Egypt – All Lines are Nines
I did an I Ching reading recently, and to my surprise I got Ch’ien (The Creative) in which all lines are solid. Solid lines are either numbered 7 (Young Yang) or 9 (Old Yang). (See how to count yarrow stalks). When I read the special section about what it means when all lines are nines–it made me think of Egypt.
I keep thinking that perhaps the Egyptian people are going to show us a new way to organize ourselves, it seems they don’t need or want one single figure-head anymore. In fact, they are already teaching us all a lesson and are probably on the brink of figuring out a new type of organizing mechanism for running our world. I sure hope so! This is from the I Ching when all lines are nines:
When all the lines are nines, it means:
There appears a flight of dragons without heads.
It is the nature of heaven not to appear as head.
When all the lines are nines, it means that the whole hexagram is in motion. The Creative does indeed guide all happenings, but it never becomes manifest; it never behaves outwardly as the leader. Thus true strength is that strength which, mobile as it is hidden, concentrates on the work without being outwardly visible.
Well I am not sure how anyone else reads this, but it seems to me to be saying that everyone is the leader, there is powerful strength is in that fact. Working with an understanding of this will create a totally different type of society. We have all kinds of new tools these days, which we haven’t really explored all possible uses for :)…. I just want to say thank you so much to the Egyptian people for your amazing dedication and commitment to true democracy, you are an inspiration to us all and we absolutely support you.
Ch’ien is the first hexagram and it stands for the primal power, which is light-giving, active, strong and of the spirit. The hexagram is consistently strong in character, and since it is without weakness, its essence is power or energy. Its image is heaven. Its energy is represented as unrestricted by any fixed conditions in space and is therefore conceived of as motion. Time is regarded as the basis of this motion. Thus the hexagram includes also the power of time and the power of persisting in time, that is, duration.