||The Emotional I Ching
A Language of the Vague
| Three questions to open a door; six questions to enter a universe
- What is the traditional I Ching?
- Emotional I Ching FAQ
- Emotional I Ching Book Introduction (first 50 pages - pdf)
- Emotions and Computers (AI)
- IDM : Integration, Differentiation, and Meaning (the science behind the EIC)
- FORUM (web-based discussion list for EIC specific discussions/questions/comments)
- Table of Hexagrams
- EIC now WAP enabled - phone URL to use : http://www.emotionaliching.com/myweb/wap/welcom.wmlc
The 21st century AD meets the 10th century BC - there is no magic or randomness at work here - an ancient process (circa 10th century BC) is brought into the 21st century AD where you can learn to trust your unconscious emotions. Emotional assessments of experiences appear vague but contain hidden properties that are enough for your consciousness to fill-in details and determine whether to :
(a) go with the flow (fit-in to the context),
(b) fight it (assert your own context), or
(c) move on.
The mapping of emotional assessments to I Ching representations will introduce you to a whole new realm in understanding and refining your intuition where the I Ching is shown to be a language and so able to describe anything, including itself; as such we move way beyond the traditional point of view.
The below application is a 'lite' example of what is possible in identifying the unconscious factors present in situations.
The results of the application, and the additional material covered in the book, can aid in improving your ability to easily assess and manage situations in a quick, more precise, holistic, manner.
In the Emotional I Ching the below six questions cover the play of 'inner' and 'outer' - the LEFT three questions deal with the INNER - YOUR perspective in the form of how you
feel about the questions asked in association with the surrounding context where that context appears to be 'pushing' your buttons
(and so the general 'question' to the I Ching here is "What is making me feel this way?", "What,
in this particular context, is pushing my buttons?", "Why do I feel like this?") Thus in this particular
form of I Ching usage, YOUR feelings are the focus as they 'resonate' with the surroundings.
The RIGHT three questions cover the OUTER, your assessment of the general surroundings (here labelled as 'text').
As such we are covering the resonance of 'in here' with 'out there' and in doing so identifying the whole context
that is pushing your buttons.
(NOTE: if you are not sure about the 'outer', just answer the questions in the same way you answered the
'inner' questions - this will give you a general hexagram covering the context that is 'pushing' - As such we open a door into the rich realm of the unconscious. Answer all six questions and we pass through into the realm of our intuition, a parallel realm usually unconscious. The first three questions give us form, the second add process and so introduce awareness of dynamics).
(1) Reflect on your feelings in response to the situation that appears to be 'pushing your emotional buttons'. There
is no question here other than "what is making me feel like this?" or "what is pushing my buttons?"
(2) Next click on one of the four possible answers in each of the six 'boxes' presented below.
(3) Once satisfied with
your answers, scroll down and press the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the table ( or the "RESET"
button to start again.) The BOOK covers finer details, so you may like to see the short extract above (pdf file) to 'get the idea'.
- Top panel - Help links describing the hexagram mode of interpretation
- Left panel - Hexagram representing what is CAUSING the Feelings, pushing one's buttons. (the context, stimulus).
- Righr panel - (If changing lines) Hexagram that is developing - the context is changing; your feelings are picking this up
as well and responding where this response elicits the new hexagram.
- A note of warning - since we appear to be communicating with a realm 'beneath' our social regulators, that part of our brain that internalises social rules etc and so suppresses explicit emotional responses to stimulus, the derived hexagram may reflect a taboo or 'inappropriate-at-this-time' perspective. This revelation can be surprising but it does reflect what one's personal emotions are concerned with and so why the 'discomfort' being detected by consciousness where there is an 'anomoly' between what the emotions 'sense' and what reason thinks (or is rationalising). Usually, once the revelation has occured, consciousness immediately 'knows' what is going on. You then need to consider the state and adjust the interactions as best you can to restore balance between reason/emotion - or get reason/consciousness to gather more information to 'ease' the possible irrational angst of the emotions)
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