Barack Obama and Peace


Barack Obama is potentially laying the foundation for PEACE ON EARTH in a way that reminds us that everything we create on Earth starts within.

As the 44th president of the United States, and with 4 being the number of construction, organization, order, system, accomplishment through hard work, and breakthrough, he needs to be – and is – a natural ‘organizer’. He often demonstrates the fact that organizing is not supposed to be the end result, but just the beginning. Organization provides a working foundation – the order and system – from which to accomplish greater things. Organization IS the foundation.

And then, the power of PATIENCE offers additional framework that enables everything to come together in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, and among the right people. However, impatience to see results could be a problem, not so much with him, but with people in general.

4+4=8, and 8 is the number of power on the material plane. But his is not the ‘old’ kind of power that seeks to control others. It is the new evolved kind of power that wants to empower all people so that they can live the way they want to, by their own free will. This, in turn, enables life to flow freely, peacefully, more abundantly, and with LOVE as its fuel, rather than hate and indifference. Real power has no need to overpower others. It wants to help others empower themselves.

President Obama is in a 5 yearly cycle in 2009. 5 is the number of constructive change, freedom, expansion, and producing new positive experiences by learning from past mistakes. June 2009 puts Barack Obama in an 11/2 month while the world itself is in an 11/2 year. There is a distinct emphasis on the power of PATIENCE and on the intent of PEACE. Here we have a direct instance of one 11 connecting with another 11 and forming the 11:11 signal that so many people all over the world have become aware of in the past decade or so. And this connection is being made in the name of PEACE and EQUALITY, both of which, I believe, are the principle means of evolvement, and what 11:11 is all about.

11 is made of two 1s, and because 1 is the first number, it signifies both LEADERSHIP and PROGRESS. In the past, 1 and 1 competed and clashed, and there was little cooperation between leaders or individuals. We are seeing in Barack Obama a new kind of leadership that is based on the intent of helping to bring about peace and stability on Earth. 11 is the number of ILLUMINATION (shedding light on things), EXPANDED AWARENESS, INSPIRATION, SCIENCE, and FAME.

1 is the number of INDIVIDUALITY, and his ability as an individual to speak to the hearts of individuals all over the world provides a catalyst for peace. However, he alone cannot produce peace because peace must start on the inside – within each individual. It must start in each of us as a desire for peace.

1 is the number of THE SELF and, rather than continue on the path of pure self-interest, 11 symbolizes one reflecting on oneself and seeing the differences and diversity that exist in the world from an accepting point of view, rather than a judgmental one.

Despite a very poor beginning at the start of the new millennium, it seems that an impressive LEADER did emerge out of the 1000s after all, whose Destiny Path number is 2, (based on adding all the numbers in his date of birth). If Barack Obama really means what he says, then he understands that leadership is not a matter of ‘ruling’ others, but of helping others to lead themselves, which is one of the principles of the 2 energy.

2 is also the number of PATIENCE – something all of us must develop even if we think things should be moving faster, or in a different direction. The enormity of the changes we are undergoing, personally and globally, is beyond the full comprehension of most of us. For instance, bringing the economy back to a more stable position doesn’t mean that the bankers and other greedy individuals actually got away with what they did – it means that, for now, the economy did not slip completely out of control. Many things that we’d like to see happen but don’t seem to be happening will come in due course. Right now, extremes of all kinds are slowly but surely being driven back to the outer edges where they belong, and that really is a top priority. Patience, patience, patience.

So much is wrong with our world that it’s going to take a long time to put things right. Remember that TIME is a natural occurrence in the physical world, and that PATIENCE is the acceptance of time. Without patience, we cannot see the details surrounding the issues, and to ignore the details keeps us in the darkness of ignorance.

Ignorance is denial of reality – which is actually stupidity. Denial of reality is the root cause of racism: the stupid belief that some colors are inferior to others. America now has the darkest president it has ever had, and his light is the brightest it has ever had, too. That’s what happens when ACCEPTANCE of reality occurs within; when mind accepts feeling, spirit accepts emotion, masculine accepts feminine, light accepts dark, yang accepts yin, East accepts West – and vice verse. And we must also remember that acceptance is quite a big step beyond mere tolerance, a step which Barack Obama has apparently taken.

“I AM” is one reality. “WE ARE” is another. Both are real. The shift we are experiencing is that of peaceful coexistence, or at least that is the potential we now have. By accepting ourselves and each other as equals is the ONLY way that peace on Earth will ever be achieved. And we are closer to that now than we have ever been.

1 is the nucleus of all the other numbers and, as more distance (time) develops between the 1000s and the 2000s, Obama’s call to end the weaponization of nuclear energy is ideally timed and essential to our survival. It is also a reminder that when it comes to technology, just because something can be done, does not mean that it should be done. In fact, any technology which is designed to curb the free will, privacy, or basic rights of people, or places us or the environment in danger, needs greater scrutiny than ever.

Barack Obama is also deepening the understanding that war is not a matter of winning or losing, because peace can never hold in an atmosphere of winners and losers. If the goal is to ‘win’ at all costs, then to what lengths will one side go to ensure ‘victory’ against the other ? The emphasis should be on ending war and preventing it.

