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.” …………………………………………………………………………………………….. Our Main Message was Peace; Pushing Upward is the Future. Achieving inner Peace will allow you to maintain your focus on what matters most to you.Continue reading “46. Pushing Upward”

11. Peace, Line 1

“When grass is pulled up, the sod comes with it.” Your roots are strong and correct. If you act now, you can have great influence. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Are you thinking of making a major move? Like asking out the Cute Guy in Accounting? Or quitting your job? The Book of Changes says: Not only will youContinue reading “11. Peace, Line 1”

11. Peace

“The small departs, the great approaches.” Peace is possible. Relationships may not change, but your attitude toward them will. Disagreements will “depart” as you realize their relative insignificance. You will be free to focus on the larger benefits of this association. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. What relationship do you have that is mired in petty arguments? It couldContinue reading “11. Peace”

30. Clarity

“Fire over fire — that which is bright rises twice.” Your flame burns bright. Cling to what fuels it: your Inner Truth. ……………………………………………………………………………………….. The future of Keeping Still is Clarity. This hexagram has a dual meaning; it means “attachment” as well as “brightness.” The Book of Changes says: By Keeping Still and focusing on yourselfContinue reading “30. Clarity”

52. Keeping Still, Line 4

“Keeping her trunk still.” You have made progress in ridding yourself of inner turbulence, but continuous attention to maintaining inner balance is still essential. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… How have you made progress in getting rid of “inner turbulence?” Have you let go of some activities that are just too much for you right now? Did you quitContinue reading “52. Keeping Still, Line 4”

52. Keeping Still, Line 1

“Keeping her toes still.” Stop — before you start something you cannot control. Pause and think before taking that first step. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. The Book of Changes says: You are tempted to jump right in to a new situation. Wait. You need to assess this thoroughly before starting out. Your need for Keeping Still is atContinue reading “52. Keeping Still, Line 1”

52. Keeping Still

“She goes out in her courtyard and does not see her people. No blame.” You need to focus on yourself now. Practice yoga, meditation — whatever allows you to still your thoughts and calm your inner distress. There is no blame in not putting others’ needs first all the time. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Keeping Still signals aContinue reading “52. Keeping Still”

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. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. A Great Load is, unfortunately, the future of Darkening of the Light. These dark times have given you aContinue reading “28. Great Load”

36. Darkening of the Light, Line 5

“. . . as with Prince Chi. “ Prince Chi could not withdraw from the court of the tyrant Chou Hsin. It is the same with you — whether it’s your family, your relationship, your job, your social circle — you are stuck where you are for now. Maintain your Inner Truth. ……………………………………………………………………………………… Our finalContinue reading “36. Darkening of the Light, Line 5”

36. Darkening of the Light, Line 4

“One gets at the very heart of the darkening.” You can see clearly now what the problem truly is. If you do not see even the possibility of improvement, it is a good time to leave this path entirely. ………………………………………………………………………. Some problems just cannot be “solved.” What is currently your most pressing problem? The BookContinue reading “36. Darkening of the Light, Line 4”