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What's Your Number? SM
A Monthly Numerology Column
December 2001

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by Rob Ragozzine
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Numerology, Prayer and Manifestation

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. --Khalil Gibran 

This month we will be talking about the role that Numerology can play within wishing, manifesting, and praying. We will highlight the columns of this past year and focus in on the ways in which we can utilize our own strength, courage, outside help and motivation in achieving goals. Can you remember a time in your life when your chances for success in a particular endeavor may have looked slim? Somehow, against all odds, you achieved something that might have seemed unachievable. In one way or another you accomplished your goal. More than likely, you set your sights on your goal, found strength, focused and attained it.

Almost all of us have had, or choose to remember, experiences in which we overcame obstacles. Do similar past accomplishments bring a smile to your face? You know the work that was involved. We can all accomplish these seemingly Herculean tasks when we set on minds on them. Sometimes we just have to be willing to ask for and/or accept some kind of help. Help can come in many forms. One recent study at Columbia University, reports that patients at a clinic in Korea had higher pregnancy rates when, unknown to them, total strangers prayed for them. What force was at work here? Is it a coincidence? Is it a miracle? It seems as if part of the answer is the focused effort of the people praying.

Can Numerology shine the light on anything here? Well, some type of “action” is required. Let’s look at the ways in which Numerology can highlight our individual abilities toward motivation. We’ll look at that and evaluate how we can tap into our inner motivation. On some level, we at least need to be motivated to ask for help, pray, wish or hope on some type of regular basis. After all, we are utilizing these inner requests in an attempt to bring something new into our lives. Our motivation can help us to stay vigilant until we’ve reached our goals. Motivation is also critical when we are making resolutions or intentions.

Good numbers to look at in understanding your own willpower and motivation are your Soul Number, Destiny and Heart’s Desire number. These core numbers within Numerology represent inner longings. We will focus on the Soul Number, as it represents an individual's inner motivation and what he or she really wants out of life. Do not forget about your deeper purpose in life as it can be a strong guiding light in times of trouble. While keeping your other numbers in mind, know that your Soul Number is a central part of who you are. It represents your hopes, dreams, passions, and more. It is a good place to look to understand how to best utilize your strengths when attempting to accomplish goals. Because your Soul Number represents inner dreams, it can also indicate innate abilities and talents, which you may not know about.

Today, many people want to change the way they are and break away from old patterns and habits. However, they lack motivation and find change to be difficult. Finding ways to stay motivated can be an important first step in changing. Simply asking for help can be of great help to your cause. You may find help from friends or perhaps an outside group. Change and staying motivated may be difficult for some people, especially for those with Soul Numbers that revolve around structure and leadership. People with Soul numbers of 1, 4 and 8 often have inner struggles with these issues. These people, and those like them, often enjoy things the way they are. They are not afraid of hard work. However, they may be resistant to change.

When you think of the above Soul Numbers (1, 4, and 8) think about a solid, straight-back wooden chair. They are firm, unyielding, and not very comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. These people are symbolically like the chair. They are firm, persistent and often uncomfortable in unstructured situations. They believe that they should be in charge. Their answers are the correct ones, and do not want to take orders. They can be great planners, but may have a hard time dealing with the unexpected. Change can bother them, and their reality is black and white. It is important, particularly for these individuals, to have a clear idea of what they want in their lives. Only then will they be successful.

Are you aware of the changes you would like to make in your own life? It can also be to your benefit to pay attention to your dreams and have a support group within your community to turn to. A trusted friend, mentor or support group can be a great ally. Meaningful relationships are vital during stressful times. Someone who cares about your success can help you to achieve your goals. They can hold a vision for you and keep your dreams in their own mind and heart. This can be one ideal way to get outside help. These people can effectively “pray” for your success. In this way, their strength and encouragement will help you to add hope and vitality to your goals and make the changes that you want to make.

Maybe you just want to improve your confidence level. Perhaps you wish to change a habit, such as smoking, drinking, gambling or eating junk food. What is usually difficult for people, when changing a habit, is coping with cravings. We all have cravings. At times, we all want that piece of chocolate cake at 2:00 a.m. in the morning. Your pattern or habit has supported you in some way and has been important to you for a long time. It may be silly to expect it to vanish overnight. With time, hopefully, you will experience your cravings less frequently. And, eventually, they will fade.

Those people, who enjoy having a good time, being popular, and taking it easy, may find they need more outside help and a regular plan to stay motivated and make changes in their lives. People with a Soul Number of 2 or 3 may fall into this category. They may have no difficulty asking for help, but these numbers deal with an inner need to be comfortable. People like this may find that although they know they need to break away from their regular routines, they can’t find a way. The more you enjoy activities that reinforce old habits, the more difficult it will be to make changes in your life. You will need to find a way to motivate yourself. Building hope in your life will be important. Asking for help is a start, but you will also need to act.

