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Rasalila

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41.6>19. Isn’t this fascinating! I love this reading, being in service without diminishing oneself. How beautiful. What do you all think?
I will explain a little bit the motivation behind this question. I’ve been through a lot the last three years, two tragic deaths of loved ones, two of my kids got married, moved across country, etc. through all of this, my meditation practice became a necessity to staying sane. As a result of these deep and intense periods of meditation, I began to develop a new relationship with Spirit. That relationship has now become the most important thing in life. I feel closer to God everyday, which is the most lovely feeling I’ve ever experienced. Therefore, a deep need to be of service to my beloved friend and ally has entered into my heart💕
 

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It reminds me of an experience I had one time where I was earnestly praying along those lines of how best to serve when it was interrupted by an overwhelming answer, for want of a better word, which I did not expect , in a most clear and certain loving way 'I don't ask anything of you...' it was not words coming out of the sky but it was most present in feeling and knowing and true, the communication was present and true. It was like, to reduce it to words, it was the other way around I was not the giver, God did not need me to give her anything she was to give to me. It was most unexpected, I didn't understand because of course we must do something with our lives and we have this idea of serving God and there must be truth in that but for me at that time it was like an embrace of 'it's okay you don't need to give me anything I'm full...' perhaps the kind of striving I had in mind to do better than who I was or something like that, that's what God was saying 'no need' to ?

It was lovely and so unexpected I could hardly believe it. Even now it's hard to believe it because our world is constantly telling us it needs more from us. More work from us more love from us more time more energy...all to somehow make us worthy.....I'd been reading all kinds of new agey books along the lines of 'find your true path/be open to your path' so when I was praying I was thinking like the people in these books said, I'd get an image or direction or something and what I got was something different.

I think some time around that time I asked about my life purpose and got 24.2>19 Rest and return, which goes nicely with the experience . Actually relating this to you has made me aware of something right now, how that's relevant right now so thanks for that.

Your answer yes it's lovely. In general I see 41.6 as being a good place to go and explore from, not a time to settle down but to find all sorts of ways to go forward to increase again from your cycle of decrease and loss you may have experienced. Re reading your question of course you have experienced great losses and have received spiritual gifts on your way through all that.

Your answer, the way you saw your answer as 'service without diminishing oneself' kind of resonates with my own experience and answer.


I think your answer points to your relationship with spirit growing and growing and growing. No home, no place to settle but many servants, many new branches reaching out to become more. Realting hexagram 19 is nice as you branch outward you are met by approach of spirit in 19.
 

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Trojina, thank you for your beautiful response. I love the message you received, "I don't ask anything of you". It puts it in such a different perspective because, of course, God the supreme lord of all the universe, doesn't actually need anything from US. I imagine it's her pleasure, actually, to GIVE to us, and here we are bowing down and chanting "I'm not worthy". What a wonderful concept, and how lovely it would be if we could all remember our worthiness.

Perhaps the decrease in 41 is also about making oneself into a vessel so that God can experience itself THROUGH us. Maybe that is the biggest gift we could ever give to God. Maybe we were created so that God could experience itself through our relationships with each other.

My other take on it is meditation, since that was my path to connecting with Spirit. 41 gives me the image of decreasing thoughts in order to make space in one's consciousness to receive God. The changing line assures me that no part of myself will be diminished, but that, in fact, I will be strengthened. I also feel this deals with decreasing the ego's incessant need for recognition and control in order to be receptive to being led by what Lao Tsu called the Tao. It's like letting go of the oars that you're using to paddle upstream and letting the current lead you down the river. Trust the flow and know that you will be guided and cared for.

I relate so much to your reading on your life purpose. This is what cafe au soul has to say about 24.2- 'The return to success after a period of heavy defeat is the only way to self mastery."
It's as if all the trauma in my life had to happen in order to clear the way for my great purpose to emerge. And, funny enough, maybe my great purpose was just to learn how to be myself, to let go and trust Life to lead me where I'm supposed to be. Knowing also that I will naturally be led to the people and places where I can do the greatest good and the greatest good will be just being me.
 

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I think the last time someone tried to speak for God directly lightening struck them dead but unable to resist a challenge I offer my interpretation ...

41.6-19:
Enjoy the moment as it is. Realize it fits you fully and completely.

Now ask:
What have I learned? What do I teach?
 
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