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I can't find many readings of mine with 36uc. The one I have recorded is a bit too personal to share but is around me asking if on perceiving someone to be suffering did I need to help ? The suffering I witnessed was of a secret kind, not open to view and I was unsure if I needed to offer assistance, unsure if it was required. As I recall I went ahead anyway in helping. That is a rather vague example so hoping others have more substantial offerings.


Apart from that my vaguer memories of 36uc are around the experience of exile, at least a sense of exile. Though it's not in my journal (because I cast it pre journal software ) I have a particular memory of how casting 36uc reframed my inner experience of that time. It was a time I'd pretty much hidden away but wasn't conscious of that till I got this answer. The answer was helpful in orientating myself consciously to the inner and outer 'landscape'. I also saw/felt the beauty of 36uc. What is precious, the light, is still burning bright as ever but no one else knows so there's actually much more intimacy with your own self. I think one is more 'in touch' with one's truest self in 36 than in 35 as in 35 you are often playing up to the audience. For artists I have read that once you start trying to reproduce what has sold or been approved of in the past, once you begin to 'perform' as expected, you actually start to lose your living connection to your muse/source of inspiration.

Maria did quite a memorable painting of 36 which I will see if I can link to. It's important I think because there is often this beauty in 36....well 36.6 goes to 22, but I just have an almost kinaesthetic sense of 36 as being very near to the making of art of all kinds. Afterall don't people write better songs when they must hide their brightness and pour out their heartache !

Anyway what has Wing to say about 36 uc

Unless there is a change, CENSORSHIP suggests that you may never have tremendous influence over the subject of your enquiry. The trigram LI, clarity and light, is being totally absorbed and hidden as it moves into K'UN, receptivity and darkness. Still, it is implied that your goals and convictions are in accord with what is best for your inner development and should not be abandoned. It is part of your fate to be in the limited position in which you find yourself. The Chinese regard acceptance of fate as one of the great virtues.

That last line, reminds me of something Ginnie said in a 36 thread too.
ah here it is



ginnie


Well, when it comes to changing ourselves, we can hope for some progress in the direction we desire, but we really cannot transform ourselves into an entirely different sort of person. We are fated to be the person we are. I think hex 36 unchanging is pointing this out. As R.L. Wing says of hex 36 unchanging, "It is a part of your fate to be in the limited position in which you find yourself. The Chinese regard acceptance of fate as one of the great virtues." I will add that Westerners regard fate as an abomination and we will do just about anything in our power to escape it.

I think it is important to be able to accept fate at 36 times. Also remembering the light is never injured, it's just hidden to avoid injury.

I usually quote the Image from Hilary's book http://www.amazon.com/Ching-Walking-your-creating-future/dp/1848374534 too. I think the Image just seems especially helpful with unchanging hexagrams

'Brightness enters the earth's centre : Brightness Hidden.
A noble one, overseeing the crowds, uses darkness and light'


Light enters the earth's centre at night. The sun will rise again in the morning; the darkness is simply part of the natural cycle. The noble one understands and uses it as such, in balance with light. There is no need to let the full glare of your insight shine forth all the time, or to force your understanding on those who might not want it.

Hmm yes your insight is generally not especially welcomed by others in 36 times....but your artwork can flourish in secret IMO !
 

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here's a thread that always stuck in my mind for 36uc

http://www.onlineclarity.co.uk/friends/showthread.php?12940-36-and-a-Birthday-Celebration

ooh and in reading that thread I find a 36uc example of mine I had forgotten

oh yes I recall getting 36 when i asked some question about the sun/summer and depression...I can't recall what it was exactly but I know one very hot summer I really couldn't bear the sun and heat...it seemed to affect me some way like the reverse of SAD. I asked Yi how to deal with the time and got 36 unchanging...yeah keep out of the glare. I think could be a weather forecast yes so literal or metaphoric


And here is the 36uc with Maria's painting in

http://www.onlineclarity.co.uk/friends/showthread.php?14234-Feeling-unwell-36-unchanging


What's great about that thread is it was updated and it turned out the underlying issue was sadness.




Please share any 36uc experiences you have had.
 

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I love that painting!

Also this:

I just have an almost kinaesthetic sense of 36 as being very near to the making of art of all kinds. Afterall don't people write better songs when they must hide their brightness and pour out their heartache !

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your insight is generally not especially welcomed by others in 36 times....but your artwork can flourish in secret IMO !

