59: Dispersing

Nothing survives forever, not even rocks, or the most rigid of structures. Likewise, all of our obstacles will dissolve in time too. The erosion of that which has been solid is not a bad thing; in fact, it also means that something new is in the process of being created. One image for this is of ice floes, hardened in winter, dispersing in the warmth of spring; when the ice melts, a mighty river emerges. This image points to is a situation where small changes can produce big results over time.

Rigidity in the hearts of men breeds an egocentric separateness, but this can be transformed by a greater force, such as an uplifting ceremony or other communal activity. And the thawing of closed hearts always improves conditions for everyone.

The first thing to dissolve is any mental rigidity within yourself that might be feeding a sense of separation from others. Try to work closely with your friends and compatriots, concentrating on common activities that emanate from your integrity and goodwill. Some slightly dramatic action in support of the greater good can shift the energy, lift the spirits and lead toward new possibilities.

Spiritual impulses, including a sense of justice, should be honored now, and acted upon. They provide a gentle impulse toward important and constructive change. Avoid righteous indignation or aggressive force of any kind, and any sense of disunity can be overcome. If you should have lingering business or partnerships that are inactive or not working, this reading suggests that you consider dissolving them.

Changing Line Interpretations

Line 1 (bottom line)

In all significant undertakings, it is critical that dissension be handled quickly. Misunderstandings and feuds that are allowed to linger and fester can rapidly develop into open wounds that affect an entire community or project. Conflicts caused by hidden factors need to be brought to light and dissolved as soon as possible to avoid further arguments and wasted energy. Once this is done, good fortune awaits.

Line 2

If you sense trouble on the horizon for a group or enterprise, establish firm, reliable channels of communication both within the group and with influential people outside of it. Trustworthy information is a powerful asset during a time of rapid dissolution of an enterprise or relationship. Once things are clear, regrets will fall away, along with obstructions.

Line 3

Sometimes in the course of a great work, it is important to let go of any thought of self or the desire for personal reward. Look within yourself for what may be causing an obstacle or problem. Losing yourself in the work -- if the work is vital -- is an excellent way to let go of regrets.

Line 4

When a partnership or group’s bond is dissolving, only by rising above self-centered interests can much of value be achieved. Take the high ground and greater good fortune will result!

Line 5

Crisis can mean opportunity, but only when like-minded people are organized behind an inspiring ideal. This is especially true in chaotic situations or during disorganized times, when energies and resources have become scattered. Great energy and generosity are needed to seize the moment, and rally others behind a common cause. At such times, remember, if you are in alignment with the greater good of all, you will become just one of the victims of circumstance.

Line 6 (top line)

This line refers those who would tiptoe around a dangerous situation in order to save others who are important to them, or to take them a safe distance from damaging influences. Before you move at all, consider carefully the consequences of any action. When treading through a minefield, it furthers one to stay alert and think on one’s feet.