2 is the number of PEACE THROUGH DIPLOMACY. This has seldom worked in the past because it was never given a chance. Impatience for results got in the way. In many cases, diplomacy wasn’t really being used but, rather, some trick, some compromise, to get one side to accept what was actually unacceptable. In those circumstances, peace could not hold because the feelings involved had not found acceptance.

Barack Obama’s June 4th speech in Cairo addressed the need for true diplomacy in several places, but none more powerfully than when discussing the Israeli/Palestinian conflict which symbolizes much of what we all have to learn in order to evolve. The people there may have different cultures, religions and ideologies, but they also share the same gaping and festering karmic wound of DISPLACEMENT. Obama called it “dislocation” which gives even more emphasis to the pain involved.

Each side fights the other for what it believes is its survival but, in repeating this ‘must-win’ pattern of revenge, generation after generation, each is contributing to their own and each other’s destruction. Each side is unable to believe that sharing the space they are fighting over – in peace – could actually work well and, because there is no trust, and no acceptance or empathy for each other’s feelings, the notion of cooperation, and sharing the peace, does not even compute. What a shame, because that is the only way to heal the karmic chaos they share now. (It is a reflection of the karmic chaos we all have to heal in our own lives, too).

Karma is ‘cause and effect’, and the drawing of experience that will help us evolve to the next stage of existence. The more we let ourselves feel our feelings, the more alive we feel, but denial keeps us trapped in our own karma.

Unless we are completely switched off from Love for one’s fellow human beings, it is impossible to look at cruelty and suffering and not feel anger. When pain and anger cannot find acceptance, there is further displacement because these feelings then believe they have nowhere to go – and that is how rage develops. The problem is that people are so afraid of anger and often deny that anger is what they’re feeling, even when it is quite obvious and justified. Denied anger has a way of bursting out unexpectedly, and it can be very dangerous. Peace cannot develop when pain and anger are denied acceptance. Our emotions are not what have been getting in the way of our evolvement. They are the part of ourselves that we have been avoiding.

Acceptance for people’s feelings is the basis of compassion. Just imagine – and it is irrelevant as to what ‘side’ you’re on – that someone blows up your house with your beautiful, innocent, loving family inside. They’re all gone. Wiped out. Nothing but rubble left. The intensity and rawness of your feelings would surely be beyond description. And imagine then that you’re told, ‘Too bad. Get over it. Your side is just as bad. That’s war.’ …..Or worse. “Forgive those who just blew everything you lived for to smithereens.”

While it is true that forgiveness is the only way forward, it is the non-acceptance – the denial – of the pain and anger experienced on both sides that prevents either side forgiving the other. To expect people to forgive without compassionately accepting what they have experienced – the very acceptance that will soothe and heal – is feelingless and backward. That is why there is so much emphasis in the United States right now on the word EMPATHY. 2 is the number of empathy.

President Obama is the opposite of feelingless and backward. He appears to feel very deeply which enables him to look forward with compassion and intelligence. From his words and gestures, he also appears to know that it is not the feelings themselves that need to be eliminated, but the on-going patterns of non-acceptance and non-caring that cause us to feel the same painful emotions over and over. He was born on the 2 Destiny Path, and 2 is the number of CARING.

2 is also the number of CONNECTION, and our new level of thinking and feeling gives us a marvelous opportunity to connect the body of the human family together by healing the rifts that have split us apart. 2 reminds us that Mother Earth is our home – the one who gives us life – the one who nourishes us.

We are no longer looking at numerology through the prism of the #1 alone. When one reflects on oneself, we get 11, and 1+1=2, making the 2000s a time in which emotional energy – feminine energy – will finally find acceptance. Yes, there is a lot of OLD emotional charge to heal in each and every one of us, layers and layers of it actually, which can take a lifetime to achieve. But perhaps that’s why we’re here at this particular time in the evolutionary journey – to pull together collectively to achieve peace, love, understanding, equality, balance and happiness, so that the human journey can continue.

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About Christine DeLorey

Numerologist and author of LIFE CYCLES Your Emotional Journey To Freedom And Happiness (ISBN: 0-9673130-9-0). Author of the nine-book series: CREATIVE NUMEROLOGY Your Journey Through The Cycles Of Time. My main website is:
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4 Responses to Barack Obama and Peace

  1. Shawn says:

    Very well written.


  2. Dora says:

    Beautifully written! Balanced, insightful, pure and empowering. A wonderful example of the new energy we are living in. Thank you for sharing your gift.


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  4. Regina says:

    this is a confirmation of the surge of universal intelligence that has accompanied Obama’s rise to the presidency, based on the phenomenon power of old-fashioned organizing in an entirely new technological way. Joan Baez said that whenever she heard Dr. King, a man she knew and marched with often, speak publically, she cried. I understand her tears to be the same tears I have cried at the miracle of graceful compassion and thoughtful concern as expressed by President Obama, a new symbol of empowerment rather dominant power. thank you for deeper clarity.


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