Have you ever had the experience of a number repeatedly showing up for you over and over again? Do you wonder what it could mean?
My family has a magic number that appears often for us…..the number 33.
We just released Alana Fairchild’s new numbers guidance app 11:11 Oracle and Alana says that the number 33 is about devoting yourself to your heart’s highest purpose.
I wanted to share a recent experience I had with the number 33.
I went to see my Ayurvedic doctor for a checkup and told him that I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed and lacking in passion and purpose. He gave me a prescription….I had to go surfing!
What?!? I wasn’t going to go surfing. There must be something else he could “prescribe.” I’ve always loved the idea of surfing, and I love the ocean, but California water is COLD….and there are sharks! I flashed back to that summer when I was 8-years-old and my short little life flashed before my eyes while I tumbled and churned in the undertow of a huge wave. That traumatic experience always held me back. Combining that with the cold… and the sharks… and I’ve always avoided swimming in the California Pacific waters. I’ve allowed my fears to keep me out of the ocean.
Now, my doctor was insisting that I must go in. I asked if he could just give me another herb to drink, or pick a different activity. He said there was no alternative. He wanted me to step outside of my comfort zone and feel the vastness of the ocean. He wanted me to be one with creation and feel that I am a part of this huge Universe.
I trust this particular natural doctor with my life….because, in fact, I feel he really did save my life (that’s a whole other story). But I left there going…oh yeah, this probably won’t happen. I’m going to go back in a month and have to tell him that I chickened out…and disappoint him.
On the way home from my appointment I asked the Universe to show me some signs of guidance. Then I called my sister, and told her about my “prescription.” Smack dab in the middle of my explanation a white van drove in front of me. There were large surfboards painted on the sides and back. It was a van for a surf school. And plastered across the doors was the name of the school. Degree 33!
I was shocked at the swiftness of my request for guidance. OK, I thought, I’m listening! We were both amazed…and not. We knew this was not coincidence. I was being shown a sign. I was being guided and directed. There was no mistaking it.
That afternoon I received an email from The Greatness Foundation, a local group that I’ve been wanting to get involved with for some time. They were hosting a retreat the next weekend and had 1 spot left. I called to inquire about it and was offered the spot. The topic was finding your passion and purpose, and…..wait for it…..there was a surf lesson on Sunday! I knew I had to be there and excitedly signed up.
The next day I had a moms’ spa day planned. I told my friends about the “signs” I had been seeing. They told me that 33 is supposedly the “Jesus number” because he died at age 33 and his color was green. Then the spa attendant handed me my locker key and, wouldn’t you know it, it was locker number 33…on a green wrist band!
The following week was the Greatness retreat….on the third floor in suite number 300, of course! I was smiling ear-to-ear the whole first morning because it was all about gratitude (our main theme over here at Beauty Everywhere headquarters) and living with purpose and passion. I knew that I was exactly where I was supposed to be. I told the group about my surfing prescription and my 33 signs that lead me to the retreat. They loved the story and after our fearless leader, Mike Sherbakov, told us that he was 33 years-old, the number 33 was adopted by the group as our official mascot. That night we went to our planned dinner at Triology (3s were everywhere!) and our food number was 33. I kid you not!
The next morning we did yoga on the beach and when the surf school called to tell us where to meet them for our group lesson they told us to meet in front of lifeguard station 33!
I was a bit nervous getting in the water, but by then there was absolutely no doubt and I knew that this was my destiny and mission. We were provided wetsuits to shield us from the cold, and knowledgable instruction, so we felt safe. And then we hit the waves! They were just the right size for beginners and before I knew it I was popping up on that board and flying over the surface of the water. I’d get to the shore and turn right back around, eager to get back out into the next set of waves. I took moments between thrill rides to focus on the vastness of the sea, and my oneness with the Universe and all of creation. My passion swelled as my life’s purpose came into focus.
My doctor was right. It was the perfect cure for my passionless blues. I felt so supported because God kept showing me that I was on the right path through the number 33. I don’t always keep my eyes open wide enough to see the signs, but the beauty in this lesson was that signs are everywhere. Guidance is always all around me, speaking to me… if I am paying attention.
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In beauty and gratitude,