51 / 36 The Arousing, Thunder
"CHEN : arouse, excite, inspire; thunder rising from below; awe, alarm, trembling; fertilizing intrusion. The ideogram: excite and rain." ERANOS p550
"[With enlightenment comes awareness : Arousing]
One uses anxiety and fear to regulate watchfulness."
In hexagram 51 we are at the explicit moment when one detects a transition from stillness to movement. An arousing influence that inspires one to action. In the image, the feelings of anxiety and fear are enhanced in the people by the powers that be, such that any change in the environment will trigger these emotions and the change is thus quickly detected. Contextually, we combine inspiration with disentanglement (independence) to get a moment of enlightenment and awareness.
In the senses world arrangement this hexagram becomes the beginning as well as symbolizing birth.
Hexagram 51 is the general form of hexagram 53
The raw context from which the situation derives is described by hexagram 35 progressing. It passes through hexagram 25 Non-involvement/Disentangling before reaching here.
By introducing this hexagram as context, you can change a state described by any other hexagram into a state described by hexagram 21. To make a state associated with another hexagram transform into this state, introduce hexagram 21 as context.
It is important to remember that, when using transformative methods, the more lines requiring change, the more energy required when attempting to introduce a different context. It may therefore be of benefit to work on existing changing lines and achieve your goal in steps rather than attempt, for example, a six-line change all at once.
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