Hexagram Twenty Five
Wu Wang (Pro: Woo Wung: rhymes with ‘Flung’) – Unsought Kindling
From a sense of unity the power of creative word and deed touches you. Persisting in the way that accords with the situation will bring reward.
Move with and uphold what is occurring naturally from within. Like waiting for a wave moving toward the shore, if we catch its movement and ride it, we can make exceptional progress. The progress is one of expressing in action a harmonious creative impulse. The impulse in accord with the best in yourself and others.
It is important not to grasp this advantage too greedily, but to allow others to profit also. Be sure of your motives, for you may lose the advantage.
Opposing the impulse arising from the harmony of things leads to obstacles. It is not of advantage to have a purely personal direction or goal. This would be working against the prevailing influences.
Do not try to alter the course of things, especially not for your own benefit. When such powerful forces are at work, they must be handled with respect.
As it is the unexpected and spontaneous you are dealing with, it is wise not to have any fixed goal in mind. Like a gardener in Spring, aid the growth flourishing naturally.
Key words: An impulse from beyond purely personal welfare arises. Let it flow through into action.
The Moving Lines.
1.Acting from beyond purely personal motives and remaining without deceit now leads to good fortune. What you aim for can be achieved.
2.Labour as an expression of yourself, not for gain only. Work to achieve quality today, not for an imagined fortune beyond the horizon. Then success will come.
3.It is not an advantage to profit by someone else’s loss. The loss may in fact be our own. Beware of leaving what is valuable unattended.
4.Being persistent with integrity will bring the gain sought. Use what arises spontaneously to move toward ones goal.
5.Whether this ill is to the body or in ones endeavours, avoid using untried remedies to cure it. If it arises through no personal fault the healing will be from within.
6. Even an unexpected change should be avoided. Be patient on this issue and let weeks pass. A time for being and not doing.