8-18-18 or 18-8-18

Feeling drawn to post after listening to one of the spiritual youtubers I follow, Amanda Ellis, about the date and these numbers. Today is my grandson’s 20th birthay, meaning he was born on 8-18-98. I’m particularly keen on that number. According to one numerology site, “18 is involved with business on an international scale,” and I can totally see that in him. He is smart, intuitive, and in his third year of IT at university, having already been working in the field for a couple of years. He has plans to study or at least live in Japan and has recently visited China for a few weeks.

The number 8 has long been a favorite of mine. Sideways, 8 is the infinity symbol. Eighteen with the digits added together equals 9, which is my life path number. Today being the 18th day of the 8th month of the 18th year of 2000, I thought I’d share a bit of my fascination with numbers.

Today’s date broken down: 1+8+8+2+0+1+8=28.

2+8=10 or 1. 1 is a beginning, a starting over, a fresh start. Today is a day of starting anew. The number 1 is the primal force. Hans Decoz describes it thusly: Positive Characteristics: Individualistic and independent, showing leadership and drive. The 1 is masculine, focused, an originator and self-starter; it is also progressive, strong-willed, courageous, self-reliant and rebellious (in a constructive way). Negative Characteristics: 1s can be stubborn, selfish, weak and undisciplined, or a pariah.

What are you going to use this energy of 18-8-2018?

I’d also like to mention that after a long absence of noticing this one particular recurring sequence, I have been seeing 11:11 over and over and over for the past week or two, even in the past half hour. But that’s another post. For now, here’s the number 18.


Number 18 Meaning

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The numerology number 18 resonates with humanitarianism, independence, and building something of lasting benefit.

The numerology essence of the number 18 has to do with humanitarianism, independence, and building something of lasting benefit.

The underlying idea of the essence of the number 18 is the welfare of humanity.

18 is tolerant and compassionate, mixing easily with others, including planning and executing projects, yet tends to do the actions of what it considers the most important either by itself or as the leader — at its own determination.

It independently decides what its goals are and what to do to reach them — although the decisions are likely to be at least partially based on ideas and agreements arrived at during earlier consultation with others.

When 18 makes a decisions about its goals, 18 will either enlist the cooperation of others (and manage the project) or do the actions itself to accomplish its vision.

More aspects of the numerology number 18 are mentioned further below.

The meaning of a number in a numerology chart is derived from its essence. The position in the chart determines how the essence is translated to obtain the meaning.

As an overview, the numerology number 18 represents a composition containing the ideas of:

  • Humanitarianism
  • Self-determination
  • Tolerance
  • Efficiency
  • Philanthropy

Here are examples of situational meanings of the number 18 derived from its basic meaning/essence:

  1. With an 18 birth date number (the life path number of a numerology chart), it means the person is likely to experience events and circumstances with opportunity to do something significant for the benefit of humanity. For the life path interpretation, the number’s essence is translated as the type of opportunities likely to become available.
  2. With an 18 vowels number (the heart’s desire number of a numerology chart), it means the person desires peace and happiness for humanity and wants to do whatever they can to accomplish that vision. For the heart’s desire interpretation, the number’s essence is translated as the desire.

For more examples of how number meaning is derived from the number’s essence, see the article Numerology Number Meanings

More Numerology Number 18 Meanings

The number 18 has meanings in addition to those already expressed. All meanings are subordinate to the essence of the welfare of humanity.

The energies of the number 18 in a prominent position of a numerology chart tends to have a tolerant, inviting quality.

The number 18 resonates its true essence in situations where it’s able to donate money or otherwise help provide for the operations of groups and organizations dedicated to some aspect of the welfare of humanity. Rather than operate an organization, it prefers to assist many — aligning most of its focus toward its own projects and goals.

A cause to support helps 18 be more of what it is.

The Basic or Core Essence of 18

The basic/core essence or meaning of the number 18 is revealed by reducing the multi-digit number 18 to a single digit:

1+8 = 9

Thus, it’s revealed that the basic essence of the number 18 is similar to the number 9. The number 18 also contains the essence of its individual digits, the number 1 and the number 8.

