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A Change in My Posting Schedule

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love writing about your hidden potential for achieving success.

I’m going to be implementing one simple change in my blogging frequency. Up to now I’ve been blogging weekly, but that is changing to every other week since I’ve decided to venture into the world of guest blogging. I’m excited about the opportunity to discover many other personal development blogs and the opportunity to share them with you. I’ll keep you posted about where you can read my articles on other blogs as the opportunities materialize.

Meanwhile, enjoy the adventure of your life. Make every challenge an opportunity to learn something great about yourself.

See you in 2 weeks.rsz_wonder_woman

Seven Simple Steps to Living Your Life Purpose

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Now that you’ve done your Chaldean Soul Chart, how does it feel to put your life purpose into action? How will it change your life? What will your family and friends think? How do you actually do it?

Scary is Fine

You will encounter fear when you change your life. It’s perfectly natural because you are entering unknown territory. Just remember, everyone else who takes on this journey is experiencing scary times too. I’ll talk about practical ways you can deal with fear in another post.

You will see that dreams and passions you’ve had since childhood are revealed in your Chaldean Soul Chart. Deep in your soul, you have known all along what you want to do with your life, but you haven’t given credence to your inner knowing.

Maybe you thought your dreams were only wishful thinking or impractical nonsense. Maybe you got the message from others that you can’t make a living doing what you love, maybe you have obligations to your family or your job, or maybe you’re afraid to share what you’d love to do because others have made fun of you.

If it’s so hard to step out and be who you are, why bother? It’s safer to hide in old habits. But if you keep on hiding, you continue to feel incomplete – empty inside, between a rock and a hard place.

The Key

The key to living your purpose is congruence. When your outer actions reflect your inner feelings, when your inner self and your outer self are in alignment, you have congruence. Congruence is really the only form of fulfillment; it is an end in itself. Think about it. Everything good grows from it. Congruence creates happiness and inner peace. True success unfolds from congruence.

Congruence requires courage, which you have in spades, even if you don’t think so. Remember, you already have everything you need to live the purpose you have chosen.

The Seven Simple Steps

These steps are simple, but not easy. You will be flying in the face of your old self, moving out of your comfort zone, and upsetting some people in your life. But these steps will help you navigate the conflict and confusion that will show up on your journey to living your best life.

1. Thoughts become things. Change your thoughts, change your life. “Be, Do, Have” are timeless words of wisdom. Notice the order of those words. First, be that which you want; second, do that which is necessary to get what you want; third, you then are ready to attract what you want.

Become the master of your consciousness. Start by making time every day for at least five minutes of meditation. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Merely getting quiet (sitting in a comfortable position – not lying down) and focusing on your breathing will give you peace and enlightenment. Use a timer. When your mind wanders, bring your focus back to your breathing. This simple process will clear your mind and help you get in touch with your soul.

2. Start small. Go with your soul-driven desire and begin to practice it like a hobby. This is about creating your new life, so make time every day for action. Even if it’s only a few minutes a day at first, give yourself this vital gift. If you’d love to play the piano, draw or paint, be a crafts person, a librarian, an economist, work with animals, be a counselor, get married and have babies, whatever it is, take lessons, go to school. If you can’t afford to go to school full time, take one course at a time, become an apprentice, or research on your own.

3. Find a community. Look for like-minded people to hang out with. Search for groups in your local area, join meet-ups, and find groups online in social media and forums. Although online associations definitely have value, face-to-face contact is more important.

4. Find out from the horse’s mouth what it’s like to live the lifestyle. Contact people who are doing what you want to do and interview them over coffee. Call them up (no texting or email) and tell them you’ve always wanted to do what they’re doing and you’d like to learn about their day. If they live far away from you, set up Skype chats. Complete strangers will be thrilled to share their experience with you.

5. Reassure your loved ones. Nobody likes change. Once you start to change your behavior, they will try to change you back to your old self. Let them know what you are doing and reassure them that you still love them. If that doesn’t work, see step #6.

6. Being true to yourself is your first priority. Learn to say no. When friends or loved ones want you to get back into old habits, just say no. Some friends will fall by the wayside, but that’s fine; to each his (or her) own.

7. If you have a job you hate, don’t quit. You need the money or you wouldn’t be there. Instead, apply yourself to doing the very best you can at it. Talk yourself into loving the parts of it you hate. As you change your attitude, you’ll see changes in your environment. I’ll go into that in another post. For now trust me, it works.

Learning to live your purpose takes discipline and commitment. But it also opens up your life to more fun and creativity than ever before. Enjoy the process.

I wish all good things for you as you begin your great adventure. Please share your comments, questions, and experiences. For the first time in human history, we have the opportunity to effect positive change on mass consciousness just by being true to ourselves. The possibilities are endless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Are More Than You Think You Are

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Your Cycles – Personal Years and Personal Months

The shorter cycles of Personal Years and Personal Months tell you where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you are going, just as the longer cycles do. Since these cycles are shorter, you get a more immediate picture of the flow of your life.

Your cycles proceed in an orderly fashion whether you are aware of them or not. You don’t have to try to follow your cycles. Appropriate experiences appear before you automatically. The process is effortless. You choose whether or not to flow with your cycles. The trick is to have faith and allow yourself to go with the flow. If you find yourself traveling a bumpy road full of frustration, chances are you may be resisting the cycle you are in.

If you’re like me, and want understanding along with faith, learning about your cycles will make life easier. Since I’ve learned about my cycles I feel more secure about the present and future. In fact, I feel excited about the potential opportunities that are opening up for me.

Currently, I’m in a number 9 Personal Year, which can be challenging because it’s about ending in all its forms. Relationships may change or come to an end, jobs or certain routines can change or end, objects may be lost, attitudes can change radically, and streamlining your environment becomes important. Unpleasant endings are less upsetting for me than they were before because I know these experiences are ultimately for my good and are preparing me for the next 9-year cycle full of new opportunities.

Your Personal Year cycles are, obviously, one year in duration. They begin on your birthday and end the day before your next birthday. In reality, you sometimes begin to attract the experiences of your next Personal Year up to three months before your birthday. Here’s an earlier post about Personal Years that goes into more depth.

