The Story of Ziva’s Turtle
Here’s a sure sign of synchronicity – i.e. that my current actions and behavior are in alignment with my life’s somewhat intended trajectory. What’s synchronicity? From Wikipedia:
Synchronicity (German: Synchronizität) is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.
This wooden turtle was designed and laser cut by a preschooler named Ziva. Several of these little ornaments made by her other classmates were given as New Year’s Eve party favors. After each guest chose the one they wanted, my partner and I were left with Ziva’s turtle.
The word “happy” adds up to a 3 which is fun, social, creative, communicative and childlike. “New” is made of three 5s which is all about freedom and change, and that adds up to a 6 which concerns family, responsibility, love and balance. Then we find another 22 in the word “year” which is the most capable energy to manifest ideas into concrete form.
4 is the sum total of “Happy New Year”, and I interpret that common holiday saying to mean this: it would behoove us to maintain a balance of lightheartedness and openness with people close to us while working diligently on our lives to build something substantial and rewarding by the end of each year.