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The Originals are to be found her:
The Naming Game.
A rose, by any other name, is still........!
A name is much more than a label. A name is a melody, a vibration. A name invokes an image. A feeling. An impression.
A name can be a powerful influence. In fact, a name can mean the difference between success and failure.
Henry Ford never realized that the name of the car that almost brought Ford Motor Company to the brink of bankruptcy, spelled disaster: Ford Edsel.
The name Edsel might have been suitable for a cleaning product, it was a terrible name for a car. No matter how well designed and competitively priced this car may have been, with the name Edsel this product was doomed.
Today, we are much more aware of this phenomena. It was not a fluke that a highly successful commercial, advertising a new kind of hamburger, compared anyone unwilling to try this product to a nerd named Herb.
People in the advertising business know very well the impression the name Herb makes. After all, who wants to be Herb?
Have you ever read a book where the macho hero is named Herb? Or Eugene?
Of course not. Writers tend to be very good at naming their characters. Heroes are named John, Alex, Bill, Steve, Wayne. Strong names. Names that call up images of tough guys. Not nerds.
Do you think John Wayne would have become the legend he is today if his name had been Herb Wayne? Or Eugene Wayne?
There is something mysterious and subtle about names.
Look at the names of things.
What better name for a pretzel than pretzel? No, your gut feeling that the name pretzel is exquisitely suitable to the pastry has nothing to do with the fact that you have known a pretzel to be a pretzel since childhood. It is the sound, the melody, and what it does to your tongue when you speak the name pretzel that makes it so fitting. It just curls.
Or how about wool for wool, and cotton for cotton.
And look at words such as Love and Hate. The word love reaches out to you, wants to embrace you, draw you into itself. The word is warm and protective. The word hate, on the other hand, is hard and sharp. It bites.
None of this is coincidence. Language has evolved in perfect synchronicity with the people who speak it. Names are initially applied to things with the help of intuition and a mental and emotional relationship with the object. From there, they evolve. Spellings change, pronunciations change. A fine-tuning takes place over hundreds, even thousands of years of evolution.
Today, if you need a name for a product or a business entity, you have neither the time nor the resources to let the name evolve until it fits. It has to be right from day one!
Think of the power of a name as similar to a color, or a shape. The people responsible for the design of a new product will devote large amounts of time and money to get the shape and the color just right. Everybody understands that the wrong color can mean failure in the marketing of a good product. The right color can mean success even for a mediocre product.
In order to be successful, you have to make the right impression. The name is the first impression one gets.
A Texas-based energy business named Entergy, with their choice of company name, severely frustrates its own business potential. The name is simply terrible. It is awkward and infantile.
Sometimes a slight adjustment can make a big difference.
A struggling Mall, not far from here, is named Mall of the Mainland. A bad choice. Change it to Mainland Mall, and business will improve.
Name Changes for Individuals
The process is somewhat different for individuals.
As an individual, you already have a name. The challenge therefore is to find a way to improve the current name or decide on an alternative.
Your original name at birth reflects who you are; your talents, strengths, weaknesses, unique character traits, and so forth. Your original name at birth can not be changed. Your birth has passed and you have been named.
Your date of birth represents the momentum of your life; the path you walk, the cycles, the timing of events and influences, the direction of your life. Your date of birth can not be changed either.
However, your current name, the way you introduce yourself can be changed. And the result of a name change can be dramatic.
The way you introduce yourself shows how you feel about yourself; your self-confidence, your self-image, your perspective of your own potential and short-comings.
When you introduce yourself, you do much more than simply label yourself as so-and-so. You create an impression in sound and vibration.
But there is more. Every time you introduce yourself, or even think of yourself, you confirm an image, a range of qualities. You influence your own world, your immediate environment, and the people around you.
This influence can be positive or detrimental to the quality of your life and your ability to tap into your true potential.
Most people are comfortable with their names. And rightly so. Parents tend to do a good job naming their children. A combination of love, intuition, and many months of adjusting to the upcoming event of giving birth, virtually guarantees that the child receives the perfect name; the name that fits the child perfectly.
Of course, there are exceptions.
