47. Exhaustion

When one has something to say, it is not believed.

Your inner resources are exhausted, through no fault of your own. Let go of trying to force your own solution on the problem. Rest.

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Exhaustion describes a time 180 degrees from our last main message, Renewal/Revolution. You are Exhausted, and it’s not your fault. The coronavirus pandemic is likely the cause.

The Yi says: There is little you can say or do to improve things right now. Rest, and wait for the situation to improve.

The Book of Changes sent us two changing lines to guide us, Line 4 and Line 6.

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Tomorrow: Line 4: ” . . . oppressed in a golden carriage.”

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63. After Completion

“Success in small matters. Perseverance furthers.”

A transition has been completed. Do not celebrate. Do not slack off. Attention to detail will maintain the progress you have made.

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After Completion is the future of Renewal/Revolution (see our last two posts.) This indicates your Renewal or Revolution will be successful, and your transition to a new life will be complete.

The Yi says: To quote Han Solo, “Don’t get cocky, kid!” Once you have achieved this transition, you will have to maintain it. Stay focused.

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Tomorrow: A new reading.

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49. Renewal/Revolution, Line 4

” . . . changing the form of government”

Real, fundamental change requires adequate authority. The change you want must be founded on your Inner Truth. Otherwise: misfortune.

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You may not have any authority, government-wise, but you are the only one with true authority over yourself. For this Renewal/Revolution to happen, it must be in line with your Inner Truth.

The Yi says: A personal Revolution is possible now. This is your golden opportunity to align your actions with your Inner Truth. Don’t let it fade.

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Tomorrow: The Future: After Completion

49. Renewal/Revolution

“On your own day, you are believed.”

The time is here, or coming soon, when your point of view will be accepted and fully appreciated. Supreme success is possible.

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Renewal is our new hexagram. Receiving it means real, significant change is now possible.

The Yi says: You have been trying to convince someone of the necessity for change. So far, your arguments and urgings have fallen on deaf ears. But today, June 1, 2021, circumstances have changed, and you will have real influence.

What have you been trying, without success, to change? A relationship? A job situation? Someone’s mind about getting vaccinated? Whatever it is, the future looks extremely positive.

We received one changing line with Renewal, Line 4.

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Tomorrow: Line 4: “. . . changing the form of government . . . “

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4. Youthful Folly

At the first oracle I inform her . . .

You wish to enter a situation that is completely new to you. Admit your lack of knowledge and experience. Find a teacher, and follow her advice.

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Youthful Folly is the Future of Inner Truth. As our main message, Inner Truth told us “By living your Inner Truth now, you can take on a great challenge and succeed.

Changing Line 1 told us that finding your Inner Truth depends on inner and outer honesty. Changing Line 5 reassured us that “Living your Inner Truth without apology will not separate you from others, as you fear.”

And now, our Future reading tells us: In taking on this “great challenge,” don’t pretend you’re not a beginner. Living your Inner Truth is new territory for you. Find a teacher.

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Tomorrow: A new reading/hexagram

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61. Inner Truth, Line 5

She possesses truth, which links together. No blame.

Living your Inner Truth without apology will not separate you from others, as you fear. On the contrary, it will foster unity on the deepest levels.

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What would it look like to live your Inner Truth without apology? To be the artist instead of the programmer? The athlete instead of the scholar?

The Yi says: Living your Inner Truth will link you to others, not separate you. If you disappoint or distress someone, that’s their problem. There is no blame in this for you.

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Tomorrow: The Future: “At the first oracle I inform her . . .”

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61. Inner Truth, Line 1

If there are secret designs, it is disquieting.

Finding your Inner Truth depends on inner and outer honesty. If you have a hidden agenda, or are hedging your bets, in your relationship with others, it will cause misfortune.

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Reaping the benefit of Inner Truth — “you can take on a great challenge and succeed” — requires you to be honest with others, as well as with yourself.

The Yi says: Be open with others about your Inner Truth. Once you have your feet on your true path, you can divert the energy you used to maintain the “secret design” to “cross the great water” instead.

Let’s say, for example, you’re a lesbian, and because your small town is still living in the 19th century, you have not exactly “come out.” Your friends and family are constantly trying to fix you up with “nice” young men. This is getting harder and harder to side-step. The I Ching advises you to share your Inner Truth with those around you, now, while times are favorable. It will free you to pursue your own interests.

We received one more changing line, Line 5, which expands on this message.

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Tomorrow: Line 5: “Living your Inner Truth without apology will not separate you from others, as you fear.

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61. Inner Truth

Favorable to cross great waters.

By living your Inner Truth now, you can take on a great challenge and succeed.

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Our new hexagram/message is a good one.

The Yi says: It’s a good time to take on that project that has been a dream of yours for a long time. The key to success is: You must be who you really are.

It’s not always easy to live your Inner Truth. People often expect you to be what they want you to be, and it can be hard to break away from that.

What is your Inner Truth? What “great challenge” can you take on?

We received two changing lines, Line 1 and Line 5.

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Tomorrow: Line 1: “If there are secret designs . . . “

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42. Increase

Increase. It furthers one to undertake something.

The only way to get the Increase you seek is to work toward it. You will be aided, if you aid others.

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Increase is the future of The Family. The main message of The Family was “When all members of a group fulfill their own roles and contribute to the common good, the energy generated will create its own environment of light and vitality.”

Line 3, our only changing line, told us to deal with the inevitable conflicts in a firm but even-handed manner.

Now, as our future reading, the Yi says: You will receive an Increase in some area of your life. The Universe will help you, if you help others.

Keep in mind that Increase doesn’t necessarily mean money. An Increase in closeness in a relationship, an Increase in authority in your job — the possibilities are endless.

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Tomorrow: A new hexagram/reading

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37. The Family, Line 3

“When tempers flare . . . “

There will always be conflicts within a family, or any group. Deal with these differences in a balanced way. When in doubt, err on the side of firmness.

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The Yi says: Especially in these times of Covid pandemic, don’t treat every conflict as the end of the relationship. You have absorbed the erroneous notion that every time there’s a difference of opinion, there has to be a “winner” and a “loser.” Not so. Look for balance in your solutions.

If balance can’t be achieved, err on the side of preservation of order.

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Tomorrow: Increase

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