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The Image of Water Over Heaven

Waiting is to discover the destiny of the Self.
I wait with patience and courage to see and accept the truth
Of who I am without illusion.
This waiting becomes a strength that lights my path to the right way of action.

I am guided by dreams, the dark secret chambers of the soul
Which are like rain clouds pouring hidden knowledge into consciousness,
Bursting forth only when my psyche is ready.

While waiting I can nourish my fate
In moments of rest when I eat and drink to enjoy it all.

Hexagram Five - Nine in the First Place

Nine in the First Place

Awake . . . I wait . . .
Like an open meadow
Absorbing strength for future use.

Hexagram Five - Nine in the Second Place

Nine in the Second Place

I become like the sand that waits near the waters of my unconscious
Pulling me nearer to the dangers of what I fear in that unknown pit.

Hexagram Five - Nine in the Third Place

Nine in the Third Place

Waiting in the mud my mind is a murky water-earth mixture.
On the brink of dream shadows I feel the hidden enemies of my soul.

Hexagram Five - Six in the Fourth Place

Six in the Fourth Place

I sink into the abyss of the unseen. Is this life? Is this death?
I fall into the bloody pit of anxiety
. . . Released . . .
When I accept my fate and wake to reality.

Hexagram Five - Nine in the Fifth Place

Nine in the Fifth Place

Restored by nourishment I rest between moments of struggle
To enjoy peace in the awareness of now.

Nine in the fifth place changes to hexagram 11.

Hexagram Five - Six in the Last Place

Six in the Last Place

I fall back into dream, host of the uninvited.
I am afraid and then I accept this call of the soul — my Fate.
I welcome those unknown selves who surprise and foretell.
My dream within a dream becomes a vehicle
for transformation as the symbols surface to consciousness.

Six in the last place changes to hexagram 9.

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4 Comments on Hexagram 05 – Hsü / Waiting

  1. AdeleNo Gravatar says:

    Kim – yes all the art is mine. You can check out my Page on the history of my art with I Ching for the short version. Thanks again for looking and posting.

  2. Kim GouldNo Gravatar says:

    Is this your artwork? Incredibly beautiful image!

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