Today: “It’s OK to be a little overzealous when cleaning up corruption.  Inspire and lift peoples’ spirits, then step back and let them clean.” from the I Ching

It’s OK to be a little overzealous when cleaning up corruption.  Inspire and lift peoples’ spirits, then step back and let them clean.

Meditation:  LA372 831212 Corruption and character

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18 – Eighteen

18 – Eighteen Ku / Repairing the Damage

Winds sweep through the Mountain valley:
The Superior Person sweeps away corruption and stagnation by stirring up the people and strengthening their spirit.

Supreme success.
Before crossing to the far shore, consider the move for three days.
After crossing, devote three days of hard labor to damage control.


You are blessed with an opportunity to resuscitate that which others have abandoned as beyond repair.
This ruin wasn’t caused by evil intention, but by indifference to decay.
Just by addressing yourself to the problem, you exhibit a new awareness, a fresh perspective.
This is a time of recovery, renewal, regeneration.

Nine in the third place means:

Restoring what his father damaged.
Some regrets, but no great mistakes.
Setting right what has been spoiled by the father.
There will be a little remorse. No great blame.


Writing to Father

‘Writing to Father’ – Eastman Johnson 1863 – Boston Museum of Fine Arts

This describes a man who proceeds a little too energetically in righting the mistakes of the past. Now and then, as a result, minor discords and annoyances will surely develop. But too much energy is better than too little. Therefore, although he may at times have some slight cause for regret, he remains free of any serious blame.

2 – Two  K’un / Receptive Force

Earth above and Earth below:
The Earth contains and sustains.
In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.
He should seek receptive allies in the southwest; he should break ties with immovable allies in the northeast.

Responsive devotion.
Receptive influence.
Sublime Success if you keep to your course.


This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.
If you persist in futile efforts to be the Shaper rather than the Shaped, you will completely miss this unique opportunity.

Today: “The highest, most effective energy on this planet is the word.” – Yogi Bhajan

“The highest, most effective energy on this planet is the word. There is nothing beyond it, there shall be nothing beyond it, and there was nothing beyond it; therefore, we must consciously understand the power of the word. When we understand the power of the word and we apply the whole mind behind the word, then we create the word which can create the whole world for us.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: LA159 800318 NAAD KRIYA

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