Spirit’s I Ching 2 – The Receptive
Earth above Earth.
The Receptive follows The Creative (Heaven above Heaven)
The Receptive is Yin over Yin, the extreme of Yin, or traditional
Female, or emotional energy system. The Creative is Yang over
Yang, the extreme of Yang, or traditional masculine, or
Intellectual energy system.
Yang and Yin represent the major energy forces in Life. Neither
Are known for stability. They are each restless and eager to
Express their own qualities, sometimes in harmony with each
Other; sometimes not. But, like all else in Life, and in
Individual lives, they each are interconnected with the other.
Sooner or later, they must learn to co-exist, without denying
Their own unique essence.
The Creative and The Receptive each have unlimited potential,
Both positive and negative. Intellect and emotion both require
Self-awareness and self-discipline, and acceptance of the other,
In order to co-create anything, and nothing is created that is not
A co-creation of both energies.
So it is with individual people. We not only each contain both
Yin and Yang energies within us, but we each contain a unique
Blend of emotional and intellectual energies, seldom in equal
Quantities or qualities.
Self-awareness requires that we meditate on these inner energies
To learn to understand how they relate to each other, and how that
Relationship affects our ability to live a meaningful life.
How can accepting a dysfunctional relationship between
Our inner energies change anything?
We are that dysfunctional relationship and, if it is to be
Changed, only we can do it.
Dialogue, to begin with.
How can talking about our problems solve anything?
Dialogue is not only talking. It also requires listening, and
Commitment to understanding the other.