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The upper trigram, LI, clarity, is moving up and away from the lower trigram, K'AN, the profound and meaningful. If you receive this hexagram in it's static form, it could suggest that you are not prepared to see clearly what must be done and take the final steps in to the future. This may be a fear of the emptiness that sometimes comes after achieving a goal, or, on a more primal level, a fear of death. The anticipation of climax can only be drawn out so far before it loses it's momentum and it's meaning. All aspects of life and human affairs must come to an end and begin anew. The awareness and acceptance of this is the richness of the human experience. All else is an illusion as insubstantial as air. Do not become suspended in a meaningless midbreath.
The concepts of these hexagrams are utterly intertwined – rather than trying to disentangle and arrange them tidily, I think it’s better to point (with a certain amount of enthusiastic hand-waving) to connecting themes: completion and incompletion, ways and ways of being settled*, different kinds of strength, male and female (archetypally so rather than biologically, I think), and how they’re adapted to handle (in)completion
An update to this is that I went to the party and hated it, and left after about half an hour! In some ways it was a wasted journey but it marked the end of something - realising that there was nothing worth pursuing for me, with this particular publication, at this time. I've had nothing to do with them since. It felt like an awkward date with someone from your past whom you no longer have a connection with. So in answer to my question, by not going I would have missed the opportunity of realising that. It was the end!
Just got this in relation to wanting to help my mother & family with my father, who has dementia, which has got much worse this year during the pandemic & lockdowns.
I haven't been here to see my parents since January, so I really notice it!
He doesn't remember me (I'm 45); he thinks he needs to go home to his childhood house; he asked me to drive him there.
My mother is exhausted.
I noticed that she is redecorating her bedroom & she has picked this shiny brick wallpaper. It's a brick wall, albiet with a golden shimmer.
I think she feels trapped.
I live on the other side of the country, with 2 sons with autism living with me & with the pandemic, I really can't visit much, or help out at all.
I asked Yi: "what could I do to help, improve it somehow, is there anything I could do?"
I got 64uc.
It makes sense, sadly, there isn't much I can do; I can cheer her up temporarily, make a happy memory, but that this situation is still ongoing in an unsteady way; I mean, that my mother is having a hard time adjusting to my father's dementia in the midst of a global pandemic, and there's not much I can do to help her.
Also, I got "Crossing the river too early in the winter, this is the wrong time"
"Don't jump into this, the ice isn't firm; it is not time for your input yet & the situation is still unclear" - this jumped out quite clearly to me - an ongoing messy situation, mists of emotional stuff from my mother; she's planning care, downstairs bathroom remodelling, downstairs bedroom, her bedroom redecoration etc, when the situation is not there yet!
I know my mother, she will worry & moan (and yes I know this is a difficult situation, but she can really moan about things & focus on herself); no matter what I do, she will continue the way she is, impatient with my Dad, feeling trapped, plucking her eyebrows out... there isn't anything I can say or do, she's v stubborn & she'll also get upset with me if I start ringing her a lot.
Also, the situation will continue, in this chaotic way it has been in for years, somehow continuing, somehow functional in moments, but ultimately unresolved (because my mother doesn't resolve things, emotions, relationships, she sort of waits, then glosses over, creates a new situation that brings the family in).
Yes this is deep unresolved family dynamic stuff, unfinished, ongoing, a chaos & emotional unpreparedness at the heart of things; Xmas, the illness of a family member, it does highlight these things! 64uc has definitely resonated deeply here for me & has also helped me to accept a bit more that I can't really materially help; and that, if I did live closer, the situation would eat me up, it would overwhelm me! It would cloud me; perhaps there is a river hidden under the mists?
Perhaps also I'm emotionally not fully prepared, Having not seen them in 11 months; - Im the one who is foggy & chaotic about this also?
Funny, I do accept this, though sadly, which is why Im posting here; I'm not looking for help to interpret, but to share how much 64uc resonated with me & the insights that I am deriving from it
Also "Crossing the river too early" as an image of dementia - half in the spirit world before the body is ready to go?
Hex. 64 means "not yet finished". That explains why you received "...yet another wheedling email...". Not yet acrossI just got EmMacha’s post about 64uc in my inbox after I had been meaning to add my own experience to this thread, which reminded me.
A few days ago I got a strange email claiming to be from an amazon seller who wanted me to delete a negative review. The email was sent outside of amazon and in bad English, offering me compensation to delete it. I ignored it, feeling a bit unsettled, but reported it to amazon customer services who said they’d take ‘strict action’. The next day had another one offering me a £15 gift card. I still ignored it and forwarded both emails to amazon. Then I had a third email offering me £20. By this time I just wanted them to stop emailing me and I didn’t like the fact they had my name and email address. I asked yi if I should just delete the review and be done with it? 64uc. Still mulling over the possible meaning I went to look for the review but couldn’t find the listing - it seemed to have been removed! 64uc! That made perfect sense. It was already over, nothing I could do. Amazon must have stepped in...
Imagine my displeasure then when I got yet another wheedling email today, this time begging me to delete the review or they would lose their job and wouldn’t be able to pay their credit card bill!!! They were offering £25 this time. Now I was feeling guilty on top of everything else, and was about to reply that the listing seemed to have been removed but thought I’d double check. Well, confusingly it was still there. Almost despite myself, I deleted the bad review. 5 minutes later a gift card appeared in my inbox.
The whole experience was odd. Still haven’t fully computed the 64uc...
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