28. Great Load

“The ridge pole sags to the breaking point. A dangerous time.”

Your burdens weigh you down almost to the point of collapse. Do whatever it takes to lighten your load — and do it now.

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A Great Load is, unfortunately, the future of Darkening of the Light. These dark times have given you a Great Load to carry, and it’s about to do you in.

The Book of Changes says: There’s a physical and psychological limit to what you can bear, and you are pushing past yours. You’ve got to let go of some part of the Great Load you are carrying, ASAP.

Maybe you’ve been asked to work more and more due to a shortage of workers. Maybe you have taken on the role of caretaker to someone dear to you, in addition to your job. Maybe you are constantly worrying about someone whose behavior you can’t control.

Whatever it is, it’s too much. Set your least essential burden down.

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Tomorrow: A new reading.

How the Book of Changes Works

“The way in which the Book of Changes works can best be compared to an electrical circuit reaching into all situations. The circuit only affords the potentiality of lighting; it does not give light. But when contact with a definite situation is established in the questioner, the ‘current’ is activated, and the given situation is illumined.”

Richard Wilhelm

PPS You’re probably thinking “What a bummer of a ‘fortune!” Just remember, the Book of Changes is most valuable precisely because “The I Ching doesn’t tell you what you want to hear. It tells you what you need to know.

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