Getting stuck on the deep questions?
You know those questions that go deep, that touch the essence? It could be about relationship, or family, or your work and direction in life… something fundamental to you. And because it’s fundamental, you gather yourself and your resources and focus on it intensely… and yet somehow you’re stuck.
Maybe you’re caught up in a knotty decision. Or maybe you sense you have something to give, you’re inspired to invest yourself wholly in your path… and yet somehow you still struggle with a lack of trust and confidence.
Putting in more energy to galvanise your ‘inner committee’ should work – only it really doesn’t. What you need is not more energy and more debate, it’s the space for connection.
(…because connection is where trust and confidence come from…)
Yijing reading: a way to restore trust
Experience of connection lies at the heart of conversation with Yi, the Change oracle. I’ve created this Yijing reading service to hold space for that conversation. Since a reading is often something that unfolds, layer by layer – from deep, clear recognition into the confidence to create and own your changes – I’ve allowed plenty of space and time for the unfolding. I believe that, like any process of growth, a conversation with the Yijing is not to be hurried or squeezed.
So I don’t act just as a ‘delivery service’, bringing you your reading and then disappearing; I serve more as a travelling companion, fully immersed and involved in your reading and carrying it with me. (In practice this means we’re in touch for a full month. Also, I only take on a very few reading clients – four or five – at a time.)
How this works
There are three equally important parts to a Yijing reading: opening yourself to the issue and the question; connecting with the oracle’s response; and integrating it into your awareness and way of living.
First, I help you to find your true question, your way into the conversation. I’ll send you Ways of Opening, a mini-workbook of ideas, meditations and experiments to try, that help you dive in and explore. Then we talk (by phone or Skype), so you can fill me in on your situation, and we can clarify and settle on your question.
This stage is without charge and without obligation: if you decide against going ahead with a reading, we can stop here. You only pay if we carry on to the ‘connecting’ stage.
It really helped me to put a finger on the questions that I wanted to ask.”
I would have been unable to identify the root question/intention without your help. Well, it is possible that I might have done in 5- 10 years…
You managed to cut through the underbrush to the main concern during our first call. That in itself made a huge difference. From the outside looking in perhaps it was easier for you to see how fuzzy my thoughts were and where I needed clarification.”
Next, you cast your reading. Don’t worry if this is your first time: I can walk you through the process, or you can opt to use Clarity’s online reading – no experience required at all. And after we’ve had time to absorb the response (I like to sleep on it) we have our first call about the reading: an hour or more of joint exploration and discovery, with plenty of time for questions, finishing up with a clear ‘takeaway’ that summarises the answer.
I’ll email you a recording of our call afterwards, so you can listen through again. (You’ll probably find a few new insights come bubbling up to the surface.) Oh, and a concise written summary of the reading you can take in at a glance.
I’ve learned that however clear and vivid the experience of the reading itself, some of the insight will slip away unless you keep attending to the reading, ‘carrying it with you’ along the path. So I join you for the next leg of the journey, in the first month after your reading, with active support and companionship. I’ll be holding your reading in awareness, reflecting on it and listening for new insights.
We’ll fix a time to talk each week throughout the month – three further calls of about 30 minutes – to…
- discuss how the reading’s unfolding in your present experience and how you can apply it
- explore the reading more deeply in the light of visiting ideas, dreams and synchronicities
- answer your questions (of course!)
- ask a follow-up question if it’s needed. (It almost never is, but let’s keep the possibility open.)
- And in the final call, come to an overview of the whole reading
You’ll also receive a series of ‘integrating questions’ emails: tiny questions, like journal prompts, encouraging you to integrate the reading-awareness as part of your identity and see how it translates into practical change.
We can discuss your responses in our weekly call, and you’re also very welcome to reply to the emails to ask questions or share insights.
With the full reading service, I’ll keep you company for a month. For longer term community support, I can strongly recommend Clarity’s private membership, Change Circle. Four months of free membership are included with your reading: this gives you plenty of time to draw on Change Circle’s full depth of support – and naturally I hope you’ll want to stay on.
All the calls – question choice, reading and integrating – are done by Skype or phone. If we do need to use the phone instead of Skype, I’ll call you so you don’t pay the phone charges.
