Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Good Morning H-53





Hexagram 53

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by James Byrd

I.The Oracle 


A. Hexagram fifty-three parallels that of self-development, or just plain old developmental change.  The situation is named Jian or infiltrating. Additional variations are just as I have said, development, gradual progress, and advancement. the lower trigram is gen: bound or mountain. The upper trigram is xun: wind.    


   1. Development, The maiden is given in marriage.
        Good fortune brings good fortune.
   2. Perseverance furthers.

B. The Image

  1. On the mountain, a tree.
      a) Now we can see the image of developmental growth.
      b) Thus the superior man abides in dignity and virtue,

          in order to improve the mores.


II. My interpretation 

A. "Development"

Good day to get out there and exercise, and enjoy the outdoors as it develops into winter. All-day we see progress in our right now evolving environment. We are now moving from the notion of hexagram fifty-three to that o0f hexagram fifty-four the marriageable maiden. We should be cultivating for the next phase when it comes to the hexagram that follows the current one. 




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References
Byrd, James (2018) "The Future"
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World's Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching











Monday, October 28, 2019

Good Morning H-23


Hexagram 23

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I. The Oracle 

A. Hexagram twenty-three is related to or has reference to Peeling Off, hence, the splitting apart of something.

Another variation would be the idea of peeling off something such as an onion to get to the core of the origin. The time is not correct for drastic movements in any direction; at best stay still and wait on the will of heaven. Again, there is no advantage in whatever direction one might take at this time, if you do, take it slow.
   1. Now is not a good time to cross the great water. I say that because as the image depicts, that of the mountain which sits upon the earth. There is no movement with this instance. There is some headway if one recognizes that like the mountain keeping still fares well at this time and yield to the times of meditation and planning for upcoming strategic activities.
   2. Splitting Apart:
This is the times of Falling Apart. One must at most strengthen his or her present position by strengthening those below, that way peace and stability are ensured. Remember, the mountain has for its support the earth, in order to fortify the foundation of the mountain, it will fare well to ensure that the density of the earth, or else there will be a collapse. Help from above fortifies the foundation. The bottom of the barrel supports the contents.

B. The Image

  1. Mountain sitting on the earth
      a) In whatever you do expect little movement, except when ensuring the plans of others
      b) Thus there is no advantage in whatever direction movement is made, unless you are just lucky, the four leaf clover

II. My interpretation 

A. There is a tendency for things to collapse at this time; no matter how well planned the objectives. It’s just not the time. Again, all I can see for today is go nowhere, do nothing, take no action whatever at this time the best resolve is to ensure the plans of others, forego your own plans until a later date.

   1. Again, now is not a good time to cross the great river, in plain words, there will be going and coming with some loss. The hexagram has more to do with that bad dream you had last night, and trust me, I know you did. As the hexagram denotes while one is asleep there is an attempt to say one of the legs of the bed by a prankster, hence, interference of sleep or a bad dream so to speak. I did too. The core of your body is at work doing homeostasis at this time. That could be the reasons for the hexagram warnings against any kind of activities at this time. Most hexagrams have the effects of three days before, and three days after an indicated change. In three days there are two things about to happen, an eclipse and the spring equinox. Remember, that there is no success in seeking any destinations at this time. The weak prevail over the strong and correct. The superior person recognizes the effects of time and adheres to the fact that at this time within the continuum the inferior men will at this time be predominating. (Update 7-8-2019) Splitting apart sort of reminds one of an EarthQuake. It recalls the situation of the bell curve and degrees of movement, in this incident, there are three days before and three days after the main event.





References
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World's Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching









Sunday, October 27, 2019

Good Morning H-21


"I am not saying to completely let go of your past, but at least divert 80% of that energy to focus on the NOW!"
-Jim Byrd, (21)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Good Morning H-8


By James Byrd

I.The Oracle 


A. Hexagram eight is related directly with Grouping. Another variation is the Holding Together or that of a puddle of water, it is not part of the sea or ocean, but still, it holds together within its low spot and therefore an Alliance:

   1. Holding Together brings good fortune
   2. Success comes from inquiring the oracle once again. Same as in marketing the early adopters will farewell, but for all latecomers, the hors d'oeuvres are depleted. It is now common knowledge.