And people change. In most cases, the changes are reflected in the original name at birth and in harmony with the individuals personal evolution. Even so, it is not uncommon for a person to reach a stage in life where a certain discomfort is connected with the every day name. A recognition of discordance. A deep inner feeling that the name is no longer in harmony with the flow of life.
At that point, a name change may be in order.
The science of numerology comes natural to us.
It is impossible to talk about patterns in life without symbols, and numerology is a language of symbols-the symbolism of numbers. Symbols serve to draw upon themselves the vast amount of knowledge that exists in the archetypal world. Archetypes are unique bundles of information, stored in the psyche until we have the means to attract their wealth into our lives. They convey knowledge of things that we previously did not know, or were not conscious of.
The beauty of the use of numbers-as we do in numerology-and human characteristics is that they are naturally and inherently joined. There is nothing arbitrary about joining the number 1 with originality or inventiveness, because 1, no matter what language the number is used in, means the beginning, the origin, the first, the birth. Similarly, you will find that in numerology all single digit numbers have a meaning that relates easily to our perspective of the rhythm of things. They just make sense!
Numerology is a language that allows you to expand the horizon of your spiritual awareness.
H. Decoz, Author of Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self.
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De omnibus rebus et quibusdam aliis.
(Concerning all things and several others.)
For most people, the family name has been carried on through many generations, usually on the father's side. Your last name represents a strong connection you have with your ancestors, as well as a similar spiritual path. As shown in our section on Calculation Methods, your Spiritual Transit is taken from your last name. In other words, when you have your last name in common with others, your spiritual path also develops along similar lines.
However, the level and intensity of spiritual experiences is very personal, and it cannot possibly be compared with that of someone else.
For example, our friend Thomas John Hancock (a name/example we have used in other sections on this site), and his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and so on, are all identified by the name Hancock. Each of them had an "O" Spiritual Transit from age seventeen through twenty-two, forty-five through fifty, and seventy-three through seventy-eight. During those times in their lives, they experienced their spiritual evolvement in an emotional way; they were connected to the recognition of beauty, and to the responsibility towards family and community; they had a desire to paint or to otherwise express their feelings; and they had warm, nurturing human relationships. There is a confidence, yet also melancholy and emotional prayer during the "O" Spiritual Transit.
How strong and intensely each of them experienced this probably varied widely, and, even to the close observer, might have made the similarities totally unrecognizable.
Your last name reveals many other generic aspects. Contemplate and study your name closely. Does the name have a certain letter or number represented more than once? How does the name read if you look at each number? (See Calculation Methods to learn how to translate your name into numbers.)
The name Hancock reads as follows: An 8, 1, 5, 3, 6, 3, and 2, which total to 28, reduce to 10, and further reduce to 1.
The family line on the father's side will likely show a number of financially capable (8 Cornerstone) people, many of whom own their own businesses (1 and 8, as well as two 3's), probably promoting or selling something, and relying heavily on their verbal abilities and sense of humor (3 and 5). Family and responsibility (6 as second vowel) were also a priority. They were often quite aware of the needs and emotional status of others (2, actually an 11, since the K is the eleventh letter of the alphabet).
Among his ancestors, Tom Hancock may discover some pirates, or otherwise social outcasts, as well, because the name reveals a considerable amount of adventurism (1 and 5), and a lack of conventionality (1, 5, and 3).
One thing almost all of them had in common was the desire to do their own thing (the sum of 1, and the letters with values of 8, 3, 5, and 1).
Once you have a good understanding of the numbers, you will enjoy meditating on the name(s) that identified, in different times through history, your ancestors.
For women, it is particularly interesting to note the custom of taking on the husband's last name, and the influence such a sacrifice has on a woman's personal experiences. She -- quite literally -- surrenders a part of her own identity and her own Spiritual path to that of the husband. Often, this has a good effect on the relationship. However, when a woman divorces her husband, she should consider returning to her maiden name in order to recoup that part of her personal identity she sacrificed for the marriage.
The science of numerology comes natural to us.
It is impossible to talk about patterns in life without symbols, and numerology is a language of symbols—the symbolism of numbers. Symbols serve to draw upon themselves the vast amount of knowledge that exists in the archetypal world. Archetypes are unique bundles of information, stored in the psyche until we have the means to attract their wealth into our lives. They convey knowledge of things that we previously did not know, or were not conscious of.
