Sometimes numbers, or more accurately the energy that comes forth from numbers follows us through life.
My personal experience is this: before I paid attention to consciously use numerology to my advantage,
it was nevertheless being used. For example, I noticed that my first dwelling place with my family
added up to the number "8" which is not a number I would consciously choose as it bring many challenges, and pressures. And looking back over those years, I can clearly admit that it did, my husband and I went through difficult times but we grew because of them, and grew closer for that matter.
When we moved to our second dwelling (again without paying attention to numerology), I realized (later) that our situation had improved, our address now added up to a "4" half of the challenges of the "8". A more solid number, again not one I would consciously choose. But I also noticed that our situation got better and so did our relationship a little smoother.
So, does life respond to numbers or do numbers respond to what we need to learn and experience in order to grow?
I believe, both. I believe up until we learn that we can have a hand in the outcome of life, life places us in situations to help us improve ourselves on every level; being physical, emotional, or spiritual. Now that I am aware of the energy influences, (the CHI), I have greater control of my life, I have become a conscious participant,
but also the director.
We are the masters of our destiny, until we realize we can hold the stirring wheel, our unconscious believes will put us on cruise control. Life is still going in the direction according to our inner belief system, but when we awaken, we take control of the unruly unconscious, we become more aware of our thoughts, more learned in the outside energies that we can use as tools (such as numerology, Feng Shui, the power of meditation, and/or prayer), and we change the path of our life, we become creators.