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THE MEANING OF 9

UNIVERSAL LOVE  •  INNER-STRENGTH  •  Divine wisdom

LOYALTY  •  BRILLIANCE  •  EMPATHY

FORGIVENESS  •  COMMUNICATION  •  CREATIVITY

 OPTIMISM  •  ROMANCE  •  INTUITION

symbol of wisdom + good leadership

completion + fulfillment

life purpose + soul mission

spiritual enlightenment / awakening

 
 

"Women are not my competition; I stand with them, not against them."

Kym Ventola, founder of NINE, noticed that a lot of women around her were feeling disconnected, stressed out and lonely. She completely related to this when she had started her photography business back in 2008.

After talking with a handful of women, she saw a need for a different kind of "retreat". Not religious, not a workshop, not a conference. (Those can be great! But these women were craving deep connection and support).

NINE was born out of a deep passion to bring women together in a safe, non-judgmental and healing place.

Our first "Retreat" in 2014. Stephanie, Amanda, Kym, Jihan, Sam and Dana

Our first "Retreat" in 2014.

Stephanie, Amanda, Kym, Jihan, Sam and Dana


KYM VENTOLA • FOUNDER OF NINE

Kym Ventola is a photographer based in New England.

"I prefer clouds & rain over sunny days, camping over boutique hotels, flea markets over malls and reading over watching TV.

I married my sweet husband, who is a social worker, in 2000 and we have a 10 year old son. If we're not gardening, cooking or creating things at home, we're on the road in our pop-up camper in the woods."

IG: @kymventola

Website: kymventola.com


KIMBERLY GOEMAN • CO-COORDINATOR OF NINE

Kimberly Goeman is the studio manager for Kym Ventola Photography. She's been married for 7 years and has a 2 year old little boy.

Kimberly loves:

  • emails (seriously....she loves answering ALL of our emails)
  • that "Wipe Out!" show. her dream is to be a competitor. (not kidding)
  • sleep!
  • San Francisco (her hometown)
  • traveling. Her favorite place so far is Italy. Her wanderlust list includes NYC in the winter, Greece and Switzerland in the summer.
  • chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.

9 relates to wisdom and responsibility, and the ultimate goal of the number 9 is to serve humanity.

9 represents human's 'earthly lesson', which is 'forgiveness'. Number 9 learns selflessness and compassion.

The 9 energy takes care of everyone else, but needs to learn to speak up when they themselves need help, love and support

The 9 energy person understands others' experiences of life as they have gone through them and can give sympathy, support and love.

People with the 9 energy work without motive. Their PURPOSE is for the greatest good of all. They have a protective energy and they have great power and love in their soul. They are aware that they have come with a MISSION that adheres to the principle of Universal Love and compassion. They will grow and learn throughout their lifetime: tolerance, compassion, selflessness and generosity.

There is a great strength of character within the 9 person, as well as wisdom, intuition and high idealism. There is also a great deal of warmth of feeling and love of home, family and friends.

The 9 energy is charitable, benevolent and altruistic. They must, however, not allow themselves to become doormats or martyrs. Number 9 has a sympathetic understanding of the under-privileged and under-developed, while at the same time sharing the aspiration and idealism of the more advanced souls. By respecting the Universal Law of Love and Service, and practicing humility, number 9 individuals can turn passion into compassion. The 9 energy is quick to become tense and stressed, as they attempt to solve everyone else's problems for them.

source: Numerology Blog