Pay attention at the Message NOT at the Messenger

“Pay attention at the message NOT at the messenger”

What this mean to you and me?99

Hello and welcome again to my blog where in some how I express my self in ways that perhaps cannot do it elsewhere.

This article has been written after almost a month that I just could not get my self to write one here… ho yes I wrote elsewhere (love writing) but neglected to write on this blog, why? Simple… I just could not get to it since my mind was mostly occupied with many other things INCLUDING what is truly part of my Lifepath assigned to me here on earth?

This morning I received one of the 100s of emails offering a product to buy and I did buy one for $30, but I must say, I thought I never will, not because I do not like the product, (it is in self development field) but because of something else.

You see, a teacher of mine once said, “Pay attention at the message NOT at the messenger” and yes, I remember that and used it many times along my Journey since learned back in 1997-98… BUT at times I just cannot think anything else but avoiding the message BECAUSE of the messenger… that is when I do not gain the understanding or knowledge, just because I know, I could learn a lot more and faster if I would not adopt that destructive mindset NOT to pay attention to the message given or offered by any one and or anything… I just cannot remember and I know it’s wrong and not constructive for me, at the same time cannot help my self.

Anyway, this morning I did finally buy the product and sidestepped the deliverer (messenger) of the message, I did not use the product yet, I just downloaded on my hard drive so I know where it is, and listened to two of the videos that is part of the product… and boy ho boy, many things come to mind as I was taking care of some morning rituals as shaving and showering and stuff…

One of the “things” that come to mind was to immediately write a message to a dear friend who asked me for some advice earlier and since I reply under the influence of a NON-COMPASSIONATE PERSON because my suggested reply involved a person who I do not like to be downloadassociated with (a messenger) automatically forgot what my earlier teacher said many years a go… “Pay attention at the message NOT at the messenger”.

I wrote a note explaining that I truly felt sorry for the person conditions at this time and I figure out I was wrong suggesting what I suggested to her earlier… I did not expected a fast reply since I was aware of her schedule for today and I though she would leave for another time before answering.. BUT to my amazement she reply right away and THANK GOD she had more sense and compassion than me and she told me she did not use what I suggested…

Wow, was I relieved… I immediately THANKED her and explained why I was so hard before but I was also very wrong.. that made me feel much better and I am certain that made my friend feel much better as well, I am certain when she reply again at another day and time.

Just after finishing that ordeal, I was more relaxed and something else (loving thoughts) come to mind and immediately executed the thought into action.. and felt even better.

well, I cannot sit here and annoy you with more of what come to mind after and how I become energised.. but I can only say what I usually say to some of my associates and friends and family members… When we embark into what is our passion, mission and vision that we also can call it out already designed Lifepath… there is no turn back.. sooner or later we will get back on our assigned by God Lifepath even if we deviated it for a while.

So where all the above will lead now?

Another place that showed up while checking messages and while dealing with my personal ordeal of buying a product that I thought I never buy, I stumbled on a website and made a note, and a few minutes as I was crossing what I need to do on my notepad… the website come up and here it is: (this is NOT an affiliate link).

I did check it out and soon I got into reading what the had to offer… that is when I went to check my Lifepath number… wowowoow what92 a surprise… as I was reading, it seemed like I wrote it myself and I knew I did not because it was written really good haha :-) .

It is almost 100% correct of how my life is turning out to be…

I invite you to read it your self below if you care to read it.. find your Lifepath number and PLEASE leave a comment, share what are your thought on how it fits your life… this is truly nice to know… ENJOY:

By the way… mine come to be, Lifepath 8, click the link if you like to read it on their website or continue reading because I copied here for your convenience….

“People with a Life Path number 8 do not feel safe unless they have found a way to establish financial security.

