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THE NUMBER 8

From a numerological point of view the year 2024 is a number 8. Let's take a deeper look what it stands for.



FINITY, INFINITY & NEW BEGINNINGS

The most important attribute of the number 8 lies in its shape: The symbol of infinity. The symmetry of the figure 8 is the symbol of cosmic balance and stability. Furthermore, 8 is associated with a continuous flow of energy, power and abundance: Be it related to material wealth, spirituality, health or wisdom.


Besides, the number 8 stands for strength, ambition, efficiency, discipline, reality, truth, integrity and prosperity. The 8 is also a representation of justice, leadership and karma. In this case, 2024 will be a year in which we harvest what we have sown. On a personal and collective level!


The two circles of the 8 represent the relationship of our finite and infinite self - the ongoing dialogue between our human part (the body) with its spiritual counterpart (the soul). Seen from a biblical perspective the 8th day is the first day after the world was created, so the number 8 can also be associated with return or renewal.


 

"The eighth note and the eighth day is a return to the same starting point, but one octave up or one week later so there is a return but never to the same place. (...) The wheel with eight spokes is also a common expression of the power of 8. Other examples can be seen in the Buddhist wheel of Dharma, the octagon with the eight trigrams of the I Ching, the maypole with eight strings, the umbrella with eight branches, the deity with eight arms and the Native American healing circle. These forms of the 8, which return again and again in different cultures, may be a clue to an undying form that exists beyond time."


Shiv Charn Singh, Let The Numbers Guide You


 

WEALTH, POWER 发财 - fācái

Number 8 is often considered as the most powerful number in terms of material wealth and success and is purposefully worked into wedding dates, birth dates, addresses, and finances. That is why in China phone numbers with a lot of 8s are more expensive than others. In Mandarin the sound of 8 (八 - bā) reminds of the one for wealth (发财 - fācái).



THE PRANIC BODY

According to the Technology of Kundalini Yoga the number 8 represents the Pranic Body. It is the carrier of our life force, which is the breath. Prana is the charge, the spark of life contained in the breath. We need it in order to keep our hearts pumping and our blood flowing. Through our breath, our Pranic Body continuously brings the life force and energy into our system. In this sense the two equal parts of the 8-form can also stand for the constant play of inhalation and exhalation, which enables us to nurture our bodies and minds.



POSITIVE & NEGATIVE MANIFESTATION OF THE PRANIC BODY

When our Eighth or Pranic Body is strong and our breathing is deep and relaxed, nothing can bother us. We are self-motivated, and have enough energy to achieve our goals. On the contrary: All disease starts with an imbalance in the Pranic Body which is part of our Aura. The Aura, our electro-magnetic field is made of the Arc Line, the Pranic and the Radiant Body. If our Eighth Body is weak, we may have constant low-level anxiety and chronic fatigue. We may try to get energy from food or stimulants and may be fearful and defensive. The key to balancing the Pranic Body is Pranayam - Breathing Exercises.


If you wish to read more about all of the Ten Bodies according to the Kundalini Yoga Technology, check out this post.




GURU HAR KRISHAN (1656 - 1664)

According to Sikh History the number 8 was embodied by the eighth Sikh Guru Har Krishan ( ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨ). He was the second born son of the 7th Guru Har Rai and became the youngest Guru in Sikhism at the age of five.


Upon hearing about an epidemic of cholera and smallpox Guru Har Krishan went to Delhi. At the age of 7 he intentionally drank of the waters that were spreading disease. The legend says that overnight Guru Har Krishan left his body, that died of the sickness, but by morning the whole city was free of the plague. In the process of serving the diseased, the Guru was himself seized by high fever and an attack of smallpox, eventually passing away aged just eight years.


Today, whenever there is a calamity or catastrophe, the Sikhs come forward to help people in distress, relieve their suffering and work for the betterment of society as a homage to the 'Bal Guru', Child Guru, as the Eighth Guru is lovingly called. The Tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, later paid tribute to Guru Har Krishan by stating:


 

“Let us think of the holy Har Krishan, whose sight dispels all sorrow.”

Guru Gobind Singh


 


WHAT CAN YOU DO TO TAKE THE BEST OUT OF THIS YEAR?

2024 will be a perfect year to connect with our true, authentic selves - our souls. It is a great opportunity to access our inner strength and power. What we have been manifesting or dreaming about can come with greater ease this year. The same applies for what is no longer meant for us, it will be released easier as well. We might want to ask ourselves: What is MY truth? What does not serve me anymore? What do I want to let go?


On a deeper level, this number 8 year may have us thinking about how our individual energy contributes to the collective. We may begin to realize that we truly are all connected to each other in one big human family, one big universal divine consciousness.


Specially in this year it is recommended to spend some quality time in nature and if you want to do yourSELF a big favor: Establish a (daily) routine of breath exercises. Even if it is just for 3 minutes a day, it will help you. <3


 

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.”

Unknown


 


If you'd like to read more about how to strengthen yourself, check out my post: WAYS TO BE MORE RESILIENT.






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