Spirit shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching hexagram 21 – Biting Through.
Fire (yin) is over Thunder (yang) Only the top line of Fire
has a complement within Thunder; not a strong union.
Biting Through develops out of Observing (20) and, with
effort, contributes to the situation called Adornment (22).
Not all food, and not all problems, can be easily digested,
or otherwise dealt with. The more fiber food contains, and
the more dense the structure of problems, the more they
require sharp teeth or determination, for biting through and
reducing the food or problem into ever smaller segments.
Divide and conquer may be used as a military or political
strategy, but it is also a natural process.
Is this reading about nutrition or war?
It’s about Life.
Whatever we choose to do with our life, day by day,
we consciously or otherwise, intentionally or …
We’re never without intention.
How is that possible?
How is it not possible?
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?
Biting Through follows Observing (Hexagram 20).
Spirit explains: To observe suggests an attitude
of detachment and duality when, in essence
oneness is all that exists.
Biting through expresses awareness and intention;
a determination to experience oneness, and to
release or bite through whatever seems to prevent
us from experiencing that reality.
Entrenched belief systems.
But, we must believe something.
We need guidelines; rules of order that make
sense; that we understand.
Sincerity follows Discipline in the order of the Hexagrams.
Discipline, as self-control, and it is always self-control, for
Whatever reason, is not a value in itself. It is a means to an end.
What about Sincerity?
What about it?
Why does it follow Discipline?
It always follows Discipline.
If we are sincere in our intention to do or be whatever, then
Self-discipline must be followed.
Today’s I Ching – Damage to Illumination.
Dust on a mirror reduces or damages the mirror’s ability
To clearly reflect light and our image within the mirror.
Physical reality and the world of matter can seem to be
As dust on a mirror, creating a dream-like atmosphere
That we mistakenly believe is reality.
However, with intention and practice we become
Increasingly enlightened and ever-more aware of
The path, our path, and where it is leading us.