Today, Kristina and I woke up kind of late in our hotel in Killarney, ate breakfast and set out on our next adventure. Speaking of adventure, I was proud of Kristina because she had the “Full Kerry Plate,” which included many things I have never heard of and one that I have: black pudding. Basically pudding made, in part, from blood. Um, no. Me, I stuck with the pancakes. We drove around what’s called “The Ring of Kerry,” at least part of it, and saw so many beautiful landscapes and seascapes. We found a tiny pub in Caherdaniel, a small seaside village. It was called The Blind Piper and had nothing but locals at the bar. We sat at a small table in a very tiny room with a cozy fire burning in the fireplace. Both of us had the Irish burgers, which is apparently a thing here. They deserved to be because they were delicious. Then we drove to Cork City, left our bags in our hotel room and walked to the town centre to try to see some of the shops which were about to close within a couple of hours. There were all sorts of tiny lanes, alleys and streets criss-crossing each other, most of which had wonderful shops, some world renown. Then we went to The Oliver Plunkett, a pub with live Irish music and delicious local food. Four people in the area found out that my daughter, well-known founder of the blog, Pretty Shiny Sparkly, was there because she posted it on Instagram, and they showed up to meet her. My famous daughter! Check out her YouTube vlogs about our trip. She’s posting one daily. Tomorrow, Kristina wants to go back to the shops in the morning, so we’ll eat breakfast in that area and satisfy her penchant for makeup and fashion. Then, we’ll drive to see Blarney Castle, kiss the famous Blarney Stone, then drive to Waterford. Who knows what kind of trouble we’ll get into there!
Me: Does numerology play a part in our lives?
Erik: If you understand them and know how to read them, then hell yes.
Erik: But most people throw it out like it’s some sort of child’s game.
Me: But is it true? Is there something to it?
Erik: Numerology has a lot of value to it, but I’ll tell you what. Our language and how we communicate as humans in ENGLISH not numbers—
Jamie (to Erik): Don’t do that!
Jamie (to me): He’s talking like we’re dumb! “Our language is eeennngggliish.”
Erik: Yeah, so we’re not going to communicate in the form of numbers, cuz you’re not going to understand it. Where’s the clarity in it unless you know numerology. If they know numerology and they can pick up the signs, then yeah, we can drop off those signs: on a clock, a phone, a billboard, a license plate. But to the mass majority, it’s just gonna mean shit.
Me: Well, what about numerology based on your name? Is that predetermined? So we decide on our names based on what’s going to make sense in those numerology calculations?
Erik: If I recall right, it was my parents who decided on my name!
Me: Oh, I don’t know. You probably had a lot to do with it. Or maybe we did knowing that on a subconscious level, um, maybe it’s based in part on math. Maybe we’re mathematical beings of some sort too—besides being emotional beings. In other words, the set numerology of the names and all that kind of stuff.
Erik: You can boil it down also to the numerology of the birthdate. What about all those people who were screwed because they went and got a caesarean? That isn’t your natural birthday, but your parents decided, “This is when you’re gonna be born. This is when you’re gonna take your first breath, and therefore this is what your astrological sign and everything is going to be based on.” That’s a little screwy. Astrologers need to ask, “Were you cesarean? When was your due date.” That way they can compare the cesarean date to the due date, cuz often it can be weeks different.
Me: Yeah, I guess even one day can make a huge difference. Some babies aren’t even born in a natural way on their due date for whatever reason.
Erik: What about timing: morning, noon or night. Those tentacles during pregnancy hit the baby, and it triggers them to actually behave in a certain pattern during the day.
Me: Yeah. So, why do we have numerology?
Erik: When it’s done like a path numerology where it’s not just based on your name but on your birth date and time, it can be a huge insight into who you are. It helps define you.
Me: So, our name and birth date are predetermined by whomever, and with that there’s a reconciliation with whatever life path you and others decided between lives?
Erik: Yeah and I would enjoy it, but not write it in stone.
Me: Okay. I guess because of free will.
Erik: Yeah, plus your name changes throughout life like when you get married.