~ William Wordsworth
He is going to sit where you are sitting, and when you are gone, attend to those things
which you think are important. You may adopt all the policies you please, but how they
are carried out depends on him. He will assume control of your cities, states and nations.
He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and corporations.
All your books are going to be judged, praised or condemned by him.
The fate of humanity is in his hands.
~ Abraham Lincoln
Where does the responsibility for educating our young begin? With the school system? Or with the parents?
Personally, my view is that parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children. However, education of our young extends far beyond the realm of academic learning. Life learning is also important - teaching kids the values of discipline, dedication, devotion, duty, commitment, courage, honor, honesty, respect, fairness, ethical behavior, responsibility, accountability, service and balance - emotional, physical and psychological. These non-tangibles are major subjects of learning in the school of life, not necessarily in the school of academia. Unfortunately, they are not in vogue in this modern era of "get what you can as quickly as you can without thought of consequence or karmic reconciliation," but, nonetheless, they do have immense personal value, especially in regards to the progress of the soul engaged in the activity of ascent.
As parents, we can certainly help our children succeed in life and become independent, self-reliant, confident, whole human beings. We can show them the way, not tell them the way, to the essentials of good character building through our day-to-day living, thereby giving them a living example of how to be and become. We can also, through numerology, help them understand themselves, what their life has in store for them, what role they will be playing, what directions and paths they will be traveling in a general sense throughout their lives, what assets they possess, what liabilities they need to strengthen. In effect, we can offer them practical guidance in relation to their own specific destiny.
If these issues are not important to them directly and they express no interest in gaining such insight, the parents can still guide them silently through loving support, suggestion and direction. After all, it's not the child's duty to raise himself. It's the parent's, so whatever the parent can do to assist his offspring the better, even if that means moving beyond the confines of personal parental wants, likes, dislikes, agendas and beliefs.
We are all familiar with stories of overbearing parents who insist their sons and/or daughters follow in their footsteps or do as they (the parents) have done, even though the child not only wants to do something else but whose destiny calls for something quite different and then, sadly, watching the fallout of heartache and misery generated as a result of such over-domination.
The problem with this method is that the child's destiny and life blueprint may be very different from the parent's. An overly insistent parent can do immeasurable damage and harm to a child by not knowing the child's destiny, only to learn too late, if at all, that they, the parents, fell short in their assessments and in the dispensing of their ensuing concomitant supplications, implorations, invocations, evocations, directives and decrees . The pain, anguish, suffering, tension and inharmony generated through such parental misdirection, however well-intentioned, can leave psychological and emotional scars which may never heal, thus damaging a life or lives which could otherwise have been made more whole and harmonious through a more broad and encompassing life philosophy and understanding of that which is metaphysical.
For example, suppose a mother and father have an abundant amount of Eight (8) energy in their charts. This 8 energy will propel them to be highly interactive and successful in the business, external and social worlds. Eight vibrations will be highly in tune with social interaction, in being 'in the loop' and being a mover and shaker. Eight is the most social and external of the basic nine numbers.
But then suppose their child's Soul energy (that which defines his wants, needs and desires) and Nature energy (that defining the personality) are both Sevens? Seven is the most inwardly dwelling vibration. It is also diametrically opposed to the outward moving Eight energy. A person with a Seven Soul and Nature will seek seclusion, separation and inward success--not social interaction, integration and external success. Hence, what the child wants will be exactly opposite than what the parents want. If the parents do not understand this and push the child to follow their way, then difficulty, distress, discomfort and a whole host of other upsets will be the natural by-product, if not a total parent-child estrangement and relationship collapse between the parent and the child.
Another example. Suppose a dominant parent had Four energy in his Lifepath but the child had Five energy in his. The parent would be involved in that which is, for the most part, traditional, limiting and conventional while the child's life would be giving him issues, circumstances and lessons which would be non-conventional, non-limiting and non-conforming. Five is the vibration of the revolutionary and visionary. Four is the vibration of the status quo. Five loves change. Four loves stability, regularity and routine. Five can't stand regularity or routine. Four loves normalcy. Five loves and needs stimulation and that which may be considered somewhat abnormal. Notice the problem? How can a child grow to be comfortable with his life if the parents are smothering him with expectations based on their own life lessons?
These types of numerical associations between parent and child are common. How many adults, for instance, still have 'parent' issues? Too many, unfortunately, and the fallout is sad. Entire lives, as well as entire lifetime relationships, have been negatively affected by parents and people not understanding the reality of 'destiny dynamics.'
Numerology can certainly help in solving the problems and difficulties as mentioned above. It has not been used much in the past, but as the science of numerology grows and its scientific value waxes, perhaps more parents will use it early on in the lives of their young to guide them based on where their (the children's) lives and destinies are headed. So much misery could be avoided in doing this.
Verily, numerology is currently 'way out there' in regards to life planning. However, as a numerologist I have seen the positive results and know of the wonderful potential that can be achieved if parents were to expand their minds to embrace and work with this science. Life can be harmonious. Having and using this metaphysical knowledge can be beneficial . . . unquestionably. The rub, of course, is that it must be utilized, and in order to do that one must have a mind that reaches farther and expands to include and embrace knowledge which is currently unconventional. Having courage to move in such a direction is also essential. But then again, what accomplishment of any significance was ever manifested without courage?
In context of this discussion, you might try answering these questions if you are a parent?
These are just a few of the questions which numerology can answer, the answers to which will be of immense help in helping children grow into the beauty of their own divine plan - harmoniously and happily. Perhaps, one day, a substantial number of people will realize the effective value of these gifts which numerology gives, but whether they do or not, those few who do use them will benefit greatly from their wonderful offerings.
Copyright 2002 by Richard Andrew King
When I look at the smile on a child's face
I see happiness I pray will never die;
I see innocence alive and well
and . . . purity.
There is joy in that smile -
unadulterated and real.
Nonetheless, I feel the pain
of knowing it may not last,
and I am lost for words.
Secret tears fall quietly
behind the veil of my gaze.
How happy would the world be
if that smile could exist eternally?
How loving would all life be
if that purity could endure?
Why not, I ask?
Coming soon: PARENTING WISDOM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - Raising Your Children By Their Numbers To Achieve Their Highest Potential.
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