4 ..

the life-long path of BREAKTHROUGH

“If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
Michael Jordan

The 4 destiny means that you will spend this lifetime learning about your identity, or
purpose, in this world. The work you do is likely to play a major role. This is the
destiny of great accomplishment through hard work, patient attention to detail, and
belief in yourself.

The 4 personality cannot stand disorder or uncertainty and, because nothing in life is
certain, 4s often become frustrated by issues that other people find trivial. Until you
learn to accept life’s harsher realities both mentally and emotionally, feelings of
restriction or loneliness are bound to arise.

The 4 destiny creates events and circumstances which enable you to learn
craftsmanship, practicality, industriousness, self-discipline, and leadership. Throughout
your life, you will experience people and situations that will teach you the value of
effort, tenacity, simplicity, and reliability. This can be a path of great reward and
inspiration - or - it can be one of limitation and narrow-mindedness. It all depends on
what you believe is available to you. So, let me tell you what really is available to you
on the 4 destiny path:

When you accept the gifts that 4 offers, you will experience a wonderful feeling that
everything is “clicking” and coming together exactly as it should be; a feeling that
everything is in the right place, and that your timing is right on target. It is a feeling
that although obstacles are bound to occur, you will be able to deal with them
effectively and, often, turn them to your advantage. It is a feeling that there is no
challenge you cannot handle, even though you do not seek out these challenges. It is a
feeling of confidence that very few others are able to achieve. It is the knowing that
you are doing the right thing at the right time, that you are on the right road, and
headed in the right direction. It is the feeling of succeeding in the material world while,
at the same time, achieving great inner satisfaction from what you are doing. It is the
feeling you get just before the success is apparent. In short, the 4 destiny offers to
replace insecurity with self-assuredness.

Love is inevitable because you will learn to dispense with the limitations of guilt that
many others place on relationships. When you are confident about your ability to love,
you need not worry about hurting others. Neither will you allow others to hurt you.
Not only does this describe the positive vibrations of the 4 energy, but it also describes
the feeling of Free Will which is your real destination in this life time. Love is only love
when it is free to move as it desires.

Unfortunately, very few 4s ever reach their extraordinary potential because they are
cynical about it. Either they do not believe such a condition is possible, or they do not
believe it can be maintained for a significant length of time. Well, it can be achieved,
maintained, and enhanced to even higher levels - master levels - once you understand
your own nature and recognize the choices available to you. It is never too late or too
early to reach this understanding.

Some 4s use age - too old, too young - as an excuse for not doing what they want to
do in life. In reality, the 4 destiny offers the opportunity for agelessness, if only you
would allow yourself the experience of time standing still; the way it does when you are
doing something you really love.

Yes, work, is a major aspect of your life, but if you do not love your work, then a huge
chunk of love is missing from your life. This does not mean that love cannot also come
from intimate relationships. But you will find that when personal relationships inhibit
your ambitions, true happiness will be difficult to achieve in either area. The problem is
that 4 is the number of logic and intellectual reasoning. Deep feelings are often
avoided within this energy and relationships are often sought for the purpose of social
and emotional security. In fact, anything which does not appear to have a “practical”
purpose, is often rejected from the world of a typical 4.

You may think that yours is a difficult path indeed. But it is you yourself who tends to
make things difficult by wanting to do things in what you believe is the “proper” way.
You also have a tendency to make the work much harder than it needs to be by
obsessing over details. You may have to learn that most problems can be solved easily
and that, in many cases, every single tiny detail does not have to be scrutinized and
analyzed. You must learn to simplify - not magnify. Finding a balance here may be
difficult for you because of your natural tendency for detail, system, and orderliness.
But a balance must be reached nonetheless.

Limitation, and how you deal with it, is one of your most important lessons. Limitation
is not something that will simply go away because it is what you are here to learn about
and overcome. How are you limited by your own physical body? By your geographical
location? By your general environment? Your physical body? Funds? Responsibilities?
Gender? Age? Qualifications? Beliefs? Knowledge? Personal history? Guilt? Fear?

Many restrictions can be eliminated or avoided by analyzing the apparent problem and
changing your reaction to it. To change one’s point of view can seem like hard work.
But this “work” simply means recognizing your stubbornness, opening your mind, and
accepting that alternatives do exist.. You will find that many of your limitations are the
result of your own inflexible beliefs and attitudes. However, there will be some
limitations in your life which appear to be immovable and unsolvable. These are the
events and circumstances that life has placed in your way so that you can reach your
so-called limits, and then expand them into broader horizons. We all have limits.
When we reach them, we feel stopped in our tracks, boxed in, or even crushed under
their weight. But, by expanding your belief in your own capabilities, you will produce an
expanding energy which creates more space around you. This pushes those limits up
and out and away from you so that they no longer pressurize you.

Yes, we all have limits - and it is your very destiny to live your life constantly reaching
your limits and pushing them further and further away from you through your
expanded belief in yourself. It is impossible to reach your limits and just “crash”
through them. This would be like banging your head against a brick wall. You would
be injured, killed or, at the very least, embarrassed. Accepting your capabilities and
then using them is the key here. Then, your capabilities cannot help but expand too. If
you deny the existence of a problem, the solution can never be found. Be honest with
yourself about this. Whatever you come up against, ask yourself: “What can I learn
from this situation?” “How do I want this to turn out?” Analyze your various limitations
so that options become apparent to you. Visualize the outcome you want, and take the
actions that will draw it to you. With effort, not struggle, you will experience the elation
of BREAKTHROUGH. This will result in a life that is much happier, “lighter”, easier,
healthier, more loving, and successful.