The beauty of the use of numbers—as we do in numerology—and human characteristics is that they are naturally and inherently joined. There is nothing arbitrary about joining the number 1 with originality or inventiveness, because 1, no matter what language the number is used in, means the beginning, the origin, the first, the birth. Similarly, you will find that in numerology all single digit numbers have a meaning that relates easily to our perspective of the rhythm of things. They just make sense!
About Master Numbers in numerology.
The first part of this text is an excerpt from the book:
Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self.
There are 3 double-digit numbers that, while they are rooted in the single-digit numbers, require special emphasis and attention. These are 11, 22, and 33.
They are called Master numbers because they possess more potential than other numbers. They are highly charged, difficult to handle, and require time, maturity, and great effort to integrate into one's personality.
The 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. It represents illumination; a channel to the subconscious; insight without rational thought; and sensitivity, nervous energy, shyness, and impracticality. It is a dreamer. The 11 has all the aspects of the 2, enhanced and charged with charisma, leadership, and inspiration. It is a number with inborn duality, which creates dynamism, inner conflict, and other catalyses with its mere presence. It is a number that, when not focused on some goal beyond itself, can be turned inward to create fears and phobias. The 11 walks the edge between greatness and self-destruction. Its potential for growth, stability, and personal power lies in its acceptance of intuitive understanding, and of spiritual truths. For the 11, such peace is not found so much in logic, but in faith. It is the psychic's number.
The 22 is the most powerful of all numbers. It is often called the Master Builder. The 22 can turn the most ambitious of dreams into reality. It is potentially the most successful of all numbers. It has many of the inspirational insights of the 11, combined with the practicality and methodical nature of the 4. It is unlimited, yet disciplined. It sees the archetype, and brings it down to earth in some material form. It has big ideas, great plans, idealism, leadership, and enormous self-confidence. If not practical, the 22s waste their potential. Like the 11, the 22 can easily shrink from its own ambition, causing difficult interior pressures. Both the 11 and the 22 experience the pressure-cooker effect very strongly, particularly at an early age. It must work toward the realization of goals that are larger than personal ambition. The 22 serves the world in a practical way.
The 33 is the most influential of all numbers. It is the Master Teacher. The 33 combines the 11 and the 22 and brings their potential to another level. When expressed to the fullest, the 33 lacks all personal ambition, and instead focuses its considerable abilities toward the spiritual uplifting of mankind. What makes the 33 especially impressive, is the high level of sincere devotion. This is shown in its determination to seek understanding and wisdom before preaching to others. The 33 in full force is extremely rare.
The number 33 only matters when found among the core numbers: The Life Path, Heart's Desire, Expression, Personality, Maturity number, or as an Essence cycle or Pinnacle cycle. In all other cases the 33 should be reduced to a 6.
The fact that the 33 is extra-ordinary demanding and rare can be seen symbolically in the methods of calculation.
For example, a 33 Life Path can happen only when each of the 3 units of the birth date (month/year/day) add to 11. Or when the year adds to 22 (in the 20th century there are only 7 years that add to 22: 1939, 48, 57, 66, 75, 84, and 93) and the month and day of birth combined total is 11. And finally, when the birth day is 22 and the month and year of birth total 11.
Another way to look at the Master numbers:
The Master numbers 11, 22, and 33 represent a triangle. A triangle of Enlightenment.
The number 11 represents the vision.
The number 22 combines vision with action
The number 33 offers guidance to the world.
We use Master numbers as well as Karmic Debt numbers in all our software and personal readings wherever they are relevant.
What is the philosophy behind numerology?
The fundamental premise of numerology is that life, and the universe as a whole is an orderly system, and that numbers reflect that orderliness. Numbers are by definition orderly.
When we confront the question of numerology, we are facing the same dilemma that we all face with the larger questions of life: Is there meaning and order to life, or is it purely a random and chaotic universe?
There are three possible answers to this question: the universe is ruled by randomness and chaos; the universe is infinitely orderly; or both randomness and orderliness exist.
