Numerology and Self-Understanding, Career and Life Purpose Guidance
When it comes to understanding the outer world we draw on the physical sciences such as physics and chemistry. But to understand our inner world we can draw on the metaphysical sciences such as numerology and astrology. Numerology offers great insight into human personality and discovering our individuality.
Consider the experience of Gillian Lynne. At school, she had a distinct lack of focus, constantly fidgeted and significantly underperformed. Concerned that something was amiss, her parents sought out the expertise of a doctor to help explain why she was languishing. The doctor noticed how Gillian reacted to hearing his radio. She began dancing and was fully present and absorbed by it. Rather than prescribe her ADHD medication or berate her for being a poor student, he suggested they enrol her in dance school. She went on to become a great success as a theatre choreography and was associated with two of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, Phantom of the Opera and Cats.
In addition to drawing on the expertise of psychologists and other specialists to help us with self-understanding, numerology also offers insight into our unique makeup and the makeup of our loved ones. Had Gillian’s parents sought the wisdom of a numerologist they might have been told that with a ruling number of 22/4, Gillian would be hands-on, practical, energetic, competitive and find her best fit as a leader, rather than an employee stifled by restrictions.
Too often we struggle through life stuck in the wrong careers with little clarity as to where our best fit lies. When we understand our numerological blueprint and learn what themes and lessons we’ve chosen to work on, then we are better positioned to flow with life rather than swim against the current. As Parker J Palmer pointed out:
Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am. I must listen for the truths and values at the heart of my own identity, not the standards by which I must live — but the standards by which I cannot help but live if I am living my own life.
Learn about my personal journey in understanding how my core numbers offered me insight into an ideal career path and structure.