Friday, September 30, 2016

Yi 279: on the verge of



Line-6
Legge: The sixth line, dynamic, shows the overthrow and removal of the condition of distress and obstruction. Before this there was that condition. Hereafter there will be joy.
Wilhelm/Baynes: The standstill comes to an end. First standstill, then good fortune.
Blofeld: Stagnation (obstruction) has now been overcome and is followed by great joy.
Liu: Stagnation ends. First there is stagnation, later good fortune.
Ritsema/Karcher: Subverting Obstruction. Beforehand Obstruction, afterwards rejoicing.
Shaughnessy: Momentary wife; at first negative, later happy.
Cleary (1): Overturning obstruction: first there is obstruction, afterward joy.
Wu: Stagnation is ousted, etc.
 
COMMENTARY
Confucius/Legge: How could it be prolonged? Wilhelm/Baynes: When standstill comes to an end, it reverses. One should not wish to make it permanent. Blofeld: In the end it must be overcome. How could it endure forever? [The process of change is continuous. This is the last line, which is held to have emerged from the evil symbolized by the hexagram as a whole.]Ritsema/Karcher: Wherefore permitting long-living indeed? Cleary (2): What can last? Wu: How could it last?
Legge: There is an end to the condition of distress. It was necessary that that condition should give place to its opposite; and the dynamic line in the topmost place fitly represents the consequent joy.
 
NOTES AND PARAPHRASES
Siu: Stagnation and disintegration give way to happiness and progress.
Wing: The opportunity to change a situation from Stagnation to progress is at hand. It will not happen of its own accord. A strong and continuing sense of purpose is necessary to achieve and maintain the greatest possible heights of success.
Editor: When this line changes the hexagram becomes number forty-five: Contraction. This suggests that when an impasse is finally broken, the energy released begins to accumulate for a new cycle of growth.
When one has learned to live with the manifestations of the "not-I" in an attitude of concrete acceptance, bearing one's seemingly inferior personal characteristics as a burden rather than identifying with them and at the same time humbly remaining open to the demands of hitherto unrealized transpersonal powers, a new phase of psychological transformation is initiated. The instinctual drives themselves may change character and consequently the needs for suppressive discipline or sublimation can be lessened. Much of what formerly seemed evil, or at least compulsively disturbing, reveals itself as merely primitive and therefore capable of constructive growth. The instinctual drives thus transformed and matured cease to be sources of moral danger, temptation or sin; instead they become the originators of new creative impulses and possibilities of expression which eventually widen the scope of the personality and with it the whole life. E.C. Whitmont -- The Symbolic Quest
A. The situation is about to improve. Once the lessons of an impasse are integrated, one moves on to other things.

Yi 278: my dis-ease











on line 4:

"As has been pointed out above in the comment on the Judgment, keeping the back at rest means forgetting the ego. This is the highest stage of rest. Here this stage has not yet been reached: the individual in this instance, though able to keep the ego, with its thoughts and impulses, in a state of rest, is not yet quite liberated from its dominance. Nonetheless, keeping the heart at rest is an important function, leading in the end to the complete elimination of egotistic drives. Even though at this point one does not yet remain free from all the dangers of doubt and unrest, this frame of mind is not a mistake, as it leads ultimately to that other, higher level."

Yi 277: Guardian Angel re-revisited

I could tell you a story but you wouldn't believe it and it doesn't matter anyway.









Yi 276: SLO tomorrow

it's time, again. 

more dream home: zoom out reveal

Some sort of villa-like "crib" atop a hill.


Then a cartoon-quick zoom out to reveal the surrounding green rolling hills, no visible neighbors.


All the homes, now that I think about it, have some elevation to them, atop hills or ridges.


Rooms with a view.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Yi 275: winning?



Line-2
Legge: The second line, dynamic, shows that with firm correctness there will be good fortune.
Wilhelm/Baynes: Perseverance brings good fortune.
Blofeld: Persistence in a righteous course brings good fortune.
Liu: Persistence brings good fortune. It (the second line) is in the center (the middle way).
Ritsema/Karcher: Trial: significant.
Shaughnessy: Determination is auspicious.
Cleary (1): Rectitude is auspicious.
Cleary (2): Correctness is auspicious.
Wu: Perseverance will bring auspiciousness.
 
COMMENTARY
Confucius/Legge: Because he is in the center and exemplifies the due mean. Wilhelm/Baynes: Because it is in the central place. Blofeld: This is indicated by the line's central position in the lower trigram. Ritsema/ Karcher: Using centering indeed. Cleary (2): Because of balance. Wu: Because the second line is central.
Legge: The strength of line two is tempered by his being in a magnetic place which is also in the center. With firm correctness there will be good fortune. The central position and the due moral mean in line two are illustrative of the maxim: "The strong man is he who overcomes himself."
 
NOTES AND PARAPHRASES
Siu: The way begins to open for growth and progress. Exuberant self-confidence needs to be tempered by continued inner equilibrium in the use of power.
Wing: Moderation now is the key to lasting success. Do not allow yourself to become overconfident because you meet with such little resistance in your efforts. Use your power carefully.
Editor: The symbolism of the line, and Legge's commentary point out the fact that willpower is the cornerstone of the Work.
A man is, above all, his will. As is his will in this life, so does he become when he departs from it. Therefore should his will be fixed on attaining Brahman. Chandogya Upanishad
A. Willpower succeeds.