Randomness is a state in which there is no order or larger meaning. Such a state of affairs would mean that the universe is ruled by chance events, and there are no orderly laws governing the universe. In fact, we know this premise to be untrue, since the natural sciences, such as physics, mathematics; biology, chemistry, and astronomy are all based on the orderliness, even predictability, of natural law. Moreover, if the universe were ruled by unpredictable events, there would be no sustainable structure to it. On the contrary, the universe not only maintains form and structure, it also changes in precise and orderly ways.
We are continually witnesses to this process of change: Day turns into night, and night turns into day; winter is followed by spring, and summer is followed by fall; and apples grow on apple trees, and figs grow on fig trees, and they never, ever, get confused.
Orderliness can be seen in every aspect of existence, from the subatomic world to the world of stars and galaxies. Therefore, we can cancel the first possibility to our original question: There is, at the very least, some orderliness.
But is it all orderly? When we look at the very basics of life-the world of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the molecular world, and the developing child-we see an awesome sequence unfolding. DNA is of such profound orderliness that it has been the template for producing literally billions upon billions of human beings with the same universal characteristics, two eyes, ten fingers, ten toes, et cetera. That no two sets of eyes are alike only shows the remarkable creativity and energy that are contained within this DNA molecule.
The gestation and birth of a child are also examples of remarkable orderliness: It still takes egg and sperm to produce an ovum, and nine months for a child to fully develop and to be born. The growth pattern of humans has remained essentially the same too: We are born very young, and grow through adolescence, puberty, adulthood, maturity, and old age, at which point we die. The arc of life is consistent and stable. This has been happening for about 2 million years, the length of time humans have inhabited the planet.
If we look up at the stars and see the planets, we see a further example of great orderliness. In creation, there is no randomness, a fact that is the basis for all physical sciences.
Yet, all of us experience events that we perceive as arbitrary or random. How can we reconcile the awareness that beneath our feet and above our heads-indeed, our very bodies-are the products of profound orderliness, while our lives seem permeated by random events of which we can make no sense?
We seem forced to say that, at first glance, both order and randomness exist simultaneously. But wait-doesn't our perception of how much order there is in the universe constantly grow as we learn more? For example, only three decades ago, heart disease and cancer were regarded by most of us as random and terrible events in life. Today we believe that these illnesses are of the result of our daily behavior and eating pattern. Both illnesses have very logical etiologies. Consequently, they are the products of order. The illnesses have not changed; only our understanding of them has.
Many examples of so-called "natural disasters," such as famine, drought, and mud-slides, are often perceived as random events. It is only later that the cause is usually discovered to be mankind's ignorance. Specifically, we have not had (and still don't have) a perspective large enough to understand all the variables that come into play when we begin to tamper with the underlying orderliness.
The point here is that our perception of what is random keeps changing as we learn more. Meanwhile, our appreciation of an underlying order was always implicit in these events that were previously regarded as random; we simply didn't see the order.
Our growing understanding of order also changes the way we experience space and time. We all have had experiences that we cannot explain that fall in to the category of synchronicity or extrasensory perception. These experiences violate our normal perception of space and time. We think of these things as out-of-the-ordinary, but they are really glimpses of the underlying order that our rational minds cannot comprehend, and that we perhaps were not designed to understand.
Nevertheless, this underlying order, which can only be fully appreciated intuitively, is being proven by our most advanced science, quantum physics.
As quantum physicist Fritjof Capra points out in his book The Tao of Physics, scientists have now discovered a universal unity among all phenomena. And quantum physicist Niels Bohr emphasized that the main consequence of these theories is that we cannot separate any part of the material universe from the rest without making an error. The new vision of reality is a spiritual vision in its very essence.
Progress for the human spirit, as I've come to see it, is an elevation of consciousness to where the individual becomes fully aware of being an integral part of the cosmos as a whole, and of its maker. This mode of consciousness is much, much broader than anything that could possibly develop from a rational thought process. Contrary to the knowledge of the mind, this understanding is rooted in seeing, recognizing, and realizing at a much deeper level. It typically occurs in meditative experiences, but it can also occur in many other settings.
However, science is trying to reach that kind of understanding. As Capra indicated, quantum mechanics is demonstrating that the fundamental reality of the universe-while not immediately apparent to our rational minds-is a vast unity in which all things are related.
