9 Pinnacle | Compassion & Following Your HeartOctober 5, 2023
2 Challenge | A Struggle To Create A Strong Self-ImageOctober 12, 2023
1 Challenge | A Struggle for Independence & Healthy Ego
Knowing your Challenge numbers and understanding their meaning can open a window of understanding during each phase of your Pinnacles.
To know what you’re up against is often half the battle of being able to fully embody your passionate purpose in life! Challenge numbers aren’t meant to be overcome—rather they indicate what you must become.
I see the Challenge numbers (particularly the 3rd or Main Challenge) as the KEYS TO YOUR CASTLE!
Why? Because most often, when the Challenge is mastered, it’s a vital yet mysterious missing link that becomes your best friend rather than your worst foe. Trust me on this.
The issue here is that when a number presents itself to you as a Challenge, it’s bombarding you with the destructive aspects of that number while simultaneously demanding that you operate in the constructive aspects of the number.
We can also see the Challenge numbers as indicative of certain weaknesses we have that we’re being asked to improve upon and turn into strengths.
The Challenge number by definition is confrontational. This number challenges you to overcome the opposing energies while becoming aligned with—and embodying—the constructive elements associated with a particular number.
The Challenge numbers indicate specific areas where there are shortcomings in your character.
I’m making the assumption that you know how to calculate the Challenges, or you wouldn’t be searching for information about the 1 Challenge!
>If you aren’t aware of how to calculate them or want to know about the Challenge Cycles in more depth, refer to The Ultimate Guide To Practical Numerology: Mapping Your Path & Purpose.
If the number 1 as a Challenge Number, you’re being called upon to stand up for yourself, be true to yourself, and be self-reliant. You’re truly being called upon to step up to the plate and become a leader. This won’t necessarily be a gift that simply falls into your lap; you will need to cultivate leadership qualities, trust in your vision, and hone your people skills so you can be most effective in getting the job done.
During this time, you’re likely to feel dominated by others in one way or another—either professionally or in your relationships. This feeling of being dominated might lead you to be competitive and you might experience an overwhelming sense of needing to achieve above all else.
Your challenge lies in your ability to recognize when you’re being pulled into this negative vortex and instead focus your energies on controlling the ego and keep self-righteousness in check.
If there’s ever a time to truly learn now to balance the ego, this is the one!
Not too much ego, not too little ego.
You’re learning about self-reliance and how to solve your own problems—and perhaps the problems of others—independently. You need to cultivate your wit and intelligence and cast tendencies toward argumentation and resentfulness aside.
This Challenge demands that you cultivate confidence without becoming too self-centered. This is a period where you’ll come under fire by critics and detractors. Don’t allow the naysayers to stand in your way or deflate your vision. Yet also open yourself to constructive criticism from reliable sources.
Remember: “1” can be the loneliest number! Make mindful efforts to be conscious and co-creative in all relationships.
Potential Destructive Aspects of the 1 Challenge:
- Major or minor bouts with feelings of insecurity
- Becoming an aggressive “know-it-all”
- Getting caught up in “being right” at all costs
- Allowing addictions to overtake you
- Becoming emotionally needy or codependent
- Feelings of ill health due to frustration