A spirit teacher shares His I Ching wisdom with me.
Today’s focus is on the life situation expressed by
Hexagram 18 – Degeneration.
Mountain is over Wind. Yang is over Yin.
And yet, Wind is a restless yin, not easily …
Mountain is steadfast. It doesn’t seek control.
It is blocking the way.
Wind is able to move around the mountain.
So, we can each stand firm, without intent to block
others, who can if they wish to, do their own thing
without our approval or co-operation?
Yes. We each are responsible to ourselves and to our
own higher purpose; to remain firm, without seeking
to direct others, who may choose to follow a path of
Why is such a situation described as degeneration?
This name seems to suggest …
The end of a period of growth?
Because it is.
Then, where do we go from here?
From the end.
There is no end.
Okay. Then, what happens next?
We carry on.
Yes, you and I.
And you’re the mountain?
Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.
Wisdom, awareness and enlightenment each reflect
the other two, from a unique perspective.
Our current position, along the path through life,
which we have chosen, more or less, is expressed by
the I Ching Hexagram 50 – The Cauldron.
Fire is over Wind, creating heat as fire and wind
co-operate with each other.
This situation of working together to achieve
a common goal develops out of Revolution (49).
Revolutions are necessarily violent confrontations
of differing goals, as expressed by Water over Fire,
a mutually destructive situation.
Why do we seek to improve our relationships
after the battle?
The battle serves a socially useful purpose.
How is that possible if the revolution is successful?
Revolutions are never successful, except …
When they result in a change in power?
No. That would only result in a change at the top.
Then, when can revolutions be considered to be
When both sides accept that co-operation is
A win-win situation?
Today’s I Ching is 39 – Halting.
Water over Mountain.
Halting follows Disharmony.
Spirit explains: Disharmony expresses lack of general
Consensus, disagreement, perhaps even different world
Views, different goals or needs.
Whatever; a way forward has been halted, brought to a
Stand-still. A mental road block can halt co-operation
And progress as effectively as one made of stone.