Getting Through It All
Sept 4, 2022
Getting through life takes amazing spiritual skills. When we don't sharpen our spiritual skills on this earthly journey, we become alienated from our true selves. We lose touch with the essence of our Soul.
We're in a school and life is the teacher. We go through different grades but unlike secular schools, we can't skip grades or receive special treatment because of our status in the material world. Everyone must "pay their dues" so to speak in the spiritual life. Whether one graduates from once class to another depends on passing the various tests that life puts before us.
The wise men of old, especially in the far east, were (and still are) very well aware of the invisible world and how that world manifests in the material world through our consciousness. They became aware and created various divinations like the I Ching to help mankind become more aware of their "inner self" and to help them along the "school of life." I call them spiritual scientists. In addition, learning about the more subtle invisible vibrations of our earthy existence helps us to work out our karmic obligations as we learn more about why we think, feel, and act the way we do. .
The Chinese Philosophy of Change and I Ching:
"The 64 hexagrams are no longer oracles. They become symbols of the constant movements in the universe and the ceaseless changes in one’s life. More important, they point to the intricate networks of factors or forces—from near to far away, from simple to complicated, from visible to invisible—that shape movements and changes."
Other divinations include Astrology, Numerology. Keep in mind, you must do your own research. I do not advocate all methods of assistance for inner awareness. Select divinations that appear more deductive than those that claim to summon visions, spirits like Scrying, and the like. Still, it's up to you which path you prefer to take.
Some people might say that all the divinations are simply witchcraft and have nothing to do with God or self-realization. We must understand that in the west, we've taken many gifts of ancient wisdom and turned them into commercial parodies. Making it appear that these auguries are really nothing but perhaps something. Take for instance horoscopes.
There are weekly or daily horoscopes written in various magazines nonchalantly and people don't take them seriously. I wouldn't either. They're extremely general and what's written for one zodiac sign can just as well be true for another. Astrology is a practiced art that one must become extremely skilled at in order to comprehend it's depth.
The divinations that you select, should only be used as stepping-stones to get through your different grades in life. The ancient enlightened wise men devised these structures to help us better understand our life journey until we are able to let go of external tools and maintain a one-on-one relationship with our Creator. Remember, these are only stepping-stones. Divinations won't take you to your ultimate purpose in life which is reconnecting with the One who created us. But you will be able to enlighten the Soul to help you remember its divinity.
Divinations only assist you with a clearer understanding of your life's journey and that it is more than simply eating, sleeping, having children, and making money.
Many Blessings On Your Journey
Of Self Discovery