It is difficult for an Eight to take advice. When they make a choice, they must feel it is their decision, NOT SOMEONE ELSE’S. As a result, they do tend to learn the hard way. Eights are very honest and by being so blunt, they unintentionally hurt feelings. Although they can sometimes appear insensitive, what is going on inside them is the exact opposite. They do feel deeply about everything that goes on in their lives. People with a Life Path 8 are born with natural leadership skills. If your Life Path is an 8 you are very ambitious and goal oriented. You have strong organizational skills and broad vision which make you successful in business.

Eight represents authority, material wealth, ambition, and caution. A person with the number 8 in their chart will work diligently to achieve their goals. This person would make a good business manager and leader. They thrive on hard work, and more than any other Life Path number are prone to becoming a workaholic. They are very good with money and their work ethic makes it possible for them to acquire wealth. This pursuit of materialistic gains can hold some pitfalls for them, including a tendency to become unscrupulous in their efforts to make money, or neglect of their family and loved ones while working to earn money.

If you are an Eight, you are a good judge of character and attract the right kind of people to work with you toward your vision. This makes you a natural executive and excellent in the business or political arena. You have a need for success, and a strong desire to be recognized for your achievements.

Because you consider status very important you may be tempted to live above your means. You should also pay special attention to telling and showing your loved ones that you care – being a good provider isn’t the only way of doing this.

images (1)Life Path number 8 is also a number of returning karma and opportunity. You are reviewing the lessons you’ve brought from other lifetimes, and reinforcing what you choose to keep. Below are some key points you might want to take into consideration to help you on your path …

The eight life path is the time to learn what really matters. Things of dishonesty in the past may present themselves again in this lifetime. Even important choices that you made well may revisit you.

Eight has a built-in sense of the relationship between the past, present and future. It’s almost impossible for you to look at a situation and not also see what probably led to it and what will happen next. You can probably see the best way to improve the situation, too.

You’ll probably have a recurring pattern of people entering, leaving and returning to you. Things and people just have a way of returning to you eventually.

You could be a wonderful counsellor, helping other people to see the patterns and recurring events of their lives. You also probably have the compassion to do it, just remember that sometimes your direct honesty can be hard to take.

Know that another possible interest or career could be anything involving history and antiques. You could be the guy with great stories down at the local antique store, or some body’s high school history teacher”

Take control of your life and charge towards your own LifePath!

The information above is shared from the heart… and if yours was touched, please share with others and leave a comment for everyone to benefit… THANKS!!!

_I am nickc


About nick catricala

Passionate to help, support, add value and wings to our unique and exciting life journey! _nickc is author of "The Commitment of a Lifetime" as well as an avid self improvement practitioner, spiritual truth seeker and entrepreneur. _nickc lives in Ontario, Canada, and love to publish positive, uplifting content at his InnerVeritas sites and can be contacted 24/7 at: (206) 203-2170 (Tel./Fax) or by eMail:
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30 Responses to Pay attention at the Message NOT at the Messenger

  1. Rosemary says:

    Hi Nick,

    Great advice as they say action speaks louder than words. Watch what the messenger does before you decide your own actions. Best of luck with the product you bought and that you learn some useful tips from it.

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    • Rosemary,
      nice of you to read the article and adding a comment… Thanks so much.

      Your comment tell me you went through the same route at some time in your journey… that is wonderful and for sure I know you enjoyed..

      Thanks again

  2. Holly says:

    I just jumped over to do the Life path I am 7. Interesting enough, as you said it was like you had written it! Some of it is quite me… other parts I will read again.. Some of it make sense as to what I do and where I am.. Very interesting!! Thanks for sharing!!
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    • Holly,
      I could just see you jumping over and making some loops along the way to find your Life Path reading :-)

      It is so interesting as you noticed that when we read what is there.. it is so much close to what our life has been.. and it all come from number.. wow.. I am amazed even after reading mine and others fro my friends and family.. very amazing.

      Thanks so much for your support and love to know you found the article interesting.

  3. Going back to apologize is the hardest yet needed step in being real. You did the right thing and your ways are one to duplicate as I have already put into practice.

