Hi Everyone,

I want to talk to you today about ONE thing…the Number 1 (no, I am not referring to #1 as in going potty!). I am talking about Individuality, being “alone”, being distinct, being a force for change, etc. The thought of being alone has taken a lot of bad press. The band “Three Dog Night” had a hit song back in the 70’s called “One Is The Loneliest Number”. As we have all experienced, sometimes being alone can be challenging but if you allow it, great strength can develop out of it. That aside, I want to give you some perspective on the number 1 and how significant it truly is!

Have you ever heard of the “Fibonacci Sequence”? Here is the definition taken directly from Wikipedia:

In mathematics, the **Fibonacci numbers** are the numbers in the following integer sequence, called the **Fibonacci sequence**, and characterized by the fact that every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones:

Often, especially in modern usage, the sequence is extended by one more initial term (0):.

By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are either 1 and 1, or 0 and 1, depending on the chosen starting point of the sequence, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two.

The Fibonacci sequence is named after Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci. His 1202AD book *Liber Abaci* introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier as Virahanka numbers in Indian mathematics. The sequence described in *Liber Abaci* began with *F*_{1} = 1.

Fibonacci numbers appear unexpectedly often in mathematics, so much so that there is an entire journal dedicated to their study, the Fibonacci Quarterly. Applications of Fibonacci numbers include computer algorithms such as the Fibonacci search technique and the Fibonacci heap data structure, and graphs called Fibonacci cubes used for interconnecting parallel and distributed systems. They also appear in biological settings, such as branching in trees, phyllotaxis (the arrangement of leaves on a stem), the fruit sprouts of a pineapple, the flowering of an artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone’s bracts.

So, you are now likely wondering why I am mentioning Fibonacci when speaking about the Number 1. Well, if it were not for the number 1, the rest of the equation would not work. Period. It takes the 1st number, “1”, for everything else to be based upon. I challenge you to go onto Youtube and watch some videos about the Fibonacci Sequence, it will absolutely blow your mind. Everything in the entire Universe is based upon this amazing number sequence, and it all starts with the Number 1!

Now, how does this apply to your daily life? You, as an individual hold great power! You can be an innovator, a motivator and so much more. We often think that some challenges in life are too big for 1 to overcome. That is fear, which is a derivative of Ego. No challenge is too big for 1. For the 1 can recognize the issue and then explain it to others to bring in more collective energies. I am not suggesting that you will never require help, I am stating that not being afraid to start something on your own is true power. When you become reliant on others, that is when weakness develops. Recognizing where and when to seek assistance is critical. Social movements are typically started by someone saying they will not accept certain actions and take action and then convince others through their actions to get on board with the movement and affect change.

In Canada, Ms. Viola Desmond made a bold move to challenge racial segregation in a movie theatre in 1946 (9 years before Ms. Rosa Parks took similar action on a bus in the US). Both of these brave women stood their ground individually and brought forth huge changes in policies towards racial discrimination in both countries. They did not rely on having supporters by their sides, they simply did what they individually felt was just. As Ms. Parks said “*I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” *Note, she said “one’s mind”.

As a Medium, my challenge is to be able to learn more about the workings of our Universe through Science, my Guides, Spirits and Meditation and then to communicate it to the masses and cause dialogue about the potentials of things we have yet to discover.

Be an individual. Be a force of change. Challenge the normal. Push yourself and push your knowledge base to grow by sharpening your mind to the possibilities that life can bring and what this wondrous Universe contains within!

Blessings until next time,

Richard 🙂

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