Friday, December 8, 2017

The Gaian Dragon I Ching : The Week of Adversity

Lennon Sisters May you always

The Gaian Dragon I Ching Calendar

#40 : Adversity

Adversity is the test of character.

Face Adversity with the attitude of Deliverance. Strive for Progress in the midst of Adversity. Learn to work with people. Generate Success with your attitude. Do not add to Conflict. Come from a place of Love.

Attend to the work at hand. Be a Peacemaker. Return to the basics. Make Wealth sustainable. Bring projects to completion. If you fail, get out Gracefully.

Adversity comes to all.

The Image

Light up the Earth.

Know your own feelings.

Avoid rigidity.

Follow the Way of Nature

The Inside

Recognize a good thing when you have it! Pay Attention! The Dragon maintains confidence. A positive attitude encourages a harmonious outcome. Good Luck! Cooperate with people who have helped you out of difficulties. Good Fortune. Make no mistake. Refrain from idle competition with your neighbors. Grow up. A Dragon's judgement is wise & fair, because it springs from a Universal viewpoint, & the Reality of the situation. Speak the Truth without fear. No blame. If you lose your head, then you may have lost it all! Misfortune!

The Outside

It will be easy, if you do it quickly. Get Moving! The Butterfly understands joy. Maintain peace by working with people, rather than by competing with them. Pay attention. It is difficult to choose between Spiritual and Material values. In your Heart you know what you must do. Think! Respect the Bees. Plan, and wait until the ruler asks for your assistance. Be patient. The Dragon makes the laws simple and fair. Organize your life according to natural universal principles. Be Real! A simple clear form is the fullness of grace.

The Lines

Top : The end of adversity comes, when evil destroys itself. Misfortune.

5 : The Crazy Dragon slips through the net! Keep them laughing, and don't let them know what you are doing. Good Luck!

4 : Respect the Bees. Realize when there is nothing you can do to improve a situation, and leave quietly. Pay attention.

3 : Do not overreact, when you have an unexpected victory. Be moderate while re-establishing order. Be fair.

2 : The Butterfly understands joy. Concentrate upon recovery, and save what you can, after an unexpected accident. No blame.

1 : Refrain for the time being, from criticizing things as they are. Be aware.

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Adversity's Circle of Friends

The Outside The Inside
Grace

Love

Autumn

Conflict

Wealth

Success

Return

Progress

Peace

Progress

Modesty

Deliverance


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Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Gaian Dragon I Ching : The Week of Modesty

Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now (Live, 1970)

The Gaian Dragon I Ching Calendar

#8 : Modesty

Modesty does not need to pretend. Modesty speaks for itself without words

Modesty Delivers without question. Modesty Splits quietly. Modesty holds Enthusiasm within. Attend to details. Modesty shows itself through Conduct. Modesty creates beginnings.

Modesty knows Adversity for what it is. Modesty knows when to Push, and when not to. Modesty is Receptive. Modesty recognizes Danger. Modesty deals with the Obstruction. Modesty practices Meditation.

Modesty knows its true value.

The Image

Know what the world is like.

Know your own feelings.

Avoid rigidity.

Follow the Way of Nature

The Inside

Recognize a good thing when you have it. Pay attention! Be aware & flexible in order to avoid the worst of outcomes. Pay Attention! Be self-reliant, & take immediate action. Be aware. Do not spill the pot. Carelessness & laziness bring misfortune. Watch out! Assume responsibility before you take action. Good luck. You will get nowhere, unless you correct your mistakes. Keep on trying. Misfortune!

The Outside

Refrain for the time being from criticizing things as they are. Be aware. The Bees are practical. Content is more important than form. Great Good Fortune! The Dragon is a catalyst. Simply attend to your work. Be real. The Butterfly hides under a leaf. Be cautious when you meet adversaries. Pay attention! Eliminate problems by channeling the right people in the right directions. Get wise, & be careful! Modesty comes from an understanding of the world, & the Laws of Nature. Supreme Good Fortune.

The Lines

Top : Do not be afraid to speak the truth, & act according to it. Be Bold.

5 : Do not talk about how great you are. Don't you have something to do? Get real!

4 : The Butterfly hides under a leaf. If you have been conscientious about your work, it will be alright to push your own cause. No Blame.

3 : The Dragon is a catalyst. The work speaks for itself. Supreme Good Fortune!

2 : The Bees are practical. Always speak the truth & your reliability will become well known. Be Real.

1 : It will be easy, if you do it quickly. Get Moving!

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Modesty's Circle of Friends

The Outside The Inside
Meditation

The Start

The Block

Conduct

Danger

The Pot

Winter

Yes!

The Push

The Split

Adversity

Deliverance


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Friday, December 1, 2017

The Circle Garden

Dvorak - New World Symphony - 4th Movement

Street Chalk 2

The Circle Garden

by James Clair Lewis

The Circle Garden combines Permaculture, a self-watering system, and Sacred Geometry

Dig a Circle one foot deep, and four feet across. Pile the dirt you dig out beginning at six inches from the edge. This will become a swale which will direct rain water towards the plants in this sunken Garden bed.