Knowledge of your Personal Months can enhance the experiences of your Personal Years and contribute to a strong foundation as you welcome new experiences into your life. The interpretations below apply to both Personal Years and Personal Months.

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Interpretations

Number 1:

The beginning of a new cycle, this is a time of initiating, starting new projects, making new plans, meeting new people, taking the lead, following your own instincts and intuition. Express your individuality, stand up for yourself, and establish independence. Hesitation or lack of initiative will set you back.

Number 2:

This is a time for cooperation, partnerships, working in harmony with others, and creating peace within and without. It’s a time to develop the new projects and ideas of the Number 1 period, attending to details, networking, friendship, and collaboration.

Number 3:

This is a time for branching out; social activities, self expression, promoting yourself and your projects, and creativity. It’s a time to enjoy the lighter side of life by entertaining, going out with friends, and getting involved in the creative arts. Projects involving words, such as writing, lecturing, teaching, or singing are emphasized.

Number 4:

This is a time for building, for creating routines and systems that make life easier, patiently attending to details, and creating a powerful foundation that will serve you and others for years to come. You may have high expenses. You will need to stay focused to be successful, as this is a demanding period that requires self discipline.

Number 5:

This is a period of change, freedom, movement, activity of almost any sort. It’s a time of adjusting to new conditions, expansion, and learning to let go. It can be quite an adventure. See changes as new opportunities for your growth and fulfillment.

Number 6:

This is a time when your attention will be on home, family, and health. Family responsibilities come forward at this time, and there could be changes in your home. Pay attention to your health by taking good care of yourself. You may be taking care of a family member.

Number 7:

This is usually a quiet time, as the vibration is one of introspection, study, research, regrouping, and reevaluating. It is a time of rest, meditation, and spiritual and mental housecleaning. Allow developments to unfold for you rather than trying to force them. Make sure you get enough exercise, since your head may be in the clouds much of the time, and exercise will keep you grounded.

Number 8:

This can be a dynamic time with lots of energy. It is a good time for business success if you have grown with your previous cycles. It is a time for being organized, using good judgment, exercising your leadership, being efficient and practical, and thinking big.

Number 9:

As the last period in the cycle, it is a time of endings. You could be ending a relationship or a job, cleaning out your old stuff, or changing old attitudes and habits. You are letting go of conditions that no longer serve you, and sometimes it’s a relief and sometimes it’s unpleasant. In the case of Personal Years, you are preparing to start all over again with the next number 1 period.

Number 11/2:

This is an illuminating and inspiring time full of high energy and deep sensitivity. It is a time to evaluate your motives and ethics and make adjustments where necessary. You will not be satisfied with casually brushing things off. You will be motivated to be the best you can be, setting new standards of excellence for yourself.

Number 22/4:

This is the period to put your ideas into action. Think big, go after your dreams. Those that involve service to others will be successful. Build something that serves mankind. Take charge and watch your dreams unfold.

Number 33/6:

This is a time for communication and unselfish service. You will be involved in fulfilling responsibilities and duties to friends, family, and community. Your attention will be directed toward benefiting others. Share your love, understanding, inner peace, and serenity. Your reward will be to gain twice as much as you give. Remember to have fun.

All your cycles are calculated from your birth date. If you want to know how to calculate your own cycles, visit https://youwerebornthatway.com/about/, where you can learn about my book, You Were Born to Succeed: Finding Your Purpose through Numerology. It’s easy to order, and it will show you how to calculate all the numbers for your Chaldean Soul Chart, plus a lot more about what it means to be a spiritual being having a physical experience.

It’s been fun to share the elements of numerology with you in this series. I hope you’ve gained a better understanding of this dynamic and practical occult science. And I hope you’ve begun to see it as a powerful tool you can use to help you live the life of success and happiness you were meant for.

What are your thoughts about this series?

You Are More Than You Think You Are

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Cycles – Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business occurs when you have ignored a Challenge lesson you selected in a previous lifetime. We have free will, so we can choose to skip a Challenge cycle. However, the decision comes with a price – we still attract the experiences that represent that Challenge, and we will do so until we decide to resolve it.

I have found that very few people come into this life without unfinished business. When I see a chart free of Unfinished Business, I know the person has had a very high level of commitment to spiritual growth. Most people have at least one instance of Unfinished Business on their Chaldean Soul Chart, which can be seen as an additional Challenge in their lives.

When I learned my Unfinished Business number, I saw exactly how it was playing out in my life.

Can you see a trend of Unfinished Business in your life in the following interpretations?

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Interpretations

Number 1:

Indicates in the past a lack of ambition, laziness, dependence on others, fear of standing out in any way, indecisiveness, over-cautiousness, timidity, lack of self respect, and fear of anything new, conditions which are present in your life now.

You can talk a good show, but there is often no action to follow it up. You will not achieve anything without working for it. Success is yours when you develop the courage of your convictions and stand up for yourself while keeping your cool. You need to be the leader.

Number 2:

In the past you were impatient with details, disliked following rules and directions, you were tactless, undisciplined, you lacked direction, lacked self-confidence, were irresponsible with money, and so you have these challenges now.

You may have trouble bonding in intimate relationships. Learn to cooperate with others in order to accomplish anything in this lifetime, and learn to come out of your shell and contribute to the group. Your life is full of details that you must handle. Working with your hands on creative projects can be quite enjoyable.

Number 3:

In a past life, you were afraid to express yourself or promote yourself and your ideas. You had a pessimistic view of life. You lacked imagination and didn’t enjoy life much. You may want to share a great deal with others, but feel you are unable to. You are faced with situations which require you to reveal yourself.

Three is the number of happiness. Learn to express yourself and develop a realistic, optimistic view of life. Learn to be grateful and see the beauty in life. You could take singing or dancing lessons, or join a theater group or public speaking group. Do not paint or draw, as these activities can be isolating, unless you are prepared to have regular exhibitions of your work (social media do not count). Writing can be satisfying if you participate in writer’s groups and read your work in public.

