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The 217 Story

Corey WInfield

When I entered treatment in early 2019, it was the 15th time, and at a new place (to me) in Northern Michigan. This treatment center had room numbers and when I arrived I was placed in room 114. I was there for a week or so before being moved into room 217. Here's where I really got to know the other guys in the room, Matt & Rob. After a long day of groups and social interactions with staff and other clients, we often felt the need to talk. Talking was our way of processing how our day went, what we could've handled better, and the things that were out of our control.


We played games to spice up the monotony of the days in treatment, and the games forced us to make uncomfortable statements in uncomfortable situations. We found that by keeping our commitment to our game, we wouldn't let the other guys down, and gain a sense of pride for following through with a commitment. This actually helped us more than we knew at the time. It was so much easier to face the uncomfortable situations that led to our substance use than it was to commit to our game challenges.


217 might be an area code in Illinois, but that's not where the meaning comes from in 217 Recovery. Soon after we formed 217 Recovery, one of our Podcast listeners pointed out the 217 Angel Number meaning. It's posted below and everytime I read it I tear up and get chills down my spine, because those were the things I was working on in treatment while staying in room 217.

  -Corey Winfield 

Speaking at the Recovery Zone Rally
paw paw, Michigan 2021

Corey Winfield

Angel Number 217 – What Does It Mean?

The number 217 is a mix of influences of the numbers 2, 1, and 7.


The number 2 signifies duality, balance, harmony, service, love, partnerships, relationships, teamwork, serving our soul’s purpose and mission in this life, peace, and stability.


The number 1 symbolizes the creation of our reality using the power of positive thoughts, beliefs, and expectations. It signifies that you can accomplish anything if you believe and expect it, regardless of how impossible it might seem. This number also symbolizes progress, success, achievements, leadership, moving forward, initiative, ambition, individuality, independence, determination, confidence, and power.


The number 7 symbolizes spirituality, spiritual development, spiritual awakening, and spiritual enlightenment, knowledge, learning, persistence, intuition, and inner wisdom.


The number 217, as a combination of all these influences, symbolizes moving forward on the path of developing your spirituality as well as fulfilling your soul’s mission and purpose.

It also signifies independence, progress, harmony, balance, creation of our own realities, accomplishments, individuality, spirituality, spiritual gifts, intuition, and service to others.

The Secret Meaning and Symbolism

Angel number 217 is a message from your guardian angels, confirming that your attitude and positive thoughts, beliefs, and expectations are bringing rewards into your life.


Your desires and goals are about to manifest into your reality soon.

The angels are asking you to maintain your positive attitude and keep working on developing your spirituality and gifts.


This angel number is asking you to have trust in your abilities to accomplish your desires. The angels want you to release all fears and worries and trust that everything is unfolding in the desired direction.

Love and Angel Number 217

People who resonate with the angel number 217 are both independent and commitment material.

They love being in a relationship, but they also value their freedom. They are often very spiritual in nature, and on a quest to achieve spiritual enlightenment.


That is why they seek a partner who can understand them and possibly join them on that path.

When they find such a person, they become very devoted and loyal, spending as much time as they can in their company, and are happy to share their experiences with their partner.

Numerology Facts about Number 217

The number 217 is a mix of energies and influences of the numbers 2, 1, and 7. The number 1 is also the sum of all these numbers and that is why its influence in this number is amplified.


The number 2 symbolizes relationships, partnerships, balance, harmony, stability, duality, service, diplomacy, cooperation, co-working, adaptability, love, and peace.


The number 1 signifies new beginnings, new endeavors, and projects, success, progress, achievements, individuality, independence, determination, confidence, reliability, leadership, moving forward, progress and manifestation. This number signifies creating your reality through the power of your desires, positive thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.


The number 7 symbolizes intuition, inner wisdom, inner guidance, mysticism, empathic gifts, psychic gifts, spirituality, spiritual development, and enlightenment, serving others, healing, knowledge, and learning.


As a blend of all these influences, the number 217 signifies new beginnings and endeavors, using your spiritual gifts and abilities to serve and help others, healing, independence, individuality, teamwork, progress, success, adaptability, reliability, manifesting your desires into reality.

It also signifies establishing harmony and stability in all areas of your life.


The number 217 also symbolizes relationships, partnerships, cooperation, love, confidence, determination, intuition, gaining knowledge, inner guidance, and wisdom.


People who resonate with the number 217 are very independent and strong individuals.


They know what they want, and they are capable to manifest their desires into reality. They have a positive attitude and are a good example to others through their accomplishments and success. They are usually very spiritual and have developed spiritual gifts and abilities.


Often these people are born healers, which use their gifts to help themselves and others.

Seeing Angel Number 217

Angel number 217 is asking you to continue developing your spiritual gifts and knowledge. It is a sign that your desires are on the verge of manifestation.


The angels are encouraging you to continue following the path of your soul’s purpose and mission. They want you to know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.


Keep thinking positive thoughts. Think only about things you desire to manifest into your life.

Get rid of all negativity and bad influences from your life. They are only blocking your progress and stopping you from manifesting your desires.


Distance yourself from all the people who are disturbing you and draining your energy.

Call on your angels to help you make the right decisions and decide on the steps you need to take, or when you need additional guidance. They want you to be aware that they are always near you and are waiting for your call for help.


When the angels start sending you the angel number 217 that might be a calling for you to begin a spiritually-based profession or career.

They are asking you to start using your natural healing abilities and psychic and other spiritual gifts, to help others and yourself. They are encouraging you to continue gaining spiritual knowledge and wisdom and be a positive example to others.

The number is a confirmation that you are on the right path.

The angels are asking you to have faith that things are working out in your favor, even when the circumstances are not exactly as you have imagined.

They are asking you to be patient because these are only temporary obstacles, which are only testing your endurance. They want to know if you have enough strength and determination to get the outcome you desire.

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