In ancient times, this understanding formed the basis for all natural and spiritual sciences. In fact, natural science was merely the tool that was used to discover the underlying orderliness of the universe, otherwise known as God. Out of this consciousness came such spiritual sciences as numerology. Numerology is based upon this underlying unity, a unity that manifests itself in a very intimate way in all of our lives. Our names and dates of birth, for example, are connected with our deepest inner being in a way that the rational mind cannot immediately understand. The intuitive mind, however, is capable of perceiving these relationships, and of interpreting them to help us better understand our lives.
The act of giving something a name is not a superficial or intellectual effort, but a reflection of our deep experience of the essence of the thing we are naming. It comes out of our connection, or our intuitive feeling of that thing.
For example, the word storm, with its special combination of vowels and consonants, gives us a feeling of the movement and power of an invisible force. Storm. Say it and you will feel it.
Another example is the word power, which names something, but at the same time gives the experience of the thing we are naming: Power! The biting movement of the jaw makes us feel it.
The word love embraces us gently. It gives you the experience of its meaning.
Every word, in every language, perfectly reflects the feeling and spirit of the thing that is named by the people who use that language. Some will argue that the words used to name things were originally chosen arbitrarily, and then were integrated into our inner feelings. However, our understanding of sound comes from an archetypal and unconscious part of our being. It is intimately connected with our appreciation of music; no matter whether you are tone deaf or have perfect pitch, all of us have an inborn capacity to discern music from chaotic noise. Music is harmony. And music is inside of us.
Nature too, is filled with events that have trained us to associate certain qualities with sounds: The clap of thunder, the woosh of a river, or the whir of a bird in flight.
From our innate understanding of music and harmony comes the act of naming things according to our perception of their inner natures. This intuitive act is the source of our language. All languages emerge from, and represent the natures of the people who use them.
All of this points to a single and incredibly important fact: Sound and time are both rooted in harmony and universal order.
This is the source of numerology. The numerologist maintains that each of us carries the perfect name that reflects our inner nature or being. That name is a collection of sounds, a melody that in a very deep and perfect way is you.
Excerpted from the book Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self
Language And Numerology.
Playing with numbers.
If you were to encounter an extraterrestrial being, it would be unlikely that the two of you would have any other form of communication other than the language of numbers. The shape of the numbers might not be useful, but if the two of you sat down with a pocketful of pebbles, you'd be able to demonstrate a certain amount of intelligence, and even to share information. The point is that numbers are a universal means of understanding and communication. Numbers transcend the limits of our world.
On one hand, numbers are free of subjective realities, such as emotions and personal preferences. In their purest sense, numbers possess objectivity, which is why they are the language of science. They are the most reliable means of communicating abstract ideas, and of quantifying physical realities.
On the other hand, numbers can also be used to reveal the "soul" of words.
Words evolve with an underlying feeling for the objects they describe. Each word has specific definition, as well as a connecting emotional and spiritual feeling. Numerology can be used to reveal that underlying feeling or spirit.
We will now look at some important words to see how numerology reveals their deeper meaning.
Let's begin with the word love.
When you do the numerology on love, you find that the Expression number is a 9, suggesting the humanitarian and universal nature of love. It's generous, giving, self-sacrificing, and concerned for others. It is a stranger to prejudice. It's the great healer and teacher. It gives of itself unconditionally.
The Heart's Desire number of the word love is 11, which reveals its sensitivity, intuitive nature, need for harmony, and connection with the highest power. The 11 is called the Channel, or the Illuminator.
Love's 7 Personality number indicates the need for careful self-reflection and the implicit wisdom inherent in love.
Now, let's look at love's opposite: hate.
Hate's Expression number is 16/7, a Karmic Debt number, indicating a self-destructive nature. (See Karmic Debt Numbers.)
The 16/7 reveals its isolation. The reason it is isolated is because it is cold, clinical, and self-contained. It is highly mental, and, as a result, it is often lacking in compassion for matters of the heart.
The 6 Heart's Desire in the word hate reveals its powerful emotional connection to the subject of its hatred. The dark side of the 6 is its need to control. It cannot let go. It smothers the object of its hatred with excessive attention.
Hate's Personality number is 1, suggesting the negative attributes of the 1: bullishness and insensitivity; and its inability to share itself with others, thus creating aloneness and loneliness. The stubborn side of the 1 prevents it from being receptive to the positive attributes of the hated person.
