Do You Feel Overwhelmed About What’s Next? Finding Moderation is the Key to Navigating Extremes.
Kuan Yin has been helping us to transition from the old paradigm based on greed and extremism to a new paradigm of equality, co-operation and sustainable prosperity. Her advice about finding moderation springs from the I Ching, an ancient book of divination that follows the flow of the cosmos. Because of that, her insight comes from a different perspective than ours.
Kuan Yin’s Readings and Transformation Games can help you to identify problems, change your focus to positive solutions, ground yourself and get in the present. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating Kuan Yins words. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.
Welcome to the I Ching Reading and Transformation Game for: Hexagram # 15 – Finding Moderation
“In times of difficulty and danger, it’s usually best to move with the flow of MODERATION, Hexagram #15, where ‘The predominant forces … are in the process of balancing extremes and harmonizing interests.’ ~ The I Ching Workbook, R.L. Wing
The ancient Chinese text describes finding MODERATION as the best way to make progress amidst chaos. The suggestion is to disengage from confusing extremes or opinionated attitudes and instead, follow the guidance that comes from within. In almost any situation, if you are able to walk the middle road between extremes, there will be improvement in whatever you undertake.”
Finding Moderation and Following that Path ~
As a general rule, MODERATION is the most sensible flow to follow, especially in the wake of our transition into a new paradigm. Contradictory mindsets and karma (cause and effect) have been triggered and must be dealt with in one way or the other. Most people are navigating through one or another of these general karmic patterns:
- Getting sucked into a negative malaise of mental, emotional, physical or spiritual health.
- Stuck in frustration or a rebellious refusal to change.
- Getting scattered or revisiting regressive patterns from the past, or
- Pulling themselves together into a centered position of empowered authority.
Initial Evaluation: As you softly gaze at this Circle, see which of these patterns you are currently experiencing. Ask yourself:
“Am I generally experiencing pattern #1, 2, 3 or 4?”
It could easily be a mix, depending on your mindset and what stage of the karma you’re living through.
Regardless of what’s happening, you can make your life easier by letting go of old agreements or karma that’s over and done with. This game will help you do that.
First, Let’s Address Confusion that’s Caused by Collective Shock.
Let’s face it. The past few years have been filled with one jarring event after another. Shocking events are happening daily. Give yourself and others a break by realizing that you might be caught in a reactive pattern because you’ve received so many shocks to your system. See what happens if you look at this Circle and relax for a minute or so. Breathe deeply and imagine that the unpreferred mindset is melting away like ice melting under the light of the Sun.
You may find that your attachment to those reactive patterns could melt away as well!
Mind Body Integration
Feel free to move at any time in any way to help you embody your experience!
The Second Step in Finding Moderation.
Release your Agreements with the Old Paradigm.
The old paradigm was built on extreme and oppressive social, religious and moral contracts. Most of us are still functioning out of them to one degree the other because it’s been wired into how we function. In addition, we’re still using the out-dated system of the Patriarchy, which affirms that only certain people have a voice, have rights over the land or their own bodies.
It would be wise to release our agreements with that system and set up new agreements for equal rights in the New Paradigm. This won’t just happen on its own. We need to be proactive and intentional with what we would like to set up.
To Each Their Own – Protect Yourself from Being Scapegoated.
It’s also important to make sure you aren’t taking on anyone else’s karma. In times of increased unrest and confusion, it’s common for people who want to avoid responsibility to systemically dump their problems and karma onto whoever will accept the blame.
You don’t have to take that. Send it back – to each their own!
People who have a tendency to take the blame for others are often:
- mistakenly organizing their life around the problem; instead organize around the solution, which includes your well-being.
- unconsciously fueling the problem with their energy and attention; instead disconnect from how your energy is being drained and redirect your energy to to your own priorities.
- internalizing it (taking it personally); instead realize you are taking on more than your part of the situation, which causes you harm and diminishes your ability to respond in the most effective way.
If you have been trained to feel guilty when other people are unhappy, you can trap yourself by taking on more than your part of a difficult situation. You can clarify this by asking yourself these questions:
“What is my part in this situation? What am I actually responsible for? How can I behave in a way that’s actually helpful?”
When we buy into codependent behaviors, we are inadvertently preventing karma from working itself out naturally, in the way that it needs to.
To help you avoid this trap and set things right, use this symbol with the affirmations to release attachments to the malaise of destructive behavior:
“I let go of attachments and blame. I detach from sticky, toxic energies.”
I create resiliency and autonomy.”
Like a healing balm, imagine that a loving coat of peace and comfort is pouring down over you!
These affirmations will also help with this Circle:
“I remove reversals, stoppages and retrograde energies.”
“I have a clear and direct connection with my energy.”
Let Go of Harmful Karmic Agreements.
Use this Soul Contract Circle to help you identify and release any social, familial or religious agreements that prevent you from being present for yourself or that pull you out of balance. Simply gaze softly at the Circle while you use the affirmations.
“I release any agreement that says I’m powerless or have no choice.”