B. The Image

  1. On the earth is water
      a) The image of Holding together
      b) Thus the kings of antiquity bestow the different states as fiefs And cultivated friendly relations with the feudal lords

II.My interpretation 

A. As it was said earlier on, that puddle of water will soon dry up and that is due to its position. If it could only conjoin with a larger body of water and enjoy a greater and profound presence.

   1. "This hexagram describes your situation in terms of how you categorize people and things and how you relate to these categories. It emphasizes that joining people and things through recognizing their essential qualities is the adequate way to handle it. To be in accord with the time, you are told to: GROUP! -Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995)

    2.  This hexagram has more to do with an Avatar who acts as a conduit that channels water off the roof directly to his immediate surrounds. Because of proximity, it has a telltale effect on the closest recipients. When it gets hot, unlike the ocean, the temperature of the puddle will drastically change, or maybe diminish that small body of water. One more time, which one makes the loudest noise, the small bell or the large bell? It is the aura of The Great Person that Affects. Learn more about Hexagram 8.


References
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World's Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching





Friday, October 25, 2019

Good Morning H-3





Hexagram 3

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By: James Byrd

I.The Oracle 


A. Hexagram three is called Chun, or Sprouting. Various other interpretations include Gathering Support, Hoarding or Difficulty at the Beginning. Hexagram three's lower trigram is Zhen: shake or thunder. Its upper trigram is Kan: gorge or water.    

Hexagram Three is related to Difficulty at the Beginning. Another variation would be the idea of a coming together of two people, and the creation of a third, or water above and thunder below, which gives rise to wet weather and thunderstorms during this lapse of the year. Let us not forget The Three Wise Men, and there is Mary, Joseph, and Jesus.

The main idea is, I am looking at this particular hexagram on My Calendar of Days, a lot of Credence folks. I have taken the first step and, we are getting there.

     1. Now is a good time to reinforce your current position, do not seek any new goals or destinations at this time, the keyword is consolidation. Again, Difficulty at the Beginning, determination, and persistence promises great success, hence you might give out, but do not give up. Keep your focus on your desired oasis.

      2. Difficulty, stoppings and goings, we will eventually get there.

B. The Judgment

   1. Difficulty at the Beginning works supreme success 
       Furthering through perseverance.
       Nothing should be undertaken. 
   2. It furthers one to appoint helpers.
        a) Check your bearing before moving towards your planned destination, stay with the Tried and True
        b) Thus hold to your plan do not become fickle or haphazard about your personal goals, stay true to your Golden Mean.

C. The Image

  1. Clouds and thunder:
      a) The image of Difficulty at the Beginning.
      b) Thus the superior man

           Brings order out of confusion.

II. My interpretation 

A. "Sprouting"


The difficulty at the Beginning has more to do with when two people connect they will indeed create a third person, a hybrid. The relationship is a slow process, which entails difficulty at the beginning thereby lending to the desired effect of the empty-nest outcome.


So with this image, we see a child is born, learns how to walk, adapts to the social patterns of his or her proximity, finishes colleges and completes that pattern, ideally, that is what is hoped for. With this we can also see that the dangerous time is during the hour just before birth, a number of things could go wrong, Difficulty.


Difficulty followed by sublime success, that is if one stays on a righteous path, such as from the crib to college, and completes the cycle. Between the two extremes, there is a decision process, the righteous course/path brings just rewards.


   1. Once again, now is not a good time to proceed in a different direction other than the planed, revision is ok, but a complete overhaul of your plans is not warranted at this time. In another sense we might see Retrenchment, meaning hold your horses as you might want to get a good bearing on which direction the oasis you are seeking at the moment is, with confidence, locating, that oasis will hold the lifesaving water for your horses/means for the furtherance of your strategic goals. 

Do not be fooled by the distant cloud behind you as you progress. And again, it is not an auspicious time to advance forward at the moment, we are somewhat sprouting at this time, and we need also at this time to wait and appoint help. 

