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Streamlining, reordering, and decluttering will clear the way to a flow of natural, effortless action.
The Jade Emperor—or the Heavenly Grandfather, as he is also known—is one of the most beloved and most courted of the Chinese Taoist gods because of his benevolent protection and supreme organizing ability.
As a young deity, the Jade Emperor wandered the earth, humbly helping humans make sense of the world. He taught them how to manage their settlements and their sorrows. To protect the humans, he also defeated the negative energies referred to as demons. Although he possesses a loving energy more than that of a fighter, there are many accounts of the Jade Emperor retreating back to himself to gather his energy and strength in order to have the knowledge and power needed to conquer significant evil energies. It is because of these deeds that he eventually became the administrator of the immortals, the Heavenly Ruler.
Under his leadership are assistants who ensure his wu way (natural effortless action) is adhered to. These assistants are ordered according to departments, with different gods as the head of each department, but all take authority from the Jade Emperor.
Should the Jade Emperor enter your realm, it may be time to reorganize, rearrange, and reorder some part of your life. Planning is a key part of getting your desires met. Don’t view it as a chore but as something exciting—it leads you to where you most wish to be. Do you need to plan your schedule more effectively? Do you have too many assignments to write, or are your extracurricular activities keeping you so busy you feel hectic? If you have a job, is it difficult to find the time to do everything? Can you not decide what path you want to take because too many seem to be clamoring for attention? Writing things out, planning your time, and organizing your thoughts and actions will help, and the Jade Emperor can assist you with this.
Having a clear and workable environment enables you to achieve much more in less time as well. Creating some simple systems can increase your flow of positive energies, such as prosperity and creativity. Take this opportunity to streamline your life.
You can be too structured, which can limit your creativity and your ability to be spontaneous. The shadow side here is having too much order in your life, too much rigidity for you to be who you really are. Be mindful in regards to the rules that you set for yourself and ensure you are being healthily lenient with yourself when you can. Balance is the key. Stretch out, reach out, and open for the wu way.
Golden palace, robe with dragons embroidered upon it
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