Confidence in Change

Hilary Barrett, your I Ching diviner

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I'm Hilary - I work as an I Ching diviner and teacher, and I'm the author of I Ching: Walking your path, creating your future.

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For some 3,000 years, people have turned to the I Ching, the Book of Changes, to help them uncover the meaning of their experience, to bring their actions into harmony with their underlying purpose, and above all to build a foundation of confident awareness for their choices.

Down the millennia, as the I Ching tradition has grown richer and deeper, the things we consult about may have changed a little. But the moment of consultation is much the same. These are the times when you're turning in circles, hemmed in and frustrated by all the things you can't see or don't understand. You can think it over (and over, and over); you can 'journal' it; you can gather opinions. But how can you have confidence in choosing a way to go, if you can't quite be sure of seeing where you are?

Only understand where you are now, and you rediscover your power to make changes. This is the heart of I Ching divination. Once you can really see into the present moment, all its possibilities open out before you - and you are free to create your future.

What is the I Ching?

The I Ching (or Yijing) is an oracle book: it answers the question you ask. You can call on it to help with any question you have: issues with relationships of all kinds, ways to attain your personal goals, the outcomes of different choices for a key decision. It grounds you in present reality, encourages you to grow, and nurtures your self-knowledge. When things aren't working, it opens up a space for you to get 'off the ride', out of the rut, and choose your own direction. And above all, it's a wide-open, free-flowing channel for truth.

Your next step?

If you're new to the I Ching, you'll find everything you need here to get started consulting for yourself. As a first step, I recommend you join for free as a Friend. In the Members' Area, you'll find a beginners' course to download, and a wealth of community support.

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If you're already familiar with the I Ching, joining gives you access to downloadable resources to help deepen your relationship with the oracle, as well as a warm welcome into a community of like-minded people. You might also be interested in the articles on individual hexagrams, and in my more advanced I Ching course.