I posted around here years ago a reading I got when I asked "what is acting?" (I'm an actor). It was 36.4.6-30. The lines and the image seemed so appropriate to me. For one thing, you're in disguise the whole time. At 36.4 you enter the guts, the feelings, to capture what people need to hear to be healed. And 36.6 literally sounds like the course of a tragedy--the hero raised high and brought low--or like the course of an actor--on stage with all the lights on him, and then hidden back in the dressing room at the end when the lights come down.

Also of course "the noble one, overseeing the crowds, uses darkness and light" -- that's an EXACT description of what an actor does.

Anyway. I often find it useful to think of Prince Ji and hear 36 as "you are under the thumb of a [perhaps temporarily] crazy person." But the trick is, sometimes the lunatic is in my head, as the song says. Sometimes my ego has leaped into the driver's seat with some completely wrong assumption and is driving the wrong way. I think I often get 36uc to mean "you totally misunderstand this situation."

So when it's me as both Prince Ji AND his nutball Shang overlords, then I think sometimes I can do something about it, although usually I can only act slowly and carefully to unknot the wrong thinking.

Here's an example: I really fight myself when I'm trying to write, and it's a far more anguishing process than it seems like it ought to be. I have been trying to improve this process and last month asked the yi: how am I doing? 36uc

Rats. How can I make it better? 34.3-54. So -- maybe stop trying so hard to Improve and Conquer Self and just do a little sweet, quiet fishing?

But when it's someone else whose craziness/wrong-thinking I'm languishing under, I agree, I just have to wait it out and fly low. An example: got this about the publisher who didn't comment on my manuscript for over a year after I turned it in.

But I really LOVE your emphasis on making art out of it or at least in the meanwhile. That's a beautiful thing to remember.
 
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:)

It furthers one to be persevering: Make good Art

[video=youtube;ikAb-NYkseI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikAb-NYkseI[/video]

I agree with everything you say about art and 36 !!!! To me 36 feels like that, whether I craft something or paint just in my mind's canvas . When I first saw that vid I recall saying "yes , yes, You know how I feel" and many times its how I felt when had 36. The earth is always there to give you a hug- art feels like that many times ans especially the dark ones.
 

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that's 36 to me. Done the same period with the 22.6>36 one

( she is not burning- she is the fire and she is the hands that protect her)

hexagram36.jpg
 

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yes! that's the painting I was saying I loved in #3 above -- it is lovely. I'm so glad you've put it in this thread.

(And I too love that video.)
 

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yes! that's the painting I was saying I loved in #3 above -- it is lovely. I'm so glad you've put it in this thread.

(And I too love that video.)



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Nope its wasn't that I just realized about what painting trojan was talking about, I tried to illustrate another facet of 36 some people here see in 36 the wounded brightness :blush:
 

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Hex U.C

I've been reading your views on Hex U.C. and I'm fascinated.
I have written to X saying that I now realise he felt little or nothing for me (after corresponding for 5 years) and that I suspected he was married. Told him not to contact again! asked 'Y' "what effect will my message have on X. Answered Hex 36 unchanging. Does it mean that he is annoyed and hurt that I have discovered him to be devious and manipulative? He hasn't responded! Thankyou for reading, Meigga.
 

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Sorry every-one, it looks like I have responded to the wrong thread. It was meant for Hex 27 not Hex 36 Dope!! Please see 27 if you are interested. Thank you
 
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I noticed a few years ago that my early ideas of 36 were incomplete, though I thought they were fairly comprehensive. But at some point I noticed that 36 was time when I could make significant impact of my surrounding, which was contrary to my earlier ideas. I think Knot's ideas are involved in some way here. It's not always just hiding light within the earth, it can sometimes also be a metamorphoses, a cocoon where transformation occurs, where the Freudian self transforms into the Jungian self, where ones hidden self transforms into ones complete self, a kind of merging with the earth rather than merely isolation hidden within the earth. The paradox here is that to gain this greater self one must die to their notion of self, so while initially there is, as Wilhelm calls it, wounding of the light - which feels very real and can be painful, particularly emotionally - it is the death of a form and a rebirth of a freer form, which is the regenerative form, the form which can figuratively mate and propagate more forms, such as through creativity, influence and effect. It is the the process of being born again, but not as another individual self, but into the Spirit of selves itself. "I am that."
 
