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

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by Rob Ragozzine
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Numerology, Prosperity and Abundance

"Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

This month we will discuss Numerology and its role in prosperity and abundance. For me, the first question that comes to mind is: What is prosperity? Prosperity, according to the dictionary, means "flourishing and thriving" and "an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment." Abundance is "an overflowing supply, fullness, ample sufficiency, great plenty, profusion, copious supply." These definitions seem to relate to money. This brings up my next question: What is my relationship with money? Although I don’t want to reduce this discussion to a basic money issue, money is an important part of being prosperous. Yet most people do not know how to manage their money. Think of all the credit card debt in the world today. Can you manage your money?

Can Numerology help us to manage money? Although this may not be the best question to ask, you might be surprised to know that there are many examples of Astrology and Numerology being used in the business world today. J.P. Morgan, founder of the Morgan Bank was known for saying: "Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire, you need an astrologer." As another example, Fibonacci Numbers are used today by many stock traders and investors. Fibonacci is famous for being a mathematician, but he was also an astrologer. There are others, too, including William D. Gann. These people utilized their techniques to make money for themselves. They understood what they wanted and they went after it. They had prosperity, but did they feel full and satisfied? Were their lives abundant? I will leave that for you to decide. Learning more about these people can encourage you to dig deeper into your relationship with money. Have you thought about your relationship with money? Is your relationship with money a healthy one? I think that we can all develop well-balanced and healthy money management skills. The power of money can be harnessed to improve both ourselves and our communities, so long as we understand its limits, weaknesses, and strengths.

Of course, one of the strengths of money is its ability to help us support ourselves. Think about abundance and money in terms of how you support yourself. Most of us equate prosperity with the "good things" in life. If you have an abundance of money, then society will consider you successful. With a lack of money, you may not be perceived as successful and perhaps you are looked down upon. Without money it can be hard to support or feed our families. Money is important, but food is important to everyone. There is a definite connection between abundance, food, satisfaction, comfort and pride. When we can feed ourselves we have pride. When we cannot and we are forced to utilize our wits and community programs for our food, our pride and dignity can be taken away.

When we are talking about food, there are several questions and considerations that may come to mind, such as: "Do I have enough?" or "I eat too much." or "I should eat better." How much you weigh soon comes to mind. Throughout history, food and weight were symbolic of joy, abundance, life, and fertility. Although a detailed discussion about food and body image is out of the scope of this discussion, we can briefly touch on some historical information. Long ago, our ancestors knew the benefits of body fat. Their body fat could easily help them survive difficult times when food was not abundant. For the Greeks and Romans, fat in moderation was a key source of pleasure and an important factor of beauty. They associated fat with joy, celebration and relaxation, as can be seen through the god of wine, known as Bacchus. The lower classes in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Era thought eating made you handsome. A thin wife was thought to bring disgrace to a peasant. The upper classes were involved as well. Catherine de Medicis was well known for her substantial appetite.

At a basic level, the amount, and quality, of food you obtain sums up your ability to provide for yourself and your family. It makes sense then to look at our current relationship with food. What do we do with it? Do we share it? Do we abuse it? How do we utilize it? How do we appreciate it? Do we have enough? Do we understand it? Without enough food, you will not have enough energy to enjoy life. You will not be a productive member of society. A lack of food decreases your connection with your community. It isolates you.

One woman who understands this relationship is Alice Waters. Currently, Alice is involved with developing a garden project in California at Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. The project gets the children directly involved in planting, gardening, harvesting, cooking, and eating. The primary goal of this project, known as the "edible schoolyard" is that of illuminating the relationship of food to the lives of the kids involved, while at the same time teaching them respect for each other and for the planet. Alice created the project out of her concern that people are isolated from the land and deprived of the responsibilities it teaches.

Another woman, who has an intimate knowledge of food and nutrition, is Dottie Lessard O’Connor. Although she underwent surgery to replace her lungs in 1994, she is a fitness trainer and has won medals at the US Transplant games in 1998, 1999, and 2000. She credits surviving transplant surgery with her healthy nutrition program and exercise. She says that she is passionate about fitness and nutrition and believes that she wouldn’t be here today without them. She now lives with her husband in Massachusetts and has her own organization that helps children with cystic fibrosis.

These women seem to be living their dreams. They are probably living through their Numerology Life Paths. They are indeed enthusiastic about their undertakings and enjoy helping others and contributing to the community. This is what the Life Path number is all about. The Life Path number can be used to illustrate inner strengths and dreams. The Life Path can also indicate skills that you are predisposed to excel at. Of course, not everybody can develop equally easily or to the same level as another person with a similar Life Path number. Some people are predisposed to the easy development of courage or strength, while others develop endurance or coordination. There are also challenges involved with your Life Path number. Your environment, your physical condition, and your mental condition may influence how you tap into its power. Just think about Dottie, who had to overcome lung surgery.

Your Life Path represents your journey through life. The skills and characteristics that are represented by your Life Path can come naturally to you. Generally, you will feel drawn to, and enjoy, the activities that your Life Path describes. The Life Path number also describes the theme of the lessons that you learn through experience. The more you take on real and worthwhile challenges, the more experience you will gain about yourself and your abilities. For those that do take on challenges, the Life Path will become more important, as it can highlight those pursuits that will be rewarding to you. And, accomplishment brings joy, pride and experience.

When you are on your Life Path, you can draw others to you who wish to learn from you and utilize your strength, knowledge and courage. It is about being an active participant, instead of passively moving through life. When you engage yourself in your life, the world around you will become more alive. This is what the Life Path number is about. Find the pursuits that keep your inner flame burning and go after them. It is directly linked with your passion, vitality, and your connection with others. When you are on your Life Path, you are connected with yourself.

Prosperity and abundance can be understood by looking at how we go about satisfying and supporting our basic needs. Do we force ourselves to work longer hours because we need to pay our bills? Why do we do what we do? When you have enough (food, money, shelter, ...) then you can take time for improving yourself and still help others. By sharing your knowledge, time, skills, and information, you can help others and yourself to grow and become better. This process of helping others is part of living through your Life Path number. When you are living through your Life Path, you are connecting with resources that come naturally to you. Alice and Dottie understand this and are working hard to improve their communities. Perhaps the people they help today can go on and continue helping others in new and different ways. Their unique solutions have allowed them to connect with their passions, while working in the real world, and this creates its own abundance. Find your passion and live it. You will then be flourishing and thriving, and your life will be prosperous and abundant!

Good Luck in your journey into Soulful Living and Numerology.


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