Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Holding Together



I throw the three coins: Water over Earth, an 8/Pi/Holding Together


The I Ching, or Book of Changes has been something I've long wanted to understand and work with more - an ancient text that both Confucianism and Taoism are rooted in. Coins are thrown three times, their heads and tales forming a number each time, the three numbers forming a lower hexagram. The process is repeated to form an upper hexagram. The two hexagrams are put together, resulting in a message from the oracle.


Water over Earth, "Symbolically this connotes holding together and the laws that regulate it. The same idea is suggested by the fact that all the lines of the hexagram except the fifth, the place of the ruler, are yielding."

I am ready to yield all parts of me except the strong inner ruler: love.


* Photo from www.psychic-revelation.com

6 comments:

fullsoulahead.com said...

Ruled by love. Love it.

Deb Shucka said...

Perfect position.

Ask Me Anything said...

Hey--I want to send my NBF Chris over here to get "hooked". But I need for you to write "Something about Mary" for reasons that will become clear. Tell me when and I'll send her.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Perfect. I love doing I-Ching readings.

Southern GFCF said...

Carrie, just wanted to let you know that I ordered A New Earth a few hours ago. It should be here Thursday. (Amazon gave me the free trial of "Prime" again.) Thanks for caring enough to suggest something for me - us.

xo

Miss B's Mom

Wanda said...

Good choice.