    Nick, going through those life paths mine is 7 and I must say that reading this overview some I can see and others well?

    That is why this is a belief and the universe is numerical and should be understood.

    Thank you for sharing this interest in guiding us to learn more about ourselves.

    Remarkable share Nick C. Thanks
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    • William,
      is not easy but as we both experienced, it can be done.

      You may be correct in saying that the universe is numerical and should be understood… I do not have that knowledge, but what come to mind is, It’s that universal knowledge really understood or used for our own hidden agendas and profit?

      It is all up to each individual to answer that…

      Thanks for reading the article, and for you comment.


  4. Well you certainly made up for lost time with a terrific post Nick! I couldn’t agree more with you about the importance of listing to the message rather than the messenger, but I also believe that works in other ways.

    What I mean is that very often people will buy into a message simply because they like or admire the messenger. This is especially the case when it comes to the myriad of online gurus these days. I’m not implying that these gurus are unqualified or in any way dishonest, simply that just because they are likeable (or have learned to effectively use social media to their benefit) does not mean that their product or service will automatically be right for you.
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    • Marquita,
      thanks for your great compliment… coming from an experienced writer as you, well, you made my day,THANKS :-)

      Nice to know as well, that listening to a message is far superior than focussing on the messenger…and as with many other things, you are correct, it works in many other ways as well, life is a joy and while living we tend to discover more of what is out there and in more different ways.

      Your comment in regard of listening the Online “Gurus” just because they seem to “know” or “Being there and done that” or “Know how to make money” instantly and so forth… That is so true and after being around for a while… now I have this stand on all this and is very simple… They knew how to present themselves and they had the resources to do it very professional, BUT that does not mean I have to buy into it just for that.. and adopting that simple mindset.. it is already saved me thousands and I feel better because I do not have to fight to get money back or thinking to return the product or service since it was not as they presented..

      Thanks so much again Marquita…


  5. Our lives go down so many paths, Nick, we always need to keep our eyes open so we don’t stumble and fall.

    There are many signs to help us keep on the right track and not end up somewhere we don’t want to be. But we need to pay close attention to the messages that are on the signs, and not get sidetracked.

    I agree, the message is where we need to focus… not the messenger. You have a wonderful way of bringing that wisdom to life for us in this article.

    Thanks for sharing with us, a little bit of your wisdom, Nick.
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    • David,
      now, this great comment was something it really inflated my SMALL EGO :-) But is ok, I know where my ego is and how to keep it in order, so THANKS for the message and thank YOU as well… (I have known you for being a great and knowledgeable person in many ways so I accept the message for the great messenger :-)

      Focusing on the message was easy, you made it very clear and boy you got it so correct… I love it.

      Life is life.. every corners have new beginnings and is up to us to be in tune with what I have learned to call (intuition) to serve us navigating at each beginning… wow, you made a great difference in how to see the whole picture of the meanings shared in the article.. THANKS so much again.

      You thank me for sharing what I learn from others… I thank you for being one of my teachers and I am sorry if I am not as great YET :-)


  6. Well I must say Nick, I’m not real sure what you meant here, but I enjoy your writing anyway. And, I love the little joke you slipped in (as an image) of the kangaroo!

    Have a great weekend Nick!
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    • Julieanne…
      You do not know what I really mean? OK, teach me how to created great videos tutorials as you know how and I will do one specifically for you hoping I get the message across better :-)

      Just joking.. I know the way I write sometime or for some one is not as easy to get what i write .. and I must say, you are not the only one who said that, and you know what? I believe there will be more in the future since I know I will not change much because I am a little in advanced age haha :-) Love to talk with you any time and see if I can be more clear vernally instead of the written way.. so please get in touch any time.. I love to chat with you and hope to help in some ways as you have helped me so many times.

