The faith, the hope and the love are all in the waiting…

A few days ago I received an email from Hilary Barrett’s I Ching website OnlineClarity on Hexagram 5, Waiting: “waiting for a change to bring you what you urgently need”.

Synchronicity and the SelfHilary quotes Jean Shinoda Bolen writing about waiting in chapter 7 of her new book, The Tao of Psychology – Synchronocity and the Self, in which she talks about parapsychological effects as a kind of synchronicity:

By approaching this impossible ESP task with hopeful expectancy and mental intensity, a person evokes what Jung called the archetype of the miracle or the archetype of magic effect. In this state of expectancy, the “miracle” can occur; then ESP results are highly positive.

That’s what we all need: a miracle.

Now the I Ching has something to say about the quality of our waiting – the quality which can bring about a miracle:

Waiting, with sincerity and confidence.
Shining out, creating success: perseverance brings good fortune.

Or as it says in the Catholic Mass, “as we wait in joyful hope for the coming or our saviour”

Waiting for what we desperately need.


~ by scalambra on June 18, 2007.

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