Today: “Be careful whom you choose as friends and assistants.  Only those with common vision should be allowed to share your influence.” – from the I Ching

Be careful whom you choose as friends and assistants.  Only those with common vision should be allowed to share your influence.  Casual supporters should receive only one-time payment.

A quote from Yogi Bhajan

Tao Te Ching – Verse 40 – Return is the movement of the Tao. Yielding is the way of the Tao.

Meditation: LA088 790222 Egyptian Meditation

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7 – Seven  Shih / Recruiting Allies

Deep Water beneath the Earth’s surface:
Untapped resources are available.
The Superior Person nourishes and instructs the people, building a loyal, disciplined following.
Good fortune.
No mistakes if you follow a course led by experience.


You must gain support from others.
Find a way to make others want to see your objectives met as badly as you want it.
How can they profit from the attainment of this goal?
Can you command confidence that you are just the person that can bring this plan to fruition?

Six at the top means:

The victor divides the spoils among the loyal, leaving the jackals with neither reward nor obligation.

The great prince issues commands,
Founds states, vests families with fiefs.
Inferior people should not be employed.

Chinese pavilion

A view into the intimate universe of the Chinese Imperial Court, the empress in a pavilion at her summer palace surrounded by individuals and entertained by musicians bearing gifts – Oil painting by the Studio of Lamqua (active 1825–1865)

The war has ended successfully, victory is won, and the king divided estates and fiefs among his faithful vassals. But it is important that inferior people should not come into power. If they have helped, let them be paid off with money, but they should not be awarded lands or the privileges of rulers, lest power be abused.
23 – Twenty-Three  Po / Splitting Apart

The weight of the Mountain presses down upon a weak foundation of Earth:
The Superior Person will use this time of oppression to attend to the needs of those less fortunate.

Any action would be ill-timed.
Stand fast.


This is a situation easily mistaken for Stagnation (Hexagram 12) or Revolution (Hexagram 49).
It just depends on which side you’re on.
During a time of Stagnation, human worms invade to feed on the decay.
During a time of Revolution, oppression is being overthrown.
But in this situation, oppressors are violently seizing power.
Pay special heed when you receive this hexagram, because the oracle is often warning you of a situation of which you are totally unaware.
You are about to be blindsided.

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