Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Gaian Dragon I Ching Calendar : Week of Travel

The Story of "Truckin" by The Grateful Dead

The Gaian Dragon I Ching Calendar

#13 : Travel

Do not be a garden vegetable. Go out and see the world

Develop Character. Cultivate Grace. Do not waste Wealth. Push onward. Recognize Limitations. Be natural

Brighten the journey. Share the Pot. Make Progress. Walking is Meditation. Retreat from troublemakers. Avoid Danger

Learn from Travel

The Image

Know the world you live in

Be aware of what people think

Understand prevailing attitudes

Illuminate the sky

The Inside

Use extreme care in the making of plans. Be Aware. You should listen to yourself talking. Be aware. Do not anger the Bees. Be patient, when no one will hear you, especially if you know what you are talking about. No Blame. The Bees enjoy working. Dedication to your work will eventually lead to recognition. Fear nothing. The Bees are always around. A good example communicates through its presence, rather than through admonitions. Be real. The Bees are wise. Perhaps you cannot do anything right, because you are trying to do the impossible. Stop that!

The Outside

The Butterfly stretches its wings. A comprehensive vision is essential when you have many detailed tasks. Be aware. Strive to produce a quality product, but do not talk a lot about it. Pay attention! Cooperate with people who have helped you out of difficulties. Good Fortune. You should sit and meditate. Get rid of your egotism. Grow up! Polite considerations are expedient, when it is time to end a relationship. Get wise. The Butterfly minds its own business. Do not alienate the Bees. If you cannot live in harmony, you will lose important friends. Misfortune!

The Lines

Top : Do not alienate the Bees. The Butterfly minds its own business. Trouble captures those who fail to use their insight! Misfortune!

5 : See how Bees do things. When you find the company you are seeking, introduce yourself with a gift. Great Good Fortune!

4 : Respect the Bees. Be thrifty, conscientious, and aware of what is going on. Be Sensible!

3 : Do not make the Bees angry. Don't make yourself unwelcome by meddling in other people's business. Pay Attention.

2 : Bees can be friendly. A modest traveler will find friends, and whatever else is needed. Good Fortune.

1 : Observe Bee society. The Butterfly stretches its wings. Preserve your dignity by realizing that there are certain things you must not joke about. Think!

Note : The Bees are always around.

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Traveling's Circle of Friends

The Outside The Inside





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The Pot




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The Religion of the Trees

The Religion of the Trees

by James Clair Lewis

There is an Apple Tree in Amesbury behind the house in which I used to live. I tended this tree, and spent many hours reading books beneath it, and meditating. One day while leaning up against its trunk I asked the Apple Tree in the wordless speech, *Please, tell me about your religion*

The Apple Tree pondered this for awhile, in the way that Trees do, and then replied to me in the wordless speech, *Before I can tell you about my religion, I must first explain to you about the nature of my Life*

*In the beginning there was a Blossom. Bees pollenated the Blossom, and a fruit developed. When the Apple fell from the Tree, it rolled away a bit. Winter came, the time in which most trees sleep, but in the Spring, the ground thawed, and from the Apple, I was born.

*First, I put a root down into the Earth to draw water, & nutrients, and then I sent forth leaves to drink in the Sun. Year by year I grew, and in each year new bark formed around my core. In the days Sun shone upon me, and wind sang through my branches. I listened to birdsong, and observed all the comings & goings of the creatures of the forest. Rain would come at times, washing my leaves, and filling the ground of the Earth with its Blessings.

*Around me grew all manner of other Trees & plants. Together we watched the changings of the Seasons, and the Stars at night. Spreading out from among us, was the whole world, and we lived in communion with all forms of Life. Not a single thing occurred anywhere, that we did not know about, and in the depths of Space & Time, we could feel the presense of the other sentient planets throughout all of the galaxies of the Universe.

*This then, is the Nature of my Life. I want you to ponder this for awhile, so that you will fully understand.

Throughout the rest of the long afternoon, I sat beside the Apple Tree, contemplating what it had *spoken* to me, and holding space with all of the Green Life of the world. Then at dusk, as the Moon rose, and some Planets became visible near the setting Sun, and the first, brightest stars began to shine in the night sky, the Apple Tree *spoke* to me again.

*Now that you understand the Nature of my Life, I can explain to you about my religion. Look now into the Infinite depths of Space. In the Beginning there was a Blossom...