1. What made you interested in Numerology? Was there a special event that led you to this path?
I became interested in numerology when I found a simplified book on the subject when Ginat and I began our three year experience living in a motor home in the United States. Although I found it fascinating, the subject didn't open up fully till I found a two volume detailed book a few months later. From the moment I opened this book I was hooked, giving readings to hundreds of people that we met in our travels. I even wrote two ebooks dealing with numerology that are for sale on our website www.thericehouse.com. Two years ago I met a numerology teacher in Israel with a totally different, deeper and more comprehensive approach than the one I had been using. I have been studying with her for over a year now and my skills have improved dramatically.
2. Please tell us briefly about your work with Numerology.
Twice a year we travel to teach and give readings abroad: once in the US during the winter on a macrobiotic cruise ship, and the second in the summer at One World festivals; twice we have also taught and given readings at the International Shiatsu School in Antwerp, Belgium. During the year we give readings in our home town--Zichron Yaakov, Israel--which attracts a large crowd of people every Saturday at its very charming pedestrian mall. In addition individuals turn to us for personal readings.
3. Who your mentors were when you first got started on your path and who are your current mentors that you turn to for inspiration?
My mentors included books initially but now I use a method developed by an Israeli over a period of decades named Sharon Ron. You can look him up on www.sharonron.com; unfortunately, his site is entirely in Hebrew.
4. What is the biggest benefit that you have received from knowing your Numbers?
There is no way to measure the benefits I have received from my involvement with numerology. The opportunity to get to know and understand people on a deep level in just a few minutes from their name and birthday is the most powerful gift any person can be blessed with. The information is often transformative as people -- myself included -- suddenly understand behavior patterns they encountered during their life but never understood their source. My personal benefits have also included a better understanding of my three children who are so different from each other, my wife and ex-wife, and parents.
5. Do you have a healing affirmation or message that you would like to share with readers?
My message to readers is to seek understanding of self, without judgment, and use the information of a numerology reading as a tool for making significant life changes. The effort is well worth it despite having to expand beyond one's comfort zone. We all have lifelong habits that are difficult to exchange for new habits that take time and effort to apply.
The following is a short bio of Sheldon Rice:
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY in an assimilated middle-class Jewish family, Sheldon recognized a strong attraction to Israel in his late 20s and immigrated to that country. He specialized in highway traffic planning during a professional career spanning over forty years in both the United States and Israel. After his retirement in 2000 he and his wife Ginat traveled for three years throughout North America in a motor-home.
Sheldon embraced a macrobiotic lifestyle in 1984 that later helped reverse a serious illness. An intense interest in spiritual writings on subjects of past lives, reincarnation and near death experiences developed from a dedicated study of numerology. He is the author of “Getting to Know You: A Numerology Textbook” based on thousands of numerology readings conducted for people of diverse national, racial and religious backgrounds. With his experience in discerning personality characteristics and his own practice of the universal Law of Attraction, Sheldon is now a personal life coach, guiding people to health and happiness.
Sheldon and Ginat live in Zichron Yaakov where they host a Bed & Breakfast for local and overseas guests. They have a center for macrobiotic studies, numerology, shiatsu, palmistry and life coaching services. Please visit their website for a detailed description of their personal and professional lives.