9 at 2: Determination auspicious.
If one has power inside, one has no need of proving it. Having power is not a matter of exerting it, but of being it. The strength to make your own mind true and positive in all circumstances is a greater power than having power over someone or something else.  
(Changes to hex.55)



The premise here is that the gates to success are beginning to open. Resistance gives way and we forge ahead. This is the point at which, only too easily, we become the prey of exuberant self-confidence. This is why the oracle says that perseverance (i.e., perseverance in inner equilibrium, without excessive use of power) brings good fortune.








 





boots: tom and chloe's first conversation basics

Chloe and Carson have arrived home to find Tom asleep, rodeo on TV.


Tom wakes, goes to the dining room, finds them playing scrabble. Chloe is up quick to start dinner, Tom takes her place at scrabble, plays "lariats."


Wanda at home. Call from Tom, Carson's backyard, smoking. He catches her up. We see Chloe in a window, watching. Tom wraps up the call.


Chloe comes out, "dad's on a call." She brings up Tom's sister Ruth, "18 minutes older." On the cremation, where her ashes will go. "How 'bout you?" Tom will also be cremated, "me and my wife."


Carson on phone, wrapping up call. He watches Tom and Chloe through window. Heads that way.


Tom and Chloe conversation when Carson comes out. Some geography. Organ Mountains, The Mesilla Valley, Sacramento Mountains, where they'll be tomorrow. On the last time Tom was on a horse. He mentions the dream. "How 'bout you"? Chloe mentions the dude ranch she and Carson were at "last summer."


Tom reckons he'd better get to bed, Carson: breakfast (in the morning) and Jackie will arrive about nine-thirty. A stop in White Sands on the way up. Tom excuses himself, goodnights.


Chloe and Carson linger, some chat, then they head in.

dreams: A Kim: meet(see) the family; boarding jumbo jet; more kitten care

vague recollection but clear about the sister.


prosthetic right "arm" attached at the elbow.


something like that.


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toward the front of the line and boarding a jumbo jet to look for my seat.


thought: who boards any plane in the first group?
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more taking care of kittens, some quite tiny

Yi 274: my/her Christianity














The Image
Legge: Thunder in the middle of the earth -- the image of Return. Thus the ancient kings closed the passes on the day of the winter solstice to prevent travelers from pursuing their journeys, and princes from inspecting their states.
Wilhelm/Baynes: Thunder within the earth: the image of The Turning Point. Thus the kings of antiquity closed the passes at the time of the solstice. Merchants and strangers did not go about, and the ruler did not travel through the provinces.
Blofeld: This hexagram symbolizes thunder in the bowels of the earth. [The component trigrams in this position suggest thunder coming from under the earth; but the trigram of thunder also means to sprout or quicken; it is this concept of a quickening within the earth that makes this hexagram generally favorable.] The ancient rulers closed the passes during the solstices [The solstices were times for solemn sacrifice; it has always been the practice in China for people to return to their homes for the celebration of the great yearly festivals. Return in this sense is highly auspicious.] and the merchants were unable to travel. Even the rulers abstained from touring their territories at those times.
Liu: Thunder in the earth symbolizes Return. Thus in ancient times the kings closed the roads during the winter solstice. Merchants and travelers ceased traveling. And rulers would not visit their territories.
Ritsema/Karcher: Thunder located-in earth center. Returning. The Earlier Kings used culminating sun to bar the passages. Bargaining sojourners [used culminating sun] not to move. The crown-prince [used culminating sun] not to inspect on-all- sides.
Cleary (1): Thunder is in the earth; Return. Thus did the kings of yore shut the gates on the winter solstice; caravans did not travel, the ruler did not inspect the regions.
Wu: Thunder is inside the earth; this is Renewal. Thus on the day of the winter solstice, the ancient kings ordered the city gates closed, so that merchants and travelers could take a break of their journeys; the kings refrained from performing official duties.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Yi 273: prerequisite for "Company"

As stated here previously, more than a couple times, I am solo until and unless something particular happens, this particular something best described (and previously shown here in readings) as "Release," or whatever one wants to name hexagram 40.


Without belaboring too much, this "40" is a prerequisite; nothing of substance, nothing I want (where Company is concerned) is possible until I am "liberated" from present circumstance that, in sheer practical terms, precludes such Relationship.


Not to mention the very important - MORE important - matter of my own sense of self-worth; how and who and what I feel myself to be.


Anyway, given recent Yi feedback re: a perhaps budding "flower," I thought I'd revisit this notion, because ain't nothin' goin' on, no matter the dreams, readings, hunches, the works, unless there is Big Change, and that Big Change (given what it would have to be about) will, by its nature, arrive as something of a surprise, no matter that its nature is clear to me and that I have been working toward it for quite some time now.


Blah blah blah.


