Spirit shares His understanding of I Ching wisdom.
Today’s lesson relates to the life situation expressed in Hexagram 49 – Revolution.
Revolution follows The Well (48), and leads to The Cauldron (50). Lake is above Fire. Both are yang energies that, in this instance, harmonize together, with yang in the position of leader (5th line) and yin in a centered support role (2nd line).
Spirit explains: “Revolutions seek to change the structure of society through violence; to destroy what is, with intent to build something better.”
“Perhaps peaceful protests and elections didn’t seem to work? A dry well could express futility.”
“A cauldron is a heavy pot that is hung over fire to heat food or water. But, the fire must be attended to with care or the contents of the pot become unfit to eat.”
“And revolutions risk the same fate?”
“If this reading contains a personal message for me and my struggles, then what alternative is available?”
“Resistance without rejection.”
“That could be unending.”
“And, if that is unacceptable?”
“To me, and perhaps many others.”
“Develop an alternative way and live it.”
“Are we going in circles?”
“No. Life moves in cycles.”
The Well follows Exhaustion.
Exhaustion refers to a depletion of more-or less non-renewable
Sources of life-sustaining energy.
The Well offers renewal and sustenance. Without water
There can be no life as experienced in plant, animal, or
Is the message about awareness?
Awareness of what?
Of our dependence on water to live.
Water belongs to and is part of how.
It doesn’t answer or explain why.
Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit – 21
Biting Through follows Observing.
Everyone interacts with the world they live in, the world that we
Seem to know we are part of. And, yet, many of us observe
This world as being outside of ourselves. This is an illusion
That we must learn to bite through.
The skin of an apple is often firm and yet, if we bite through
This protective layer we reach the tasty fruit that waits for us,
Just beneath the surface; our reward for the effort taken.
Why do I sometimes feel that I am more a part of the
Outer skin than of the inner reality?
Perhaps we all live on the surface of Life, with some of us
Being more aware than are others of how deep our roots
Reach down and dissolve into Life itself, to become nutrients
For our future.
It sounds deep.
It is deep, and we are part of it.