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“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, It is the illusion of knowledge.” Stephen Fry

and from national geographic:

“Robert Feldman, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts, calls that the liar’s advantage. “People are not expecting lies, people are not searching for lies,” he says, “and a lot of the time, people want to hear what they are hearing.” We put up little resistance to the deceptions that please us and comfort us—be it false praise or the promise of impossibly high investment returns. When we are fed falsehoods by people who have wealth, power, and status, they appear to be even easier to swallow, as evidenced by the media’s credulous reporting of Lochte’s robbery claim, which unraveled shortly thereafter.

Researchers have shown that we are especially prone to accepting lies that affirm our worldview. Memes that claim Obama was not born in the United States, deny climate change, accuse the U.S. government of masterminding the terrorist strikes of September 11, 2001, and spread other “alternative facts,” as a Trump adviser called his Inauguration crowd claims, have thrived on the Internet and social media because of this vulnerability. Debunking them does not demolish their power, because people assess the evidence presented to them through a framework of preexisting beliefs and prejudices, says George Lakoff, a cognitive linguist at the University of California, Berkeley. “If a fact comes in that doesn’t fit into your frame, you’ll either not notice it, or ignore it, or ridicule it, or be puzzled by it—or attack it if it’s threatening.”...

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. -Lao Tzu,

The good news of late is that integrity is trending !!!   Is it just me? I don’t know but like with other natural resources water,  or 🐝 bees, etc, integrity has been taken for granted.   And now it seems to be undergoing a thorough investigation as one of our nations most sought after commodities.  Yay…. investing in ‘integrity futures’.  🙂

Look at yourself, shift your gaze from everything around you and direct it to your interior. This is the first request that philosophy makes to his apprentice. You are not going to talk about anything outside of you, but only of yourself “.  Johann Fichte

At the Oracle of Delphi (from what I have read) displays a single inscription:  Know Thyself……    

It isn’t the predictions of an oracle that make it possible or real.  A true oracle is a mirror for revealing one’s inner truth in the context of a problem.  A friend made the point recently, that what is so unique about the I Ching  is the uncanny and straight-up honest feedback it will give you –  if you are open to it.  What reflection really comes down to is self-honesty.

In approaching a conversation with the Sage  I’m saying to myself:  listen up. Respect yourself.  it’s the Sage, okay?    (And I don’t mean sacred or submissively – just more carefully, slowly, less cross-examining… and so on) You get my point. Each question put to the oracle is an opportunity to learn something radically new about myself and the world.

Dally life and all of it’s events are also part oracle.  The ability to see past what the ego would contrive in me takes practice.  To consult my senses for clarity builds trust and strength.  I am often sorting through this in dreams, where what I thought was friendly or valuable is actually NOT.  Instead, those are some dangerous, not nice elements when it comes to my integrity.  This would include all self-images, and compensations.   The ego flatters itself.  Getting my wires crossed is the end result, where I’m lured into feeling weak, sentimental, impressive, superior, awestruck, sorry for myself, etc. It all depends, but one of the most important things we can do is lean back on our integrity and ask for its help.

Avoid self-reflection for too long and integrity will come knocking.  By then it can be an increasingly painful and humiliating lesson in proportion. What is being  true to oneself  is THE question… reflection anchors us within the ‘standard that needs to be followed‘, (see Hexagram 17).  I can be honest with others to the extent they are open to hearing it, and the same goes with me. I needn’t be perfect in advance (another ‘frenemy’).  A learning process is investing and in a totally encouraging and  true source of nourishment.

….thanks for reading 🙂

p.s. we will be further exploring our ‘cosmic portfolios’  in class this weekend.

i ching inner journey workshop            this Sunday. May 28             9:30 – 11:30 a.m.       $15          

@ floor polish 

adventures w. the sage, the inner journey @ yumyum >> new classes coming to floor polish in 2017

via Yum Yum Stretch lands at Floor Polish —


The Inner Journey – A series of mini-workshops inspired by the I Ching with Kim Young, Hosted at Yum Yum >  last Sunday of the month.

next class:

Sunday February 26 @ 10 a.m.  (i am excited for Jaime’s new adventure in teaching and very grateful for the new learning opportunity with old and new friends. xok)


some upcoming classes for 2015….

䷀䷁ Introducing students to a modern interpretation of an ancient oracle…

There is no difficulty in life that is too mundane for the I Ching – financial needs, relationships, creativity, health problems,etc. These matters are one’s potential inner teachers. Throughout the learning process, the search for one’s treasure chest of inner truth or destiny can be uncovered from within.

