䷜ The Abysmal Water / The Living Midnight

Next, the coming and going is traceless, the floating and sinking are indiscernible. The channels are stilled, energy stop: this is true intercourse. This what is what is called “the moon steeped in myriad waters.” When the celestial mind first stirs in the midst of that utter darkness of the unknown, this is the return of initial positive energy. This is “living midnight.” Once the celestial mind stirs, then use pure attention to raise it up to the camber of THE CREATIVE, with the light of spirit focused on the crown of the head to guide it. This is acting in time.

—The Secret of the Golden Flower