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Unexpected Events or The Vicissitudes of Life

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I missed a blog post last Friday. I lied on Facebook today – thought I got my Friday post in before my computer crashed, but I didn’t. My computer got infected by a virus – first time I’ve had that experience, so I thought I’d tell you the story of my angst and ultimate recovery.

When I received the messages of infection late Thursday night, I immediately went into panic mode. (Old habits die hard). There was a complication involving my telephone, which also was not working. I imagined the worst scenarios possible: lost a day of blogging – a disaster, my Internet days were over, all the work I’d done up to then was for nothing, how was I going to reach my Internet provider?, I was a failure. (We psychotherapists are human beings, after all.)

I can be quite the drama queen when I put my mind to it. My experience tells me it’s because I am a Gemini and my Life Purpose number is 3, both influences contributing to a tendency for rapid emotional slides up or down, depending on what’s happening in my life. Because I am aware of this, I have developed strategies to deal with it. These are implemented when I ultimately tire of the drama and decide I want to feel good again. High anxiety puts a heavy toll on the self.

I regained my sanity with a powerful healing process that enabled me to change my emotional state in a few seconds that night. Here’s how I learned it.

While listening to a webinar featuring Mary A. Hall on Jennifer McLean’s “Healing with the Masters” series a few weeks ago (www.bigbookofyoublog.com/healing-with-the-masters/living-abundantly-with-mary-a-hall/), I had a stunning experience. Mary’s amazing work is centered on the heart. She shared a meditation that opened up new levels of peace within me, and she said something so profound I will always remember it. As she led the meditation, guiding us to the physical spot where the heart center is located, she said something that gave me a startling new insight. She said there is no pain, no hurt, and no anxiety in the heart; there never was and there never will be. What is present in the heart center is love, all is well, it’s OK. I had never perceived the heart center in that way before. At that moment, I could feel the peace physically flowing through my body, relaxing all my muscles and infusing me with warmth. I felt a sense of complete acceptance of what is. And what a comfort to know that there is a calm, loving center within that I can go to whatever life offers me.

When I finally tuned in to my wonderful heart center last Thursday night, it told me everything was OK, no worries, all was well. At that moment I received a solution for the telephone problem and an elegant plan for the next three days which brought me fulfilling opportunities while my computer was being restored to health. My inner knowing told me everything would work out perfectly, and it did.

I focus on my heart center every day in meditation. I invite you to try it. I am grateful that I followed my intuition and tuned in to Mary’s session on the web that day. You can visit her website at http://www.healthandhealingconnections.com/About.htm.

It’s About You

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You may be wondering why is this blog is called Born to Succeed. It’s because it is about you. You were born with certain qualities that make you the person you are expressing at this moment. I use Chaldean Numerology to tell you about all the traits you were born with that can make you successful, as well as the traits that can trip you up. I’ll be sharing interesting Numerology facts and stories that will entertain and enlighten you. I invite you to post questions and comments. I would love to have the opportunity to answer your questions and learn about your opinions and experiences. We can make this an exciting forum for discussion.

What is Numerology and why should it be important to you?

Numerology is an ancient science and art that is considered by many people to be at best, frivolous and, at worst, dangerous. We in the Western world are taught to focus on the material/physical side of life. Many of us don’t believe in anything else. However, we all have an untapped side of ourselves that is not physical, but can be used to help us in our everyday lives. You can’t hold it in your hand, but you experience it every day. It is the world of impressions and feelings, and it is experienced in several ways; as the voice within, as an inner knowing, as a feeling that can be physical or emotional, and as a mental or physical visual impression.

Everyone has experienced an impression through one of these channels that s/he couldn’t explain, but that produced a definite result in their life. These channels of impression are part of your non-physical energy that I call your soul or spirit. Your spiritual energy permeates and envelops your physical body and contains a great deal of information that you can learn to access and use to help you be more successful in life. Part of the information your spirit contains is your life purpose, and you can access this amazing information through Numerology. Imagine having a gold mine at your fingertips just waiting to be discovered!

What can you learn from Numerology? Numerology gives you a complete profile of your personality, your core values and traits, your past/present/future aspects, the talents you were born with, and the challenges you will face during your lifetime. It tells you how to have a fulfilling career, how to have more satisfying relationships, how to be a successful parent, how to prepare for the future, and how to enjoy your life. Can you use more fun in your life? Are you missing satisfaction in love, finances, health, or career? When you learn to be yourself, you will know more joy. When you learn to follow your path, you will find more excitement.

