There have been many creations... numerology and the original Hebrew/Aramaic text helps us to realize this truth...
Please note that this article covers aspects of creation from BOTH liberal as well as fundamentalist Christian views INCLUDING views that incorporate evolution, science, and perhaps even some newer concepts to you. The idea here is not to say this or that interpretation is correct, but to make us THINK and realize that beliefs and denominations are man-made, and therefore corrupt by default, and that no one really knows except by the spirit as to what is actually true! There are many contradictions within the Bible itself, as well as in factions within religions . and these are all because mankind has his/her hand in it. What you choose to believe is your decision. This in no way should be held as ultimate truth, for it is an exercise of the heart, mind, and spirit for growth. It matters not if it is right or wrong, only that it is considered.
In the beginning [THIS beginning had to do with the earth, and/or "us" being that body(?)... what other "beginnings God may have had/used/created for His purposes in other things we don't know] God created the heaven and the earth [note that water is inherently incorporated within earth and is understood (not mentioned), water is indicative of a feminine principle and has to do with spirit/emotion].
We have no indication how much time it took (if time even existed) for this creation of heavens and earth to be formed, or what it was like. It could have been symbolic, or literal, or both.
And the earth was [the word "was" here in this particular use denotes the meaning "became"] without form, [it once had form, but became without form (formless)] and void [and became empty - meaning the earth was once filled] and darkness [a lack of light, a bad state] was upon the face [surface] of the deep [the deep denotes a vast and deep sea - "seas" can be indicative of masses of peoples on a more spiritual level also, as emotion].
Right away we see that THIS beginning of the "earth" (a body/form which includes water/spirit/emotion) was created, but that it became formless and empty and that darkness was on the surface/face of the sea (people/person/God?). This could be a code, or hidden understanding (in mere words alone, based on the original Hebrew) of a civilization or pre-existence of *some kind* was once here, but that it was destroyed (for whatever reason). The darkness on the face of the deep could also be symbolic for a sadness/depression on the face of God, and/or His/Her people due to this perishing process. Whether this particular creation was in spirit only, or in physical manifestation we do not know.
Whatever existed was WIPED OUT! This next part of creation is a new creation.... starting from the void. Truly a completely clean slate! God started over from scratch, with a better idea in mind...
0 (ZERO): The Void, Nothingness, space, Source, our pre-existence, un-manifest, healing, Divinity, water, Female, potential energy (ovum - seed)
zero - nothingness - void
1 (ONE): Day one, Unity, one is the zero made more manifest, leader, achiever, independent, status, EGO, dominance, beginning, a single point, one dimension, The Shattering of Light (creating a space/veil for darkness), breaking of the 10 vessels/vehicles/sefirot/dimensions (like white light splitting into different colors through a prism), Male, animating force of God, phallus, ray of light, all in all, BEing, I AM, outward manifestation (colors/light) of The One God, radiating source, "big bang", creation
moving to the surface - outward manifestation (explosion) of light - creation
1. Our Father which art in
2 (TWO): Day Two, Duality, partner, peacemaker, friend, insightful, artistic, shy, two dimensions (planar - two points outer/inner, a line), Separation, giving & receiving (sharing), source & vessel, polarity (all pairs/opposites), Adam & Eve, Masculine and Feminine, outer male & inner female (macro and micro), spirit and matter, heaven and hell, air separating waters above from waters below, sky/barrier/interface, two functions: to separate and to join, communication, relationship, day/night, man/woman, good/evil, love/hate (all dualities), contradiction, heaven (air/thought/mind (middle world)) is barrier and interface between spiritual (upper water/spirit/living waters (upper world)) and physical (lower water/body/seas (lower world/underworld))
polarity - male/female duality - separation - sharing - heaven separating spiritual with physical - all seeing eye
More on "the fish" here: http://www.greatdreams.com/constellations/17-fish.htm
1. Our Father which art in heaven,
3 (THREE): Day Three, optimist, visionary, growth, enthusiasm, new desire/control, NEW MANIFESTATION, third-dimension (height, width, & depth), Land (earth appears, the forming of the body/bodies), solid matter, then vegetation (from algae to flowering plants, herbs, bushes, etc.), trees producing fruit (spiritual note: people are often referred to as "trees" in the Bible), freedom of choice, change, Completion, male-female-child/androgyne, triangle, three-fold nature (Father/Mind (yang), Son/Body (son-daughter - balancing tao), Holy Spirit/Spirit (yin)), Trinity, triad, triune
Birth of the trinity-aspect - Father / Holy Spirit / Son (new identity - fruit)
Spirit = FEMALE-male = Holy Spirit
Soul/Mind = Male-Female Interface = Father (MALE-female head)
Body = MALE-Female = Jesus/Son (or FEMALE-Male = daughter)
[male is typically chosen due to outward expression being a male trait and the Father/Sun being male-dominant, even though all things carry both traits, just some expressions are dominated by one aspect more than the other]
Female = potential energy (plan, idea, original source, ovum/seed)
Male = kinetic energy (cause, movement, sperm, fertilization, expression)
Male-Female = expression, proactive results (fruit, birth, procreation, co-creation)
Also..... people follow this same pattern throughout life... if you want to build a house you take these steps... First you use the feminine principle and are inspired (inspired means "in-spirit") and formulate a plan (comes from within (feminine) and may be expressed (masculine) by writing it down on paper). The potential of the entire house/structure is contained within that plan. The plan is the seed, the idea. Then you get up and start building the house, the male principle of cause and effect, expression, movement, construction, and little by little the house is formed. Then, the last principle is the fruit of your labors, the birth (actually a feminine expression, but what is birthed can be male or female, a son or a daughter), the house is finished, and you can enjoy the house that you built.
