stillness to cauldron
October 15, 2009 § 2 Comments
happy birthday to me!
this is my i ching for my next year…short and sweet…
Hexagram 52 Ken – Mountain/Keeping still
Mountain over Mountain
What is needed is a calm observation. It is not possible to be still with strong emotions, so abandon them. Know when to lie still, and when to act.
Hexagram 50 Ting – The Cauldron
Fire over Wind
Nourish what is good within yourself for the benefit of society at large.
General: The nourishment of body, mind and spirit is the key to a harmonious existence.
Love: Enjoying the harmonious aspects of your relationship will help deepen the bonds between you and your partner.
Business: Focus on business that will transform your affairs and make sure that you deal with everything in a sophisticated manner.
Personal: Strengthen the bonds between you and those most important to you by hosting a meal of some sort.
Overview: Ting is very much concerned with the provision of necessities for a community to exist harmoniously. Unlike Ching, which deals with the basics, Ting is about the “extras”. The sharing of a well-prepared meal is a ritual throughout the world for cultivation the bonds between people. As well as providing for the body Ting reminds you that the spiritual “extras” should not be overlooked.