Hexagram 40  Deliverance A change in attitude delivers you from difficulty This reading, Hsieh, signals the beginning of a deliverance from danger, tensions, and difficulty.  The I Ching counsels us, through this reading, on the cause of the deliverance and how one must act in order to fully benefit from this favorable time. This hexagram often comes when one is clearing an obstacle or obstruction to your soul’s divine journey through this thing called life.     When our attitude and eagerness for change is riddled with anxiety and worry the sage has no room to help us nor do we have our best ally working with us.  What does this mean?   The book of Changes counsels us to walk with the voice of the sage or Higher Self, not the ego, as our guide through life.  How do we discern between the stridently convincing voice of ego and the less discernible, voice of the Sage?  This is not easy. It requires a clear mind, free of distractions.   Meditation is an excellent way to achieve greater awareness of our “Mind”.  Meditation is best conducted under the guidance of a qualified teacher or guru. I would advise approaching the Oracle or an I Ching reading with a mind at rest, post-meditation.    We help ourselves by settling our minds. The universe is here to assist when we prepare the ground and open up space for the healing to begin. The clear instruction of this reading is a change in attitude delivers you from difficulty.    It is, without doubt, our minds can be our best ally or most defiant enemy depending on how aware we are of how our thoughts influence the worlds we perceive. I have enclosed a book that I am currently reading, entitled “Writing down your soul, how to activate and listen to the extraordinary voice within.  You may review this book in the I Ching Guidance store or click on the link below to purchase.

Sogyal Rinpoche ~ A simple practice of meditation

 

The basics of meditation are actually very simple. Anyone can meditate anywhere, any time. Sit in an upright, comfortable and relaxed position. Keep your mouth slightly open as if you were about to say “Ah”, and breathe through the mouth. Keep your eyes open. Allow your gaze to be relaxed and natural. Don’t focus your gaze too strongly or start a running commentary about what you see. Simply relax your mind. Let your mind be as-it-is: open, spacious, and calm, yet completely aware. Sit quietly: body still, speech silent, mind at peace. Neither block thoughts, emotions, and sensations, nor follow after them. Allow them to rise, but maintain a presence of mind, a center of awareness. When you remain in awareness, you see that your thoughts are not really you. They are passing clouds, not the sky-like mind they pass through. Gradually, you become free of thoughts. You discover the confidence of your true nature and come to rest in natural great peace. This teaching is an extract from a teaching Rinpoche gave in Melbourne in 2013.

 

 

Sogyal Rinpoche ~ A Guided Practice of Meditation

This is the seventh part of teaching from Sydney, 5 February 2017. The first part of this teaching can be watched at https://youtu.be/-cb34Uj0MLY The second part can be watched at https://youtu.be/DHX0xx6bVM8 The third part can be watched at https://youtu.be/mWaU-rpSQzw The fourth part can be watched at https://youtu.be/doP8F4fJGFw The fifth part can be watched at https://youtu.be/WP7vNlJgBUQ The sixth part can be watched at https://youtu.be/8GZ1C3zD-cA The eighth part can be watched at https://youtu.be/QxIslzLItPg