Local Wisdom | Everything you need to know about 11/11/11

The Significance of 11/11/11 by Venice local & spiritual guru, Mikki Sage

For those of you who believe that numbers play a part in our lives, then you understand the significance of Eleven, Eleven, Eleven. Growing up, whenever we’d notice the time 11-11-11 we’d make a wish, back then it seemed to be nothing more than a saying or perhaps I was too young to notice the relevance and phenomenon of this date. It’s hard to believe that 11-11-11 is finally here.  Eleven is a number profoundly thought of by many prominent  inventors, artists, religious leaders and prophets in history. While those who also believe that the Age of Aquarius is coming on December 21, 2012, some believe it actually coincides with 11-11-11.

What does this all mean? Well to begin, 11 is a spiritual meaning thought of as a “master” number in numerology because it is a double digit of the same number. So, the very basic & primary understanding of the Number One is that of new beginnings & purity. When we see this digit doubled as with the 11 – then these attributes double in strength. Some say synchronicity and meaningful coincidences can be attributed to events involving the number 11, and given the notable happenings that have historically occurred during these numeric alignments, it is hard to judge whether this number is actually significant or just a string of numbers we read too much into.

A rocket must travel at over 11km per second to escape the Earth’s gravity. The first lunar landing was made by Apollo 11. Sun spots which are dark spots on the surface of the sun, cycle and repeat every 11 years, World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and let’s not forget the significance of Sept 11th.

Eleven has been also been a part of a significant conversation among those who believe in the Mayan Calendar.  It has been quoted as a ‘New Age’ and the coming of the Era of Aquarius, notable as the water bearer, the 11th sign of the zodiac cycle. Among Mystics and Scholars alike, the Age of Aquarius is broadly understood as a time wherein everything becomes unified.  So in a positive sense, there is an extraordinary renewal in the years ahead. I know it seems hard to believe especially with all the turmoil that surrounds us, recessions, diminishing resources, unrest and oppression in developing countries and environmental deterioration,  but at a very basic level, we are all just witnessing the power of change at work. You would be hard pressed to find someone these days that doesn’t instinctually feel that something is shifting.

photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement

Now more than ever, we are starting to see change manifest itself in very meaningful and powerful ways. For example, the Occupy movement that seems to resonate with so many of us has also been a real catalyst for self evaluation, with many people not just expecting the world to change around them but rather beginning to change themselves in order to create the world they want to live in .

This time of crisis is not the signal of the end of the world but a new beginning, a new era. According to many spiritual practitioners, 11-11-11 is a time meant for reflection. So on this day be thoughtful with your actions, consider the things that you might do to be a better human being in the world and above all be peaceful and reflective so we can see our path from this day forward more clearly.


About the author

If it's one thing Mikki loves about her Venice neighborhood, is the house party culture and she throws one mean house party. If she's not planning the next gathering, she is whipping up batches of her organic lip balm. you can probably catch her riding her bike, attending a yoga class, checking out the music scene, or planning an adventure with her hubbie. Check out her latest discoveries on her blog The Sage Press http://thesagepress.wordpress.com/

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