Today is the 100th episode of the Master Your Mind, business, and Life podcast – and if you’re listening to this on launch day, you’re also likely aware that today… is Friday the 13th. 

The number 13 in many cultures, is a number of bad luck. Many hotels skip labeling the 13th floor, Winston Churchill apparently didn’t like to sit in the 13th row of the theater and apparently both he and president Theodore Roosevelt, both avoided traveling on Friday the 13th. Also in Formula 1 Racing, the number 13 was removed after two men driving cars numbered 13 crashed and died

This kinda has to be broken down into 2 parts. 

We can take the negativity surrounding Friday to way way back to that little ol’ story about Adam and Eve. Friday was apparently the day that Eve offered Adam the forbidden fruit. Of course then Friday is also the day that Adam repented, died, and was cremated.. St Peter was crucified and St Paul was beheaded on a Friday, and of course, Jesus also died on a Friday. Back in the time period of public hangings, Friday was the designated day of public hangings and in some areas Fridays are still known as ‘hangman’s day’.

The unlucky 13 can be superstitious for many, spanning back centuries -Keeping on par with the Christian religion, there’s some superstitious around the Last Supper, because of course there were 13 people there, Jesus and his 12 disciples. So it’s been said that  someone dies within a year after eating at a table with 12 other people.  

Others view it negative, because it takes 13 witches to make a coven. I also read that in Hungary, when a child is born, on a Friday 13th a few drops of blood must be burned in the same room or the infant will suffer bad luck in life. If someone lives in Hungary, I’d love to know if you can confirm or deny this, as I just found it interesting.

So all of what I just stated, probably has you thinking “oh heck yeah, Friday the 13th is a terrible day” but….

But before the patriarchy of religion made its forefront, Friday the 13th was actually seen as the day of the goddess. Friday is named after Freya. Freya, in Ancient Norse mythology, was a goddess of blessings, love, lust, and fertility and 13 is her sacred number. 

Yes —you heard that right, 13 is a feminine number. 13 is the the average number of menstrual cycles in a year. The approximate number, too, of annual cycles of the moon.  I also read that when Chinese women make offerings of moon cakes, there are sure to be 13 on the platter. 

Going back even further, The Egyptians believed life has 13 stages, the last stage would be death, but death was simply the transition into eternal life. Interestingly enough, the word reincarnation has 13 letters.

The flag of the United States of America has 13 horizontal stripes 6 white and 7 red and the original flag had 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies. The U.S. Government Great Seal has 13 stars, 13 arrows, 13 berries, 13 stripes and 13 leaves, as well as two 13 letter phrases.

So if we take away all of the negative perceptions of Friday the 13th, and focus on the good – then today is a day to celebrate and honor the cycle of life, transformation, death, and rebirth.

That cycle, in itself, is one to be cherished. 

The thing is, like everything in life, the number 13 and whether it’s positive or negative, depends on your perception. Perception is our own personal reality.  All personal beliefs, thoughts and emotions create that reality, we own our perception and at any time, have the ability to change our perceptions. Wayne Dyer once said, “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

So while I could choose to see this 100th episode falling on the Friday the 13th as a bad thing, I choose to see it as a positive thing. This podcast has aided in the healing, awakening, and success of women all over the world. And today, on Friday the 13th, I choose to honor that. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on Friday the 13th and how you perceive it. I’m everywhere on social media @Mindbizlife

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That’s all for today, I’ll see you next week and until then remember  every level of life is an opportunity to grow. Be well my friend.