In the I Ching or Book of Changes hexagram 49 The Revolution represents the individual making a major change in his/her life.
Change is in the air. A new and completely different perspective on life is slowly taking shape in the mind of the individual. He/she is starting to see everything in a different light, shedding old ideas and dreams and focusing on a new purpose. The dynamic taking place here is driven by a sense of urgency to move on from an unfulfilling situation which the individual has outgrown. In other words, the present circumstances no longer correspond with the individual’s level of development. And at the same time, almost miraculously, new possibilities are presenting themselves in the outside world which will open the way for the drastic change The Revolution represents.
When the time is ripe, the individual will see the right opportunity and decide to make a revolutionary change in his/her life. The Revolution will catapult the individual into a situation where he/she can flourish and achieve, and especially, into a situation where he/she is believed and trusted.
The process described in hexagram The Revolution is a perfect example of the phenomenon of synchronicity as Dr. Carl Jung has defined it. When the individual has completed his/her process of inner change, then, magically, at the same time, change happens in the outside world, enabling the individual to drastically change his/her circumstances to correspond with his/her present level of development. In short, when the individual is ready, the right opportunity comes along.
The I Ching or Book of Changes is not only a book of wisdom; it is an oracle, a guide, which can be consulted by simply asking it a question. In times of uncertainty the I Ching oracle can act as a guide to help us find a way through the difficulties and challenges we encounter. If we need to make an important decision and wonder what is the best thing to do, or we are facing a difficult situation and cannot see how to overcome it, we can ask the oracle for advice. There are countless real life situations in which we find ourselves at a crossroads and cannot easily decide what to do next.
Here is an example from one of our own I Ching consultations.
We were living in a place where we had no future, an unfulfilling situation that was leading nowhere. We were ready for a change of lifestyle. The time had come to ask the I Ching oracle if we should find a way to move on. We received hexagram 49 The Revolution, telling us that, indeed, a major life change was necessary and could be made.
What happened next is a good example of the phenomenon of synchronicity. Exactly at the point when we were completely open for a change of life, an opportunity presented itself. It was an offer from an organization we had previously worked for, which involved moving to an interesting location where we could renew our contacts and build a future for ourselves. We grasped the opportunity and moved on.
Finding one’s way through modern society is like finding a way through a maze, the human maze. The I Ching oracle has served (and is still serving) us as an invaluable guide on our path through life. After more than thirty years of working with the I Ching oracle we felt the time had come to write a book and share our experience of consulting the oracle. Our book The I Ching Oracle – A guide through the human maze is a hands-on manual explaining how to consult the oracle, illustrated with examples from our own consultations. Our aim is to enable the reader to consult the oracle completely independently and receive clear answers to his/her questions. We explain in our book how the oracle works and why it gives valid results. The book also contains a full description of the hexagrams and the moving lines through the lens of our own real life experiences.
About Timothy and Johanna: Timothy and Johanna Dowdle are an Anglo-Dutch couple who have lived and worked in many different countries and are currently living in the Netherlands. Over the years the authors have studied and practised the art of divination, using divination as a tool for making important decisions. A red thread running through their lives together has been The I Ching or Book of Changes. They first began consulting the I Ching oracle in 1988 and for more than thirty years the I Ching has guided them through many changes, often coaching them through very challenging situations. After returning to the Netherlands in 2011 from a year of intensive social work in the USA the authors decided the time had come to write an I Ching oracle book based upon their own real life experiences. Their aim is to share the knowledge and wisdom of the I Ching and make it accessible to everyone.
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