Your creativity, your sense of humor, your friendliness, and anything that brings joy to you will also bring joy to others.

Number 4:

You avoided hard work, discipline, and orderliness in the past, and have challenges with these issues now.

In this life, you need to establish a firm foundation for yourself. Plan your life and work your plan. Stay focused, have patience, practice discipline, be systematic and orderly, and take care of details. Working with your hands could be pleasant for you and would teach you a great deal. Follow through on your responsibilities. Other people will appreciate your dedication, and so will you.

Number 5:

The number 5 is seldom lacking in a person’s name, but if it is lacking in yours, life seems to be a series of changes, new things to adapt to, and emergencies of all kinds. Avoiding these in previous lifetimes magnifies their presence in your life now.

Learn to welcome change and let go of things and relationships that no longer serve you. Interact with and appreciate all kinds of people, adapt to new situations, and handle emergencies responsibly when they come along.

Number 6:

You have avoided responsibility in the past. You were afraid of being tied down, especially to family duties. You avoid helping others because you have been taken advantage of. You never learned the difference between helping someone and taking over. Family members are manipulative, demanding, and unreasonable. You tend to be critical and self-righteous.

You need to learn to set your boundaries and to help people without sacrificing yourself. Learning these important lessons will enable you to enjoy helping others. Remember, you are seeing yourself in others when you criticize. Give yourself a hug and a pat on the back, and love yourself just as you are.

Number 7:

You have been afraid to trust and have faith. In the past, you withdrew and feared taking action when you didn’t know what to expect. You failed to look beyond the obvious for the truth.

Learn to examine all sides of a situation before coming to a conclusion. Develop your inner knowing and your connection to inner guidance, and then trust them to guide you. You need both material and spiritual evidence to guide your life. No more denial or fuzz-ball thinking for you. You are too talented for that.

Number 8:

In the past, you feared having money, possessions, and power. You were careless, showed poor judgment, and didn’t trust your common sense, and these conditions are showing up in your life now.

Learn to develop your organizational and managerial abilities. Delegate opportunity, not responsibility. That is, take responsibility for those tasks you delegate and check up on the delegatees periodically. Always follow up with lawyers, employees, roofers, plumbers, bankers, etc. It’s not that everyone is out to get you, but that you are attracting experiences that force you to pay attention.

Get good advice before investing, and don’t lend money to anybody, no matter how much you want to help. For you, this is good judgment because you don’t get back the money you lend. Be generous in other ways. Learn to love taking good care of yourself and your things, and you can enjoy success. You deserve the best.

You’re Not Really A Computer, but…..

If you think about yourself in computer language, your physical body is the hardware of your life and your soul is the software that drives it. You are hardwired for success with top-quality software, but if that software becomes corrupted with limiting beliefs your brilliant programs start to fail. Your hardware will eventually malfunction if your corrupted software is not cleared of limiting beliefs. So you can see how important it is to take good care of yourself.

Numerology is a science that gives us specific information about ourselves which goes beyond the physical, encompassing the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels as well. I hope you’ve gained insight into your own life by learning about Unfinished Business. All of our challenging experiences are meant to wake us up to our own magnificence.

Next time, the shorter cycles – Personal Years and Personal Months.

What say you?

You Are More Than You Think You Are

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Your Spiritual Core – Your Outer Life

You are already more than you ever dreamed you could be. Hidden deep within you are secrets that will amaze you if you take the time to uncover them. You have more potential within you than you will ever express, and that’s a good thing because it means you have more choices than you ever thought possible.

If your wisdom was a well, you would never get to the bottom of it. When Socrates said, “Know thyself,” that’s what he was talking about. You have within you everything you will ever need to lead a life of joy and fulfillment. All you need to do is bring it forward.

There’s a tool for every job. Just as plumbers use wrenches, carpenters use hammers, and artists use brushes, Chaldean numerology is a tool you can use to help you access the secrets of your soul.

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Your Outer Life number indicates the way others see you and the way you live your life – what I call your life style. Your Outer Life number reveals your behavior patterns, the physical expression of your life, your personality, and these elements influence the way others react or respond to you.

Interpretations

Number 1:

Because you are independent and capable, people look to you for leadership. You like action and don’t spend time with small talk when there is work to be done. Since your ideas are so unique, you will have to stand up for them all your life. Living on the leading edge, you must manifest your own vision. The world just hasn’t caught up to you yet.

Down side: people may find you selfish, pushy, impatient, and domineering.

Number 2:

You are warm, friendly, and helpful; you get along with all kinds of people, and you can fit in anywhere. You instill cooperation in others. Yours is a life of partnership. People are the center of your life.

Down side: you can be indecisive, undisciplined, timid, the victim, and dependent on others for approval.

Number 3:

People see you as outgoing, cheerful, and expressive, a talker; you are active, determined, sociable, and popular. You seem to have no worries.

Down side: you can be a scatterbrain, disorganized and ineffective because you spread yourself too thin.

Number 4:

You are seen as disciplined, organized, dependable, practical, conservative, thorough, a hard worker. People respect you because they can count on you. You give the impression of orderliness in every facet of your life. Your presence reassures others.

You can be narrow-minded, stubborn, inflexible, nervous, close-minded, and difficult to work with.

Number 5:

People see you as outgoing, sociable, cheerful, enthusiastic, an adventurer, risk-taker, dynamic, magnetic, attractive, gracious, and carefree. You are the life of the party. One never knows what you will do next.

Down side: you can be seen as loud, boastful, startling, bizarre, and irresponsible.

Number 6:

People like to be around you because you project a sense of serenity and harmony. You are outgoing and friendly in a dignified way, even at a party. You make people feel welcome wherever you are. People come to you for advice. Your life revolves around family.

Down side: you can be a worrier, interfering, overbearing, self righteous, and careless about your appearance and your environment.

Number 7:

People find you gracious and friendly. You can be reserved and aloof, as well. You are curious and are good at finding things out. You are unconventional, and your life is unusual in some way. Perhaps you collect butterflies or participate in theater as a hobby.