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It may interest some, since these threads usually look for actual readings, that the last two times I asked about my mom's whereabouts since she's passed on, I received 36uc twice in a row. My interpretation of 36, above, gives me great comfort, though it's only occurred to me moments ago how related this can be. Maybe she inspired it. Friday is our birthday, though perhaps it can be said, her new birthday was the day she died. I feel as though I am peeking inside a cocoon, and there's a whole universe in there.
 
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Not in anyway as thoughtful as Sooo above, but it might be useful.
My son could not find his violin - leading the orchestra, important concert, a good conductor, who was also auditioning him the next day for a College - not the best timing and the first time this had ever happened.
He looked in the place violins were kept - no, everywhere else...(worth a great deal with a £250 excess) eek..
So I asked I Ching - What has happened to his violin?

Got 36UC brightness hiding.

I thought that this was meaning that it was indeed hiding somewhere dark and not stolen. He found it about an hour later, someone had put it on a shelf behind a dark curtain - indeed brightness hiding.
Phew...
 

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"Hiding your light" = not giving your best or doing your best.
You light is concealed - you can do better or are capable of more.
- LL
 

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I asked, "How to get this work done without crashing?" At first I thought it was saying, you can't. Doom and gloom. But then it occurred to me that it may be saying to do it tonight. I work much better when the sun's gone down. Why not work to my own strengths?
 

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I notice I often get 36 with or without lines in those few days right before my period. I like how "darkening of the light" can literally refer to this bodily process of discharge turning dark (red).
Also on particularly stressful and unhealthy months where my PMS mood swings and anxiety are at their worst, 36 is a reminder that the dark forces of hormonal imbalance are simply obscuring clarity, and I should keep my integrity by not letting these passing negative thoughts and emotions take over my actions.
 

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Hello, I just hit my head a little hard accidentally, and since it’s still paining after around 45 mins also, and late to go to doc now, I asked how problematic is my head injury and got 36uc brightness hidden and it scared me a little :-(, though it can also be yeah i have injured my self but i need to remain strong for a while as it will hurt or not sure if it could be an indicator of something serious with reference to injury and darkness
 

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Hello, I just hit my head a little hard accidentally, and since it’s still paining after around 45 mins also, and late to go to doc now, I asked how problematic is my head injury and got 36uc brightness hidden and it scared me a little :-(, though it can also be yeah i have injured my self but i need to remain strong for a while as it will hurt or not sure if it could be an indicator of something serious with reference to injury and darkness


Hi, these threads are for people to say what they think their readings meant in hindsight, whereas it sounds like you are asking for help with your reading now ? If so the place to do that is Shared Readings.


I don't think anyone could responsibly advise you on whether to seek medical attention or not on the basis of this or any other reading though. We can't tell, so you have to decide. For your own peace of mind you may prefer to get it checked out. I don't think consulting Yi following a head injury is the thing to do I think medical assessment is the thing to do unless you can judge for yourself that it's minor. Problem is if the injury makes you sleepy later and so on you won't be in a position to seek help.

Yes 36 is darkening of, hiding of the light and this can refer to injury. But no one can say whether this is an injury you can leave or whether it is an injury that needs assessment. I also think it would be good idea to tell someone near you, a relative/friend/neighbour what's happened if you are at all worried. You can get their opinion and also if you decide not to go to the Dr you can ask them to check up on you regularly if you live alone. The thing is if it affects your brain later (worse case scenario) and you feel dizzy or woozy you may not be able to take action for yourself so if someone knows what's happens at least they can call you every few hours or so tonight...or something like that.

Here are the NHS guidelines on seeking help or not

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/minor-head-injury/


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Loving the responses here. I'm still a bit 'in the dark' (ho!ho!) as to how to interpret this hex in practice, I received the hex uc today for a question about whether i should set up a charity on my own or as part of another organisation, and I received the same hex uc last week for the question 'how will i find a good mentor' (which actually was in relation to the same issue, as in how to set up my own organisation, best way to go about it etc).

I've looked through my journal and am not seeing a very clear pattern in terms of 36 uc answers, except that quite a few of them seem to suggest that an expert in the matter in question would help me. The only concrete example is where I asked if it was safe to proceed with a professional boat transporter when I needed to move my boat over land - I got 36uc - at the time I felt as though I had little choice but to proceed blindly forward with the guy in question, even though I had some doubts about him - but all went well, the job was done on time and there were no problems at all.

