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An Inner Will to Reach High or Low

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.

Such as?

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
measurable low.

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.

It is.

But, how does that relate to
human life?

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.

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Spirit’s I Ching 2 – The Receptive

Spirit explains:

 

Earth above Earth.

The Receptive follows The Creative (Heaven above Heaven)

 

The Receptive is Yin over Yin, the extreme of Yin, or traditional

Female, or emotional energy system. The Creative is Yang over

Yang, the extreme of Yang, or traditional masculine, or

Intellectual energy system.

 

Yang and Yin represent the major energy forces in Life. Neither

Are known for stability. They are each restless and eager to

Express their own qualities, sometimes in harmony with each

Other; sometimes not. But, like all else in Life, and in

Individual lives, they each are interconnected with the other.

Sooner or later, they must learn to co-exist, without denying

Their own unique essence.

 

The Creative and The Receptive each have unlimited potential,

Both positive and negative. Intellect and emotion both require

Self-awareness and self-discipline, and acceptance of the other,

In order to co-create anything, and nothing is created that is not

A co-creation of both energies.

 

So it is with individual people. We not only each contain both

Yin and Yang energies within us, but we each contain a unique

Blend of emotional and intellectual energies, seldom in equal

Quantities or qualities.

 

Self-awareness requires that we meditate on these inner energies

To learn to understand how they relate to each other, and how that

Relationship affects our ability to live a meaningful life.

 

How can accepting a dysfunctional relationship between

Our inner energies change anything?

 

We are that dysfunctional relationship and, if it is to be

Changed, only we can do it.

 

How?

 

Dialogue, to begin with.

 

How can talking about our problems solve anything?

 

Dialogue is not only talking. It also requires listening, and

Commitment to understanding the other.

 

Respect?

 

Yes.

 

 

Spirit’s I Ching 59 – Dispersal

Dispersal follows Pleasing.

 

Spirit explains:

 

We cannot always choose where to be born, where to live, or

Where to die. There are forces beyond our personal control

That influence our lives.

 

We can call these forces by many names; Fate, Destiny, Karma,

Chance, Chaos, the Hand of God, whatever, and we may not be

Pleased by the power they have over us.

 

Dispersal suggests a disorganized scattering, as seeds by

Wind. We may not have chosen to be where we are, now,

In our life’s journey, but we are responsible for how we live,

Wherever we are.

 

Is there any good news?

 

Yes. We choose how we live the life we have, here and now.

 

 

 

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