See these articles for descriptions of the individual numbers:

The fundamental meaning of the number 18 is an amalgamation of the intrinsic meaning of (a) the digit the number 18 reduces to, the number 9, and (b) the numbers 1 and 8, which are the digits composing the number 18.

The number 18 essence is charitable, worldly, and sophisticated. It’s a humanitarian both self-sufficient and self-sacrificing for progress toward the fulfillment of its vision.

18’s flair for effective drama can influence people to provide willing assistance toward achievement of its humanitarian visions.

The welfare of humanity is the highest priority of the number 18. It has no inclination to judge the value of others’ existence, lifestyles, gender, heritage, beliefs, or political persuasions.

That’s 18. Effectively bringing about humanity’s welfare as its top focus.

Should You Go or Should You Stay?

Should You Go or Should You Stay?

Channeled by Brenda Hoffman for LifeTapestryCreations.com

Dear Ones,

We wish to address your fear that all is not well in your life. That what you experienced the past few days will be forever.

Even though such might be true for those who do not wish to join the light train, those of you reading this message no longer need to believe in doom and gloom. For you, en masse, have transitioned beyond fear.

You are no longer of 3D no matter how diligently you try to be.

Some of you are laughing because who would wish to remain in fear given the opportunity of a life of joy? Who indeed? So it is you have cleared entire lifetimes of fear, as well as fear dust pockets. Resulting in your accurate proclamation that you are no longer of 3D.

If you are angry or fearful, you are merely playing at being of 3D. A somewhat difficult concept to grasp for who would wish to play with fear and anger? You or you would not be asking about fear.

So it is you are learning you no longer wish to feel or play with fear. The fear that was is no longer fun, interesting, or practical. For when you become fearful or angry, you halt the flow of love and joy that is now rightfully yours.

What are you to do if someone in your inner circle is projecting fear or anger? The answer is always your choice. But the choice you are discovering as the most uncomfortable internally is to join them in their fear or anger. For doing so merely enhances their anger, their fear.

Perhaps such does not necessarily yet compute with you, but it will. For you are discovering that joining someone beginning to transition or solidly in 3D, does not make your life or their life more joyful. It merely becomes a group pity party.

Perhaps, you are doing so to “whip them into shape” or in more Universal terms, “for them to partake of love and joy.” Something you are not capable of doing. For each must declare freedom from fear in their own way and time.

Some of you are concerned those you love may never shift away from fear. You cannot make anyone do anything even though their need for love is obvious.

Many are now moving through their deepest fears, their dark night of the soul. Something you accomplished months or years ago. So just as is true for an older sibling who cannot understand why their younger sibling does not comprehend the rules of the game they wish to play, so it is for you now.

You have found the light. But that does not mean those you love are at the same place or Universal age if you will.

You cannot make anyone do anything, or more to the point for this channel, feel anything. This is an inside-out transition. So your words of love, support, anger, or fear mean little or nothing to them for they are a different Universal age.

Allow them to transition in their time. The question then becomes, “What if the two of you are too far apart emotionally?” Again, that is your choice. Do you continue on your path knowing you will leave them behind? Do you slow down to help them along? Or do you leave completely?

A quandary in which more and more of you are finding yourselves enmeshed. Such is little different from an older sibling remaining in a school grade so his or her younger sibling can catch up. Of course, such does not happen for each child must learn what they are capable of learning when they are capable of doing so.

So it is for you. Even though you may wish to slow your progress so those you love will catch up to you, such is not possible for you are too advanced to slow down. In truth, you are racing down your path.

Perhaps you are fearful of losing a relationship – not that that relationship is particularly right for you, but that it is what you know. It is comfortable.

Those who make you angry or fearful, but remain of your heart, will catch up eventually just as is true for a younger sibling.

The difference is that it will not take decades or years for such to happen for you are their beacon, their light. And they are more afraid of losing you than you can possibly imagine.