Down side: you can be exclusive, snobbish, judgmental, secretive, and elusive. No one can pin you down.

Number 8:

People see you as dynamic, energetic, friendly, persuasive, and confident. You emanate personal power, strength, and success. You automatically assume leadership, and like to be in charge.

Down side: you can be dictatorial, impatient, scornful of others, and demonstrate a king-sized ego.

Number 9:

You are seen as sincere, friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic, strong, charming, compassionate, a magnetic personality. People are drawn to you because they sense you genuinely care about them. You seem to always be surrounded by people.

Down side: you can be overly emotional, trying to solve everyone’s problems because you want to fix them. You can also be irresponsible, indecisive, and impractical.

Number 11/2:

Others are inspired by you and see you as original, having avant garde ideas. You are artistic, creative, humanitarian, unique, inventive, idealistic, a dreamer. People are drawn to you and are fascinated by your message.

Down side: you can be egotistical, shallow, uninterested in the opinions of others, and an impractical dreamer, accomplishing nothing.

Number 22/4:

People see you as a powerful, practical humanitarian who can make dreams come true. You use your skills and expertise to help others and make the world a better place. People trust you and are confident that you have their highest interests at heart.

Down side: you can be a know-it-all and look down on others. You can also lack confidence in yourself to such a degree that your power is completely hidden.

Number 33/6:

People see you as a giver. You are outgoing, entertaining, dramatic, a lover of children and animals. People are attracted to you because they can feel your kindness, generosity, and genuine caring. It seems your house is always full of people.

Down side: you tend to take on the problems of others rather than helping them solve their own. You get stuck in their stuff, like Brer Rabbit to the Tar Baby, sacrificing yourself because you don’t understand the difference between being a servant and being of service.

Why is your Outer Life number important? Like all the other numbers in your Chaldean Soul Chart, it deepens your sense of self and validates the message your soul is whispering to you, showing you who you are. You know – that still, small voice within.

What is your soul whispering to you?

Your Inner Desire

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Your Spiritual Core – Your Inner Desire

Your Inner Desire number represents your motivation, the inner you, your heart’s desire, what you want more than anything else, and it is fueled by your feelings. I think of it as your ultimate comfort zone. When you are acting from your Inner Desire, you feel a deep sense of security and excitement at the same time. Your world is in harmony and you feel a self-confident sense of belonging.

Interestingly, this is the only part of yourself that you can hide from the world. If you are afraid of what others may think or if you are living someone else’s version of your life, you will keep your Inner Desire bottled up in order to be accepted. If this is you, you can use this as a golden opportunity to start building self-confidence and living a more authentic life by allowing the expression of your Inner Desire.

Here’s how one person found a way to express his Inner Desire number. All his core numbers, except one, represented conservative qualities of responsibility, hard work, consistency, and single-mindedness in achieving his goals. The one exception to these qualities was his Inner Desire number, which was 5. The five in his life gave him the desire for freedom, adventure, change, and risk-taking. His heart’s desire seemed out of alignment with his life and the expectations others had of him.

He found an outlet for this complete contrast in his makeup by driving a sports car and having a career in which he enjoyed enough freedom within the structure of his industry that he was able to maintain his responsibilities without feeling unduly restricted. His ultimate goal was to retire before the age of 50, and his self-discipline enabled him to express his Inner Desire in ways that served his ultimate goal. Once he achieved this goal, his intention was to have even more freedom and adventure in his life by making a second career out of his hobby and taking adventure vacations with his family.

The key to a fulfilling life is being who you truly are deep down in your soul. Numerology helps you discover the message your true Self is carrying for you and guides you on your way to living that message.

Your true Self cannot be suppressed. When it is not expressed consciously, it will emerge negatively in relationship problems, money problems, and health problems. This is the Real You insisting on being recognized. By allowing your true Self to unfold, you are automatically living your Life Purpose.

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Number 1:

You want independence; you like action and accomplishment; and you want to be unique, creative, not one of the crowd. You would rather work alone, but if you must work with others, you want to be in charge. You like to start things, but often get bored before you finish them.

Down side: you can be impatient, bossy, arrogant, conceited, critical, selfish, and outspoken. You tend to put pressure on yourself by holding yourself to impossible standards. You will be more successful if you learn to be diplomatic and tactful.

Number 2:

You are thoughtful, loving, devoted, and loyal; you love the comfort of a nice, soft chair and camaraderie with friends and loved ones. You want peace and harmony more than anything. You are sensitive to the feelings of others and have psychic ability, especially when it comes to knowing how people really feel. You would rather be in the background than at the head of the line. You are contented with the little things and don’t need ambitious dreams to motivate you.

Down side: you tend to let people run over you because you crave peace at any price. You don’t let people know what you want because you think it might inconvenience or displease them. You can be overly emotional, taking everything personally.

Number 3:

You love to express yourself through speaking, writing, or acting. Your goal is to be happy, and you love to make other people happy. You are an optimist and, if you worry, it’s not for long. You are loving, outgoing, and affectionate. You love to entertain, to be entertained, and to have a lot of friends. You are creative, artistic, and you like to be surrounded by beauty.

Down side: you can be a drama king/queen. You are so versatile you can end up scattering your energy in all directions with your fingers in too many pies. Develop tolerance and patience.

Number 4:

Your greatest desire is for structure, steadiness, and routine. You are practical, analytical, reliable, orderly, and methodical. You are loyal and honest, and respect these qualities in others. You like details, and you like to work with your hands. You have self-discipline and are not afraid to discipline others.

Down side: you can be inflexible, stubborn, a perfectionist, impatient with those you perceive as undisciplined or disorganized. You can be narrow-minded, unwilling to change or try something new, even if it’s for the better.

Number 5:

Your greatest desire is for freedom. You like variety, adventure, travel, new places, and new faces. You are versatile, clever, witty, a good mixer. You dislike routine and are not a good candidate for a desk job. You are outgoing and magnetic.