“I release all agreements to allow myself to be shamed, blamed or punished in any way.”
“I let go of my agreements to stay stuck in or comply with harmful behaviors associated with the old paradigm.” (extremism, slavery, deceit, greed, prejudice, intimidation, control, manipulation, dishonesty, co-dependence, etc.)
“I clarify my priorities and communicate them directly.”
“I have autonomy over my body, my mind, my energy and how I use them.”
Let Go of Intentions That You Don’t Need Anymore.
Check agreements and intentions with family, friends or business relationships that block your ability to move forward freely. Consider old jobs, organizations you’ve been involved with – religious institutions, political agendas, completed projects, places you’ve lived, modes of transportation, ways of communicating or doing business, etc.
“I let go of out-dated, complicated or harmful intentions that restrict my freedom.”
What intentions will actually serve you now? Do they need to be clarified, simplified or re-organized? What do you need to have happen for yourself?
Unearth Old Emotional Garbage and Karmic Patterns.
Use this symbol for Dissolving Destructive Blueprints to identify and dissolve any mental or emotional patterns that are holding you down. See them disappear as you send them to the Sun:
“I gather destructive patterns or energies and send them to the Sun.
I dissolve any connection I have ever had to them.”
“Old channels of ______________ are collapsing.”
“I close the door on life destructive energies or old patterns of suffering.”
Make New Decisions that Are Straightforward and Direct.
The longer you remain stuck in the mud or scattered, the harder life is going to become. It’s time to reorganize your decisions to create what you really want. What do you want to decide about your future?
“I decide to be guided by the truth and head in the direction of my highest good.”
I decide to empower life affirming ________ and _________.”
“I use my life force to support the truth of my Soul’s path and purpose.”
Are there other decisions that would help?
Recalibrate Your Energy to Truly Support Your Existence.
Devote your energy to finding MODERATION in how you use your energy.
“I connect with my Heart Center and am guided by my true Spiritual Source.”
“I exist and am empowered to ________, ________ and ________.”
Invoke Protection and Clarity of Mind:
“I close down all harmful energy channels from the old paradigm.”
“My mind is open and clear to receive generative life force.”
“I learn to utilize the element of Air to effectively manifest my goals.”
Refocus Your Energy to Clarify Your Priorities.
Visualize what’s truly important to you in the center open space of this Circle.
“I consciously direct my life force towards truly beneficial activities and priorities.”
Don’t forget to include fun, joy and restful relaxation!
Close the Door on Harmful Paths or Unnecessary Suffering.
Finish this part of the game by closing the door on harmful activities, agendas and pathways that lead back to unhealthy patterns. Take all the time you need. There are probably a lot of them.
“All doors and pathways that lead to suffering are sealed and healed.”
“I follow the direction of healthy protection.”
Discontinue Harmful Behaviors That Keep You Stuck to The Abuse of the Old Paradigm.
“I let it go.”
Welcome to the Middle Road! You probably feel much more balance. Go back to the Initial Evaluation for the game and see what has changed.
If you feel complete, congratulations! Go out for a walk to integrate and get grounded.
If you feel incomplete, you can continue to the second part of this process and let go of a few more mindsets that get in the way of finding MODERATION:
There are several other decisions to explore that might really improve how you’re dealing with your situation.
Extreme #1: The need to be liked and approved of by others.
Here is the prime example, ‘Being liked = being important and having purpose.’ You might want to let go of that, because this is a terrible time to base your self-worth on how other people react to you.
“I decide that my worth comes from within. I let go of the need for approval.”
“I build my relationships out of sincere goodwill from my heart, not from projected expectations of self-importance.”
Extreme #2: The ‘more is better’ or ‘bigger is better’ syndrome.
For example: The Sun is good, however too much Sun causes cancer. Butter is good, yet too much butter causes weight gain, etc. Another social meme that explains the mindset is: ‘The sky is the limit. I want it all now, so I should be able to have it all now!’
“I am clear about who I am and what’s in my best interest.“
“I decide that clear, MODERATE limits enhance my wellbeing.”
Use this Circle like a mirror and clear away any markings or old graffiti that obscure the pure energy signature of your Soul.
Extreme #3: The ‘I’m not doing enough/doing too much” dichotomy.
Finding MODERATION means putting in just the right amount of effort to get the desired result. Think Goldilocks – not too much and not too little… just right.
If you’re uncomfortable because you’re feeling blocked or scattered, there may be a good reason. Do you know what it is? Suddenly heading off into fifteen different directions will probably backfire on you badly.
If you’re sending your energy in too many directions, stop and regain your center. Thoughtful consideration about what you really need is what’s most important now.
“What do I really need to focus on right now? What will help me do that?”
Now that you’ve made choices about finding moderation you can bring order and new happiness into your environment!”
For many people, finding MODERATION signifies an opportunity to go within and expel deep patterns of fanaticism within their psyche so that they can evolve and arise from that pattern, much as a beautiful lotus arises from the muck and mire at the bottom of a pond.”
Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in mind body healing with family and relationship clearing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.
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