What's in a number? A lot more than meets conscious awareness! While this is not a discussion about numerology per se, knowing more about numbers can shift our perception in a broader capacity. For starters, please read my article about 13
~ which has been enhanced by the wisdom of Architects Jeanne and Erin Michelle.
I'll also share some of my information on 5, which has long been a key number for me. This is excerpted from my e-course that celebrates life in a female body, Loving Our Lunacy
Embracing Paradox Through the Five Elements
. One way to embrace life's seeming contradictions is by connecting the dots: the four directions, the four elements, the four colors of the Mayan Calendar (which correspond to the directions and elements.) The East is Red, Fire, New Beginnings; the North, White, Air, Mind; the West, Blue (or Black), Water, Emotions, Release; the South, Yellow, Earth, Ripeness, Fulfillment. Invoke each of these qualities individually and collectively, feeling the power that surges through your being as you come home to your wholeness.
To take it a step further, consider the quintessence, or fifth element. The Greeks called the fifth element quinta essentia
, the pure and concentrated essence or invisible connector that allows earth, fire, water and air to communicate. While the grounding energy of four is significant, five takes us a step beyond, into unexplored territory. It's pure Spirit, the marrow, the core of creation.
There's a lot of power in five, which configures a star. Cross-culturally, five is a centering and balancing element. The number five, as the center of the Native American medicine wheel, signifies the place of transformational possibilities. Five symbolizes access to the Spirit world in the Mayan tradition (the fifth color, green, is not used in the daily Tzol'kin, but applies to the 52-day cycle known as a Castle. The fifth Castle is the Green Central Castle of Enchantment.). Five is a unifying element in Tibetan culture. Coming to balance and resonance means learning to honor the both/and, the dark Moon along with our luminescence, becoming inclusive rather than exclusive.
What is the fifth element in your life, the numinous that calls out to you now? Welcome it in."