Adele Aldridge on June 5th, 2015
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Hexagram 18 character

image of Hexagram 18 line 2

We have problems that may have been caused by our mother.
We know what ever these inherited issues are that she loved us.
We are careful and considerate of her before placing blame.


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Adele Aldridge on May 29th, 2015
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Hexagram 18 character

i Ching hexagrram 18 line 1

I examine my relationship with my father and learn
that the problems I inherited were handed down
through his relationship with his father.
It is important to heal these wounds for myself and
end the cycle of corruption for the benefit of future generations.

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Adele Aldridge on May 22nd, 2015
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The image of Wind blowing low on the Mountain

Image I Ching hexagram 18, Mountain over Wind & Wood

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.

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Adele Aldridge on April 29th, 2015
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Illustration for Trigram ,The Joyous Lake

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.

Trigram LakePainting inspired b y the Chinese character for the trigram, The Joyous Lake

Joyous Lake
My original image for the trigram, The Joyous Lake

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