HE KNEW BEFORE HE WAS, AND BELIEVED THAT IT WAS TRUE!
I was saddened to hear about the death of Muhammad Ali. He has always been on my favourites list; he has inspired me both as an elite sportsman and as a human being.
You might be too young to remember his struggles, but as a young teen of the 60’s, the segregation and injustices towards black Americans is still an indelible and painful memory for me. This was a man whose middle name was ‘struggle’, yet he was never a victim. Just when things were going well, Life would throw a boulder in his path. But he never gave up. He faced everything Life dealt him, the highs and the lows, with courage and conviction.
One of the phrases he coined and which I love is this one, ‘I said I’m the greatest even before I knew I was!’ For me, the optimism and strong psychic awareness reflected in his eight 3’s and 3 Destiny is summed up in this sentence! He knew before he was and believed that it was true!
I was in my first year of High School at OLMC Epping, when Miss O’Brien asked our class to write an essay on our favourite sportsman. While everybody else wrote about swimmers and tennis players, my essay was clearly stand out material, it was on a young and very handsome boxing champion, Cassius Clay. What’s more, Miss O’Brien approved!
Cassius Clay, as he was known before changing his name to Muhammad Ali, had the intuitive edge of his 16/7 Birth Number. The love of freedom, independence and progressive nature written in his Heart Number, the inspiration, psychic awareness, optimism and eloquence of speech of his many 3’s, the leadership qualities of his many 1’s and the magnanimous attributes of his multiple 8’s.
Interestingly but not surprisingly, the experience written in his birth name since 2015 reflects an even stronger challenge health wise, his Personal Year number reflects an ending, and his MA name experience reflects a new beginning…
Though Muhammad Ali gave more punches than he received in the ring, in the ring of life however, he copped far more than most. In all this we must say that he met and lived through his challenges like the true champion that he was – magnanimously outstanding!
This is what we are all called to be and do – to discover where we best shine and live that to the max!