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Hexagram 29 Unchanging - Disorganized!

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Today I was confronted with how disorganized my home and my office at work is. Keeping things in order has never been something I'm good at - as I spend more time in head thinking. It inevitably happens that all the mess catches up to me and overwhelms me. Forgetting bills at home. Not being able to find a document in all the messy files at the office.

So asked, "Where do I BEGIN?"

29uc. I'm not sure I fully understand this hexagram. "The Symbol of Sinking"
One phrasing of it says: "Dangers and challenges are indicated in this unwelcome hexagram. Faith and connection to others are your lifelines during this doubly dangerous time. Confront all dangers headfirst. Summon your strength and rise to the call. This is a time to take charge. Don't run away from yourself or your problems. To give up at this time could prove disastrous."

My disorganization issues that manifest in my life create double pitfalls. First there are the emotional well-being pitfalls. And then there is my external affairs and well-being. I can't seem to help consistently ending up in problematic situations as consequence of the disorganization. And I know that I need help from others. But if I ask for help, more often than not I am advised about codependency and the other prefers to not "enable" me. That suggestion, the idea that if someone were to help me stay organized, would be "enabling" me gives rise to some very difficult feelings.

On the one hand, if I buy into this line of thinking and accept that this must be true: then I must accept the idea that whatever they are "enabling" is a bad thing. The assumption is that I am dealing with something akin to atrophied muscles that simply are not used. So I must get up and exercise. I can accept that notion. And so from the time I was a child I have tried to keep a mindset to respond to the lack of support I encounter when I need help with a positive "You can do it, just keep trying" attitude.

That's not easy to do, when over and over you are repeatedly facing the same thing, and find yourself in your 40's STILL grappling with the same problem. One would think that by now, I would have developed the habits and self-disciplines of keeping my things in order. I question myself. Have I really NOT been trying? What's the point of "trying?" That's a very dangerous chasm to go down into. Plus, when I think about the organization required at work, at the office - when a business needs this kind of help, they seek it out and enlist someone who is good at being organized. The business is never accused of being codependent and "enabled" to continue its "bad" ways.

So I turn to examine my ways. What bad ways are being enabled if someone helps me? My goals that I am working on - do they serve merely my own interests, or a greater good? Do I squander my time and fritter it away doing "bad" thinks like drinking and drugs? That answer is NO, I absolutely don't. If someone is helping me, are they enabling me to continue an addiction to activities that are harmful to myself or others? No. So why is it that others can ask for help and receive it along with applause and honors - while I am held to the standards and treatments that are given to drug addicts and alcoholics - when I AM NOT ONE OF THESE? I'm aware and have been aware of the emotional issues I struggle with as a result of not just the disorganization - but the effects of it on my relationships. I might keep my laundry organized for about a month, but then I get busy at work, doing a bunch of other projects when I get home, and before I know it - the laundry is all piled up and I have nothing to wear. All my time and planning went into OTHER THINGS. It's like those very talented musicians who can play drums, a harmonica, a guitar and sing all at the same time. I can't do it. But unlike the example of the musicians that can do those extraordinary things, these are the unextraordinary things of life. My talents and gifts are in area of the musician's, not the daily norms that others take for granted everyone can and should be able to do. :duh:

This hexagram obviously applies to this kind of situation. So I offer my reading for others.

I asked "Where do I BEGIN?" And this is the place the Oracle says I must start. But there is no motion, no changing lines!
Any insights from others here would be very welcome. Thanks!
 

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Hexagram 2 Unchanging - Disorganized!

I had enough time for one more cast - so I asked for a follow up to the previous Oracle for the question; "Where do I BEGIN?"

I received Hexagram 2uc! "Receptive Response"
The Oracle seems to be pointing me to what I am receptively responsive to and what I am not!

In my environment, as I go about my day, what REGISTERS and gets a response from me, and what does not? Well, I think about the repeated situation I find myself in where I get up in the morning and get ready to leave for the office. I have done my morning meditations and journaling. I have fed my cat and taken my vitamins and eaten a banana. I might have skimped on self-care routine because I spent more time in my journal writing than planned. I have alarms set to parcel out my time, but often I'll allow myself to go over and ignore the antagonistic bully. I've dressed, put on shoes, made sure my phone and charger and wallet is in my purse. Thinking ahead to the office and what I will do when I get there, I'm out the door.

