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On a rare occasion, someone comes along who can pull us up from the ashes – build us up, fortify us, transform us — so we can rise like the Phoenix. Barack Obama, our new President-elect, has spirit power, a large wingspan: he’s got vision. He is our 44th President, and the number 44 grants him the power to manifest that vision.
In numerology, every number denotes a spiritual value. A Master Number is a double-digit number that confers power and vibrates at a higher frequency. A Master is dedicated to a higher purpose. Barack Obama is connected to his higher nature, to his Divinity. Through his presence — in a room, in a photograph, in a speech — we connect to our higher nature. He is emblematic of the potential within us all.
Ultimately, he radiates spiritual power, and offers up the profound ability to heal our sorrows on this earthly plane through compassionate and focused action.
He channels the vision of those leaders who came before him. Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president on August 28, 2008. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have A Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This date is a beacon for civil rights, an anniversary for freedom. Obama looks to Abraham Lincoln’s writings for inspiration and guidance. Abraham Lincoln carried the freedom torch, and Martin Luther King; now Barack Obama is the torch bearer.
Let’s look more closely at the Number 44, the master number and its basic delineation.
A Master, an evolved soul who integrates spiritual values with material matters.
- Master Builder — builds solid foundations, brings stability to chaotic situations
- Master Planner — skillful organizer, systematic, prudent
- Master of Earthly Matters — steward of the bare necessities: health, finance, employment
- Master Communicator (2 + 2 = 4, the emphasis on the number 2) — eloquent, excellent listener, diplomat, keen sense of timing, dynamic motivator, builds relationships – bridges – between all people
Number 8 (4 + 4 = 8):
- Athleticism — all leaders require stamina, charisma, grace
- Management Ability — responsible, disciplined, resourceful, pragmatic
- The Infinity Sign — represents God, tapped into Divine Energy and unlimited potential
- The Serpent — ability to transform himself and others
- The Inner Fire — strength, will, and determination
For more information on numerology, see this excellent book, Numerology and Your Future
The Drawbacks of the Number 44: Alleviating the Burdens
As the 44th President, with double emphasis on the number 4, Obama faces the challenge of bearing the weight of our nation’s heavy burdens while maintaining a sense of buoyancy — holding his head high amidst the turmoil. The number 4 amplified is similar to a double earth or saturn influence astrologically. To get through the mire of joblessness, financial woes, and global unrest will require discipline, focus, and hard work. His inspired vision gives him the internal fuel to keep on moving forward even when the road gets weary.
Challenges of Number 44 — the Balancing Attributes
- limited thinking, stubborn and rigid — cultivate elasticity
- caught in the bureaucratic treadmill — apply persistence
- overworked — delegate, delegate, delegate
- overly structured — tap imagination, creativity, and sense of humor
- bogged down in the details, losing sight of the bigger picture — access inspiration through spiritual study, knowing when to call a time out for reflection
Remember that masters make huge sacrifices for the greater good. We must pray that Obama has steel armor for inner strength, wisdom, and protection.
I See Myself in Him: The Power of the Living Mirror
Oppression silences our spirit and steals our voice. Instead of standing tall, we make ourselves small: we crouch. We learn to hide our best features and our talent; our creativity lies dormant, untapped, a green sprout without vibrant soil to grow in.
We’ll see changes in our nations’s voice with Obama at the helm. The dam has broken. Hearken to the people’s voice. Hear them sing. Injustices will be revealed, and justice reclaimed. Communications between nations, our global neighbors, will resume. Resolutions take time, sometimes eons. Change doesn’t come through silence, change comes from the sounding boom of many voices articulating, connecting, shouting, crying.
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
~Maya Angelou, from her poem “I Rise”
We now have a living mirror. We are no longer invisible, divisible. Many a client I’ve talked with, who is Korean, African-American, Filipino, Indian, Asian, expressed their frustration and isolation about being the “only one in the room” at their college class, workplace, or town hall meeting. With a living mirror, with Barack Obama as President, no one is the only one in the room. The living mirror gives solidarity to the people. Everyone is represented, everyone can stand up, be seen, and recognized.