Deep Waters (29)
Deep Waters This is the time when one experiences going into darkness of ensnaring dangers. Hold to the lessons learnable from nature. When one releases oneself from subjective attitudes, one becomes like water in a ravine; One cannot ladle with a sieve, nor strain with a dipper.
This is a a uniquely powerful time and because the solstice and the New Moon fall on the sane day, it is truly a time to say goodbye to the old and to anchor something new.
Feel the new influences sliding in, the most prominent being a focus on wanting to be more creative in life and in everything you do. In your work with RESPONSIBILITY and OPPORTUNITY, be open to infusing it with creativity and the inspiration that creativity brings. Spend some time imagining outside the box and allowing new ideas and expansive intentions to guide you in writing some new intentions and goals for yourself.
One of the important opportunities of this solstice and new moon is to work on releasing all disappointments, regrets and dissatisfactions from the past year. These energies only hold you hostage and keep you from moving forward into a beautiful transition and new opportunities. So work on releasing the old, whatever it is, and MOVE ON into the NEW. This is such a great chance for a powerful re-set, so don't waste it, use it! The solstice is always a good time to do a ritual around releasing the old. You can burn, bury, shred and cleanse with sage, tobacco or other smoke.
Keep track of your review either by sharing with another or writing it down. Spend some time in prayer and intention-setting based on what comes up. It is a good time to focus.
Honor this new moon with this time for yourself and your own personal growth.
Sequence: Everything is encompassed by limitations. The sage, bent over by the concern of others, counsels that our Tao nature is woven into our inclinations and intuition. Beware that cosmic consciousness is not engulfed by short-sighted desire or long-reaching passion. By being constant in virtue one becomes an ideal person.
Return (24) 1-6 Days
All matter can be changed into energy. All energy can be changed into matter. Neither becomes totally the other. Nothing is ever totally destroyed. When what is created completes itself in exhaustion, it returns to its source hidden in the non-manifested. From within the non-manifested things begin to manifest anew. To come back or go back is Return.
Sequence: The negation of all things is the way of the universe. Return implies restoration and resurrection. Cyclicity is the practice of repetition is a principle of cosmic endurance. There is always Return.
Sources of Good Fortune Gentleness. There is no rush.
Sources of Misfortune Violent use of the accelerator before the machine is balanced.
Instructions: Enter the Eleventh Moon knowing that to come back and to go is the same. Know what leaving and returning is.
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Paths to Access the Oracle
Effective ways to experience the wisdom of IChing
IChing is a comprehensive compendium of human characteristics both individual and group. The book is a philosophical text of 64 chapters codified in hexagrams that can be accessed using a divinatory method or by constructing an image by combining two trigrams into a hexagram. As a sacred text the IChing is a channel to communicate with the great mystery.
Transformative Tao accesses the Oracle through four paths: What time is it for me?, Three Currents, Twelve Branches and the IChing Lunar Journal.
What time is it for me? In Hexagram 63 Line 2 the wisdom 'Do not pursue: you will get it in seven days.' A hexagram spans six days. By following the path, experiencing your life and contemplating the question a realization or manifestation will come to you. The reading is 90 minutes and costs $25. Schedule a What time is it for me?
Three Currents In Hexagram 23 the wisdom is the flow of three currents in the triad beget, become, begone also in be, do, have and idea, design, product. The form of the inquiry is What time is it for me? How do I think and act in this time? What do I prepare for? The Three Currents conversation takes about three hours, plays out over eighteen days and costs $45.. Schedule a Three Currents,
Twelve Branches is a 72 day, 2 1/2 lunar cycles spiritual journey that encompasses your life and times. Twelve Branches carries on the mandala diagrams and arcana attributed to Taoist fangshi of the Han Dynasty (206BC - 219CE) that became public during the Song Dynasty (960-1278CE). The seminar includes 14 lessons and costs $90. Schedule preparing for your Twelve Branches two weeks before the next New Moon.
IChing Lunar Journal is a year long diary beginning on the Chinese New Year, this time falling on February 19th, 2015, The Year of the Goat. The lunar journal carries you through a naturalistic time and serves as a repository of your insights and transformational development. The book is $45, a year long seminar is $300.. IChing Lunar Journal is available in January.
Your life activities, including intentional, habitual and happenstance, are the means and matters of the pathways. By faithfully and diligently sojourning through the IChing you'll realize your request in it's most appropriate form. Be like water.
The IChing is both the vehicle and a map of a transformative shojourn. During the days of your journey your daily personal life and activity is your landscape. Everything is material, those you encounter deliver messages, things are given and taken away, stuff happens. The approach is experiential. One acts from instinct and intuition independent of judgement. Results are measured in matters and means.
Being in the Way of the Transformative Tao cultivates seeing what is coming, hearing what is about to be said and knowing what is ready to happen for you. This way is auspicious in providing openings for spiritual alchemy.
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Methodically stay with it and you will reach the appropriate manifestation of your original inquiry.