37 Dwelling People JIA REN


Dwelling People. Put your ideas to the Trial through the woman.

Nourish the people you live and work with. Use your words to inspire them and your actions to connect them. The struggle is not over yet. Beware of indifference to human bonds, oppressive authority and failure to set a real example. Forge ties based on shared human values.

The Image
The old character shows a pig inside a house, a sign of riches, and a person kneeling in prayer.

Circle of Meanings
An extended family dwelling, an organization, people who live and work together; nourish, sustain, bring order; security, support, an intimate group; home, household; found a family, create an organization; a spiritual practice. Accepting inner guidance now lets you acquire a place where you can influence the world you live in. Heart Theme: 64 Prepare the decisive new move.

Spirit Helpers
Wind goes forth from Fire. Eldest Daughter and Middle Daughter, the Matchmaker and the Visionary, are generating inner awareness and support that can penetrate the outer world. Nourish your family and everyone within it. Wellbeing and insight come through a flexible, sharing attitude. Focus on the relationships between people. Care for the people you live or work with and the ideals that inspire them. Create real feeling ties. Work through the feminine and the receptive. Do not seek dominance or impose your ideas. If you accept, nourish and care for things, warmth and clarity will spread throughout the group. Stay inside the net of feelings and relationships. Use your words to connect people. Clarify each person’s position so they know who and what they are. This way you can set the whole world right.

Voice of the Mothers
Care for those you live and work with. Be flexible and nourishing. Find supportive friends. Accepting inner guidance now lets you acquire a place where you can influence the world you live in. Decisively part from the past (43). Do not focus on trying to emerge as an individual (28).

Jia Ren, Dwelling People is above all the hearth fire and the Household Altar, the room with the ancestral altar and spirit tablets that differentiate an individual family. It means our own, our ancestors, our altar. It is the married pair, the extended family, the inhabitants of a house who hold together, the Royal House and a school of thought or “Way that provides a spiritual dwelling for its followers. It is all things inside or wei: protection, being among one’s own people, concord and safety. It is the fundamental unit of noble life, a family grouped around its ancestors, and emphasizes the de or power and virtue of the woman as center. The progression within the figure suggest founding the dwelling: establishing boundaries, the hearth fire, settling relations between the generations of the inhabitants and an influx of spirit blessings from the Ancestors and the Mothers that crowns the house.

Summer (37): Ripen the fruits. Secure your group, then seek new alliances. Do not follow the old ways.
Fall (53): Harvest the crop through slow and sure moves. Your difficulties will vanish. Seek advice from those important to you. You are in the right position to achieve everything you have aimed at.
Winter (39): Find the seed of the new by opening yourself to new ideas. Break your wheels. Let the old dissolve. Everything will benefit.
Spring (63): Rouse new growth by co-operating with the ongoing process. Do not fall into the traps of the past. You have all you need to go on. It will bring you all you hope for.

Voice of the Fathers
This is an Inspiring Figure and a Heart Theme of Change. It is a Mission of the stage of the Symbolic Life when we struggle to found an individual dwelling, family and career.

The Situation: A time to establish and maintain empathy and interaction based on shared trust and responsibility.

Caring for Others:  Practice what you preach. Do not just give orders. Make what is expected of people clear and relevant. Eliminate unfair disparities. Create a clear  environment that works smoothly. Give human values precedence.

Setting Intentions: The directions already set are adequate if all involved feel a part of a well-organized whole. Find a new way of implementing plans.

Communication and Interaction: Keep all lines of communication open, positive and regular. Encourage integration.

Change from the Inside Out: Growth is on-going. Beware of over-indulgence. New initiatives depend on good relations among parents and children. You will have to show a good track record to find support. Use available information to analyze risks. Make promises and agreements through affection and shared interests. Use empowering images of family in any efforts having to do with presentation and persuasion.

  • Immediate Future: many opportunities to make feeling connections.
  • Personal Development: create harmony with those around you. 
  • Working within the Family: establish bonds of sympathy and let harmony arise.
  • Expanding the Circle: establish smooth and regular routines.
  • Partnership: make time for each other. Make sure the support is there. 

Pairing: Bringing Change to Life
Each hexagram is part of a Pair that that activates the hidden paths of transformative energy through the interaction of the trigrams or Spirit Helpers, connecting phases of Inspiration and Realization. You are in the Inspiring phase of this Pair.

The transformative process of the Pair 37:38 Dwelling People and Diverging gives you the ability to develop security and family feeling and the courage to venture outside it.

Outer to Inner: The process transforms the Matchmaker, the outer world trigram of 37 into the Mediator in the inner world of 38. This turns your need to influence the world into inner self reflection.

Inner to Outer: This interiorisation shifts the Visionary trigram from the inner world of 37 to the outer world of 38, turning inner guidance into the ability to find real directions in life.

Transforming Lines

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.

Inner World

Step 1 Beginnings: This return of the spirit attracts a new fate.
Through enclosing there is a Dwelling.
The cause for sorrow disappears.
Stay inside your dwelling and the secure group it represents. Rid yourself of negative feelings. These are the first steps on the path to union. The people you confront are not outlaws. Reach out and seek an alliance. The rain will come to wash the past away. Proceed step by step. Gather energy for the decisive new move. (53 Gradual Advance) 

Step 2 Inner Center: This inner re-organization leads to harmony with others.
Have no concern for achievements or glory.
Locate yourself in the center of the Dwelling and feed the people.
Wise Words! Trial: The Way is open.
You are the center of this group. Give unselfishly and nourish those around you. Return to the flow and part from the past. You have found what frees you from isolation. Step outside the norms and re-imagine the situation. Co-operate with the ongoing process of change. (9 Small Accumulates) 

Step 3 Threshold: This inner re-balancing lets you make your way in life.
Dwelling people, scolding, scolding.
Repent the past sorrow and adversity. Wise Words! The Way opens.
If wife and son are giggling, giggling, going on will bring distress.
You must establish order in the family. Repent past mistakes. Make sure people know their roles. The center of life is moving now and you can depend on being a part of it.  You will soon find a real friend. What you have in your heart will come to pass. Strip away your old ideas. Be open and provide what is needed. (42 Augmenting) 

Outer World

Step 4 Arrival: This inner preparation leads to what is greater.
Affluence flows from this Dwelling.
Wise Words! The Great Way is open.
Goodness and abundance flow in this dwelling. Make it serve a real purpose. Stay in your group of friends and nothing can harm you. This will reverse what looks like an oppressive position. Offer what you have to the highest good. Do not be a victim of the past. You are coupled with a creative force. (13 Harmonizing People) 

Step 5 Outer Center: This inner re-grouping lets your real purpose shine.
The King approaches his Dwelling Altar
to receive the Ancestor’s blessings.
Care for the myriad beings. Wise Words! This opens the Way.
Extend the gift you have received to others even though it may be small. Bite through the obstacles to union. You have met something of great importance that will enter your heart and make everything clear. These goings and comings release the energy bound in the past. Co-operate with the ongoing process of change. (22 Adorning) 

Step 6 Culmination: This inner stripping leads to a breakthrough.
Majestic and resplendent.
You have a connection to the spirits that impresses others.
Wise Words! Completing this opens the Way.
This dwelling is full of power and blessings. Do not let negative feelings influence you. Keep your thoughts warm and clear. Harmony, strength and love will return of themselves. Any sorrow and disconnection you feel will vanish. Co-operate with the ongoing process of change. (63 Already Crossing)