Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom expressed within Hexagram 32 – Constancy.
“Thunder is over Wind – loud sound and moving air. Yin is over yang, but in this instance, Wind can move the sound of Thunder, but Thunder cannot move Wind, but is carried by the wind. Constancy follows Sensing(31) in the progressive order of the hexagrams, and leads to Withdrawal (33)..
Sensing is a form of intuition that isn’t clearly seen but, nevertheless, cannot be denied. When there are signs of Spring in March, we seem to know that cold weather has not left us. Winter isn’t over, yet, even though mild weather and Spring flowers delight us. Trusing Winter’s signs of leaving is a fool’s game.”
“Where is constancy?”
“Winter is constant. It may offer signs of leaving, but these signs may be no more than tests of our willingness to accept as true what an inner knowing tells us is not.”
“Is there a personal message for me?”
“Yes, and for everyone else.”
“What is the message?”
“What do you think the message might be?”
“To trust our personal experience of patterns of past situations more than present situations that would seem to offer a more positive outcome?”
“Yes, not to fooled by short-term pleasures, into believing they will last.”