Oh boy, here we go! Kua 6… Conflict. I know what this one is about… I wanted to forget about it but apparently drawing this kua today the universe is making me address it!
This has got to be about the bible-thumping self-righteous christian from yesterday.
Sunday morning I’m out in my yard clipping the overgrowth out front and a car pulls up. Nobody ever comes here and I pretty much knew—in fact, I recognized her. She’s been here before with her bible. Geeze!
I’m usually polite but say thanks, but no thanks and close the door. Last time she was here with some man accompanying her and he says, “Oh, we got you up didn’t we?” Ticked me off a bit; it was around 9 am and I was blogging and hadn’t gotten dressed yet—nor combed my hair. Nervy enough to bible-thump at my door much less making a comment about my appearance!
Yet, I was still polite.
But yesterday there she comes again. I was having a quiet, peaceful Sunday morning, listening to the birds while in my own peaceful thoughts—but I lost it after she gets out of her car and says she will join me if I didn’t mind. I said I did mind but nevertheless she goes on about her bible!
Today’s message (mostly for me I’m sure—but maybe you too?) comes from Kua 6 the I CHING of “conflict” as well as adversaries, disputes and arguments.
The message is to settle things peacefully—but if that’s not possible then quickly.
Sometimes when there is a clash of wills both parties feel strongly about their idea. I’m sure she felt just as strong about jezuz and the bible as much as I did about my right to live my life without being periodically approached by pushy, arrogant bible thumpers!
Then the chic tells me I shouldn’t be working on the “lord’s day” and starts to quote the bible. I was pretty much walking toward her at this point with large yard clippers in my hands.
No, it wasn’t pretty. She had a man and child in the car and I didn’t spare them my sentiments as I walked toward her with my clippers while she walked backwards toward her car.
I don’t knock on your door or bother you about my beliefs—you have a lot of nerve, I say. And she tells me that I could talk to her about my beliefs and that would be perfectly fine with her. And she said it with that self-rightous x-tian smugness. I assured her I wouldn’t be so ill-mannered, rude and arrogant to do so! And told her to leave and not come back.
Usually I retreat as politely as possible from these nut cases. But maybe it was the heat and humidity… this time there was fight, not flight. I’ll be darned if I’m going to give in to someone who approaches me un-beckoned into my own yard…. my peaceful sanctuary.
Later that afternoon, they guy across the street (apparently another heathen like me) mowed his lawn—On Sunday! That’s unheard of around here—nobody mows on Sunday! I’m sure “the lord” cares less if I pull weeds and clip with a pair of hand clippers on the last day of the week! I don’t think there’s any “lord” who cares about the guy across the way either. I loved hearing the guy crank up his riding mower later in the day! You GO Dude!
I stood in my power and that involved a certain amount of conflict… unless you close the door in these people’s faces or go at them with a pair of lawn shears and a raised voice, they won’t go away!
I was actually calm and clearheaded yet was not going to put up with this x-tian lady’s unwelcome interruption on a peaceful, quite Sunday morning. I had no intention of letting this go on for any more than a minute—and the moment she was in her car with the door shut, I told her driver, Now GO—get out of here.
Her parting words were wrapped around a smug, x-tian, Sarah Palin type of smile (you know what I mean), “I really do wish you a nice day”, she says
I repeated myself inviting them one last time to leave!
(Apologies to readers for the image to the left.)
The message of this Kua 6 is about a clash of wills. This lady’s will to interrupt me in my sanctuary while I was minding my own business doing yard work clashed with my will to be left alone.
If you follow my blog, you will know that this happens all the time in this neck of the literal woods—usually, I’m polite but curt. This time I left out the polite part and stuck with curt. Since she’s been here before maybe this time she’ll get the message!
In the Wilhelm/Baynes Book of Changes it is said about Kua 6 that “conflict develops when one feels himself to be in the right and runs into opposition.” I was her opposition apparently.
This unsolicited and unwelcome visit into the womb of my spiritual space by the most disdainful of characters while I honored nature by enjoying the birds and the quiet of the day while beautifying my yard and loving nature was a jolt to my senses and sense of Libra-fairness.
Her right to believe what she wants (about me, jezus, the bible or anything or anyone else) ends with my right to work in my yard on a Sunday without being approached by a bible thumper with her opinions of my observance of “the lord’s day”. And I stick to that!
The astrological correlations are:
Cancer – emotional self-reliance of the soul; the womb
Leo – bossiness, pride
Libra – projection
Scorpio – coming face to face with limitation; also, obsession
The Tarot correlations are:
Justice – discriminating what is best for self
The Emperor – patriarchal christian god
Judgment – judging someone’s actions
The Tower – outmoded ideas; being knocked from a position of arrogance
The Devil – hanging on to things that have no truth
Wheel of Fortune – HONORING NATURAL LAW OVER MAN MADE LAW; GREAT SPIRIT versus PATRIARCHAL GOD
Footnote: in thinking about the situation from a Buddhist perspective and with the Dalai Lama in mind actually; I didn’t show much compassion to the bible thumper.
I lost my patience and usual tolerance.
But there I was squatting and bending to deal with weeds et al and wondered if…. well, I imagined if the Dalai Lama was doing prostrations in his garden on a Sunday morning and the same thing happened to him! In his very own garden, minding his own business, doing prostrations… hmmmm…. one wonders.
(Okay, so I’m no Dalai Lama and still have some work to do on myself! Mea Culpa )