This is a method based on the book I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way, by authors Carol Anthony and Hanna Moog. They have for decades been pioneering new pathways in the field of quantum psychology and consciousness research that has provided extraordinary and practical insights into the restorative potential of the human mind and body. (More about their work can be found at

Everyone possesses certain truths and the purpose of the I Ching is to assist in discovering an easier way to exist according to them.  These workshops will help students understand this phenomenal exploration of consciousness and the I Ching. Developing trust in one’s intuitive strengths will demonstrate the transformative potential of self-knowledge and our innate healing abilities.  We will be using dreams, meditations, hexagrams, the RTCM method, and other techniques.

Join us for this fascinating learning experience!


workshops currently scheduled:

Tucson, Az   Feb 14/15 – Carritas Sat, 2/14    9 a.m.-10:30: GUMBI! (gentle use of mind, body & intuition) stretching & meditation class,  w. Jaime Chandler & Kim Young   $15

Sat. 2/14 -12 p.m. – 4:30: Intro to ‘I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way’ basic method,  w. Kim Young  $40

Sun. 2/15 9 a.m. – 4:00: I Ching for experienced users – improving our relationship to the Cosmic Way method, w. Kim Young   $75 (space is limited) contact info: Jaime – Kim – ——————-


Los Angeles, CA  March 21/22 – Woodland Heights cancelled


Tucson March21 & 22

Intro to ‘I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way’ basic method,  with Kim Young

Sat. 3/21 – I Ching basic method  11a.m – 4p.m. $50

Sun. 3/22 – I Ching for experienced users.  11 a.m – 4 p.m. $50

location TBA


Prescott, Az  Sat., April 18 –

Intro to ‘I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way’ method.

9a.m. – 4:  Intro to ‘I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way’ basic method, with Kim Young  $75 (space is limited)

contact info: Jaime – Kim –

location TBA

Summer I Ching Classes at Az. School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Tucson.

“Our inner truth is our perfect Cosmic operating system, that when not interfered with, keeps our body, psyche, and mind working in a perfect cooperation. This operating system is not based on words, ideas, or images, but on feelings that are attuned to Cosmic harmony. It connects us with all the Cosmic support, furtherance, nourishment, and protection we need as individuals to fulfill our Cosmic destiny.”
from: The Psyche Revealed Through The I Ching, by Carol Anthony and Hanna Moog

1. A Beginning Level I Ching Class.

This class will introduce students to a basic I Ching practice method, within the context of an exploration of the origins of illness and difficulty manifesting in the body.
(This class is eligible for CEU credits.)

Saturday, July 12 (Part 1):  8 a.m. – noon
Saturday, August  9 (Part 2):   8 a.m. – noon

fee:  $130.00 (Includes CEUs)
Text required:  I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way, by Carol Anthony and Hanna Moog.
Registration is required.
(Space is limited. If there is overflow a duplicate class will be offered in the afternoon at  1-5p.m. )

2.  An Advanced level I Ching Class
This will be a symposium format for experienced I Ching students.
We will be sharing our insights  and questions for the purpose of expanding our understanding of the Sage and interpretation of  I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way.

Sunday, July 13:  8a.m.- noon
fee:  $60.00 (Includes CEU’s)
Text required:  I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way, by Carol Anthony and Hanna Moog.
Registration is required.For information please contact:

Meditation Class through Fall 2013


Help to heal body & mind with a meditation class.

Here’s a brief look at some of the meditations and the themes we’ll be exploring in class:

1. Mind Cleansing – A helpful introduction to meditation as the basis for one’s inner peace and clarity.

2. The Heart Meditation – This meditation is helpful when we lack energy or have obstructed the heart-chi.

3. Deprogramming and the Inner No – Removing false ideas and negative emotions are what help reveal the true self through our natural boundaries and common sense.

4. Centering – Centering is a helpful meditation by itself and also as a prerequisite for receiving insight into a specific concern.

5. Listening to the Body – The body has more knowledge than the mind alone. Listening to the body is the key to self-knowledge and health.

6. The True Self –  The only thing we have to fear is not experiencing the joy of who we truly are.  Everyone has a true, whole and positive self, but many have yet to discover the joy of how that feels.


This program is sponsored by the Bancroft Foundation and Payson Senior Center.

Fridays 10 – 11 a.m.  (begins in July through Fall 2013.)

Payson Senior Center

514 West Main Street

928 474- 4876  or email:

open to everyone and for donation

❀ Kim has been an I Ching teacher since 2000 with students in private practice and previously at the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. She received her training and certification from the I Ching Institute in Stow, Mass.

dream class

“The famous ‘sleep on it’ when we have a dilemma we can’t solve, is an indication of how important is dream time to human well -being.  The night allows this dream time  and the heavier thicker dark of winter gives us a chance to dream a little while we are awake – a kind of reverie or meditation, the constellation of slowness, silence and darkness that sits under the winter starts…”
more class info here