I’m not certain that sharing this is the best thing to do – it’s fairly intense – and may be specifically about me, such as the house crumbling or something (!), but since we’re talking about a mega-hurricane here, I’m supposing it will affect others also, maybe even a large swath of the country if the east coast’s grid crashes. (I’m now thinking “systems.”) So here goes.
(I’m in Virginia, btw, and just received notice that today is the last day to prepare as winds are expected to be churning in the morning. THEN a friend told me that the path is currently leaning more southward… and recommended this as a good tracking resource (NOAA):
All to be seen in the “wash” so to speak! The wash & spin cycle! :-}
So: I asked my primary oracle, the I Ching, what I should know about this hurricane, and what I received follows. Do with it what you will, needless to say with your own discernment. Only time will tell. I just know that I will take this hurricane (and what little prep I can manage for it) more seriously today and tomorrow rather than “supposing” I’m inland enough, or north enough, so as not to be TOO impacted. But if this is an accurate assessment, we might be facing a Big Deal that reaches far beyond a soppy windy moment in time… so I decided to post this “I Ching Alert” in the spirit of service. There’s actually wisdom in it worth considering in general, regardless of a hurricane.
If you have any info that might be useful to others, I encourage you to COMMENT below!
Love and protection to all. Whitehawk x
“Dear Inner Sage, please advise me re: Hurricane Florence.”
The answer came in two passages:
DANGER (aka The Abyss)
(Comment: This hexagram has traditionally been associated with RUSHING WATER as a metaphor for DANGER. The problem with this association is that danger is consequently associated with an aspect of Nature. The problem here is not with Nature, but with the human failure to observe the limits of human existence. Whether, in this instance, the upshot regards the failure of humans to take care of this planet so that “superstorms” and other earth events we are now witnessing could have been avoided, or possibly that humans are influencing this hurricane via HAARP-like weather-influencing technologies, is unknown.
It could also be a massive metaphor for monumental fears that have been building in the collective psyche for centuries that are now accelerating to a critical point. Not sure the backstory actually matters at this moment, if we are looking at big damage, outages in the grid, severely disrupted delivery systems of food and services etc that may yawn into the future. I’m just sharing the info. By the way, isn’t it “interesting” that at the start of this month Trump sent a message about September being a month of PREPAREDNESS for disasters – be ready?)
The situation at hand is one of real DANGER, caused by and manifested in the affairs of man. The danger is not inspired by overwhelming tendencies within the cosmos, or by conflicts in your innermost attitudes. The real danger that confronts you is brought about by your immediate environment. It will take skill to overcome the difficulties, but managed properly, this time of challenge can bring out the very best in you. Acting with confidence and virtue in any circumstance results in success.
Do not avoid confrontations in any difficult or threatening situations; you must now meet them through correct behavior. Maintain a continued resolve. Hold to your principles and ethics and do not for a moment consider compromising what you believe to be right. Acting with integrity and confidence is the key to surmounting danger.
In social interactions, remain true to your nature. If possible, influence others by demonstrating the good effects of your actions. If they do not support you, you do not need them. Keep moving. Do not dally in the danger.
The time of danger can be especially good for inner development. By holding to fixed and virtuous ethics, by maintaining your inner vision and ideals, things will fall into a steady, tangible perspective. You will KNOW your relationships to your environment, and in this way can accomplish your aims. Although subjective, this perspective is now in accord with the problems facing you.
By persevering in virtuous conduct, you become a living example to your fellow man. Through the consistency of your actions you guide and inspire others in the handling of their own affairs. This in turn will create order and dispel danger within your milieu. Thus you are protected.
Beyond making you inwardly strong, familiarity with danger, like the near brush with death, can instill in you a profound awareness of the life force and the mysterious nature of the cosmos. Such heightened awareness can bring new meaning, determination, and richness to your life.
::: This hexagram has what’s called a “moving line” in it that indicates “None of your solutions have been appropriate. The way out of danger is blocked. (My first grok re: this is that humanity in general has brought us to this point, as this passage in numerous sources keeps referring to humans’ influences over Nature.) There will come a long time of disorder, during which all you may do is wait.” :::
The second passage, or continuation of this guidance, is:
INEXPERIENCE (aka Youthful Folly)
You are able to competently handle just about every facet of your life, except for the one facing you now. You have had enough experience in the twists and turns of your fate, and the inner workings of your nature, to dispense with most new situations that come your way – with the exception of this one. Your confusion over the difficulties and complexities of the coming event is not caused by ignorance, evil, or laziness, but rather by your complete inexperience in dealing with such matters. Yet the time of inexperience can bring you success because you are now forced to grow, to gain new insights, and to further develop your character.
First, know that you do not know what to do, then act accordingly. If you don’t admit that you have things to learn, you cannot be taught. The time at hand indicates that there is indeed something that you must discover. Seek council and guidance from an experienced teacher. Asking for help is important in two ways: First, you will demonstrate to others that you are a willing and receptive student, thereby attracting information. Second, the process of requesting instruction will develop in you a useful predisposition toward the continued cultivation of your character. There is no way to halt the movement of life without ending it. This inevitable growth, without proper cultivation and guidance, can become distorted and lopsided.
Therefore, when seeking instruction, be certain that you are prepared to find, request, and use it properly. Approach a teacher who is clearly wiser and request advice with an open and humble attitude. If you do not understand advice received, you may attribute this in general to your inexperience. You are dealing with a blind spot within the self. Don’t argue with your adviser, or attempt to force him to justify his reasoning process, as this would cause alienation when you desperately need help.
If you are an adviser of others, this passage will demonstrate to you, as well as the seeker, the proper attitude in such exchanges. If your student is not serious, is argumentative, or does not listen, don’t waste your energies. Attend to more important matters at hand.
(Comment: “Inexperience” re: the matter at hand, from an expanded view, indicates inexperience in perceiving the circumstances from a Cosmic viewpoint. This hurricane may herald our transition from ego-based beings to Wise & True Ones. Inexperience is actually considered a brick in the road to success, if managed “correctly.” I see it as similar to “The Fool” in Tarot: the start of a major journey of discovery and growth.)