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What's Your Number? SM
A Monthly Numerology Column
June 2002

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by Rob Ragozzine
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Numerology and Mental and Spiritual Health

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” --Albert Einstein

This month we will discuss the role of Numerology within Self-Improvement in relation to the "Spirit and Mind." Last month we talked about the effects of stress on our bodies. This month I’d like to look at the effects of stress on our minds, spirits, and emotional health. We will look at ways in which we might use Numerology to arrange our lives so that we have sufficient mental support.

Many of us often experience stress because of outside events or when we believe that we have been unsuccessful, feel overworked, or do not get the things that we want in life. What is it that you want? Do you have people in your life to talk with about important issues? By talking with others, being adaptable, being open, and willing to work on your personal self image, you can better deal with the tension in your life. Although your ultimate goals or dreams may not be visible to you, you can help yourself alleviate anxiety by finding new ways to discover more about yourself and what it is that you do want out of life.

Within Numerology, your Maturity number is one area to explore in order to get a better understanding of your abilities. You may be aware that your Soul Number indicates your wants, needs, and abilities on an inner level. Your Life Path also gives you a general outline of your calling in life. This month, I would like to focus on the Maturity Number. It is calculated with your full name at birth, and your birth date. Your Maturity number shows how your Soul Number, Life Path number and other personal numbers work together. Your Maturity number indicates abilities, yearnings, dreams, or desires that gradually surface between 30 and 40, with its full force becoming stronger throughout your 40’s. Following your Maturity number information can allow you to experience your abilities in unique ways. Discounting it, or letting obstacles get in your way, can bring about personal distress.

Of course, many of us might consider their 40’s to be midlife. What kinds of images, thoughts, and considerations cross your mind when you think about midlife? To some it may bring up thoughts about a “midlife crisis," yet not everyone, including countless professionals, believes in such a thing. Yet author Jim Conway says, "Escaping the midlife development crisis is probably as likely as the child escaping adolescence." Whatever you believe, periodically reviewing your life, making changes, and finding ways to healthfully relieve stress will always benefit you.

Your Maturity number begins to have a more profound impact on your life after the age of 35. It encompasses those skills and qualities that relate to your true self. It brings experience to the table. These are the skills that you can and should try to develop within your lifetime. It also represents your ultimate dreams and goals. While the characteristics of this number are usually able to be seen during our youth and early adulthood, we tend to lose sight of these aspects until we are older. But our lives are always influenced by this number.

At midlife and all through our lives, we must decide what we have faith in and work toward achieving that. This becomes more important, as you realize that the power and influence of your Maturity number increases steadily as you grow older. Perhaps you regret making certain choices, or not choosing a particular career. If you do have regrets, or unfulfilled dreams, perhaps the Maturity number has some clues for you. When you ignore your Maturity number, you ignore a part of your true self. Accepting it can bring self satisfaction. When you are living up to the potential of your Maturity number then you are someone who has embraced and accepted life and willing to tackle its challenges. You are less rigid, more adaptable, and better prepared to accept your limitations. Also, you can more easily find ways to inspire yourself, and others. Of course, you may not be perfect, but you are willing to “get your hands dirty” and do the necessary work when the need arises.

You may want to look for people who have lives that seem to include the qualities of the Maturity number. One woman whose story embodies the essence of these qualities and characteristics is Yvonne Thomas of Berlin, NH. A story about her in a local paper intrigued me. She was the librarian for Berlin, and decided to retire and work on a volunteer basis, so that the town could afford to buy books. Often, the dreams represented by your Maturity number may inspire you to take similar steps.

Describing all of the symptoms of a midlife crisis are outside the scope of this document. However, psychological distress usually plays a role. Those of us with adequate support systems may be able to handle the stress associated with our problems. Those of us who are not may try to escape through any number of ways including alcohol, drugs, food, relationships, television, and so on. Finding ways to manage your distress, especially early in life, can help you to avoid more serious problems later in life. It doesn’t matter whether you are a teenager, in your twenties, or older. Finding ways to build a support system, connect with others, look for others like yourself, and find outlets for your talents, will all help in the long run. Your Maturity number can help to indicate your strengths and abilities. It will be up to you to find ways to connect with them.

You should always feel free to be able to make healthy changes, especially at midlife. Ultimately it is up to you to find ways to cope, handle stress, and take control of your life. At times we all seem to get stuck. Obstacles may appear in your life and delay you from achieving. However finding a healthy way to change your circumstances can be a way toward feeling better about yourself. Change can be good and is not an escape when done in a beneficial way.

Living up to your Maturity number is critical towards achieving optimal self-acceptance and living a balanced life. By believing in yourself and recognizing who and where you are in your life, you can build hope and find courage to move forward. Hopefully, you will be able to allow yourself to manage your stress, and have what you want in life.

Good luck on your journey into Soulful living and Numerology!

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