I often tell my clients troubling over life’s exceptionally tough decisions, that making the decision is the source of 99% of their agony, not about what lies on the other side of the decision.
The simple truth is that life’s really important choices are rarely black-and-white. Most often they are in infinite shades of grey. When indecision creeps in, and when the path forward is shrouded with uncertainties how would you decide? What will you truly regret not having done?
Every choice has 2 sides to it. You will never really know which side will turn up until you experience them. But what if there is a way to have a glimpse of what could be there waiting on both sides?
What finally made me make that move? Well, I was blessed my mentor taught me a life skill that showed me the way and this is the exact life skill I used to help my clients for the past 7 years as a Life Coach.
The path to figuring that out the areas of uncertainties are not that hard. You can chart it out by using the life skill “Yijing (I Ching) Prediction” to derive early insights and gain more clarity about the uncertainties of the life choices you face to make better decisions anytime, anywhere, any situation…and flip any undesirable situation to your advantage.
Many of my clients were fascinated at the life skill I use to help them — it’s easy, it’s fast, it’s accurate, no tool, and no app is needed. Curiosity often kills the cat and soon, they became my students picking up the same system that was passed down to me. Some even went on and become Life Coaches themselves, joining in the spirit of making positive differences in people’s lives.
If you are wondering what Yijing (I Ching) Prediction is all about, watch this video. It is a snippet taken from a Chinese drama. It briefly showed how casting a prediction was carried out traditionally using yarrow sticks and how insights can be derived from the prediction about the possible outcomes of the question being asked.
For the benefits of those who could not understand Chinese, here is a quick narration:
Background: Ji Chang, Marquis of Zhou during the late Shang dynasty in ancient China, was asked by the concubine to demonstrate his power of prediction (divination)
00:40: The King of Shang demanded Ji Chang to predict the prospect of the Shang dynasty.
00:45: Ji Chang performed the ritual before formulating the question to be predicted. (Note: in ancient time, casting a prediction was highly revered as a sacred activity and certain ritual had to be performed before the casting)
00:55: Ji Chang performed the casting of prediction based on the question asked. (Note: asking the right question is important in prediction to have sensible answers)
01:30: Ji Chang derived the prediction hexagram from the casting and drew out the hexagram symbol. (Note: the hexagram symbol drawn was Hexagram 12 — Toppling)
02:00: Ji Chang read out the commentary associated with the hexagram. (Note: an experienced Yijing Prediction practitioner would know the associated commentary based on the imagery portrayed by the hexagrams)
This was what he said: “The top 3 solid lines represent Heaven, the bottom 3 broken lines represent Earth. Both Heaven and Earth were in their seemingly rightful places.”
02:24: Before Ji Chang could elaborate further, the concubine cut in and interpreted as such: “This is an auspicious prediction. Heaven is above, so there is no worries and Heaven represents the King. The Earth below expands in all direction, so the Shang dynasty will be prosperous.” (Note: take note of Ji Chang’s facial expression when the concubine was making the interpretation)
So, what do you think of the concubine’s interpretation of the prediction hexagram (Hexagram 12 — Toppling)? How would you interpret the hexagram yourself?
I’m leaving the interpretation as it is for now.
Oh, by the way, many years later, Ji Chang and his son overthrew the Shang dynasty and he was posthumously honored as the founder of the Zhou dynasty and titled King Wen.
In addition, he was also deeply respected as one of the major contributors to the Yijing classics.
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