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The Images (Hexagrams) of the I Ching Oracle in Psychic Readings

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 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 are discussed.

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The image 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 one’s 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.

Thus, in 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.

All of 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.’”

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