Today: “Going forward, only allow assistance from people who are truly devoted to the cause.” – from the I Ching

Going forward, only allow assistance from people who are truly devoted to the cause.  Only they are useful to rebuilding the way forward.  Half-hearted helpers and opportunists should be paid off and dismissed.

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Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
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.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

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.

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.

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.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

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.

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