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em ching

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Hello,

At the moment I'm in need of an escape. There's a way this could be done, but whether or not my personality could cope is another question. It would be a position best suited to an extrovert, but not necessarily - I think also, it's a question of inherently, you either can do it well or you can't (it's teaching) - it would also be in another country, so not as much pressure but then there's the rest that comes with that leap.

I asked what qualities would I need to cultivate to do this?
59.4,5,6 > 40

As a sentence this says the obvious - liberate yourself from your ego and only then can you help others.. etc. Or should I be heeding the warnings of the individual lines especially line 6 which basically means removing yourself from a situation or idea before blood is shed? I have always thought I wouldn't be suited to it, but if I put my mind to it.. and I do want to get away.. and I feel I just need a goal in mind - especially one where there would be opportunities to meet new people, and get out there again...

I then asked would I be capable?

31.1,3,6 > 1

Either, in imop, saying if you take it seriously - commit - look at it from a less superficial level and put my money where my mouth is - go on a course etc, then I could muster up the yang energy needed to succeed in the venture? It would up the ante in my life, which feels ground to a halt.
Or could it be saying I am not taking this seriously - it isn't my path - find where my real energy lies? let the idea go?:):confused::confused::confused: It's just that in the past I have often put myself in situations probably not suited to my nature, and which have surprised others, and though challenging I have always learnt a lot - if only what I'm not good at or should avoid, in some cases.

If anyone can help here I would be v grateful and don't be worried about being too honest as to sway my decision - though the Yi informs my decisions, if I still feel I want to do something I will, and obviously the Yi mostly illuminates the moments, and perhaps the answer to Q 2 just reflects my current state. If I were asking from a more confident position then it might give a different answer. But I guess essentially what I wanted to know was whether this is a viable option? I am hoping to do a bit of travelling next year with a friend, and doing this too could fit in nicely, but I don't know if I could do it well, and thus whether it wouldn't end up being more damaging..

But then there's a quote from Marilyn Monroe: 'Did you ever notice 'What the hell' is always the right answer?'

I like that - but at the same time, if I was awful at it, I would obviously feel bad for myself and employers :duh:

Thanks for reading :)

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Deliverance through Dispersal; Creativity through Strong Attraction

Hello,

I asked what qualities would I need to cultivate to do this?
59.4,5,6 > 40
H59, according to Balkin: Dispersing an emotional blockage, melting the ice, eliminating the obstacles within your self. That is Yi's main answer to the question of "what qualities would I need."

Again, according to Balkin, Dispersing in Lines 4 and 5 refer to the elmination of anger, ego and parochiailism. In Line 6, unity may be no longer possible, and your dissolving/dispersing is to escape danger. Balkin is quite adamant that Line 6 is a real danger line, and that it indicates a crisis and a personal danger. You should do whatever is necessary to escape the danger, even to withdraw, and there is no blame in this.

I then asked would I be capable?
31.1,3,6 > 1
Since the Yi can't answer yes or no directly here, it is illuminating your interior state and the quality of your attraction to this idea. Generally, to persevere and marry something (an idea, a new job, a career) is a good and favorable idea. The stages of courtship and attraction that are relevant to your interior state and your question are Lines 1, 3 and 6.

Line 1 is the beginning of stirring for an idea, the initial interest and the beginning of an idea. It is the first coupling with the creative force in H1.
Line 3 is a negative omen symbolizing desire and impulse that leads people to rash action. Advice is to retreat and regroup.
Line 6 is the time when the ability for genuine influence has passed. Mutual influence has gone over to just talk, and when that burst runs out, there will be no influence.

I find it interesting that you got Line 6 is both of your questions. Generally, Line 6 indicates the end of the process, the point where it changes to something else. This particular idea may have run its course and not blossomed into action, and you may need to retreat to find a new idea.

Tiger
 

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I then asked would I be capable? Teaching? 31.1,3,6 > 1

Then yes you are indeed capable of teaching English as a foreign language, look at line 31.6 and Hex 1 but this answer only shows a potential which you are capable of.

Now lines 31.1 and 31.3 suggests don't do it because it seems to be an ill thought out plan which will either not work or it will turn into a fiasco for you. It seems to be a spur of the moment idea which in reality is very hard to do unless you want to work for nothing.
 

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Hello,

Thanks very much for both your interpretations - very helpful and true! (unfortunately - as I'm still not quite there yet.. on a few levels.. to be able to seriously consider doing it - reflected by both hex 59 (I am rather submerged in my probs at the mo) and hex 31 (not fully committed in a practical sense...)

I have also looked into it further and the place I had in mind, and the duration of time - is full up - so that has deflected me somewhat. Although, it is the actual act of teaching that I should think more important - rather than where I want to go, and for how long (of course that should factor in but maybe as the secondary consideration).

So I'm not saying I've given up on the idea forever, but I have for now. I think I'm going through a down-time period and I need to make the most of it (self-improvement etc) before making plans to get out there again.. not stable enough (though I have recently turned a corner by eliminating one influence on my life that was keeping me in a bad cycle..) and hopefully things will become clear again and I'll know where I'm headed...

Thanks again!

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