Spirit shares His understanding of Hexagram 45 -Gathering. Lake is over Earth; yang over yin, with lines two and five in harmonious correlation with each other; yang in the leadership position on line five, and yin in the balanced and centered support position of line two. Gathering follows Meeting (44) in the order of the hexagrams, and is followed by Rising (46).
Spirit explains: “A meeting is more than a gathering. It is a gathering with a purpose, a shared purpose.”
“Why does meeting come before gathering?”
“We cannot gather without first meeting.”
“Whether we know the people we are meting, or not?”
“Meeting is never random.”
“Even if we have never met before?”