Learning I-Ching : My Tip to remember the Hexagrams

Lately, I have been delving more into the I-Ching and I have been trying to think of creative ways to help me remember the Hexagrams. One way was to try and remember how each Hexagram looked like and how many of each lines were where. I found out trying to remember the placement of the Yin/Yang lines within six different spots is harder than I thought, more confusing and eye sore than anything. Another was to try and create an algorithm on a spread sheet and then use that to help bring up the meaning and writings behind each hexagram. While that worked wonders when I’m on a computer and can pull up the spread sheet, but sometimes when questions arises from others and my computer’s nowhere in sight… well, it’s kind of difficult if I was to rely on that for it.   So here’s what I eventually resolved to doing, and to admit, it feels a lot easier than I thought it would be. I decided to just look at the Hexagram as the two BaGua/Trigrams that made up each Hexagram. When at first I was trying to remember each Hexagram by remembering the formation of each line, but that got confusing really quick. Now this is easy, I only have to remember which of the 8 BaGua/Trigrams are on top of which one. That made life a lot easier for me in having to remember just concern myself with two sections of the Hexagram than trying to remember each line individually.   Now, another dilemma came up… What is the easiest way for me to learn, understand, and remember each of the BaGua? Regular sight of it was my best answer! So I went to the Google Gods ^__^ and asked for “BaGua/Trigrams for Smartphone” they gave me a few apps, but no simple image that I can easily put on my smartphone. So, I kept searching… nothing still. I was pretty sure there’s gotta be something out there already made for smartphone backgrounds! A last, with 2 days of searching, I didn’t find anything about the BaGua/Trigrams that I can put on my smartphone’s background and was about to give up when I thought…   “I CAN MAKE ONE!” it’s simple, it’s easy, and doesn’t involve a lot of time to make. Just 8 Trigrams with their basic names and titles and in a form easy enough to just make a background on my smartphone. 4 hours later, I guess I’m kind of a perfectionist, here’s what I got. I’ve tried it on my Android Phone and it fits perfectly into the background of my smartphone, after the phone does it usual cropping thing. It took me a hot minute to find something so I hope this can help you too in your path to learning the I-Ching!   Let me know if I might have done something wrong somewhere so I can improve it, oki doki ^__^   Thank You! Jay Her   PS – Feel free to comment and/or share so we can all learn together.    ...

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Are we really living?

Are we really living? or are we just trying to look like we are? This is more of a rant than a how to, but I’ve just been thinking about it lately… Thanks for Visiting ^__^

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I feel cursed… Do you feel cursed?

What if I told you that the feeling of being “CURSED” was all just a misunderstanding? Listen in and let me know what you think…   Thanks for Visiting ^__^

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Can differences in language change our OUTLOOK ON LIFE??

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Temptations Will Tempt You

Sometimes sarcasm is the best way to make a point. So, here’s a bit of sarcasm about the message of temptations that I wrote a few years ago after a night of festivities… ———————————- Temptation will try and tempt you, so don’t give into temptation. We will save you, you must follow our ways. Don’t be tempted by your own persuasion, or the temptations that move you in a certain direction. Our words are not tempting, so just follow what we say. Temptations’ ways are wrong because it’s tempting, our ways right because Temptations are wrong. Other Temptations will tempt you, persuade you, and make you feel that’s the best way to go, but know ours is right because we won’t tempt you. Don’t give into it, even if it feels right and it feels true, just listen to us because we’re better. Remember to think for yourself as you remember my words, we are right and the Temptation is wrong. Temptation will try to persuade and tempt you in many ways, so just follow us, even if it doesn’t feel right or totally untrue. We will guide you in the right direction, because the other way is the way of Temptation. Temptation is the Evil so don’t follow that path. Just follow our path because we’ll never tempt you. Temptation will only love you if you follow it’s ways. Don’t move in that direction because it’s tempting, and if you do, no one will love you, but don’t just move with us just because we’re not tempting, come with us because we know best. We will love you if you follow behind, the other way is Temptation’s path. It’s wrong because we’re right. Remember Temptations will try and tempt you, so do not give in even if it feels safe, just follow behind us because we know what’s best. By Jay Her Drunken night of May 6th 2011...

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Ambition is Sexy!

I think the title speaks for itself, but elaborate… here goes… I can’t find a more attractive thing about a person than ambition. True, sometimes you might find someone with hitler ambitions, and that’s when I get mixed emotions about this. Though, with harmful ambitions tossed out the window, there is something about someone with a drive in their life that just makes me want to hug them, squeeze them, and tell them, “The World is Your Rock and so go make some Pearls, You Oyster!” I don’t know if that’s gonna translate well from my head to this blog, but what the Hello! with their ambition, it just seems like they are able to move closer towards anything they put their mind to.   What’s so sexy and different about Ambition?? Come on now, beside those extreme hitler-esque ambitious individuals, what’s not to love about a man or a woman who is persistent, confident about their pursuit, is beaming with desire, is passionate about what where they’re headed, loves what’s taking them there, etc…   People with ambition just seems to naturally have this aura of AWESOMENESS around them that we can’t help but want to see them succeed. They are powerful people in their mind, not because they’re strong or what-not (maybe they are, but that’s not it) or can control people or instill fear in the hearts of those who defy them, but… BUT… but they are AWESOME and POWERFUL people because they can recognize how we all play a vital role in this world… how we can make things come together when we get together… how we are nothing alone, but can affect the world SO BEAUTIFULLY if we simply move in unison… and OH! and…   Oh, OH! wait for this one. AND they do it all, not with their own thoughts, but through orchestrating together how all of the unified thoughts that can be played in harmony… one voice at a time. Their ear is listening. So that we can speak our truths or sing our songs. And they help us see exactly where we can fit into the scheme of things, for when we do our truths and songs are spoken and sung that much louder TOGETHER!   Have I said, “AMBITION IS SEXY!” ? ? ? What if they run out of Ambition?? I feel that the only thing that can diminish someone’s ambition is destroying our spirit… and that is just SICK if someone wants to destroy our spirit!   Find the blog titled, “FRIGHT, FUN, FRIEND, FOREVER” and if they sound like a “FRIGHT” person, then they might not be a compatible person in your life.   Now if they’re giving us a little dose of reality to help us find a different route or a better thing, then why not consider it. Truly consider it, not just listen to it. See how it’s plausible, possible, and how it can fit into the scheme of things. Find the blog titled, “Our Passion Purpose and the Back-up Plan” and make sure our Ambition has all the components of being Our Passion, we have the Ability, and there are Opportunities and Needs for it around us.   We want to keep our spirits healthy and alive, but we also don’t want to judge a fish on it’s ability to swing from tree to tree. What if they’re simply delusional?? Then it’s not ambition anymore, Honey, it’s delusion. You define your own sense of delusion, but weigh it against what works and what doesn’t. Try it, try it a different way, try...

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