One of your natural talents is that you are very practical, even though the word
“practical” means different things to different people. You are very capable
of managing, and organizing. You can amaze people by taking what they see as chaos,
and turning it into order, priority, and logic. You are a born organizer. You are able,
and usually willing, to work long and hard. You have a great deal of patience with
detail. You seem to prefer working with difficult problems rather than simpler ones.
You are a reliable and conscientious worker whose efforts ensure that the work-at-hand
is finished - perfectly.

But do try to keep an open mind. Your way of doing things is not, necessarily, the only
way. Doing things the “proper” way has a definite place in your life, particularly where
craftsmanship is involved, but unless this attitude is kept in perspective, it can also
produce emotional, physical, and social problems.

You may have a tendency to criticize those whose lifestyles are different to your own.
This can lead to alienation from the very people from whom you have the most to learn
and enjoy. It may be difficult for you to tolerate certain people and, yet, if you look
closely at other aspects of their lives, you may notice where they are more “together”
than you. There is a good chance that they have something to teach you. Socially, you
may focus your disapproving eye on one petty detail of someone else, and fail to see
the true value of the individual. Your frustration with others can sometimes turn into
dominance or bossiness. You must learn to accept others, as they are, and know that
you are free to stay or walk away. Open your mind to life’s natural diversity. Resist the
urge to “tidy” everything up. The fact that you are a natural problem-solver sometimes
causes you to look for problems which, to others, are no problem at all.

You have a serious approach to most things, even though the other energies in your life
may soften this tendency to some extent. You have a fixed or dogmatic approach to
most matters, which can range from great courage and fortitude, to extreme pettiness
and obstinacy. Even if you believe you are living a life that is foot-loose and fancy-
free, even if you believe you have a wonderful sense of humor, or that you exude
creativity, there is a certain rigidity in your beliefs which is caused by your profound
desire for a specific identity.

You may need to develop a lighter approach to who and what you are and the image
you want to portray. Your identity is not measured by the work that you do. This may
be difficult to fathom, since work is a major aspect of your very destiny. But work does
not only pertain to what you do for a living. Your life’s work - your destiny - is a matter
of living in a state of freedom which enables you to do something you love. You have
to work. Therefore, it is logical to work at something you truly enjoy.

Sometimes, you may find yourself going in the opposite direction of your desires by
becoming disorganized, lazy, irresponsible, out of time, out of place, resenting others,
and with no sense of accountability or compassion. This is guilt disguising itself as
blame. When these negatives arise, it is difficult to see that it is you, yourself, who is
causing the problems. Your identity, therefore, is not a matter of what you do for a
living, but of living the life you want to live. Remember that living a life that is
organized includes making time for love, tenderness, enjoyment, creativity, social
activity, relaxation, and plain old fun. There must be a healthy balance between work
and play, seriousness and lightness etc.

Not only does your life emphasize work, but you also possess a deep curiosity for how
things work. 4s are so often known for their love of gadgets, mechanical devices,
psychology, medicine, physics, and metaphysics. In this regard, you must not allow
your tendency to always do things the “proper” way to confine you to old
understandings which have since been expanded upon. You admire and respect
experts, but you must realize that experts can only remain experts by striving to
increase their knowledge.

So what is the purpose of a destiny that is so filled with limitations? By treating your
limitations as challenges and not immovable barriers; to be constantly aware of your
limits so that you can expand them; by finding the opportunities that are always hidden
within those limitations; its purpose - your purpose - is to learn how to live in a state of
freedom from limitations. The end result? Love, free Will, happiness, recognition, and
great accomplishment.

Freedom from limitation means having the intelligence and courage to realize that life is
full of limitations, and that by doing whatever has to be done to deal with them, many
can be eliminated. This requires effort and determination. But it also requires
balance. This means knowing when to take a break so that your energies can be
replenished and your life can actually be enjoyed. 4s can be relentless workaholics who
do not understand that, from time to time, they are supposed to stop, relax, luxuriate,
and actually savor the fruits of their work.

Accept that you have limitless potential and you can achieve the most significant
material and spiritual goals. Become a master of the 4 path by combining your highest
ideals with the enormous power that 4 gives you. It is not enough to merely dream
about large-scale accomplishments. You have what it takes to make your dreams a
reality. 4 is the number of the ARCHITECT and BUILDER. Your dreams will be
constructed, one piece at a time, through uncommon vision, well laid plans, and the
passion to see those plans through to a satisfying conclusion. You have the potential to
inspire and change the world with your constructiveness - or - create havoc with the
abuse of this power.

Your destiny is one of greatness, and you will have to find a way to overcome a massive
obstacle that stands in your way. This obstacle is the inferiority complex that tells you
that greatness is not part of your destiny. Let go of this wrong judgment. Let go of
your cynicism. Believe in your vast capabilities my dear 4. There s nothing you
cannot achieve if you give yourself the freedom to focus on and put your heart into
your deepest desires.