Spirit shares His I Ching understanding.
Hexagram 33 – Withdrawal.
Heaven above; Mountain below.
Withdrawal does not necessarily mean retreat.
What other purpose would it have?
Possibly, many more than one.
Situational responses require reflection
and reflection requires time out to
consider appropriate responses.
Withdrawal follows Constancy and
constant can refer to constant movement,
such as tides express. Their constancy
is a measurable high followed by a
Nautical charts reliably forecast,
or predict, the highest point tides
will reach, at any particular time,
anywhere in the world.
Then, tides withdraw when they have
reached a predetermined high?
Yes, and the high itself is constant
in that it reaches incrementally
higher until the high tide in a set,
and then withdraws its highest point
in a constant rhythm until its high
is as low as natural forces have
determined it will go.
It sounds so orderly.
But, how does that relate to
In what way?
What natural forces can help direct
our highest reach?
The same as help us reach our lowest.
And that is?
An inner will to reach high or low.