For me, the reading call was the bridge between the two worlds… And after the call, things started becoming clearer and clearer. Some points hit instantly and some messages took time sinking in. Stories and images are very powerful and often communicate at many levels.”
I actually loved these [integrating questions], I think they’re brilliant! It seemed that whenever I was completely forgetting the reading and moving blithely on, I’d get one of those emails and get some new way to pull it back into my life.”
[The final review call] felt like right timing. A month of seeing what was unfolding. Powerful happenings after the reading. I had so many questions I was mulling over, plus the changes that were occurring from the process of the reading, the internal shifts, it was so good to check in with you then.”
These readings come with an unconditional, lifelong guarantee. I’ve learned over the years that conversation with Yi brings both immediate insight and also shifts and unfoldings that can take decades. So I am more than happy to stand behind my readings, and offer you a guarantee for life.
A reading provides the experience of connection that allows trust and confidence to return, to get you ‘unstuck’, and I do my human best to create a space where you can enjoy that experience. If you don’t feel that’s happened, above and beyond your expectations, then I don’t believe I should keep your money. So if you ask, I will give it back. That’s all.
Price (if you decide to continue after the first call): £200 (about $260 or €234), or four monthly installments of £52 (~ $68 / €61).
How to get started
Click here to send me your name and email, and you’ll get an email straight back with the subject line, “Please confirm you want to receive ‘Ways of Opening'”. When you click the confirmation link, you’ll receive the ‘Ways of Opening’ workbook that you can use to clarify your own sense of what you need to ask.
Then whenever I open for readings, I’ll email you directly with a link to an ‘introductions’ form where you can tell me more about what you’d like help with. After that we can agree a time for our ‘opening’ call and take it from there.
(We have this multi-step process because I only open for readings intermittently, and I’m usually over-subscribed when I do. By asking you to introduce yourself and your situation, I can make sure I read for the people I can best help, not just whoever’s quickest to place an order.)
Quick note about question topics
Divination is a wonderful complement to human conversation and expertise, but never a substitute. Specifically, while the Yijing can answer questions about anything, I’m not qualified to deal with legal, financial or health questions. If you’re not sure whether your question is one I could help with, drop me an email.
Working through the delicate unfolding of the reading with you, coming at it slowly and from many different directions, was revelatory.”
Hilary’s approach to my reading was extremely powerful. I felt as though she had a deep understanding of the origin of my question, which rendered tremendous fruits in the outcome of her interpretation. Her style is open, thoughtful and gentle, and yet she fearlessly went straight to the heart of the matter and helped me look at aspects I would have missed on my own.
Yes, although it’s expensive, I would recommend a reading to a friend – but only to someone who wasn’t looking for “fortune telling” but open to a mix between therapy, self-inquiry, deeper understanding of the question at hand as well as a great lesson on this mysterious beautiful system.”
Etch Strategies, Inc
The depth of this experience would be especially helpful for someone who is feeling ‘stuck’ (as I was), or at a major turning point in their lives, or perhaps someone who is just discovering Yi and might benefit from a glimpse into its depths.”
Hilary… the synchronicities and transformative power resulting from our sessions of diving deeply into the question we initiated so carefully together has been incredible. I really could not have managed to have harvested so much important information and guidance without your sessions. I loved them. Always informative, of course, but the way you weave feedback with deeper questioning to the client, is part of the growing process of the question.
I have journeyed long beyond the month with our question… which, without doubt, would never have happened if we had not worked so deeply on all the aspects, pathways and ways of relating to the Yi, which I don’t have the experience or knowledge of. The discussions we had led me to thoughts or aha moments that I probably would not have had or kept at it for long enough. The insights now, even two months later are still considerable as a direct result of all the work we did on the question. I know I would have done several more readings by now if we hadn’t gone into this one so effectively…
The process of weekly input is very productive. Not only does it keep me on track, but offers regular guidance as I process and grow with the change.
If ever you need a testimonial I would shout from the roof tops to promote this incredible service that is so helpful at any crossroad or query. You manage to combine a consistent humour which can lighten the challenge, which inevitably comes with a sticky question…and also provide enormous encouragement. When can we next question??”