Down side: You can be stubborn when you perceive others trying to limit your freedom.  You waste time by trying to prove you cannot be controlled. Remember, real freedom is living in alignment with your spirit. Excess of all kinds is another stumbling block for you.

Number 6: Your greatest desire is to have love, justice, and harmony in the world. Home, family, and community are vital to you. You are a loyal friend and a devoted family member. You love to counsel others, to advise and guide people through their troubles. You are happiest when someone is in trouble and you can open your door and your heart to them.

Down side: you tend to become emotionally involved in other people’s troubles, worrying about them and creating stress for yourself. You can be stubborn, interfering, and self righteous when it seems others are not taking your advice.

Number 7: You are curious and seek knowledge. You love mystery, and seek to understand the unknown, whether in the field of science or spirituality. You have an inner knowing that guides you through life. You can be quiet and reserved, but you are not conventional.

Down side: you can be high strung and hard to get along with because of your psychic
sensitivity. You are like a radio, broadcasting your energy outward and picking up static along with clear information. You need to allow time to be alone each day in order to recharge your batteries and quiet the static.

Number 8:

You love power, material possessions, and accomplishment. You are a born leader, and you thrive in the director’s chair. You like high quality and do not settle for second best. You have good judgment and a sense of fairness that allows you to get the most out of your employees/team members without seeming to boss them around. You keep your eye on the big picture and find others to take care of the details.

Down side: you can be a tyrant. Usually it’s because you are putting so much pressure on yourself you forget that you are working/living with actual people who can help you if you treat them nicely.

Number 9: Love for humanity drives you. You dream of helping mankind in a big way. You are the universal big sister or big brother; kind, understanding, compassionate, always willing to help. People are more important to you than anything.

Down side: You can be impractical and indecisive. Dreaming is a wonderful thing, but you need to put food on your table, too. You can get bogged down in self-pity when you discover some people don’t respond to the love you have for them.

Number 11/2:

You are inspired by the spiritual, but you are not religious; you love to explore the unseen. You are idealistic and see the world as full of beauty and infinite potential. You are a champion of the individual, and you long to inspire people to achieve their dreams. You have creative, unconventional ideas, and need to find ways to apply them in practical ways that serve humanity.

Down side: you tend to love ideals more than people. As you are able to cultivate unconditional love for yourself just as you are, you will cease judging others for their perceived failings. You can be stubborn, hasty, and domineering. Use diplomacy in communicating with others.

Number 22/4:

Your passion is to make dreams come true. You have high ideals, a great understanding of the spiritual and physical worlds, and have the practical know-how to manifest dreams on the physical plane. You love people, and you are a kind and patient leader.

Down side: your desire for perfection can alienate people. You are susceptible to the down side of the number 4. Have faith in yourself and your abilities.

Number 33/6:

Love and service drive you. You desire that everyone know how magnificent they are and how much they are loved by the Creator. You can see the good in everyone, no matter what others may say or think.

Down side: you tend to sacrifice yourself for others, creating trouble in your own life. Take time to give yourself the comfort you offer others.

Please keep in mind that these interpretations are brief in order to keep these posts as short as possible. My book, “You Were Born to Succeed,” goes into more detail.

Do you see yourself in any of these numbers? I’d love to have your comments.

Next time, Your Outer Life – how you look to others, the style of your life.

Your Calling

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Your Spiritual Core – Your Calling, the Direction of Your Life

Last week’s post was about your Life Purpose number. This week we’ll look at your Life Direction number, the second number listed in the  Spiritual Core section of the Chaldean Soul Chart.

Your Direction number is placed in the second column of the Chaldean Soul Chart right underneath your Purpose number. It indicates the way in which you chose to express your purpose.

Your life purpose is funneled through the characteristics of your Direction number. For example, if you chose a life purpose of 3 and a Direction of 6, your purpose would be expressed differently than if you had chosen a 7 Direction number.

Your Direction number represents your soul’s calling, the most fulfilling career, job, or way of life for you – that which makes you feel excited, deeply contented, that this is where you belong. It can be a passion for something like being a parent, athletics, writing, dancing, entertaining, cars, administration, the list is endless.

Think about the thing that’s most fascinating to you. Is it your hobby, your career, is your life set up to express that right now? Or are you living your life according to someone else’s plan, hating your job, unhappy with your life, feeling empty inside?

Many people put aside their passions, unaware that their soul is calling to them; unaware that they can start now to bring their passions into their lives.

Is that you? Many have buried their passions so deeply they are unaware of them. If that’s you, this is the right time to start noticing what excites you, what wakes you up and fills your heart. Perhaps you’ll get a hint from the interpretations that follow.

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Interpretations

Number 1:

You are the pioneer, innovator, leader, inventor, willing to step boldly into the unknown to explore or invent new possibilities for all. Careers for you can be teacher, leader (in business or of a cause), inventor, promoter, research and development, designer, executive, explorer, sales manager, architect, artist, theatrical producer. Whatever you do, you will find new ways to do it. You feel confined by too many rules or rigid systems; you thrive in an environment where your individuality is appreciated.

Down side:

When out of balance, you can be aggressive, overbearing, impatient, egotistical, pushy, and arrogant. On the other extreme you can be dependent, lazy, stubborn, submissive, helpless, fearful, and unwilling to take a stand.

Number 2:

You are the diplomat, able to work successfully with the many different kinds of people who come to you for aid and advice. You are good at combining the ideas of others into something new. You are psychic, and your presence is healing to others. You thrive on working with others in cooperation, not competition. Careers for you can be diplomat, musician, counselor, clergy, child care, teacher, social worker, metaphysics, bookkeeper, negotiator, librarian, administrative assistant, politician, doctor, nurse, dancer, and artist. You love supporting people rather than being in the spotlight.

When out of balance, you can be indecisive, take things personally, retreat into the background, and become a doormat.

Number 3:

You are expressive, spiritual, creative, cheerful, sociable, artistic, talented, imaginative, and good-natured. You love hospitality and entertaining and are a natural entertainer with a pervasive sense of humor. Careers for you can be entertainer, speaker, writer, theater, hospitality industry, beautician, cosmetician, artist, craftsperson, critic, linguist, translator, clergy, and philosopher. Long hours in confined spaces can limit and frustrate your self-expression. You are impractical and need to team up with a practical person for success.

