A New Year in 2017

This is truly a new year for new opportunities.

Whether you agree with the political environment of the United States currently or the global events that happened during 2016, we are in a new year. And that means more opportunities to evolve and get things back on track.

For me, numerologically, 2016 represented a year of materialism and big material challenges.

In 2016, I was in the 2nd year of a new job, making better money that I had ever in my entire life. This is great, but I was also challenged to start up a new business in blogging and book writing. Doing these things together is difficult, but worth it.

During 2016, I was also in my 3rd year of marriage.  Woohoo

The number “3” is a divine number representing the perfected masters and their divine effects on humankind.  This was a great thing, because it reflected that my marriage is still going strong and I think my wife and I love each other more than ever.

The numerological aspect of 2016 is the number “16.” The numbers together represent a time to ask the Divine to help with material worries.

In the new year of 2017, the number “17” shows me that 2016 was materially challenging, but now all my thoughts are in line perfectly with the divine.  AND to top it off, I will be 33 years old in the year of 2017 which is even more divinely providential because 3’s and 7’s are wonderful numbers to have together.  It means that this year will be both both masterful and heavenly provided. I am on the right path, so I should continue forward and continue to be grateful.

Gratitude is essential and something I don’t think about as often, but I noticed that as I was able to accumulate material things like a new phone, a bigger TV, a better disc player, etc.  During this accumulation, I began to become more aware and more gracious of the simple things.  This includes:

  • a hot shower on a cold windy day
  • a warm bed to sleep in every night
  • that my job was only 2-3 blocks away (riding my bike or walking is possible)
  • that we were able to take a vacation without breaking the bank
  • and so on…

These simple things were where gratitude was needed most.

Don’t get me wrong, those other material things are nice too, but too much focus on the material world can subjugate the spiritual fortress that has been built in your daily practice of divine adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication (ACTS). Supplication also being prayer and/or meditation.

What I want for people, is for them to see the value of this year. It is a time for new year resolutions, for new beginnings, and ultimately to move forward on new opportunities.

In this new year, I plan to publish my first print book EVER. That is quite exciting because then I will start to feel like an actual published author.  I don’t feel like the ebooks are enough for me.

I want to be able to hold my own personal creation in my own two hands. I need it to be tangible to show me that I have accomplished, what I perceived to be the impossible.

Well… hopefully in the next few months, I will have the book ready in print.  We will see!

Dr. Derek

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