I've also had 36uc when I asked if it would help to have a reading with my favourite psychic (!) - unfortunately I don't recall if I went ahead on that particular occasion, but this particular psychic ALWAYS sheds light on my darkness and I always find her helpful.

I read the thread linked above where Cris has 36uc referring to grief and the physical symptoms of numbness that she was experiencing. There is a common sense of isolation in many of the experiences mentioned here, with 36uc, whether that is the numbing isolation of grief (in grief you are isolated not only from the loved one who is gone, but also unable somehow to connect with the rest of the world - as if you are in a snowdome), but at a much less drastic (and painful) level when requiring guidance or advice or other expert help; needing to make a connection with someone who can help you out of your darkness and isolation. That could be a doctor (as in the head injury example) or a grief counsellor; or a boat transporter or a professional mentor!!

As a complete tangent I've also had 36uc for the question 'should I go out (romantically) with so-and-so' - a friend with whom the potential for romance always seemed latent but never quite manifest - anyway, we've been out but nothing has ever quite happened... perhaps indeed 36uc refers to the latency of the connection, which always seems fated to remain in the dark...!
 

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As a complete tangent I've also had 36uc for the question 'should I go out (romantically) with so-and-so' - a friend with whom the potential for romance always seemed latent but never quite manifest - anyway, we've been out but nothing has ever quite happened... perhaps indeed 36uc refers to the latency of the connection, which always seems fated to remain in the dark...!

Responding to myself (!!) - now I'm thinking maybe the hex was telling me that I needed to make my feelings and intentions clear to the person in question! Which I would never do, so that's the end of that :D
 

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Where I am now with 36uc, in terms of experience of it, is well not terribly lucid, but anyway will share some experiences. At times I think it clearly announces you are the injured party, you're hurt and maybe that's what you need to be aware of. There are times other people wittingly or unwittingly are injurious to us and I think 36uc can inform us of that because we don't always know. We don't always know when our light is open to injury, when we're being put in the shade, when our light is being shadowed. If we really want something to work we really aren't going to want to know we are being effectively eclipsed. 36uc can simply show that.


Other times it's counsel as to how to endure, stay bright inside through that hurt.



I know 36 came up when my car was stolen. There was a moving line urging rescue so I now think the cast affirmed I had been injured by theft.


I had 36uc when asking if someone would ever give me the refund I had been promised. They never did despite all the promises I was never refunded that money and if I think about it, though it was not a lot of money, it was my money hence another theft and theft is injury of a kind. If someone wrongly takes what is yours it dims your light it feels something like a hurt. I think the lines counsel on healing the wound and rescue from injury.


Also had 36uc a few years back when I asked if I should leave a small arts project I was involved with. With the benefit of hindsight I can see it wasn't a place where the skills I had could be used, developed or allowed to shine out, to become more, really. I couldn't develop much there and it felt as if I were thwarted from making progress (hmm yes 35 is the flip side) But there was nothing especially overt about this so I didn't leave. This experience of being thwarted didn't arise from any individual there I think it was more to do with the nature of the place itself but the 36uc was too subtle a message for me to grasp at the time. Possibly at the time I would have looked to find the 36uc in a tangible sense of injury linked to events or actions that might damage my light but it was far more subtle than that. It was simply saying, well it helps me most to think of it as 'this isn't 35 time'. It did involves performance so obviously 36 isn't great if you want to develop that performance etc etc. I left about 18months later but it's actually only now I can even see that 36uc clearly


So in future even if I felt perfectly content in many ways in a situation where my qualities/talents/self expression were involved, if I got 36uc I might look to see where my self expression felt to me to be thwarted. That's not injury in the way theft might be, or harsh words might be, it's more subtle in that it just threatens your light, your self expression.


I also had 36uc about night visions, like a reel of film played quickly before my eyes before sleep, of people in quite horrific situations of suffering. I didn't know whether perhaps I was seeing something that was happening and I should pray for that situation, so I did anyway. For example one that sticks in my mind was a woman running towards me down a street covered in blood. This was just quickly flashed in front of my eyes, quite alarming obviously. So I was seeing injuries of different kinds. Unfortunately I don't seem to have made any notes of the ideas I had about that :rolleyes: However later on I told someone about it who suggested these may not becoming from a good place, may not good for me that I could protect myself from these visions and I have to say ever since then they seemed to have stopped. Again it seems awareness of this being something injurious to myself was perhaps the message of 36uc.


