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
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
but cannot enforce that harmony.
Universal power leaves us free to exert
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
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
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.