Wednesday, December 4, 2013
8:16 am mst
"Man and wife roll their eyes."
9, The Taming Power of the Small / Restraint, Line 3:
spokes burst out of the wagon wheels.
Man and wife roll their eyes."
You will seem to be moving forward when - snap! Something fundamental
This will, of course, bring your progress to a halt. "
. . . [H]ence there are annoying arguments, like those of a married couple." [Wilhelm]
By sending Line 3, the Yi warns of the futility of placing blame
on accidents of fate, or other people.
Don't focus on what someone else should
have done, or ought to do. Focus on what small steps you can
Tomorrow: "The treasure chest of inner truth."
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
8:56 am mst
The light in your life
is being obscured
9, The Taming Power of the Small / Restraint:
"The Taming Power
of the Small
Dense clouds, no rain from our western region."
Success is predicted, but right now, the true "light"
in your life is being obscured by "dense clouds."
light is your "true nature and virtue." [Anthony & Moog] The dense
clouds are the "shoulds" and behaviors you have been told are the "right" thing to do.
"Do not forget that the inferior elements within yourself, others, and the time itself, may only
be restrained now --- not fully removed." [Walker]
This hexagram tells us: We can find our Inner Truth (our future reading, btw) step by small
The biggest obstacle? We received only one changing line, Line 3 . . .
" . . . an attempt is made to press forward forcibly . . ."
Monday, December 2, 2013
8:01 am mst
Roll it out!
It furthers one to install helpers
And to set armies marching."
Do you have a new idea or an innovative
way of doing things? The Yi says: Roll it out!
The future of Oppression/Exhaustion "denotes a time of enormous
enthusiasm and inspirational creativity." [Marshall]
"During this time you should seek to analyze the essential nature of the
moment. If you can grasp the innate direction of the tendencies around you, you can parallel them and accomplish
great deeds." [Wing]
What is the one thing
that sparks your Enthusiasm?
This is a wave you can ride to accomplish "great deeds." [Wing]
Sunday, December 1, 2013
7:03 pm mst
Your Exhaustion is caused by others
No. 47, Oppression
/ Exhaustion / Adversity, Line 5:
nose and feet are cut off.
Oppression at the hands of the man with the purple
Joy comes softly.
furthers one to make offerings and libations."
Adversity is being caused by those above you
(symbolized by the nose), and those below you are not being supportive (the feet).
"Oppression at the hands of the man with the
purple knee bands" means someone in a position of authority is holding
you back. "Bureaucracy stands in the way of progress." [Wing]
Oppression/Exhaustion/Adversity is not of your own making. Your Exhaustion comes from
dealing with the actions of others.
How you deal with this Oppression is, however, still your responsibility.
" When a strong
man meets with adversity, he remains cheerful despite all danger, and this cheerfulness
is the source of later successes; it is that stability which is stronger than fate."
But things will improve . . . slowly. "Remain hopeful and have faith."
Tomorrow: Exhaustion turns to Enthusiasm
Saturday, November 30, 2013
9:07 am mst
The Yi says: You're bored.
No. 47, Oppression
/ Exhaustion / Adversity, Line 2:
"One is oppressed
while at meat and drink.
The man with the scarlet knee bands is just coming.
It furthers one to offer sacrifice.
To set forth brings misfortune.
You have everything
you need. In fact, you may be over-indulging. Yet you feel Oppressed.
The Yi says: You're
"One is exhausted
by the commonplace of life, and there seems to be no way of escape."
The Yi has
the cure: Turn your attention to a higher purpose, and make preparations to devote yourself totally
to this new direction. Your Exhaustion will vanish.
But don't quit your day job just
yet. "To set forth without being prepared would be disastrous, though not
morally wrong." [Wilhelm]
stands in the way of progress."