So I think it's worth looking for more subtle or hidden darkenings of your light with this cast.


Other times of course it can be to do with not being able to reveal one's intentions and so on but taking all of my own journal entries of this cast into account to this date I have the impression, with my own readings, the awareness of injury hence the need for self protection, has been the message of 36uc. After all one doesn't hide one's light to protect it if one sees no need to do so. Things injurious to self esteem, self expression, the psyche, the body, one's possessions as being a kind of extension of one's body, need to be recognized so the light can be safe guarded.
 

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Oh and I thought I had already written in here somewhere, but maybe I didn't that I have had 36uc a few times regarding my relationship with the sun !


There are times when I experience the sun as too much, as if it were a great relentless bully glaring down insisting one be outside 'making the most of it' (very 35ish) as we are meant to do in England. I also think I may have reverse SAD as sometimes a series of very long bright sunny days in summer can get me down. I asked Yi about how to manage one day and got 36uc. Heh hide away from it for a while perhaps.


We have had relentless sun and heat for some time now here so I have acclimatized to it I think. Of course a Brit's idea of 'hot' is scorned in much hotter places but still...…

Our relationship with the sun does swing from 'making the most of it' (35) to 'hide from it, get in the shade) (36) . Trigrams sun/li/light over the earth (35) sun/li light under the earth (36)
 

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Good points all.

I was reminded, just by the way, of a line in a book by Jean Rhys (one of my favourite writers) where she said that sometimes when it's hot the sun has a very black look. I think it was in Wide Sargasso Sea but maybe one of her other books. She was brought up in the West Indies but lived her adult life mostly poor between Paris and London, eventually settling in some village (which she hated) in Devon...

There's a couple of other links too between sun and depression, the psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva wrote a whole book called Black Sun, which I *think* is about depression (I read bits of it years ago!!!) and there was also that song by Soundgarden 'Black Hole Sun'... which I think is about depression. The singer Chris Cornell actually committed suicide last year, in fact...
 

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ps. at this very moment I am inside in semi-darkness, blinds pulled, trying to keep the heat out!! It's not especially sunny today but so so humid and instead of breeze when you open a door or window, there is just heat rolling in... not wishing to complain but it's dreadful!!
 

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I hesitated to share this reading because I am not keen on stirring up political controversy. But it is so relevant to the thread, I thought it would be helpful!

Despite having lived in UK and paid into the welfare system for most of my adult life, I am an EU citizen. So far, I have taken Brexit in my stride, not much I can do about it, is there? I figured that the political “elites” would find a reasonable solution of some sort, that life for most of us wouldn’t change much. But now there is talk of stockpliling food (which it turns out is not even realistic because there is only enough chilling capacity for less than a week) and medicines, and enrolling the army to maintain civic order!!! Really???
I have no desire to upend my life, possibly lose my pension plan, and leave, but I had to ask: outlook for wanting to remain in UK after Brexit? 36UC!

This echoes so many thoughts on this thread. I feel unvalued, and like an exile. I feel as though I am under the thumb of madmen. As if it is better to avoid voicing any sort of opinion, lest I offend my host country. I definitely have to accept Fate, there is nothing I can do to change the situation. As an answer to my question though, it does surprise me, because I remain optimistic that a workable solution has to be found for everyone’s sake. Yet this would suggest that I will have a hard time thriving in UK in the long run...

So there, a very illustrative experience of 36UC.
 

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Despite having lived in UK and paid into the welfare system for most of my adult life, I am an EU citizen. So far, I have taken Brexit in my stride, not much I can do about it, is there? I figured that the political “elites” would find a reasonable solution of some sort, that life for most of us wouldn’t change much. But now there is talk of stockpliling food (which it turns out is not even realistic because there is only enough chilling capacity for less than a week) and medicines, and enrolling the army to maintain civic order!!! Really???


I hadn't heard about that. Shows how out of touch I am.

I have no desire to upend my life, possibly lose my pension plan, and leave, but I had to ask: outlook for wanting to remain in UK after Brexit? 36UC!

This echoes so many thoughts on this thread. I feel unvalued, and like an exile. I feel as though I am under the thumb of madmen


Take heart this isn't the US...not yet. At least we haven't got their madman even though he did have the temerity to visit this country. It's the only time in my life I have felt sympathy for the Queen, it must have pained her so to be polite to him.


