Hex.40-27, smiling

Jiě (hex.40) and Yí (hex.27)

A week ago I was depressed. Not severely, just a few days. After a lot of stress, when everything is solved and fine again, your mind still has to process a lot, and it rollercoasters up and down, from relief to sadness and back again. I asked Yi for advice. I got 40 lines 5 and 6 - 27.

I started to ponder about those lines. But then I looked at 27, and there in my website I had put a small note about a word with yi, jaws, in it: jieyi.
Smiling. That is what jieyi means. But I was smiling as well. 

No need to look any further. The spell of the depression was broken, and in the days after that, I have been working hard on the Yi-website, with a lot of joy. And in the garden, also with a lot of joy. And in general been living with a lot of joy.
One word can change a lot.


  1. Hi LiSe, Thanks for the output. I am a chinese, i respect you for all the afford to learn Chinese and have so deep knowledge in Yi-jing. I would like to learn form you, as a chinese.
    i am more incline to cosmic conscisousness and trying to link yi-jing to consciousness. Stary Bliss and take care

  2. Love your site, all your work & the wisdom of the yijing through your words. Been following your site a few years. Thanks for researching the characters & old forms, love this. If I have to look up new form seperately well that's OK. Just want to thank you really, for sharing all you discover & understand with us all :)