4 (FOUR): Day four, Perfection, quaternary, law, order, measurement, reason, logic, the square and the cross, earth (female), practical, builder, realistic, rigidity, straight lines (MALE), divine principle, the four directions (2 dimensional (androgenous) - north, south, east, west), also the for elements (earth, air, water, & fire), Paradox!: also means space-time, 4 is the number of Angels (angels are inter-dimensional, pre-existing before mankind, includes all their hierarchy and dimensions of their realm(s)), 4444, gravity/time/space able to be manipulated, creation of sun, moon, and stars for seasons/time/signs, division of light from darkness by heavenly bodies, gray/grey-zone is where space-time is changed (minute area, limitations), MALE-female, earth in electromagnetic balance
Division of the earth into quadrants! (male)
Quote from: http://www.numerology-guide.com/biblical_numerology.htm "Traditionally, the equal-armed cross, represented man. With the coming of Christ, the horizontal line of the cross was raised from the umbilical center to the heart center. It is not necessarily a Christian symbol; other spiritual leaders have died on the cross such as Krishna of India, Thamus of Syria, Hesus of the Druids, Mithra of Persia and Quexalcotl of Mexico."
1. Our Father which art in heaven,
One problem with this area of creation is that the sun, moon, and stars were "created" AFTER the vegetation and trees. Although LIGHT existed, as well as darkness (which could have produced cycles that could sustain life if directed properly), any normal circumstances on earth for vegetation growing would need sunlight to be able to support life. This follows all the natural laws of the universe which God has put into place for the natural world, UNLESS time was not an issue prior to this because it was relatively short (gravity was less, speeding up time) or nonexistent, OR... IF it was ONLY a spiritual creation rather than a literal one, OR... IF the "light" from day one was from OUR sun in our solar system (taken for granted) and that it was temporarily shrouded in darkness and then revealed (created) to allow to shine again on the earth. If the earth existed prior to this creation, then the sun and moon and stars may have also, but had been hidden behind a shroud or veil or cloud-type-cover of some kind due to the concealing darkness that was upon the face of the waters, which cleared. In this type of case, the 7 day "creation" could have been a literal 7 days (24 hr days). It would have no effect on evolution, and the two concepts could simultaneously exist (regardless of ones "belief" in evolution or not!). Or again, this creation of Genesis 1 could have been a spiritual creation, with Genesis 2 being a literal one. There are many factions of beliefs within Christianity and the world's religions regarding creation, but the fossil record, and God's natural laws are the history of the earth which HE/SHE put into effect from the beginning! The secrets all lie within the earth and the cosmos, if we dare to look, and dare to base our beliefs on the evidence rather than by assumptions or just because we were "taught" (by fallible men/women) to belief certain things growing up. We tend to be predisposed as humans, based on how we were brought up. It's a fact.
5 (FIVE): Day five, Grace, mediation, forgiveness, progress, freedom, activity, adventurer, sensualist, multiplicity, change, non-conventional, indulgent, resourceful, magnetic, opportunistic, feminine, 5 points of the body (1 head, + 2 arms, + 2 legs), the 5 aspects (Pentacle: earth, water, fire, air, and ether/prana/spirit), fowl, whales, & living creatures brought forth from water, paradoxically also male - Mars, war, male-FEMALE/androgyne (paradox)
6 (SIX): Day six, the number of man, equilibrium, peace, balance, marriage, service, domestic, caretaker, teacher, provider, healer, nurturing, trainer, parent, co-dependency, temptation, masculine, 6 points of the body (1 head, + 2 arms, + 2 legs, & 1 phallus between "legs"), 6-pointed star (Star of David), cattle, creeping things, beasts, living creatures from earth (earth includes water), mammals, creation of man (male & female, already split apart in genders), 666 (three 6's... man in his completeness, totally man (not God) - mark of the beast, anti-Christ), Male
Six Directions within the six circles Star Tetrahedron - Male
7 (SEVEN): Day seven, Rest, Complete Completion (stronger than the number three in completion), cyclic fullness, cessation but not ceasing, safety, investigator, eccentric, thoughtful, spiritual, mysticism, purpose, solitude, loner, understanding, argumentative, specialist, self-expression, spiritual connection, spiritual perfection, psychic, magic, analyst, triad and the quaternary combined, MALE-female
7 Circles - Completion
End of day 7....
