The 11:11 Phenomenon.
The 11:11 phenomenon…. you have either experienced it or not. For those who have experienced 11:11, you will know exactly what I am talking about; and yet at the same time no explanation is sufficient in order to understand this strange anomaly. For those who have not experienced 11:11, I can but share a little of my own 11:11 stories and will be explaining a few of the theories in later articles, as the subject is far too diverse to cover in just one article.
I first started noticing 11:11 around 10 years ago. At first it would just be noticing the time (11:11) on my clock or my phone and thought it was nothing much more than coincidence. Then it became more frequent (more than probability would allow for, I should imagine). Whenever I picked up my phone to send a message or whenever I looked at a clock, it would be 11:11. This coincided with items in my house disappearing and reappearing from places I know I left them, the TV channels on my brand new TV changing up and down of their own accord (even after I’d had the technician come to check it out). It was then, being spiritually aware, I realised that something was trying to get my attention. The question was “why”?
For the next few years, my 11:11 experiences increased in frequency and often with an element of surprise. (I have just looked at the clock on my laptop as I write this, and the time is 11:11!! I kid you not!! Wowee!!) I would find the time 11:11 on till receipts, I would see 1111 as the last four digits for a contact telephone number on a passing van when I was out and about doing my thing and one day standing in a supermarket queue, the customer before me, his bill came to…you guessed it… £11:11. By this time, I’m paying full attention in class!
So, what exactly is it all about? And what is it not all about? Well, I do not for one minute believe that it is all coincidence. There are those to try to explain this phenomenon away by saying that those of us who experience it, have subconsciously trained our minds to look for it (confirmation bias). However, how does one subconsciously train a mind to be in a particular place, at a specific time, to see a van passing with 1111 at the end of the telephone number? I believe it was Carl Jung who said, “There is no such thing as coincidence”. Coincidence implies random and meaningless happenings.
Synchronicity on the other hand, is a whole different ball game. The term synchronicity is coined by Jung to express a concept that belongs to him. It is about acausal connections of two or more psycho-psychic phenomena (and that is what 11:11 seems to be to me, a psycho-psychic phenomena). I will write more on Jung’s theories of synchronicity in another article later, but for now, to simplify, I shall quote Meg Lundstrom, who describes synchronicity as “a wink from the cosmos”. A little nudge perhaps, to say you are on the right track, keep going.
It is my experience that the more spiritually aware you become, the more the universe keeps nudging. At times you may feel somewhat overwhelmed with the influx of energies this experience brings, so frequent energetic cleansing and grounding is imperative. For me this entails frequent detox (once a month) and going hillwalking as often as I can. Find what works best for you.
When experiencing 11:11, the trick is to know yourself. Know where you are mentally, emotionally but most of all, you need to know where you are on your spiritual journey. You need to know yourself in order to be able to 100% say “no, I’m not crazy” and believe me, no matter how long or how often you experience 11:11, you will still at times doubt your own sanity.
I believe that 11:11 is a calling to those of us who experience it, to raise and elevate our awareness and understanding of this ‘reality’ that we are temporarily experiencing. It signifies a change in consciousness and spiritual awareness/evolution. We are being asked to acknowledge that this is taking place and to accept the mantle of helping bring our world into a higher vibration. Most of us experiencing 11:11 are already spiritually aware, working as psychics, mediums, light-workers etc. I also believe that 11:11 is a reminder that we have work to do if we are to bring our precious world into the 5th Dimension. We work with light energies but there are those who work with the opposite. There are those who do not wish for our world to enter the 5th Dimension, those who have quite a different agenda, which encompasses only their own bloodthirsty wants and needs. It’s a battlefield out there. Spiritual Warfare. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness (Ephesians 6:12).
For me 11:11 is a reminder that we are in the 11th hour, so to speak. Time is running out. It is a “call to arms”. But that’s the beauty of 11:11. It is a deeply personal experience meaning different things to different people. It cannot be put into any box and neither should it, as that would detract from the mystery and, because The Universe cannot be inhibited in such a way.
I will expand on 11:11 in future articles, but for now be alert and stay tuned.
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