Its been a while since I've been on this forum but I am not new to the Yijing conversation. I have been working with Yijing for over 15 years and lately I have been deeply questioning some fundamental aspects of my work with the classic of change.
The question is: IS it alright to consult the oracle alone?
I have always done this up until recently, when a teacher of mine based in Taiwan whom I deeply respect expressed strongly that it is necessary to work with another person when one is consulting the Changes. This person holds the space and facilitates smooth communication between you and the Yi spirits. It is the rule of three (heaven, earth, human....jing qi, shen, etc).
His reasoning is that if one consults alone, the result may be an echo chamber for your own ego mind and you may not have the clarity to hear what the Yi is really telling you. I feel that he has a very valid point and because I respect him as my Laoshi I have been following his advice and yet I feel that my study of and work with the Changes has been hampered as a result.
I guess I am curious as to your feedback on this issue.
Looking forward to a lively debate!