When out of balance, you can be flighty, have your fingers in too many pies, and be critical, impatient, intolerant, extravagant, wasteful, and shallow.

Number 4:

You are a builder. Four creates form and order out of chaos. You characterize stability and dependability, you are four-square, and you appreciate law, system, and order. What can be work for others is play for you. Careers for you can be any of the building trades, dentist, computer technician, engineer, accountant, farmer, lawyer, banker, financial advisor, analyst, manufacturer, proofreader, watch repair, furniture restoration, antique auto restoration, vocational and technical teacher.

When out of balance, you can be stubborn, too serious, plodding, gloomy, blunt, and outspoken.

Number 5:

You thrive on action and require freedom, travel, change, adventure, and variety. You easily work with many different kinds of people from all walks of life in a variety of situations. Careers for you can be sales, advertising director, detective, investigator, secret service, reporter, columnist, sports, travel industry, tour guide, booking agent, broker, publisher, actor, entertainer, explorer, writer, speaker, shipping/sailor, import-export, cab driver, hospitality industry, messenger, and courier.

When out of balance, you can be sneaky, hyperactive, fidgety, deceitful, talk too much, indecisive, and hypocritical.

Number 6:

You have a talent for bringing people together and getting them to function in harmony with each other. You love family and community and enjoy helping others. You project a sense of self-confidence, reliability, maturity, and responsibility. Careers for you can be interior designer, community activist, teacher, host/hostess, homemaker, tutor, writer, theater, family/marriage counselor, mediator, hotel manager, governess, day care worker, nurse, doctor, hospital technician, student advisor, artist, musician, singer, beautician, fashion designer, perfumer, herbalist, and chemist.

When out of balance, you can be a perfectionist, controlling, self-sacrificing, a martyr, a worrier, or fear being taken advantage of.

Number 7:

You can see the potential in every situation. You are a truth seeker. You have an inner knowing that keeps you on top of what’s happening and are rarely surprised. You don’t like manual labor and do best in an environment where you can use your mind to creatively explore the unknown. Careers for you can be futurist, making sales/marketing projections, spotting/tracking trends, setting trends, an expert in your field, science, spirituality, religion, teacher in higher education, scholarly pursuits, archeologist, astrologer, researcher, investigator, author, museum curator, historian, forester, gardener, analyst, designer, and architect.

When out of balance, you can be irritable as a result of information overload, a know-it-all, negating the opinions of others, have a superior attitude, and a loner.

Number 8:

You are a born leader, possess good judgment, and the ability to organize, manage, and get things done. You have a talent for breaking things down into simple steps and delegating processes to accomplish your goals. You are a powerful person of action who achieves tangible results. Fairness is of primary importance to you. You prefer to manage the big picture, leaving the details to others. Careers for you can be supervisor, organizer, manufacturer, industrialist, banker, real estate, commodities trader, negotiator, CEO or other corporate officer, business analyst, school superintendent, head of the department, the boss.

When out of balance, you can be a steamroller, over-competitive, accomplish through intimidation, a workaholic, always want more, there is never enough.

Number 9:

You are a humanitarian and an idealist. You are deeply compassionate, and you love everyone. People are attracted to you like bees to honey. You are passionate and sensuous. You are psychic, independent, strong-willed, and determined. Your deepest desire is to be of service to humanity.

Careers for you can be researcher, doctor, surgeon, metaphysical investigator, healer, reporter, counselor, artist, explorer, scientist, philanthropist, reformer, foreign service, politician, designer, speaker, crusader, media personality, and advisor.

When out of balance, you can feel unloved, blame yourself for everything, become timid, moody, indecisive, intolerant of interference, resent criticism, and have a high opinion of yourself.

Number 11/2:

This is the master number of illumination. Your focus is on the individual rather than humanity as a whole. You are a dreamer, an idealist, intuitive, inspirational, resilient, and capable of shouldering a great deal of responsibility. You have the qualities of both the 1 and the 2. You learn by experience and teach by example. You are inspired by the lives of others and seek to mirror the qualities you admire in them. You are a mystic, an unconventional thinker, and your inspirations make you a teacher of new ways.

Careers for you can be inspirational speaker, writer, teacher, promoter, leader of an inspirational enterprise, pilot, astronaut, space industry, advanced electrical work/ research, space age electronics, metaphysical research/practice, psychologist, actor, musician, philosopher, beauty specialist, novelist, and inventor.

When out of balance, you revert to the down side of the number 2. You are impractical, so it’s wise to team up with practical people who can help you implement your dreams. When your head is in the clouds, make sure your feet are on the ground.

Number 22/4:

You are the master builder. You dream big, and you have the power to carry out your plans to achieve your goals. You are a tower of strength and understanding. Your skill and intuition inspire people to depend upon you and trust your guidance. You have the qualities of both 2 and 4.

Careers for you can be ambassador, diplomat, international officer or representative, executive, mediator, adjustor, computer guru, government agent, librarian in a national/ government/museum library, school superintendent, archivist, analyst, economist, military officer, public works and utilities, general contractor, appraiser, inspector, import-export business, shipping, athletics.

When out of balance, you revert to the down side of the number 4. You become a perfectionist, have a big ego, are boastful, indifferent, and can be destructive.

Number 33/6:

You are the master communicator, the consummate entertainer. Everyone wants to be invited to your parties. There is also a quiet, dignified side to you that comes from your innate ability to create balance and harmony wherever you go. You are a healer, and you have a deep sense of spirit. You have a great deal of compassion for people and are happy to be of service wherever you are. You have the qualities of both 3 and 6.

Careers for you can be teacher, Bible authority, social worker, welfare worker, writer, novelist, artist, musician, dancer, actor, psychologist, image maker, doctor, nurse, metaphysician, intuitive counselor, clergy, human resources director, networker, ambassador, representative of a humanitarian company or enterprise.

