Today: “The needs of people have gone unnoticed by the leadership.  That has been noticed by those who are led, who are about to change that. ” – From the I Ching

The needs of people have gone unnoticed by the leadership.  That has been noticed by those who are led, who are about to change that.  There is a movement in the direction of expansion.  A big mistake has been made, and is about to be reversed through an endless cycle of rebirth.
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#42, line 6, #24

When the Superior Person encounters saintly behavior, he adopts it; when he encounters a fault within, he transforms it.  Progress in every endeavor.  You may cross to the far shore.
Get ready to ride a tide of accelerated growth toward self-actualization.
A joyful awareness of the best within you, coupled with an acceptance of your Shadow, will provide a greater repertoire, a much bolder vision, and new depth and clarity that will compel you to expand your horizons.
The meaning here is that through renunciation those in high place should bring increase to those below. By neglecting this duty and helping no one, they in turn lose the furthering influence of others and soon find themselves alone. In this way they invite attacks. An attitude not permanently in harmony with the demands of the time will necessarily bring misfortune with it. Kongfu (Confucius) says about this line:
The superior man sets his person at rest before he moves; he composes his mind before he speaks; he makes his relations firm before he asks for something. By attending to these three matters, the superior man gains complete security. But if a man is brusque in his movements, others will not co-operate. If he is agitated in his words, they awaken no echo in others. If he asks for something without having first established relations, it will not be given to him. If no one is with him, those who would harm him draw near.
You have passed this way before but you are not regressing.  This is progress, for the cycle now repeats itself, and this time you are aware that it truly is a cycle.  The return of old familiars is welcome.
You are about to experience a rebirth — about to be given another chance, a new lease on life.  You have persevered, gone the distance through an entire cycle — through the Spring of hope or new passion, through a Summer of growth and building, only to be sacrificed like the archetypal Harvest King at the Autumn reaping.  You lie dormant like seed beneath Winter snows now, healing and absorbing new energies in preparation for the new young Spring coming shortly to your life.

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