Let there be moments of gratitude simply for the reason that you can stop the world for a moment and give thanks. Let there be moments of silence and stillness, simply to grant yourself their beauty. Let there be moments of unbiased joy simply for the feel of it, happiness for happiness’ sake. Take time to stop for a moment, breathe, and shift your world into positive experiences simply because you have it within your power to do so. As an autonomous being use your autonomy more often to change your world, from dark to light, from powerless to powerful, from lonely to loving, one moment at a time.
What are you holding onto? What have you encapsulated? Some thought, idea, perception that you think belongs to you when in fact it is not yours to carry? Perhaps you are unconsciously protecting someone else, burdening yourself out of fear for another, out of empathy, out of guilt? Everyone must live out their own life, their own mistakes, their own karma. Everyone carries something with them into life that defines them, something they alone must face and resolve. A true warrior attends to the personal karmic issues with unbending intent and reaches toward the personal potential with nerves of steel, simultaneously allowing others to do the same. This requires a certain degree of detachment, but it is detachment with utter dedication to a path of heart as the only true path. It involves awakening the deepest of love and kindness and the knowledge that the only way a warrior will achieve karmic resolve is by walking that personal path of heart and by facing those karmic issues personally. It involves knowing that everyone is a warrior and that life must be allowed to unfold along its karmic path in order for each warrior to resolve and evolve. But most importantly, do it all with love. That’s the warrior’s way.
I Ching: What is the guidance for all in this time of great disarray?
As can be readily seen, the first four throws produced highly charged Yin Lines, topped with two solid Yang lines.
The image generated is one of a large tower on a mountain that captures a wide view of the countryside. Likewise, it is easily seen from a great distance. Thus, the image urges developing a broad perspective, as well as being a good example for all to see.
The four activated building blocks of the tower’s supporting columns (represented by the X marks) offer nuanced guidance and turn into their opposites, as they become the Primal Spirit: The Creative, hexagram #1. These four lines highlight the necessary progressive changes required before one steps into directing their power effectively. Their individual guidance, in the order of their position, as follows:
Contemplation hindered by immaturity. A shallow, thoughtless view of prevailing forces hinders effective leadership. Counsel encourages growing up and accepting responsibility. Contemplate the fuller picture of the interconnected whole.
One looks out only through the crack of the door, a narrow one-sided point of view. This is the narcissistic perspective that relates everything to oneself. Guidance: dispassionately widen your horizon. Tolerate and strive to understand and value the views of others.
Place of transition. Going to the heart center to receive guidance from the high Soul as to right action. This is ego moving beyond blame and one-sidedness, seeking inner truth.
Time for action. Being in alignment with the deepest truth, ego acts in accordance with the true needs of the interconnected whole.
Once these issues are addressed, allowing one to penetrate the objective truth and take the necessary actions to support that truth, one becomes seen and experienced by others as an example to be followed, as they contemplate the truth of their own lives. The tower that affords the broadest view is the healing model for all.
With the strength afforded by surmounting the limitations to objective contemplation, one is fortified to direct the dynamic Spirit energy of the Creative, the life force itself. This is the optimal arrangement, a mature, broadminded leader who directs the life force toward the true needs of the interconnected whole.
The Creative is the active side of infinity. What’s at question is how that energy will be directed. As shamans point out, the life force can be directed toward good or evil deeds. Both can be manifested on a grand scale. Leadership that contemplates the true needs of the interconnected self, and the interconnected universe, is best fit to direct the power of the Creative.
Contemplate with humility, objectivity, and equanimity from the heart center, as you direct the creative force of your life and assess the intent of others.
Don’t forget to exercise your inner strength and prowess, to keep it in as good a shape as you seek to keep your mental and physical prowess. Your inner strength is your spiritual power, your magical you. Keep attuned to its nuances, its knowings, its hunches, and how it operates, for you are as much a spiritual being as you are a physical being. Tune it and turn on to the other you, the inner you, your magical spiritual self who waits patiently for you, every day, in the realms within.
Our audio channeling today offers good advice to get centered as we begin a new week, as the month of October winds down, and as the energies of Autumn come more fully upon us. May we all get centered in a way that fully supports our incredible, momentous journey through life.