Of course, such an explanation does not cover those who have no intention of transitioning or are not part of your beacon. For your beacon can only be seen by those on their transition path.

You will know without needing to check with friends or relatives if those who make you angry or fearful will continue to be of your life. If the thought of leaving them, gives you a feeling of great relief, it is time to go. If such a thought creates sadness or a feeling that you do not wish to leave their presence, it merely means they are of your beacon just not at your current level.

Which of course, appears ominous for when will you feel the need to leave? Those in your light, your beacon are transitioning much more rapidly than was true for you.

As a historical reminder, the first United States scoutmasters needed years to discover what lay beyond the Mississippi River. Those scoutmasters were followed by wagon trains and eventually railroads and automobiles. Each method of transportation or discovery more rapidly completing what initially required years. So it is for you now – and those you love.

If you need to leave them, you will know. And if such a thought strikes fear in your heart, most likely they are transitioning but at a different level. Allow them to be as you continue your joy life. They will catch up more rapidly than you can imagine. Not in years or decades, but months, weeks, and days. So be it. Amen.


Copyright 2009-2018, Brenda Hoffman. All rights reserved. Please feel free to share this content with others, post on your blog, add to your newsletter, etc., but maintain this article’s integrity by including the author/channel: Brenda Hoffman & source website link: LifeTapestryCreations.com.

Join ‘Team Ascension’

Join ‘Team Ascension’ ∞ The 9th Dimensional Arcturian Council

“Greetings. We are the Arcturian Council. We are pleased to connect with all of you.

We are taking nothing for granted when it comes to our participation in the shift in consciousness. There are so many beings in this universe who are working to ensure that the shift not only occurs, but that it occurs in the way that serves the most. We invite any and all of you who want to be a part of this conscious creation to move beyond waiting for something to happen.

We invite you to join us in ushering in the shift and bringing about an expanded consciousness throughout the entire universe. You don’t have to wait for any major event to occur in order to participate.

This is a shift in consciousness, which means nothing in the physical realm is going to be responsible for making it happen. It is the true nature of consciousness to expand and evolve, and therefore, as you make it your mission not to do something in the physical realm, but instead consciously evolve, you are joining the team. You have opportunities every single day. They come to you in the choices that you are being given.

And you can help yourselves and help the entire universe at the same time by making the choice that is more inclusive than exclusive. You can help by processing your emotions. You can help by making eye contact with someone else and helping that person understand that he or she matters. You can be kind instead of being right. You can forgive. You can send transmissions of love and compassion. You can speak your truth, be true to yourself, and love yourself no matter what you have done, or said, or thought.

As you make a commitment now to joining the team that spans the entire galaxy and all dimensions, you are helping to usher in the best possible shift that we can all experience. We are inviting you to join us, and we know many of you already have, but as you make the declaration, you are automatically accepted onto our little team.

We are the Arcturian Council, and we have enjoyed connecting with you.”


July Realignments

If you find you are not in alignment with a person, a place, a project or a thing, you will find it’s going to scream at you loud and clear this month and life and you will rearrange the situation. The nervous energy is creating faster alignments and realignments with people, places and life-situations.

Whenever and wherever you can, trust this. There is always a higher reason for the things we go through in life, even if those experiences may not always be comfortable at the time.

From my July EnergyUpdate

Lee Harris

Naysayers Everywhere

Naysayers Everywhere

Dear Ones,

More and more you are being forced – and force is the correct word – to assert your newly claimed power to be. For those around you will greatly test your willingness to accept your powers.

Those of 3D will claim you have no power for they cannot accept that you nor anyone is different from what has been true throughout this earth life and many others. And those just beginning to adjust to their new beings will clamor for you to prove your newly discovered skills for they are frightened of both 3D and 5D.

So it is your abilities will be is strengthened daily.

You have created new boundaries that are not logical to those who do not understand what is happening.