You will need to evaluate whatever is holding you back in your life. You may feel the inner desire from deep inside to make changes. Your inner desire may be pulling you in an “unpopular” direction. Perhaps you wish to dive into the business world, while your friends encourage you to do something else. Think of a juggler, when you think of the 3 and 2 Soul numbers. He can have many items in the air, but he must be careful not to let them drop. These people can be very good at “multitasking”. When they are successful, they are grand masters, but can fall apart when things get to busy or stressful. Ideally they would like the best of their world of entertainment/enjoyment combined with the world of work/stress. They may not know where to best focus their energies, as they feel pulled in many directions. Are you like this? Who do you listen to? What do you listen to? Developing a personal practice or ritual and uncovering the mystery of your Soul Number can help you to better understand what is best to do. It represents your inner dreams and visions, which can be brought into reality if you are willing to do the work. You may first have to do the inner work (therapy, psychology, NLP, etc…) before you can bring workable results into the external world.

Questions to ask about the changes you would like to make are:

How will I feel if I make no changes?
How will I feel if I change?
How will others feel if I change/stay the same?
How will I feel later if I give in to my cravings?

Remember that, more often than not, the qualities represented by your Soul Number are hidden from others. They don’t know, understand, or see them in you. This is especially true for people with a Soul Number of 5 or 7 and to a lesser degree 9. The qualities represented by these numbers tend to be more personal, introspective and deliberate. Here you can think of a monk, Chaplin, or librarian. These numbers represent forethought, insight, clarity, research, and humility. People with these numbers may need to make room and time for themselves. They may suffer without regular quiet time alone. It also may be difficult for them to find the right words, so that they can ask for help.

Your Soul Number really is your inner motivation and what you really want out of life. The qualities it represents can be developed when you find a way to nurture your soul. Also, your Soul Number represents qualities and characteristics that are often internalized. Your other numbers, like the Life Path and Outer number will represent characteristics that are often more external and easily seen by others.

Finding ways to express yourself and bring out your talents can then help others to see what you can and want to do. They may even encourage you to do more. In this way, you will be encouraged to continue. The changes that you wish to make may be part of a larger plan, on your part, to live life in a more conscious and aware manner. You may wish to develop a life, where you learn from your experiences rather than feeling like a victim. Now, you may be wondering where to begin.

One place to begin is by examining the lives of people who have changed their lives. It can inspire, provide hope, and motivate you to make your own changes. The ways in which they received help may spark an idea for you. One person who has a story that has become larger than the person herself is Erin Brockovich. Brockovich is not her birthname, but this is the name that people all around the world have come to know her by. This name is the name by which people relate to her. Looking into her Soul Number, with this understanding, reveals that she has a Soul Number of 8. Of course, this is found by adding the number for each vowel in her name. You can use the Soul Number calculator to see for yourself.

The 8 Soul Number represents someone who is firm and unyielding, it also represents the need to succeed, be seen, and accomplish. Erin certainly has been seen and her story revolves around some big accomplishments. From reading about her, I’ve found that she had early self-esteem problems. She could ask for help, but would rather do things on her own if she could. However, it takes someone with a lot of will power and determination to work like she did. She worked almost around the clock for months in her research against PG&E. There is irony here, in that although she has a very powerful and demanding number (8) for her Soul Number, she had early struggles to live up to it.

The Soul Number of 8 is demanding, and as we’ve seen before, the Soul Number often talks about and represents internal qualities. We often have to fight to bring out these qualities, and it may be difficult at times to do this. Erin has definitely had a tough time getting to where she is. I decided to write about her because it seems like she is indeed a motivated person and has developed her own sense of ritual and personal spirituality. Her story can definitely be used as a means of inspiration. You can compare your Soul Number, and other personal numbers with those of Erin and other people who might inspire you. This can help you to see some of the strengths and weaknesses that these people have overcome. In the long run this can contribute to your sense of hope and well being.

As 2002 is approaching, you may also wish to take a look at your Personal Year and evaluate where your trouble spots will be. It may be that you are in a 9 year, which is an ending year. An ending year, is a great time to eliminate certain situations, especially those that do not support you, from your life. It can be a good time to pray for change and ask for help. Certain situations will naturally be moving out of your life at this time.

In order to succeed, you will need ways to build self-esteem, courage and stamina. In addition, finding ways to ask for help, develop a personal practice, and utilizing affirmations can be a tremendous advantage to you in your daily life. Remember that you are not here alone; we all have others in our lives who can help in various ways. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Ultimately the ability for change and growth rests in your hands. Know that this process does not have to be a struggle.

Good Luck on your journey in Soulful Living and Numerology.

2001 Columns:
01/2001 - Life Purpose
02/2001 - Relationships
03/2001 - Nourishing your Soul I
04/2001 - Nourishing your Soul II
05/2001 - Conscious Living
06/2001 - Affirmations
07/2001 - Dreams
08/2001 - Rituals
09/2001 - Synchronicity
10/2001 - Wisdom and Spirituality
11/2001 - Family and Community

Copyright © 2001 Rob Ragozzine. All Rights Reserved. 

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