White is Light – Light is Truth

these Times We Are In,   April 12 – April 18, 2020,
the I Ching advises the following for the USA:

This is a period of time calling for sincerity and truthfulness.  

 There are two images:   

1.  A person bent over, carrying a heavy load.  

2.  the “person at the top” (the President . . . )  in the “act of walking away”.   Additionally, there is a woman walking away, 

— “walking away”–

a symbol of falseness.  

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The I Ching states:  

“the wisdom of holding to the truth – 

no matter how  situations change, 

truthfulness never changes.”  

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 .  . . What is important is whether one’s attitude  and motivation are aligned with the virtues of Heaven. 

What is considered first 

is not the reward one will attain, 

but whether the work is really good for humanity.”  

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 . . . . There are lessons to be learned from decay 

. . . if one’s intention, especially that of a leader, 

is not truthful he will fall into error.   

 Nothing will be favorable for him.  

 “Even if truthfulness encounters misfortune, 

one should remain steadfast and upright.” 

This is the sacred message

for these days we are living now.

 We need to hold Truth as the highest measure.  

Flowers are beginning to bloom,

and this morning it is snowing in New England.

In art, “white” is “light”.

Light is Truth.
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Synchronicity – The message of the I Ching for these days,
White falling from the skies
Light – Truth!
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Consider the opening statement, the two images:  

Someone Carrying a Heavy Burden. 

And the “Top Leader Walking Away”.

“Walking Away – a symbol of falsehood.

The Top Leader of the USA is the President.

Yesterday, April 17, 2020,

The President of the USA, “Walked-Away”.

He declared USA was ready to start returning to to normal — to come out of “staying apart to avoid spreading the Covid-19 Virus”.  

But, he placed the “heavy burden of the decision of doing this directive – of whether to do it, and when to do it,” upon the “backs of the governors”.  He did so, and echoing his earlier words,
“I am not responsible”,  The President “walked away”.

And the I Ching said:

 . . . . There are lessons to be learned from decay 

. . . if one’s intention, especially that of a leader, 

is not truthful he would fall into error.   

 Nothing would be favorable for him.

 “Even if truthfulness encounters misfortune, 

one should remain steadfast and upright.” 

Snow is Falling.

White – Light – Falls

Illuminating the Call for Truth.

 

This is synchronicity. 

For synchronicity to occur, 

everything in the Universe must be perfectly aligned.

An Important Message.

Namaste!

This is from the I Ching Astrological Study of the Progressed Birth Chart of the United States of America, Winter Solstice 2019 – Winter Solstice 2020, prepared by Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee.
Posted:  April 18, 2020
Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee

I-Ching Study of the USA:  April 19 – 24, 2020

Drawing by Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee

Insight from the I Ching Reading of the USA

The text focuses on the Leader of the Country – Our President:

It states that the main hindrance for the USA

is the standard by which the President appoints people:

appointing people by favoritism 

rather than by merit and ability.  

The text further states that the worst thing 

is for the President to appoint petty persons and to accept their slander.

The focal line for this period suggests

that the USA can get through this time of hindrance.

How?

Much depends upon the President and his attitude. 

I Ching:  Gua 12, Line 2:  Hindrance. 
This gua appears  for April 19 – 24, and again Nov 26 – Dec 1, 2020.
This is from the I Ching Astrological Study of the Progressed Birth Chart of the United States of America, Winter Solstice 2019 – Winter Solstice 2020, prepared by Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee.

 

Standing Strong, Day by Day

Remedying

April 7 – April 12, 2020

As we find ourselves in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, we find ourselves in a time of great change on so many levels.  It seems appropriate to turn to the The Book of Change, The I Ching.  The I Ching is considered to be perhaps the oldest of the existing sacred texts.  It is a Book of Wisdom.  For reference, the text from which I work is The Complete I Ching by Taoist Master Alfred Huang.
So today, I am launching a daily post reflecting on those teachings as they apply to the day and time for all of us, especially those in the United States.
Let us begin today, with  “18  Gu  Remedying”Line 3.
As the text begins we are reminded that when we just follow along with others, without thought of our journey, we may fall into patterns of living which often are not the best for us.  At such times, it is recommended that “one should turn over a new leaf and make a fresh start.”   As we reference this gua in terms of the times in which we are now living, it becomes quite significant.
The text presents of the image of being in a time when things have been neglected for a long time. 
It is a “situation of ruin and decay”
with a “need for remedying and innovating.”  
That certainly describes the situation in which we find ourselves with this pandemic. 
The text states: 
“The world will be regulated in good order. 
It is time to go forward and do something . . .” 
At this time we are in the midst of medical science  working very hard to find solutions to this massive problem.  And we are asked to do our part in changing our living patterns, by staying at home, allowing healing to happen — by not “stirring the pot” by congregating and further spreading this virus.
The text states that this is the meaning of
“turning over a new leaf and making a fresh start.” 
This is the process of Remedying.
We are advised by this Sacred Text,
that there is a
“proper attitude to adopt in remedying a difficult situation.” 
The ancient sages believed that no matter how difficult a situation was, there was always a way to work it out. 
“The attitude of the one who deals with the matter
is vitally important. 
Before starting, he should fully plan;
after finishing, he must deeply reflect. 
During the course of action
he should neither act  with undue haste
nor continue in the same old rut
and be content with temporary success. 
Otherwise regret will come.”
As we look at the current day, this raises the question if some of our leadership are trying to act with undue haste to push us back to the old way of living, claiming what may prove to be a temporary success? 
Our scientists certainly are saying that we need to continue this “time apart” — not go back to the old way of gathering in groups — they see this as a temporary success which can falter if gatherings occur.
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I Ching, Line 3, April 7 – April 12, 2020, in the USA Chart: 

The temperament of this time, using the astrology of the I Ching, is as follows:

. . . there is an overly strong character. 
“With this kind of character, in dealing with the remedy . . . it would be difficult to avoid impetuosity.  There will be regret.”  
Is this suggesting that if our Leader / President / Clergy — is impetuous and encourages to go back to the old way — to go back to “being normal” — to go back to gathering in groups — that this will ultimately lead to regret?
This is a time for having resolve, for standing strong, day by day.  
Be Well.  Stay Well. 
Hear what the medical scientists say.
Namaste!
Posted:  April 11, 2020
Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee