11:11 coincidences

posted by Russ, July 20 in uncategorized with tags , ,

11:11 coincidences

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This post may be a little too new-agey or “out there” for most of you, in fact it’s even a little too new-age for me too. But I’ve been having some interesting coincidences in my life happen recently that I can’t ignore. They are related to the 11:11 phenomenon. Before you write me off as someone who’s losing his mind, let me also say that I am not an overly spiritual person, nor am I into metaphysics or anything like that.

According to Wikipedia:

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.

I have always heard of coincidences with numbers, and have had them happen before in the past, and quite honestly I always attributed them to confirmation bias. But lately I have been having a LOT of weird 11:11 coincidences and it seems that it’s more than just coincidence, though I’m still not entirely sure.

I had never heard of the concept of 11:11, but a few months back I read an article by Steve Pavlina, and to be honest, I kind of laughed it off as a little kooky. Not that I don’t think there are “signs” or other things in our lives that can help us confirm our thoughts or feelings, but I’m still a bit skeptical of anything too radical or seemingly “out there”. Mind you, I read Steve’s article months ago, so it’s not as is the topic was fresh in my mind. Which is part of what is nagging at me now, since I’m seeing all these coincidences, I think that maybe it could be more than confirmation bias. I don’t know about it being a bridge or a pathway to another reality or anything like that, but I’m starting to believe there just may be some message behind it. If nothing else, perhaps something my subconscious is trying to tell me.

This started happening maybe a week or so ago, and I’ve had quite a few moments of 11:11 coincidences happening since then:

  • Almost daily while I’m at work I check the time while at my desk and it’s 11:11. This had never happened before that I can remember, but now it’s almost daily.
  • The other day I decided to do some Googling about the 11:11 topic, and while I was reading an article I had this feeling and I said to myself, wouldn’t it be funny if it just happened to be 11:11 right now? So I looked over at my clock and it was exactly 11:11
  • A few days back I was microwaving lunch while at work, and I left the kitchen and then came back and walked over to stop it to check my food, after I stopped it I checked to see how much time was left, and 1 minute and 11 seconds were left
  • I stayed up late the other night to work on the computer after my girlfriend went to bed, when I got into bed I rolled over to check the time, and it was 11:11.
  • I typically get hungry sometime between one and two o’clock for lunch, and I looked to see the time the other day and it was 1:11
  • Was online paying bills the other night, pulled out my debit card. Expiration date? 11/11
  • I took a $20 bill out of my wallet the other day, and someone had written in pen on the bill the number 11, really big…
  • My girlfriend likes the band Rodrigo and Gabriela (check out their website), I just recently found out that they have a new album called 11:11 with 11 songs on it coming out this fall. Additionally, I found out that Regina Spektor, an artist who I like, has a CD called 11:11 too. (I realize these aren’t really coincidences, but it is interesting that I found them both out this week.)

I know this probably is making me sound a little nuts, but there have been even more than this, and it’s just been really strange to me, since like I said, I don’t usually look for these coincidences or number patterns, and the topic was not even on my mind recently. I’m not sure how to interpret this, but I am trying to be more aware of my thoughts and what is happening around me to see if there is any insight I might be able to find that may be related to these occurrences.

Originally posted on Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 6:10 PM .

2 Responses to “11:11 coincidences”

  1. Kailee says:

    Did anything ever come of 11:11 or how about on 11/11?

  2. Russ says:

    Nothing major yet. I still keep having the coincidences, but no major life transformation has evolved yet. I am trying to keep aware of when I see 11:11 and what I’m doing at those times.

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