I don’t know exactly when I started making wishes on the specific time 11:11, but I’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember. My mom used to always say when 11:11 hit on the clock, “Quick! Make a wish!” And so – I would quickly fit in as many wishes as I could in that 60 seconds. But “What is 11:11?” Why is it so powerful? Why do you make a wish? Or wishes?
What is 11:11?
Let me start from the beginning. I’ve always been someone to make wishes on stars, make wishes on found lucky pennies and make really (really) serious wishes on birthday candles. When 11:11 came along, it was just a cool and fun additional way to make a wish. I’ve always felt that wishes are meant to be savored. I’ve always believed in the power of wishes. The beauty of the 11:11 wish is that you can do it every single day, twice!
What is 11:11 and the power behind it?
Some numerologists and New Age philosophies believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence and is an example of synchronicity. Some authors claim that seeing 11:11 on a clock is an auspicious sign. Others claim that 11:11 signals a spirit presence.
For me personally it’s always been something just plain FUN. Think about it – wishes are the easiest thing to make. When you close your eyes and think really hard about something, you have the power to potentially make it come true. Wishing upon stars is one of the oldest tales in the book. You wished upon stars to make something in life happen and/or occur. Its setting a powerful mindset about something that you truly want to happen.
Let me take 11:11 even further. I’ve been doing a ton of research about it because it just interests me to the core. It’s something that I have just always done and so it’s a part of who I am. My bestie Vera Sweeney always says to me, “You’re the only person I know that always makes wishes on 11:11!” And yes, that’s me.
What is 11:11 in numerology? According to Learning-Mind.com, it’s pretty interesting:
Numerology is a system of divination. It suggests that numbers have unique meaning derived from mathematical principles and vibrational properties. These numbers can be used to predict certain events or to pass on certain information. For example, you can use the numbers that make up your birth date to find your particular number, which, similar to a star sign, can predict certain things about you and your life.
The number 1 itself signifies creation and manifestation and is a number of pure potential. It signifies that you are about to create or manifest something into your life. In addition, the number 11 is a ‘master number,’ which points to a state of intuition, insight, and enlightenment.
So it would only make sense that wishes on 11:11 would be something that people would want to do repeatedly. Think about what the numbers mean – intuition, insight and enlightenment. These 3 words mean so much and are so powerful in the world of wishing. Wishing is truly in another form positive thinking. It’s putting SOMETHING out into the universe that you want to happen.
When you stop and think positively about something it’s your way of telling the universe that it can and will happen because you want to WILL it into being. When I see 11:11 on the click I actually stop and close my eyes. I hold the wish or wishes in and make them as quickly as I possibly can. I love it because it’s such a fun and easy way for me to wish for the future and set my goals on something.
It’s something I thoroughly enjoy doing and (yes) it even brings me some joy. It’s always cool for me to put something out into the universe and (hopefully) watch some magic and the universe help me out. I’ always asked, “What is 11:11 that really does make you love it?” It’s just simple for me to do and I always smile when I make my wish. I’ve gotten my kids to do it, too. That’s how much I love it.
When you’re thinking about the power of 11:11, remember that it can’t hurt to put your wishes out into the world. Quite the opposite, you’re opening yourself up to something bigger. You’re opening yourself up to the possibilities of the universe helping you out along the way. There’s something really cool about that and something really fascinating all at the same time.
Here’s to 11:11! Next time you see it on the clock, close your eyes and make a BIG WISH!
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