, but it will cause even greater predicaments down the road.
Don’t obligate yourself in this way. You are selling your future for a quick fix today.
Meditation: Ad Nad Kriya – Gupt Gian Shakti the Secret Power of the Knowledge
Personal I Ching readings
Tao Te Ching – Verse 12
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