Why is 11:11 haunting me and what does it mean?
When you were a kid, did you make a wish every time you saw 11:11 on a clock? I sure did. The very simple phrase, “11:11, make a wish” has come out of my mouth for a good 30 years. But, like a jinxsies, it wasn’t all that often and was just a cute little stop sign in your altogether busy today to take a minute and enjoy the moment with whoever you were with…or wish you were with. Aha.
But lately….lllaaattteeely…this is more than a once in a blue moon occurrence. This is more than a here and there, once every 6 months, or in the company of other’s kind of occurrence. It is a weekly, if not daily, if not twice daily happening that is frankly starting to creep me out. It is eerie and abnormal and in some ways I want it to stop, but in other ways I’m not sure it should.
You see, the thing is, 11:11 is a global phenomenon. Ancient philosophers and the Bible alike put importance on this number, as do new age spiritual followers and even psychics. I never thought much of it, until a friend mentioned to me that it had been following her around. She realized that it meant something more than meets the eye and knowing I’m a bit of an open-minded soul, directed it my way. Well, she seemed to have opened some sort of cosmic Pandora’s box, because whatever was on her shoulder has most definitely moved on to mine.
I joke that it’s the same old personal perception phenomenon that we all experience now and again. Buy a new car, everyone has the same car. Visit a city, and suddenly the city is in every TV show and song you hear. Try a new restaurant and everyone else has too. It is the mere fact that something happened in your life and therefore you notice what you never noticed before. I told her that I would start looking for the number 9:08 and since then have not seen it even once, but 11:11? Don’t even get me started. This is different, this is constant, this is unplanned and this is unnatural. I keep thinking that if I plan to try to see it, then I will twice a day every day, but I don’t. I’m starting to think this isn’t my plan at all.
Apparently seeing 11:11 can be life’s little way of telling you to open your eyes. Spiritual guardians have a watch on you and a change is coming. Some believe it is a divine opening, or a snapshot in life; a rift in time and space where all is suspended and in that moment you can insert an alternate reality into your future. I already live in unreality half the time, so for me and my good friend…well, this means a whole hell of a lot of time not living in the real world.
More seriously though, after months of this, a major change did come for her. And sadly, not necessarily a good one, but it most definitely caused her to open her eyes and evaluate her life. I have also had a change recently, I started a new job, but in some ways it is counter-productive to the bigger personal journey I had already begun. I have been in transition and have come to realize that the person I am and the person I thought I was meant to be aren’t necessarily one and the same. What is still coming, only time will tell. Something tells me I’m into something strange. But, something also tells me I’m not alone. And that in itself is strange, even if only for that one minute.
Time is only an illusion. – Albert Einstein
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