Followers of Christianity have been dropping away over the past century, particularly in the UK, which has become a more secular society in recent times. World events and reports of atrocities around the globe have not helped to stem this mass exodus.
For many, religion simply has not been able to satisfy their concerns and answer those fundamental questions: Why are we here? If there is a God why do these events continue to occur? As these questions go unanswered this can leave us feeling more empty and disillusioned.
Not to denounce religion in any way, but we have perhaps reached a point in our collective conscience that we now just require more, and are unwilling to accept religion on pure faith alone.
Numerology and Astrology, often described as pseudosciences by academics and scientists may provide some answers.
This is a huge subject but in simple terms Numerology, an ancient divine system, that works on the premise that our birth names were not an accident and were chosen by our souls before incarnating. The letters in our names have numbers associated with them, and these transmit vibrations that manifest our experience here on Earth, (or anywhere else in the universe). See The Law of Attraction. Our souls therefore have certain objectives to pursue whilst incarnated in our human bodies, a blueprint if you will, to ensure it meets its objectives for learning. It will arrange events and circumstances in our lives to meet each of those goals, therefore gaining insight and self-improvement before moving on to our next incarnation.
Astrology can also be highly beneficial in understanding ourselves and life purpose, and be a source of healing and comfort for those who wish to gain a greater understanding of why certain things happened to them in their lives, and enable them to view the bigger picture. This should not be confused with the Astrology we have become used to through media outlets and in the back of magazines that offer only a taster for entertainment value, and are not individualized, unlike genuine Astrology, which requires a birth name, date of birth, time and location, and extensive research.
Both esoteric sciences when utilized by an expert in the field can reveal our deepest desires and motivations, and give us direction, highlighting what we need to do to become the best that we can be, and achieve our life purpose, and even predict what is likely to happen in the future.
I have a strong belief that it’s not always enough to dismiss out of hand those things that at first glance seem new, or bizarre, and just because they are concepts that do not align with our current way of thinking. As a seeker of truth, I would at least investigate a theory and only discard it as such time that I believe it is unable to support its claims to my own satisfaction.
Many of us are often unquestioning of research findings published by scientists, with opinions that often contradict themselves almost daily, yet will accept those findings just because they come under the banner of science, somehow adding to their legitimacy. In truth, some research scientists are deliberately sensationalist for their own financial gain, and have a ‘buddy system’ whereby researchers will support each other’s research if they will support theirs, and are therefore not entirely objective.
Numerology and Astrology also require the ability to conduct checks and balances to test a hypothesis and validate or invalidate a theory, and should therefore not be written off just because traditional science does not wish to acknowledge them.
These do not make the idea of a God obsolete, on the contrary, they may be viewed as a divine gift, a tangible working resource that can enable us to understand ourselves and our experience here on Earth, and bring us closer to God, if that is your belief. Not to mention being a most edifying experience.
If you have never tried to obtain a Numerology or Astrology reading, I would urge you to do so.