I get to my car. It is locked, of course. And this is when I realize I've forgotten my keys. And because I have managed to cultivate the excellent habit of locking my house door when I leave, so as to secure and protect the premises from uninvited scavengers whilst I am gone - those keys are now inaccessible. Hexagram 29.

Because I have dealt with this scenario repeatedly over and over again, I'm not in a huge panic. Not this time, anyway. I have a great boss who is very tolerant and flexible. But I can't tell you how many jobs I've lost in my life because of being chronically late - due to this and similar type scenarios.

Calm and composed, I call the boss and let him know I'm going to be late...again. My landlord lives next door. He keeps different hours, and this early hour means disturbing his sleep. So I must wake him up...again. "Joe, I've locked my keys in the house again." "Again?" deep sigh. "The key will be on my porch."

I go get the key, unlock the house, retrieve my keys, return his key, and FINALLY, I'm off to work. I'm keeping myself from crying by recollecting various Mr. Bean episodes.

There's nothing like this kind of repeated situation to hurt relationships with key people in life.

To repair and remedy, I've made a spare copy of my key and hidden it outside. But then I forget I made the copy, OR I forget where I hid it.

One interpretation of Hexagram 2 unchanging that I came across reads as follows:
"You must be more responsive to your environment! If you do not become more open minded and receptive, you will lose your way."

Duh?! I know this. I'm very aware. It's a source of a lot of stress and anxiety in my life, fear. Because I'm aware that I am NOT aware of everything happening around me. I'm stuck in some kind of focus, like a mare that has blinders so as not to be distracted and alarmed by things - so the mare can function without freaking out.
 

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Hi themothership,

Where do I begin?
29 坎 unchanging = "From earth 土 and phonetic 欠. Meaning pit."
2 坤 unchanging = "From earth 土 and phonetic 申. Meaning earth."

The element of earth is contained in both these two hexagrams' names.
Begin with the earthy elements in your life, at the mundane level.

29 also means repeated/double danger.
Begin with the matters that are most crucial and critical (e.g. finances, bills, or whatever else).

29 means pit, and 2 is a 'hollow' hexagram.
Begin with sorting out enclosures, e.g. cabinets, drawers, folders.
 

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Hey there,

I received Hex 29uc when I asked Yi for a "guiding principle" for this week. I don't fully share your sentiment that this is a negative hexagram. I have been going through some struggles lately, and for me this hex was saying that there may be more pitfalls to come in the coming week, but I should move through whatever comes my way with presence. I read on LiSe site the following:

Repeated pit If one has truth and a considerate heart, expansion. Moving brings reward.

The reason I am writing directly to you is because in my mission to continue to move towards my goals this week and work through any pitfalls, I decided to once again pick up my book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I hope you will check it out. I think living with clutter does lead to pitfalls, but working through that clutter leads to expansion in our lives.

Personal 29 anecdote from this week: My phone got stuck in what is called the "boot loop of death" where it reboots over and over forever (pitfalls!) until the phone is restored. I had to risk losing all the data on my phone but decided to accept the reality of this and move through it. Everything is okay. Just keep moving through it.
 
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Where to start? Hex 29: Start going with the flow, avoid overthinking, avoid overanalyzing
 

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I asked at the beginning of the year will my football team win the grand final and received 29 Unchanging I took that as they have along way to go as it was the start of the season, they play in the grand final tomorrow.
Will let you know if they win

Steve
 

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Hi steve

For that question, with the Wen Wang Gua method to interpret the hexagrams, a 29 without moving lines is a solid "no". There are only 2 exceptions:
a) if your mental state was of fear they won't; in that case, your fear wont come true; and
b) if you asked in a day with an earthly branch either in combination or opposition to the earthly branch of any of the lines

Looking forward your update for this one.
 

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we lost, but our heads are still high, i see it as very long journey , like u climb a mountain and there is another one

in a way they did climb it, they were there at least



Steve
 

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