A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and travelled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. So he set off and went to his father.
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Make an offering and you will succeed. They go out and come in without affliction. Friends arrive without fault. Reverse yourself and the Way will return. It comes on the seventh day. Advantageous to have a direction to go. Renew and renovate things. Re-establish relations. Beware of aggression and pushing plans to premature completion. Be gentle and supportive. Explore new ideas. The Image The old character shows three footsteps leaving an ancient city.
Circle of Meanings Renewal, rebirth, resurgence, renaissance; love and spirit return after a difficult time; renew, renovate, re-establish relationship; go back to the beginning, move from the city to the countryside, leave the complicated and return to the simple; return of the ancient past and the great sages.
Heart Theme : 2 Field and the power of realization. Spirit Helpers Thunder in the Earth. Eldest Son and Mother, the Groundbreaker and the Midwife, are rousing energy that opens a new field.
Leave the complicated and return to the simple. Find the purity of the original inspiration then turn and move in the opposite direction from your former path. Let things emerge without pressure. Join with others in mutual projects. People will suggest profitable projects now and it is not a mistake to join them. Your Way reverses and returns to you at the end of a completed period of time. This is the root of power and virtue. Mark yourself off from others and nurture the returning energy.
Stir things up and work with the movement. In returning you see the heart of Heaven and Earth. Voice of the Mothers Rebirth and renewal. Go back to the source and meet the returning spirit. Accepting the shock of inner enlightenment now brings you a deep faith in the overall processes of life.
This is a time to establish your dwelling and clarify the relations within it Do not focus on making a great sacrifice Return is one of the fundamental motifs in all the myths and philosophies of Change, the return to and of the Way and the eternal return of all things.
It is the return of spirit after the first burial and stripping away the old. It is emergence from death and the underworld Ghost River, the incessant return of life and spirit. The root of the term is a footstep, one step on the Way. It means starting at daybreak to cross the river to the Spring Festival and a renewal of spirit, joy and human community in the paradise place. It suggests the souls that return and the rituals to call them, the return to an original paradise time and death through which we all return to the source.
Return is the image par excellence of the eternal going and coming wang lai on the river of time and the great flow of symbols that unfold the Way. Spring 24 : Rouse new growth through returning to your flow. Summer 27 : Ripen the fruits by clearing the channels of communication. Any cause for sorrow will soon disappear. Fall 23 : Harvest the crop by changing the way you think and your approach.
Let new results show you what to do next. Make real changes. Winter 2 : Find the seed of the new. The situation will stabilize gradually. Be receptive and follow its lead. It is an Approach to Centers of Power in the stage of the Symbolic Life that centers on initiation, finding a relation to culture and the search for an image of the deeper self.
Caring for Others: Treat this situation gently. Do not push growth or insist on ideas. Handle people carefully. Avoid over-planning. Let the natural process find its own way. Setting Intentions: Do not interpret or push strategic goals.
Be receptive. Let new ideas unfold naturally. Communication and Interaction: Be positive, subtle and diplomatic. Matters will improve without special effort. Create a warm and open social atmosphere. Change from the Inside Out: Be receptive and do your homework. Act with caution. Let new ideas find their feet before engaging resources. Test routines and wait until the way opens up. Pairing: Bringing Change to Life Each hexagram is part of a Pair that that activates hidden paths of transformative energy through the interaction of the trigrams or Spirit Helpers, connecting phases of Inspiration and Realization.
You are in the Realizing phase of this Pair. The transformative process of the Pair Stripping and Returning develops the determination to eliminate compulsions and nurture the spirit of the new.
Outer to Inner: The process transforms the Gatekeeper trigram in the outer world of 23 into the Groundbreaker trigram in the inner world of This turns your abstract awareness of patterns into real inner enlightenment. Inner to Outer: This interiorisation shifts the Midwife trigram from the inner world of 23 to the outer world of This turns inner devotion into a deep faith in the overall processes of life.
Mothering Change presents Transforming Lines as Steps of Change that show you where and how to focus your energy. Click on the links to connect with the Relating Figure generated by each line. Step 1 Beginnings: This return of the spirit attracts a new fate. Not distancing the Return. No harm or cause for sorrow. The Way to the Source is open. You have stripped away the outmoded and found the new. Now take in the fruits of your actions. Do not go back to your old ways. Move on and carry it all away with you.
You can connect with a deep source of energy. Be open and provide what is needed. Step 2 Inner Center: This inner re-organization leads to harmony with others.
Released and Returning. Let it go! Wise Words! The Way is open. There is profit and fertility hidden in the stream of events now. Use these connections and trust your imagination. There is nothing that will not benefit from this. Connect yourself to the ideal of the Realizing Person who seeks to live life in accord with the flow. Step 3 Threshold: This inner re-balancing lets you make your way in life.
Returning from the brink, pressing and urgent. Face the adversity, the hungry souls and angry ghosts. This is not a mistake. You confront danger with its roots in the past. You have found the central illusion causing the disorder. This will free you from affliction, but you must act slowly and carefully to realize it. Pull back from your sense of crisis.
Log in to search the I Ching Community, view your profile or private messages or check the latest updates. If you're not yet a member, you're welcome to join here. On the outside, stripping away brings things to an end; On the inside comes turnaround, And so Return follows. Hexagram Stripping Away, eliminated everything that was not alive and growing. It tore away the old images, ideas, purposes, attachments… whatever was draining and wasting vital energies. And given the nature of human attachment, this probably hurt.
Yi Jing Hexagram 24
Please select the chapter or hexagram below! New : download the complete Gnostic Book of Changes here! New : a hexagram key has been added to the menu. Legge: Progress and freedom of action are found in Return.
24 Returning FU
This welcome hexagram signifies a return to joy, intimacy, passion and purpose. The light has returned and pierces the darkness. Walk with your head held high, knowing that the tide has turned and that love is ascending. Like the winter solstice, this is a time of new beginnings and opportunities.
Make an offering and you will succeed. They go out and come in without affliction. Friends arrive without fault. Reverse yourself and the Way will return. It comes on the seventh day. Advantageous to have a direction to go.