Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth.– St. Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354 – 430)
You have glanced at the number again on the clock: 11:11 am. A chill runs through your spine. Deep down, you intuitively sense that this number has some kind of great importance … but you don’t know what.
If you have been seeing 11 11 and other repetitive numbers such as 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 1010, 1212, 777, and so forth, pay attention! There is an important reason why you’re seeing these numbers more often: these numbers are wake-up calls from your Soul and the Universe.
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The Secret Meaning of Numbers
Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of reason.– Pythagoras
It was the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras who first popularized the idea that all numbers have different vibrational properties. Since then, modern science and mathematics have shown that the world conforms to precise geometric mathematical principles. These principles govern everything from gravity to the movements of animals and the habits of humanity.
It was thanks to Pythagoras’ discoveries about the world that the ancient system of Numerology was developed. Some scholars even believe that Numerology pre-dates Pythagoras and derives from the ancient mystical Hebrew Kabbalah which is thousands of years old.
Numerology is a system of divination that assigns various numbers unique meanings based on mathematical principles. According to numerology, everything can be calculated, such as birth dates, names, and places, to uncover deeper hidden truths.
11 11 Meaning
According to numerology, the number 11 is a “master number,” which signifies intuition, insight, and enlightenment. When paired together, 11 11 is a clear message from the universe to become conscious and aware. Many people suggest that seeing 11 11 signifies that your spirit guides are attempting to contact you. In my experience, 11 11 seems to be the number of spiritual awakening, signifying that you are on the right path and your actions are aligned with your Soul’s purpose. In other words, seeing 11 11 is a good sign! An energetic doorway is being opened in which you will experience spiritual growth.
11 11 meaning in summary: You are on the right path, and you’re being assisted by your Soul, spirit guides, and the Universe to grow and expand consciously. Pay attention, be aware, and remember to stay grounded in the present moment.
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11 11 and the Spiritual Awakening Journey
Seeing repetitive numbers like 1111 is a form of synchronicity (or a meaningful coincidence) – it can be thought of as a wake-up call; a cry from your deeper Self to pay attention and be present.
In this way, we can see 11 11 as something of a meditation bell: you are being asked to tune into the present moment and the love/guidance that is always available to you. You are being asked to engage more deeply in the mystery and wonder of existence, understanding that there is an Intelligence much greater than yours at play.
Seeing 11 11, or any repetitive number for that matter is, therefore, an intrinsic part of the spiritual awakening process.
Not only does it instill a sense of curiosity and awe within us, but it makes us pause, stop, and question. Momentarily, we exit the asleep and trancelike (or samsaric) mode of living and access a more mindful way of being.
Therefore, if you keep seeing 11 11, you are probably undergoing a spiritual awakening process.
Other signs that you are “waking up” include seeing other spiritual signs and omens (like repeated dreams and animal encounters), experiencing heightened intuition, struggling with a Dark Night of the Soul, craving more solitude, feeling dissatisfied with life, and more. You can read more of these signs – and find out whether you’re having this experience or not – in our spiritual awakening article.
11 11 and Sacred Relationships
As we’ve just learned, 11 11 is a number connected to the spiritual awakening process.
Sometimes, part of that journey involves meeting your soul mate – that is, entering a spiritual partnership (or conscious/sacred relationship) that is designed to help you grow on every level. If you have been looking for love and keep seeing 11 11, this might signify that your soul mate is about to enter your life. Be open, receptive, and mindful of any signs or dreams that emerge during this time.
What Do I Do After Seeing 11 11?
As your consciousness expands, you’ll find yourself seeing numbers such as 11 11 more and more often. These instances are known as synchronicity because you are in the divine flow of life. Personally, I would see 11 11 and other repetitive numbers sometimes four or five times a day as I began to experience a spiritual awakening. All of these numbers seemed to anchor me into the present moment and the truth I was experiencing. I would always feel more grounded and lovingly guided during these periods, knowing that there was “something happening” beyond the veil of physical reality.
In order to make the most of seeing his unusual and powerful number, you might like to adopt a few practices:
1. 11 11 meaning and your life
2. Stay open and receptive
Ask yourself, “What does 11 11 signify to me?” In other words, when you see this number, how do you feel or what thoughts arise in your head? Your 11 11 meaning will often vary each time you see it. For example, one moment, it might mean, “Pay attention!” and on another day, it might mean, “You are on the right path, keep going.” You might also like to try journaling about your observations to take these reflections deeper. Learn more about how to journal.
Be alert to new opportunities for growth. 11 11 often signifies that a period of change is about to start within you. Remember that all people, feelings, and situations that you come across are chances to evolve spiritually. Ask yourself, “What new opportunities or doorways are being opened to me?“
3. Remain grounded and present
Our tendency to live through the mind creates immense stress and anxiety. During this awakening period, try to stay grounded in the present moment. You might like to practice mindfulness, deep breathing, meditation, or other grounding practices to help you stay centered. The more present you can be, the more you will be available for growth. When you don’t stay grounded, you might miss the message that is being offered to you.
4. Show gratitude
Life responds positively to gratitude. Even the simplest act of giving thanks for what you have and the guidance you’re receiving uplifts your spirit immediately. Being grateful opens the heart, and when your heart is open, it is ready to expand. As a result, gratitude helps you to integrate the messages and lessons of 11 11.
5. Ask for guidance when needed
All of us, no matter who we are or what period of life we’re in, need help. If you need advice or help, reach out to someone you trust. Speak with a close friend, family member, spirit guide, or, best of all, your own Soul. One of the simplest but most effective ways to receive guidance, in my experience, is by saying a prayer. Address your prayer to whomever or whatever you believe in, whether that be God, Goddess, Allah, Krishna, Life, or Spirit. I prefer to address my prayers to my Soul. Seeing 11 11 is often a sign that you need to reach out for support and connection.
6. Learn about the meaning of numbers
As you’ve learned in this article, synchronicity is like a meditation bell that momentarily awakens your mind, bringing it into the present moment. Seeing repetitive and synchronistic numbers like 1111, 2222, 3333, etc. is an intriguing part of the spiritual awakening process that can offer you a sense of hope, awe, humility, and guidance. By learning about the meaning of numbers, you will feel more connected to Existence and supported by the Divine – this is particularly important if you’re going through an existential crisis where you feel lost in life. We have a useful resource you might like to explore, which explores numbers 0-12 and what they symbolically mean: read our meaning of numbers article, and don’t forget to bookmark it!
The number 1 itself signifies creation, leadership, and manifestation, so 11 11 is a dynamic number full of great potential.
You may see this number on number plates, clocks, cash register tills, receipts, and just about anywhere. So pay attention! (On an interesting side note, 11.11.11 was actually the date of my union with Mateo – and we both run this website.)
Guidance is always available for you if you’re open to receiving it. Seeing repetitive numbers is just one of many synchronistic signs that show you’re going in the right direction. It’s also a sign that you’re waking up or experiencing a spiritual awakening.
Now that you’ve discovered the unique and sacred meaning of this number, I hope that you’ll be able to use this awareness to deepen your spiritual path.
Have you seen repetitive numbers like 11 11 recently? I’d love to know what they meant to you. In what ways are they special to you on your spiritual awakening journey?