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On November 23rd in the U.S, Thanksgiving is being celebrated, a really beautiful holiday of love, sharing and appreciation.
This year, the numerology behind the date adds an extra special layer to be thankful for, because the numbers on the calendar all reduce down to the most prosperous and abundant of numbers – the 8!
2+3+1+1+2+0+1+7=17 which reduces to 8.
#8: The Most Prosperous Number
8 is the number which many people associate with money and power, but it contains so much more than that! The 8 stands for relentless dedication, overcoming hardship and ultimately receiving gifts with an open and loving heart.
What is thanksgiving?
Saying “Thank you!” is another way of saying “I love you!”
So Thanksgiving is a declaration of love, to the Universe that provides so much for us.
Love is the very origin of creation. So to feel feelings of gratitude, quite simply, allows the Universe to creates more for you to be grateful for. A thankful heart creates the powerful (and necessary) opening for abundance to flow back into your life.
Thanksgiving invokes gratitude. It’s an annual opportunity to really sink into this feeling, to spend time understanding what it means, what it looks like in its different guises, and crucially, to share it with those you love. Being grateful and feeling blessed creates a very real internal vibrational shift, which truly affects the way the world shapes itself around you, and doing this in community increases its positive effects dramatically! Just think about how difficult it is to affect social change single handedly. Now picture yourself in a crowd of three, four, five, or eight people, all working towards the same common cause. Your voices are louder in unison, and so it is with feelings of gratitude – the Universe listens up when we are all singing (or feeling!) the same tune.
So how does the Number 8 fit into all this?
The figure 8 is made up from two distinctly separate, but connected halves. Each one spirals around and back, forming an infinite feedback loop – the energetic exchange of giving, and receiving. But it’s more than this. It represents the two paths that come together, when we are truly receiving and living the abundant and rewarding life that the 8 is so well known for.
The first path, is the path of the pauper. To recognize the wealth and abundance that’s available in this world, it’s first necessary to have known hardship. To know plenty, you must first know lack, and what this feels like.
But the danger of the 8, the trap that most humans fall into is the second path. When faced with the rewards of their work and the wild abundance that always follows where the 8 leads, most feel the desire and sometimes unstoppable urge to want to take possession of it, to stockpile it and keep it all from slipping away… Which automatically spirals you back round onto the first path of the 8, into feelings of “not enough-ness” and lack! (Think about it for a moment. Why is is SO important to cling to your wealth, and guard it from others if there is really, truly an abundance of it in the Universe?!)
The Lesson of the #8
The lesson of the number 8, and the true magic it contains, comes from understanding how to bring these two paths together. First the path of being at the bottom of the pit, of having nothing, and knowing what this feels like. And second, comes the path of abundance, and what this luxury this feels like too!
When both sides are integrated you will discover that true abundance (whether this is money or power or food or friends or family or fun or whatever else you have in your life which you are truly, truly grateful for!) is the ability to experience abundance, rather than needing to possess it.
This is true mastery of the 8.
And this is what gratitude does too – it shifts us from a state of possession, into a state of presence, ease and generosity.
Thanksgiving is how we express our gratitude and gratitude is the absolute favourite tool of the number 8! It’s the the map which guides it home to itself, and will activate the extraordinary magnetism in each of us.
And aren’t we SO, so lucky to have this day, to give great spirals of thanks for this incredible world we are so blessed to share, for such a short while.
What are you giving thanks for? Share below – remember, community will supercharge our gratitude and truly shift the consciousness of the world!
Giving thanks for YOU!