My divine pipeline is completely unclogged.  As anyone who has been reading Wisdom and Life for awhile now realizes I believe I’m simply a conduit, that while I’m physically typing out the the words on my computer screen, the message, the concepts, the ideas for my columns are given to me from the Divine.  This happened again last week as put my laundry away.  


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The power of the number three floated through my consciousness as finished hanging my shirts in my closet.  Maybe it is because Easter Weekend has just passed and the phrase:
On the third day he rose flitted through.  Have you ever stopped to consider how often you see the number three appear:
Area Codes.
The first digits of a Social Security Number.
The first digits of a phone number.
Events happen in “threes.”

It is also the last number written in as many lines:


In many religious practices, the number three is significant:


Christian Thought:
The Divine Trinity
On the third day.
Jesus was tempted three times


Jewish Thought:
Jonah spent three days in the whale.
Noah had three sons

Three Patriarchs:


There are so many other examples where the number three is representative.  Where do you think the power of that number originated?
Was it a religious thought?
Was it Pagan?

Or a combination of both?


Because you are aware that many pagan beliefs were melded into Christianity?  And then we have the number thirteen, a derivative of three.  While the number three is seen as a positive in religious thought, the opposite is true for thirteen.  The most influential use of the number thirteen is:
Friday the Thirteenth


Did you know one of the originations of Friday the Thirteenth may have been related to the day that The Knights Templar demise and the death of many from that organization?


Regardless, the number three holds sway over the entire world whether it is that exact number or the derivative thirteen.


Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.


Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

2 thoughts on “The Power of the Number Three

  1. Martha Orlando

    Thank you for reflecting here upon why three is such a significant number. Something I had not thought about in a while, and it is definitely something to ponder.
    Blessings, Chris!

  2. joanie sadek

    well said.
    For reasons other than stated above- #3 represents and solves to me a very real math quation for me in life… Without getting into the deep of it.. #3 is pure joy.. the number is 1/2 way between nothing (0) and the most evil (6)… Always try and deep life to a 3 as I say
    Great thoughts Chris Penders…

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