Psychic Readings from The
Psychic Internet often feature images drawn from the
I Ching Oracle. To offer supplementary
information about these images for our clients,
and for the public, we have provided this archive
of brief articles.
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the I Ching Oracle, click here.
abstract images of the I Ching Oracle (usually
called "hexagrams") symbolize all of
the related and interacting aspects of reality.
In the following excerpts from actual Psychic Readings, the images of the I Ching
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of the images.
being in a hurry to resolve things. Take a lesson
from the legal profession. People go to the
lawyer and say, This sword is hanging over
my head and you have to do something. If Im
going to jail I want to get it over with.
And, the lawyer says, Just relax. And
then, he gets up before the judge and mutters a
wealth of inexplicable legal mumbo-jumbo. Since
there is nobody who can understand it, the judge
declares a six-month recess for study and
contemplation. By that time the witnesses all
leave the country or die, or become senile, and
the case is dismissed. Where there is a conflict
it is often the better part of valor just to
wait. As Milton said, They also serve who
only stand and wait.
Ching Oracle expresses this in another way. In
the central verse associated with the image of
Conflict, which is the second of its images that
we have drawn for you today, the oracle says,
Conflict. You are sincere and are being
obstructed. A cautious halt halfway brings good
fortune. Going through to the end brings
misfortune. It furthers one to see the great man.
It does not further one to cross the great
not the time to wage a decisive campaign in other
words. The great man is the arbitrator who finds
the middle road of compromise between the
opposing positions. Listen to the great
commentary by Richard Wilhelm on this verse.
If a man is entangled in a conflict, his
only salvation lies in being so clear-headed and
inwardly strong that he is always ready to come
to terms by meeting the opponent halfway. To
carry on the conflict to the bitter end has evil
effects even when one is in the right, because
the enmity is then perpetuated. It is important
to see the great man, that is, an impartial man
whose authority is great enough to terminate the
conflict amicably or assure a just decision. In
times of strife, crossing the great water is to
be avoided, that is, dangerous enterprises are
not to be begun, because in order to be
successful they require concerted unity of
forces. Conflict within weakens the power to
conquer danger without.
your immediate situation, a verse from the image
of Conflict, highlighted specifically for you by
today's Reading, will give you some insight. It
says, If one does not perpetuate the
affair, there is a little gossip. In the end,
good fortune comes. A great commentary on
this verse says: While a conflict is in the
incipient stage, the best thing to do is to drop
the issue. Especially when the adversary is
stronger, it is not advisable to risk pushing the
conflict to a decision. It may come to a slight
dispute, but in the end all goes well.