The Energy of Earth
Field, eminent -
expansion Harvest - determination
of a mare.
The great image says:
The earth lies motionless, time after time. Nothing moves, nothing
lives. But deep in her darkness something is waiting. Patient, or asleep.
Then the energy and the vibrations of thunderstorms touch her, and suddenly she is all over vibrant with life. Lightning, thunder, rain, they come and go suddenly, but a whole year of luxuriant growth has started. Day after day more life, but the earth herself did not change. She is eternal dark, quiet and patient.
is composed of 1: TU3, earth, either a heap of earth or an
earth altar. 2:
spirit, ghost, explain,
power of expression
lightning. In it’s oldest version it is written more or less like a
double spiral: a picture of lightning. In many old cultures the spiral
was a symbol of the primordial waters, the upper ones represented the
formless potentiality, the lower ones the potential of form. Together
the full potential of manifestation. The spiral is the rhythm of life,
of birth and death, the expansion and contraction of yin and yang. And
also thunder and lightning, the dynamic of life.
6 at 3: Harboring qualities
permits determination. If one follows king's affairs,
without achieving, he completes.
One's inner pattern decides what one accomplishes. Honor is of no use, dedication does the job. Act as if it is for a king, not for a goal: the value is in the doing.
(Changes to hex. 15)
Above 6: Dragons struggle in
the wild. Their blood is black and yellow.
6 at 2: Straight, square,
great. Without skills there will be harvest.
Without doing, nothing not done. One accomplishes what one is or lives, not what one does. Greatness accomplishes great things.
(Changes to hex. 7)
6 at 5: Yellow skirt. Eminent
6: Treading on hoarfrost, hard ice is arriving.
4: Enclosed in a bag. Without
fault, without praise.
Don't judge or choose about good and evil. It narrows the mind and makes it unfit to follow the time. Earth does not choose, it gives every being room for its own Dao.
Many things seem important but are not at all essential for life. Simply stop thinking about them and life comes back in all its splendor: because you keep silent. It is like watching wild animals, they come only if you are not-present, but part of them.
(Changes to hex. 16)
Benefit of sixes: Harvest: everlasting determination.
Dao is the field that supports and brings to life everything, all beings. Dao has no action at all of its own, and that frees the way for creation and energy. When everything is receptivity, nothing stands between man and universe or man and god. If man can merge with a thought, an action, an ideal, then nothing can stop him.
(Changes to hex. 1)
the meaning of Eminent - expansion. Harvest -
determination click HERE
More about hexagrams 1 and 2 HERE
About the spiral: Williams, Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, page
907. see link Books
Line 1: stepping on hoarfrost is an expression meaning marriage (Marshall 2000)
Line 6: 'black and yellow': xuan, black, means also mystery. So black and yellow can also mean mysterious or invisible, and shining or visible.