Free Black Space: Family Hexagram # 37
Hello everyone, I have been getting Hexagram 37 a lot lately, as an unchanging I got this hexagram, also unchanging, in relation to a writing project last year. . After a tragedy or an "act of God", there is always a renewed. Interpretation (meaning) of i Ching hexagram 37 (Dwelling People (jiā rén). The foundation of the family is the relationship between husband and wife. . " God comes forth in the sign of the Arousing": when in the spring the life forces stir . The 37th hexagram of the I Ching is called "Family Duties," or or clan as the psyche or the mind and our bodies in relation to the spirit/soul.
Being the closest person ever, the mother is bound to cause the worst sufferings.
Hexagram 37 "Family" Oracle of Love
Mom is the biggest challenge in my life! My Mom is the greatest happiness and the biggest challenge at the same time.
In work, do what you enjoy. Mother gives rise to the worst troubles and severest challenges in the game of life. My Mom is the greatest happiness and the biggest challenge simultaneously!
37. Dwelling People (jiā rén). The Family
At the threshold of liberation, you will experience the worst challenges, usually in the form of severe family problems. There might be the only way to solve them, and that is to address all the events with Unconditional Love.
Then, it does not matter how you treat your relatives: What matters is the inner feeling of Supreme Love, not your manifested actions! A drubbing is sometimes done with much more Unconditional Love, than offering a candy! The more people are concentrated on their family members, the more detached they are from the rest of the world.
Such a family turns into a closed system following the laws of the universe. The checkered game board demonstrates the equilibrium between black and white, good and evil, happiness and sadness, etc. This is the main law of the Creator. The loving member of the family absorbs all the power and happiness, leaving misery and diseases to other family members.
A chun tzu uses words to possess beings and-also movement to possess perseverance. Wind emerges from fire, members of a family. Thus is there factuality in the speech of superior people, consistency in their deeds. Wind comes forth from fire; this is The Family.
Thus the jun zi speaks with facts and acts with perseverance. In Family the wife is in her correct place in the lower trigram, and the husband in his correct place in the upper. That spouses occupy their correct positions shows the correct relationship between heaven and earth. The parents rule the family: Bring the family to that state, and all under heaven will be established.
The written Chinese character for Family simply means "a household," or "the members of a family. The important place accorded to the wife is seen in the short sentence in the Judgment -- that she be firm and correct, and do her part well is essential for the family's proper regulation. The wife is represented by line two and the husband is her proper correlate in line five.
The relationship between heaven and earth is analogous to the relationship between husband and wife. The second sentence of the Confucian commentary, more closely rendered, would be: The Family symbolizes correct relationships between people — the family unit, the spiritual family the Sage and the studentand human groups generally.
All this means to forgo striving and self-assertion, and to allow ourself to be led, while persevering in gentleness and devotion to our path. For the correct regulation of the psyche, what is most important is that the ego must be firm and correct. The Superior Man lives his allegiance to the ideals of the Work.
I Ching Hexagram 37
Applying the Hermetic Axiom: Society centuries before the time of Confucius had been organized on the basis of family. In the early days of the Chou dynasty fiefs had been allotted to the feudal lords in a system of planned colonization.
These feudal lords, linked to one another and to the royal house by marriage ties, took their families, retainers, peasants, artisans and soldiers to form self-sufficient colonies based on an agricultural economy and governed from well-fortified walled cities. These large family groupings of the nobility were preserved only so long as the relationships of parents to children, brothers to brothers, and masters to servants were effectively controlled.
Smith -- Confucius If the ideal city is like a family, then the analogy also holds for an individual -- here the comparison goes directly from city to psyche: Have we any greater evil for a city than what splits it and makes it many instead of one?
Or a greater good than what binds it together and makes it one? Then is that city best governed which is most like a single human being? Plato -- The Republic Psychologically interpreted, the hexagram of The Family symbolizes the psyche, and the Confucian commentary tells us that when its inner components all assume their proper roles and functions, then the Work will come into fruition.
Jesus said to them: The Gnostic Gospel According to Thomas The husband is the analogue of heaven or the Self, and the wife is the analogue of earth or the ego. When the ego assumes its correct role as the magnetic servant of the Work, then inner transformations can take place. I have paraphrased the Judgment in terms of the necessity of the ego to follow the dictates of the Work, but one could alternately phrase it in terms of keeping emotional responses under control.
For the wife to be "firm and correct" is to ensure that emotions, drives and appetites are not allowed to make decisions -- they are servants, not masters. This is the essence of the Work, and arguably the most reiterated idea in theI Ching.
Assagioli — Psychosynthesis The thirty-seventh hexagram teaches us that the way to manage the emotions is no different than the proper management of aFamily. No wise parent can teach a child self-discipline by adopting the child's point of view: The Work demands that the ego hold the line on this issue -- indeed, it is the ego's only legitimate function. We are dominated by everything with which our [ego] becomes identified. We can dominate and control everything from which we disidentify ourselves.
Assagioli -- Psychosynthesis Line-1 Legge: The first line, dynamic, shows its subject establishing restrictive regulations in his household.
Occasion for repentance will disappear. Firm seclusion within the family. The family dwelling stands within an enclosure -- regret vanishes. He sets up a rule for his family. The gate has a family; regret is gone. Guarding the home, regret vanishes.
