The Evolution is a sign conditioned by chaos (Wei Chi, 64). By suggesting advancing slowly and with method, this sign Chien keeps reminiscences with the organizing activity of other sign that is also conditioned by Wei Chi, The Family (Chia Jen, 37). But while in The Family prime roles, in Chien situation empahsys is in the idea of association as a fundamental stone towards order.
This sign also talks about the observation of things to find an adequate method to head towards goals. The sight, then, would look to find an accurate and objective way to advance with calm and through the study of beings and things.
This basic emotional disposition that guides action is the conditioning factor in other four situations reviewed in The Book of Changes. Some of the keywords for those situations are:
Error. The method to approach our aspirations doesn´t work. We don´t have an objective vision to advance in the situation. We had the chance to do it but the oportunity had escaped and even the creative potentiality is temporarily lost. It´s a dire circumstance because energy not circulating is movement contrary to life. It´s also an involution moment that, of course, has the option to change to evolution because Chien underlies in movement detention. It will have to review modalities, techniques and plans for action that had only blocked fluidity once was. Looking back, even chaos was more promising.
Sustaining a vision. It will have to trust in plans traced before, by others or ourselves, stick to norms and rules that establishes predefined ways to act, and keep perseverance in a commendation (personal, familiar, social …) that is in the making and will slowly grow if stipulated steps are followed. It may seem we lack leadership but a way to compensate is by adopting values and action modalities derived from associations. Our cooperation is fundamental to keep an evolutive line, that is, a way of feeling, thinking and acting that leads to our goals.
Freedom. Contrary to Sui, on this occasion it´s required to introduce elements out of a series and without a planned action course. It´s like starting a new day, free from the previous, clearing the field of previous ideas that stretched the view. Certainly is a mind effort because let´s remember that situation comes from Chien, in which it was being introduced a method to get out of disorder. Then now said method needs to be modified, reinvented but no with another one but trusting our intentions and desires spontaneity. It´s interesting that in this situation may emerge convolutive webs that will have to be undone, and that is Before Consummation reminiscence, the underlying sign to the method we were implementing.
Deepening in the pathway. Whatever be the situation we´re immersed in, it will have to look inside it basis associations that can be beneficial and fructifying. Once located the useful elements to impulse towards our goals, The Meeting suggest redoubling our bet in this action line, the one that leads to broadening our circle of belonging, of communication with others or social congregation. The terrain is amplified, plans are sustained and, if reformulated, they will never go towards a solitary movement or prescinding of resources offered by circumstances.
The Evolution (Chien, 53) is a hidden factor that underlies in other four I Ching signs: The Stagnation (P´I, 12), The Following (Sui, 17), The Innocence (Wu Wang, 25) and The Meeting (Ts´ui, 45). Slow and calm progress can be accompanied by an involutional movement due to visual and technique deficiencies, or by a docile obedient attitud that doesn´t allow assimilate teachings, or by innovation derived from spirit freshness, or by the amplification of what makes us evolution.
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