WHAT IS NUMEROLOGY?
For most people, numerology is more than just the study of numbers. Some tend to believe that there is a divine or spiritual side of the physical world that is on display at any given moment in the form of numbers. For others, certain events, dates, or times (all measured with numbers) may have some deeper meaning or connection due to repeating digits or other synchronicities in one’s life. Regardless, we can all agree that numbers play a huge part in most, if not all, of our daily lives.
NUMBERS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Numbers, whether you like them or not, make up our physical world. In fact, our physical world is made up of three dimensions; length, width, and depth. So immediately, from our very beginnings, we are locked into a realm that is defined by numbers, in this most obvious case, the number 3. To avoid the knowledge and wisdom of numbers is like tuning out of life, which so many people of the world already do. How many people do you personally know say:
“I’m just not a numbers person…”
It is probably a sizeable amount. It is shocking how many people seemingly “hate” numbers in a world whose foundation IS NUMBERS, let alone a civilization that is so dependent on numbers. Our entire reality and life as we know it is comprised of numbers. If one can look beyond/behind the basic uses of numbers in our everyday lives, the wisdom of numbers will begin to show to those who seek it.
NUMBERS FROM THE BEGINNING
One of the first things we learn in life is to count. Counting is taught as soon as a toddler or child has any type of comprehension or capacity to learn. Many times children just naturally start counting their fingers, which is very interesting. Is there a reason so many children begin with counting on their fingers? Many grown people still use their fingers to count, but why?
If you turn your hands towards you, palms facing you, from left to right we have a thumb, eight fingers in a row, and another thumb. Obvious, yes? Our bodies have so many small hints about life and our existence that the wisdom to gain is equally as vast as it is invaluable! Now look at those hands again. If you start counting from your left thumb as one, notice that when you get to your right thumb you have completed your count at 10. Nothing shocking here, right? The interesting part is coming!
This is no revelation that the normal human body has 10 fingers consisting of 2 thumbs and 8 fingers (talk about perfect!). What is interesting is that when you reach the end of your count, you finish on a thumb, the same type of digit you began on. What does this mean?
Numerically this is VERY significant, as it demonstrates that once the number 9 has been counted there is a completion or an ending, BUT ALSO a new beginning occurring simultaneously. You have successfully counted every known number in existence on your own two hands, and guess what, the sequence starts over! How does it start over? Look at the image.
Your 10th digit counted is a thumb again, and is represented with the number we recognize as “10”. 10 is technically two digits, a 1 and a 0. These digits together form “10”. Since this thumb is the same type of digit we started counting on, and also since the thumb is AFTER the number 9 (9 being that completion number), it would be logical to think that the sequence of counting starts over since our counting ENDS at 9, and if so, the numbers should start over. Well guess what, THEY DO! “10” is a 1 and a 0. If we add 1+0, what do we get? That’s right, 1! That is the exact digit we started with! (Have you noticed that digit can mean number OR appendage yet?! 🤯)
Glyph-wise, the number 10 also shows us graphically/visually that one cycle of completion has been attained. How? The ‘1’ in ten is the literal count (or talley if you will) of how many times a cycle has happend, while the ‘0’ shows completion. Think about the 0, a circle, a complete circuit, completion. One completion. 1 0.
This revelation may seem silly or trivial for now, but when you begin using this basic “rule of THUMB”🤔 in later methods to explain numbers and their meanings, it becomes profound. We will discuss some of those methods and practices in deeper detail in subsequent pages that follow in light. Then, you’ll see how valuable this intrinsic wisdom of numbers actually is.