Saturday, December 30, 2006

Hexagram Twenty Four Part II

If we look at the commentary on hexagram twenty four in the third section of Wilhelm/Baynes book, we have the following:

“The hexagram of return, applied to character formation, contains various suggestions. The light principle returns, thus the hexagram counsels turning away from the confusion of external things, turning back to one’s inner light. There, in the depths of the soul, one sees the Divine, the One.”

This is what we have been talking about all along. The science of “Oneness.” By turning our attention inward, looking within, we find that light, so dim at first, but it gradually gets stronger as we spend time in prayer and meditation. The light is within, the Christ child is within. All we need to do is open up to it, to recognize it and realize it within ourselves. By turning inward, we come to realize that everything outside of us is simply a reflection of that which is within us. As above, so below, means as well, as within, so without. “For as a man thinketh within his heart, so is he.” (The book of Proverbs.)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Hi Gene,

This is great...and So Very True.

Have a Happy New Year filled with Love and insights. :-)