2021: Communication: Build Bridges Not Walls
This text is not intended as any type of prophecy. It is a reflective commentary on the themes associated to the
numbers that the year 2021 brings into our lives. It is for the reader to determine if, and how, to translate these
into their own personal and social life. SCS
The first and most obvious numerological shift is that the 0 at the end of 2020 is replaced with a 1 to give us
2021. Then the 20 becomes 21 which adds to 3. And finally, the total of 2021 adds to 5. We will now take a look
at these numbers starting with the overall sense of the year through number 5.
As the numbers are present for the whole year, then the qualities shared here are potentially effective from
the first day of the year. Some people may feel an immediate connection while for others it can be a slow
unfolding over the whole 365 days.
The collective destiny number of the year. 2021 = 5
Some qualities associated to 5 are:
- paradox, inversion, reversals, change,
- Communication, connections, exchange, Threshold, twilight,
- Physical body as a spiritual body. 5 senses, 5 elements.
- Learning and learning how to learn.
- Identity. Sacrifice. Fruit and harvest. Dynamic balance.
This is a year to initiate yourself into action leading to self-education for the benefit of all. Educate yourself
about yourself and live from that inner sense of self. All exterior education is interesting, enjoyable and useful
for successful functionality in time and space on Earth. But the deeper prosperity and peace in life comes from
being educated about yourself. Your experience is always trying to teach you something, but it is another step
to really know what your experience is teaching you. Ultimately the message is about your own identity of self.
Every moment is a learning opportunity. Your whole body is a sensory equipment for learning. In constant
transformation. The body you had yesterday is gone. Sacrificed for the body you are yet to have.
The transitory nature of experience can lead you to sense the continuity of the self that is having the diverse
A flower could be said to have 3 stages.
4 – The bud. Inner gathering. Nucleus forming. (2020 = 4)
5 – the sacrificial transition into opening. Layers of outer protection peeling away. Sacrificing the cosy inner
world. A dynamic threshold between the inner and outer experiences.
6 – the flower in full bloom. Throwing its heart to the world. (2022 = 6)
2021 = 5. A time to explore that intermediate stage between staying indoors and opening into full vulnerability
5 is balance, harmony, equilibrium, the middle way.
throughout history transformational sacrifices, for the benefit of others, have been made by those who held
the middle line. Those who sensed a bigger picture and more fundamental common ground, Not bowing to
pressure from one side or the other.
To find the balance we must cross over the middle line again and again. It is a learning process. Perhaps, first by
swinging to the extremes. Then, eventually staying closer to the centre. None the less still alternating. The
dynamic nature of life reminds us that the balance of life will also be maintained through a dynamic process rather that static, which would become rigid. Being adaptable but not to the extent to lose your own balance,
centre, and sense of self. Each pair of numbers suggest the polarities between which to gently, but clearly,
1/9 convergence/divergence, humility/dignity.
2/8 empty/full. Between need and abundance.
3/7 show/see. Express yourself / be a witness to others self-expression. Create/destroy.
4/6 receiving and giving. Closing/opening.
5 is the switch. It occurs in how we manage the physical body, the 5 senses, and in our use of language.
5 is communication. Changing the quality of our communication.
The spoken word is like a boomerang. It echoes back upon you. Guru Naanak reminds us to speak only that
which brings honour. Slandering others is one of the worst things a person can do to themselves.
Speaking truthfully. Not speaking the truth. since truth is beyond every-day, normal, knowing. But not
abandoning truth. Not lying to satisfy the trend, to please the people. Not saying just what people want to
hear. Rather pointing to something beyond the superficial. Being a signpost by your own example.
If you are spending your physical, emotional and mental time and energy on building walls then know that you
are creating your own prison. If your invested in trying to tear some walls down this is not efficient. Some walls
are already crumbling and will continue to. Other walls have a lot of back systems to keep rebuilding
So, what to do? Build bridges. create doorways, thresholds. openings. Invite people to the centre space for an
open conversation. Learn the art of Conscious Communication.
5 is sacrifice. Sacrifice truth or your fears and doubts.
What do we sacrifice when we build walls? What do we sacrifice when we build bridges?
Never mind if you do not feel understood initially. Stay at the portal of communication. (See 3 and 1 below).
We need to get together. Share our struggles, share our problems, share our solutions.
The world is increasingly polarised. People are turning their back on one another. Shutting their ears or
speaking behind the backs of others. Instead of enjoying the polarity play of equal and opposite forces, the
other gets called the opposition and are damned. Through rejection and denial people eclipse their own family
members, neighbours, colleagues.
Whatever the topic, people are swinging to the extreme of one side or the other.
Whether we are talking about politicians, priests, teachers, climate change or science and the virus’ etc.