Have you ever felt used-up and washed-out; that somehow you just missed your calling and it is much too late to be successful?
Have you ever felt uncreative; that somehow you just did not have what it takes to produce something that matters?
Do you think that you will never amount to anything or that all that is to come is just the same as it always has been?
In today’s Celebrity Numerology Profile you are going to learn how a down-and-out woman, who hit rock bottom after decades of road blocks, used her pain as fuel to become the most successful writer of all time.
As a young girl J.K. would write fantasy stories.
She would read them to her little sister at bedtime and take her to other worlds.
She consumed book after book, admiring other writers and dreaming of how one day she could be one of them.
Then, like all women, life happened.
She went to college, fell in love, got a job.
This is a common thread for the 5 Life Path like Rowling. They put their their fantasy world on hold to experiment with the expectation-laden box of family, community and society.
But the desire to write did not elude her.
One day on a four-hour-delayed train trip from Manchester to London, the idea for a story of a young boy attending a school of wizardry “came fully formed” into her mind.
As a 5, J.K. cherished any way that she could communicate the magic and pleasure of life, even if she had to create it out of thin air.
The 5 gave her a path of the communicator; the writer; the pure, creative urge to expand out from the self and experience the vastness of life.
There is nothing more beautiful and awe-inspiring than a 5’s imagination.
The moment she reached her flat, she began writing.
She did not own a word processor or type writer so she wrote by hand.
The pain of the 5, though, is coming back down to Earth.
There is a tendency to get so caught up in seeking the routes of goodness and pleasure that when discomfort from the physical world emerges, it can feel like being hit by a truck.
Rowling’s mother died after suffering from M.S. for over 10 years.
Her marriage failed and J.K. and her daughter moved in with extended family.
She was jobless on government assistance.
She was diagnosed with clinical depression.
She contemplated suicide.
You see, the mission of the 5 is to feel the pleasure of living.
When pleasure seems to disappear, life loses its meaning rapidly if they cannot find a way back to a world of dreams.
Her challenge lied in sticking with and committing herself to her inspiration; to what made her feel free, even in dire circumstance.
She had to find a way to truly live the 5 energy in a grounded way; of embodying freedom first and foremost by embracing the beautiful practicalities of creating.
Lucky for us, Rowling has a Tool Bag number of 4 lying in wait.
Oftentimes the Tool Bag number is dormant until we are forced to rely only on ourselves; sometimes during an ordeal of suffering.
For Rowling it was a backpack of gifts and talents that she did not even know were there.
This number meant that she possessed the gifts of being a builder; being able to accumulate resources, draw up blueprints and form a foundation for lasting physical success.[mark]“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” [/mark] – J. K. Rowling
She channeled her pain into her book.
Her mother’s death became the inspiration for Harry Potter’s character; a wizard who had not yet realized his power because of loss.
Her depression became the catalyst for creating the soul-sucking creatures called Dementors.
She finished the book.
She was rejected by 12 publishing companies.
Finally a publishing house accepted the book but urged Rowling to get a day job.
They said that she had little chance of making money in children’s books.
They were wrong.
A 5 life path, coupled with the 4 tool bag, has something to offer that has never been realized before.
Within 5 years her books broke literary records, selling millions of copies in its first 48 hours.
The last four Harry Potter books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.
The series, totaling 4,195 pages, has been translated, in whole or in part, into 65 languages.
Her series has been credited with sparking a reading revolution in the youth when more than ever they were turning towards TV and computers.
She has impacted and changed the lives of millions of children, letting them experience the freedom of her imaginary world.
J.K. Rowling is now the wealthiest female entertainer, next to Oprah, of all time.
She is the first person in history to become a US dollar billionaire as a writer.
Harry Potter is now a global brand worth an estimated $15 billion.
What do you think would have happened if she had not realized her 5 talent of writing and expressing another world?
Would the book ever have taken root if she had not utilized her practical 4 tool bag?
What gifts are YOU missing that are the secret to your own success?
J.K. Rowling reminds us that when we find our mission in life and bring our unique tool bag along with it, anything is possible.
We can change the world.
What are you waiting for? Schedule a Numerology Power Hour or Power Scroll so you, too, can realize your path.[mark]“It is important to remember that we all have magic inside of us.”[/mark] – J.K. Rowling
To A Day Of Following Fancies and Fantasies,