When out of balance, you tend to take over the roles of others with the idea that you can do it better. A judgmental/perfectionist attitude can make you demanding, critical, argumentative, and your life very stressful. Learn to receive as well as give.

Not all people with master numbers respond to the call of great mission. Some are satisfied to be fulfilled as the single-digit expression of their master number. Even when they do respond to their deeper calling, they sometimes retreat to their single-digit expression to take a break from the intensity a master number can bring.

So, did you find yourself in this article? I’d love to have your comments or questions. Next time, what motivates you.

You Are More Than You Think You Are

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Your Spiritual Core

Last week I introduced you to the Chaldean Soul Chart. In the next five weeks we’ll focus on the section called “Your Spiritual Core.” Today we’ll talk about your Purpose number and what it means.

Your spiritual core contains five elements; your Purpose number, your Direction number, Inner You number, Outer You number, and your Midlife Power number. On the surface, your core qualities represent your personality and the way you perceive life. This is you as you interact with your environment and the people around you. It is your natural way of being. Basically, you are here to express your core qualities – in other words, to be yourself.

The inner meaning of your core qualities represents the way you feel and think, your innate wisdom, and your standards and values. Most of us take our core qualities for granted, unaware of how unique we are, unlike anyone else on Planet Earth. They offer us opportunities to make a difference in the world simply by being who we are. Our core qualities give us all we need to achieve inner and outer success.

Today we’ll look at the Purpose numbers and their interpretations. You may be amazed to find yourself in these brief interpretations. Don’t be nervous. What you’ll learn about yourself will being joy to your heart and kindle a spark of excitement in your life.

The last article in this series will be a brief analysis of a fictitious Chaldean Soul Chart so you can see what’s in store for you should you decide to see what your numbers reveal.

rsz_purposeYour Purpose number goes on the first line of the chart in the second column. It represents the overlying energy of your life and colors everything in your life. Each number has a positive and negative side.

Interpretations

Number 1:

You came to be a way shower and pioneer. You express and respect individuality. You have the potential to become a leader, teacher, pioneer, or innovator. Following in the footsteps of others doesn’t satisfy you for long. You love moving boldly into the unknown to find or invent new possibilities and new ways to do things. Good at starting, you need discipline to finish what you start.

Negative expression: domineering, obstinate, aggressive, arrogant, bossy, impatient, and impulsive. Remember to work for the benefit of others as well as yourself.

Number 2:

Your purpose is lies in connection with others. You crave companionship and interaction with others. You are empathic, diplomatic, tactful, friendly, dependable, adaptable, patient, steady, imaginative, charming, understanding, a perfect partner, healer, psychic. Most important to you is balance and harmony in dealing with others.

Negative expression: peace at any price, hypersensitive, moody, dependent, self-pitying, careless, deceptive, doormat.

Number 3:

Your purpose in life is self expression. You love to entertain and be entertained. If it isn’t fun, you don’t want to do it. You are an optimist, creative, a natural entertainer, you have a good sense of humor, are light-hearted, attractive, charming, cheerful, artistic, and talented.

Negative aspects: flighty, shallow, careless, gossip, scattered energy, restless, worrisome, gloomy and depressed if stifled.

Number 4:

Your purpose is to be a builder. You like to work with your hands, take logical steps toward your goals, and see tangible results. You are organized, disciplined, patient, exacting, conservative, punctual, energetic, detail oriented, dignified, patriotic, devoted, and trustworthy.

Negative aspects: rigid, controlling, lazy, forces self and others, compulsive, too serious, impatient, stern, violent, destructive, distant, slavish, possessive, dull, plodding, cruel.

Number 5:

Your purpose is to learn and be an example of the true meaning of freedom. You love freedom, you are an adventurer, friendly, good in sales and promotion, progressive, versatile, adaptable, curious, understanding, social, you like companionship, you are clever, like variety. You are easy going and are attractive to the opposite sex.

Negative aspects: rebellious, stubborn, easily bored, fickle, defensive, reckless, impulsive, thoughtless, self-indulgent, procrastinating, overindulgent, frenetic activity.

Number 6:

Your purpose is to nurture mankind, especially in family and community. You love harmony and balance, you are artistic, a counselor, healer, you love home and family. You are the cosmic parent; just, fair, stable, understanding, idealistic, and conscientious. Your house is the place people love to be.

Negative aspects: Worrier, anxious, judgmental, self-righteous, fear being taken advantage of, egotistical, suspicious, jealous, too conventional, meddlesome.

Number 7:

Your purpose is to seek truth. You are the investigator. You love to daydream, you have an active spiritual life, you are curious and may become a teacher or expert in your field. You need time alone, you are psychic, trusting, poised, quiet, confident, refined, wise, can keep a secret.

Negative aspects: Dogmatic, impractical, know-it-all, denial, escapist, complainer, blamer, aloof, melancholy, sarcastic, nervous, deceitful, depressed.

Number 8:

Your purpose is to be involved with the material world. You love quality, owning nice things, and having plenty of money. You are a leader and have executive abilities, are a natural administrator, you enjoy having authority, like action, a good organizer, are results-oriented, good with money, you have good judgment, are tactful, enthusiastic, discriminating, self reliant, dependable.

Negative aspects: Dictator, power monger, intimidating, micro-manager, fear money, intolerant, worrier, need recognition, cruel, unscrupulous, never enough, always want more.

Number 9:

Your purpose is to nurture the world. You love the world and everyone in it. You are a humanitarian, can be a worldwide traveler, you think big, are cooperative, creative, independent, intuitive, efficient, tolerant, disciplined, artistic, romantic, you are a healer and a dreamer.

Negative aspects: Can’t find love, want to save others, self-sacrificing, bitter, selfish, unfocused, find it hard to receive, emotional, unreliable, impulsive, impractical.

Now for the Master Numbers. People with these numbers have a great deal of responsibility and much is expected of them. That’s OK with them, because they are high-powered, big dreamers, and love challenges.

Number 11:

Your purpose is to inspire the world. You love to be inspired and are good at finding new ways to do things. You are energetic, creative, intuitive, perceptive, love beauty, learn quickly, strive for excellence, are unconventional, an idealist, inspirational, a mystic, magnetic, inventor, active mind, love beauty, talented in the arts.

