Today: Deliverance and Enthusiasm

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A thunderous cloudburst relieves the oppressive tension.  Liberation comes from releasing all expectations and resentment of others.  Free yourself of the endless vigil of policing the behavior of others.  See them for who they are, not what they can or can’t do for you.  It pays to accept things as they are for now. If nothing is to be gained, hold still. If you can make a difference, act quickly.

This may be the most important day in our collective lives.  The obstacles in public life are the designing foxes who try to influence through flattery and deceit. They must be removed before there can be any deliverance. Seize any opening for the opportunity to make a difference.  But the struggle must not be carried on with the wrong weapons.  Use the yellow arrow.  Be straight and direct in your communications today.  Your words and actions must be grounded in reality and truth (earth) in order to have the power (yellow) necessary to influence .

The yellow colour points to measure and mean in proceeding against an adversary; the arrow signifies the straight course. If one devotes himself wholeheartedly to the task of deliverance, he develops so much inner strength from his rectitude that it acts as a weapon against all that is false and low.

Proceeding in this way, thunder comes resounding out of the Earth:
Similar thunder roars up from the masses when you strike a chord in their hearts.  Whip up enthusiasm, rally your forces, and move boldly forward.  There is a rhythmic force, a world music, that lives deep in the Unconscious of each of us.  It’s a primitive drumbeat, a shaking rattle, a tribal chant that invokes the primal self to rise up and join the dance.  This is the enthusiasm that is generated now.  Not rhetorical persuasion, not a play on the emotions, but a charismatic, irresistible Call of the Wild.
Confucius said that the person who could comprehend this could ‘rule the world as though it were spinning in his hand.’
This is a time for instinct, not intellect — the Thunder from Beneath.

Meditation

I Ching: Today

 

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