Spirit shares His understanding of I Ching 43 – Removal.
Lake is over Heaven. Lake is the youngest Yin and
Heaven is the most powerful Yang.
Yin, in this instance is as a butterfly on a rock.
What interaction or common ground can the two share?
Frail over solid.
A rock is not easily crushed or moved, but neither can
it move itself, while a butterfly is easily crushed but
it has power to move itself out of danger; lightness
and mobility over power and immobility.
Removal follows Increase and develops into Meeting.
That’s a curious sequential order.
I can understand that increase can become clutter and
requiring downsizing, or removal of whatever no longer
serves us well, but how does this lead to Meeting?
Meeting is coming together.
With whom or what?
Of what is necessary or desirable and useful, and what is
How can need be manufactured?
Today’s I Ching – 43 – Removal.
Removal follows Increase.
Removal expresses predetermined and forceful action
To reduce or eliminate something or someone. Increase
Does not continue forever.
Increase in what? Removal of what? And, by whom or what?
Cause and effect serve Life to limit excesses of power and greed.
Whose power? Whose greed?
Not whose, as in suggesting someone other than self.
Everyone is guilty of wanting, or thinking they need,
More and more of more and more of whatever.
Perhaps it’s in our nature?
Yes, and so is the solution.
Awareness of what?
Awareness of the inevitable consequences of an
Unlimited increase in power and greed.
Today’s I Ching – 42 – Increase
Wind above (first daughter)
Thunder below (first son)
To me it looks like a sibling war.
Increase follows Reduction in the order of the Hexagrams.
Oh, oh. Spirit seems aware of my thoughts. What thoughts? The cynical notion, idea that, perhaps, if what you have has been reduced enough then the only way to go is up. Spirit seems to think that frugality and simplicity are sacred ways of living, even in the physical world. I disagree.
Now, to the reading.
Spirit is not impressed with my, perhaps, less than respectful observation, and tells me that there will be no reading.
A power trip?