December 22, 2016

What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name? Shakespeare said that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I have had many changes in my name, and each one reflected a different stage of my life and emphasized different traits and characteristics. There are lots of systems for using one’s name numerologically, as well.

I had to ask twice to be sure that the name I heard the first time I asked was correct. Oriole. It feels right and it tickles me to hear it, but what does it mean?

The conventional understanding of that name is that it comes from Latin and means “golden.” That would certainly agree with my identification of gold light as the “Christ” color and I have used gold (along with cobalt blue and white) as the colors on the banner I was given on June 14, 1987 for Beth Or (“House of Light” in Hebrew). It appears on the back cover of all of the printed editions of the Operation Terra books.

Banner I was given on June 14, 1987 for “Beth Or” (“House of Light” in Hebrew)

I did a quick search on the name and came up with a site that delves into the deeper meanings of a name. Here is what it says about the name, “Oriole” (I have deleted the parts that I don’t think apply or are true and corrected what I feel are errors in what is left):

What Does Name “Oriole” Mean

You are patient, persevering and strong-willed. You are a good student, absorbing knowledge easily and retaining it well. … You tend to hold things inside and suffer in silence. You are frank, methodical and believe in law, system and order.

You are always looking for an opportunity to achieve financial and emotional security. You are basically a peacemaker. You understand the law of harmony and desire to balance your life with those around you. You may feel incomplete without someone to share your love, ideals, wealth or work. You can be very sensitive and could appear a bit shy and perceptive. You have developed intuition, patience and the ability to nurture others. You can achieve the state of happiness if you are willing to accept your needs in a complimentary relationship and go to create them.

26/8 Soul Urge Number

The Soul Urge Number is who you really are.

The Number 8 is the number of Power. … Eight is the first FREE number. People associated with this number can expand in any direction, according to their will and the set of values. They always bring the power with them.

Eight brought protection and symbolized the action and overcoming, a passion for justice. Eights belong to the position of authority. They have an inherent courage and endurance to accomplish “The Impossible Dream.” With the power comes responsibility. Eights hold the keys to the material world, and they have a spiritual responsibility for this gift.

38/11/2 Expression Number

Your Expression Number is what you must do.

The Number 2 represents Union – the Father-Mother Principle, and so cooperation and association. Two (2) are always in the eternal search for their other half — their complement. Two is the number of peacemakers. They understand the law of harmony and desire to balance their life and those around them. They may feel incomplete without someone to share their love, ideals, wealth or work.

Twos are very sensitive and could appear a bit shy and perceptive. It also gives them developed intuition, patience and the ability to nurture others. The happy Twos are those who accept their needs in a complimentary relationship and go to create them. That gives them the freedom to be the way they are, instead of being compelled into addictive behavior patterns.

12/3 Personality Number

The Personality Number is how others see you.

The Number 3 is the number of Trinity. Threes inhibit the creative drive that seeks expression. Number 3 is a departure from the Number 2 — the source of balance and harmony, and so it’s always looking to find this balance in creating something new. There is an urge toward self-expression and variety. Talkative and highly communicative, Threes can relate to many different cultures and concepts due to the flexibility hidden in this number. Music and the arts are excellent outlets of Threes creativity.

The biggest challenge for all Threes is uncertainty. Easily getting bored, they can move from one job to another, switch projects and lovers. The high creative force of Threes can lead them to either happiness or unhappiness. One who understands his or her goals and makes a major decision in life, who follows it directly and straight up without worry and uncertainty, achieves heights other numbers can only dream about. The number Three (3) is the closest number to the Source, but the Light may become dynamite when there is any deviation and the pursuit of temptation.

Your Hidden Passion Number

The Hidden Passion Number represents your hidden talent. It shapes your personality, and guides your life.

The number 9 signified the Completion of the cycle — it completes the circle of numbers one through nine. Nine includes all numbers and all planets; therefore, it stands as a Universal Number. It can symbolize a lifetime of fulfillment, when Nine is dedicated to service — anywhere, everywhere, to anyone. Because of its size of the extension, Nine is the most emotional influence we have to deal with. Nines love more than the rest – and they suffer more; they give more than the rest – and this leaves them more deprived; they are more idealistic than the rest – and they become more disillusioned. Nines are being given so much from their birth that it is their mission to establish Universal Love and the Brotherhood of Man.

Nines come to this world to experience the power of letting go. They might learn from an early childhood that there are either relationships, beliefs, values or personal power that must be given away. It is one of the most difficult but also the most fulfilling number of all. Once they can access the power of letting go, Nines are happy and carefree. They don’t get attached to people and things in life. They see themselves as part of the big picture and feel in tune with the cosmic flow.

Well, lots of that certainly has been true of me all along, although some of it didn’t show up until the last part of this life, in particular through my relationship with my present husband, where maintaining harmony is very important to both of us. This just shows me that, like the Messages, there are many layers operating at all times. Sometimes some aspect is more prominent and visible and at other times, it dives below the surface and appears to disappear. It also shows me that the interconnectedness of things carries meanings, too.

You might want to do a search on YOUR name on this site. It was a fun exercise for me, and now I am more certain that I heard my name correctly. “Free as a bird” certainly speaks to me about wanting to move beyond 3D restrictions and limitations, and I also am aware that freedom is not “license.” It carries responsibilities with it that tend to keep it in balance with everything else.

What fun!


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2 Comments on “What’s In A Name?

paul joseph
December 22, 2016 at 6:13 PM


What Does Name “Oriole” Mean paragraph, to me in the times that I have known you, it seems to have hit the nail on the head in the description of you.

Love, peace and happiness.

December 22, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Paul Joseph,

Yes, I was surprised by how many of my traits showed up there, including my most recent decision to let go of everything on an ongoing basis. What that also suggested to me was that my “Host” identity has been underlying everything else all along. That’s what came as the surprise. It was hidden in plain sight all along!

I am also having a lot of fun with this, but my husband is still fixated on the fact that he is still here in 3D (he is not aware of himself as being among the Hosts just yet) and rejects most of this as having no importance to him at all. What will “count” for him is when he can see that he is actually somewhere else. I can understand that feeling, and I’m sure he is not alone in feeling that way. However, I am enjoying all of this right now, so I don’t let him rain on my parade. 🙂



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