Even though you know within you that you must hold strong to these boundaries, it is also a little frightening for you to do so. For you are no longer 3D compliant. And you have not yet necessarily created your 5D life.

So it is you find yourself questioning the wisdom of your inner messages, but needing to follow them.

Perhaps that makes you feel as if you are a puppet following the dictates of some unseen force within you. Quite the contrary, you are merely adjusting to you. Which is little different from accepting new freedoms as a young 3D adult.

As a young 3D adult, you allowed yourself the freedom to eat cake for breakfast. And as a young 5D adult, you are allowing yourself the freedom to be, speak, and act on your inner messages.

ThreeD freedom sounded glorious to your younger brothers and sisters living at home, but frightening to you as you took your first tentative 3D young adult steps with questions of where and how to live. Most likely, concerned that you might not be replicating 3D adult life correctly, but almost giddy with your freedom to decide – within societal rules.

For most of your 3D young adult decisions were based on what you should become despite bits of freedom and young, wild energy bursts here and there.

Now you have no parameters, no societal, or parental guidelines. So every decision you make seems outside the 3D box of shoulds. Your life question is “Who am I?” instead of “Who should I be?” A never before earth guideline completely free of the constraints, of shoulds.

Perhaps you wonder how that is possible given that the first earth inhabitants eons ago must have created life in their unique way. Such was not the case for they developed guidelines of group think or shoulds before entering earth at that time. That is why power over others was necessary early in the human-earth existence.

You are in a similar place but with different developmental guidelines. You are creating a self-power system.

So it is you are at the forefront of a New Earth process. Your role is to determine if your self-guidance is strong enough to break the ties of group power holders who have been dominant since the inception of the earth.

Which of course, you are, for that is how you are beginning to live. You are breaking cords of control that were so deeply ingrained in all earth beings that you needed to dig deep within you to discard those cords no longer appropriate for this new age.

The amazing piece, we have relayed over and over, is that you did so in one generation instead of the multiple generations once thought probable by both you and us of the ethers.

But by doing so, you experienced more pain than thought possible in one physical body. A bit like the seeming miracles performed by Olympic stars pushing their total being far beyond what most are able or willing to do.

So it is you are both the role model and proof that such is possible.

Even though once you start creating your dreams others will follow, now they merely question your wisdom and yes, personal power. For they continue to believe that living in joy while of the earth is not possible.

You are being questioned from every side – those fully of 3D, those thinking of entering the new you world, and those closely behind you. “Is this our new life or merely a dream?”

So it is you are being questioned and tested beyond what you thought possible when you claimed your being.

When you entered earth in this lifetime, your new you was clamoring to escape, create and perform from day one. Granted, you hid that energy, that need, as much as possible until something within you told you it was time to activate your new you. And so you did, assuming that all humans had the same activation piece within them.

More of earth now do have that activation piece than do not. But their timing is far different from yours. You likely had the “now” feeling years ago while many are just starting to activate theirs.

Again, this is a process. You are functioning as the first child to leave the family nest with your younger brothers and sisters watching closely deciding if they want to do the same.

The phase you are now in until the end of the next two month’s eclipses is the determined questioning of those observing your life. Are you really creating joy? If so, they are interested. If you are merely replicating what they are familiar with, they are not. Of course, there are also those of 3D who do not wish for you to succeed. All of which you will experience the next few days.

It is your choice how you interact with both groups – if at all. For you are you. A newly awakened, fully powerful being carefully testing this and that path until you find the right toehold to create your world of joy.

Naysayers will have little effect on you now other than to confuse your thinking a bit for you are fully of 5D unwilling to accept less than joy and love – and unwilling to be deterred by those who do not yet have your skills or vision. So be it. Amen.

Copyright 2009-2018, Brenda Hoffman. All rights reserved. Please feel free to share this content with others, post on your blog, add to your newsletter, etc., but maintain this article’s integrity by including the author/channel: Brenda Hoffman & source website link: LifeTapestryCreations.com.