A family lives by the principle. There will be no regret. He establishes rules before any change has taken place in their wills. The will has not yet changed. The first part of this passage symbolizes determination which has never swerved. Purpose not-yet transformed indeed. The aim does not change. The goal has not been changed.
Line one is dynamic in a dynamic place. It suggests the necessity of strict rule in governing the family. Regulations must be established, and their observance strictly insisted on. At the outset, the man establishes firm rules of order and relationships in the household. Overindulgence of a young child leads to the difficult task of breaking the child's will later on. At the very beginning of relationships or endeavors, you establish firm roles and well-defined systems, then all will go well.
Even occasions that might give rise to arguments will pass without remorse. A house symbolizes the whole psyche, so a household is all of the entities which make it up -- thoughts, feelings, appetites, passions, etc.
The idea here is that one must maintain consistency and order in the situation at hand, and not allow any deviation from that order. Implied is the injunction not to indulge in inappropriate expressions of emotion. The line can sometimes mean that you have everything you need to succeed within you: Therefore when the light circulates, the energies of the whole body appear before its throne, as, when a holy king has established the capital and has laid down the fundamental rules of order, all the states approach with tribute; or as, when the master is quiet and calm, men- servants and maids obey his orders of their own accord, and each does his work.
The Secret of the Golden Flower A. Put your house in order. Maintain discipline, define your parameters, and organize your priorities. Restrict and control the expression of autonomous forces within the psyche. Do not deviate from established order. You already have everything you require to attain your goals.
The second line, magnetic, shows its subject taking nothing on herself, but in her central place attending to the preparation of the food. Through her firm correctness there will be good fortune. She should not follow her whims. She must attend within to the food. Perseverance brings good fortune. This is a time when nothing can be brought to completion; however, within the household, righteous persistence brings good fortune.
Her duties are to keep the household and prepare the food; she should not pursue her fancies. Persistence leads to good fortune. Locating the center, feeding.
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There is no place to follow, in the middle of the food; determination is auspicious. Not concentrating on anything, being chaste in the kitchen is auspicious. Not concentrating on anything but household duties, it bodes well to be chaste. There is nothing suitable to do outside of the family. There will be good fortune to prepare meals inside.
The good fortune is due to the docility of its subject operating with humility. The good fortune depends upon devotion and gentleness. Namely, good fortune arising from compliance and gentleness. Yielding uses Ground indeed. What bodes well is docile obedience. Line two is magnetic, in the proper and central place in the lower trigram.
IN this way she becomes the center of the social and religious life of the family, and her perseverance in this position brings good fortune to the whole house. In relation to general conditions, the counsel here is to seek nothing by means of force, but quietly to confine oneself to the duties at hand. Too great severity toward one's own flesh and blood leads to remorse. The wise thing is to build strong dikes within which complete freedom of movement is allowed each individual.
But in doubtful instances too great severity, despite occasional mistakes, is preferable, because it preserves discipline in the family, whereas too great weakness leads to disgrace. Well-being prevails when expenditures and income are soundly balanced. This leads to great good fortune. In the sphere of public life, this line refers to the faithful steward whose measures further the general welfare.
He does nothing to make himself feared; on the contrary, the whole family can trust him, because love governs their intercourse. His character of itself exercises the right influence. If he cultivates his personality so that it works impressively through the force of inner truth, all goes well with the family.
In a ruling position one must of his own accord assume responsibility. Barbara Hejslip interpretation Success and success wait for you there where your soul aspires. Your hopes will come true, but not without assistance. Do not make a mistake, do not leave now the territory, differently it becomes very fast to you clearly, that it could not be done.
Search for calm and the world in the home life, in house affairs, in dialogue with friends.Saturn, Satan & God And The Nature of Reality Part 2
Mouth Corners Advise There is no life without food, but from overly abundant meal more harm than good. This is true both for the physical and spiritual sides of life. Pay heed to the providing of nourishment and to what a man seeks to fill his own mouth with. The Image At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of Providing Nourishment. Thus the superior man is careful of his words and temperate in eating and drinking.
You let your magic tortoise go, and look at me with the corners of your mouth drooping. Turning to the summit for nourishment, deviating from the path to seek nourishment from the hill.
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Continuing to do this brings misfortune. Turning away from nourishment. Do not act thus for ten years.
Nothing serves to further. Turning to the summit for provision of nourishment brings good fortune. Spying about with sharp eyes like a tiger with insatiable craving. Turning away from the path.
To remain persevering brings good fortune. One should not cross the great water. The source of nourishment. Awareness of danger brings good fortune. It furthers one to cross the great water. Prediction Be persistent to happiness. Observe moderation in all things - greed and excess are harmful to everyone.
Pay attention to the material, but not at the expense of the spiritual. Do not rely on help from outside; you will have to work at your own risk. Do not try to pick your teeth or bite off more than you can chew. Richard Wilhelm's commentary This hexagram is a picture of an open mouth; above and below are firm lines of the lips, and between them the opening. Starting with the mouth, through which we take food for nourishment, the thought leads to nourishment itself. Nourishment of oneself, specifically of the body, is represented in the three lower lines, while the three upper lines represent nourishment and care of others, in a higher, spiritual sense.
If we wish to know what anyone is like, we have only to observe on whom he bestows his care and what sides of his own nature he cultivates and nourishes. Nature nourishes all creatures.