suspension of disbelief

We are watching “The Chronicles of Narnia” on my sibs big-screen tv. It’s night. It’s dark. She reaches over to hold my hand as the griffin and other mythic flying creatures drop rocks on the army of the White Witch. “They can’t get into our house, can they?” she asks. Are you afraid, I ask her. She nods. Yes. I hold her hand and try to explain that it’s not real.
Everything she sees on the television screen is real to her. For her, there is no suspension of disbelief. And it’s always all about her (but then, it always was). The people in the news are people she thinks she knows. She’s afraid that the crimes reported on the news are going to happen to her. I can no longer sit with her and watch the shows I like because, inevitably, they include violent scenes. Her faith in the phony is unfaltering.
I, on the other hand, love to suspend disbelief. I like to speculate, imagine, what if.
If you go to this site and put in your birthdate, you will find all kinds of facts and speculations about yourself. When I put in mine, for example, I was told this:

–The moon’s phase on the day you were born was waxing crescent. [fact}
–Your date of conception was on or about 19 June 1939 which was a Monday. [probably true}
–You were born on a Mondayunder the astrological sign Pisces. [fact]
–Your Life path number is 1. [ok, let’s suspend disbelief]

This is what it says it means to have a life path of 1:

The Life Path 1 suggests that you entered this plane with skills allowing you to become a leader type rather easily. Your nature is charged with individualistic desires, a demand for independence, and the need for personal attainment. Many of our military generals, corporate leaders, and political leaders are men and women having the Life Path 1. When you display positive 1 traits your mind is capable of significant creative inspiration, and it possesses the enthusiasm and drive to accomplish a great deal. You are very good at getting the ball rolling; initiating new projects is your forte. You are at your best when confronted with obstacles and challenges, as you combat these with strength and daring. This is both the physical and inner varieties of strength. With this strength comes utter determination and the capability to lead. As a natural leader you have a flair for taking charge of any situation. You have a tendency to do this, even if, at times, it is not appropriate for you to do so.

Highly original, you may have talents as an inventor or innovator of some sort. In any work that you choose, your independent attitude can show through. You have very strong personal needs and desires, and you feel it is always necessary to follow your own convictions. You tire of routine and highly detailed tasks rather quickly.

You are ambitious and assertive in promoting yourself. Although you may hide the fact for social reasons, you can be self-centered and demand to have your way in many circumstances. That said, for the most part, you are considered very good company, friendly, good-natured, and a wonderful conversationalist. People like you and are drawn to you. It is a good thing they are, because you are very sensitive to disapproval and you don’t handle it very well.

There are several ways that the negative side of the 1 can show up. The 1 always has the potential for greatness as a leader, but they may fail as a follower. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to follow for a while before you are allowed to lead and this can be a difficult time. When the 1 Life Path person is not fully developed and expressing the negative side of this number, the demeanor may appear very dependent rather than independent, particularly in the early years. If you are expressing this negative trait of the number 1, you are likely to be very dissatisfied with your circumstances, and long for self-sufficiency. This might be defined as the weak or dependent side of the negative 1 Life Path. On the strong side of this negative curve, the 1 energy can become too self-serving, selfish and egotistical. Avoid being too bossy and demanding.

As far as I’m concerned, I pretty much fit the #1 profile, including the negative. Maybe there is something to all that numerology stuff.
Check your birthday facts and fancies out and let me know how you do. If you can, leave a comment.

1 thought on “suspension of disbelief

  1. Well, I came up as a #7 and boy oh boy it sure fit to a tee – including the negative side. I enjoyed the statistics a lot and even learned a thing or two like my animal being an Elk and my plant Mullein… Thanks for the link to this. And I hope you know you are in my thoughts especially as we suspend disbelief!

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