”There is a return to normalcy in the works.  With this change, keep an open mind and curb any prejudice.” – a reading from the I Ching

There is a return to normalcy in the works.  With this change, keep an open mind and curb any prejudice.  Working together with people dissimilar views will lead to awesome power.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#19, line 4, #34

The hexagram as a whole points to a time of joyous, hopeful progress. Spring is approaching. Joy and forbearance bring high and low nearer together. Success is certain. But we must work with determination and perseverance to make full use of the propitiousness of the time. And one thing more: spring does not last forever. In the eighth month the aspects are reversed. Then only two strong, light lines are left; these do not advance but are in retreat. We must take heed of this change in good time. If we meet evil before it becomes reality- before it has even begun to stir-we can master it.
Here is shown the open-minded approach of a person of high rank to a man of ability whom he draws into his own circle, regardless of class prejudice. This is very favorable.
The hexagram points to a time when inner worth mounts with great force and comes to power. But its strength has already passed beyond the median line, hence there is danger that one may rely entirely on one’s own power and forget to ask what is right. There is danger too that, being intent on movement, we may not wait for the right time. Therefore the added statement that perseverance furthers. For that is truly great power which does not degenerate into mere force but remains inwardly united with the fundamental principles of right and of justice. When we understand this point – namely, that greatness and justice must be indissolubly united – we understand the true meaning of all that happens in heaven and on earth.

Meditation: NM091 – 19921110 – Self Emboldenment, Engagement, Vision

 

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