Attain stability within in order to attain stability without, for your own inner strength is your greatest anchor in the world you reside in. If you are strong and secure within yourself nothing can harm you or pull you from your path of heart. From your stable inner center comes the guidance you need to navigate life as a being of light and love, as a being of knowledge and wisdom, for yes, all of this lies within you. All beings are warriors of light and love, full of knowledge and wisdom, they just don’t know it yet, even you! What you seek really does lie within, and what you need the most you already possess. Go within and discover your inner warrior, your true self. You won’t be disappointed. As within, so without.
Find your way to the healing balm that lies within you, to your own knowledge lying in wait, to your own ancient wisdom from the many things you have learned over many lifetimes. You carry within you all that you need in order to change, to grow, to evolve, and to heal into a new you. Tap into those ancient reserves within. You are your own medicine healer, your own teacher magician, your own wise person. Let your fullness emerge and become known to you in every calm breath you take, in every positive thought you think, in every sure step you take, for you do have within you all it takes to not only walk your path of heart but to flourish upon it. With firm intent, call upon your ancient wisdom within you, and use it wisely for your own greater good.
On the day of the assassination of Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, I consulted the I Ching for its perspective on it, as well as on the conflagration in Australia. Hexagram #63, After Completion, moving line in the fifth place, was my answer. The future of this constellation is hexagram #36, Darkening of the Light.
Completion, for the I Ching, marks the climax or culmination of a cycle that must, alas, begin anew. Think of the highpoint of the lunar cycle, the full moon. Once fullness is reached the light begins immediately to wane, as a new cycle begins. The events of January 3, 2020 mark the completion of a cycle; we are in a whole new era now.
Both the dramatic actions of nature, in its fires, and of human nature, in its decision to assassinate, mark the completion of a dream. We awaken now to a new dream. The moving line in the fifth place addresses the first order of business for that new dream: What attitude will prevail now?
This moving line in the fifth place is an action line that typically overreacts or takes action of its own accord when it is actually most appropriate to be patient, sober, and humble. This is an instance of the ego pushing the river, when what is called for is going with the flow. Here ego acts on its own willfulness, rather than assuming its proper place, as General to the intent of the High Self/Soul.
Though history does tend to repeat itself, the I Ching holds that we are not absolute victims of our habits, tendencies, and proclivities. The moving line in the fifth place depicts the usual course of history, history repeating itself. With that outcome in mind, it forecasts Darkening of the Light for the future, which is a time when shadow forces predominate, and the forces of light retreat, for safekeeping.
Within the hologram of every individual is the collective dream we are all confronted with and share, in some way, within ourselves. Thus, the fires of nature rage in the anxieties and mounting passions we all experience within our individual psyches and lives. As well, we all must contend with our ego selves that seek immediate relief and solution from the tension.
All of us must face the clouded perception brought about by the Darkening of the Light, as special interest entities try to steal our attention, energy, and allegiance to support their intent for this new dream. We truly are in a waking dream that has unleashed all manner of fantastic characters.
Keep it simple; address the dream of your individual life. Own every character that you are drawn to, or are afraid of, in the world. Find that character in the self, particularly the emperor with no clothes. Lead that character, not censoriously but definitely, into the light. Face the truth, and let it set you free through right action, action in alignment with the Tao.
For those characters that have taken up residence within but truly don’t belong there, vote them out. Send them off with compassion that they might find their own way home to wholeness.
And then, regardless of the duration of the darkness, guard your guiding light, as we embark upon A New Era.
Here is our first channeled message of 2020. In spite of all that’s happening in the world around us, our message from spirit remains steady: shine the light within, align with spirit, and create a new dream, beginning with you!
Maintain conscious awareness of your physical body, even as you strive to connect with and know your spiritual self, for both are equally important and necessary as you make your way on your journey through life. Without a healthy physical body your spirit will struggle, and without a healthy spirit your physical body will suffer. Keep them aligned with each other in healthy ways, giving each dedicated time and attention so that one does not miss the other, so that each may flourish, and so that your wholeness will never be in doubt. This is what you are so longing for, a more balanced union with self, body and spirit. In full awareness of yourself as body and spirit, may you travel on your ever-changing journey in health and happiness, knowing yourself to the fullest, achieving everything you wish for.