When I was a child, I got very excited about going back to school. I think we, as adults, can get just as excited about this time of year if we look at it as a time to continue our education in non-traditional ways. As I mentioned in my Chi Insight video on Wednesday, I started working on inner development and looking inward at a very young age. I remember being told, “everything is inside you” and “you contain all the wisdom” but I didn’t understand that as a teenager or when I was in my twenties. Now I understand and realize that we each contain the wisdom of the ages, we just need to learn to access that knowledge. There are several tools we can use to tap into our inner wisdom.
This week I’ll look at the I Ching (pronounced ee-ching), an ancient Chinese book of divination based on eight symbolic trigrams and sixty four hexagrams which are interpreted in terms of the principles of nature and yin and yang. When using the I Ching, we can throw sticks or Chinese coins have a yin side and a yang side. When you look at the coins or sticks after the throw, a pattern emerges creating 2 trigrams, or one hexagram. After the pattern is discovered, the I Ching book, "Book of Changes and the Unchanging Truth" by Hua Ching Ni, is consulted to look up the pattern and see which characteristics are noted for each of the hexagrams.
The I Ching doesn’t tell us what to do, but instead offers insight and things to think about regarding whatever decision we're contemplating or issue that’s on our mind. The I Ching offers a new perspective and ways of thinking about an issue and, in that way, helps us access our inner knowledge and guidance. We all have the inner knowledge we need, but sometimes we don’t trust it or ourselves.
To learn more about using the I Ching, join my class in Lansdale, PA at The Lansdale Public Library, 1:00 - 2:45 pm on Saturday, August 13th. Follow this link for more information http://www.carolcannongroup.com/upcoming-events.html
There are many ways we can access our inner knowledge and various tools, like the I Ching, can help us. This month I’ll be taking a look at several of those tools. The important thing to remember, no matter what tool you use, is to take a deep breath, get focused, and learn to trust ourselves and our knowing of the ageless wisdom.
A couple more things....
My birthday was August 2nd and it’s been a wonderful week! In gratitude, I’m offering a gift to you for my birthday. I’m offering two Birthday Specials only available until 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 7th. For more information follow this link
And, there's still time to join the Feng Shui Your Prosperous Life series in Hamburg, PA. Videos are available for any classes you might have missed. Contact me for more information.
"You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be, and ever was."
~ Anthon S. Maarten, "Divine Living: The Essential Guide to Your True Destiny"