When I began to often and randomly happen
to see 11:11, I really found it peculiar. Even at times when I looked at the clock at say 11:04 and
told myself, 'good, now don't look at the clock for awhile and let it pass,' wouldn't you know it, the next time I looked at the clock was 7
minutes later, 11:11.
What's very odd indeed is that it would happen on multiple clocks during the same day, and for the same instance of 11:11. Few of the clocks I see
during the day are exactly synchronized, many are approximately set and are 5 or 10 minutes off of 'standard time.'
It remained steady for nearly a year, and has since progressed to different numeric sequences. Now it occurs 11 minutes after any hour. I realized
that 11 minutes after the hour is 11:11 in two concurrent places in the world. Consult the following for world times:
For example as I'm typing this, it's 11:01PM in Beijing and 11:01AM in Boston. When you see 11:11, someone else on the other side of the world is
having a similar experience. It affects all places.
That said, I really feel 11:11 is the beginning sequence for an awakening of sorts - it's an initiation into being distracted from being
. It starts with 11:11, then moves on to personally relevant numbers, or numbers that really stand out if noticed. Now for me, it could
happen any number of times in the day (2:11, 4:54, 12:34, 5:55, etc.).
Personally, I'm seeing 3-digit numbers where the beginning number is the same as the last number. This has been happening for the last 4 months. I
find that I either begin or end tasks inadvertently at the these times (I tend to glance at a clock when I start or finish something - start the car,
stop the car, wake up, get into bed, finish something at work...on and on). I find now that numbers speak to me in so many ways (and keep in mind,
this number thing
is one small slice of the oddities I've experienced over the past 2 years).
Recently my Grandfather passed away on May 25, we were very close. I didn't realize until I read through his obituary the relevance of a lot of these
numbers I see over and over. Every number meant something to me - Example: He died at 11:33 at age 88 on 5-25. He was born 22-11, 1919.
I think we all seek answers in the world around us. I also think the world is answering back. Trust me there are worse things to be obsessed with and
distracted by. This has made me a lot more observant and perceptive of the world around me, and it has made me aware that's there's a lot more to
life than existing within the routines we live and die by.
As for exactly what is causing this to happen, I can't specify if it's a mass consciousness thing, if it's our future selves trying to smack us out
of our trances earlier, or if it's our own minds fooling themselves. Whatever the case, I feel no one's worse off for having experienced it.
[edit on 21/6/08 by Evasius]