Sunday, November 11, 2007


Today's date, November 11, or 11:11 brings to our attention a synchronistic anomaly known as the 11:11 phenomenon. Long known or experienced by many people, it is also something not always talked about.

The 11:11 digital time code phenomenon is the term generally used to describe the experience of noticing, seemingly by chance, the digits 11:11 on digital time pieces, time and temperature signs, and so on. Some people report having had this experience so often that it begins to feel like it "means something". A number of ideas have emerged purporting to explain what it means to have this experience.

Wikipedia states:
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.

There are many who believe that just like a computer, whose entire programing is based on just two digits "0" and "1", and increasingly complex variations of their patternings, that our own perceived reality made is also ordered by mathematical probabilities of numeric codes.

There are, in fact people who believe that human DNA, our genetic memory, is encoded to be triggered by digital codes at specific times and frequencies. And that these codes awaken the mind to the change and evolution of consciousness. And so, to many, 11:11 is one of those codes, meaning activation of our DNA. So, what does it mean if you were born on 11/11 or at 11:11? Obviously, there is a strong symbolic meaning and referencing in your lifetime, not only to these numbers and their occurrences but to the deep and symbolic. Be open and aware to all synchronicities in your life.

In mathematics, 11 is a double digit. It is therefore considered a Master or Power Number. In Numerology, 11 represents impractical idealism, being visionary, having to do with intuition, revelation, and artistic and inventive genius. Eleven is considered the higher octave of the number two (1 + 1). It carries psychic vibrations and has an equal balance of masculine and feminine properties. Because eleven contains many gifts such as psychic awareness and a keen sense of sensitivity, it also has negative effects such as treachery and betrayal from secret enemies.

For those who are superstitious, many associate 11:11 with a wake-up code or an alarm as they see it on digit clocks and watches. It can also be seen as a key to unlock the subconscious mind, our genetic encoded memories, 11:11 or derivatives of these numbers, 111 and 11, are digits that repeat in time and thus are symbolic and a metaphor for reality as patterns that repeat in time for us to experience. This can refer to the rise and fall of civilizations, our personal experiences and lessons, loops in time.

For as long as I can remember, members of my families, both in Juneau and in Salem, have glanced casually at clocks and found it to be 11:11 over and over...sometimes multiple days in a row, with ironic precision. My children grew up with the superstition...I don't know who started it or how we knew it...that you made a wish every time you realized that it was 11:11. It was right along with blowing on dandelion fluff and making a wish on them, as well.

You will note that seeing 11:11 frequently creates synchronicity in your own life. so, if for no other reason than this, see if anything with the 11:11 pattern shows up in your life. For starters, today is Veteran's Day, November 11th. You'll have to admit that it is a strange co-incidence that major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice. Just a numerical coincidence? Maybe.

And that Mayan calendar that reportedly ends on December 21 in the year 2012. You guess it, it ends at 11:11. Another odd, centuries old, numerical coincidence? Maybe.

And also, that Dec.21, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic. Another coincidence? Maybe.

Now, if you want to know if I mean a.m. or p.m.....well, who's counting?
It's all just a coincidence. Isn't it?
Well, maybe ;)


  1. Well, I had no idea! And that explains a lot - you see, I was born at 11:11, (and I can prove it!) I've always noticed that number when it comes up and assumed it came up a lot because I'm so aware of it. Hmmmm..... could this be the source of my mysterious powers?? LOL!!! I have to send this to my Mom, she'll crack up, then say it only explains why I'm a bit tilted........

  2. I love your blog :) Always always always something here to learn or make me think more deeply. xoxo melzie

  3. Where do you get this stuff? You never cease to amaze me. You are either the research queen or you have a mind like an iron trap! OR, maybe you were a writer on the X Files!


Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.