Christmas Day in Todos Santos, Mexico has been delightful. I slept for ten hours, wrapped presents in magazine pages and local maps, walked the beach with my daughter Iris collecting rocks and shells, watched surfers ride waves and my Grandson Jackson build a sand castle. Now we're going to dine at the hotel where I'm staying called Hotel Casa Tota which is a beautiful place that I'm enjoying totally. All is well as I prepare for the next phase of the adventure called 'my life'. I know I'm following the right path, but at times it gets so new and different I don't recognize the signs or understand each and every person I meet. I feel fortunate and I'm happier than I've ever been. Alone, independent, healthy and surrounded by loved ones. It's a grand holiday and I'll come back to this sleepy village, learn spanish, eat tacos and drink tequila. Cheers.
# 30 Clinging Fire
Monday, December 17th, 2012 11:55am PST
Flames cling to their source of fuel in order to keep the fire burning. Likewise, in the human world, emotional attachment results from everything that radiates light or warmth is dependent upon something else. Through these dependencies we can see that all things are related, each thing to the other. Awareness of your own dependency on others is the key that unlocks the door to your true place in the world. No woman is an island.
Fire is also a symbol of liberation — sending out crackling molecules that fly away from home. Paradoxically, by clinging to what is balanced and true, we gain inner freedom.
Given perseverance on your part, this hexagram indicates success. In spite of challenges, cling to what is luminous in yourself, in others, and in life itself, never forsaking your belief in what is right. When events seem foreboding, or people seem oppressive, remember the good that has been and is yet to be. Holding to this idea is to cling to the power of the light and love within you.