Twenty-Two/Four: The Master Teacher
by Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist
Your Life’s Purpose:
To become a master teacher and change people’s lives in a practical and tangible way.
(Please read the description of the 4 Life Path, because that is the foundational energy that defines your life’s purpose.
The Master Number brings with it an intensity that is undeniable and “ups the ante” substantially. I’ll say that you’ve come with a higher spiritual purpose, no matter how you might define that. The Master Numbers bring with them a higher vibration.
So in everyday terms, this means that you’re going to feel high-strung when you’re working with a Master Number as your Life Path. You’re going to feel a constant push and pull to be more and do better, sometimes to the point of distraction. You might also notice that you have higher expectations for yourself, even when others can’t see that those feelings are going on inside of you.
So what does that mean for you on a practical level? It means that you’re here to “master” your life. It means that you have some significant strengths and more intense challenges. The bottom line for you: It’s not easy!
Dependable, stable, productive, conservative, loyal, trustworthy, hardworking AND masterful purveyor of practical knowledge, building something of lasting value that helps people live better lives on a day-to-day basis.
Out Of Alignment:
Rigid, bulldozing, bossy, blunt, martyr about work, fear of taking risks OR unorganized, careless, distracted, lazy, irresponsible AND micromanaging, thinking small/safe, feeling overwhelmed and unable to focus on what you want to create in the world.
How can you expand your ideas, “think big,” and get out of your own way as you build something of lasting value in the world?
With the 22/4, it’s all about breaking out of your safety and security zone and making more of an impact in the world around you. Know that this is rather scary and somewhat foreign for you because you gravitate toward the tried-and-true and erring on the safe side. Yet know that the Master Number 22/4 is the most powerful number in Numerology. (Did I just hear you “gulp?”) Yes. It’s a rather big deal. You’re meant to achieve and build something that makes a difference on a grander scale —and that won’t feel comfortable. You must blast past your childhood wounds, through and around your very real (and also your self-imposed) limitations, and work tenaciously to define and achieve your goals.
You can be easily persuaded that you aren’t up to this task. Understand that you probably won’t come into your full power as a Master Number 22/4 Life Path until later in life—into your 50’s and beyond. It takes a while to get enough experience under your belt to find your passionate focus. Be patient and know that you’re here for higher-level service in the world, although it won’t be an easy ride—yet it’ll be amazingly gratifying. You can grapple with inflated ego and at the same time feel as though the world is conspiring against you. Grab onto your high-minded ideas and do the long-range planning that it takes to create your inspired vision.
Master Numbers: A paradox?
I like to point out that the Master Numbers actually conflict with themselves.
For instance, the 22 is a double 2—all about diplomacy, love, emotional sensitivity, intuition, service behind the scenes, and cooperation.
Yet the foundational energy for the 22 is the 4, which is all about security, stability, hard work, and systems building.
So can you see how—if you’re on a 22/4 Life Path—you might feel ever-so conflicted most of the time?
When you understand the demands the Master Numbers place on you, the you can begin to work with yourself in more effective ways that can potentially harness all that amazingness you have to offer without crashing and burning in the process.
The main advice I have for anyone experiencing Master Numbers is this: Working with Master Numbers is a marathon, not a sprint!
You must train, be flexible, pace yourself, and invest in the right equipment. Otherwise, you’ll either burn too bright too quickly, or you’ll deaden the flame and always feel as though you were meant for more yet will never find the courage or strength to take risks and move yourself and your enterprises to the next and higher level.
Felicia Bender, Ph.D. is The Practical Numerologist and author of Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology To Create The Wildly Optimal You. You can get your numerological groove on at www.FeliciaBender.com.