Create balance in mind, body and spirit – Kua 27 – did so much of that yesterday that I didn’t get to make a blog post; that was the I-CHING Kua for yesterday. Ever have a day when you just know, without a doubt, that things are out of balance? It’s a matter of finding out what we need to do in order to restore that and then taking step one, step two and before you know it things start to feel much better. Using one’s intuitive impulses at these times to lead one to the next step, asking the question, “What do I need?” and then observing the response–this helps. That’s the kind of day I had yesterday…
It rained all day and my elbow was hurting from doing too much yard work and I felt a headache coming on—What do I need? What do I need? –that was the mantra for me yesterday. I decided it was a haircut which I did myself. I cut off a good 4 inches and felt much lighter. Then I acted on doing small things that I’d been putting off and one thing to another mixed with doing an hour aerobic workout, a meditation, housework and by the end of the day I was feeling good as new again. Essentially, I took the advice/guidance of Kua 27 and nurtured body, mind and spirit.
Health and well-being goes beyond being free from disease—our body, mind and spirit must be in balanced in order to radiate light. Mine wasn’t. Today’s message is to ask the self what is needed in order to restore balance in the mind/body/spirit. Sometimes what is needed is to change our daily routine and “clean up our act” (in my case yesterday, housework and a haircut and no blog post).
When the body/mind is balanced, our capacity for spontaneity, joy, and peace is increased. Every part of us requires nourishment—not just our stomach. Today the question for contemplation is “How well am I nourishing myself? What do I need?”
I will have to skip over the astrological and tarot archetype correlations for this one—or I will add them as an addendum later…
Kua 27 is called “The Corners of the Mouth” OR “Providing Sustenance”. How can you provide nourishment for yourself today? Let your intuition guide you.
ADDENDUM—ASTROLOGY AND TAROT ARCHETYPE KEYWORD ASSOCIATIONS:
Scorpio — probing deeply into one’s soul
Sagittarius – seeking freedom; optimism
Aquarius — liberating from conditioned states; detaching; objectivity
Pisces – meditation; seeking peace; self-compassion; withdrawal
Hierophant (High Priest) – going within and consulting the inner guide; listening to the small voice within
Temperance – Sagittarius archetype; honoring inner values; intuition; awareness of what needs healing and balancing
High Priestess – being in touch with the subconscious; bringing what is unconscious into awareness; being in-tune with inner knowing
Death – change; getting down to basics and bare bone realizations (Scorpio archetype); determining true inner yearnings; shedding of the old (i.e. the haircut in my example above 🙂
Hanged Man – feeling the need to be still or to turn things around; reversing the routine; healing and rejuvenation within; usual thinking needs to be reversed; looking at life
The Chariot – awareness of the “vehicle” i.e. the body; body awareness; taking the middle way of the polarities of life; ability to regulate one’s life