Lovely! The Gentle, Kua 57. That was my plan for today, being gentle with myself and a friend wrote and delivered a message in her email communication—“listen to your body and pace yourself” is what she wrote. Those were my exact thoughts as I planned for my day today.
Maybe I overdid it on Friday and the weekend with yard work and the like, but late in the day yesterday was not a happy time. But then, the HUGE FULL MOON (did you see it over the weekend?) was/is in PISCES until like 3 AM’ish on Tuesday morning. In other words, the full day yesterday and today we’ve got a FULL MOON PISCES going on. I could go into that Pisces Moon archetype but already have, been there done that if you want to read it CLICK HERE, but suffice it to say that one archetype of Pisces that I feel when the Full Moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie is CONFUSION, emotionally—EMOTIONAL CONFUSION and also a desire to ESCAPE anyhow, anyway, anyplace. (An archetype of Pisces can be escapism–that’s the darker side of Pisces. All signs of the zodiac have yin/yang light/dark–but that’s life and I’m sure you know that.)
Yeah, so there it is and maybe that’s why I’m getting the message to be gentle and the I-CHING for today directs us to Kua 57 called,
“The Gentle” or “Gently Penetrating” (The Penetrating Wind).
Maybe some keywords will help with today’s cosmic communiqué. The message for today has to do with…
- A soft approach
- A subtle but deep influence
So that gives us a picture of the quality of energy that is being advised for our highest good for today. And, as I always write here, no matter what day or time you come across this post, it applies to NOW for that’s the only time there really is. Yeah, I think I won’t go into that one any deeper—most people get that the past is only memory and the future is speculation and all there is—-is, “isness” or NOW. I went into it anyway—notice?
The energy message for today is ALSO about penetrating into the consciousness of others to gently influence them. And in doing this for one’s self, gently penetrating into the walls of resistance within one’s own self so that one can go into those dark recesses—those places we don’t want to go to because we may see things about ourselves that we don’t like—and to bring the light (of truth) there. Yet, do so GENTLY being as kind to one’s self as one would be to a stranger in need. (Oh, and it goes without saying, but I will anyway, that one hopes you are the type that would be kind to a stranger in need! – LOL).
When we try to bully ourselves (or others) into change of any sort, the goal should be to GENTLY create willingness and enthusiasm. Anything more can arouse resentment and resistance.
I’d like to type that last sentence a 2nd time because it is just that important to emphasize. I see that within myself so clearly and in so many ways! Thus, the message to pace one’s self and be gentle with one’s self (and then accordingly it will overflow into being gentle with others; it always starts with the self first, right?)
Patience, perseverance and GENTLENESS…. That is how it is to pace one’s self.
I’m loving today’s message—it’s really SPEAKING to me (can you tell?) 🙂
So whatever you are trying to achieve in your life—whether it concerns just one’s self or includes others/another—keep the overall goal in mind at all times, however it is a most important function to remember that success comes through taking small steps, achieving minor goals, noticing minor details, and very modestly. In other words, those things we often hear like, “day by day” and “one step at a time” as well as “one day at a time”–and in some cases (perhaps like today?) ONE MOMENT AT A TIME and E-Z does it. It’s Monday after all and it’s a FULL MOON… and in Pisces no less… so we will feel like we’re walking in circles a bit anyway–slow down least you dizzy yourself and take a tumble.
I really like the image for Kua 57 (above)… it reminds me about the divine feminine principles and the strength of the yin, gentle energy. Kwan Yin!
Actually a FULL MOON in PISCES really connects to gentle Kuan Yin spiritual and feminine (12th house of astrology–Pisces/Neptune rulership) energy. I couldn’t help it; I had to toss in another astrology archetype while I had a chance.
Progress through the day slowly, steadily and silently—that’s today’s GENTLE message! It’s how I awakened today; vowing not to leave the bedroom until I came up with a plan for the day and all I have been describing thus far has been IT. The feeling with my plan was… well, now that I think about it, reflecting back to the start of the day, I remember hearing in my mind the phrase, “SILENCE IS GOLDEN”.
And this next part is for my friend who delivered to me the “pace yourself; listen to your body” message. This message is especially for YOU my friend and if this message feels right, then it applies to YOU (the reader) too…
THE GENTLE remains in the background, happy to be doing its thing without drawing attention to itself. It’s the way of least resistance that is active and modest at the same time. Gentleness is flexible and free, not burdened by the maintenance cost of keeping a high-profile. Your focus should be on being adaptable as you tune into the subtle and shifting currents of change. Stay alert. In this way it will be possible to act assertively and decisively when and if the right time arises. Don’t worry about making progress; be willing to wait. Being patient and surrounding yourself with a sense of spaciousness are prerequisites to perceiving the meandering course of TAO that will bring the right conclusions to your efforts in the right time. Clear away any mental debris that might be creating doubt about this. Stay on the path of least resistance—this is the most intelligent and beneficial approach for you right now.
See you tomorrow… I’m off to proceed with my gentle day!