The number 7 was built into the very foundation of the present Solar System as the energy code. Hence the seven states of matter, the seven worlds, and the sevenfold structure of everything manifest and not manifest, including human beings and our planet.
For example, the system of Sirius has the number 12 at its basis, and everything is twelvefold there. The same is expected for the current Solar System, which at this very moment is changing under the influence of the currents of the Central Spiritual Sun.
But for now, the Sun describes a circle around the Central Spiritual Sun in the constellation of Hercules for seven thousand years. The Earth transforms its energy structure every seven thousand years. Human beings are completely renewed at the cellular level every seven years, and their entire lives are subject to seven-year rhythms, regardless of whether they are aware of this or not. Here three-year cycles can also be traced, which should be taken into account, too, because every seventh year after two triennial periods is also the first for the following three-year cycles.
Every period of seven years symbolically represents a certain Kingdom of Nature. So, for the first seven years a person lives as a mineral; the next seven years, up to age 14, as a plant; further, up to 28, like an animal (the atom of animal is laid out as a double period of seven years); then up to 35 as a human being; and then up to 42 as a soul. After age 42, a human being lives as a spirit; moreover, the number 42 is embedded in the Solar System for the maturation of the human sevenfold structure. That is, from the point of view of the Cosmos, human beings reach the age of majority at 42 years. Therefore, during this very period, approximately before or after 40 years old, many people start to experience some kind of awakening and spiritual quest.
Some people cannot step over the boundary marked by 42 years, because their human soul sees no point in lingering further encased in the limits of its given flesh, and departs in order to create a new combination of life. But we cannot say that by adding seven years to 42, we can achieve spiritual transfiguration at 49 — alas, no. These are merely small steps… The ascent along the rungs of spiritual development is infinite!
However, it should be noted that now there are representatives of the future evolution on the Earth, who pass through all these stages faster and “mature” energetically until they are 24 years old. They are developing along a special line of Evolution, without lingering on the level at which the atom of the animal resounds, limiting it to only one period of seven years. And by the age of 21 they start to resound at a different pitch, and the following triennial period is enough for them to develop a structure within themselves that can be designated as the atom of human being. Thus, at 24 years, the atom of soul begins to take the first decisive steps on the Path of Service to the Forces of Evolution.
Everything happens in a spiral; that is, there is a kind of repetition, yet in a new cycle. The human will is able to stretch this spiral horizontally, to flatten it, and thus a person travels in a circle, not only in one particular lifetime, but from life to life. However, the higher the goal people set for their seven-year period, the faster their trajectory of ascent to unprecedented heights, and each subsequent seven-year cycle brings new opportunities that were absolutely unimaginable as recently as in the previous cycle.
Similarly, in all matters, activities, and stages of life, we can trace both three-year and seven-year cycles. But if people have no sort of high aspirations, then it is impossible to track these cycles, since their will has turned the spiral of ascent into a flattened circle.
However, all who dedicate themselves to spiritual matters are also constantly tested by the so-called Dwellers on the Threshold. This applies not only to individuals but also, for example, organizations that devote themselves to spiritual goals.
In general, the Dwellers on the Threshold are the embodiment of the internal negative essence of human beings that has formed over the course of their many lifetimes. Their spirits are set to meet with the Dwellers before their entrance into the Higher World. All weaknesses, vices, and shortcomings of people which were present in them on the Earth intensify manifold. They clothe themselves in the visible images which are most attractive and seductive in order to captivate and devour people’s consciousness to such an extent that they no longer have either the strength or desire to cross the Threshold into the Supreme World, and so remain in the lower layers of space.
However, a trial by the Dwellers on the Threshold, produced by both their own selves and others’ selves, also awaits everyone in the material world who has decided to follow the path of spirituality.
Normally all the “tasks” of the Dwellers consist in leading people astray from a spiritual path to the path of everyday hustle and bustle by intensifying in them all material desires and all sorts of illusions. These temptations can be especially amplified by the end of the seven-year period, as well as within the three-year cycles, so as not to allow people to cross the “threshold” of the next period. If people are weak, then two seven-year periods are usually enough for the Dwellers on the Threshold to accomplish their “mission” successfully. The milieu of all prominent spiritual personalities illustrates this situation vividly.
And again, returning to the number 42, it should be noted that, despite the abundance of tombstones testifying to the 42-year-old boundary up to which so many people live, the number 59 is also important. In the East, the age of 60 is considered to be the age of majority, and, since the date of conception is considered the date of birth, we subtract nine months to reach the number 59. And here we identify another boundary that may fall into the power of Death.
Of course, Life arranges its own combinations on the basis of the Law of Expediency, and it may allow people who are burdened with karmic debts to live on, so as to give them an opportunity to pay off their old debts. And if they are successful in freeing themselves from these debts during the additional time allotted to them, then they gain the Protection of the Supreme Forces.
On the other hand, the fate of those who burden themselves with new karmic debts instead of paying off their bills is unenviable, because often these people fall under the power of the Dwellers on the Threshold. And, despite the fact that their human souls leave them, their two-legged entities, or outer shells, remain to live on, supported by the lowest energies of the animal atom. And it is necessary to say that esoterically the number of each atom is expressed through the number 6. In this way, 6 is the atom of mineral, 6 is the atom of plant, 6 is the atom of animal, and so we have 666 — the number of the beast. And at this point we see the reverse countdown for people who are sliding down the stages of involution.
Thus, realizing the seven-year rhythms built into the foundation of our life on the Earth, as well as tests associated with them, we are able to make any goal we set easier to achieve. The main thing is to track your own path, preferably on a daily basis — whether you have taken a step upward or downward — because the next rungs in the ladder are formed out of our thoughts, words, and deeds.
And here it would be useful to draw up a timetable of your own life, dividing it into both three-year and seven-year cycles. After filling it in with significant events in your own life, you will easily notice certain cycles that are manifested there. And then you will be able, after peering into the future, to prevent foreign phenomena, and enrich your life with whatever is after your own heart. However, you should always remember that it is human free will that makes the impossible possible, or vice versa — makes the possible impossible.
You are a creator made in the Supreme Image and Likeness, and therefore you should follow the ascending rungs, which are intended for human beings who are not only rational, but who also, first and foremost, have their Mind in the Heart.
Zinovya Dushkova, Ph.D., is an award-winning Russian author, poet, philosopher, and historian who has devoted more than thirty years to the acquisition of the secret wisdom underlying all known religions and philosophies. Her spiritual quest has taken her to remote Buddhist monasteries and sacred Abodes hidden within mountains and deserts in Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, and India. In 1995, she gained admittance to the secret Book of Dzyan and revealed its new excerpt in The Book of Secret Wisdom. Dr. Dushkova’s major work is The Teaching of the Heart series. For more information, please visit her website at: www.dushkova.com/en.