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'The lake submerges the tree. Great Exceeding.
A noble one stands alone without fear,
Withdraws from the time without sadness'
"In an unchanging form the time of CRITICAL MASS suggests that you may have to act alone and firmly, during the onslaught of these weighted times. The steady efforts of the lower trigram, SUN, hold firmly, while TUI, excess, predominates above. There are times when too much of even a good thing is just too much."
All this sounds more like 29 to me, which is the next hexagram in the sequenceIt's like being knocked off my canoe into the river - being submerged in the flowing stream not being able to breath and panic stricken flailing around gasping for air
Yes get out. The trigrams are lake over wind...so yes I see the water but it's not like the water in K'an in 29. Hard for me to figure the trigrams here...we need a trigrams person. Iams girl ?Great exceeding perhaps means take control get a grip pull yourself together - you put yourself in this position (ie went canoeing on a swollen river) and now you are in deep water - get yourself out now
Dà Guò is a great pass in a mountain, it means to go beyond the proper limit, surplus. Often it is passing irreversibly.
It is used for serious transgressions, especially in respect to rules, like in a school or army. But also in a positive sense: surpassing others with an asset. Better or smarter and such. And also to transfer accounts.
Also very important is the transition from active life to old age. The hexagram gives counsel about how to do this in the best possible way, in order to become a grand old man or woman instead of being played out. The ridgepole is the old person who supported a family or a business, but who is now bending over, and needs a stick, or his family, to support himself. The lines tell him how to go on. Or in any other comparable situation. How to make the life after the great pass worthwhile too. How to deal with big changes, or with loss of securities. How to pass in a safe way. In everyday situations it warns you for excess, for things which are heavy to handle, which need extra care.
They both feel like survival for sure, only that maybe hex 29 is more about avoiding all the dangers of careening down the valley river after having just survived drowning in hex 28.All this sounds more like 29 to me, which is the next hexagram in the sequence.
Haha, trigrams person? Well, it's true I am fond of them at least. Here would be my take such as it is. Especially for an uc hex, I find it additionally helpful taking the inner trigrams into account. So, using the basic nuclear hex, hex 1, with its double Heaven trigrams, that's a lot of potent, judgmental (for better or worse), untiring energy at work inside hex 28 which is interacting with the "weaker" links Wind/Wood energy below and Lake energy above.Hard for me to figure the trigrams here...we need a trigrams person. Iams girl ?
Identify with that aspect of you that is innately gentle and joyful – the innocent child within, for though the support structure of your life is severely strained under the excessive weight of both internal and external pressure and about to give way, you will safely walk away into fresh pastures providing you remain gentle and joyful like a child. The way of the heart will protect you and deliver you to somewhere wonderful now. The way of the intellect will merely compound the pressure.
I had a massive argument with my 20 yr old son yesterday about him contributing to the household, food bills etc. I was unflapped by his rage, but this is also a situation reaching critical mass. He does not want to contribute money, refuses to see that he should, is upset that his sister hid the bread and cheese last week, very angry that I accidentally used his coffee. See I don't have the money to buy food for him right now, he gets his own money. 28 here, I feel he is expecting too much of me. He accused me of cutting him off, bit by bit. I told him that this is natural at this age. He has been taking control of his own paperwork allright. I told him that no-one is deliberately targeting him, that we all have our own lives going on. I am putting the younger ones first. I remember being that age, there is a lot of tension, arguments, until you get out of the nursery and start to navigate life as an adult. I can see my parents side now haha! I'm bothered by lots of stomp stomp up and down the stairs, of 20 something young men, all hours. I can see 28 uc here too!This hexagram arises to remind you not to panic now but to trust the flow of yin and yang to transform your reality from one extreme (pressure) to the other (ease). Let the energy take you now, rather than you trying to push the energy and you will be led to a place of ultimate stillness within, free of fear and of the madness of the world, whence you will accomplish everything you want and all will be well.
That sense of peace "Well I can't do what I did before"[FONT="]Deng Ming-Dao explains that the word [/FONT]Kuo[FONT="] in Chinese (part of the name of this hexagram) has an alternate meaning of “a crossing”. He likened it also to a snake shedding its skin. We become better human beings when we can surpass our own barriers. The “great excess” that we experience is sometimes represented by our outgrowing old patterns of behavior that no longer fit us.[/FONT]
[FONT="]Extreme changes are very difficult to navigate, but it is these changes that will challenge us to put our spiritual practices into action. But, unless we have been practicing improving ourselves on a daily basis, we will not have the strength to withstand these tumultuous times. We will crumble. Crumbling isn’t necessarily bad. Things often crumble to make way for a new beginning. And, like Deng Ming-Dao said, “no one becomes great without being tested by great excess”.[/FONT]
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