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What If… US Businesses Used China’s Secret Weapon: The I Ching

Jul , 11
What If… US Businesses Used China’s Secret Weapon: The I Ching

What if corporations in the USA actively used diagnostic oracles such as the I Ching, which has been consulted by successful Chinese business people for millennia, to define invisible currents affecting business and tap the quantum field of solutions to corporate and personal challenges?

According to Wikipedia, “The I Ching ([î tɕíŋ]; Chinese: 易經; pinyin: Yìjīng), also known as the Classic of Changes or Book of Changes in English, is an ancient divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics. The I Ching was originally a divination manual in the Western Zhou period (1000–750 BC).”

“The I Ching uses a type of divination called cleromancy, which produces apparently random numbers. Four numbers between 6 and 9 are turned into a hexagram, which can then be looked up in the I Ching book. The interpretation of the readings found in the I Ching is a matter of centuries of debate, and many commentators have used the book symbolically, often to provide guidance for moral decision making as informed by Taoism and Confucianism. The I Ching is an influential text that is read throughout the world. Possessing a formidable history of more than 2600 years of commentary and interpretation, it has provided inspiration to the worlds of religion, psychoanalysis, business, literature, and art.”

When I taught and consulted for a year in China, the experience reinforced that the I Ching, is the secret business weapon of Chinese business culture. Fortunately, I was familiar with the oracle, painstakingly studying and using it as a guide for over 20 years. Chinese entrepreneurs use this ancient divining tool to give an overview of a person’s or corporation’s business vibrations. Before you ever meet, Chinese business men and women will first consult the I Ching. They will conduct vibrational due diligence on you and your company. The consultation can be with a “Business Monk” or elder versed in the language and images of the oracle.

The Chinese view the I Ching consultation and its subsequent revelations as critical to optimal outcomes for any proposed relationship, partnership, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, business associations, or to select and recruit the right people with the right vibration to maximize profits, innovation, and exceed goals. They want to know about your vibration, the play of unseen forces around you, your business and your team. They want to see what symbolic images you are reflecting to world before they form relationships or conduct business with you. They want to see where you stand symbolically with the Tao, the way, the flow of life.

From the I Ching consultation, they will form a baseline of information about you that they trust, and seldom ever waiver from. The personal and corporate underlying frequency data derived from the oracle, combined with traditional analysis from their team of your financials, the expertise of your team, your corporate capabilities, public information, cyber information and internet presence is what you are up against before you even sit down with a Chinese business counterpart. In addition to other cultural influences, this may be why many Western companies are unsuccessful in dealing with the Chinese in business. The Chinese understand the power of energy seen, unseen, and the power of being forewarned and forearmed.

The Chinese, like Carl Jung respect the wisdom disclosed through symbolic archetypes reflected in the 64 hexagrams representing the cycle of changes attributed to the Oracle.

What If Western businesses used this vibrational litmus test to give themselves an overview of their company’s energy spectrum, its unconscious energy signals, and reviewed the results with its innovation or corporate development team?

What If the I Ching was used as an additional tool to gauge business and investment time cycles, right time, wrong time, no time, time to move, time to retreat, time for growth, beyond time, time for transformation, time for revolution, or the apparent stagnation of time in business?

What If Western business used the I Ching as a tool for truly out of the box corporate vision questing and or seeking hidden solutions even just for consideration and contemplation?

What If US businesses used the I Ching to test if their corporate decisions are in line with the way of the Superior Man? Confucius states that “the Superior Man understands what is right, the Inferior Man understands what will sell”? What If the I Ching showed the way for corporate balance?

“The master sees beyond what is obvious. He sees the unseen, feels the unfelt, and hears the unheard. He looks below the surface for what is hidden and so finds the great heartbeat of the Universe. He smiles, knowing it is his heartbeat, your heartbeat, our heartbeat.”― Wu Wei, I Ching Wisdom: More Guidance from the Book of Answers, Volume Two

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Above Photograph-I Ching Oracle, China Town Metro Station, Los Angeles

©Photo copyright Roslyn M. Wilkins, One Good Life in Los Angeles

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