8. Holding Together

“Holding Together brings good fortune.” Now is a time when finding and sustaining a community is of utmost importance. Don’t wait too long to join. Thinking of taking a leadership role? Be sure you are worthy. ………………………………………………………………………… Holding Together is the Future of Obstruction. Maintaining a supportive community is critical to your survival, and theContinue reading “8. Holding Together”

39. Obstruction, Line 3

“Going leads to Obstruction; hence she comes back.” Plunging ahead at this time will only smack you harder into an Obstruction. Go back to a place where you can feel secure, and perhaps aid others. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… You have encountered an Obstruction on your path. In the Main Message, the Yi hinted this Obstruction may beContinue reading “39. Obstruction, Line 3”

39. Obstruction

“The superior woman seeks the error within herself.” Something is stopping you from moving forward. It is probably an error in your own thinking. …………………………………………………… Fill in the blanks here: I can’t ___________ because ______________. In the first blank, put the goal you are seeking. In the second, put what’s Obstructing you. The Book ofContinue reading “39. Obstruction”

34. Great Power

“Energy in harmony with the movement of heaven.” A time of Great Power will arrive. Your inner strength and outward actions will combine to make significant achievement possible. ………………………………………………………. The Future of Pushing Upward is Great Power. Wilhelm says, “The hexagram points to a time when inner worth mounts with great force and comes toContinue reading “34. Great Power”

Pushing Upward, Line 4

“The King offers her Mt. Chi. Good fortune. No blame.” You will receive help from a higher power. Your effort achieves the goal. There is “no blame” for you in this good fortune. ……………………………………………………. Sometimes, when things go right for us, we fear it has been at the expense of others, and feel guilty. TheContinue reading “Pushing Upward, Line 4”

46. Pushing Upward, Line 1

“Pushing Upward that meets with confidence.” Effort driven by higher motives will succeed. If you are doing the “right thing,” go for it! ………………………………………….. What are you Pushing Upward toward? We have been assured that small, steady steps will bring “supreme” success. With Line 1, the Book of Changes says: You need to be PushingContinue reading “46. Pushing Upward, Line 1”

46. Pushing Upward

“Pushing Upward has supreme success.” Now is the time to focus on small — but steady — efforts. You must “heap up small things to achieve something great.“ ……………………………………………………………………………………… R. L. Wing calls this hexagram Advancement. It’s a reminder that success frequently requires more time and more effort than we want it to. The BookContinue reading “46. Pushing Upward”

25. The Unexpected

“Under heaven thunder rolls.” Change comes from an unexpected direction. Success will be yours when you meet it with simple openness. There is no need to fear. ……………………………………………………. A big Change is coming — or has come — – your way. It is not something you could have expected, or should have prepared for. TheContinue reading “25. The Unexpected”

38. Opposition

“Opposition. In small matters, good fortune.” You are facing some sort of Opposition in an important matter. You can’t “win.” Work on smaller matters, and things will improve. …………………………………………………………………….. .The Book of Changes says: Opposition will continue. Retreat from any open Conflict. Making small improvements in minor matters will hold open the possibility of laterContinue reading “38. Opposition”