When all seems lost and hopeless, do not give up. Stay connect to the intent of the one Great Heart, which connects with and is part of all other hearts, for there is only one great beating, loving heart, which you all share. Stay connected to its loving intent that all may find their way to its knowledge and wisdom and find solace in its embrace. Let love be the language that brings light and truth back into each heart. Let the one Great Heart show you the way, for its love knows no bounds.
Wisdom is received by being open to new experiences, by being a lifelong learner, a student of the world and the spirit both. Knowledge is gained when one dares to defy the norm and be open to the unusual. To evolve demands a break from the mundanities of life as you know it so that the true source of knowledge may be accessed. Let your mind go free, your heart be open, your innocent self be trusting of all that truly exists to guide you. Beyond the human self lies the infinite. Tap into that and discover all you truly need in order to navigate the world as you know it and the world as you don’t yet know it as well.
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 eve of the summer solstice, the most enlightened day of the year, President Trump abruptly cancelled a retaliatory strike upon Iran.
The year is cyclical and repetitive, punctuated by seasons that mark life’s beginning to its completion. The summer solstice elongates the light of consciousness at its highest peak, a supreme opportunity to be in alignment with inner truth.
Perhaps under the impact of solstice energy, President Trump was influenced momentarily to be patient and acquiesce to the greater good.
I threw the I Ching this morning, with the question: Where are we now in the cycle of the Tao and how best to promote fulfillment?
The I Ching responded with hexagram #48, The Well, with moving lines in the fifth and sixth places. The model for The Well in nature is the tree, whose wooden roots penetrate the earth to draw up the water that sustains its life. The well, in ancient China, was accessed by a wooden pole that dipped a bucket into the water, which was raised to nourish all.
The I Ching warns that carelessness in raising the bucket can be disastrous, such as, “if for instance the military defense of a state is carried to such excess that it provokes wars by which the power of the state is annihilated, that is a breaking of the jug.”
On an individual level, the I Ching counsels that, “every human being can draw in the course of (their) education from the inexhaustible wellspring of the divine in (human) nature. But here likewise two dangers threaten: a (person) might fail in (their) education to penetrate to the real roots of humanity and remain fixed in convention… or (they) may suddenly collapse and neglect (their) self- development.”
Interestingly, the future work proposed by the I Ching to solidify the best use of the well is hexagram #18: Work on what has been spoiled. That hexagram has us address the contents of the shadow or personal unconscious that create decay within the personality, as well as the attitude of the ego in a state of avoidance or inertia.
The two moving lines of the hexagram are extremely hopeful. The nine in the fifth place states that the water in the well is exceedingly pure, fed by a spring of living water. Thus, the channel to the living spirit is available in the hearts of everyone. However, what is lacking here is the volitional drawing from this wellspring of wisdom. Though the knowledge and right guidance are available, they must be drawn upon to arrive at right action.
The six at the top takes it to that final step: “One draws from the well without hindrance. It is dependable. Supreme good fortune.” All are empowered to draw from the inexhaustible guidance and nurturance of their inner well, situated in the higher truth of the heart chakra.
Thus, the I Ching highlights in these accentuated lines that the guidance we truly need is readily available within our hearts. We are primed to receive it, since we already have available to us the tools to procure it. The time is right to exercise such actions.
These tools include, reading the synchronistic signs that appear to guide us through our days, as well as the dreams which foreshadow the opportunities for self-development each night. In the calmness of meditation we open directly our channel to spirit.
Specifically, the I Ching asks us to face the source of our guilt. By facing and addressing the issues behind our guilt, the water of our inner well is clarified to nurture our fulfillment. Sometimes we must undergo shocks to our well before we are fully ready to deepen our fulfillment. This is the work of recapitulation that fully frees our energy from the ‘impurities’ of the past.
The time is right for deepening fulfillment through drinking the pure waters that await in the deepest caverns of the heart.
Find your path, your spiritual intent, and stick to it, but do not be afraid to explore beyond it, for when on a spiritual journey it is important to be open and expectant, to experience new things. For it is only in having experiences that one truly learns and truly knows something. A decision to follow a certain path does not make one an expert. Only experience allows one knowledge, and knowledge gained eventually leads to wisdom. This is true in all walks of life. Seek experience, be open to experience, let experiences come to you and then decide if they are right for you and your spirit to engage in. Some will be right, some will not be right. You decide. But whatever you decide you will learn something of value, and that is what having an experience is all about.