If you believe it to be true, it is true ~ folklore … but also neuroscience … and also spiritual/religious belief systems ~ while also witchcraft and mindfulness and … it’s a long list. It’s all advertising. 🙂 The sort we sell ourselves.
This seems to be a universal belief system. Some people call them ‘Angel Numbers’ while others call this the practice of ‘Numerology’. Others still will call it hogwash and poppycock or bullshit. Whatever phrase seems to work for you.
If you want to believe that anything is true, then it will be for you. I see repeat numbers ALL the TIME.
This morning I woke up at 444. Psychology says that when you train your brain to believe something, your subconscious will simply notice those things. It’s more fun to think that philosophy and numerology, and angel numbers exist. So? For me ~ they do.
I almost always see 222, 333, 444 and 555 right before a big change. Is my selective attention subconsciously trained to see them? Maybe. Maybe not.
I know that there is going to be someone out there who has something to say about it, who will walk away from reading this with something to say. They’ll either talk about it or criticize it, depending on how much they care about it or care about me ~ for better or worse.
I’d like to say, “KEEP MY f’ing NAME …. OUT of YOUR MOUTH!” LOL ~ But I think it’s too soon. Ricky Gervaise had the best response. Plus, I think Mr. Smith had a psychological crisis (IMO) so that’s not funny. We’re all joking but none of it is actually funny. It’s more sad. And still …. we have to laugh at ourselves.
There is POWER in laughing with and at ourselves. Keep believing in yourself ~ but always question yourself while laughing at all of it ~ along the way. It’s too important NOT to.
In not only what we believe to be important but also WHY we believe it to be important.
I know that there are contradicting arguments for the repeating numbers (is there a theory?), but the thing is, in the greater scheme of things ~ as long as the belief of their significance doesn’t hurt anyone else, then really … who cares?
If they inspire someone to motivate themselves to feel reassured, or comforted, or, like my 666 today (saw it 3 times in 24 hours … not good) ~ I realized that I did in fact, need a wake up call. Sure, I could have used Prochaska’s Transtheoretical Theory of Change and probably will. Of course, I could lean into the research of psychology, and probably will.
But … know what’s the most powerful motivator to get off our ask and get something done for the greater good?
If numbers motivate you to live your best life ~ embrace them.
If it’s a psychological instrument used by teachers and therapists worldwide since the 1970’s? Print it out for your cork board over your desk.
If it’s a paint by numbers looking sort of pie chart, or a vision board, or a single word, “Believe” (Ted Lasso reference there) ~ do it~
Just Do It!
https://creativemarket.com/blog/the-35-nike-logo-and-the-woman-who-designed-it Nike paid that artist just $35 for the swoosh, IMO, the greatest logo in the history of logos. The tag line? That was substantially more. Why bring advertising into this? Because whether we believe it or not, we are being sold on what to think, and when to think it.
Should I bring up the Easter bunny folklore? Or, eggs (fertilization theory). Or how the Christian religion borrowed pagan beliefs to suit their 1st century manipulation of a new religion?
No? Probably too soon and controversial. I’ll still believe what I believe, how I believe it. Some of those traditions we had as kids are still traditions today. It’s too easy to not change our minds. It’s easier to just “go with the flow” of whatever belief system we were born into.
Angels are, after all, a common core of three religions who have been in conflict since they began. Irony at it’s finest.
Except ~ we don’t talk about angels, or ghosts at Easter ~ we save those mythical creatures for Christmas. Sort of. The ghost of Jesus and technically, his birthday … are right around now. Historic documentation and evidence suggests it, but the Sunday crowd get REALLY mad when you say that out loud.
Jesus was the ultimate “just do it” sort of guy. So were all the other world religious leaders who took action while the rest of us stayed stuck in stagnation. Or fear. Or, lazy thinking or a lack of imagination …. or, just because we wanted to.
Our minds ~ our computers ~ do whatever we tell them to do.
When our mind is trapped in an illness, be it biological or lived experience memories of a trauma ~ it is less able to just do anything other than live out the belief that we are trapped in a thought, a box, an experience, a condition or a diagnosis.
I’ve been in that trap so I know this to be true.
I’ve also lived through the “Believe” method of following the advice of the angel numbers which also helped from time to time.
Somebody somewhere is going to criticize, critique or condemn some part of everything we do, say or think.
This was a total tangent on seeing the # thing this morning ~ “change” (555) and Prochaska’s work while surrounded by angels ~ that was the message. Then, advertise your craft with pride.
Think why you think what you think ~ then … 🙂 Just do it.
Do no harm, take no shit.
Let’s break out of those traps and just be.
Be. The world will adjust.
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