Usually, when we take a decision and want to make a change, we assume that we have to act in a completely new way, to add something unprecedented to the already existing.
Sometimes, however, the solution lies in just the opposite: to do nothing – and to let go of something. Maybe of our self-image, a habit, our accustomed view on something, our habitual “but we always…”. Perhaps it is also our impulse to bang with our fist on the table and to push our will through. Weiterlesen: 21 – biting through
Regarding hexagram35 – progress I received the following inquiries:
A user asks: “If I won the jackpot this week: How do I deal with the all that money?”
Another user asks: “What kind of approach / working method is best suitable for my artistic work?”
Another user wants to know what to expected “in terms of love, career and [his] life as a whole” in the upcoming year.
One user receives hexagram 35 – progress as a comment to his situation which he describes as follows: “I am heartbroken, financially broken and in deep depression. I am in love with NR, but she left me for no good reason.”
What reactions do I get? What are the environment’s responses? Am I received with with open arms, listened to carefully? Or does nobody really care about what I have to say, preferring the old “me”? And, how do I respond? No, definitely not retelling the old, pleasing stories. But: my true story. Anything else would result in a false life and we know: there is no right life amidst wrongs.Weiterlesen: 38 – opposition
Sometimes unexpected twists arise from what initially gave us uneasy feelings. Especially when we examine ambiguous emotional states with a clear head: are these gut feelings actually related to the current situation, to the here-and-now? A cool head may bring liberation. And gut feelings may cause avalanches. In any direction.
A user has recently been promoted, i.e. internally ascended to a higher position. But he does not get along with the new challenge: he feels not being taken seriously by colleagues and employees. His question to the I Ching: “How should I conduct myself?”
A user asks: “How can I resolve my unconscious fears and adjustment tendencies and live a truly independent and unsuited life?”
A user has sent work abroad and asks if at all, and if so, what kind of reaction he can expect: “Is now something coming into motion?”
A user constantly experiences conflict situations with his partner, with issues being discussed that have not been right for a long time. There are no other conversations than that. He is faced with the question – and he asks it to the I Ching – whether the relationship has ended.
The Marrying Maiden – what a programmatic title! Although hexagram54 – The Marrying Maiden most probably speaks about beginnings (beyond partnership!) in general, I have received the corresponding request:
A user asks: “What is the current state of our connection: Will we have a relationship?”
Over the past few weeks users have shared three different scenarios with me that the I Ching had all answered with hexagram64 – before completion. Here a short description of the individual situations:
Situation A: A somewhat obscure relationship. The user asked the I Ching what is the best for her to do in the matter.
Situation B: To save his marriage user B has radically turned away from a to him very important person. He loves his wife and children. Nevertheless he just cannot get this other woman out of his mind. Weiterlesen: 64 – before completion