June 17th, 2007, 04:41 PM
14 - "Big having"?
Got 14 unchanging in relation to a question regarding work prospects as it's VERY quiet right now. Slightly worried about paying the bills...
Just wanted to ask folks about their overall impressions of this hexagram. From what I can gather this doesn't necessarily mean a whole lot of material possession but a state of "presence" or possessing integrity, honour and will that allows you to share and give which then naturally gets your own wheels turning. This means that great resources are present but pride can get in the way if you let it. Or, maybe the IC is saying don't worry it's in the bag. Dunno.
I've read Brad's work on 14 which is helpful but I feel like I'm missing something.
Any thoughts appreciated.
June 17th, 2007, 07:38 PM
General success in whatever the question you asked was about.
June 17th, 2007, 07:49 PM
I feel a sense of appreciation, gratitude even, for what you already do have in 14 unchanging might be important to cultivate. I recall often getting 14 unchanging when I really felt I was on the edge financially - hmm well i was so i didn't quite get the wealth angle. With hindsight i can see a panic at depletion attitude didn't help - if I had focused more on what i did have left and utilised that fully in a more creative way that may have helped - but i was very much loss focused at the time. Maybe theres potential you're not seeing at the moment - even though you have it.
Also, it might be possible that in order to increase in your area of work now you need to spend some money/energy on something that you may feel you can't afford - but its necessary to have a bit of faith in the old 'speculate to accumulate' motto - or something like that - either way I'd take 14 as advising no discouragement
Last edited by trojan; June 17th, 2007 at 07:55 PM.
June 17th, 2007, 07:58 PM
The 'big having' is always something valuable, in my experience. Sometimes material, but more often not - more often, it's an understanding or orientation or approach to things that is the extremely valuable 'big having'.
The Yi's so flexible and has such a range of applications for its meanings that it *can* be material. So, in the end, 14 can encompass everything from a ton of money to psycho-spiritual understanding that enables you to let go of the ego and discover a new dimension of yourself. Everything from soup to nuts. Take your pick lol.
June 17th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Similar to what Trojan wrote, 14 (especially when unchanging) usually comes up for me when I feel anything but rich. Quite the contrary, I'm usually feeling pretty spent out and hopeless. It reminds me of the wealth I possess already, and to utilize that wealth. Brad's "Big Domain" can also speak to moving focus beyond things and seeing the greater, which is already available.
But, to support what WF said, 14 also reassures that something great is coming - possibly from working with what you already have.
June 17th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Originally Posted by topal
To me 14 is to stay optimistic. 14 tells You, that You are at the moment wasting energy worrying, although You should be 100% focused on work prospects?
June 17th, 2007, 08:56 PM
I never found 14 to indicate something great was coming ?
Careful we don't want to get Topal over excited
June 17th, 2007, 10:31 PM
I have. Perhaps not what I would have immediately hoped for or anticipated, but something greater, or perhaps subtler.
Originally Posted by trojan
June 17th, 2007, 11:05 PM
June 17th, 2007, 11:10 PM