Recently, I was returning home after a trip to Maine to visit my family. I was catching a connecting flight in Newark, New Jersey to return to Seattle. When I book my airline tickets, I like to choose seats that are either in row 11 or row 22, my two favorite numbers. In this case, I was able to acquire a seat in row 11 and connected with a very special young man.
I have always loved numbers and excelled at math when I was in grammar school and high school. When I was around 11 years old, I obtained my first clock radio. For some reason, I was drawn to the clock when it turned 11:11. I told myself it was good luck if I could catch these numbers and then watch them until the numbers changed to the next minute. I never told anyone about this as I thought people would think I was weird. After all, I thought I was a bit strange with this obsession.
Fast forward to moving out to Seattle when I was 26 years old. I was always a person who thought deeply about things but it was upon arriving here and going through some difficult times that my true spiritual life emerged. I met a woman who I took into my confidence and shared with her my attraction to the numbers 11:11. She shared with me that there was a spiritual movement around this number and that those people who were connected to the number were here on this earth as light workers, to bring more truth and light into the world.
I have to say I was very excited to hear about this. Maybe I wasn’t so strange after all, at least to those other people having this same experience around this number. I started doing some research on my own.
This is one quote I found about this occurrence recently:
“The 11:11 phenomenon should be seen as a “crack between two worlds.” The phenomenon is representative of a linking together of great energies that are united to create a great force that creates a door to an Invisible realm.” (www.exploringlifesmysteries.com/11-11-phenomenon/)
When I think of the numbers 11:11 from my vantage point at this time in my life, I feel it represents the portals to the divine, linking heaven and earth. The phrase that comes to mind is “as above, so below”. While I was attempting to get onto the computer just now, my home page came on upside down. It was an image of a young woman running on the beach with rock formations in the water. I was marveling at the perfect image of the woman and the rocks reflected on the beach and water and how difficult it was to tell which was the actual right side up image of the woman running.
I realize with gratitude that spirit was giving me a perfect visual representation of this concept of “as above, so below”. I never know what I am going to write when I sit down at my laptop until my hands are on the keys and I initiate typing. The words flow from me and they lead me on a journey that I am never sure where I am going to end up! Spirit knew what I would be sharing with you and provided this experience with the computer and image to me. What an amazing blessing!
In getting back to my seat number on the plane, I had another wonderful experience. A vibrant young man sat next to me in the middle seat. I always like the aisle seat as it gives me more freedom to move around on the longer flights. From the minute he sat down we connected and had an ease of flow in conversation. And what pleased me most, was that the conversation did not settle on the mundane and trivial but was heartfelt, spiritual and deep from the moment we connected. This was a young man from Saudi Arabia who was here in the states going to school. It touched me deeply to have such a wonderful animated connection with this young man from another culture and younger generation and gave me so much hope for the future.
I reflect that he also consciously or unconsciously chose this number seat or was given to him. Either way, he was led to sit next to me by our mutual connection to the number 11 and our souls. Often throughout our conversation, he would say, “I like it, I like it” with this big beautiful smile. He told me how much he loves to travel and feels he can learn from everyone he meets. I told him about a teacher I had years ago who told me that there is always something we can learn from everyone. His response was “I like it, I like it” with another wonderful radiant smile. He then turned to me and asked what wisdom I could share with him from my experience so far on this earth.
I contemplated for a moment, my brain flowing through my life experiences. I shared about the power of looking at life through a neutral perspective. I shared I was still working with this concept in my own life. I shared how I have learned when we experience anything in our lives, holding our judgement about the situation and allowing it to just be, opens a spiritual doorway for information to come to us and we will be led to answers or insights and messages. If we can hold our judgement about a health situation for instance and stay neutral and open, the divine will lead us to the very thing that will assist us next towards our recovery. If we meet a person and feel we don’t’ like them, but can suspend judgement while we get to know them, we might learn something very valuable about that person that will teach us compassion, empathy or a lesson for our own lives. His response was, “I like it, I like it”, giving me another glowing smile.
What an amazing experience with this wonderful young man that created a 5 hour flight to seem like an hour! We both marveled at how fast the last part of the flight went. I was deeply grateful to myself for listening and choosing this seat and to the universe for bringing to me this beautiful person whom I believe will bring much light and love into the world. He truly is a light worker and I was honored to have our paths cross for those moments in time.
So pay attention my friends, to the numbers that draw your attention. Maybe you too are drawn to the number 11:11 and have wondered about this observance for years. Maybe other numbers often connect with you. Most likely there is meaning there for you. Three years ago, I used numerology to find my puppy Willy. He is the incarnation of my previous dog Elmo. In this search to find him, there were about 10 synchronicities involving numbers. One of them being Willy’s birthday. His birthday is 3/12 and Elmo’s birthday was 2/13, mirror images of each other. I remember getting chills when I discovered his birthday and knew even before finding out his birthday, it was an auspicious date.
I wish all of you the joy and wonder of connecting with spirit in the repeating patterns that life presents to you. The divine is always speaking to us. It might be through numbers, through images displayed on a computer, through words that flow through your fingers, through people you meet on a plane or at work. These nudges from the divine are a reminder we are always connected to something greater than ourselves. Pay attention my friends, and you will receive the blessing that life is offering you.
Lots of love,