LIGHT AND DARK
Now, compare the words light and dark and see how they reveal our association with each word, especially in their relationship to love and hate. The core numbers for the word light are very similar to those of love. Light has an 11 Expression number, a 9 Heart's Desire, and a 2 Personality. (As stated previously, love has an 11 Heart's Desire, a 9 Expression, and a 7 Personality.)
The 11 stands for illumination and insight. It exposes the true nature of whatever it touches. The 9 Heart's Desire obviously indicates its need to reach the farthest concerns. It is available to all; it is an indiscriminate gift to everyone and everything. The 2 Personality reveals its inherent gentleness.
The word dark has a 16/7 Expression, a 1 Heart's Desire, and a 6 Personality. It's only difference with the word hate is that the Heart's Desire and Personality numbers have switched places. (Note that although the words dark and hate have only one letter in common, they have the same core numbers.)
Again, the core numbers represent self-destruction, isolation, and loneliness. The 6 Personality number suggests the illusion of protection offered by darkness.
DOG AND CAT
Let's look at the words for our animal friends, dog and cat, which, as we all know, have very different natures.
Dog has an 8 Expression, suggesting its innate power and ability to protect; a 6 Heart's Desire, revealing its desire for a domestic environment and for love and attention; and a Personality number of 11, showing its sensitivity and intuitiveness to the mood of the owner.
A cat, on the other hand, has a 6 Expression, revealing its domestic nature, but a 1 Heart's Desire, which shows its independence and often stubborn character. It has a 5 Personality, which reinforces the independence and the need for freedom. You cannot control a cat.
Interestingly, both the dog and the cat have 6s in their core numbers, but the dog has a 6 Heart's Desire -- the desire for love, attention, and domestic harmony -- while a cat, with a 6 Expression, is perfectly suited of the domestic environment, but its 1 Heart's Desire gives it a need for independence. A cat, by nature, is not obedient; a dog is.
FOOD AND ROOF
Keeping the domestic theme, let's look at two words that go directly to our basic needs: food and roof. Each word has three 6s! The 6 stands for all that is protective, comforting, mothering, domestic and nurturing. In addition, food has a 22 Expression, indicating its link to the very foundation of life: the transformation of matter to energy (metabolism), and its opposite, energy to matter (the growth of organisms). As you know, the number 22 is a called the Master Builder, and here it is demonstrated at its finest.
Roof has a 9 Expression coupled with a 6 Personality, revealing its clear purpose of protecting the domestic environment.
RIVER AND TREE
Let's look at the words river and tree. River has a Heart's Desire of 5, meaning movement, freedom, dynamism, and change. Its Personality number is 22, revealing that it is one of the most powerful forces in nature. It slices through obstacles. The 9 Expression means that it gives of itself for the well-being of all.
Tree provides a wonderful array of numbers, beginning with its 1 Heart's Desire, suggesting its independence and its strong will to survive. A tree's upright form itself suggests the 1. Its Personality number is 11, showing its spiritual nature: its reaching up toward heaven and its inspirational influence to all. Its 3 Expression symbolizes the ability to communicate both its spiritual power and beauty.
Finally, let's examine the world work. Work has a 22 Expression, showing that it is the means for bringing the ideal into the material world, again apropos of the Master Builder. It also reflects its potential power: We build our lives and gain our rewards from our work. Work has a 16/7 Personality. The 7 reveals its concentration, focus, and search for perfection. The 16 Karmic Debt shows that work can become self-destructive if it allowed to be your master, or the only thing that motivates your life. This is the workaholic, whose obsessive nature destroys all of life's other rewards.
One of the best ways to learn numerology is simply by practicing on common words, names of cities and states, and, of course, people.
The following list of words offers excellent exercises in the art of numerology.
SUN is the "happy go lucky" 3, which is located smack in the middle of the word, and is also the Heart's Desire. It has a 6 Personality and a 9 Expression. Could this possibly be a coincidence/
LAKE has an 11 Expression, suggesting the connection between the subconscious and the conscious; a 6 Heart's Desire, pointing to stability; and a 5 Personality, suggesting a movement. Compare SEA with LAKE!
