November 21st, 2006

I Want to Believe

Karma, Reincarnation and Tarot - Part 5

Numerology

Each day of the year has a unique energy created by the combination of the energy of the numbers that make it up. The same is true for the name that is given at birth. Each letter has an energy, and their sum represents a natal “energetic” blueprint. The day of birth and the name given on that day are not accidents. They are determined by karma and reincarnation pre-birth choice. Unlocking the secrets of the numbers reveals why a person is here, what their lessons will be, and where their karmic challenges will lie. Some dates and names carry heavy atonement for karma.

The most heavily karmic names for women are Ruth, Victoria and Huette while the most heavily karmic names for men are Rudy, Victor and Hugh.

The Connection of Astrology and Numerology

Both astrology and numerology share a similarity that they can both be natally calculated and recorded. A person’s natal “blueprint” for karma can be locked into an astrological chart or a diagram of numbers and letters. The process follows a pre-defined, “scientific” approach. The natal chart and numerological numbers are not obtained intuitively. The procedure can be documented in a book or programmed into a computer.

The procedural method of astrology and numerology is both a strength and a weakness. The strength flows from the fact that anybody can do it with the proper training and/or tools. Analysis after the factual creation of the karmic maps can be very standard too, not requiring intuitive intervention. The relative absence of intuition is also the weakness of these methods.
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Feet of Clay

A LJ friend’s comments about a teacher’s integrity being compromised by a personal action prompted me to think about the nature of human teachers, gurus, guides and leaders. A very telling remark by my friend was “I'm glad that I only took the free seminars and didn't get too close to this teacher.” This prompted me to consider the connection between teachers, their teachings and their lives. It also got me thinking about non-human teachers, and if we hold them to similar rules.

My immediate response to the blog entry was:
“Teachers, mentors, and leaders have feet of clay. If the intentions are good but method is not, outcome is questionable. If human desires are active, outcome is questionable.

Probably the biggest question is: does their fallibility run contrary or void the message that the person was presenting? Can the message remain pure even as the human is not?”
Throughout that day I thought about this human state. I thought about the ministers that have been "caught" in behavior that was contrary to their public ministerial message. I thought about a more personal situation in which a teacher I very much respected was released from his duties because of improper behavior with a student. I desire to be a teacher. I thought about my own human frailties of lust, craving, selfishness, and desire. I thought about an old family story about my grandmother’s family turning away from the Episcopal Church because a single minister was improper in a property deal. There are so many ways to be human.

How are we to move forward in our beliefs with other humans as our teachers? Are there belief systems that can truly standalone from the human facilitators, or are we doomed, when people fail short, to throw out even the best systems because we too are human? Is it worth the "risk" of being human in the pursuit of teaching others?

I’ve previously postulated that the “Jesus is Lord” belief is promoted by people’s disenchantment with human leaders. Turn to the perfect god when humans fail. This does beg the question, are the non-human teachers so perfect? Can we fully trust the direction of other beings? Can we do so when invariably the expression of the non-human entities is channeled through humans? This brings me back to my original conundrum.

Questions and comments??? Thanks!

(x-posted to my personal blog)