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.”