Using Numerology in Your Quest for Inner Peace
"Before we can make friends with anyone else, we must first make friends with ourselves."
This month we are here to talk about the role Numerology plays in Inner Peace. Finding Inner Peace often involves tapping into our personal strength so that we can overcome the battles and challenges we face in our lives. And as Mrs. Roosevelt put it, we do indeed need to accept ourselves for who we are. Often, we undertake this quest in order to:
-- Integrate and heal the body, mind and spirit
-- Develop and maintain self-acceptance and self-esteem
-- Solve problems and bring greater harmony into our lives
Once you start your quest for Inner Peace, one of the first steps that you need to take is resolving impaired relationships. These relationships, like our acceptance of ourselves, can help or hinder personal growth. As long as we as we hold grudges, and fail to forgive, we may find it difficult to find true Inner Peace. Only after we have developed an understanding of ourselves, can we properly develop healthy relationships with others. Unfortunately, some relationship issues may take a long time to address. As you deal with your relationship issues, you will need to find ways to feel and express. If you bury your inner feelings, you eventually may cause your body great physical, and spiritual damage. It is vital, to accept, allow, and give love for finding Inner Peace.
Achieving Inner Peace does involve moving beyond judging self, and others. Our
judgments often come from difficulties with accepting how we see ourselves, or feelings that others really donít see the real you. Throughout the past year Iíve mentioned some of the tools that will help you paint a portrait of your personality, so that you can begin to understand your inner nature. This month, Iíd like to delve a little deeper into some of them.
One of these tools is your Numerological point of conflict. Your "point of conflict" represents any disparity that exists between how others see you (Personality Number) and how you see
yourself (Soul Number). It also represents any differences between each
numbers representation and your actual personality. The information that you can glean from the point of conflict can help you toward accepting your strengths, weaknesses, and potential. Thus you will be better able to achieve Inner Peace.
Letís do an example:
This month we will work with Patch Adams. Dr. Adams runs the
Gesundheit Institute. Although "Patch" is a nickname, this is how people have come to know Dr. Adams. He has become known as someone who wants to change the way we handle medicine, even if that means that he appears stubborn, and non-cooperative. His personal numbers are as follows:
Personality Number: 2
(How others see him)
Cooperative, Communicative, Compassionate, Business-minded
Stubborn, Persistent, Willful, Rebellious
Soul Number: 3
(How he sees himself)
Friendly, Creative, Giving, Sympathetic, Caring, Loving
Aloof, Indulgent, Cold, Stingy
In his work, Dr. Adams wants the doctors and patients to be friends, and he really wants each patient to be heard. That is part of his mission. I think he has found a way to bring out his inner qualities (Friendliness, Caring, Compassion) and blend into the world in a practical way. Allowing others to see him as stubborn, but also being persistent and cooperative. He has found a way to balance both sides of his personality. It has taken time, and much effort, for his message to get out, but it seems like his efforts are now beginning to pay off.
"Beneath his clown like persona lies a great deal of wisdom, and it often falls to court jester to speak the truth that those in power need to hear." - Bernie Siegel, M.D.
Patch says, "ÖI want to walk the talk" He also says that his hospital/institute is not the only answer and "We are just one alternative. Gesundheit is meant to be a stimulant and an irritant. I hope it's a stimulus for you to ask yourself and your community, "What is your fantasy hospital? What are your dreams?"'
You can see the "point of conflict" coming into play in the statement above. He wants to help people, and he is not afraid to be outside the "establishment" and be an irritant, if it means that he can contribute to and improve health care. One of the most intriguing things to note here is that Dr. Adams practices without charging people any money.
His balance, especially in the beginning of his career may be different than most people would expect. His heart pulls for change, and he really wants to help people to heal. He views himself as overflowing with love, life, and healing ability. He has a real need to share these talents with the world. Some of his actions may cause others (the medical establishment) to see his unbalanced side, and view him as a bit of a rebel.
Fortunately, Dr. Adams has found a way to center, and balance himself between any conflicting pulls that his outer/inner numbers can have on him. Somehow, he has managed to blend his rebellious side with his caring and nurturing side. I believe this is a man who has wrestled with and found Inner Peace. He has found a way to utilize both his strengths and his weaknesses.
It is important for you in your quest for Inner Peace to know your strengths and weaknesses. As you come to
understand your abilities, your potential for success will increase. Finding Inner Peace can involve a good deal of
effort, yet it does not have to be a complex process. In fact, it can be an extremely simple process. Being mindful is one of the most important aspects of developing and sustaining Inner Peace. Being mindful means being aware of yourself, your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
You cannot afford to bottle up your feelings and then act them out destructively. You must learn to find a balance between the different sides of your personality. This will help you in centering, balancing your mind, and achieving Inner Peace. Do not let anyone tell you who you are, but find and forge your own identity. You should always keep in mind that there is only one real way for you to fail. That is
not giving up when youíve been knocked down, rather than getting up one more time.
It can be a difficult struggle to achieve true Inner Peace. The world can be a frenzied, chaotic, and disorganized place. If we do not exert some control in our lives then we often never have time for ourselves, and we lose interest in our true nature. Then we do not have time to really live, but simply exist moment to moment.
Throughout the past year Iíve talked about
Numerology and Gratitude, Meditation,
Inner Healing, Art,
Soulful Work, Journaling,
the Environment, and the Home. Utilizing the concepts presented throughout these columns can help you to develop the tools and techniques that you will need in any endeavor toward accepting yourself and developing Inner Peace.
Good Luck on your journey in Soulful Living and Numerology.