2017 ShivGuidance of The Numbers

Welcome to 2017 

Stepping into a new year with new numbers:
2017 = 10 = Radiant Body = Royal Courage

Radiance can be a result of compassion which starts with your Self.
It is supported by a renewed optimism towards your Self.
Backed up by the mind-set of permitting your light.
Including the greater you in the Greater Picture.
A year of consciousness and illumination
Or eclipse and blackout.
Be vast or be nothing.
A full year or a non-year.
Bright or obscure.
Just when you think this is the limit
Things can yet get far worse or far better.
A year to go the extra step. To give that little bit more.

It is not easy to write about 10. 10 has no script. It is the writer of the script. It is the context in which all is written. Everything is born from and dies into the 10.

10 is radical. It is 10 x 1. The 1 is brought to it’s full intensity, through the amplification of the 0.
To speak of the 10 is to speak in the language of extremes. Absolute, Total, Whole, Entire, Universal, All, Everywhere. A Self-Regulating All-Inclusive Totality.

10 is opportunity for a collective awareness which serves us to migrate through changes far easier than an individual could ever do alone.

The 1 of the 10 is the mallet which hits the gong, or the bowl. The something which hits nothing to produce the primal first sound, of which we are all the echo. The Stick that rolls the wheel. The magical wand that strikes the air and transforms the environment. A greater will from beyond the boundaries of our normal everyday awareness.

As the 1 is outside, beside, the 0 it asks that we think outside the box, beyond our known limits of knowledge and activity. When things get too much then it is the greater 1 of the 10 that we call on to give the holding capacity. 10 is the courage we call to be at our side so that we may go through what seems otherwise overwhelming and impossible.
10 gives the possibility to be sensitive to, and intimate with, the Self-Existing Transcendent Unity. The Extraordinary Sum Totality of All time and space; or the micro sum of any situation, as well as the greater sum of yourself.
It takes you beyond the temporary fragments, or sub-personalities, of self. Beyond the realms of fascination with reflections of the ego. To the Radiant Reality that All is One.

The 10th Spiritual Body is known as the Radiant Body, the Body of Light. It is the light of the soul shining through the transparent Ego. The light that shines on all without discrimination.
By the dynamic projective nature of radiance it also establishes a protective radius. Meaning it will dissolve inauthentic attacking projections at the periphery of your being, preventing them from entering into you inner space. Though when filtered by your ego it will become a circle that,suffocates, oppresses and imprisons your latent potential for greatness and excellence.
It is time to recognise that you are your own light. The illuminated self.

Listening is a transcendent activity associated to the 10. The ears are placed at the sides of the head and create a circular arena in which listening takes place. Where you are not involved in the horizontal arena, but simply attuned to the deeper and greater message of what is going on. Free of reaction which would filter the consciousness. In other words listening does not interfere with existence – it holds it.
In full listening we hear the voice of the collective rather than just the clamour of individuals. We learn to echo the Eko. The infinite resonating chamber of the Cosmic Eco-system. Such listening is the mouth of God. Any word spoken thereafter is the One speaking through someone.
So it is a good year to practice meditations to hear your self and to hear the unheard.

As 10 is a unit of 10 times greater proportion that the unit of 1. It means the zero (0) of the 10 will enhance, magnify and intensify the qualities of the 1. That may be solitude, exile and extreme loneliness, feeling like an outsider with no place in the circle or group space. Or the 1 expanded by the 0 can provide a sense of the Unity and interconnectedness of all existence in all time and all space. The 0 may bring brightness and illumination or it may nullify and eclipse its environment. To not Fall into the oblivion of the 0 we need to relate to its expansive and All-encompassing nature.

”The soul is in a cycle, a circle. A circle is an orbit. An orbit is a zero. Zero is an expansion. Expansion is inter-related. Inter-relatedness is existence. Existence is dimension” Yogi Bhajan 27 Oct 2001

10 is the undifferentiated unity of all, which is continuous before, during and after all creation. To acknowledge the 10 implies to remember and relate to the extra-ordinary state. To remember there is always something more, beyond your sphere of awareness. To remember that you are always missing something until you become a conscious zero-point on the Infinite Thread of the One; as represented by the infinite number of points on a circle. So expect the unexpected. Relate to the unknown. And consider every experience as a modified expression of the primary pre-existing bliss of the 10. Variations of the Ecstasy, Glory and Splendour of Universal Consciousness.

17 = 8: A focus on power, authority, energy, purity, and compassion. A year of understanding through compassion. Compassion is impersonal. Call for it, receive it, be nourished by it and share it.

7: the hidden treasure. 
Take altitude before judging the world. A platform for another view.
A year to dig deep into the spirit and bring forgiveness to yourself and the world.
Permission to be you and shine.
Permission to let each and everyone shine.
See the world as God sees it.
See the world as if for the first time. That brings right understanding.
See the essence, see the soul in all.
Courage to see the Divine Command at work in everything. To see the perfection in the imperfection.
Bring that understanding down into the world.
The light of the higher self
As a lighthouse, or a street lamp. That reaches a wider radius as it brings light into the dark.


What the mind can’t measure 
And the heart can’t hold 
May the Transcendent Zero 
Within the cup of the heart 
Receive without hesitation 
To fully recycle and renew. 
From this sacred inner ambience 
Of deep and total listening 
From the nothingness of the empty heart 
From where all is possible 
May the light of the Spirit Flow through and into the world 
May our excellence radiate without limit of radius 
Illuminating the paths to peace and genuine happiness


Shiv Charan Singh is the founding director of the Karam Kriya School and Kriya centre for Kundalini yoga in North London. Scottish by birth, he is an outstanding and authentic spiritual teacher. Karam Kriya means ‘action in spiritual awareness’. Shiv Charan is deeply committed to guiding students in their spiritual growth so they can bring spiritual awareness into their everyday lives and develop their full potential as human beings. He is a skilled counsellor, author of several books on human communication, the mystery of numbers and poetry. He runs training programmes throughout Europe, Russia and the Lebanon.

For more information on Karam Kriya & Shiv Charan Singh please visit Karam Kriya UK, Karam Kriya Europe, or Quinta do Rajo.

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