Divination Message from ICHING Kua 43 Resoluteness; Overthrowing Darkness; Having a Breakthrough; Initiation

Wow, now that’s a rough and tough image there for Kua 43 of Resoluteness. That guy looks like he’s been “through the mill” (so to speak) and while he may not understand why things are happening the way that they are, he’s not giving up.  He has a look of “fatigue with determination” on his face–strange combination.  Been feeling that way myself lately. Yeah, I can totally relate to the look on that guys face and in his eyes.

I was just asking about some insight for us (me and you, dear reader) regarding the whole New Year getting off to a good start.  For myself, it’s not been necessarily going like gang busters.  I’m feeling determined and unwavering in my resolve but am testing myself here a little bit.  I’m not failing but I could be doing better; maybe we can get some guidance from the I-CHING here.  That is if you’re like me feeling like you’re making efforts that don’t seem to be manifesting much right now–it all feels mental at the moment.  Lots of mental efforts with little to show physically.

It is a test of character to stick with the efforts especially when we don’t see the instantaneous breakthroughs that we’d like to see.  Sometimes we have to wait until the seed we plant germinates or grows beneath the soil before it shows the results of our focused efforts.  Sometimes our tenacity and resolve are put to the test–it is easy at those times to lose heart or faith but we must avoid being defensive or attacking life head-on.  We must remain uncompromisingly focused on our intentions while at the same time remaining relaxed and free of fear in order to get through these periods.  Besides, it’s a good time to meditate upon our truths and weed out ego-inflated ideas and beliefs that we are harboring–many times it is those that are causing the problem.

It is a good idea to remain aware and alert about our thoughts.  I wrote a newsletter today which may be helpful in that regard.  HERE’S THE LINK.

Lately, I’ve noticed that before certain problems work out they tend to get worse before they get better–nearly like we seem to go south before going north for the resolution in matters.  It reminds me of the switchbacks up here in the mountains.  Sometimes south is north and east is west when you are negotiating around a mountain.

I’ve had some real issues with Nationwide Car Insurance Company and Frontier Communications Phone Company and in another area that will remained unnamed.   Issues with Nationwide went on for a few weeks and with Frontier, months.  Fingers crossed they’re resolved now but believe me it took a lot of time on my part and persistent effort combined with all that this Kua refers to– i.e. tenacigty and inner resolve.  I would like to say that without my efforts, things would have resolved on their own–not so.  My efforts were required.  The advice of this Kua is to achieve resolution one must be detached, uncompromising, patient and must not waver from their purpose.

Personally, the other matters I have in mind will be resolved too, just like with Nationwide and Frontier–I just have to hang in and not give in to emotion and persist in faith.  If you are having some issues like I have that seem to get nowhere as far as progress goes, keep in mind that sometimes we have to go south before we go north and that’s just the way life goes sometimes.  Don’t give up hope.

Sometimes we have to be flexible enough to move with the changes of life without compromising our vision.  Through tenacity and strength of character, we will reach our goal and attain our vision.  I am reminded of that with regard to my recent issues with Frontier and Nationwide–these were tests and I made it through yet another initiation.  It is fresh in my experience to share with you right now–hold true to what you desire, do your best and somehow or another, eventually and with some resolution that is for the highest and best, things will go north again.  Our efforts do pay off; continue with determined effort.  Be willing to make any adjustments but remain determined; it will work out!

Daily Divination 5-28-11 Using Self-Empowerment, Will and Determination to be a Crusader for Your Own Life! Knight of Wands

Today’s message has to do with taking on a personal cause for your advancing your life.  It revolves around the required determined effort to achieve a personal goal—that one that you feel strong about achieving, even though you know you may have to do battle with yourself over it.

And when I say yourself, it has to do with matters in which it will take courage in order to harness and direct the energy for the achievement of a goal.   One way to do that is to have the understanding that the outer world can contain the reflection of your inner resistance.  And that it will take inner determination to overcome that resistance. Sometimes, we have to sort of put on our armor and go to battle with ourselves. Yet, this isn’t hard to do if we keep the goal at the forefront of the mind. Let me give an example…

Let’s say that you have something in mind to achieve and you feel inspired about it—perhaps truly called in that direction to fulfill, not just for your own good but for the good of others too.

Yet, you realize that it is going to take you out of your comfort zone and you will have to risk a thing or two in exchange for the benefit of achieving what  you desire. Let’s use a fictional character to give an example. His name is Joe.

Joe wants to provide a new service for his business and he feels excited about this—inspired in fact!  He realizes that it is going to require not only a financial investment to achieve this goal,  but he’s also going to have to face additional fears (or let’s say challenges) in addition to the money required to accomplish the goal.

It’s going to require some traveling too.  And Joe has a fear of flying, but he’s going to have to in order to achieve his goal. He’ll need to purchase a ticket, board an airplane and fly!   It’s going to involve financial and emotional sacrifice.

Joe struggles within himself about all of this. He wants to take this step but, at the same time, he’s troubled about these other concerns.

These types of issues is what today’s message is about.

Joe needs to be sensitive to his personal needs,  but at the same time he needs to be bold, unafraid and courageous. If he draws upon his intelligence and engages his competitive spirit, he will be able to overcome his worries. Joe needs to remain inspired and to engage his powerful will and determination.  If Joe can continue to keep his vision active in his mind and heart, it won’t be all that difficult for him. Essentially, Joe needs to avoid old excuse making patterns if he’s going to take this next step that he desires toward a future outcome that he really wants to manifest.

What could help Joe is to set up small goals in the process and take one day at a time, and not back down mentally or emotionally. You see, Joe has a problem with apathy and indifference and uses this in his excuse making patterning–this has held him back before. What he needs to do is empower himself to move out of old fixed mental and emotional conditions.

Joe is going to become a crusader for himself.   Willful intention is what this card means and what today’s cosmic communiqué is about and a good affirmation for today would go something like this:

“I have Source Energy or the Universal Intelligence at my disposal whenever or however I need it in this situation and in my life in general. My work and my life make a difference upon the earth. I will not back away from fulfilling my inspirations due to minor concerns or worries. The Universe supports me and I meet all challenges with determined effort and with the zeal and full confidence of a warrior.”