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You need to rewrite that sentence mentally...because that story line is doing you no good. Your life cannot slide slowly downhill because your life is just your life (15) it can look like its going downhill when applying others standards which are often materialistic anywaySome time ago, when I used to post here regularly, I asked for help with various aspects of a life that was slowly sliding downhill: lack of a stable place to live [still the case]; inability to sell a house in a foreign country that is draining resources and emotion [still the case]; working in a place where there is tension and family conflict but also a lot of promise and room for creativity [still the case].
I leave it open to Clarity friends to comment from there.
Yes, I see what you are saying about this rubbish perspective. Not so bright, especially when I'm well aware what a mental image does -- or doesn't do -- toward positive progress. It's quite true, I'm not alone here in suffering through a very difficult winter. It is the first time in my life, though, that I've felt so alone I think. That I've wondered if I can handle it by myself. And part of that is physical pain, and also financial, no doubt. As you say, my material priorities have really changed as a result of all this. I'm having to think more basic, and find the fun in that wherever possible. Again, that's the age isn't it? The whole world is in this space. That is actually positive, having come to a place of emphasising the material far less and enjoying contact with other people I've missed seeing all Winter so much more -- because due to the weather and location of my home, their visits have been rare and my time off the mountain quite short -- having to be back at home each afternoon building a fire before the sun set around 3:30 or so. The Winter has put life's true priorities in sharp relief -- which is a great thing to be sure about.You need to rewrite that sentence mentally...because that story line is doing you no good. Your life cannot slide slowly downhill because your life is just your life (15) it can look like its going downhill when applying others standards which are often materialistic anyway
you are listing all things you see as negative and leaving out all the good stuff you have found along the way
Anyway Yi says your life is not sliding downhill Arabella, it never has and it never will...and Yi is never wrong !!! It may be grim, painful, and challenging at times but it is not going down hill... the life force that is you burns same as ever...the sun just went behind the clouds is all that happened
Hmmm well this guy and the radio programme could certainly be the project in 55.1. But I should say the reading could all be taken less literally and more from an inner perspective, like an influence...but thats something you'd be able to see better than me. I have to say i find 55.1 is generally pretty tangible.OK. Trying to get more radical here. If I take me and my issues out of the centre and just respond to something else. It makes sense. Actually, when I think of it, I've been trying to do that. I've been offered a radio programme and agreed to do it. The illness has held me back, although I've got loads of ideas, which are all approved by the station, the interviews are set. In essence, I'm ready to go and it's also an inspiring possibility. But I've go to be able to get out of this bed to do it. Which is more frustration. I have help in some respect. That is, I have a cheering section. The same person who had dinner with me last week has done all he can to get me to take on the radio show. Even took me to meet the producer and sends strings of encouraging messages on this.
You're right, I am famous for independence. Even writing down problems and asking an opinion is difficult. I feel like any sensible person would know what to do. Unfortunately, in his case, it's been rather illusive and time to yell for help. Thanks Trojan. I'll read this a few more times and see where it takes me.
Yes theres much potential for creativity in 55...with the help of the guys in 55.1 and 55.4... so do rely on your dear friend...he sounds very nice indeed ! Seems to me from what you've said the answer is pointing a big arrow at him.I suppose part of the message is to try to ignore it all, to put what energy I can muster into the creative and projects that have arisen to benefit the community, such as radio. That project focuses on music and children, which is a welcome diversion from where my mind has been the past couple years trying to dig out from under. So maybe, just go for that, push the rest to the side and rely on my dear friend who is so encouraging, take his help as a sign of better times and influences?
Ah yes, dear Topal, I've missed a whole ton of your investigative articles and will have to catch up now that the internet seems to work most days. How have you been? I've checked now and again on the Gulf Stream filled with oil. Still all lies, isn't it?Good to hear from you Arabella. Wondered where you'd got to. Now we know: perched on a mountain top! lol
Can't add anything more after Trojan's advice other than to say that better times are ahead....
"Radio Arabella" has a nice ring to it lol. I'm sure you'll be wonderful. And yes DO learn to accept and ask for help - that's just as important as giving it and completes the circle, as it were.
Keep us posted.
Ah,never fear, there is no such thing as "late" on issues that have endured a couple years already! I'm trying to absorb the import of what you are proposing here. I should probably sleep on this reading. It is so distinct.Sorry I'm late, but I had to sleep on this.
How much further on this road until I begin to recover?
55.1.4 becoming 15
Reading the casting as I understand the hexagrams, the negatives in your life will lift when you obtain a leadership position consonant with your abilities.
55: domestic cares. You have an unsold house in France and a residence that is inaccessible and expensive to heat. Plus health concerns.
15: leadership. I know -- Modesty -- but all great leaders are humble and one with the persons they lead.
The "ruler" in lines 1 and 4 should be the organization that will give you the opportunity you need.
Thats not the I Ching thats me yakking about the I Ching ....i felt I should remind you...you don't want you to get completely lost . The text just says something like 'he meets his hidden lord, or his 'dark lord'I'd still love to know about this "gift given in the dark" or in some mysterious way; to understand what I'm looking for. There is a real air of mystery to Hex 55 too, including the eclipse and how the rulers utilise that in the background story of this hexagram to convince followers of what they'd like them to magically "see" about the possibility of a new beginning, how they mold the perception of the eclipse to be something positive. Amazing that 55 just popped up there and generates ALL of this.
Isn't your day brighter after you read the judgement on 55??Gato, it just got through my very thick head: this is YOUR HEXAGRAM! "Be not sad, be like the sun at mid day." Which leaves me wondering why you picked it? Does that line just make your day, or was it the whole Hex 55 experience you had in mind?
Oh yes, you can feel the sun shine when you read that, no quetion!Isn't your day brighter after you read the judgement on 55??
p.s. you know, if you are dissecting your patient too much you might kill it .
you have asked when and yi answered 10 days along with modesty(15) .
you want more? or you are unhappy with the answer ?
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