Two years ago I wrote about Vedic numerology for the first time (read more here). It was about the energetic number of the year 2020. I often think back to this post, which went online before the pandemic and before my mother became ill. It still amazes me how aptly it describes what was perhaps my biggest lesson of the year 2020: staying present in the moment while practicing a radical acceptance of events that I cannot change. Last year I skipped the numerological annual contribution (a year with the number 5) because I was taking care of my mother, who then died shortly afterwards. But to give you an idea of the meaning of a year 5: in a year 5 it’s all about the body. With a positive management of the 5 energy, the body tends towards health, with a negative management towards illness. It somehow fits to the pandemic year 2021.
But now a new year has dawned and with it the energy of the number 6 (2 + 0 + 2 + 2 = 6). The 6 stands, among other things, for the topic of manifestation. Vedic numerology assumes that in a year with the number 6 we need to pay extra attention to our thoughts and energy as they shape our reality. True to the idea: What you think, you feel. What you feel, you say. What you say, you attract. What you attract becomes your reality. The number 6 is assumed to have a certain magnetism. It pulls things, people and situations magnetically into our lives that match our energetic pattern. The task in a year 6 is therefore to consciously pay attention to what we send out and to align our energy again and again to what we want to attract into our lives. After all, a year that supports us in realizing our dreams is a wonderful opportunity.
When I talk about manifestation in yoga classes, I am – somewhat anxiously – asked afterwards how you can be sure that you are not attracting anything negative. Actually, it’s simple, because life gives us feedback in different ways on what we are currently sending out. For example, when we encounter a lot of unfriendly people, when things don’t work out, or when our timing isn’t right. This is the moment to stop and ask ourselves how we are doing energy-wise. Then we can bring ourselves back into the flow.
Not only can the 6 support us in attracting things/situations/people that suit us, it also offers the space for healing. This requires rest, inner contemplation or even artistic expression – because the 6 is an artistic energy.
My recipe of the week
I find peace and contemplation when cooking. There is something very meditative about standing in the kitchen and chopping vegetables. Furthermore cooking is the ultimate mode of manifestation. When we prepare a delicious, fragrant meal from a few humble pieces of vegetables, it’s an inventive and imaginative process that also tastes great in the end. I’ve made this parsnip puree twice this week because Thomas and I are obsessing over it right now. It can be both a side dish and a light supper. The puree consists of few ingredients and is very easy to make. This is how the delicious taste of parsnip comes into its own and is accentuated by the wonderful roasted aroma of the garlic. Manifestation can be so delicious!
And now my question to you: are you interested in ancient sciences like numerology? Do you think they have any relevance for us? I look forward to your comment below!
Parsnip puree with roasted garlic oil
For the parsnip puree:
For the roasted garlic oil:
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves peeled and finely sliced
- Cover the diced parsnips and potatoes in a saucepan with water and bring to a simmer with the lid on. Simmer for 25 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Pour off the water.
- Process the vegetables into a creamy puree with the hand blender. Add a little hot water until the desired consistency is reached, then mix thoroughly with the remaining ingredients.
- Heat the olive oil for the garlic oil in a small pan and lightly fry the garlic. The garlic should be slightly browned at the end, but of course not burn.
- Arrange the parsnip puree on plates and arrange with the garlic oil, including the fried garlic slices, and serve.