I’ve been using the I Ching along with the Wisdom of the Oracle for many years. I ask a question (even though I recognize that within myself the answer is already there) and then surrender my linear mind’s knowing to allow the deeper Divine Knowing to reveal itself to me.
It is quite miraculous to witness that the answer revealed to me is ALWAYS exactly what I already know, but it’s symbolized and shown to me in a way that is crystal clear for my linear mind to understand.
It always feels most urgent to access spiritual wisdom when life challenges arise and our path is unclear.
At those times, despite my inner knowing that no matter what path I take, it will always be the correct path for me; nevertheless, I find myself wanting to ask the question. Something about the affirmation allows me to feel, ahhh, see, I was right!
Here in northeastern PA, it’s been a long winter. Spring has just revealed its precious light in the last two days, and I am resonating with nature’s calling to be NEW again. With that, comes change, big decisions, deep introspective reassessment of my life.
And so I turn to my beloved Oracle, and I ask the question:
Am I listening to the true voice of my heart?
I shuffle the card deck. I choose the card. The Oracle answers:
Card #21, upside down (a protection message):
CLEAN IT UP!
“Is it possible you may be focusing too much on other people right now?
Trying too hard to be helpful?
Perhaps you think its your calling to relieve people of their burdens, but what is the cost to you, and to them?
Don’t clean up someone else’s side of the street. You’re not helping by freeing him or her of responsibility. You’re also not doing yourself any favors, and you might just be adding an even greater strain.
You are loved as you are. You don’t need to be needed to be loved.”
Whack! Just what I needed to be told, to really hear, to own. I know all this. Yet, its message is one I continue to struggle with.
It says, Janet, you know exactly what you have to do.