Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 21 – Biting Through.
Fire is above and Thunder is below, suggesting a problematic
situation requiring intention to respond to whatever
challenge presents itself.
Biting Through develops out of Observing (20) and becomes
the foundation of Adornment (22).
Wow! Each of these three situations or conditions seems
totally unrelated to the other two. How can there be any
sense of progression?
There isn’t any.
Then, how are they connected to each other?
When we observe whatever, we focus our attention, and that
in itself is a necessary step in learning anything. But, as
important as it is, it is never enough. We must then attempt
to understand what it is that we observe, and why it has
attracted our attention. This requires a mental form of
Where does Adornment fit into this interpretation?
It’s more than an interpretation. It’s as it is.
Then, please explain where or how Adornment fits.
We adorn ourselves with what appeals to us and the sense
of satisfaction that comes from this awareness is
Unless we’re aware of something that suggests danger.
Then our awareness of impending danger inspires us.
To respond to the danger?