The Gentle (57)
The Gentle means crouching. Crouching is a posture of submission, humbleness, restraint and non-assertiveness. It is a posture one assumes to go down into or beneath, in order to examine, to repair, to learn, to re-energize. Crouching may be antecedent to springing out, jumping upon, or leaping ahead.
The autumn arc of any cycle should be used for quiet observation. Reflect evenly on the past, review the actions taken, examine the results, and contemplate your goals. When you have penetrated more fully into Now, make plans that will harmonize with the forces that generate what is becoming.
Sequence: What one experiences in life is a response of universal energy and intelligence to one's commands. To have desirable experiences, refraim from negativity. Through gentleness realize penetration. Penetrate a situation more fully. Fuller understanding is the clarity represented in opposition. Clarity leads to joy.
The Receptive (2) 1-6 Days
The Receptive indicates the human placement in nature which is to serve. We enjoy the greatest harmony when we are individually and collectively yielding, devoted, moderate and correct. To yield to the things and conditions encountered in life is to dance with them so as to flow with a minimium of resistance. To be devoted is to protect and further the wellbeing of the ten thousand things. Be moderate in mutating, destroying and changing the forms of nature, Being correct means to attain leadership by following the guidance that comes from those who are led. Each time we make use of the infinite bounties which flow endlessly out of nature, humanity is somewhere enriched and ennobled.
Sequence: In the world of things two forces of importance complement each other. The Receptive is great because it strives to become perfect. Because it must seperate from the Originating, it never attains perfection. The Originating is the generating principle and the mystery of life comes from it. The Receptive brings the mystery into creation, thereby fulfilling the purpose of its nature.
Sources of Good Fortune Following the lead. Helping to integrate resources.
Sources of Misfortune Aggressive attitudes. Siezing the initiative. Questioning the original concepts.
Instructions: Enter the Tenth Moon knowing the nature of begetting, becoming and begoning. Integrate the three currents..
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Paths to Access the Oracle
Effective ways to experience the wisdom of IChing
IChing is a comprehensive compendium of human characteristictics 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 contempating 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.
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.