Innocence is the ability to pay attention to the inner voice of intuition and to spontaneously respond to life unfolding in the now. The members of the psychic class group are currently having a big discussion on diet and foods and fasting and onward—pulling this rune for today’s cosmic communiqué relates (I believe) to trusting the body’s wisdom in each moment which was my contribution to discussions on the topic.
Today’s message comes from Kua 25 of the I CHING, called “Innocence” –human nature directed by spirit. This Kua is also called “Simple Purpose”—following the true inclination of the heart.
The Wilhelm/Baynes Book of Changes says this about Kua 25: By devotion to the divine spirit within the self, innocence is attained that leads to do the right thing with ‘instinctive’ sureness without any thought.
I can’t help but think of babies and their diet. Moms tend to worry about what their children eat. Maybe I’m old fashioned (probably, I’m getting old… ) but ‘back in the day’ the pediatricians would say to offer the child a variety of healthy foods and the child’s body wisdom will direct them. I noticed that this was true overall—lots of noodles one day and the next day lots of carrots. It seemed to balance out without me injecting any food anxieties.
Children have not been programmed to have preferences, to be fixated on ideals, or strive to achieve ego-goals. Children, in their natural innocence, can be such beautiful teachers.
Because of our training as we move into adulthood, the mind can be forceful in trying to convince the “innocent self” of certain beliefs under the guise of improvement. Sometimes that’s a good thing but…
… today’s message is gently reminding us of the wisdom gained when we trust the innocence of our own natural spirit.
Renew your acquaintance with your natural, childlike, innocent self—there is wisdom there.
BOTTOM LINE: Today’s message is to approach each situation as it comes and to be responsive to subtle influences that are the result of sensitivity and enthusiasm. Life is a moment-to-moment flowering, not some problem to be solved. Look at life today through the eyes of an innocent child. To function most effectively (in any situation), it is important to ‘be present’ in each and every moment. Release complex issues in favor of a simple approach. Find the balance you need between childlike confidence and the wisdom of experience.
The Astrological Correlations to the I CHING Kua 25, Innocence are:
Cancer – nurturing with food
Leo – childlike; Leo rules the 5th house of “children”
Aquarius – being a “group of one”; breaking free from a need to conform
Pisces – mutability; willingness to be flexible; being aware of subtle energy; innocence; openness
The Tarot Correlations to the I CHING Kua 25, Innocence are:
Justice – energy being balanced; need for equilibrium; need to discriminate what is best for self
The Emperor – the need to balance the strong male qualities with the feminine; being too rigid or too fixed with a desire to bring order and control into one’s life
Judgment – realizing one is not just a body or mind, but a divine being; receptivity to the ways of one’s spirit; living one’s inner truth
Death – rebirth; rejuvenation; being open to change;
Hanged Man – being non-resistive; reversal in thinking; relaxing about things; surrender and letting go; softening of fixed viewpoints; looking at things from a different point of view
The Chariot – using one’s body as a vehicle of one’s true self-expression; separation from “race consciousness” or “consensus” thinking; seeing the big picture; working with a larger reality; receiving direction from ‘within’; taking the “middle path”
As always, I hope that the Tarot and Astrology archetype correlations help to further clarify the message inspired by today’s I CHING Kua 25, Innocence. See you tomorrow….