The Number 44

The Number 44

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The number 44 is a unique number, and in numerology, it’s a special number. Many purport to know all about it – its’ an angel number, they say. It’s all about creation, it’s about building foundations. It’s a message that you are on the right path.

When the number 44 first became special to me several years ago now, I didn’t know anything about it. I just saw the number 44 in little balls of light and it was the strangest experience I’d had at that point so I became curious about it.

Not long ago now I started to see the number 44 everywhere. It was like all of a sudden, I was always looking at the clock when it was on 44. It’s not just the clock, either. I don’t see it as a coincidence that 44 is a part of my address, or that my personal phone number adds to 44. There have been so many instances now that it shows up.

So I’m not surprised by it anymore, even though it’s stumped me. What does it really mean? I do take it as a sign that I’m meant to be where I’m at in life. Since it’s become such a weird but significant aspect of my life, I’ve been wanting to draw it. Somehow, some way, that is meaningful. 

Jump to a recent revelation about the number 44 that involves none other than my arch nemesis turned feature of fascination but still fear invoking: the spider. It started with an experience. I had come in the front door and a spider scurried away. Then, later that evening, I opened the back door to let my dogs out and I see a spider, mid-air, dangling off the power line. Jump to bedtime that evening, when I went to open the bedroom door and right at eye level was a spider working diligently to create a new web right over the corner of my door.

Spiders are significant to me, too, but in another weird way. I’ve been terrified of them since I was a child, even though they also fascinate me. My life experience has led me to see them as also bringing a message. I don’t often see spiders but when I do, I see them in multitudes. It feels like I’m suppose to take notice. I’m still unsure of what exactly I’m taking notice of, but when they show up, I try to pay attention.

So that recent encounter had me thinking about, the spider, like it has, many times before. I got on google, and then it dawned on me. How many legs do spiders have? Most have 4 on each side. 44. Their bodies form the infinity symbol, or the number 8. 4+4 = 8. Many also have 8 eyes.

Then I read something which was even more fascinating and hadn’t occurred to me: they are a symbol of creation. They use their webs to draw to them what they want, and also, keep out what they don’t want, since it protects them.

Spiders, are, in fact, the exact embodiment of the number 44 and are powerful creators, like I am. That is the message, for me, about the number 44. Which is not something new to me, since it often feels like my whole life experience has been about uncovering the fact that I am a powerful creator of my reality.

So it felt appropriate to draw, and this is what I came up with. The spider and its web to show we draw to us what we want. The bricks to symbolize that when 44 shows up it’s a reminder we are laying the foundation of our desire. The seed of life. The all-seeing eye. Arrows that go both ways because our creative power does, too. All are reminders that we are the sun that shines on our own life, creating it. If you like this print, I hope when you display it, you are reminded of the powerful being that you are.

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