Negative aspects: impractical, self-centered, ungrounded, overbearing, eccentric, stubborn, self critical, grandiose schemes, aimless, lazy.

Number 22:

Your purpose is to make dreams come true. You are the practical dreamer, master builder able to manifest big ideas that serve many people, a master diplomat, you have power on all planes, have international interests, are organized and intuitive.

Negative aspects: Stodgy, arrogant, needy, big talk – no action, big schemes for fast money, indifferent, vicious, black magic.

Number 33:

Your purpose is to bring people together. You are the master communicator. You love to talk to people, and you are a good social organizer. You love unconditionally, are tolerant, patient, selfless, psychic, powerful, magnetic, generous, spiritual, and responsible.

Negative aspects: Intolerant, vicious, destructive, master manipulator, ruthless controller, set people against each other, abusive, mass manipulator.

Did you see yourself somewhere in these numbers? I’d love to have your comments or questions.

Next week, we’ll look at your Direction number, which indicates your calling or ideal profession.

7 Tips for Spirituality

Are you wondering exactly what spirituality is? Everyone wants to be more spiritual but many don’t know how to go about it. It’s actually simple, and this exciting article describes steps you can take to create more spirituality and peace of mind in your life. You’re probably doing some of them already.

I just had to share it with you.

7 Tips For Spirituality, Making A Connection

This article on tips for spirituality came about as the result of work done with people in addiction recovery. The concepts are applicable to most every one however. The question is often asked, what can I do to improve my spirituality?

Addiction can be viewed as a disease of isolation, becoming disconnected to life. Addiction recovery and spirituality can be viewed as the process of becoming connected. The more connections in our lives, the greater the chance of coming into harmony with our surroundings.

There are basically four areas of life, or types of relationships we work toward in becoming connected. Positive spirituality may be viewed as having a healthy relationship and positive self-esteem with yourself, firstly. Secondly there is the relationship you may have or want to develop with whatever form of Higher Power is right for you. It can be God, Nature, a Force of Universe, it is up to you. Please note we are not mixing religion with this idea of spirituality. The third are to develop healthy connections or spirituality is in relationships with family. Lastly is the area which is kind of a catch all, community. This includes casual relationships, work, social situations, etc.

Here are 7 tips for spirituality that are very concrete areas for development. It is very important to be working in each area, set up specific goals that are measurable and achievable. Instead of saying ‘I will start meditating’ say ‘I will spend 10 minutes before breakfast and ten minutes after dinner alone reading the meditation of the day’.
Without further ado:

1. Use personal prayer and/or meditation. This is quiet time to start to develop time for yourself and to assess how things are going in your life.

2. Spend time in groups. This could be attending a worship service, singing in a choir, acting in a play or any group with positive interaction and direction. This enhances our ability to develop relationships with other people.

3. Spend time learning. Grow your mind. This could be taking a few classes at the community college, book study groups, self-help or mental health material.

4. Take time for yourself. Plan a quiet day just for you, away from family and work. Indulge yourself in quiet. There are many retreat areas where you can find peaceful surroundings for recharging yourself.

5. Physical fitness and proper diet. There is a very satisfying feeling that comes from taking care of yourself physically. Get in shape to be the best person you can be.

6. Recreation. Indulge in some activity just for sheer fun. Explore hobbies, sports, whatever floats your boat, but make time for it. Do not plan to ‘get around to it someday’. Just do it.

7. Be of service. Do some volunteer work or engage in random acts of kindness. It really does feel good and build self-esteem to help someone with no thought of reward. This is a cosmic win-win situation.

We hope that gave you some ideas about how to improve your relationships with self and others. The key thing is to take action. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Why not take steps to improve your spiritual connection?

Posted by: Bill Urell

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What is Success?

Do you consider yourself a success? If not, why not? To be honest, it doesn’t matter whether you think you’re successful or not. At this moment you are a success because you are here this minute. You showed up. If you are breathing, you are successful.

The truth is, you are successful no matter what your situation in life is – even if you feel like a failure. If you are calling yourself a failure, just think about this – if you’re breathing, you have nowhere to go but up.

But what if you want more? What about that great job, making lots of money, the big house full of beautiful furniture and mega technology, the perfect children, all those degrees that make you smarter, being the perfect parent, closets full of clothes, etc., etc.? Aren’t these signs of success? I think most of us know that these certainly are signs of success. And we know that these are signs of outer success. But there’s more to success.

How do you feel inside? Are you pretty much stress free? Are you in good health? Do you love your life? Do you feel self confident? Are there people in your life who love you unconditionally, whom you love unconditionally? Do you love yourself unconditionally? Is your behavior (most of the time) a reflection of your inner divinity? Not only that, do you realize you are a spiritual being having a physical experience and, as such, you have the qualities to create the life you’ve always wanted – without struggle, striving, and competition?

These are some of the signs of inner success. In order to be truly successful, we need the qualities of inner success to guide us in achieving outer success. The qualities of inner success help us achieve what we want and make it possible to enjoy sharing our wealth with others.

Many who appear successful don’t know what success is. We all know of wealthy, powerful people who are on their fifth or sixth spouse, who have no family life, who have health problems, emotional problems, and money problems (it doesn’t matter how much money they have, it’s still a problem).

Are they truly successful? They certainly have surpassed the basic standard of success. They are breathing. Are they contented with what they have? Do they respect themselves and others? In my view, they have a big piece of the pie but they can’t taste it because they don’t know who they are.

What if it’s true that you are successful just because you are here on earth? What if your opportunity (should you decide to accept it) is only to be who you are – to develop the talents you brought with you? What if enjoying life is an essential part of your purpose? What if facing and healing your challenges is a fantastic opportunity to create more happiness in your life? What if you’ve shown up just when the world needs you?

It doesn’t matter whether you are becoming the next Mother Teresa, or  loving life as the best dishwasher ever.

Success is really an inside job.

Live your purpose, love your life!