She was a return client,
We had read many times before. She started to figure out that she could talk to I Ching, like she was having a conversation.
So when she phrased her questions now she did it speaking directly to the I Ching, not to me.
She said, I Ching, I have this new book I got, it has a bunch of techniques in it to improve my spirituality, how about if I do them?
I Ching’s response:
At first glance this looked very positive, Hexagram 30 is “enlightenment” or awareness, consciousness, clarity, all the things you would ideally want to get from a spiritual technique. Looked good that the book had some good stuff in it for her, but then I remembered something else;
That hexagram, the image is a bird on fire or a bird of light captured, I always affiliate it with a phoenix
I told her about the image and the phoenix and her face went blank and then she started freaking out,
Maj!! She said! Oh my God!!!
Inside of her book, she withdrew a bookmark that had been shoved in haphazardly. On the bookmark was a huge phoenix. Bright and firey as the sun.
It felt very much as if she asked about her book, a physical object in the room with her, and I Ching was all, oh yea, that book right there? the one with the phoenix in it? As if it had eyeballs that it could see with.
Suddenly we both got a feeling in our bellies and it was like I Ching was there with us, a sentient being all its own watching us.
We both started to laugh in wonder, and decided it was in fact, a good book for her.