The magic of the number 12

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The 12 Holy Days (and 13 Holy Nights)


The old presumption that on January 1 the Earth was as close as possible to the Earth. So the five and a half days before, and five and a half days after that day, together sum up the 12 days of Christmas. On each day we travel inward and meditate so in the night we can dream about what is to come. We are sowing the seeds for next year so we got to be careful that these are the seeds of love.

The Song 12 days of Christmas

You must know the song “12 days of Christmas“. This old song stems back to the middle ages. The True love in the song is the love of the Should, born on Christmas day.


Ann Ball writes in “Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals”:

The two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments

The three French hens stood for faith, hope, and love.

The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

The five golden rings represented the first five books of the Old Testament, which describe man’s fall into sin and the great love of God in sending a Savior.

The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit—–Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit—–Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience [Forbearance], Goodness [Kindness], Mildness, Fidelity, Modesty, Continency [Chastity].

The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.

The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful Apostles.

The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in The Apostles’ Creed.

The magic of  the number 12

Jesus had 12 Apostles. Ra, the Egyptian Sun God, had 12 deities on his solar boat. There were 12 Gods living on the Olympus. There are 12 acupuncture meridians  in the body. Remember Cinderella? 12 o’clock was a turning point in her life.

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In numerology, 1 signifies the beginning of the universe (or the Self), while 2 symbolizes partnership and cooperation.
If you want to master an unhealthy addiction, you follow the 12 step program.

There is magic in the number 12. Mindfunda invites you to experience it during the Holy Night dream incunations.


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