President Obama and the United States of America

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Given the critical issues of 2010, I thought it would be interesting to explore the compatibility of our president-elect and our country at this time. This analysis is not meant to be political in any way. I find it’s interesting and exciting to explore the energy dynamics of relationships. Let’s look at the highlights of the two personalities.

President Obama’s personality numbers show the qualities that make him so charismatic; his talent for inspirational speaking, his masterful skill in diplomacy, his drive for power, and his ability to build a vision into concrete form. From now on in his life, the ability to be flexible is important to his success. He needs to be prepared to change direction rapidly, putting past opinions aside when a more effective solution is presented. Indeed, change (sometimes drastic) and variety are positive forces for his success. Obstacles for the President are a tendency to be stubborn and to value outward expressions of power over inner authority. He has a challenge with making decisions, sometimes over-analyzing to the point of being unable to make up his mind, and sometimes deciding hastily without fully considering long-term consequences. He has the ability to make sound decisions, but does not always trust it.

The U.S.A. is a different personality. Born to be an instrument of change, the numbers of the U.S. show its focus on freedom and acceptance of differences, the drive to be of service to all people, and its irrevocable position of power in the world as a builder and as a leader. Challenges for the U.S. are its tendency to let stubbornness and haste override diplomacy and to impose its ideas on others rather than arrive at conclusions by consensus. The U.S. needs to learn to use patience in building solid structures within its borders as well as in its international relationships. Indeed, patient building is a source of added power for the U.S. and a vital key to its success. Communication for the U.S. needs strengthening, so our leaders need to make extra effort to be clear and open in their communication, so that others clearly understand proposed policies in order to make informed decisions about implementing those policies.

Let’s see how these two vibrations combine. The vibration of the U.S. values flexibility, where President Obama’s focus, once he has made a decision, is on following the course he has chosen without variation, causing relationship challenges. The two entities are compatible in terms of the ability to build for the greater good, and this strengthens their relationship. President Obama is a mental personality, preferring to take plenty of time to think things through before deciding, whereas the U.S. is more physical/action-oriented, understanding the value of careful consideration, but within abbreviated time limits. The president has a well-developed intuition, whereas the U.S. has a minimal level of intuition in its vibration. Both entities are emotionally compatible, neither being overly emotional.

The Personal Year cycle for each entity is also important to the success of these two energies working in harmony. Let’s consider the Personal Year for each one.

President Obama’s personal year for 2010 is the number 7. For Obama, this a year of introspection, study, research, and reevaluating. It is a time of spiritual and mental housecleaning. It can be a time of renewal for him if he faces and resolves the issues that come forward for him, since this is a time for honesty and facing the truth. For example, this is the perfect time for him to reevaluate decisions and openly address personal issues. His faith is also tested this year. It is best for him to allow developments to unfold naturally, guiding rather than trying to force them. He will find it important to take time for being alone to regroup, but not to become isolated.

The U.S.A.’s personal year for 2010 is the number 6. It is a time for our country’s attention to be focused on domestic issues, since this is the number for home, family, and health. How appropriate, given the serious domestic issues that have come forward this year; the heated illegal alien issues, the B.P. oil spill on our shores, our health care issues, and the critical unemployment situation. Six is also the number of responsibility and healing, so the energy is right for resolving these issues for the higher good of all. Relationships are most important among leaders and their constituents within our borders this year, with the international community in second place. When people are emotionally out of balance under the influence of the number six, the energy turns to judgment of others, having to be right all the time, and needing to have the last word, creating a combative environment.

These two numbers are incompatible with each other, as the number 7 is about personal evaluation and the number 6 is outgoing, concerning community and relationships. President Obama has a fine line to walk, influenced by the number 7 in his personal life and, at the same time, being responsible for guiding the country through its number 6 cycle. With understanding, one can use incompatible numbers to advantage. President Obama can use his personal year energy to help the country by probing for the truth with respect to our domestic issues and, after conferring with his advisors, trusting his intuition to guide him to choose the right solutions, using advice as a means of evaluation rather than as ends in themselves.

I welcome your comments and questions. More exciting numerology facts and stories next time. Until then, make it a happy day.