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”

36. Darkening of the Light, Line 2

“Injured in the left thigh, she gives aid with the strength of a horse.” You continue to help others, even though you yourself are hurting. Because of this, good fortune will come to you. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. In this time of Darkening of the Light, you are aiding others, despite the fact you have suffered a significantContinue reading “36. Darkening of the Light, Line 2”

36. Darkening of the Light, Line 1

“Darkening of the Light during flight.” You have been making an effort, but are seeing no results. Don’t become bitter and don’t give up. Quietly persevere. ……………………………………………… In what area of your life are you trying, but getting nowhere? It could be a relationship, it could be a job, it could be a diet. TheContinue reading “36. Darkening of the Light, Line 1”

36. Darkening of the Light

“The light has sunk into the earth.” The sun continues to shine, even when our spot on earth is in shadow. It is the same for you. You must keep your inner light shining through a dark time. It will pass. …………………………………………………………………………. Hard times are upon us, but they will not last forever. The earthContinue reading “36. Darkening of the Light”

30. Clarity

“If one is serious and composed, one can acquire clarity of mind . . . “ Clarity. Your flame can burn bright. Cling to what fuels it: your Inner Truth. Do not let yourself be swept off course by the currents of life surging around you. ………………………………………………………………………….. We received Clarity with no changing lines. ThatContinue reading “30. Clarity”

55. Abundance

“Be like the sun at midday.” You will have Abundance, but like the sun, it will fade. Make the most of it while you can. ………………………………………………………… The future of Great Power is Abundance. The Yi Jing reminds us that Abundance can come in many forms. It could be money, but it could also be love.Continue reading “55. Abundance”