Sometimes nothing is stranger than real-life, but you may be surprised just how many wondrous things in Aching Prosperity came from the real world.
The mystical, glowing symbols of Chapter One, for instance, were inspired directly by an event in Ty's real life. He actually did encounter a mysterious, shining sign that emerged out of thin air in 2005.
He recounted this extraordinary experience and how it led him to faith in Christ in the third chapter of his first book.
Ty's real-world dilemma of committing to an unexpected, amazing, new path or staying in the life he knew was also mirrored in the first chapter of Aching Prosperity.
The choices in both stories would be life-changing and reveal the world's true nature when what was hidden and unknown came to be tangible and openly seen.
This unveiling of the universe is conveyed through Aching Prosperity's transportation of the reader and main character into a fantastical yet troubled and dangerous new world.
However, the miraculous signs, guidance, and workings of events in Aching Prosperity are not so far-fetched after you've seen how Ty has experienced many of the same things in real life.
Ty worked many of his true life experiences into Aching Prosperity, but God gave him a surprise almost a year after he started writing the book.
On March 20, 2014, he was looking for valley names in Ireland when he came across the Ghleann an Ghrífín (Griffeen Valley or Griffin Valley) a little west of Dublin.
Griffins are a prominent part of Aching Prosperity, so Ty took notice of the place and found it on Google Maps.
To his surprise, he found the real-world "Griffin Valley" in Ireland exactly matched the only place in Aching Prosperity where the griffins are found - the River Valley of the book's metaphorical Ireland called Rathúnas, which is Irish for Prosperity.
The alignment of "Griffin Valley" in Ireland to the book's story is so exact, that when Ty scaled the Google Map to fit the map of Rathúnas he had created months earlier (first image below),
the point where Google showed the Griffin Valley (red star in second image) was placed right in the middle of the book's River Valley and next to where the griffins make a nest, which is important for the main characters.
There's more important symbolism in this, but more cannot be said before giving away too much of the story.
Ty found Ghleann an Ghrífín in Ireland well after he already wrote the details of the griffins and location of everything in Aching Prosperity, so this was not premeditated on his part.
You can chalk it up to God's amazing workmanship or in Ty's words in Chapter Two of Aching Prosperity it amounts to the "intricate weaving of thread upon thread to fix the eyes on the tapestry of a skilled artist."
The unusal pre-destined synching of Ireland's Griffin Valley with Aching Prosperity's story may be amazing,
but Ty's life as a Christian began and went forward with equally serendipitous links to Ireland.
The miraculous signs Ty spoke of in his testimony led to a friend who was born on St. Patrick's Day.
She helped convince him it was Christ that was leading him into a new life.
Motorcycle racing was part of walking with new faith in God, and funny thing is, some sources say St. Patrick was born in 373 AD[2,3], though an exact date cannot be verified.
Why is that interesting? Ty's racing number was 373 (photo below), which he chose before knowing about St. Patrick's birthdate. He chose 373 to use his lucky number three with seven,
since he loved riding Triumph triples and three represents Christ and the Holy Trinity,
while seven is God's number and means completeness and perfection.
All these non-coincidental alignments should be enough to prove that Ty's path as a Christian and towards Irish culture are divinely inspired,
but a skeptic might say, "Maybe he's psychic or has other spiritual powers," and so unconsciously or subconsciously directs his life and work in these amazing ways.
That reasoning, though, cannot explain Ty's more physical evidences that his life is directed or pre-destined by God.
Ty saw some of that proof when he started learning Irish Gaelic. He saw very unusual "coincidences" with certain Irish words that lined up with his Christian path.
One of the first obvious ones he came across was "múinteoir," the Irish word for "teacher."
Why is that interesting? It's pronounced "moon-chore or moon-tore,"
which Ty recognized because he was called to a new life of ministry by a very unusual moon constellation he saw in 2008. He also shared that in the testimony of his first book,
and found out even more amazing things about the moon constellation after years of ministry.
This interesting linguistic alignment with the Irish word for teacher linked to Ty's experience with the moon, its symbolic importance with Revelation 12 in the Bible and Christ, and being a teacher of Christ.