The Secret of Presence

Ascension Update 6.30.18

If you are reading these words, you are already in the process of ascending, whether you feel the way you desire, or await a “big bang” moment of realization to fall from the sky. The primary purpose of ascension is to help you navigate your human journey of time while aligned with the timeless wisdom, inspiration, and guidance of your soul’s highest knowing and deepest calling. As you ascend, the story of time will still play out externally, but felt and experienced uniquely from the view of your timeless inner witness.

The Universe has instructed me to be clear and specific on this moment of ascension, so to align our individual and collective focus into 5D consciousness. Since the 4th dimension is a corridor of time, ascension teaches that each and every moment in time is created to escort you out of the boundaries of time. This doesn’t mean that perceptions of reality appearing in time won’t matter anymore. Instead, you are naturally flowing in peace, unity, and harmony with the current of time, so to ride the waves of expansion versus getting toppled or displaced by them.

One of the biggest confusions and distractions for ascending light workers is the recognition that all old paradigm spiritual teachings act as a gateway to deeper more resonant insights. This means that many of the quickly becoming outdated teachings were created to help light workers awaken from a 3D perspective. It’s one thing to be awake in a 3D reality and another to keep waking up into higher dimensional perspectives, such as the 5th dimension of unity consciousness. At this time, life only seems tenuous, unbearable, confusing, or frustrating, as life creates the exact framework to render old 3D spiritual teachings extinct, as a means of driving the focus of light workers deeper into the mysteries of their infinite potential.

When you are awake in a 3D reality, it is common to have spiritually-themed judgments projected upon the patterns of 3D ego consciousness in others. When we are awake in a 5D reality, we are aware of the play of ego, as the evidence of someone’s inner healing journey being so overwhelming to their nervous system that they have been thrust into fight or flight mode, unable to meet you where you hope others will meet you. In the 3rd dimension, we assume and conclude about others. In the 5th dimension, we empathize with others by striving to only understand ourselves.

As a way of assisting you beyond the perceived boundary of time, I will offer you one of the newest teachings the Universe has offered me from a 5D perspective. It is called the secret of presence.


The Secret of Presence

Presence is not a new concept, but has always remained elusive when viewed from a 3D standpoint, as an object to seek or a location to find. Especially when held over your head by the voice of an inner critic, the notion of “I should be more present”, wondering “Am I in the present moment?”, or even commanding yourself to “stop thinking and just be present” are all ways in which the innocence of ego transforms an insight into a spiritual form of inner bullying. I say the innocence of ego because it is only using your wisdom against you, hoping to capture your attention and receive the love its afraid you won’t give it. So how do you surrender the need to search for the present moment or judge yourself whenever you’ve decided you aren’t in the present moment? It occurs by unearthing the secret to presence that transforms it from a 3D accomplishment into a 5D awareness.

Presence is not something to practice. It is a cultivation of focused relaxed attention that awakens within you over a period of time. While there are things you can do to assist in the matter, you cannot make it happen by the efforts of personal will. That’s essentially how you push it away. The secret to presence is desire. This means the way in which you can measure how naturally present you’ve become or are becoming is by tuning into how much you desire being nowhere else, but right here, right now.

In the 3D, a need to be present is no different than extra items added to your grocery list. In the 5th dimension, you surrender the aggression, intensity, and desperation of trying to be ultra spiritual and super-mega present with a simple willingness to let honesty be your guide.

Ego consciousness is not wrong. It’s something you outgrow. Much like a child shouldn’t be ashamed of its precocious nature in the presence of adults, ego can be embraced with authenticity and openness, as a means of helping it evolve and integrate. In ego, it’s instinctive to desire things that aren’t in your present moment reality, perhaps even desiring outcomes or even the ability to visit places outside of the present moment. That’s not wrong. The question is, how much time does it occupy? If the majority of your time is spent anticipating the arrival of different characters, outcomes, and opportunities, it explains exactly why the present moment seems so unsatisfying or fearful to your nervous system. In a nutshell, you aren’t disempowered by how things are or aren’t, but by how deeply committed you are to waiting for things to be different.