As if it is better to avoid voicing any sort of opinion, lest I offend my host country. I definitely have to accept Fate, there is nothing I can do to change the situation. As an answer to my question though, it does surprise me, because I remain optimistic that a workable solution has to be found for everyone’s sake. Yet this would suggest that I will have a hard time thriving in UK in the long run...

So there, a very illustrative experience of 36UC.


Well there are quite a lot of other people expressing your opinion so you aren't alone. I mean half the people of the UK voted against Brexit and are utterly dismayed by it. What is more I think probably half the people who did vote for Brexit are now utterly dismayed by it and wish they hadn't voted that way.


I don't see your 36uc as saying you have to accept fate as if there were just one fate arriving. There isn't, it's all far more in flux than that isn't it...but anyway I don't think 36 says 'accept your fate', rather it shows how to survive in a hostile environment. I agree it does show you feeling like you have no expression, feeling wounded but I don't think that amounts to you not being able to stay does it ?

As an answer to my question though, it does surprise me, because I remain optimistic that a workable solution has to be found for everyone’s sake. Yet this would suggest that I will have a hard time thriving in UK in the long run...


No, I don't think you need to see it that way. If there were no optimism in 36 one wouldn't be safeguarding the light so it survives the difficult times. Remember the light isn't extinguished, it's safe guarded through laying low for the time being.


I think you should remain optimistic whilst acknowledging this is hard for you and others in your position. I remain optimistic myself even though admittedly I am not very politically clued up. I mean is Brexit even ever going to happen at all anyway...sometimes it doesn't look like it.

Thanks for the interesting reading, but I don't think you need take it so bleakly...well I hope you don't have to anyway.
 

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Thanks Trojina!

I may be coming across as more despondent than I really am :) Actually, 36UC may be more about how I FEEL about it than how it actually is or will be... the overwhelming feeling for me these days is bewildered by the headlines, and being under the thumb of madmen
 

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Thanks Trojina!

I may be coming across as more despondent than I really am :) Actually, 36UC may be more about how I FEEL about it than how it actually is or will be... the overwhelming feeling for me these days is bewildered by the headlines, and being under the thumb of madmen

I agree, I think it's how you feel about it, not how it actually is... a bit like that Shakespeare quote, there is nothing good nor ill but thinking makes it so (or something). But agree about the madmen bit.

One way I deal with things is to (mostly) remain purposefully in the dark about them (how about that for a 36uc) - it's not quite the same as Ignorance is Bliss, but I think there is power in refusing to capitulate to the neverending drip of madness that comes via the news and other outlets. By which I mean, absenting oneself from the din.

I know many people object to this viewpoint noisily, and I used to feel the same. It used to madden me when I met people that didn't listen to the news. But nowadays I feel so unsubtly manipulated by the news that I choose not to hear 85% of it. I dip in and out so I usually have half a clue... for instance I knew about the army thing... but I just thought it was another gobbet of nonsense. Not that I think it couldn't happen, but the whole circus has reached a point where if I paid close attention I'd become as mad as they are.
 

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ps. in the early 2000s, I went for YEARS without listening to the news. As a consequence I missed EVERYTHING that was going on in Syria during that time. I had no idea what was going on and my knowledge is still very patchy. (In fact, more gaps than patches.) Still, did it actually make any difference to anyone, anywhere, whether I listened to the news headlines at the time - or not?

Things are happening all the time around the world that we don't know about, but usually we are tuned in to whatever else the media's agenda is. In 2016, I subscribed to instant headline updates, to my phone, from the Washington Post and NY Times (mostly because I was so depressed by Brexit that I preferred to tune in to US news). I knew before the US election that Trump would win because probably 90% of my phone updates were about Trump. Hardly anything about Clinton. Even the pro-Clinton press were publicising Trump. Negatively, but it didn't matter.

All I'm saying is, the news manipulates the stuff of our reality. You don't necessarily have to tune out, but try to keep it at an emotional distance. Stay strong!! :)
 

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36UC as tuning out the news, that is so insightful!!! “the whole circus has reached a point where if I paid close attention I'd become as mad as they are.” Hah, indeed. Truth be told, I find it all rather hilarious, in a tragic-comedy sort of way:)

I stopped watching the news since 9/11, I couldn’t take the intense emotionality of it all. I also only read the headlines online. But I have had to follow what was happening for professional reasons, and because at some point, I will have to take administrative action to be able to stay... anyway. So much for my experience with 36UC!
 

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