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I have been in a kind of self imposed seclusion for a while. I'm okay with it, it seems the right thing for various reasons, though it may seem a bit strange to others. Yesterday I checked in with Yi to ask about this, whether this really is the right thing for me now, and got 37,1 and 5 leading to 52. Actually prior to receiving this answer I had asked merely for the Yi to comment on my isolation and withdrawal at this time and got 36 unchanging. 36 is one I get alot and I asked again because I thought the Yi was just commenting as in saying 'this is how it is, hiding'. Basically I was after a reality check, in my mind was the feeling of the question 'is this seclusion good for me - or am I just being a weird recluse' that was the sense behind the question. Getting 37,1 and 5 puzzles me a little as I'm not dwelling in a family and certainly have no wish to. Although 37 is titled the family does anyone think it goes beyond the sense of what we think of as actual family or group ? This has often puzzled me in the past also.
 

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I think that "the family" does not have to be a group of people. Family is your "home unit", so to speak. The family doesn't need to live under the same roof and the family doesn't need to be comprised of multiple members. In your case, your family is you, your sense of self.

Based on the way you phrased your question, I think that the Yi is telling you that you are not being a "weird recluse", that you should do as you please. Just be true to yourself, to how you feel and whatever it is you feel like doing about it. Do not worry about being 'weird'.

Personally, I don't find anything weird about it. And I think it can be healthy unless the reasons for staying a recluse are based on fears or something like that. As long as you are doing what you feel is good for you, without much regard to how you might come across to other people, I think you will be fine.
 
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Hi Void:

You may want to ask what you're hiding from or what you're learning at this time.

37 is about correct relationships.
During this time you may be looking at how you interact with people, who you are interacting with, who you want to continue interacting with.
52 is a good way to do this.

I don't have my interpretations with me - so I can't offer anything about the lines.

Rosalie
 

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Hello Void, from the outside looking in, and from how you have interperted your own reading. My self being a social recluse to some extent; I have to live in the world to sustane my self ( this process is narrowing now ). I offer this to consider.

For your self define family of one.
Family can be me and my cat, if I chose.
Family can be my afinity to chose nature over people.
My family is loosing my spirit upon this forum.
Perhaps you are not hideing from, but running to seek something? Something you have forgotten, or desire?
You are wise enough to know one cannot just isolate in order to leave a past life hopeing to forget, one cannot run from them self. Hide from the self! perhaps for a short time, but not forever.
I chose my life style part out of necessity; perhaps this is what you are deciding through experimentation? Choosing a path!
 
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Could 37. Family in this case be refering to our various personalities?
37.1 The Inner Child
37.5 The Mature Adult.
Could it be you have been behaving yourself in the wide world only because your Inner Brat knew that with all those other people around, it couldn't get away with any nonsence? Now that you are in seclusion you maybe seeing sides of yourself you never knew existed - the untamed side, the inner you that wants to eat the whole gallon of ice cream and leave the dirty dishes in the sink. Perhaps the seclusion is giving your higher self, 37.5, an opportunity to see and come to terms with those untrained self-sabotaging tendancies and integrate them. As you recognize the negatives and put them to rights you then are able to be out in the world or not as you choose (52, Being in the Now) because you will not be wasting any energy trying to suppress the Wild Child...
 
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rosada

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btw, welcome back Void! I was just thinking about you last night and wondering what had become of you. When I read your email I had been focusing on 43.5, -the next line in the I Ching on the IChing thread. It's about Breakthrough. Having your email appear just as I had been thinking of you seemed like some sort of Breakthrough in my awareness in connection between inner and outer worlds. Cool. Now I wish someone like you would fill in the 43.5 line, hint, hint.
 

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37.1.5>52

'The inner group has been stilled'.

Seclusion, in other words.

37.1 talks about being enclosed, or in the bosom of the inner group. My guess is that in your case, your inner group in truly inner - you're happy with that community of forces in you, and you're without remorse. (By the way, there are people who teach that we aren't one 'I', but that we consist of many I's, and the longer I live and the better I get to know myself, the more accurate this idea seems to be. An inner community of I's, in other words.)

37.5 talks about leadership approaching community, and in your case, I suppose that could mean you're taking charge of the inner group (psychologically difficult to do, but really good if you can manage it).

Nice images. Nothing to worry about. You ain't weird lol.
 

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I like these readings, thankyou everyone it increases my confidence. So much is happening on an inner level, spritual level, psychic level, whatever you want to call it I have prioritised that 'work' for me and so have withdrawn as much as is practical. I don't feel lonely and have a great sense of 'family' with myself, hmm plus we are never really alone are we
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Now and then I think 'hang on a minute maybe I'm just being weird' and so I check in with the Yi.
It seems your answers are all in concordance that 37 does not have to mean actual members of a group, that it can mean your inner group and your home in your self. I'm loving 'being home' right now so thats good.

'Wild Child' Rosada
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er not exactly but I think yes to get to who you really are can mean casting off received images of who you are, from those around you - that means seclusion can be good just to free up those behaviour patterns that crystallize in well worn relationships. Er I could try and relate that to weeding I guess in 43,5. BTW Rosada I try to only bag the happy lines since my car was stolen when I did 25,3, heh heh definately my inner child, did you notice how I snatched 42, 2, yet still no tortoiseshells hmmm. I think the manifestation works much better when you dwell on the line somewhat. Funny i can easily visualise the 25, 3 but not 42, 2, hmm I should work on that... like someone just giving me loads of money...for nothing...aahh

Phew Dobro I'm glad you don't think I'm weird, well not in that way anyway
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LOL - yeah, but what do I know lol? But people who spend lots of time with themselves make *all* kinds of sense to me. You ever read any Karen Horney? Good psychologist/psychiatrist from the 30s and 40s. She figures there were three basic personality types - each one different from, not better than, the others - the dominator/world-beater, the one who works at getting others to like them, and the one who pulls back, withdraws and likes their own company.
 
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rosada

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Loved your take on 43.5 - 44.1!
I hadn't noticed you were intentionally snatching all the happy lines, but I totally approve. Go for the gusto and survival of the fitest!
Likewise, I too have become very wary of putting my name on the iffy ones. Hmm...maybe there's a way we can induce Newcomers to fill in those blanks..;-)
Of course, I suppose spiritually we are all "Newcomers." ..drat...
 

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