A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 4- Immaturity.
Mountain is over Water. Both express Yang energy; Mountain
with firmness; Water with restless seeking.
Immaturity develops out of Difficulty (3) and develops into
A seed contains the essence of restless life, and protects
that essence by restricting its development until it is
mature enough to safely emerge from within its shell.
Parents and teachers also serve that purpose for children.
Immaturity in thought is expressed with feelings of
Uncertainty. To be uncertain as to how to proceed in any
particular situation expresses developing maturity. To be
aware that we don’t know absolutely requires intelligence,
for we can never know, absolutely. Uncertainty enjoys a
valued place in Universal Law.
Then, why do I seem to need to develop maturity?
Maturity of what?
I seem to need to understand my life, in particular, and
all life in general, and to know why it is as it seems to be.
How does it all seem to be?
How can I know?
What does that mean?
It means that immaturity is a necessary and never-ending
reality of life, and is a blessing to us all in that it
provides for and expects future development, and there will
always be future development.
Then, immaturity gets bad press?
A Spirit Teacher shares His understanding of
I Ching Hexagram 2 – The Receptive.
There is no Yang in The Receptive. It is Yin
All the way from bottom to top.
This contrasts with Hexagram 1 – The Creative,
Which is Yang all the way.
The Creative represents Heaven and
The Receptive represents Earth.
Each serves its own unique function, and yet,
each requires the other.
Power and flexibility working together?
Power and flexibility require each other.
Neither can achieve much without the other.
Then, cooperation is desirable?
Cooperation is a prerequisite to achieving
Anything worth achieving.
What Universal Law would express this idea?
It is more than an idea; it is reality.
Then, what Universal Law would express or
Explain this reality.
Realities do not require explanation They are.
Is this reality expressed with a Universal Law?
The Law of One.
The Law of One?
There is no unity within diversity.
But there is or can be diversity within unity?
Spirit’s I Ching Way
50 – The Cauldron
Fire over Wind. Yin and Yin interacting. Each is receptive to the other, at least in this situation.
The energies of fire and wind, in their extreme forms, can create destruction on their own. Together, they could bring disaster. Mental energies are no different than those of nature, in this respect.
But, a gentle fire and a controlled movement of air can create welcomed warmth, boil water, or heat food.
A cauldron was a large kettle hung over a fire before it was replaced with modern appliances and more controllable sources of heat.
However, the timeless realities exist even in a so-called modern world. The transfer of energy still requires movement and interaction between cause and effect.
What are you saying to me?
Who is what?
Perhaps there is a two-way interaction.
Wind over Water
Dispersal develops out of Pleasing and dissolves with Discipline.
Dispersal results in both disconnecting from the past and connecting to the future, without necessarily understanding either, or the destiny that moves within us, as the wind moves around us.
How can there be any stability and a feeling of being here and now in such a view of reality?
It isn’t a view of reality. It is as it is.
But, I need to hold on to my past while reaching for my future.
My as in individual?
Yes, and even if it proves to be an illusion, I need it, now.