For the last several weeks, the number seven has been on my mind after realizing how much it's come up. I've had seven surgeries completing the process after a long road with breast cancer and complications. I'm also in the middle of my seventh move in seven years. All my belongings were in storage for the second time resting in a 10X10 storage. The photos, artwork, my mother's china, cherry wood family furniture, the gift of Herend china that was often displayed in Downton Abbey; are all proof of a life lived. I can't say that I've missed my possessions, but now that I'm unpacking, I feel like I'm opening a treasure chest. While unpacking, I'm also unloading to fit into a small living space. It feels good to lighten my load as if making room for new adventures.
I've been more nomad than permanent resident this last seven years. This would have to do with my diagnosis, medical journey, and most especially, finances. I was on an important waiting list for seven years which finally came to fruition. I feel as though I'm on a roller coaster of change, and barely taking a breath before the next one rolls fast into my life.
It's also the year 2017. And then there is the fact that the body completely regenerates every seven years. We have seven chakras, and perhaps mine are re-balancing since I've come through the other side of cancer. Scientific proof shows that cells of a human body change every seven years. Seven year cycles are significant and occur the moment we're born effecting us emotionally, physically, and mentally. "There is a natural release of energy every seven years which encourages you to move forward and make changes." innerself.com
I find myself having to take pause and look into the meaning of number seven. In one of the interpretations below, it mentions that if a number keeps showing up in your life, pay attention. I've been consumed in a move, but taking advantage of using this blog to pay attention. It seems obvious to me that I must look at this as a sign. Ultimately, I feel there has been a completion on a multitude of areas in my life. The number seven, in spiritual terms, indicates both completion and a new beginning. I feel that I'm embarking on a new beginning. My instincts tell me I'm now on a path full of surprises and receiving good things, as well as interesting opportunities coming my way - A path very different than the one I've been on this last seven years - A path of purpose and passion. It's time.
When I looked up the spiritual meaning of the number seven here are a few of the intriguing findings that I discovered. Although different roots, there's a similar take:
Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God's creation of all things. According to Jewish tradition, the creation of Adam occurred on October 7th, 3761 B.C. (or the first day of Tishri, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar). The word 'created' is used 7 times describing God's creative work (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27 three times; 2:3; 2:4). There are 7 days in a week and God's Sabbath is on the 7th day.
Angel Number 7 is an exciting and important message to receive. Its meaning is thought to be one of reinforcement and encouragement. If you are finding that this number is being presented to you, then you should feel a sense of pride and comfort. Your angels are proud of the decisions you have made. They feel that you are on the correct path and are capable of fulfilling your divine purpose. From sunsigns.org
Number 7 resonates with the vibrations and energies of the ‘Collective Consciousness’, faith and spirituality, spiritual awakening and awareness, spiritual enlightenment,spiritual development, mysticism, intuition and inner-knowing, inner-wisdom,psychic abilities, the esoteric, inner-selves, deep contemplation, introspection, eccentric, religion, thoughtfulness, understanding of others, natural healer and healing, secrets, myth, ritual, peace, poise, emotions and feelings, inner-strength, endurance and perseverance, persistence of purpose, the ability to bear hardships, quick-wit, the loner, solitary, isolation, long-sighted, the non-conformist, independence and individualism, intentions, manifesting and manifestation in time and space and good fortune. From numerology.com Keep on swimming through life, Valerie