The l Ching is an excellent guide book to tell us where we are in a given cycle, and how we should react to the energies of that particular point in the cycle. Hence, the commentary in hexagram sixty line one says, “He must know when to stop.” This wisdom of knowing the point of the cycles is taught us in the I Ching but the ultimate goal is to incorporate the knowledge and wisdom of those cycles into our own souls and become ever more intuitively aware of the signs that are all around us. Line two of hexagram sixty tells us that although when the energies are not right we do not continue, when the cycle comes back around, we begin to act. Then hexagram eight tells us that whoever comes too late meets with misfortune. In other words we must act when the time permits it, and refrain when the time does not.
Hexagram thirteen gives us a little different take on this as the hexagram is more concerned with interacting with others, but it does relate indirectly. For example, the commentary tells us that all things that belong together must be organically arranged. And this can only happen through the medium of time. Hexagram three tells us of the difficulties of starting any project in that it cannot be completed all at once. It takes time. There are proper steps to be taken in order to complete any project and each step must be completed in its own time. (See hexagrams one and fifty three.) But the nature of the universe is to breakdown that which has served its usefulness and reorganize it into something new, thus everything is cycling eternally, and old organisms are broken down so new ones may appear. Since everything follows this universal law, we must be cognizant of the nature of it, and become in harmony, first through the use of the I Ching, then through our intuition, so that we do not miss the proper timing for any activity. All things must be accomplished in their own time, and the nature of the universe is to “bring things together that belong together.” (See hexagram thirteen, fifty five, forty five line two, several others, and sixty three and sixty four.)
We too, by tapping into the wisdom of the I Ching, eventually tap into our own power, and develop a sixth sense, that serves us more and more as we develop it more and more.
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