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Universal power is the mindful influence in the world of the universe as a sentient spiritual whole. It is a non-controlling, subtle power, expressed in a song thrilling with harmonies and rhythms of Love. Coming from the spiritual background, universal power is much softer than foreground powers and difficult to detect above their din. The spiritual song of universal power is a beacon to harmony in a turbulent world but cannot enforce that harmony.

Universal power leaves us free to exert personal power in the conduct of our lives, and is often obscured by our personal forcefulness. The world abounds with personal powers obscuring universal power, disturbing its harmonious expression.

We can avoid obscuring universal power by using our personal power modestly. We can become aware of its song by being quiet and attending to subtlety, and we can harmonize with it using a soft and subtle touch. Following its song leads us to Love. Feeling its thrills intensifies our sensibility. Harmonizing our personal power to universal power gives spiritual delight.

With all foreground influences removed, random events like a fall of coins are unobscured expressions of universal power.

The hexagram discusses the restraining of power: Universal power influences the world but does not control it. We have personal power because we are not spiritually controlled, yet our expressions can obscure universal power. In modesty we can restrain our personal power to allow a clearer expression of universal power and contribute to the spiritual harmony.

Be quiet. Restrain your power. Look to the subtleties of your situation.

Don't let foreground commotion distract you from giving attention to the more subtle spiritual influences. Look for subtlety in Love.

Alternatively, this may be a good time to explore your deeper, more subtle inner feelings in search of your spiritual connection. Meditation may be appropriate.

If you are not able to be sufficiently quiet, search out a knowledge that leads to an understanding of subtlety of mind, and refrain from all activity at this time.

It may be helpful to read the hexagrams SPIRITUALITY and POWER.

This interpretation of the hexagram is significantly different to a classical I Ching interpretation. However, universal power is similar to the classical concept of Tao.


Universal Power expressed.
Is it Love?

In the service of Love.

Modest use of one's own strength may not be in conflict with universal power.

Learning through being quiet.

One’s own power is held in check.

Universal Power cannot be heard above the noise. Desist.