Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive – Sir W. Scott
The I Ching, or Book of Changes has influenced China’s understanding of our place in the universe for over three thousand years. It has recently been embraced by Western culture, translated and promoted to current mindsets. There are 64 hexagrams. Below is one.
There is no greater natural law in the Cosmos than Attraction. From the magnetic pull of an atom’s nucleus to the centrifugal force that spirals a galaxy, the face of the universe is shaped by Attraction. On a human scale, it is Attraction that fuels procreation and furthers our species.
Yet it is also Attraction that spawns greed and covetousness, threatening our extinction.
Attraction is the underlying force.
You are refined or debased by the objects of your desire.
What gravitational pull are you now under?
Around what sphere of influence do you circle?
Can you use your own ability to attract?
While an attraction can be strong and clear, all success depends on the effect of mutual attraction.
You create the intentions and that which has yet to come will find form within you and your life.
FANTASTIC. What about the 63 other Hexagrams, when shall we
S tell the Secret about them, especially the one about Release (no laws involved).
You do not find Joy by adding to your life. You find gratification and perpetuation, which is by no means a bad thing. Its just one facet on the mulchi-faceted path to awakening.
You do not become aware of truth, that little morsel that leads to authentic joy, by adding, but by subtracting, yet we keep on adding and adding and adding.
It is not outside of you.
Releasing your money to buy the secret does not count as ‘release.’
Is your loci of control internal or external?
Does the Law of Attraction conflict with the concept of Now? Of being? Of the Tao and the Zen way? Of the teaching of the One Mind? Of universal consciousness and abundance?
If you live in famine, poverty, a repressed society, or bound somehow from birth, do you have the luxury of working with the Law of Attraction? What lessons did you choose to experience this incarnation?
Meanwhile..in a parallel universe…..Hades (Pluto/ Dis) was running a muck. He was depicted as a dark-bearded, regal god. He was enthroned in the underworld, holding a bird-tipped sceptre, the giver of wealth, pouring fertility from a cornucopia. The Romans named him Dis, or Pluto, “the Lord of Riches.”
Hades desired a bride and petitioned his brother Zeus to grant him one of his daughters. The god offered him Persephone(The High Priestess), the daughter of Demeter (The Empress). However, knowing that the goddess would resist the marriage, there being no mutual attraction, he assented to the forceful abduction of the girl. When Demeter learned of this, she was furious and caused a great dearth to fall upon the earth (winter) until her daughter was returned. Zeus was forced to concede lest mankind perish, and the girl was fetched forth from the underworld. However, since she had tasted of the pomegranate seed, she was forced to return to him for a portion of each year. The cycles of the seasons was thus created.
Ebb and flow,
Give and take,
Reap and sow
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