Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 18 – Degeneration.
Degeneration follows Following (17) and develops into
Mountain (yang) is over Wind (yin).
Isn’t that curious?
That yang is above yin? or that Wind is below Mountain?
Then, what is curious.
The construction of the hexagram.
What about the construction of the hexagram?
Mountain contains one yang holding down two yin
while Wind contains one yin holding up two yang.
It doesn’t work that way.
Then, how does it work?
Life works at its finest when we learn to care for
others; even those who seem to oppress us.
Where does Degeneration fit into this concept
The second line is yang and the fifth line is yin.
The fifth line is the line of leadership and having
a complement on the second line provides for a sharing
of this position of power.
But, if degeneration is the condition that they share …
How could it be otherwise?
I would like to think that any degenerating situation is
a result of masculine abuse of power.
That would be to deny the existence of feminine energy.
How does masculine responsibility for whatever condition
or situation deny feminine energy?
Abdication or denial of responsibility is, more or less,
acceptance of whatever situation or condition results
from such behaviour.
Are you trying to tell me that …
I’m telling you that dynamic interaction requires
inequality; transient or otherwise, of each and all
of the individual energies in the choices we make.
We share the choice.
And the outcome?