The Earth! Hexagram “II”!
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For the Earth Day, here’s the hexagram “II” in the I Ching who represents the Earth. The attribute of this hexagram is devotion and receptivity. It is the perfect complement of THE CREATIVE--the complement, not the opposite, for the Receptive does not combat the Creative but completes it . It represents nature in contrast to spirit, earth in contrast to heaven, space as against time, the female-maternal as against the male-paternal. In itself of course the Receptive is just as important as the Creative, but the attribute of devotion defines the place occupied by this primal power in relation to the Creative. For the Receptive must be activated and led by the Creative; then it is productive of good. Only when it abandons this position and tries to stand as an equal side by side with the Creative, does it become evil. The result then is opposition to and struggle against the Creative, which is productive of evil to both.
If the man undertakes something and tries to lead, he goes astray;
but if he follows, he finds guidance.
Tomorrow morning I’ll upload another image for this special day! A special demand of my wild river! :-D