My birthday is today and I like to look at this as an opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone, to grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. Habits that once helped, but now better ones are available. And one cannot fully step into the new, while holding onto the past, or past unhealthy behaviors. I look back at the person I used to be, and I see someone who was damaged and desperate to feel loved by anyone, and going about all the wrong ways to get it. I don’t even know that person anymore. After finding that love I was searching for within myself, and with my Higher Power, and working on my thought processes with the help of different professionals, I can humbly say that I feel peace now, and I feel so blessed to finally have attained it. I never knew I could be this happy. And yet, I will always continue to grow even further. There’s always something more to see with the unseen eye, always something else to learn and evolve from.
In numerology, there is a thing called the personal year number. It’s the belief that each person repeats the cycle, one through nine, starting from the year of your birth. Each year, or each number, has a set of challenges that you can either conquer, or are subject to deal with the same struggles again, the next time you come upon the number. If the particular challenges that come with the personal year number are worked through and overcome, you are rewarded with blessings and new opportunities. How to calculate your personal year number is to add the year it is now, to your birth month and day. Then, take that number and add the numbers together until you only have one digit left. This birthday brings about year nine for me. It is the end of the cycle, and endings lead to beautiful new beginnings. Year nine is about letting go of the old and outdated, and getting ready to start anew. It is about coming closer to the soul and less about what the ego wants. Nine’s rewards for doing this is contentment and satisfaction in your life.