The Power of One, Two & Three

I thought it appropriate to officially publish this website and blog focused on the cyclical nature of life and human experience on a calendar day that won’t happen again for another century. Add to the numerological (among other) significance of this day, I also thought it could be auspicious after a hawk flew right in front of my car while I was daydreaming about this blog and its (future) content. I was traveling at around 70 mph along I-5 between Salem and Portland while traveling and while I have traveled this stretch of highway many, many times over the last 15 years, I have never experienced anything like this.

The hawk swooped right in front of my car and I came uncomfortably close to almost hitting that beautiful, sacred bird. But I didn’t. I looked side-to-side to the other lanes in disbelief to see if anyone else was around to witness this experience. But they weren’t.  And I would be surprised or possibly more stupefied by this if I believed in coincidence(s). But I don’t. I received a multi-sensory gift and I’m learning that one of the neatest things to do with something like this is to put it back into the flow by sharing the story and waiting to see what stories it ignites in others…

I stumbled across an article about the numerological aspects behind today’s date, 12-12-12, in an article titled, “Twelve must-know facts about last once-in-a-lifetime date this century” by Russia Today. They state, “According to Chinese numerology, the number one is a yang number which is ruled by the sun and represents independence and individualism. Two is a yin number which is ruled by the moon and represents symmetry and balance. When placed together, the number 12 brings harmony to the yin and yang, balancing the feminine energy of the moon with the masculine energy of the sun. So, what we can gather is that 12/12/12 equals lots of harmony.” (Source: I felt some of that today. You?

I want to take things a bit further with the concept of the power one, the power of two, and the power of three. The theme of the power of one has been surfacing quite a lot lately with my recent watching of the movie, “I Am,” (; recent volunteering with Challenge Day (; and my friend, Ms. M., inciting me a few weeks ago to first become my own hero. The independence and individualism of the number one are transcendant insofar as they inspire another person to act and behave to their highest potential as a result. But this inspiration requires receptivity such as that embodied in the yin qualities of the number two, referenced also with symmetry and balance by Russia Today. They reference the number three with:  “Three is generally considered a heavenly number and often represents the soul or godhead. Because of this, the product of the two numbers, 12, has been said to encompass both the secular and the sacred.” (Source: Maybe the number three takes us beyond the human realm or duality of masculine-feminine into the realm of the sacred…Hmm, perhaps a perspective that might be experienced by, say, a hawk?

The hawk animal totem is associated with perspective, awareness, creativity, insight, and a messenger or link to the spiritual realm. And here we are back around to the beginning of this post when a special bird graced me with its presence.

What are or have been your experiences recently with the Power of One, Two, and/or Three? What inspires you toward an individual creative expression of 1? Or a balanced, cooperative expression of the number 2? Or a visionary perspective of the number 3?


One response to “The Power of One, Two & Three

  1. Hi Stephanie: I remember you from Bend! 🙂 I recently moved to Portland and it has been quite the year of transition. I, too, try to look for the signs from the universe and had an interesting hawk experience of my own. Being that I live close-in, I was surprised to find a hawk resting in my backyard soon after we moved into our new place. I took it as a good omen for our move into this house and neighborhood. So far, so good! Best wishes in 2013!~Karyn


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