47 — Oppression — HEXAGRAM NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN –. OPPRESSION. Other titles: Exhaustion, The Symbol of Repression and Confinement, Adversity. I Ching Hexagram 47 – The embarrassment – Circumstances or appearances play a negative role. Justifying oneself is useless, one will be understood later. Archetype Oppression. CR P02 C47 A Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and.
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One ehxagrama of oppression is a dried-up lake bed with scavenger crows stalking the shoreline. Times of great loss or personal failure can break weaker people, but the strong of heart are able to bend with their fate. To endure hard times — or even benefit from them — you are called upon to tap the deepest stratum of your identity, which is stronger even than fate and essentially incorruptible by even the harshest realities.
During hard times it is especially essential to tap that wellspring of human endurance — hope.
…life can be translucent
In one sense, there is no such thing as failure. There is only sweet-and-sour reality.
Often more is learned from the sour than from the sweet. As for our failures, as hard as they may be to accept, they can open our eyes and reawaken a clarity of vision only known by those who have risked — and tasted — disappointment. This clarity and learning is the silver lining of dark clouds. When you are in the throes of difficult circumstances, it is important to be strong on the inside while remaining quietly cheerful on the outside.
Avoid too much talking — except to your closest friends. Your words will have little effect on most others, since your influence will be at low ebb, and aimless talking costs you vital energy. A strong silence is the most skillful posture when facing the public during adversity; it shows that your inner core is strong hexagama to withstand the current troubles, and suggests that your recovery will be complete. At the same time, communicating openly with those you trust is also important, for in times of calamity, talking and feeling are part of the healing.
Never to fail is to heaxgrama in the biggest way. By avoiding risk altogether, one will always fall far short of what might have been. No matter how overwhelming the challenges might seem, an attitude of gloom or melancholy only nexagrama them feel worse. By working to hexatrama problems inwardly, and committing to move forward without despair, progress is still possible. Banish the phantoms of self-pity before moving to slay the dragons of misfortune.
Does this situation seem familiar? Outwardly, things appear fine; but inwardly, you feel oppressed, weighted, and dreary? At such times, help often appears suddenly, randomly, as if miraculously descending from heaven. Problems may still remain after such help arrives, but the anchor that kept your mind mired in your troubles — real or imagined — is being lifted.
At such hxeagrama, personal effort will be necessary to smooth out the wrinkles in your life, but strong new energy becomes available to help you.
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When you find yourself in the dumps, hitch a ride to higher ground with whatever will get ehxagrama there. Indecision in times of adversity only brings more misfortune. The image is of a man who has gone on a walk in order to wrestle with a personal dilemma involving a relationship with his partner. Failing to resolve the problem within his own mind, he becomes more and more frustrated.
He comes across a tree whose position annoys him, so in his frustration he kicks at it, stubbing his toe.
He then sits down to examine his toe, only to find he has chosen to sit on a bed of thorns. Screaming with anger, he races back to his house … only to find that his partner has left him.
What good advice can help an individual who has become his own worst enemy?
Progress in helping others is still possible, but due to obstructions, it may seem that you are the one in need of help. On the other hand, if charitable aid is being asked from you, now might be an excellent time to give.
When you find that your best ideas and good intentions are stifled by bureaucrats emitting red-tape, your only course of action may be to suffer patiently, and consider your efforts as a sacrifice to the gods of efficiency.
The future suddenly grows brighter. You have been oppressed by bonds that can now be broken, and recent troubles are drawing to an end. Your problems may be more illusory than real at this point. As soon as you grasp the possibilities, take a positive attitude, and become determined.
You will then master the situation, and reap your rewards. hexxgrama
Changing Line Interpretations Line 1 bottom line No matter how overwhelming the challenges might seem, an attitude of gloom or melancholy only makes them feel worse. Line 2 Does this situation seem familiar? Line 3 Indecision in times of adversity only brings more misfortune. Line 4 Progress in helping others is still possible, but due to obstructions, it may seem that you are the one in need of help. Line 5 When you find that your best ideas and good intentions are stifled by bureaucrats emitting red-tape, your only course of action may be to suffer patiently, and consider your efforts as a sacrifice to the gods of efficiency.
Line 6 top line The future suddenly grows brighter. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.