The I Ching (or Zhou yi) is an ancient masterpiece of China. Literally “Changes Classic” began over 3,500 years ago as rudimentary yin/yang binary diagrams with names that referred to the cataclysmic era. Then King Wen added names, and his son added the Judgment and Image. Confucius added the commentaries in the Spring & Autumn Period, and then his school added more commentary.
King Wen famously used the I Ching to escape from the tyrant Djou, and then the Zhou heroes came back and conquered the evil despot and founded the 800 year long Zhou Dynasty. How does it work? You start with a situation, whatever Position (shi) you find yourself in. You pose the Image in your mind as a non-binary query to the Deity (Shang Di has been proven to be the same God as in the Old Testament, El), or one’s soul, and then you receive back 6 lines. These six lines form a hexagram which has a Heavenly trigram and an Earthly one, constituting a Judgement and internal Image/impression. They are surprisingly accurate.
In these times which are confusing, chaotic, in many ways backwards and treacherous, the I Ching can provide a glimpse into your Current Flow (Tao) and how to align your moral force (De), to achieve maximal spiritual growth and survival. The Qi/ru’ach (Holy Spirit) can then flow within you correctly, and theoretically problems resolve themselves. It can and should be combined with prayer to your Source/God. If you’re atheist, you can think in terms of quantum mechanics and synchronicity and entanglement. Either way, you’d be surprised how accurate the results are, and how illuminating. The ancients even thought the book itself had a soul. Realistically, it is your head (and confused heart) which can then align with your soul, and maybe gut feelings/intuitions.
In this way, the Changes become not a crushing force upon us (well no one can stop solar forcing induced climate change, or the change to cryptocurrency, etc.), but may even become an ally and work out poisons. However, they can also be very strict. Remember that Source is in control, whatever you want to call it, and so what you get in tossings (which you can schedule with Ramon to perform one for a complex issue, takes about a half hour) is a mixture of your truth and the Truth, and some sage/ancient advice upon the matter. The more honest you are with yourself, the better the results. Do not use online random generators, this is not the right way. Don’t shortcut the act of communing with Source!
Times that Change produce freshness. When toxic situations evolve, it takes time to remove poison, and maybe other energy sources. Often that may feel like your life force (jing), energy (Qi), emotions (shen), or money. Your energies will rise and fall with the Changes already (cosmic rays, light, electromagnetism, weather, etc.). But also with each situation dependent upon these facts, and that each situation, event, or relationship are a separate Yi (tossing). The answers are complex, potentially up to 46,081 potential results, plus derived hexagrams and core hexagrams. So you can learn a lot about your position this way, and also how you can/should act. Trust me, I have learned it is nothing to take lightly nor ignore!