      Thanks for the compliments.. that is truly a support and love it…

  7. Wow Nick,

    I love numerology. So you are a number 8. That explains why you have great ambition and are a great leader! You know what really matters in life. You can probably see the best way to improve the situation, too.

    How much fun is this! I’m glad to know you found this because it does say much of who you are. A kind, giving an intuitive person.

    Last time I did this I was number 11 which meant I was highly spiritual. Hmmm….

    I just love these things and thank you so much for sharing it.

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    • Donna, finally you found out that I wrote this article just for you because I knew you love numerology :-)

      You know i am kidding but I love it anyway because I believe you like numerology as you love so many other things we heve in common (I better stop here or David will not share his great comments with me any more haha :-)

      Having a Life path number 11 is not only Spiritual but HOLY in many ways.. one way that have come to know (I know you love to hear as well unless you are aware already :-) is that being an 11.. you have the qualities to support others Spiritually WITHOUT YOU KNOWING..’ your presence, your thoughts, your love.. will reach to who ever it is intended to and who is in most need at the moment.. and all that is done by YOU my friend..

      Thanks for your great compliments Donna… same are for you and again I say THANKS, for being you as always…

  8. Sue Bride says:

    I came out as No 4 – determined, practical and hard working. down-to-earth.

    I am pleased you are energized again and are writing here once more.
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    • Sue,
      Great that you read the article and got into the readings.. hope you found it useful in some ways as my self and others.

      So you are number 4? I gather this is you and love to hear more about it when ever you are ready to share it with the world.

      Yes, I am pleased as well to get energised and write.. love writing..

      Thanks again Sue,

  9. Hello Nick! Now this article really hit home as you well know! I am not one to judge and I Always Always Pay attention to the message rather than the messenger!!

    And I love that you used this Life pat on your blog It was fun HUH? I can see that you are defiantly a Life Path 8 kind of guy!

    Thanks for the great message in this post.. ❤ Chery :) )
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    • Chery,
      wow, nice that I wrote something that “hit home”.. yes I am very well aware, hope it hit home with someone we both know, it may be a good thing.

      And going to CHOSE.. I did not chose this life path, as I see it, I was born for it, I just deviated here and there (that is not smart haha :=-) and finally noticed the right path again and I look forward to stay on for as long as God allow me because I love it.

      Thanks for reading the article and for your comment.

  10. silviu says:

    Hi Mr. Nick,

    I do not think you are blunt. But I do think you are honest. So, honestly, I used to play this type of games years ago. Not anymore.

    I think the message must come first. We are all subjective and sometimes make mistakes when we evaluate people. Many times in life we lose treasures without knowing it just because we don’t like the messenger.

    However, today it is better than in the ancient times. In the old days of Romans, for example, the messenger with bad news was usually killed.

    Have a wonderful day
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    • Silviu,
      thanks so much fro reading the article and for your comment… and yes, thanks for recognising my honesty.. that is truly wonderful. THANK YOU… and I must say that if you recognised that, you proved to me that you are honest as well.

      You are correct.. message first and messenger after.. but as I say before.. sometime I get cut into the messenger thing and miss the message all together haha :-)

      Interesting about the Roman times example.. I forgot all about that.. you must still study ancient history, correct?

      That is interesting.. thanks for sharing and for your support.


      • silviu says:

        Hi Mr. Nick,

        I studied ancient history in school. Then I have just read some things, here and there. Not a serious study, anyway.

        However, I like history and I think it is a good idea to use examples from this field. History provides great models that can be used in the modern world to motivate and inspire people.

        Actually, I think I will use some in my articles from now on.

        Have a wonderful day
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        • Silviu,
          so great to know that you study ancient history.. I only done some when I was in school back in 60′s.. not much stay in my mind haha :-)

          Wonderful that you decided to use some of that ancient history to add more zest in your writing..

          Thanks so much for your comment, I always learn something new when you write your articles or leave great comments…
          Thanks so much.

