It happens twice a day. The clock will, at some point in the day, display 11:11 am or 11:11 pm.
This time is significant to a growing population. These people will look at the clock at exactly 11:11. The glance toward the clock at that exact time happens too often to be a coincidence, they say.
“Numerologists believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than chance or coincidence. This belief is related to the concept of synchronicity. Other authors believe it is an auspicious sign, and others that it signals a spirit presence.” ~Wikipedia
These people, who call themselves “eleveners” see 11′s everywhere.
I know many twenty-somethings who make a wish when they happen to see 11:11 on a clock. I’m not talking about these people. It’s the people who look for the number 11 everywhere and try to find meaning.
They even look forward to the date 11/11/2011, or 11/11/11.
The number 11 doesn’t have to appear in a date or a time. The number could appear in an address, a phone number, or even be the total dollar amount on a receipt. The number doesn’t even have to be 11. The sum of a set of numbers can result in 11. Take the year 2009 and add the digits together (2 + 0 + 0 + 9). It is an “11″ year this year. So, wait a minute. Adding the digits together for 2011 (2 +0 +1 +1) add up to 4, then on 11/11/2011, isn’t is 11/11/04? For some reason, most eleveners ignore that fact and just refer to the “11″ in that upcoming 11/11/11 date.
What does it all mean? Heck if I know.
Google “11:11” and you will find that it means something different to different groups of people. To some, the time prompt signals the coming of UFOs. To others, it is a wake up call that the end of the world is imminent. It goes on and on. My personal favorite is that the prevalence of 11′s in one’s life coincides with the meeting of a soulmate, or twin soul.
Let’s focus on the twin soul. According to some “eleveners”, we each have another half (a cosmic twin) who will make us “whole” spiritual beings. The twins have a feeling that they have known each other their entire lives (or in a past life). Their backgrounds and experiences are eerily similar. The twins face difficulties that prevent them from being together. A large age gap (usually 11 years) prevents them from having a romantic relationship. One twin is often married to someone else. Other criteria exists for a “twin soul union”, but you get the point. I once had a friend who met this criteria to the letter.
My “twin soul” wasn’t a mystical cosmic being, though. He was just an average guy with whom I had many things in common. For a while.
Our daily conversations eventually slowed to weekly, then monthly. Then, they stopped. We found other interests. It happens every day to many people.
Some would argue that we found each other back then so we could evolve into the beings we are today. Perhaps. I’ve experienced deep bonds with others when “11″ wasn’t prevelant in my life. It means that I shared a bond with someone, no matter how brief the attachment was. There’s no real label that can be bestowed on a friendship. Who wants to place a label on a bond with someone anyway?
I concluded that it doesn’t take a number to form a bond. I’d like to think we can experience deep bonds with others, whether we see a particular number, hear a particular song, or experience any other sort of synchronicity during our daily encounters.
Just a couple weeks ago, 11/11/2009, or 11/11/11 came to pass without incident for most people. So, I am not really convinced anything will happen on 11/11/2011. We’ll see.
What does the number 11 mean to me? After serious thought, I have concluded that it’s just a number we are bound to see hundreds of times each day.
It’s nothing special.
For a differing viewpoint on the 11:11 phenomena, the subject is likely to arise during Coast to Coast AM’s show on Thursday night (11/26/09). “The numbers lady”, numerologist Glynis McCants, is scheduled to talk to George Noory. Check the website for times and radio affiliate information.