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I realized something today. As I sat on the phone at work, I scribbled away on a piece of paper. I’ve been thinking about the concept of automatic writing, wondering how on earth people manage to not influence what they are writing! Without much effort I let the pen do it’s thing across the paper, but I couldn’t stop putting my own thoughts and expectations into the words. I sighed and got frustrated, and while taking the next call I really just let my hand move without my interference.


As I looked down onto the paper, I had written 7. Over and over. Now I started getting really annoyed with myself, wishing my hand to accept the task and do some cool automatic writing for me! I took another call and continued to scribble. Seven. And again, seven. Hmpf… I gave up and quit trying.

But then, as I looked at my old scribbles from other days, I started to wonder. Today wasn’t the first time I’ve written the number seven without really thinking. I seem to have been doing it over and over and over, not in neat lines or contexts but jumbled in bunches, or in vertical lines, or halfway on top of one another, or just a solitary seven on its own… Then I realized that my attempt at automatic writing may not have failed at all. Maybe I have in fact been getting a message all along: 7

But what does seven mean? Why do I keep writing it? Even as I write this blog post I can’t help thinking “But of course I write sevens, that’s natural!” Uhm… is it only “natural” that I keep writing the same number day after day after day, without even noticing it?

Of course I googled “significance of number 7” and got the immediate response. Here’s a quote from the first website I looked at:

Seven:Sevens, like Threes, deal with magical forces. Sevens deal with esoteric, scholarly aspects of magic. Representative of scholarly activities, mystery, and the focused search for esoteric meanings. Seven deals with the activation of imagination and manifesting results in our lives through the use of conscious thought and awareness. Ruled by Saturn, Seven can represent impractical dreaming, but with a deeper understanding of the aspects of Seven, you can quite deftly utilize its magical vibration to your own benefit.



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