“No matter what happens, even if storms of trials come, you must be able to steer the ship of concentration calmly to the shores of blessedness.” ~Paramahansa Yogonanda
If you are a regular follower of our monthly Word Ponder, you’ll have innately grasped from June how achievement is truly an act of uniting in intuition, allowing you to enjoy the affirmations that give you plenty to celebrate about in the realms of meditation during July. So now we wonder as we think about where to ponder next, perhaps you just might already be one of those people that deeply understand -to always maintain your peace of mind- engaging in the practice of CONCENTRATION will take you to an even higher plane of existence.
Concentration is primarily defined as: “the direction of all thought or effort toward one particular task, idea, or subject.” We decided to ponder this word because the very question, what’s really in a word? clarifies indeed, that the energy within and surrounding what it takes to concentrate is able to reward us in a multitude of ways. If you acknowledge when you are in the act of meditation- you may already be very tuned into this concept of emptying your mind or finding ways to concentrate on one thing makes a huge difference in what you find yourself achieving. As the wonders, mysteries and changes of everyday life come to you in your now, what happens when you schedule that meditative time to concentrate into your regular self-care routine?
To recognize our achievements, meditation is a path that sharpens our inner saw so we can be more aware of them, resulting in the deepening of our spiritual experiences. But in order to properly meditate, one will find it is concentration that holds the keys to receiving its’ rewards. And what rewards we can find in our fast paced modern day world when we hone in upon what we are meant to fully concentrate upon. As we are bombarded by distractions beyond our control daily, knowing how to develop the skill of concentration almost seems essential to our human survival. In this existence of constant change within our common culture, equally, it is interesting to discover how the ancient’s tools of Chaldean Numerology and Lexigrams view concentration.
What does it take to enjoy a routine practice of concentration? It takes a rhythm that is attuned to a vibration. Every sound we utter contains an unseen channel of energy. Thus, when we speak our names and engage within the action of our words, there is an underlying current, this guided force that connects that vibration into it’s own individual expression.
When we examine the Name Expression of CONCENTRATION -which is the numerological energy that is always behind it through the values of the letters that compose it- we find it has, as numbers always will provide, the very key points to know what exactly to do within the action of it. One should not be surprised it is guided by the Chaldean’s understanding of the 52, which is one of the compound numbers they considered to be associated with careful attention to align within it properly. Adding 5 + 2 together, we arrive at the 7, whose singular energy is ruled by Neptune- who governs over our intuition, meditation, solitary acts and inner processes across the board. Ask anyone who already enjoys a routine practice of concentration, and they will probably share with you that they regularly schedule time for the self to reflect and become renewed. Most people who choose to concentrate, find their lives become not only more aware, but equally intuitive and receptive to owning their now.
Within the 52’s Chaldean Karmic Mystery -which is the same meaning of the 43’s understanding that the Chaldeans gave no specific title to- we find very delicate concepts to consider. “The ancients claim that this is an unfortunate number, and if the name equals a 52, the spelling should be changed to equal a more fortunate Compound number. It is symbolized by the tendency toward revolution, upheaval, strife, conflict & war. It carries the vibration of repeated disappointment & failure.” ~Linda Goodman’s Star Signs
That definition might alarm one right away to avoid any act of concentration, but it is taking our numerological insight a step further to truly comprehend what the Chaldeans meant here. Looking as well to Yogananda’s quote about concentration, equally ties into the clues about why this practice is what ultimately guides us through “trickier” waters. As all humans do experience challenges and apparent storms of life, these situations present the times that our concentration is necessary the most to be able to reach the shores of calm and clarity. The 52 vibration of this very word carries this meaning because we more often than not, have to navigate our ships through those times of choppy waters. How many times have we already discovered how much within the practice of concentration we may have instead become part of the storm, rather than remaining within the eye of it?
When we take the 5 and 2 -and look at them individually- there is even more profound advice associated within the act of concentration. As Mercury guides the 5, we find the channel of movement, permanent change, blossoming, and communication stirring with messages for us to receive. Coupled with the 2, guided by the Moon -who directly guides our imagination, sensitivity and emotional state of being- one can bank that those waters are more than interesting to navigate through with success. Both Mercury and the Moon in this combination tell us through the act of concentration, we should undoubtedly expect that we will move through any kind of feelings we are experiencing to allow changes to assist the further evolution of our lives no matter how rough the storm may be. Remember too, these are the two closest planets from above that constantly affect what we emotionally perceive and well as the energy behind how we will then choose to think moving forward about it down here below.
As we engage in the practice of concentration, another point to note is how the outward and singular 7’s guidance is expressed through the intuition of its’ ruling planet Neptune. 7 is known as The Seeker, in where inner work and time alone to do so mark the actions that this number is associated with. Regular concentration always will bring us to a constant state of keen awareness within our minds. Yet, it is the true act of taking time away from the world at large and all of the energy surrounding us, to seek our individual peace of mind. Unlike Name Numerology, where in it would be advised to never have a personal or business name carry a 52 vibration, the warnings that the 52 casts off within concentration are avoided when we do choose to not become caught up in the storms within life that will always be present in some kind of capacity. No matter where we are in the world, revolution, upheaval, strife, conflict and war exist. Do we allow ourselves to become consumed with repeated disappointment and failure by the unhealthy habit of choosing to concentrate upon it?
When one chooses to concentrate on what they ultimately can control (which aligns from further knowing it is only what they can create themselves), they will find they can steer their ship through any kind of waters to the shores where blessings await. We all live in a modern day world where circumstances allow us to hear about other people’s and the world’s problems in a constant state of availability thanks to the mainstream news and social media. It is up to us to discern what we choose to focus upon. The world’s and other people’s problems will always exist, and the only true power we have is to make sure our personal lives are being handled appropriately. Once we are centered and grounded, we can offer proactive assistance from the space of concern, engaging us in solution seeking mode.
The mysteries of Lexigrams have more evidence to support the meaning within CONCENTRATION, and what it is simply able to do for any of us. By taking the anagrams we can derive from this word, and spiral them into poetic phrases, the Lexigram process brings one more piece of the puzzle to place into our mastery of life. What’s really hiding within the word concentration to spell out the truth? The reality that relates how we can best reap the rewards this word wishes for us all to assimilate into our human experiences, is as always, ready to be seen from the very letters that compose it.
ONCE I TRAIN IN ONE NOTION, I NOTICE I CAN ANOINT IT
ONCE I CAN CONTAIN CONTENTION, I CAN TRACE A CONNECTION TO AN INNER ACTION
ONCE I CAN CONTAIN A ROTTEN REACTION, I CAN CONNECT TO AN INNER INTERACT
ONCE I CONNECT TO AN INNER RATION, I CAN ATTONE IT IN ONE EON
I NOTICE ONCE I CAN TRAIN IN CONCERN, I NOTICE I TRACE IT IN CREATION
IN CREATION I CAN CONNECT TO AN INNOCENT INNER ACTION IN CONTENT
IT CERTAIN IN CONTENT, I IN A CENTRIC CONNECT TO AN INNER CREATION
IT AN ANCIENT CONNECT I NOTICE, AN ANOINT I ATTAIN IN A TRANCE
ONCE I CONNECT IN AN ANCIENT NOTION, I CAN RETAIN A CENTRIC AIR IN CREATION
ONCE I IN A CREATION ORIENT, I CAN ATTAIN IN INTENTION
IN INTENTION, I CAN ACT IN AN INNATE INNER NOTION I RETAIN TO ATONE EON TO EON
To Your Concentration that allows you to sail smoothly to your blessed shores.
Namaste, Dear Stars.