9 natural steps for your projects

“All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up—that growing is an ever ongoing process.” — M. Scott Peck

shutterstock_124428652Creating and executing a project follows a natural order based on the cycles of life. Projects, an individual’s life phases and even new relationships move through these energy influences. These natural growth cycles can begin each year, each month, each goal and each project.

Numerology offers a picture of how life evolves and expresses itself in natural cycles of 9 towards wholeness and completion. Below are descriptions of these 9 stages using a simple metaphor of the life cycle of a seed:

  1. New beginnings, creative impulse, define criteria and goals – the seed is planted.
  2. Teamwork, cooperation, discussion – the seed needs support from others and the environment.
  3. Tentative expression, brainstorming, creativity, potentials and growth – the young vulnerable plant sprouts through the soil.
  4. Review, regrouping, structure and practical consolidation – the roots grow to provide stability.
  5. Opportunity, options, freedom, allow due process, production, hold the vision and allow change – the plant grows and flowers.
  6. Abundance, results, generosity, duty, purpose and service – the plant bears fruit and offers its bounty to others.
  7. Understanding, synthesis, review of and appreciation for the process, gratitude, celebration – the plant reaps its own energy and food, preparing for a new cycle.
  8. Reap the rewards, leverage upsides, balance perspectives – the harvest is complete.
  9. Completion, relaxation and release as the one cycle ends and we await new energy – seeds are released to start a new cycle.

Can you identify the stages of the growth cycle for your current activities?
How might you be blocking the natural creation cycles in your life?
What seeds are you planting in your mind for your next project?

Next time you start a project, incorporate some or all of these concepts into your game plan. Enjoy your journey.

“The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.” — Matthew Arnold

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