My thoughts on the reason why we, as a society, fear the number line up 666 and what I have discovered to be the "hidden" truth, they don't want us to understand.
The number of the beast 666. The evil, The
dark, The insane, Cue the Devil.
Well, the antichrist to be clear.
Revelations 13:18: “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is 666.”
So this little verse from the bible /book of revelations, sparks this innate fear of the opposite to God or Yeshua?
Some say, this is a calculation thing. if you add up the numbers you will reveal the name of the antichrist. I think it is not that deep. This is more of a hide in plan sight thing. We as humans like to put so much thought into things, it starts to not make sense after a while and we lose sight of the whole. So lets start at the beginning, well one of them, ours.
Quick disclaimer: I do not follow any main religious path, I am omnist and find value in all religions and tend to follow the path of nature and intuition.
It all starts at one of the beginnings of time. The world was created in a week. The creation story of Christian based faiths tell us the story of God creating the world and beings in this order: Day1 Light and Dark, Day 2 the sky, Day 3 dry land and plants, Day 4 Sun, Moon and Stars, Day 5 water and sky animals, Day 6 land animals and humans and Day 7 God rested.
Okay so let's go back to the 6th day, when we were "made".
According to Bible scholars, just as the number 7 typically signifies completion or perfection especially of God, the number 6 is one shy of that, which means it signifies imperfection. More specifically, it refers to the imperfection of man and the sin and weakness he has. website source
.. we are no more divine then the whole of the universe, We are just a piece, an ingredient shall we, to the whole recipe.
But this just sits odd to me, of course we are no more divine then the whole of the universe, We are just a piece, an ingredient shall we, to the whole recipe. Which made me wonder why would we be singled out and made to feel bad that we are less than. Easy answer: Human condition. These books (Bible stories) have been created by humans to have, and create some order and control over the populous in those pre currant times. With this we find the significances to why 6 is already "bad". We are not made on the seventh, but to tell you the truth, nothing was built on the seventh day. God needed a day off. (I get it, as a mother it was all consuming to create a life.) It's a reminder that we are not the God, creator, so we are less than. So the bible/early humans say.
So where does the fear of the number of the beast come into play?
First off it's in the phrase, "the number of the beast". Which is in the 6th day, land beast and humans were made. We are the beasts. Just to make things more interesting, if some folks didn't know, we are actually animals. The way we have been made to separate our species from the whole of this world, is scary. So we just save the planet, but do not actually come from it. From the way we are trying to keep wildlife and dirt out of "our" living areas. This number really has nothing to with the devil/Satan. Humans need a scapegoat for miss doings, sins that they commit. "The devil made me do it" is just a cop out for evil humans and we have been made to feel bad and consider it evil for "trivial" things like, who to love, when the real evil is the humans who harm all in the name of profits and then virtue signal about wanting saving the climate/ planet. To think we have any control in what the Planet choses do with herself, like weather or volcanos. Ha! Please! So how are we made to be afraid of the beast/ourselves? Oh right sin. To be lead astray by the "devil" and sin. But what is sin?
In a religious context, sin is a transgression against divine law or a law of God. Each culture has its own interpretation of what it means to commit a sin. While sins are generally considered actions, any thought, word, or act considered immoral, selfish, shameful, harmful, or alienating might be termed "sinful". -Wikipedia
So what God A.K.A. Humans deem to be bad.
Let's look at this lovely word, alienating. Alienate: cause (someone) to feel isolated or estranged.
Numerology and why the number 666 is not evil
I think we have been lead astray here folks! We have been told we are not apart of the divine, the universe and the world. We have been separated by other humans to speak to divine, on your behalf. We have been separated from the forest and the seas. In a sense we have been led to sin, to alienate ourselves. Ti think we are to be segregated or alienate ourselves from different walks of life. But, we are apart of the divine and we were also made with the light and dark within us. We are the beasts, the stewards of the Earth. We are connected to everything that surrounds us. (Even the crawly bugs) That is why I find it fascinating when I was looking for the numerology of the number 6. I came across some lightbulb inducing information.
balance the threshold of dark and light, life and death. It is the core of our existence, to be in alignment with the ground and the sky.
The number 6 is associated with the vibrations and energies of love, nurturing, service to others, unconditional love, the needs of others, protection, emotional healing, and stability. If you're seeing the number 6 a lot lately, it could be a sign that you need to focus on these areas of your life. Source: Number 6 Meaning In Numerology: What To Know - GenTwenty
The Life Path Number 6 is associated with a lot of love, affection, care, and humility. You are someone who likes to serve humanity for a more significant cause. You have a lot of empathy towards the ones who are weak and are suffering. It gives you immense joy to help people. Source: Numerology Life Path Number 6 -
Destiny/life path number 6 is the number of creativity. * People with destiny number 6 have friendly nature and mostly get popularity. * They are highly independent and like to socialise. * They are good conversationalists and storytellers. * They travel and enjoy life to the fullest. source: Destiny Number 6 | Life Path 6
With looking at these meanings of the number 6 not so much the life path, that is abit different. The number itself is of love, stability, balance, and nurturing. I love that word balance the threshold of dark and light, life and death. It is the core of our existence, to be in alignment with the ground and the sky. I have had that experience when I first started yoga. Grounding your body and quieting your mind. I found the connection of it all, so much more clearly.
So how do we get past this innate fear of the Beast (us) 666 ?
We are made to be afraid to keep us under control, just like I said already. Not just in what we do but how we communicate, feel and act towards all life on Earth and beyond. (Aliens are real: USA government 2023)
It has been known that we and our minds have been altered with chemicals, scripture, and herd mentality (news, media, social upbringing). People stopped asking why and just started taking in whatever the "superiors" told us, because, it is easy. If you go along with their message, then your life is easier. You ever notice how hard life can be for the non- mainstream artist? They think against the grain causing a rift, a ripple if you will, in the smooth words of society. They have a hard time gaining popularity because it is not in the best interests of the "superiors" plans.
Personally I am shocked that they are cool with the manifesting, witchcraft and herbal remedies uprise. But I can also see a shift in place to deter those actions as well, in the near future.. Causing us to fall back into the system like the cog in the wheel of this reality. That is why we need to be teaching our children how to take care of the land, animals and ourselves to keep the balance between the Earth and sky. Nurture, only take what we need and remember to live life with as much balanced give and take. The most important thing we need to remember is, To always ask why.
Until we meet again, bright blessings to you dear reader.
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Oh ps: if you add up the 3:6's and break it down to 1 digit they equal 9 . Which leads me to believe there is a more significance to the three 6's thought process.
But that is for another time ;)