Today: It is a momentous time with the potential for really great things to happen- I Ching

It is a momentous time with the potential for really great things to happen.  At this time, it is best to offer counsel for gentle restraint with respect to external circumstances while maintaining a firm inner determination.
The danger of actual bloodshed must be avoided    by counseling the powerful to do the right thing.  The truth will overcome all obstacles as long as it is allowed to emerge unobstructed by precipitous action.  Then, pure creative action will replace fear and the full potential of the time will be realized.

(see Dec 3,  Dec 5,  Dec 6 and Dec 7 readings for context).

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching

The situation is not unfavourable; there is a prospect of ultimate success, but there are still obstacles in the way, and we can merely take preparatory measures. Only through the small means of friendly persuasion can we exert any influence. The time has not yet come for sweeping measures. However, we may be able, to a limited extent, to act as a restraining and subduing influence. To carry out our purpose we need firm determination within and gentleness and adaptability in external relations.
If one is in the difficult and responsible position of counselor to a powerful man, one should restrain him in such a way that right may prevail. Therein lies a danger so great that the threat of actual bloodshed may arise. Nonetheless, the power of disinterested truth is greater than all these obstacles. It carries such weight that the end is achieved, and all danger of bloodshed and all fear disappear.
The following hexagram is made up of six unbroken lines. These unbroken lines stand for the primal power, which is light-giving, active, strong, and of the spirit. The hexagram is consistently strong in character, and since it is without weakness, its essence is power or energy. Its image is heaven. Its energy is represented as unrestricted by any fixed conditions in space and is therefore conceived of as motion. Time is regarded as the basis of this motion. Thus the hexagram includes also the power of time and the power of persisting in time, that is, duration.
The power represented by the hexagram is to be interpreted in a dual sense—in terms of its action on the universe and of its action on the world of men. In relation to the universe, the hexagram expresses the strong, creative action of the Deity. In relation to the human world, it denotes the creative action of the holy man or sage, of the ruler or leader of men, who through his power awakens and develops their higher nature.

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