The Ultimate Answer

Age is just a number, right?
Of course! Unless you turn 42 and are a big HHGTTG fan 😊
(Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, if you haven’t read it, please do!)

42 is a very special age. Obviously today I AM the answer to life, the universe and everything.
Besides playing a significant role in one of my favourite books of all time, 42 is a magical number in more cultures and religions. J. Boehme calls this number “the Sky, place of the divine desire”.

According to the Kabbalah not only did God use the number 42 to create the universe, everyone has forty-two “stops” to make on their way to personal spiritual completion, for which they were put here on the earth. What that forty-second level will look like for each person will be different, but it means the same thing for all of us: Spiritual completion. The completion that comes from the two becoming one, the completion of a mission of creation.

4 stands for the elements Fire, Water, Earth and Air, and 2 stands for Spirit and Matter.

In ancient Egypt it was said that once a spirit wanted to pass over, it had to face 42 different judgements before being able to reincarnate.
They were also expected to live by the 42 principles of Ma’at.
Which ones can you tick off?
42 Negative Confessions (Papyrus of Ani)

1. I have not committed sin.
2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
3. I have not stolen.
4. I have not slain men and women.
5. I have not stolen grain.
6. I have not purloined offerings.
7. I have not stolen the property of the gods.
8. I have not uttered lies.
9. I have not carried away food.
10. I have not uttered curses.
11. I have not committed adultery.
12. I have made none to weep.
13. I have not eaten the heart [i.e., I have not grieved uselessly, or felt remorse].
14. I have not attacked any man.
15. I am not a man of deceit.
16. I have not stolen cultivated land.
17. I have not been an eavesdropper.
18. I have slandered [no man].
19. I have not been angry without just cause.
20. I have not debauched the wife of any man.
21. I have not debauched the wife of [any] man. (repeats the previous affirmation but addressed to a different god).
22. I have not polluted myself.
23. I have terrorized none.
24. I have not transgressed [the Law].
25. I have not been wroth.
26. I have not shut my ears to the words of truth.
27. I have not blasphemed.
28. I am not a man of violence.
29. I am not a stirrer up of strife (or a disturber of the peace).
30. I have not acted (or judged) with undue haste.
31. I have not pried into matters.
32. I have not multiplied my words in speaking.
33. I have wronged none, I have done no evil.
34. I have not worked witchcraft against the King (or blasphemed against the King).
35. I have never stopped [the flow of] water.
36. I have never raised my voice (spoken arrogantly, or in anger).
37. I have not cursed (or blasphemed) God.
38. I have not acted with evil rage.
39. I have not stolen the bread of the gods.
40. I have not carried away the khenfu cakes from the spirits of the dead.
41. I have not snatched away the bread of the child, nor treated with contempt the god of my city.
42. I have not slain the cattle belonging to the god.

Or…as Douglas Adams said:
“The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an
ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations,
base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk,
stared into the garden and thought ’42 will do’ I typed it out. End of story.”

Namaste

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Mother Teresa (26 aug 2010 – 5 sep 1997)

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”

Spreading Divine Joy

‘Beginning with the early dawn each day, I will radiate joy to everyone I meet. I will be mental sunshine for all who cross my path. I will burn candles of smiles in the bosoms of the joyless. Before the unfading light of my cheer, darkness will take flight.

Let my love spread its laughter in all hearts, in every person belonging to every race. Let my love rest in the hearts of flowers, of animals, and of little specks of stardust.

I will try to be happy under all circumstances. I will make up my mind to be happy within myself right now, where I am today.

Let my soul smile through my heart and let my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter Thy rich smiles in sad hearts.

I will always behold in my life the perfect, healthy, all-wise, all-blissful image of Source.’

The text above was written by Paramahansa yogananda, and it inspires me.

I live my life attempting to spread joy to everyone I meet. Granted, sometimes I fail miserably, but that definitely will not stop me from trying. After all, once I master spreading joy absolutely everywhere I go, it’s job done and time to move on J

I was driving my car home from work during the week, when all over sudden, out of blue, the words ‘I am so happy’ escaped from my mouth. And I do, I feel happy inside. Regardless of the external world and all that is happening in it, there is a sublime piece of joy inside me that I can always reach out to. I so wish for every being on this planet and beyond to have that same ability, and that is why I make it my job to help whoever wants to feel this joy.

When I think of the archangels, the one I feel closest to at most times is Jophiel. Jophiel has a beautiful golden yellow ray of joyous energy, which I call upon often when I am ‘just not feeling it.’ Calling upon the ray is simple yet powerful:

‘Archangel Jophiel, Archangel Jophiel, Archangel Jophiel, please allow for a ray of your beautiful, uplifting, joyous energy to wash over me. Please let this ray of your energy make me feel light and joyous, being fully aware of all the blessings that are in my life right now. In love and light, love and light, love and light.’

Of course, the above is just an example of words to use. Whenever you call archangel Jophiel’s name 3 times and end with a heartfelt thank you, it will work.

Just to show that there are no coincidences when it comes to divine signs: as I was typing the last sentence, all over sudden my music stopped at 36:44. 3+6=9= 3+3+3, and 44 is the number of angelic presence in general. Number 3 is the number of Joy, very much linked to archangel Jophiel. I have a very special connection to the number 3, and whenever I see it I know.

I can only thank the universe for sending me on such a great divine mission.

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