The image of Wind blowing low on the Mountain
There are times when I feel poisoned
with a stagnating parasite eating me in the gut.
I must go back in my personal history
to learn what may be the cause of my discomfort.
This is not an easy task.
It takes more than one cycle of time to understand
deeply rooted experiences not always in conscious memory.
I realize that this corruption is not something I caused
but was handed down to me through through my parents.
I can’t change my genetic code
or how my mother or father treated me.
Once I understand the cause for what
feels like a decaying can of worms,
I can move forward into a new growth cycle.
The youngest daughter in the I Ching trigram family is the symbol of The Joyous Lake.
According to Wilhelm:
The Joyous, is autumn, and leads the year toward its fruition and joy. The Joyous acts in the sheep. The Joyous is the lake; it is a sorceress; it is mouth and tongue. It means smashing and breaking apart; it means dropping off and bursting open. Among the kinds of soil it is the hard and salty. It is the concubine.