History of Numerology
Many sources will tell you that numerology is almost as old as the human race. It has been said that the oldest piece of writing in existence is on the back of a tortoise shell in China, and is about numerology. Historically, however, we run into the same problem that we find when we try to examine the origins of palmistry, and that is that there doesn’t appear to be any solid proof as to
when numerology was first developed.
It’s generally accepted that the ancient cultures of China, India and Egypt were familiar with numerology long before the Greeks began using it, but most books still credit Pythagoras as being the father of numerology. You may remember Pythagoras from your high school geometry class
- you know, for any right-angled triangle, the square of the long side is equal to the sum of the square of the short sides.
Pythagoras believed that the entire universe is composed of mathematical patterns, and that all things can be expressed in numbers that correspond to universal vibrations. This is really just another approach to what quantum physicists have been saying for quite some time now, and that is that when you get right down to the most basic level, the universe is made up of fluctuations of energy - vibrations, in other words. And as we know from our high school science classes, vibrations can be expressed mathematically in terms of frequency and amplitude. Which is just another way of saying that the universe can be expressed as a (very large) series of numbers.
The teachings of Pythagoras were taken up by Plato and later studied by early Christian scholars, such as St. Augustine. This in turn led to the widespread use of numerology during the Renaissance, and it continues to be studied and practiced today.
So, What Can You Do With Numerology?
Well, for one thing you can use it to identify your strengths and weaknesses, your hidden talents and the important times of your life. Knowing what your inner skills are, as well as what lies ahead, allows you to plan for the future. And as the old saying tells us, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
This is especially true when it comes to our romantic relationships, and a bit of numerological examination can go a long way when planning your future with another person.
Very often people will tell me that there are certain numbers that seem to “follow” them wherever they go. These numbers may appear in the form of a house or apartment number, or perhaps in a phone number in which certain numbers keep showing up.
What About “Lucky Numbers”?
I’ve often had people tell me that the number 3 is a lucky number for them, and they’ll list all of the good experiences they’ve had that are associated with the number 3. In cases like these, I will invariably tell them that since this is obviously a good number for them, they should continue to make use of its’ beneficial influences. Sometimes, however, there is another set of numbers that will do just as good a job, if not better, than the number that they have decided is their lucky number, and I always recommend they use the scientific method described in these pages to verify their intuitive conclusions.
More often than not, however, many people don’t know what their lucky number is, and they don’t have a clue as to how to find it. If you are one of these people, you will find the practical approach within these pages very helpful.
We’ll go through the necessary steps to arrive at your lucky numbers (and yes, you have more than just one lucky number), and how to apply them when planning for your future.
A Word About Luck
This may strike you as a bit odd after reading what I’ve just written about lucky numbers, but here it is: I don’t believe that there is any such thing as “luck.” I don’t remember who originally said this, but it’s stayed with me ever since I first heard it:
“Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity.”
In other words, if you haven’t prepared yourself to take advantage of an opportunity, all the luck in the world will be wasted on you. This preparation may be in the form of education or the development of necessary skills, but you must be ready when the opportunity presents itself, or else you will find yourself feeling very unlucky.
Now imagine that, through some strange turn of events, you are allowed to compete in the Olympic 100-yard dash. Some would call that “a lucky break.” It doesn’t take a genius to realize that if you haven’t prepared for the event, the luck you experienced through the strange turn of events will do you no good when the starter’s pistol goes off. In fact, the chances are that you will only succeed in looking foolish when compared to runners who have trained for years.
Now, not many of will find ourselves in the Olympics, but the same idea holds true for just about anything we might find ourselves being “lucky” in. It may seem like a lucky break when you get hired for a position that pays more and carries more responsibility and prestige. If, however, you aren’t prepared for the new position, it’s not likely that you will hold the job for very long before it becomes obvious that you aren’t cut out for it.
It is no mistake that the Boy Scouts’ motto is “Be Prepared.”
So if you want to appear lucky, and experience all the abundance that is associated with good fortune, your best path is to develop yourself in all the ways necessary. In this way, you will not only be ready when the opportunity arrives, but you will actually attract more opportunities as you go through life. Remember that dreaming without action is nothing more than wishful thinking.
A thorough understanding of Numerology will also help you to bring more opportunities into your life, but it’s not necessary for you to put the ideas contained in this book into practice. After all, you wouldn’t want to be TOO lucky, now would you?