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Name changes -- if they are destined they will occur naturally as a result of a deep sense -- conscious or unconscious -- of wanting a new name or an alteration of the current name.  The prominent point regarding name changes is that we cannot manipulate our destiny, as we may erroneously believe, by changing our name.  However, it may be in our destiny to make a change of name at some point in time, but to think it is in our hands to change our destiny is not in keeping with spiritual law. Our destinies are forged for us before we exit our mother's womb.

Following are a few quotes corroborating the reality of predestination. Notice the diversity of cultures and religions supporting a fated life.

~ Destiny Quotes ~

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.          
Christ: The Holy Bible - St. Matthew 10:30

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.       
The Bible - Ecclesiastes 3:1

What God writes on your forehead you will become.       
The Koran

The Unknowable Lord's pen inscribes the Destinies of all beings on their foreheads.        
Granth Sahib-Sikhism

If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.       
Yiddish Proverb

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.       
French Proverb

No living man can send me to the shades before my time;
no man of woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny.        
Homer -The Iliad (bk. VI, l. 623), (Bryant's translation)

Destiny Commands --- We Must Obey!       
Sir Winston Churchill

Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end,
 by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect,
as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust - 
we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.      
Dr. Albert Einstein

There is an account of every minute of a man's life. 
Illness, poverty, health, wealth and so on are all predestined.      

Sawan Singh-With the Three Masters, Vol. I, p. 140

All men come into this world with a destiny of their own which
goes on pushing them relentlessly on the course already marked out for them.        
Charan Singh-Quest for Light,  p. 360

What destiny has planned for you will come to pass without any planning on your part. 
Your destiny will cause you to act and make effort according to its plan.
Jagat Singh

Why such a large number of predestination quotes? To dispel the erroneous belief that life is happenstance. If it were, numerology would not be, could not be, the science that it is. Everything in this universe has order. Our lives are no different. Just because we may not understand the order of the universe does not invalidate its reality.

There have been some name changes, forged in one's destiny, that have been noticeable. One of the most notorious was that of Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. Stalin's birth name was Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. Early in his adulthood, he changed his name to Joseph Stalin (Josef Stalin), a name meaning "Man of Steel." "Man of Evil" would be more appropriate. Stalin has been credited with murdering some twenty million of his own people. The interesting thing about his name change is that he went from having no master numbers in his chart to no less than six master numbers in dominate positions, giving him enormous power, but power generating more negative karma than he could possibly pay off in no less than twenty million lives. For more on Joseph Stalin's name change, read The King's Book of Numerology, Volume 1: Foundations & Fundamentals.

Even if name changes were generally possible, they could be extremely dangerous, like Stalin's. On a personal note, a fellow numerologist consulted me on a client of hers who wanted to change her name. After evaluating all the data, I advised against it. The name she chose was saturated with negative energy. Had such a name change worked, she would have gone directly from the frying pan into the fire.

Manipulating our destinies is impossible. If a name change is to occur, it will occur naturally. One cannot gain wealth, power, fame or anything else by changing one's name. What the Lord had to write is already written. A better plan of managing one's life is to be grateful for it (it could always be worse), and learn to live life with grace while doing all that is possible to gain greater height on the Ladder of Consciousness before the end of this life arrives. 

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