Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom of I Ching as expressed in Hexagram 50 – The Cauldron.
“Fire i over Wind. Yang is over yang.. Each is receptive to the other, at least in this situation. The Cauldron follows Revoluion (49) in the order of the hexagrams, and leads to Thunder (51). The energies of fire and wind, in their extreme forms, can create destruction on their own. Together, they could bring disaster. Mental energies are no different than those of nature, in this respect. But, a gentle fire and a controlled movement of air can create welcomed warmth, boil water, or heat food.
A cauldron was a large kettle hung over a fire before it was replaced by modern appliances and more controllable sources of heat. However, the timeless realities exist even in a so-called modern world. The transfer of energy still requires movement and interaction between cause and effect.
What are you saying to me?
Who is what?
Perhaps there is a two-way interaction.
Spirit explains I Ching 64 – Unsettled.
Fire over water represents an unsettled situation, bot in
Nature and in human relationships. This unstable condition
is represented in the Hexagrams with active and forceful,
Fire being a yin trigram, while emotional Water being a
How is it possible for Water to be yang and Fire to be yin?
All forms of life contain a blend of the same energies
Contained in all other life forms, to a greater or lesser
Degree. Yang represents creative and forceful, if necessary,
Energy, while Yin represents receptive and nurturing energy, but also contains assertive power.
Neither Yang nor Yin is subservient to the other. They
constantly interact to develop a harmonious relationship
Without either denying their own or the other’s individuality. Sometimes they necessarily seem to oppose
Each other and, at other times they blend harmoniously as
One, or as close to oneness as they each feel comfortable
So, even though Fire and Water could cancel each other out,
They are aware that doing so would be self-destructive?
Yes. This awareness is a very appropriate setting for
Unsettled, the 64th and ending Hexagram. It sets the stage
For the interactive cycle of life to begin again, without
Every having ended, with Hexagram 1 – The Creative.