41. Decrease, Line 1

“Going quickly when one’s tasks are finished is without blame.” Extend a helping hand to another, but don’t overdo it. And don’t demand recognition for your good deeds. ……………………………………………………………….. Line 1 is about the flip side of Decrease — when you are the one who is able to provide assistance. The Yi says: Once youContinue reading “41. Decrease, Line 1”

21. Biting Through

Let justice be administered. You must ‘bite through’ the situation that has been holding you back. You cannot avoid, deny, or compromise. ………………………………………………… Red flag warning from the Yi: That problem that’s been plaguing you? You are going to have to deal with it head-on. Soon. R. L. Wing said it best: “There are timesContinue reading “21. Biting Through”

40. Deliverance

Thunder and rain set in, the image of Deliverance. A major change in your approach to your most pressing problem will clear the air and allow a fresh start. Forgive others — and yourself. ……………………………………………………………………. You are approaching an interpersonal problem in an old, pre-pandemic way. The Yi says: This a battle you will neverContinue reading “40. Deliverance”

52. Keeping Still, Line 6

Noble-hearted keeping still. You will attain the inner peace you seek. All areas of your life will benefit. ………………………………………………………………………. Our final changing line says “You will gain inner peace.” This a very positive message, with no “advice” attached. What does that mean? Let’s recap this hexagram’s message from the start: The main message was: YouContinue reading “52. Keeping Still, Line 6”

52. Keeping Still, Line 4

Keeping her trunk still. You have made progress in ridding yourself of inner turbulence, but steadfast attention to maintaining inner balance is still essential. …………………………………………………………………….. The Yi says: You have done well at Keeping Still. But Keeping Still is not a destination; it’s a part of the journey. You have to stay at it. KeepContinue reading “52. Keeping Still, Line 4”

52. Keeping Still, Line 3

Keeping her sacrum stiff. Dangerous. The heart suffocates. You need to be Still, not rigid. Being too rigid will lead to difficulty. You can only push your feelings down for so long before they explode, or die altogether. …………………………………………………………………………………………………… Are you the one in the family, or at work, trying to hold things together byContinue reading “52. Keeping Still, Line 3”

52. Keeping Still, Line 2

Keeping her calves still. You are being swept along by something — or someone — exerting a strong influence. You must separate yourself and regain control over your own path. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. The Yi’s main message — yesterday’s post — advised you to give yourself a break, mentally and physically. The first of our four changingContinue reading “52. Keeping Still, Line 2”

52. Keeping Still

She goes into her courtyard and does not see her people. No blame. You need to focus on yourself now. Practice meditation, yoga — 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. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. You’ve been doing a goodContinue reading “52. Keeping Still”