  11. Thank you for this insightful post, Nick. I can see that sometimes people will judge the message because of the messenger. This is actually happening in my country right now where instead of just uniting as one and helping each other in this time of crisis (typhoon haiyan), they are divided by their political colors which is just sad.

    On the otherhand, I became curious about my lifepath and jumped over the other site to find my own number which is actually 6: ” You are an excellent caretaker and provider, and enjoy being of service to others, and this is especially true with your family and friends. You life revolves around home and family, and your parenting instincts are very strong. The word domestic most likely describes you well, and one job you would love is being a stay at home parent.”
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    • Cherri,
      thanks for stopping by an dreading the article and adding your supporting comment.

      You are so correct about most of us getting to judge the message according to the messenger.

      What is happening in the Philippine now is not unique.. it has been happening elsewhere and as you said, it is just sad.

      I have been reading some news here and there.. and noticed what is happening… and I am thinking.. will these people ever come to terms and think what they are really doing? Hoe they do and do it fast.

      Hhahahah, so your curiosity got you again he?? GOOD FOR YOU… it is nice to have curiosity.. and from what you found out, I can see your smile in your face because it is exactly who you are, correct?

      Happy to read the number 6 reading because it fits you 100% from what I know by reading what you do and how you do it in yoru life and business.

      Thanks so much for all your support.

  12. Very interesting Nick! I couldn’t agree more about paying close attention to the messenger. Very wise.

    I also hopped over to that website to check out my number. I’m a number 2 and unfortunately, very little of the description resonated with me. I wouldn’t ever consider myself overly sensitive or shy. I know I’ve had this done before and can’t remember what my number was at the time. Oh well, it can’t all be accurate! :)
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    • Rebekah,
      thanks for reading the article and find it interesting and being agreeable with it.

      And I am sorry that once you hopped to check the reading of your name, found very little resonating with you… it may be because your name was supposed to be different :-) not sure why, but as you said, nothing can be accurate for every one or everything…

      Over all, it was interesting that you went to take a look and now you know a different side that you were not aware…

      Hope something made up for that and made you smile when you read it :-)

      Thanks form contributing.

  13. Hi Nick. I went to see what number I am, and I’m a 9. It seems kind of like a horoscope, but it was interesting in that I did see a lot of myself in there.

    I also would like to add that in paying attention to the message, you have to sometimes give thought to the messenger. If you are upset by the message, particularly a written one, you might not completely understand what the messenger really meant to say.

    A long time ago, before I really knew you, you left a comment on Facebook that upset me. I didn’t like you much for a long time. When I got to know you better, I realized that you had not meant what you said in the way I had taken it. So giving the messenger the benefit of the doubt and trying to clarify the message can sooth troubled waters.

    Thanks for this thought-provoking post.

    All the best,
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    • Hey Leslie,
      great you found out are you are a number 9 :-) yes, it is like an horoscope but a little deeper and fascinating since we recognize much of who we are and it happen only because we happen to be named as we are.

      In regard to paying attention to the message… and sometime is not easy to understand what the messenger truly meant.

      Well, my friend, I sensed that there was something between me and you (from your very short comments in my articles, I noticed but did not know the true reason, now I do, and thank you for sharing).. I do not remember anything that could make you get upset, but I tell you, writing me, could clear things up for you and I would hope it could make you feel better… BUT now that some how you got to know me, you found out I did not mean to do or say what ever I did at the time and if I said, or written down.. I had no idea that could make you upset.

      SOOOOORRRY Leslie.. hope you really fine now, if not, please email em and we can clear it out better.

      Thanks for your comment and for sharing something that it was so important.

  14. Hi Nick,

    Great post. I just had to jump over and see what my number turned out to be and I am a “7″ and it fits me almost exactly with a few differences.

    Wishing you a great day and much success in 2014.
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    • Monna,
      wonderful that you got the urge to jump and see what number you are.. 7 is my favourite number and it is great to know almost everything fits..

      Thanks for sharing and let us know your number…

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