This part of the video series, Understanding the I Ching, Lesson 5, will have several short parts. In these videos, we will discuss "WHY" a certain hexagram was received. This will help the querrent in understanding what situation is happening in their experience that has cause the I Ching to respond with a particular hexagram. While it is important to know what each reading/hexagram or series of hexagrams mean, I have found that it is extremely important to focus on "WHY" certain hexagrams are received. In looking at "Why" we get an idea of our station/status at a particular time and it helps us to see how we are responding to situations and helps us to see alternatives to these responses.
In some instances, when approaching the oracle in this manner, we are sort of "STOPPED" in our tracks before we ask a series of questions around a particular subject. The I Ching draws attention to where we are in the moment and by doing this when we do receive the answers to our questions that follow, we have a better chance at understanding what they mean and how we should proceed. It may even re-direct our query to the more pertinent issues at hand which are often the influences that are creating our need to seek answers from the I Ching Oracle, or any oracle for that matter. Hope this will help everyone to become more adept at interpreting and understanding the I Ching Oracle. Namaste
The I Ching (Yi Jing) is an amazing oracular system developed in Ancient China more than 5,000 years ago. It continues to have relevance up until this day. It was first developed by an intensely Spiritual Man by the name of Fu Shi who's ethnicity harkens back to according to some Africa in some reports... In fact, there is a strong correlation between the I Ching and the Ifa system of Nigeria, West Africa.
The first Chinese emperor, the legendary Fu-Hsi (2953-2838 B.C.) was a woolly haired Black man. He is said to have originated the I Ching, or The Book of Change, which is the oldest most revered system of prophecy. It is known to have influenced the most distinguished philosophers of Chinese medicine and thought.
Fu Hsi, having spent some time studying the markings on a tortoise shell was inspired to develop a system that would help humanity understand the every day changes as well as the celestial changes in the Universe. He started with just two lines, then three, called trigrams and develop these trigrams in reflections of the elements around him. wood, Earth, metal, water, fire. From there came the repeating cycles productive, destructive, controlling and dissolving. Of course as with all Ancient Texts, changes, editions and subtractions have been made, especially in translating it from the Ancient Mandarin.
All in all it comes to us, and from much experience it has given me, it shows to be one of the best systems around.
I have been using this system without fail for over 30 years. It has guided me through some trying and joyful times. It has given me a stronger ability to intuit and helped me to relinquish my dependence upon it. Over time, one becomes so in tune, that they can "forecast" the hexagrams that may come up in a reading, providing confirmation for each life situation that it is consulted on.
This video is the first in a series of videos. And since I am about to throw my old cassette tapes out from the many classes I have held in the past, this will go for posterity's sake.
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Read as many books as you can find on Amazon.com on the I Ching and use this oracle as your pocket guide to a more fruitful, spiritual and effective life. Namaste