So the topic of the 11’s has been coming up over and over in conversations in my life. I have read a lot of the numerology explanations and somehow, as much as some of what I read seems timely and helpful it does not quite capture exactly what 11 means. I began seeing 11’s about two years before I went through a divorce. I would see the 11 and feel this inner uneasiness- like I knew what was going to happen and how things would never ever be the same. There was anticipation and fear all wrapped into one package of uneasiness. I knew that the 11’s meant major change and I knew that eventually this change would be good- but I hate change and I feared what the dropping away of all that I had known would be like- on a day to day human level. My soul knew that the changes were necessary and in fact fundamental to my growth on a spiritual plane but the human side of me wondered what I would do if the things I depended on to be there, were no longer there.
Since the time I was first drawn to the 11’s I have learned to see signs around me to help guide me daily. I ask to be shown things to help me know I am on the right path. Sometimes we are lead to do things that do not always seem to make sense, sometimes it seems like we are going the wrong way altogether. So I have learned to ask for signs. In doing this I have come to see the following meanings for 11 in my life. I am lead to share this as the conversations that I have had with people recently have me thinking that others are also seeing the 11’s and are not finding the answers to what these number messages seem to symbolize in their lives. Perhaps my experiences will touch others who are trying to make sense of their lives, looking for answers on what is happening and when things will fall into place.
When I began seeing 11’s it was 11:11 that I first saw. I had initially, in my research, took this to mean I am on the right path. A meaning I still believe. I also would see 111. This I saw as a sign that God or the universe was directing my life and had things under control- kind of a ” don’t worry everything is a ok” from the universe. I also still find that to be true. I would see plain 11. That I took to be confirmation that I was making a decision that was on my path- that I was holding the correct course. Like the universe saying ” yes keep doing that”. I still believe that 11 means that and find I see them usually in the course of an action I am doubting or second guessing myself about.
111 and 11:11 have come to have a deeper meaning beyond my first belief and my initial research of them. This is the information I am being lead to share now. I will begin with 11:11 since that is usually how it begins for people- they see that one first and then it shifts to 111. It can be the opposite but lately I have been involved with people getting the 11:11. What I have found is that 11:11 does seem to usher in big shifts. The idea is of two paths merging. Initially I thought this was a sign of two individual paths merging into one or a side by side path. Like two people coming together- I took it as a romantic meaning initially. This may be true but I have recently discovered that it also means the merging of an old path with a path that is coming into being. With one 11 being your current path, the path that you are leaving and the other 11 being the path that is beginning to form- the one you will be lead to take- meaning something is about to change dramatically. The insight and wisdom I was given about the great truth of this symbol is that between the two paths there is a space. This is the place where the old has gone and the new is not yet in form. Spiritual writers call this place between the 11’s ” the abyss” some people refer to it as a dark night of the soul. It is a place of void energy, a place of high anxiety because we are no longer able to go back to the old path but there is no new path to walk quite yet.
The 11:11 symbolizes this state. When you are in it, seeing the 11:11 can feel like the Universe is mocking you. That is not the point. If you see the 11:11 know that a shift will happen and it will be one that is ultimately in your highest good- its a shift you will be grateful you went through once its done, with no regrets. The symbol is not to mock you for the pain of this in between place but a promise that the new path is being formed under your feet, you just can not see it yet. Its like the Indiana Jones bridge of faith- you need to believe its there and take the step off the ledge and trust the bridge will form under your feet, even though you can not see anything. The Universe is saying do not get stuck in fear- even though you may not know what is coming next. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and believe your dreams are coming true- even if you do not see them yet.
In time you will begin to see the next step and when the 111’s begin to show you will begin to see the bridge form under your feet- your new path will begin to take shape. I have found 111 happens just when you feel like nothing will work out. You have been in the abyss for what seems like ever- it seems as though you are ruined- you can not make rent, your love has left you for good and you feel like no one will ever come along, you can not seem to hold on to a job or find a place you fit in. You have reached a place of surrender- mostly because you have no other option- all of your trying has lead to the same result- nothing. You give up and surrender and suddenly the bridge begin to appear. A job prospect pops up, a new love enters, you find your love of God and the constant companion within yourself. In my experiences the 111’s usually signify this kind of turn of events. The symbol is of two paths merged without the space- its like everything you were and experienced is being lead into the new. The old and the new are one. Its the cloud breaking to reveal the sun after a long storm. I have seen 111 before on its own- (not during a 11:11 period) and generally even when it appears alone its a sign that new things are being added and blended to what already is. This can be money, people, career opportunities, anything. In my life I often see 111 and 333 together- like things are being added to my path from the angels or masters- like gifts from heaven. I usually respond to the 111 with gratitude and thanks because I know I will receive a “gift” in my life. I am especially glad and say special thanks when I see it appear after a period of 11:11.
There are many people currently experiencing the 11:11 energy. I seem to be surrounded by people who are leaving one way of being and entering another. Currently all of us seeing the 11:11 seem to be in that abyss place. That place of uneasiness and questioning. Its not an easy place to be. I am experiencing it in the career part of my life. I was reminded this weekend about the presence of God and about not being alone in this place of waiting for the new. I was feeling particularly uneasy and was in a place of feeling sorry for myself. I got angry and impatient and began demanding that the universe bring the new into form NOW! I want the job offer so that I can leave the job I have outgrown in a nice easy orderly fashion. Sometimes we do not get to leave that way. I remember I felt the same in going through my divorce. I had left what was not in tune with who I was and wanted to the new to form. It is so much easier to leave the old if the new is there waiting for us right? That is seldom how it happens. Usually in the transition phase is where we can heal, learn and shed pieces of us that we need to heal, learn from or shed. Sometimes the transition is smooth but this is not the general rule. I was reminded this weekend that although that abyss place is scary and not fun, that God is there in that place as well. The more time we spend trying to force our will, trying to avoid that time of emptiness- that time of learning and growing and healing, the longer we will be in that place.
So if you are in between 11’s right now in any area of life know that God is there with you. You are not alone and you do not have to be afraid of the emptiness. Do not try to force the new, do not try to outrun the emptiness. Be still and take this time to be with God, be still and embrace this time before the new forms- this is the place where you will find the gem if you are open to receive it. These words are meant for me every bit as much as they are for those of you they have touch. Take the time to slow down, cry if you need to. Take the time to feel God with you as your partner, your co creator. It is in this place that you will see the new beginning to form- not in running around or trying to make things happen- but in stillness and receptiveness with what God intends for you. You do not need all the answers because there is a force grater than us all, who already knows and is at work in our lives if we let that force do its work. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and know the bridge is there- trust.
With love and light