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The Image of Earth Over Water

Hexagram 07 image
I am like an army in battle for the next frontier of the Self.
I maintain discipline as one area of my life is sacrificed for the attainment of another.
I am convinced of the value of this task.
I focus in one direction as latent aspects of personality emerge
From the waters of my unconscious.
I marshal my strength to bring this drama of inner life into objective reality.
When I am in command of myself I can lead others.

After I achieve my goal I am restored to balance
And live peacefully in this hard-won new domain of my soul.

Six in the First Place

I become organized so that I can gather
The strength needed for the battle force of discipline.

Hexagram Seven - Nine in the Second Place

Nine in the Second Place

I set my sights on achieving my goal.
Like a general, I am in command of the strength in my various selves.

Hexagram Seven - Six in the Third Place

Six in the Third Place

I have allowed myself to get out of control, causing a setback in my direction.

Hexagram Seven - Six in the Fourth Place

Six in the Fourth Place

Overwhelmed in struggle I retreat
Gathering my strength for future action.

Hexagram Seven - Six in the Fifth Place

Six in the Fifth Place

Many opportunities present themselves in the field of my endeavor.
I combat temptation to be led astray
By anything less than achieving my highest goal.

Hexagram Seven - Six in the Last Place

Six in the Last Place

The struggle for discipline has been won.
Now all those fighting instincts needed for that battle have become peaceful again.
I return to a more diffuse and orderly self to live in the newly won territory of my soul.

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5 Comments on Hexagram 07 – Shih / The Army

  1. CarlNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t tell you how much your commentary on hexagram #7 resonated with me……chilling! Thank you 🙂

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