Hexagram 61

Inner Truth 61

This hexagram signifies a deep bond or feeling of kinship. This is a time when it will be easy to cultivate mutual trust in relationships and partnerships.  Let go of any remnants of prejudice you may carry, and seek the beauty and fullness that can be found in all people and things. Realize all life is interconnected. Everyone is one. This is the inner truth you have been seeking, but have never lost.  Also indicated here are the differences between what is outside and what is inside yourself.  What truly matters to you?

Another reading of this hexagram:

Truth is uncomplicated~


The hexagram means the truth of reality as it is, measured by the directness of one’s experience of the moment.

Close to this truth, one’s experience is simple. It is as uncomplicated and real as it possibly can be.

When one has fewer expectations and preconceptions about reality, there are fewer internal complexities preventing its direct perception and one’s expressions are more sincere.

A less complex external environment also facilitates a direct engagement with reality because it is easier to comprehend and imposes fewer demands on one’s behavior.

By taking life as it comes and not subjecting one’s experience to comparison, one can be more accepting of reality as it is and more comfortable with one’s place in it. Simplicity leads to peace of mind.

Simplicity can also be seen in the uncomplicated straightforwardness of domestic life. The hexagram means feeling at home.


I Like Her Arms


I don’t really know how I feel about the Obama’s or any fracking politics for that matter, but I like her arms. This is from Oprah.com, “How to Get Michelle Obama’s Arms.”


Twice a week, spend 15 minutes strengthening and toning your arms. Start with the routine below, changing the number of reps, the size of your weights, or the order in which you perform the exercises at every workout.

Triceps Superset

Skullcrusher: Lie flat on the floor, a bench, or an exercise ball; tighten your core, hips, and glutes. Hold a 5- to 15-pound dumbbell in each hand. Start with hands at ears, elbows pointed toward the ceiling. Extend weights toward ceiling by straightening elbows. Do 12 to 15 reps.

Overhead triceps extension: Without resting, stand and hold the dumbbells, elbows pointed toward ceiling. Extend arms straight into the air, then drop them behind your head. Do 12 to 15 reps.

Biceps Triset

Palms-up biceps curl: With elbows bent at your sides, hold a 5- to 15-pound dumbbell in each hand. Bring hands down as far as you can, keeping palms facing the ceiling, then curl dumbbells back up. Do 15 reps.

Hammer curl: Without resting, turn palms to face each other, arms bent, elbows at your side. Alternate lowering and raising your arms until you’ve done 15 reps on each side.

Concentration biceps curl: Sit on a bench or chair. With dumbbell in right hand, press elbow against inside of right thigh. Allow arm to fully extend toward floor, then curl it back up toward you, ten to 15 times. Repeat on left side.

Bluebutterfliesandme Blog Picks

There are so many blogs I enjoy. As you may know I ran out of picture storage on bluebutterfliesandme

so I will use this one to honor some of the blogs I read and talk about. This rather new visitor to my blog wrote eloquently of his imaginings of his readers, he inspired me to write this blog picks post. So he is first.



A super hip, educated and traveled New Yorker, (although he may be from elsewhere) he paints vivid images with his telling of his observations, memories and imaginings.

The Playground, a life reconstructed


Cara B writes about her life as a young woman in Manhattan and shares of her friend Katy who passed a couple years ago. Cara is also a great writer, she should be published. Every post is gripping. It is the darker side of Sex and the City. I hope you don’t mind that description Cara? Read it.

theadventuresoftransman, Just another middle aged guy raising a family…except I gave birth to mine


Transman is a great writer and usually makes me laugh. He is totally original and genuine. Funny! Read it.

Thoughts from a Cafe


TD is an artist, and writes and shares from the heart. He was my blog crush but he keeps talking about this Julie. lol

He taught me that you can have music on your blog.



odie a hairless cat and odie mama have an amazing eye for photographic layouts, they make some spectacular choices. odie mama challenged her readers to tell a story about one of her posted images, so sprang our collaborative writing project here.


and my Writing In Progress blog research and story background, history and inspiration


Moving on………..

Andrea in Wonderland

“I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then”


She’s crazy in a good way. A couple of my favorite post she tells about her obsession with the French. I really liked Andrea when the first post she had the guts to call Game of Thrones, Game of Yawns, that’s right she was brave.

That is just a hand full there are SO MANY so don’t think I didn’t pick you… there is Kira, Lily,Renard, Karen, Fae…… on and on.





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Picasso So Sexy


I just adore him. He was such a sexy ass. A Scorpio like me, I am October 30, he was October 25.

Look at the intensity in his eyes.

I would have…….

………posed for him. lol

The women he painted in cubism are my favorites.

Hmm just So sexy.

Although I do also love van Gogh, he wasn’t sexy.