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The User Name:

Autumn Sunrise is a name that came to me several years ago when I was working on a spiritual journey writing workshop. One of the assignments in the course was to give our Divine Spirit, our True Selves, a name other than the one we’d been given at birth. It was a task of self discovery, of getting to know oneself on a deeper and very personal level. Being that Autumn is my favorite season because of its bursting colors and crisp scents, representing a peaceful time of change, it felt “right”. Sunrise is my favorite time of day, even though I don’t see it often. It represents new beginnings, the coming of the Sun, fresh energy, warmth, and bright light. I put the two together and came up with the spiritual identity of Autumn Sunrise.

The Blog Name:

The Blog is called The Road Home: Divine Truths of Autumn Sunrise because unlike blogs of my past wherein I focused on metaphysical subjects or promoted my professional writing self, this blog is being born out of an earnest desire to reconnect with myself, to know myself on deeper levels, to discover my own divine truths. I feel I’ve been a bit lost, and these writings are my personal map… the markers that guide me on the road home.

The Given Name:

In daily life, and professionally, I’m known as Wendi Friend. I’m including my real name in addition to my user name because this blog, unlike others I’ve hosted, is designed to encompass all of the pieces and parts of me… the mother, daughter, sister, employee, writer, mystic, and whatever else pops up. I’m bringing together all the aspects of Self.

When I was younger, I hated the name Wendi. It didn’t feel like it fit. It didn’t feel “pretty”. As I aged, the name grew on me, especially as I began looking up the origin, meanings, and history of names, as well as the meaning of numbers as they pertain to names. So what’s in a name?

The first definition that hit home with me was that the name Wendi, of Slavic origin, translates to “Wanderer“. It seems fitting as I’ve not yet rooted myself in any place, person, or thing. I skip from project to project, flutter from one residence to another, bounce between jobs, and generally “wander” through the school of life.

This second definition listed below is relevent due to its connection with Peter Pan. Of the many “pet-names” I’ve been given, Wendi Lady is among the most common. The fact that I have on ongoing love affair with Tinker Bell (as well as all blessed entities from the Otherworld), tickles people pink when they connect my name to the characters of Peter Pan. In fact, those I currently work with have taken to calling me Tink. Furthermore, my current last name, garnered through a marriage that ended in divorce, is Friend. Considering that the name Wendi was a spin-off of the word friend (as mentioned below) makes my current name even more interesting.

This second definition, however, also connects my name to Gwendolyn, which is interesting due to the fact that my middle name is Lynn.

WENDI

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Modern)

Pronounced: WEN-dee

Variant of WENDYProbably first used in J. M. Barrie’s play ‘Peter Pan’ in 1904. It was from the nickname fwendy “friend”, given to the author by a young friend. However, there is some evidence that the name may have been used prior to the play, in which case it could be related to the Welsh name GWENDOLEN or other names beginning with element gwen meaning “white, fair, blessed”.(Source)

Names and Numbers:

Some beliefs suggest that the numbers of our name are significant in our creation, that a number can indicate a certain personality or life path. Unfamiliar with names and numbers? Here’s a chart that’ll get you started.

My first name equates to the number 28. Reduce that to a single digit by adding the two numbers together. Add the 2 and the 8 together for the number 10. 1 and 0 equal 1, so the number assigned to my first name is 1.

My middle name adds up to 20, which we again reduce to a single number, 2.

My last name at birth also adds up to 20, which is then reduced to 2.

1 + 2 + 2 = 5

My names number is 5. (Incidently, there are 5 letters in my first name!)

What does that mean? According to the chart provided, 5 is adventurous, mercurial, and sensual.

But that’s a rather basic description and I crave more, so I found a secondary source. According to PaulSadowski.com, I am described as follows:

There are 14 letters in your name.
Those 14 letters total to 68
There are 3 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

English Female Literary; a created name that first appeared in James Banie’s Peter Pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your number is: 5

 

 

The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.

The expression or destiny for #5:
The number 5 Expression endows with the wonderful characteristic of multi-talents and versatility. You can do so many things well. The tone of the number 5 is constructive freedom, and in your drive to attain this freedom, you will likely be the master of adaptability and change. You are good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want. Naturally, this gives you an edge in any sort of selling game and spells easy success when it comes to working with people in most jobs. Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytical, and a very quick thinker.

If there is too much of the 5 energy in your makeup, you may express some the negative attitudes of the number. Your restless and impatient attitude may keep you from staying with any project for too long. Sometimes you can be rather erratic and scatter yourself and your energies. You have a hard time keeping regular office hours and maintaining any sort of a routine. You tend to react strongly if you sense that your freedom of speech or action is being impaired or restricted in any way. As clever as you are, you may have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over again because much of your response is glib reaction rather that thoughtful application. You are in a continuous state of flux brought by constantly changing interests.