Weeds are especially good at pulling nutrients from the soil, so use weeds in the compost. Put in about three inches of weeds, grass, kitchen compost, and a few leaves at the bottom. Anything without thorns that you have to cut back, is also good. You might want to cut all this stuff into small pieces and mix well.

Now crumble up some peat, and put about half an inch on top of it. Sprinkle in some worm castings. Cover this with one inch of some of the dirt you dug up, and then walk all over it, pressing it all down.

Now put in another three inch layer of the mixed weeds, grass, kitchen compost (coffee grounds), and leaves, all cut up to small pieces. Crumble in another half inch of peat, sprinkle in some more worm castings, and another inch of dirt. Walk all over it again.

Now take an unglazed clay pot WITHOUT any drainages holes that should hold about two gallons of water, and place this in the Center of the Circle. This is your watering system. It is easy to reach from the side, and the water will gradually leach out into the ground at root level for the plants on their demand. This ought to cut your watering in half.

The pot will need a cover (or plate) to keep the bugs out, (like mosquitoes). It should be on most of the time, but you might want to remove it just before rain. The plants will drink the water you cache that way, a day or so later.

Next put in another three inch layer of the chopped, mixed weeds, etc around the pot, with another half inch of crumbled up peat, some more worm castings, and another inch of dirt. Walk on it again to really get it all well pressed down. You ought to have room for one more layer of all this, but if it works out to be a little bit higher, it won't matter.

Now let it all sit for a good six to nine months, while the bacteria and the worms are doing their thing. Add water from time to time, as needed, to make sure the metabolic processes are going well. Come Planting time, this will be very rich, Vegan soil. You'll be able to put the Plants right in.

Put in especially big, or tall plants further away from the Sun, and place the smaller plants nearer the Sun. That way nobody will get crowded out. I should also point out that this soil will be so rich, that you ought place plants twice as far apart, as you would usually be told. They are all going to get huge...

Put in Flowers and Herbs, as well as Veggies. This is promotional advertising. When Bee Scouts come and check the place out, if all they see are Veggies, they aren't going to be very interested...

Now this is just one Circle Garden with a swale around it. You'll do well with it, but if you have more space, you can put in six more Circle Gardens around the one in the Center. The swales will connect up, and you'll have a place to walk, and be able to easily get at everything.

If you have even more space, you can put in twelve more Circle Gardens around the central seven, and have plenty of food growing. See where the Sacred Geometry comes in? The shape of this project should really promote plant growth, and it will have beautiful energies.

Now with all this Garden happening, you'll probably need a fence. I suggest a circular cyclone fence around the whole thing, with the gate facing your source of water. The fence should be about five feet away from the outer swales. You are going to need this room.

Right at the cyclone fence, plant perennial Berry Vines, or Grapes. As these plants grow, you can sort of weave them through the fence, and end up with a Living Wall, which will help protect the inner Garden from windy days.

Imagine being able to go out in season, and pick fresh Berries, or Grapes, with lots of nice stuff to munch on inside...

Good Times!

Blessed Be!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

The Gaian Dragon I Ching : The Week of Meditation

Laibach - Across the Universe

The Gaian Dragon Calendar

#9 : Meditation

Clear your mind, and just sit

Meditation brings Deliverance. Meditate for the sake of Meditation. Thunder cannot disturb true Meditation. Meditation creates Endurance. Meditation generates Happiness. Meditation produces Increase.

Meditation produces Grace. Meditation Repairs problems. Meditation creates clarity. Meditation is Travel. Meditation works Gradually. Meditation is Modest.

Meditation is its own end.

The Image

Know what the world is like

Know your own feelings

Avoid rigidity

Know the world for what it is

The Inside

Recognize a good thing when you have it! Pay attention! You can warn people of danger, but you cannot force them to avoid it. No blame. Do not become upset by a sudden turn in events. Remain calm. No blame. The right method is more important that dogged persistance. Think! Avoid evil people, and their influences. Be aware. People will know if you are a jerk, and they may not like what they see. Will you? Pay attention.

The Outside

It is better to advance through your own efforts, than to depend upon your friends. Be self-reliant. The Butterfly stretches its wings. Do not allow sloppy work habits to hinder your progress. Pay attention. It is difficult, but favorable to split from a bad scene. Be Aware! Respect the Bees. Be thrifty, conscientious, and aware of what is going on. Be Sensible! Let the strength of your character speak for you, and do not believe everything that you see or hear. Be real! Do not be afraid to speak the truth, & act according to it. Be Bold.

The Lines

Top : Modesty comes from an understanding of the world, and the laws of nature. Supreme good fortune.

5 : Do not waste your time on talk. Concentrate on what is real. Get smart.

4 : Respect the Bees. You should sit and meditate. Get rid of your egotism. Grow up!

3 : Trying too hard is as bad as not trying at all. Seek the Middle Way. Be realistic!

2 : The Butterfly stretches its wings. You can warn people of danger, but you cannot force them to avoid it. No blame.

1 : Be sensible. Always pause, and think before you act. Be Creative!

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Meditation's Circle of Friends

The Outside The Inside
Modesty

Increase

Gradually

Happiness

Traveling

Endurance

The Split

Thunder

Repair

Meditation

Grace

Deliverance


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