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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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Keeping Still

Of course, in today’s Reading, our own intuition of a lack of prospects for immediate change in your working life is underlined by the appearance of only one image from our I Ching Oracle. And then it is doubly underlined by the fact that it is the image of Keeping Still that appears.

It is important to note that this image is distinct and separate in meaning from another image called Standstill, which describes true stagnation and disharmony. In the image of Keeping Still, there is present an inner dynamism and an active element that hearkens back to what I said above about things that happen invisibly.

It is interesting to note that the image of Keeping Still describes quite literally the human practice of meditation. Thus, to all outward appearances the body is completely at rest. But inwardly a great creative force is being liberated. This, in a nutshell, is the art of meditation. It is most relevant to your situation because it describes in perfect simplicity the WAY for you to properly deal with your situation in life at this time. I am NOT referring to any specific religious or spiritual practice, but to a psychological attitude and quality. In the central verse that has been associated with this image from very ancient times, the advice is short and sweet. Here, the oracle says, “Mountains standing close together: the image of Keeping Still. Thus the superior person does not let her thoughts go beyond her situation.”

Even though I was not referring to meditation, per se, as a specific practice, this does not rule out that you may also want to take this time in your life as an opportunity to practice meditation. You don’t have to worry about doing it the “right” way, if indeed you have no training in it. Find a peaceful and quiet space/time where/when you can be alone and undisturbed. Then do what the Zen Masters often recommend: “Just sit.” It’s no more complicated than that. But if you do it regularly for a few minutes every day, you will be astonished over time how closely you connect with the faith and confidence that are a constant and ever-present resource of strength within you.

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