A Spirit Teacher shares His understanding
of I Ching hexagram 44 – Meeting, and how
it can be expressed in our individual life
and collectively; here and now; wherever
here and now are.
Heaven is above Wind.
Heaven is yang while Wind is yin.
First; Chela, tell me your immediate response
to our chosen reading.
Forty-four is not a number I would choose.
But, you did.
Perhaps it chose me.
Possibly because of my resistance to
the disrespectful attitude it seems to
express toward women.
Social order requires certain restrictions
I can understand that, but when women
are, or seem to be, classified as less
than men, then …
You rise to their defense.
I am a woman.
What does that mean?
It means that your response suggests
that you are defending the position
of women in an earlier culture
simply because you are a woman.
Men don’t seem to need protection.
Protection and not defense?
Protection from abuse of rigid patterns
of social organization.
And, who would defend them?
Perhaps we must learn a way
to defend ourselves.
Individually or collectively?
Awareness and understanding of
how and why we are abused.
Disrespect is abusive if it is
based on gender.