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.
suggests a wider view of what it means to be
innocent. In this respect, the signal idea has to
do with spontaneity and naturalness. Taking this
idea in a proscriptive sense, it is important for
you to TRUST in yourself, in your intuitions, and
in the natural inclinations of your heart and
soul. Admittedly, we all have from time to time
what seem to be natural inclinations that it
would not be at all wise to indulge or tolerate.
After all, the human being is a complex organism,
and I believe it is fair to say that all of us
are mixtures of higher and lower aspects. The I
Ching Oracle is always absolutely clear that
nothing whatever must be done in any
circumstances that does not conform profoundly to
what is right. Being right, in the
view of the oracle, is to be in harmony with
those principles of cosmic good which we are
aware of in our capacity for higher
consciousness. In this sense, being innocent
means being free of the egotistical drives that
motivate our lower, more animal, nature. Being
innocent means being right not for the narrow and
mortal self (lower-case s), but
rather being right for the expansive,
all-inclusive and eternal Self (capital
S) that all living things share in
equally. It is, for example, not feeling
spuriously safer in ones own SUV, which is
being right in only a very personal
and egotistical way, but rather being safer as a
species in the use of lighter and less
environmentally hazardous vehicles.
the Judgment verse associated with the image of
Innocence, the oracle says, Innocence.
Supreme success. Perseverance furthers. If
someone is not as she should be, she has
misfortune, and it does not further her to
undertake anything. Align yourself, then,
with that aspect of your being that feels unity
with the entire Universe, and that moves in a
spirit of love for all Creation. In that spirit,
the original impulses of your heart will always
be good, and you will be assured of ultimate good
fortune and success.
this is very well expressed in a great commentary
on this image by Richard Wilhelm. He wrote:
Man has received from heaven a nature
innately good, to guide him in all his movements.
By devotion to this divine spirit within himself,
he attains an unsullied innocence that leads him
to do right with instinctive sureness and without
any ulterior thought of reward and personal
advantage. This instinctive certainty brings
about supreme success and furthers through
perseverance. However, not everything
instinctive is nature in this higher sense of the
word, but only that which is right and in accord
with the will of heaven. Without this quality of
rightness, an unreflecting, instinctive way of
acting brings only misfortune. Confucius says
about this: He who departs from innocence,
what does he come to? Heaven's will and blessing
do not go with his deeds.