FLOWER has an 11 Heart's Desire, a 6 Cornerstone, a 7 Expression, and a 5 Personality, as opposed to PLANT, which has a 1 Heart's Desire, an 8 Personality, and a 9 Expression.
Or try these: man, woman, tool, hammer, car, box, war, needle, wool, baby, friend, sister, and brother.
Animal names also offer great opportunities. First do tiger, lion, wolf, bear, eagle, and shark. Then do lamb, sheep, dove, dolphin, and whale.
Are we having fun yet? (Try the word fun and compare it with sun!)
There are many reasons for numerology’s enduring magic.
Simply put, it is highly accurate. People who encounter numerology marvel at the insight and practical advice it offers, as well as its ability to predict future trends and events. Implicit within the spiritual science of numerology is an age-old and universal wisdom that people intuitively understand, respect, and respond to. Numerology is very accessible. Anyone who can do simple arithmetic can do a complete numerology chart, and it requires little time to complete.
Numerology is a science of patterns and cycles. Numerology shows that in a universe of infinite dimensions, every point is the absolute center.
Numerology Tutorial: How can your name say anything about you as a person?
How can a name given to you at birth, reflect anything about you? Isn't it kind of arbitrary?
Every metaphysical science is about recognizing the hidden relationships between the visible and the invisible, the obvious and the obscure, matter and energy. Nothing stands alone in this universe. Everything is connected to everything else. It is simply a matter of following a thread. Sometimes the connections are obvious. Sometimes they are not.
The concept that your name as given at birth reveals much about you as a human being; your personality, your likes and dislikes, your talents and your weaknesses, may be somewhat strange on the surface, but a closer look offers a different picture.
My friend Tom Monte and myself used to play this game quite often. Take a word and analyze it as you would a person's name.
For example, let's look at the words river and tree.
River has a Heart's Desire of 5, meaning movement, freedom, dynamism, and change. Its Personality number is 22, revealing that it is one of the most powerful forces in nature. It slices through obstacles. The 9 Expression means that it gives of itself for the well-being of all.
Tree provides a wonderful array of numbers, beginning with its 1 Heart's Desire, suggesting its independence and its strong will to survive. A tree's upright form itself suggests the 1. Its Personality number is 11, showing its spiritual nature its reaching up toward heaven and its inspirational influence to all. Its 3 Expression symbolizes the ability to communicate both its spiritual power and beauty.
When people first started using words, sounds I should say, they were perhaps just guttural noise used to warn each other of approaching danger. Or picture some Neanderthal using smacking sounds to show appreciation for the chunk of meat he is putting his big crooked teeth in. Or soft moaning sounds to express desire for a woman. What these sounds had in common, is that they were suitable to the occasion. Even at such an early stage in our evolution we had enough intuition and sense of emotional effect, to apply the proper sounds to an event. From there, we evolved, very slowly, and became capable of expressing more detail (finesse?). First, there was one sound used to warn the tribe that danger was approaching. Next, we developed two distinctly different sounds for the same purpose; to warn of danger. But one was used for mammoths, another one for bears. Et voila. The birth of language.
Even in those early days, when Neanderthals roamed the earth and Homo Sapiens were the future (has anything really changed?), we had the intuitive connection down pretty good. We didn't use soft smacking sounds when we were about to be overrun by a herd of big hairy elephants, and we didn't scream and roar in pure panic when we wanted to express warm and fuzzy feelings for each other. (Although I have known some people ....... well, better save that one for some other time.)
Today, the same intuitive understanding, albeit more developed and fine-tuned, applies when we name a child, or assign a word to a newly invented object, or anything else we need to name. You may wonder though, if this naming of little people is not far from perfect. After all, if it is just a matter of intuition, we will probably screw it up quite often. Actually, I believe it is perfect to such an extend that we could not mess it up even if we tried.
The mother has known the child since long before she even became pregnant. The father ditto, of course. The connection has always been there. And when the baby is named, the intuitive connection is powerful. Even when I hear stories about misspellings, last minute changes, and so forth, I consider those to be the final touches to make sure the child receives the proper name.
Some people don't like their names. Some even hate them and never use them. Still, the magic works. A careful analysis will probably reveal the source, of this dislike.