Soulbyte for Sunday February 15, 2015: Waiting

Our visitor the Hawk... - Photo by Chuck Ketchel
Our visitor the Hawk…
– Photo by Chuck Ketchel

We present today’s Soulbyte in a different format out of concern for you, all of our readers. Here is the Soulbyte followed by a reading from the I Ching and a synchronicity that we experienced as we discussed it.

The Soulbyte:

Now is a time of tension and waiting, not action. You may feel as if someone is taking aim at you, as if you are in the crosshairs, waiting for the inevitable, and yet you have no idea why. You have a sense of knowing on a practical level, yet there is some deeper issue that remains hidden, driving your energy. This is a dangerous place to be in, for without clarity the wrong decisions will be made, with disastrous results. Thus the crosshairs. What or who is taking aim, and why? What is behind the tension you are now in the grips of? Is it fear? Innocence? An old wound? A childish emotion? To maintain stability and ride through the current tension, in yourself and in the world around you, infinitely personal and infinitely universal, do not act at this time but sit in the tension and with patience and deep soul-searching find the deeper truth about your own feelings. Only then will you be in a position to take the action that will be right. It might just be a matter of time before you gain clarity and so take the time you need. If restlessness arises refuse it. It will only aggravate an already tenuous condition or situation. Know that the tension is your friend, your good friend. And so treat it as such. It brings you more gifts than you realize. In time you will realize this. Be thankful and grateful for this time of tension in the crosshairs. Who is really taking aim at you? You might be surprised to find that it’s you!

As we discussed this Soulbyte, Chuck had concern that people not overreact to the ominous insinuation of it. He took out the I Ching and opened, knowingly, to Hexagram #5, Waiting, and read the following lines:

“One is faced with a danger that has to be overcome. Weakness and impatience can do nothing. Only a strong man can stand up to his fate, for his inner security enables him to endure to the end. This strength shows itself in uncompromising truthfulness with himself. It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any sort of self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized.”

To further support our process around this Soulbyte, at the exact moment of reading the above lines a hawk flew into the tree outside our window and patiently seated itself, at once the predator and yet also the stillness that faces things exactly as they are. The predator is ultimately the truth awaiting recognition. The hawk sat calmly surrounded by the blue jay guards. It flew off in good time, no harm done.

This whole process that we took the time to follow through to the end, in order to spare anyone difficulties or fear, is the exact process to undertake. The Soulbyte, the I Ching reading, and the hawk all underscore this. Be patient and wait.

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