It’s 11:11: Make a wish! I’m sure you remember this saying, and maybe you still say it today. It is the only time of the day (using the 12 hour clock) that all the numbers on the clock are the same. Where does this saying come from? Should you even bother to make a wish? What makes this time so important and what is the significance of 11:11?
It seems everyone today is talking about seeing 11:11 all over the place, and even Hollywood is taking notice, with the concept taking center stage in films like I Origins. In the film, a scientific guy begins seeing 11:11 in many places and is guided to follow the numbers until he eventually meets a spiritual girl and their personalities collide. It’s a fascinating film about reincarnation and it truly makes the viewer think.
But back to 11:11!
Why are so many of us seeing this right now? Is it simply a biological quirk, where our bodies get in the habit of looking at a clock at a certain time? If so, what about when we randomly keep seeing it, even on clocks that are out of sync with other clocks?
For me personally, as I started to awaken, I began to see this number all the time. After a while I started to notice that there was some sort of spiritual connotation that went along with the numbers 11:11. I sometimes go through phases in my life where for weeks on end I’ll see this number on the clock twice a day, and then I’ll return to hardly seeing it at all. What does it all mean? Am I more enlightened during the times when I see it? Is my soul or the universe trying to express something important?
Theories Behind 11:11
There are many different theories out there to explain what this phenomenon is all about. The most common theory holds that when you see these numbers, you should simply make a wish, and that wish will come true. Some people claim that when this number is seen it means that there is some kind of window opening up in your life and you should ask for the guidance of your ‘angels’ to find out what it is. Other theories state that there is something significant happening in the moment that you are in and you should pay attention to what is going on in your surroundings. One of my favourite ones claims that when you see 11:11, you should simply stop and recognize the significance of the moment.
In my opinion, and what resonates with me, is that when you see 1111, whether on a clock, a license plate, your bank statement, or anywhere else, it’s like a friendly little sign from your soul, source, higher self, God, or the entire Universe — whatever you choose to call it — that everything is in alignment and you are exactly where you need to be, right here, right now.
According to numerology, the number 11 possesses the qualities of patience, honesty, spirituality, sensitivity, intuition, and idealism. One source I came across suggested that seeing 11:11 can be viewed as a glitch in the matrix, and it is a very real way for the spirit world to communicate with us. I don’t know if we will ever find out exactly what it means, but I think you can decide for yourself what it means to you. I know I always get a smile on my face when I see it; it definitely makes me feel good and I love to share with others, “Hey look! It’s 11:11!”