If you are anything like me, you may find yourself being sent many messages and signs from God/ Source/ the universe (whatever you choose to call it)
One of these signs may be repetitions of the number 33.
This is not just seeing 33 here and there. This is seeing it popping up in your life, at countless times, whenever you need it most – and most often when you are struggling and need guidance.
When I see the number 33, it let’s me know – there’s someone there who cares about me.
There’s a reason for this. 33 is an extremely spiritual number, arguably the most spiritual number. And below I am going to explain the countless times that the number 33 appears within spirituality, religion and mythology.
Here we go:
- The number of deities in the Vedic Religion is 33.
- The second level of heaven in Buddhism is named Trāyastriṃśa, meaning “of the 33 (gods).”
- The number of incarnations the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara is said to embody is 33
- The divine name Elohim appears 33 times in the story of creation in the opening chapters of Genesis.
- Lag Ba’omer is a minor Jewish holiday which falls on the 33rd day of the Omer
- Jesus’ traditional age when he was crucified and resurrected is 33
- According to Al-Ghazali the dwellers of Heaven will exist eternally in a state of being age 33.
- Islamic prayer beads are generally arranged in sets of 33, corresponding to the widespread use of this number in dhikr rituals. Such beads may number 33 in total or three distinct sets of 33 for a total of 99, corresponding to the names of God.
- Pope John Paul I, was the 33-day pope. One of the shortest reigns in papal history, and it resulted in the most recent three-pope year.
- A religious image of the Virgin Mary from the 18th century is known in Uruguay as “Virgen de los Treinta y Tres” (Virgin of the Thirty-Three); it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in his visit to Uruguay in 1988.
- There are several churches dedicated to this Marian devotion, being the most important the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Thirty-Three in Florida, Uruguay.
- 33 is a master number in New Age numerology, along with 11 and 22.
- There are 33 degrees in Scottish Rite Freemasonry
- The House of the Temple, Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Washington D.C., US, has 33 outer columns which are each 33 feet high.
- The Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage visits 33 Buddhist temples throughout the Kansai region of Japan.
- Rupes Nigra, a phantom island was described as having a circumference of 33 “French” miles.
- The 33rd chapter of the Egyptian book of the dead is an explanation of the formula for fighting off serpents.
- A normal human spine has, on average, 33 vertebrae when the bones that form the coccyx are counted individually. The ‘sacred secretion’, once activated, must travel through these vertebrae.
- 33 is the number of years that it takes for the Lunar phase to return to its original position in relation to the Solar calendar.
- The meaning of the number 33 is connected to certain promises made by God. The 33rd time Noah’s name is used in Scripture is when God makes a special covenant or promise with him. The Eternal promises to not destroy the entire world again with a flood and seals His pledge with the sign of the rainbow (Genesis 9:12 – 16)
- Thirty-three is the numeric equivalent of the word “Amen.”
- David became king in 1050 B.C. after the death of Saul. He ruled, however, only the tribe of Judah (from Hebron) for the first seven and one-half years of his monarchy (2Samuel 2:4, 5:1 – 5, 1Chronicles 3:4, 29:27). The other Israelite tribes, after David ruled for the above period, then decided to make him their king as well. It is after he became the unquestioned monarch over a united Israel that he successfully attacked the Jebusite controlled city of Jerusalem. The city, now known as the “city of David,” became his capital during the remaining 33 years of his rule.
- Thirty-three is also the number representation of the Star of David (also known as the Shield of David or the Magen of David). This symbol is commonly seen in places such as the flag of modern Israel and in cemeteries to denote a Jewish burial.
- The 33rd person in Jesus’ lineage from Adam is King David.
- Timothy, according to church tradition, was born in 17 A.D. He met Paul, for the first time, during the apostle’s second missionary journey in 50. At the age of about 33 Timothy became Paul’s friend and traveling companion, and would soon become his closest friend and most trusted fellow-labourer in the gospel.
- God’s law required a male baby be circumcised on the eighth day (Leviticus 12:1 – 3). A woman who gave birth to a boy was also required, for 33 days afterwards (for a total of forty days), not to touch anything holy or come into the temple,
- A very old Jewish tradition, recounted by the first century A.D. historian Josephus, states that Adam and Eve had 33 sons and 23 daughters!
- The number 3 is also significant in the Quaran as many sunnah acts are advised to be done in three’s.
- 33 is the root of 5 important numbers in Islam
- In Al-Islam, 33 angels carry the praise of man to heaven; sacred litanies make mention of 33 tasbih, 33 tahmid, 33 takbir
- In Islam: of the 99 Beautiful Names of Allah, Number 33 is al-Azim, the Supreme Glory, the Most Grand. Koran – 033.033: “And stay quietly in your homes and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former times of ignorance; and establish regular prayer, and give regular charity; and obey Allah and His Messenger. And Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the family, and to make you pure and spotless
- Throughout human history, the number 3 has always had a unique significance, but why? The ancient Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, postulated that the meaning behind numbers was deeply significant. In this eyes, the number 3 was considered the perfect number, the number of harmony, wisdom and understanding.
- ‘3 is the magic number’ is a song covered and remixed by various artists
- The “Tree of the Sephiroth” of the Kabbalah has 33 elements, including the whole of it and its constituent parts
- In kabbalah the number 33 signifies “entry into the mystery” or “the secret levels of creation.” It is associated with the word, gal, which was used in Psalms in the manner of “asking God to reveal the secrets of the Torah.” Also, it suggests “the end of suffering.”
I’m sure there are more, and if I come across them, or anyone else points them out, then I will add them. But I want you to know: if you keep seeing 33, it is not by chance. God/ Source/ Universe is trying to tell you something. It’s letting you know “you’re going to be ok” so please – do not ignore the number 33 – as it is trying to reach you and look after you…
Whatever you’re going through, I hope you’re ok.
Thanks for reading
Cantona Lynx 1084