If you’re a Change Circle member, or if you’ve clicked the ‘Readings’ tab of this site lately, you’ll already know this: I’ve stopped giving I Ching readings. The I Ching Community remains – definitely no plans to close that – as do the various downloads and the full I Ching Course, so for many visitors this shouldn’t affect your use of the site too much.
What am I doing instead? Thank you for asking. I don’t know. At present, I’m leaving myself a lot of space for ideas to arise, and not going running after them.
I was guided along this path by a combination of readings, helpful people, and slow, slow realisations. If nothing else, it’s given me some insight into how these things can work together. Nothing would’ve happened (except a continuing slow slither down into complete incapacity) without the friend who first mentioned ‘burnout’. Oh, I thought, this has a name, this inability to do even the basics… it’s a real thing…
Then I started talking with Yi, and then – through a bunch of readings I shared in Reading Circle – it told me in utterly unambiguous terms that I needed not just to have a break, but to stop altogether. In a state of complete shock and dismay, I stopped, and then people and books and very, very slow inner processes helped me to understand why I’d needed to. Dreams and synchronicities are joining in, too: I’ve started remembering my dreams again, and I had a great time the other night rejoining a class of ten-year-olds.
My time as a working diviner was wonderful and extraordinary – I always called it the best job in the world, and I still don’t know of a better one – and it’s come to its natural close. Thanks, everyone.