Next comes either a recap, a re-enunciation, a retelling of the same story in Genesis 1, OR it is another new creation (possibly from spiritual to physical form, since it deals with the earth itself and Adam), or it stays from the physical into another era of the physical. You decide... and take note of the time involved (if it is a recap only) with how long it took for God to make the heavens and earth...
These are the generations [plural, more than one generation... how long is a generation? Probably more than a 24 hr day!] of the heavens [there are different levels of heaven which are not even mentioned in these chapters] and of the earth when they were created, [again, it is saying here that when the heavens and earth were created it took generations, or cycles, or periods of time which could have been eons (this also could have been the first creation from Gen. 1:1, or the following creation in Gen. 1:3+] in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens. Every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground [this indicates a time - taking generations - BEFORE day 6 when man was created, and more importantly, BEFORE day 3 before the plant and herb of the field were in the earth or grew.... day 2 and/or before!] But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. [This is indicative of a greenhouse (warm moist climate) effect of hot water vapor-saturated air (cool air causes a settling out of water, such as would happen at night)].
We do not know when rains came (other than it being mentioned during the great deluge (Noah's flood) other than here). It simply does not say whether the moisture in the air was from volcanism (gassing off) in an early earth (throughout geologic time) when the atmosphere was still forming (remember what was formed on day 2!.... the firmament/atmosphere(!) with the waters above and the waters below). Land and plants appeared later, when earth could sustain that kind of life. A too-hot earth could not sustain such life. Nor could a too-cool earth. Everything in its time; time being the thing (for man's perspective anyway) which wasn't mentioned till day four (via the zodiac, seasons, signs, and times).
Keep watch I may write more on this later
More on numerology number meanings ..
8 (EIGHT): New beginnings, involution and evolution, ebb & flow, cycles, infinity, rhythm, advancement, power, professional, strength, money, problem solver, organizer, achiever, judgment, domination, decision-maker, justice, decisiveness, ability, courage, focus, male-female
9 (NINE): Judgment, completion, attainment, regeneration, universal, generalist, multi-talented, teacher, humanitarian, healer, artistic, dreamer, philosophy, metaphysics, religion, inspiration, intuition, spiritual & mental achievement, male-female/androgyne
10 (TEN): Divine government, ending of a cycle, return of money, 5 fingers + 5 fingers = 10 fingers - totality, ending, God and humanity, Father-Mother-Diety, harmonic proportions, 10 Sefirot in Kabbalah in the Tree of Life, testimony, law and responsibility, male-female/androgyne
11 (ELEVEN): Master number, 11 has both very positive and very negative meanings associated with it (very personal issue dealing with each individual separately) depending on if the person is digressing or growing, 11 is more than 10 (above divine gov.), but still not quite 12 (lacking), confusion, judgment, disorder, the 12 disciples without Judas, 11:11 symbology of signs and omens, SYNCHRONICITY, the 11th hour (last minute saving grace), prelude to the twelve (divine), ushering in and initiation period, between worlds/realities, 'tween time, idealist, inspiration, radical, sensitive, visionary, instigates new consciousness, mercurial, polarized (off and on), intense, highly developed spiritually, UFO's show up for experiencers when 11's show up in their astrology charts (chances for sightings increase during these times), 11 and 22 is the solar cycle, polarized opposites, male-female/androgyne
12 (TWELVE): Twelve disciples, twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve months of the year, governmental perfection, balance, a very important number Biblically, male-female/androgyne
13 (THIRTEEN): Good or bad "luck" (depending on your inner reality), Jesus WITH his 12 disciples equals 13, teaching period, rebirth, transformation, re-patterning (death and rebirth), perseverance, apostacy, depravity, rebellion, death and resurrection, male/female
14 (FOURTEEN): addiction, freedom, passion, indulgences, conflict, resistance to control, earthly (sensual) AND spiritual, deliverance, salvation
15 (FIFTEEN): rest
16 (SIXTEEN): upheaval, difficult relationships, intense lessons in life, deep level "karmic" personal connections, love
17 (SEVENTEEN): victory
18 (EIGHTEEN): bondage
19 (NINETEEN): Identity, courage, independence, polarized tendencies (too strong or too weak), faith, male/female
20 (TWENTY): redemption
21 (TWENTY-ONE): Exceeding sinfulness of sin
22 (TWENTY-TWO): Master number, highly developed spiritually, the Master Builder, powerful force, leader, large endeavors, light
23 (TWENTY-THREE): death
24 (TWENTY-FOUR): the priesthood
33 (THIRTY-THREE): Master number, highly developed spiritually, Avatar, compassion, God-love, Venus, sacrifice, higher love, promise
40 (FORTY): 40 years Moses and children of Israel were in the wilderness, 40 days and nights of rain in Noah's flood, trials, probation, testings
44 (FORTY-FOUR): 444, 4444, Mental mastery and the material world, great gifts, reduces to 8, also incorporates 10x4, judgment of the world
70 (SEVENTY): Daniel's 70 weeks, punishment and restoration of Israel, universality, male/female
72 (SEVENTY-TWO): 72 names of God (as in Kabbalah), male/female
(c) Sharon (Eby) Cornet 2011