Detail of a recent intuitive stream drawing reading: Can you see two number 5’s here? One is large, behind the one I colored in green. It also had marks through it so it looked like a dollar sign. The boot-shape beside it made me think of “kicking into money” or that “money is getting the boot” –we either need more and feel it’s kicked away from us, or we get seriously kicking and make the money we need. This showed up in a life experience view and for the subject, it related to a job change underway, and the subject’s wish to get more assertive about goals.
Have you ever wanted a change (of job, of location, of partner, etc.) and it just would not come, and you felt stuck? Or life was going so well and you did not want anything to change at all and suddenly–wham! Life shifted–something happened to force change (like a job ending, a relationship altering or an unexpected relocation suddenly upon you)? We live in a time now of such sudden extremes. In a flash, things can change. Or in a moment of revelation, the deep desire and need for a shift in life’s direction is realized, by surprise often. Sometimes it is outside circumstances that force change. Those can be weather related (“nobody had time to run from the tornado and it flattened every house on the block”) or health related or political and even, sadly, terrorism of all kinds which cause abrupt and shocking life-ending or life-altering circumstances.
Even small, typical daily changes can feel like great inner-earthquakes to us, it doesn’t even have to be a dramatic and extreme current event to make it drastically uncomfortable to wrestle with change (like first thing in the morning, “What??? We’re out of coffee!!!”). On Eldon Taylor’s Provocative Enlightenment radio show this week, it was mentioned that a particular tribe used only verbs to describe objects. Movement was the nature of life to this tribe (and I think is our true nature). Nothing is static–it is all movement, all the time. It only appears static or still but the atoms are moving, moving, moving. We are made up of that which moves at the speed of light!
Often, in intuitive stream drawings, a number 5 is present. For me, this number has always stood for mobility of some kind. It reminds me of a chariot or wheel chair–moving forward. It is (for me) a masculine kind of number. When I was a kid, I thought my best buddy, Bobby Levy was a number 5. He looked like a number 5 to me (and so does Charlie Brown!) and was so friendly that this number came to mean friendliness to me as well. It is an uneven number so it reminds me of imbalance–the kind of imbalance that causes us to make a shift or desire a shift. It can have both the “light” and “shadow” about it–change that feels negative, change that feels positive and eventually, we can experience it all as positive in that to live, we must prevail through even the most awful experiences.
When you stream draw to unwind or to intuit your emotions and process your thoughts upon reflecting on the drawings, notice if you see any number 5 shapes in the drawing. What does that signify for you? You may have a totally different take or understanding of the number 5. What matters most is how it speaks to you and what that does for you as you make your conscious choices. The coming New Year is change–we can make the best changes in 2015!