57. The Gentle Wind / Proceeding Humbly, Line 3

“Repeatedly Proceeding Humbly. Humiliation.” Too much focus on the inner workings of your mind, or dwelling on the past, will be harmful. Do not let it cripple your ability to move forward. …………………………………………………………………………………… Line 2 advised that we find the “hidden enemy” that is holding us back. Anxiety, fear, and impatience were the possibilities. TheContinue reading “57. The Gentle Wind / Proceeding Humbly, Line 3”

57. The Gentle Wind, Line 2

“Proceeding humbly under the bed.” A hidden enemy is present, most likely your own fear and anxiety. Bring it out in the open, and it will lose its power. ………………………………………………………………………. What is your “hidden enemy?” Fear and anxiety are common, but in this case it may be your patience — or lack thereof. The BookContinue reading “57. The Gentle Wind, Line 2”

57. Proceeding Humbly/The Gentle Wind

“Success through what is small.” You will get where you want to go only by taking slow, steady, small steps. Plot a straight path to your desired destination, and stay on it. …………………………………………………… I like to call this the Divi Divi hexagram. The Divi Divi tree is Aruba’s natural compass, always pointing in a southwesternContinue reading “57. Proceeding Humbly/The Gentle Wind”

Inner Truth, Line 3

” . . . now she sobs, now she sings . . . “ If your happiness depends on the actions of another, you will never find peace. Focus on your own path. ………………………………………………………………….. ” . . . if he would just _______, then everything would be okay. ” When I ran a domestic violenceContinue reading “Inner Truth, Line 3”

New Year, New Changes

Book of Changes has been on hiatus since November, when I ruptured my Achilles tendon. Spent the holidays hobbling to surgery and doctor visits in the ice and snow. But now I’m ready to resume my duties. I asked the Book of Changes for a reading to guide us in the New Year, and received:Continue reading “New Year, New Changes”

60. Limitation

“Limitation. Success.” Limiting your expenditures of time and money is the key to sustaining your success. Self-discipline and focus will be required. ……………………………………………………………………. Limitation is the Future of Waiting. The Book of Changes is saying: You will have to Wait before conditions improve. If you Limit your spending of both time and money during thisContinue reading “60. Limitation”

44. Temptation

“The inferior thing seems harmless and inviting.” Something is Tempting you. Beware. It is more dangerous than you can foresee. …………………………………………………………. The Well predicted supreme good fortune, an unusually positive message from the Book of Changes. You may well be feeling elated, happy and energized, ready to take on the world. Things are going soContinue reading “44. Temptation”

48. The Well, Line 6

“She draws from The Well without hindrance. Supreme good fortune.” There is nothing to stop you now. You may drink deeply from The Well of your Inner Truth. Being truly yourself is the best possible good fortune. …………………………………………………………………. Supreme good fortune! With Line 6, the Book of Changes says: You have done the “maintenance” workContinue reading “48. The Well, Line 6”

15. Modesty, Line 4

“Modesty in movement.” Don’t be concerned with how your actions look to others. Contribute your share, regardless of the recognition you receive. …………………………………………………………………………. It is not yet time for your star to shine. You need to follow your own path, step by Modest step. The Book of Changes says: Don’t be a poser. Don’t claimContinue reading “15. Modesty, Line 4”

15. Modesty, Line 3

“Modesty and merit carry things to conclusion.” Do not indulge in self- congratulation or anticipation of a favorable outcome. Simply stay on your path. ……………………………………………………………………………. Things are going well. In some sphere of your life, the outcome you desire most appears to be a genuine possibility. For example, perhaps the promotion you’ve been working towardContinue reading “15. Modesty, Line 3”