At this stage of the game do not force things to a premature completion, find a means to maintain and fortify your current position, even if it calls for waiting for that rain cloud behind us to catch up, which will, at any rate,  give us the vital nourishment of water and as the hexagram denotes, Growth. Remember, we can't talk and think at the same time, we first think ---> then talk. It's a slow process but, stop and think all the chances you can, that's communications. 

The Manager, knows when to halt, such as did the Three Wise Men. Three Wise Men came to the end of their journey to ensure that a Greater Wise Man should farewell on his difficult journey step by step as he starts to bring order out of confusion within this world of Thisness.






References
Byrd, James (2018) "The Future"
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World's Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

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By: James Byrd, MBA (Business Consultant)


Hi folks its that time again we are now promoting free eBook again, my newest edition,  “The Future: 2020” is qued as give-a-way on 10/25/19.  My book/calendar will help you understand upcoming days and generate less stressful moments regarding a particular day in the past, present or what the future will be like, or in essence, what will become an obvious reflection of now-time.

My newest edition,  “The Future: 2020” is based on the first edition, (“Foretell the Future with the I Ching and My Calendar of Days.”) I just downsized the title somewhat and add more of my observations to be noted by my fans that have been following this project. There is also an eBook coming out soon to accompany this new edition. Cost for the eBook will be $11.00 to you before the sale, or right now. Today, 10/25, “The Future: 2020” will be free to download.
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October Twenty-First ~ God's Daily Minute


October Twenty-First ~ God's Daily Minute


“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, faith. ” – Gal. 5:22 ~

Our Heavenly Father, we turn to Thee in gratitude for Thy goodness, and in loving dependence upon Thy grace. Thou art our shield, our strength, our guide. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Thou dost forgive our sins. We trust in Thee alone. Our feeble strength can give no security in temptations, nor firmness in trial. We humbly pray for Thy sustaining grace to-day. May Thy companionship transform our daily tasks and make our weakness strong.
Grant to us hearts of compassion for the sorrowing, tempted, hopeless ones whose lives shall touch ours to-day. May we follow our Saviour in helpful ministry, and may His Spirit go out from us to lead men unto Him Who alone can bless.
May Thy Holy Spirit enable us to set ourselves firmly against the evils which destroy the souls of men, and do our part of the work that is needed for the coming of Thy Kingdom. Help us to be faithful and true in thought, word and deed, that we may not add to the sum of the world’s evil, but may purify and enlighten all the life about us. These things we ask in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus’ Christ. Amen

By: Robert E. Vinson, D.D. Austin, Texas.


Good Morning H-41





Hexagram 41

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By: James Byrd

I.The Oracle 


A. Hexagram forty- one is Sun or Diminishing. Another interpretation is Decrease. The lower trigram is Dui: open, swamp or forest. The upper trigram is Gen: bound or mountain.      

   

B. The Judgment

   1. Decrease combined with sincerity 
       Brings about supreme good fortune
       Without blame. One may be persevering in this. 
   2. It furthers one to undertake something. How is this to be carried out?
       One may use two small bowls for the sacrifice.


C. The Image

  1. At the foot of the mountain, the lake:
      a) The image of Decrease.
      b) Thus the superior man controls his anger

           And restrains his instincts.

II. My interpretation 

A. "Diminishing"

There is as noted by this hexagram loss, given the situation as it is. According to the conditions of the time, it is fitting that the strong should be diminished and that of the weak be strengthened. With this we are seeking equilibrium which will create harmony and freedom from errors, and above all, the superior man should without whim curb his desires and restrain his wrath.

One man walking alone is good because if one meets two others along the way there will be communications problems when it comes time to make crucial decisions on the furtherance of the way. One walking alone will not so much create doubt about his correctness.


Again, three men come one goes and find friends of his own liking who have no reservations about his motives, albeit if three friends arrive there will be cause for doubt due to the complexity of the friendships. 




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References
Byrd, James (2018) "The Future"
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World's Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching

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