This is an alignment that is completely out of Ty's control to manipulate, even if he has psychic or spiritual powers.
That's verying intriguing, but you might just say it's a one-time, lucky coincidence. Well, as Ty continued learning Irish, he also noticed the word for "house" and its plural were "teach" and "tithe" in Irish.
You'd notice that teaching connects again with the Irish word for "house" being spelled the same as the English "teach." But even more interesting is the plural for Irish "houses" is "tithe," which in English refers to the tenth or 10 percent tithe - the Biblical tithe.
This is a very specific alignment to an important ministry subject that Ty was spiritually guided about - that of teaching on the tithe and how we are supposed to handle God's money or
if you want to use the complete linguistic alignment, teaching about the tithe for God's house, since this alignment goes with the Irish word for "house".
Now there's two linguistic alignments for Ty, Irish culture, and ministry that he couldn't possibly manipulate, but were brought through language far before his time. Still skeptical?
Ty found more alignments with Irish language and the spiritual things he learned through a new life of Christian ministry.
The number three has been significant in the church since its early days. It often goes with Christ and Jesus as one of the three persons of the Holy Trinity - God the Father, God the Son in Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.
In Irish, the number three is "trí," pronounced "tree" and one of its forms is "triúr," pronounced "truer."
The "triúr" form of three is used when counting people or things,
so you could say the Irish notes that the Trinity is a "three - triúr" or "truer" sense of God, which only became complete after Christ's death and resurrection when the Holy Spirit came in power at Pentecost.
Another number that is interesting and linked to Aching Prosperity is eight. In Irish it is "a hocht" when you count and is pronounced "ah hawkt," which sounds very much like "a hawk."
Eight also symbolizes renewal and resurrection, and in Aching Prosperity an important main character is the Seabhac Azure, which is a combination of Irish and English meaning Azure Hawk.
Like the other alignments in Aching Prosperity, Ty found it months after he wrote the story.
The last linguistic alignment that will be brought up here is an Irish word for "love". "Searc" is pronounced "shark." This word is used in more endearing and passionate uses of love, such as in "mo shearc" (My Love), and also means "beloved one."
It's an interesting alignment because love and misconceptions about it related to God's love are also an important part of Ty's ministry. The "shark" part of it refers to spiritual guidance about how people can be like sharks that
attack or go after certain stimuli without thinking enough. It goes with an Irish word for love to go with how we often go after things that peak our romantic and passionate interests quickly without enough thought.
Being a "shark" leads us to chase after the wrong romantic partners and in the case of ministry, it goes with how the church often misinterprets things and does not fully understand God's love, judgment, and the New Covenant, which are other important parts of Ty's work as a teacher of Christ.
If all these real-world evidences of pre-destiny aren't enough, Ty shares many more examples in his ministry background page that also include alignments with the Irish music group, Celtic Woman, and the number 213.
1 Huynh, Ty Alexander. "Chapter Three: 3rd Compass - Encompassing All (Ty's Testimony)". 3rd Compass: Navigating Reality and the Last Days. 2009 Nov.
2 "A History of St Patrick". Irish Genealogy Toolkit. 2019 Sep. 3.
3 Keogh, David. Irish Myths and Legends. Directed by Liam Dale. The Orchard. 2003.
4 Huynh, Ty Alexander. "The Meaning of Numbers: 3 - Three". Christ Hephzibah Church - 3rd Compass. 2016 Aug. 31
5 Huynh, Ty Alexander. "The Meaning of Numbers: 7 - Seven". Christ Hephzibah Church - 3rd Compass. 2016 Aug. 31
6 Huynh, Ty Alexander. "Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes". Christ Hephzibah Church - 3rd Compass. 2019 Jan. 21
7 Huynh, Ty Alexander. "The Meaning of Numbers: 8 - Eight". Christ Hephzibah Church - 3rd Compass. 2016 Aug. 31
8 Huynh, Ty Alexander. "The True Gospel and Imposters". Christ Hephzibah Church - 3rd Compass. 2019 Jul. 7
9 Huynh, Ty Alexander. "Predestined". Christ Hephzibah Church - 3rd Compass. 2019 Nov. 14