Just a Coincidence… or Something Deeper?
About a decade and a bit ago, when I was working in an office in a traditional (but very fun and always crazy) 9-5 job, one of my colleagues, Michelle, had a bit of a “thing” about the numbers 11:11. We’d be whizzing out emails to our clients over hot steaming cuppas, and Michelle would announce “Oh my God, it’s 11:11 again!” Or we might be driving to an airport for one of our many business trips, she’d chance to check the time and it was “Yikes, would you believe it… I’ve not looked at a clock all day and your car’s dashboard is telling me it’s 11:11!” And when we were partying away on a dance floor at the end of a book fair, you could bet your bottom dollar Michelle would swipe at my wrist to check the time on my watch only to discover that… drum roll… “It’s flippin’ well 11:11!”
But I simply didn’t make the connection back then.
Michelle was far from spiritual (unless she was an undercover junkie). Neither had she ever gone to the lengths to look into her constant 11:11 manifestations on clocks and watches, adding some kind of rational explanation for this strange, almost daily phenomenon… It was just something that had apparently always happened to her.
Whenever she thought to look at a timepiece of any kind, it would – much more often than not – inform her that the hour was 11:11, be that day or night.
Fast forward the clock…
Three years ago I “discovered” another phenomenon, the Law of Attraction. And with that new and exciting information, my interest in all things spiritual blossomed. Imagine my intrigue then when I began to read about the “11:11” thing many of spiritual books! It seemed this was no random coincidence after all, but the spiritual world trying to tell us humans something.
The hairs really did stand up on the back of my neck, and I started to dig deeper!
So what is the meaning of 11:11?
Well, numerologists believe that it is a time that is linked to events which happen more often than can be explained by mere coincidence. And some even go as far as to say that 11:11 has been stepping up its appearance since the dawn of the new millennium!
The following paragraph is taken from Uri Geller’s website. And whilst I am not so sure about the things Uri claims are going on as I scroll further down the page, this little quote does sum up perfectly the way that 11:11 is indeed becoming a recurring theme in many people’s lives. Certainly, after Michelle first made mention of 11:11, I would see it a little more often than could be put down to just chance. And now… well, barely a day goes by when I don’t see it.
Often it will be the first real moment when I feel the need to find out the morning’s time. I can’t pretend it happens much at night… with two young children I am often deep in the land of nod by 11:11pm. But anyway, here’s what happened to Uri:
“I started experiencing this rather bizarre occurrence when I was forty years old, at first I thought they were coincidences, I would stand with my back to a digital clock and something made me turn around and I would notice that the time would be 11:11. These incidents intensified I would be checked into hotel rooms on floor 11 room 1111.
I started noticing these digits on computers, microwave ovens, cars, documents, etc. I decided to write about it on my website. I was immediately inundated by hundreds of emails from all around the world. Individuals were telling me their own 11:11 stories, almost always saying “I thought it only happened to me”. It is difficult for me to decipher what this is all about but my intuition tells me it’s positive.”
A doorway between two worlds?
This is what many think 11:11 is all about; a constant and growing reminder (once we are at least half awakened/enlightened) to the idea that there is more to this world and our existence here on Earth than meets the eye.
And if you want to take your own research further, there’s a bizarre treasure trove of very alternative 11:11 theories being banded about online!
Often 11:11 will appear to us just at the very moment we are doing something immensely positive, as if as a gentle wink from the Universe that it has our back. Often 11:11 will appear at life changing moments to reassure us we are on the right track. I have grown to find its constant appearance in my day-to-day life more goose bump inducing than freaky. Which is probably just as well!
But it’s not just 11:11
Numerologists tell us that other number combinations are signs from the spiritual realm, too. 2:22, is apparently communication from our personal angels, and lest we forget 6:66, the number of the “beast”. Numerology is a minefield, but a very interesting one. For a basic introduction to it, I can heartily recommend Kyle Gray’s latest book “Raise Your Vibration” which we reviewed for our The Glass House book club earlier this year.
I’d love to round this article off by telling you it is now exactly 11:11, but alas I am twenty minutes too early.
But what I’d equally love is to hear your 11:11 stories, the more spine-tingling (in a good way!) the better. Send them in…