To take a bold leap into 5D presence, simply ask yourself:

  • “What if I allowed myself to desire being exactly where I am and celebrating however it seems?”
  • “Is desiring changes in my reality helping in any way to change it?”
  • “What happens to the nature of desire when not associated with objects or outcomes beyond this moment?”
  • “Can I notice how when desire is given to what already is, it transforms into fulfillment, gratitude, and joy?”
  • “What would it be like if this was all I desired?”
  • To assist you in anchoring 5D presence, please consider or repeat out loud the following mantra: “The present moment is not something to find. It’s a divine reality I cannot escape.”

Please do not try so hard to be present. It just shuts you down and feeds the inner spiritual bully. Instead, take a moment to realize the light of your soul only desires this — as it is — right now. It knows better things are coming, but it allows the Universe to bring that forward on its behalf, while embracing the way in which life appears solely for its evolutionary benefit.

There is a law of attraction and in the coming months, I’ll be teaching it from a 5D perspective. The difference is astounding and will transform your life radically. In the meantime, this teaching will help you complete your journey out of 4D spiritual purgatory by allowing present moment reality to be your object of desire. It’s natural to want things to be different, which they will be, when the time is right. Until then, may you give tour desire to the crucial and auspicious moments at hand, where your soul’s impulse is found in craving simplicity, peace, balance, and well-being.

Whether you are already giving yourself this gift, opening the door to this insight, or expanding this commitment with renewed enthusiasm, it is your willingness to desire however the truth of reality has been molded to be that determines your experiences and perceptions of life. The more open you are to celebrating exactly how things look and feel, the more miraculous your journey is bound to become.

Copyright © 2018 Matt Kahn All For Love, All rights reserved.

AA Michael: Lightworkers, Restore Your Power

Message channeled through Erin Mackley for today:

Here is an Angel Message for today, from AA Michael, on Lightworkers restoring your power.

The message is that many souls have incarnated on earth for thousands of generations. Some choose to keep their energy clear, by always choosing from the heart, when deciding what to do, and resolutely standing in unconditional love.

The earth needs such people. Obviously, not everyone is going to be in this role. It’s just a choice.

For those who have chosen this route, it means that, in previous lifetimes and/or in this one, too, some parts of you have been extinguished or minimized, because you stood strong and therefore, were perceived to be in certain people’s way.

There are a lot of people on the planet who think only of themselves and act this way, and as a collective, they will start to drain you over time.

We’re at a point now, though, with the divine feminine rising, where we need to be positioned well. We need to re-balance the scales. In spiritual terms, our energy is “currency.” It is the currency of our spirit, mind, and emotions. So, many lightworker souls are running a deficit of this currency.

You can, in that sense, learn to heal by recognizing that your energy has been “stolen” by collective forces that do not place a priority on balance of the whole, but on individuals first. This is what creates the imbalances of wealth and power.

But you don’t have to take any of that. You are the light bringers. You need to be strong in order to hold the light – if you are weakened because you were overpowered or drained in the past, you will not be in an ideal position to receive and channel new energy and help others that way.

You have to be strong if you are going to do any good – you need to be filled up! You need a smooth and easy journey.
This means that all the energy currency that was taken from you needs to be restored. You need to declare this to be so. And then you will receive it.

Start filling up your coffers, first by knowing you deserve a balance of energy input. And ask the Universe and the Angels to help you create this new and heightened sense of balance! Get all your energy back.

You are magnificent, and you are going to start to see it in more and more unavoidable ways, so get moving on it! Shift your energy field, fill it with compassion for you, and be ready to receive more, until all of your light, glory, peace, abundance and power are restored. Receive everything you need!

To do this, you need to know you’ve earned it, more than earned it, and that you are entitled to receive it from the Universe.

You deserve it. Build yourself up again, make yourself stronger than ever. Ask the angels to help you. Claim your ground, spiritually speaking. Imagine what you can do for the world from this standpoint. And how good you will feel.

And so it is!