Universal power is a power intrinsic to the universe,
the sentient expression of its spiritual wholeness.
This power takes the form of
a song, flowing with harmonies and rhythms of Love, and
a mindful but non-controlling influence on change in the universe. However,
coming from the spiritual background, universal power is subtle
and difficult to detect above the noise of foreground powers. Universal power is a beacon
to harmony in
a turbulent world
but cannot enforce that harmony.
We are free to exert
in control of our lives,
but our forcefulness obscures
universal power and limits its effect.
We can avoid obscuring
universal power by being quiet and using our personal powers
judiciously. We can become aware of its influence by
attending to subtlety and can
actively participate in its song
using a very soft
touch. Following its influence leads us to Love.
Feeling its song intensifies our
feelings of Love
participating in its harmonies gives
With all foreground influences removed, the random
fall of coins in a hexagram
is an expression of universal power.
The hexagram describes the control of power:
Spirituality influences the world but cannot control it. We have personal power
because we are not spiritually controlled yet, in exercising it, we constrain
the effects of spirituality. Finally, we can control our personal powers so as
to allow the expression of universal power in our lives and
enhance the spiritual harmony.