Synchronicity: I Ching hexagram replication

 

When I was in my late teens, I got in touch with someone who did earth-acupuncture. It turned out he also did other things, and he became a kind of mentor for me in the following years.

He introduced me to I Ching which I loved, especially the Richard Wilhelm translation, and I read it to pieces. I mostly read it since it completely resonated with and reflected what was revealed to me in the initial awakening a few years earlier. And I occasionally used it as an oracle, or – in other words – a mirror through synchronicities. (Early on, I realized it mirrored me in the moment and wasn’t an “oracle” in the conventional sense.)

When my mentor (Aake Y.) introduced me to I Ching, he asked about me in general and received:

1. Chi’en / Heaven -> transforming to -> 56. Lu / The Wanderer

The following day, I got my own copy of the Richard Wilhelm translation, asked the same question, and got:

1. Chi’en / Heaven -> transforming to -> 56. Lu / The Wanderer

It was quite a surprise to me and helped me more trust synchronicities in general, and (mirroring) synchronicities used with I Ching specifically.

What were the chances that he and I would get the same initial hexagram transforming to the same second hexagram? Usually with synchronicities, we can’t get an exact number. In this case, we can. There are 64 hexagrams so if it was random, it would happen one out of 4096 times.

Initial I Ching experience

 
I was introduced to I Ching by my first mentor (Aake Y.) when I was 17 or 18 years old. It was the Richard Wilhelm translation. My mentor threw the coins when we were on the phone, asking about me in general, and got Chien (Heaven / The Creative) transforming to Wu (The Wanderer). Within a day or two, I got the same book, asked the same question, and got the same two hexagrams in the same sequence. During this time of my life – in the years following the initial opening or awakening – my life was full of amazing synchronicities, and this was just one of many. I probably needed it to learn to trust, and trust more deeply. It seems that the chances of this happening – both of us getting the same two hexagrams on the same question – is about 4,096 (64 x 64) to one. I seem to need “big” experiences, for instance with the initial awakening, the synchronicities, some dreams, and my first experience with Breema and Vortex Healing. Perhaps it’s because I am a bit stubborn. Besides using I Ching for synchronicity type guidance, I found the content fascinating and read it repeatedly for the following months and years. It reflected what had been revealed in the initial opening or awakening, and the “download” that followed. I am visiting my parents right now, and they still live where I was born and grew up, so some of these memories come back to me and I may write a few more here. Read More

I Ching

 

weinberger_texta-022516One of my favorite books in my teens and early twenties was I Ching in the Richard Wilhelm translation. I would read it over and over and soak in the wisdom reflected in the text and commentaries.

I also used it as an oracle on occasion, and one thing I discovered relatively quickly was that it was indeed precise, and it was precise in reflecting my mindset at the time of throwing the coins. The hexagrams would reflect my mindset as I threw the coins, and what this mindset was likely to lead to.

So, yes, I Ching can be very accurate. Not necessarily accurate in predicting an external situation or the outcome of an external situation, but accurate in reflecting my own mindset as I ask the question and throw the coins.