To the point:




   


Line-2
Legge: The second line, dynamic, shows its subject catch, in hunting, three foxes, and obtain the yellow (golden) arrows. With firm correctness there will be good fortune.
Wilhelm/Baynes: One kills three foxes in the field and receives a yellow arrow. Perseverance brings good fortune.
Blofeld: With one yellow arrow, he killed three foxes in the field. [Three birds with one stone.] Righteous persistence will bring good fortune.
Liu: One catches three foxes in the field and gains a yellow (golden) arrow. To continue brings good fortune.
Ritsema/Karcher: The fields, catching three foxes. Acquiring a yellow arrow. Trial: significant.
Shaughnessy: In the fields bagging three foxes, and getting a yellow arrowhead; determination is auspicious.
Cleary (1): Catching three foxes on a hunt, having golden arrows, correctness brings good fortune.
Cleary (2): Catching the third fox on a hunt, finding a yellow arrow, etc.
Wu: The hunter bags three foxes and finds a yellow arrow. It will be auspicious with perseverance.




Yi 272: A Kim 4

Yi 271: A Kim 3

cancun



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Yi 270: first date












Yi 269: A Kim 2

Yi 268: SoPo 1



Line-1
Legge: The first line, dynamic, shows that it will be advantageous for its subject in his position to make a great movement. If it be greatly fortunate, no blame will be imputed to him.
Wilhelm/Baynes: It furthers one to accomplish great deeds. Supreme good fortune. No blame.
Blofeld: The time is favorable for undertaking great works -- sublime good fortune and no error!
Liu: It is beneficial to undertake a great enterprise. Sublime good fortune. No blame.
Ritsema/Karcher: Harvesting: availing-of activating the great, arousing. Spring significant, without fault.
Shaughnessy: Beneficial herewith to do the great creation; prime auspiciousness; there is no trouble.
Cleary (1): It is beneficial to act so as to do great work: this is very auspicious and blameless.
Cleary (2): It is beneficial to undertake to do great work. If it turns out very well, there is no blame.
Wu: It is beneficial to do farming. There is great fortune, no error.

Yi 267: mom and my "14"

Yi 266: A Kim 1

where A is not for "any."


that's funny.

Yi 265: Ruidoso and Gazebo re-re-revisted

McP reminded me of NM (because of something a psychic told her), so I went in search of an image of Ruidoso, found one, noted the gazebo, and then the guy in the picture walking away down the sidewalk, and thought, hmmm.


Given the years of arrows pointing to Ruidoso as "home," at least in some fashion, I wondered, given how seeing the man "resonated," what he and I might have in common in this regard.





and/or, perhaps, People @ Home. 





 

or, dogs are family too, and "taming" speaks for itself.



Yi 264: how have i changed for Her better?



Line-3
Legge: The third line, dynamic, shows the cauldron with the places of its ears changed. The progress of its subject is thus stopped. The fat flesh of the pheasant which is in the cauldron will not be eaten. But the genial rain will come, and the grounds for repentance will disappear. There will be good fortune in the end.
Wilhelm/Baynes: The handle of the cauldron is altered. One is impeded in his way of life. The fat of the pheasant is not eaten. Once rain falls, remorse is spent. Good fortune comes in the end.
Blofeld: The handles of the Ting have been detached, so it is difficult to move it. [A delay due to some remissness on our part.] The fat of the pheasant is not eaten. [Because of our remissness an opportunity goes to waste.] Suddenly rain [An omen of good fortune, of heaven’s nourishing powers] comes, regret wanes and, ultimately, there is good fortune.
Liu: The handles of the cauldron are changed. Its activity will be obstructed. The fat of the pheasant is not eaten. Once the rain comes, regret vanishes. Good fortune in the end.
Ritsema/Karcher: The Vessel: the ears skinned. Its movement clogged. Pheasant juice not taken-in. On-all-sides rain lessens repenting. Completing significant.
Shaughnessy: The cauldron's ears are bridled: his motion is blocked; the pheasant fat is not edible; the countryside rain diminishes; regret, in the end auspicious.
Cleary (1): The lifting hooks of the cauldron are removed; the activity is impeded. Rich meat is not eaten. When it rains, lack is regretted. It turns out well.
Cleary (2): The knobs of the cauldron are removed, so its use is impeded. Pheasant fat is not eaten. When it rains, regret is removed and all is well in the end.
Wu: The cauldron’s earrings malfunction. It cannot be carried. The delicious pheasant dish is not enjoyed. Timely rain washes regret away. There will be auspiciousness in the end.

dream: McP: together again

Clothed in a bed, in embrace.


Mutual smiling, and I'm speechless.


Absorbing it, slight disbelief.


McP in white top and white pants, which I remove.


She says something about, ahem, "before I go to work."


As always - and recently I thought it's been awhile - a definite "weight" upon waking, but in this case lightened by tone and content.


All white.


(But "festive-ish" print underwear.)


A Happy dream.


I do recall an actual discussion in which "maybe down the road" came up and something about "five years or so."


But that was a million of them ago.


At any rate.


A good day-starter.





















funny, as I asked I had a very clear image of McP in the woods, taking it all in.