There’s this weird thing happening to me. It could be completely nothing at all but it’s really getting my attention. The number 11 is following me around. It’s very odd.
Lemme clarify something, I’ve never seen any meaning in numerology, I don’t believe horoscopes, I think most psychics are out to get your money and play off your emotions. I don’t go looking for signs or miracles or messages in my tea leaves. The number 11 has no meaning to me, at all. It’s just a number. I’ve never taken special notice when I see that number anywhere, it’s never crossed my mind that it’s an important thing when I see that it’s eleven after the hour on my clock. Perhaps 7:11 and 11:11 are a bit cool because of the store and the fact that it’s the only time of day where all 4 numbers are the same. Well if you’re not going by the 24 hour clock at least.
Just over a year ago, though, the number started showing up everywhere. Enough for this person, who wouldn’t ever care, to really take notice. I will randomly open my phone and look at it at 11 after the hour approx five times a day. There’s two different people in my life that often text me at 11 after the hour or I will text them at that time and notice after. It usually happens often for a short time and then stops. I really began to start thinking this was rather odd. I mean, there’s 1440 minutes in a day, what are the chances of continuously seeing the clock at that specific time? I dunno. Maybe it is chance.
Last night I Googled this and I was astonished to see that I really am not the only one. Some of these folks were incredibly loony. I mean, they were seeing numbers everywhere and if you divide it and add the root and then add your birthday minus x plus 2 squared you’d get the number 11. That’s silliness. I’m sure, with math, you can turn any number sequence into an 11 if you want to badly enough. But there were people out there, just like me, who’ve been having this same experience and are starting to wonder “why?”.
I find it happens more during times of personal growth and stress for me. Perhaps I check my phone more during those times? Or perhaps it’s something else.
If I’m going to find meaning in it, I could say that this number is letting me know I am on the right track and that big things are ahead. And what’s funny, is that that’s what most people are believing it to mean. Which I found interesting as well.
Other’s think it’s your spirit guides trying to communicate with you, whatever that means. Other’s think it’s warning of the impending apocalypse which is set for winter solstice, which happens to be at exactly 11:11 on 12/21/2012. Some people have turned to the Bible, finding meaning in the verses that are 11:11 and seeing the significance of the number in Revelations. I could go on and on and on about everyone’s theories.
Yesterday I decided to tweet a numerologist, just for kicks…I don’t believe in numerology, just to see what she thought it all meant. When I got to her twitter page, I saw she was following 111 people. Then Silas came into the house with Brent and said “Dad what’s 11+11?”. I was like “WHAT IS GOING ON!!!????” She hasn’t tweeted me back, yet.
The other night I was powering down my TV and with that, our sound system turns off. As it closed down I thought I saw the number 11:11 on the screen of the sound system. I told Brent “I bet it’s 11:11” and I opened my phone and sure enough it was. Thinking I was tricking him because I had just seen it on that screen. Well, I noticed last night that there is no clock on that screen. It just says the input that the sound system is on. That’s it. Spooky.
Even if it means absolutely nothing whatsoever, it definitely is frequent and stands out enough that it has gotten my attention. I’m a bit spooked every time I see it. Not necessarily in a bad way, just in a “I’m feeling like I’m not alone” type of way. Even Ellen DeGeneres thinks it’s creepy as she sees it everywhere too.
I’ve decided I’m going to start taking these screen captures every time I see it. I got the photo above last night, by chance of course. Now that I’m thinking about it, though, it probably won’t happen. I’ve heard that most people experiencing the 11:11 phenomenon will only see it when they are not looking for it. Oddness.
Are any of you experiencing this? Is it chance or is it something else?