Your Soul Urge number is: 5

A Soul Urge number of 5 means:
The 5 soul urge or motivation would like to follow a life of freedom, excitement, adventure and unexpected happening. The idea of travel and freedom to roam intrigues you. You are very much the adventurer at heart. Not particularly concerned about your future or about getting ahead, you can seem superficial and unmotivated.

In a positive sense, the energies of the number 5 make you very adaptable and versatile. You have a natural resourcefulness and enthusiasm that may mark you as a progressive with a good mind and active imagination. You seem to have a natural inclination to be a pace-setter. You are attracted to the unusual and the fast paced.

You may be overly restless and impatient at times. You may dislike the routine work that you are engaged in, and tend to jump from activity to activity, without ever finishing anything. You may have difficulty with responsibility. You don’t want to be tied down to a relationship, and it may be hard to commit to one person.

Your Inner Dream number is: 9

An Inner Dream number of 9 means:
You dream of being creative, intellectual, and universal; the selfless humanitarian. You understand the needy and what to help them. You would love to be a person people count on for support and advice.

And now just for fun (or is it?), let’s see what my self-given Spirit Name translates to in numbers:

You entered: Autumn Sunrise

There are 13 letters in your name.
Those 13 letters total to 51
There are 6 vowels and 7 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

English Female Born in the fall; The fall season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your number is: 6

 

 

The characteristics of #6 are: Responsibility, protection, nurturing, community, balance, sympathy.

The expression or destiny for #6:
The number 6 Expression provides you a truly outstanding sense of responsibility, love, and balance. The 6 is helpful and ever conscientious, making you quite capable of rectifying and balancing any sort of inharmonious situation. You are a person very much inclined to give help and comfort to those in need. You have a natural penchant for working with the old, the young, the sick, or the underprivileged. Although you may have considerable creative and artistic talents, the chances are that you will devote yourself to an occupation that shows concern for the betterment of the community.

The positive side of the number 6 suggests that you are very loving, friendly, and appreciative of others. You have a depth of understanding that produces much sympathetic, kindness, and generosity. The qualities of the 6 make the finest and most concerned parent and one often deeply involved in domestic activities. Openness and honesty is apparent in your approach to all relationships.

If there is an excess of the number 6 in your makeup, you may exhibit some of the negative traits associated with this number. There may be a tendency for you to be too exacting and demanding of yourself. In this regard, you may at times sacrifice yourself (or your loved ones) for the welfare of others. In some cases, the over zealous 6 has difficulty distinguishing helping from interfering. You may have difficulty expressing your own individuality, because of involvement with responsibilities and causes. Like all with the Expression of the number 6, it’s quite likely that you worry much too much.

Your Soul Urge number is: 6

A Soul Urge number of 6 means:
With a number 6 Soul Urge, you would like to be appreciated for your ability to handle responsibility. Your home and family are likely to be a strong focus for you, perhaps the strongest focus of your life. Friendship, love, and affection are high on your list of priorities for a happy life. You have a lot of diplomatic tendencies in your makeup, as you a able to rectify and balance situations with an innate skill. You like working with people rather than by yourself. It is extremely important for you to have harmony in your environment at all times.

The positive side of the 6 Soul Urge produces a huge capacity for responsibility; you are always there and ready to assume more than your share of the load. If you possess positive 6 Soul Urges and express them, you are known for your generosity, understanding and deep sympathetic attitude. Strong 6 energy is very giving of love, affection, and emotional support. You may have the inclination to teach or serve your community in other idealistic ways. You have natural abilities to help people. You are also likely to have artistic and creative leanings.

If you have an over-supply of 6 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative traits common to this number. With such a strong sympathetic attitude, it is easy to become too emotional. Sometimes the desires to render help can be over done, and it can become interfering and an attitude that is too protective, rather than helpful. The person with too much 6 energy often finds that people tend to take advantage of this very giving spirit. You may tend to repress your own needs so that you can cater to the demands from others. At times, there may be a tendency in this, for becoming over-loaded with such demands, and as a result become resentful.

Your Inner Dream number is: 9

An Inner Dream number of 9 means:
You dream of being creative, intellectual, and universal; the selfless humanitarian. You understand the needy and what to help them. You would love to be a person people count on for support and advice.

Interestingly enough, the Inner Dream reamins the same… and how true it is!

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