A Spiritual To Do List While You’re Still Here
Updated November 1, 2014 by in5d Alternative News
by Moac Mikaela
guest writer for In5D.com
Another portal has opened and another eclipse has passed. Some of us have moved on, some of us are still here. What happened during the eclipse was, of course and again, very much in our hearts with manifestation just beginning for some of us. We put a lot of expectations on our five senses. This is the moment when our 6th and beyond senses can be expected. Can you feel the love yet?
This eclipse of transformation occurred on 10/23/2014
The Number 4 by Joanne Walmsley
Positively, 4 is the ‘stabilizer’ and can undertake difficult or unpleasant tasks, faithful friend, capacity for focused will and self-sacrifice, aware and accepting. Negatively, 4 relates to a lack of convention and conviction, the inability to adapt, clumsiness, laziness and dullness. 4 is the number of fate, so it must be remembered that there will be many things that happen over which you have no control. Hard work is the experience of the 4 vibration, as ideas are manifested into practical reality. 4 maintains order, system and routine to make their dreams a reality. This vibration is to do with energy, harmony and co-operation and it is the ‘door to illumination’ or ‘initiation’.
These are the very attributes that embody the solar eclipse we just came through. So it was appropriate that the eclipse be on this day of the Gregorian calendar.
We are still here. Why?
So you’ve raised your vibration, meditated and prayed. You’ve done everything in your power to hold your light high and bright. You’ve even had a few spiritual encounters that filled you with joy and yearning for that familiar feeling of “home.” You’ve stayed positive, transmuted dark energy, invoked the violet flame, spoken your truth without judgment, respected the paths and personal free will of everyone you’ve encountered. You’ve done it all and you still haven’t been taken up on a ship, haven’t ascended to another planet, haven’t SEEN a disclosure with your eyes. Your guides are telling you to wait for that moment that is “not so far from your shores”. You’ve done the spiritual work and you even feel and live differently. But you are still here with one question that often rings: “Why, after all this work put in, are we still here with war energy surrounding us?
It can be one of three things:
1. You still have karma to transmute
You may still have some clearing to do. With this ascension process it is sometimes challenging to know when you have reached a point where you are no longer driven by your ego. We sometimes gain a piece of enlightening information and feel the need to run and try to warn the world. Or sometimes, we want to say things like, “ I don’t have an ego” and “Well, my vibration is higher than yours” or “No, you are wrong because…” If you find yourself saying things like this, you may still have some clearing and soul integration to do.
This doesn’t mean you need to catch up with anyone or that you are behind in some kind of race. To understand Oneness, you understand that ultimately, we are all on the same level. We all have fragmented pieces that need to be put back together before we are ready for the blast that full consciousness will provide.
There is a point in the awakening experience when you realize that everyone is on their own path and you don’t necessarily have to save them from themselves, government, religion, subservience etc. It is important to use discernment for situations like these. Accessing your guides, or even the Universal mind is the easiest way for you to find out when you should relay information to others. Your guides are available to let you know when to shine some light on another soul. Gaining access to the Universal mind is just one way to view your Akashic records.
If you need to know how to get in touch with this innate part of yourself, there are many articles here on In5D that have helped many and can help you, too. As mentioned in many previous articles on In5D, it is of the utmost importance to keep your light high and brightly shining. Now, it is very important to be listening to everything and everyone around you because you will be receiving information about what next step to take in your life by way of signs, symbols, and synchronicities tailored to your experience. So, if this is where you are, don’t fret. The clearing process is an intricate one but just know that you will rise to the proper vibration according to your soul’s plan in perfect timing.
2. You are not ascending in this lifetime
Those who are not ascending in this lifetime are not damned. This category most likely includes people who aren’t reading articles such as these. But maybe you are wondering why your brother or sister or mother or father are no longer matching your particular vibration; why new things may be resonating with you but not with a family member or friend. They are either not at that point in their awakening yet or they are simply not ascending to higher vibrations in this particular paradigm. If you encounter a loved one who is not accepting of the information that you want to give them, let them be; especially if they have an adverse reaction to what you are saying. Leave them knowing that one day they will understand what you mean, and keep them in your heart.
3. You are part of the ground crew to be way showers for the newly awakened after the grand event
Those of you who fall into this category, congratulations on the integration of your energies! We are the ones who will be guiding the rest of humanity into the new age upon Terra after the grand event and whatever remaining cleansing she must go through in order to fully integrate her new form. On a soul level, we all figured that we would be able to handle being in this dense paradigm with our vibrations so high. Do not feel bad if it seems too much to handle.
By now, you may have be conversing with your guides on a daily basis. They are available to help ease the pains and tensions of the vast amounts of cleansing and renewing energies coming through the atmosphere. These energies may leave you feeling tired, drained, sometimes hopeless, depressed and alone. Know that of course you are never alone. There is a now moment where the likes of this category come together on a grand scale in order to fully integrate the energies. This work is being done, as we speak, in our hearts, while we sleep and sometimes during daydreaming and meditation. Beyond that, there will be a time where we will be able to all come together on a physical level to shine as One for a certain occasion. Please use discernment and stay in touch with your Higher Self in order to know what your next step is. This is especially true if you feel like you’ve been at a stand still waiting for something to come into your awareness so you can finally move forward out of the rut that you have been in. Keep shining. I know you keep hearing this but seriously, keep shining. In the face of low vibration send love. Maybe you can’t see anything happening but again, use discernment and ask your guides to reassure you of the spiritual progress you are making in your personal life, in the life of humanity, and within and upon the face of Terra.
Where our Spiritual Masters have left us
Some Spiritual Masters are beginning to make their exit. Dolores Cannon, Masaru Emoto, Steve Nelson are a few who have recently passed. The passing of these people leave a door open for more humans to speak out about what resonates with them. Where it took the Masters decades to reach their level, with the influx of energies upon the planet at present, we are now able to gain higher levels at a quicker rate than ever before. This is because the old cycle has ended which, joined together with the paradigm of time slipping away quickly and surely, means things are happening and appearing in a multi-dimensional manner which we can not fully comprehend right now until the moment we become fully conscious of our full and true potential. This is the now moment to take what these Masters have taught us and expand the scope of our knowledge and understanding. These who have passed on are comparable to Jesus. They came, lived and learned, did their work with humble reverence and ascended through the process of death. This is to show that yes we all can be like Jesus. He is neither above nor below us. This is something he was trying to show the world by his life experience on this planet. He is in essence as always, our brother.
A new paradigm has appeared
This awareness is here to offer another beginning to integrating these new energies that have recently washed upon our 4D planet during last week’s eclipse. It may seem as if there is a time limit to get everything done spiritually but there is not. Something that should be understood about the Creator is that it does not operate solely on a time schedule and it does not judge itself even when it is appearing to judge itself and others while in human form. The Creator, the Universe, our Source would not let any part of itself blow up, disintegrate into the vacuum of space, or be left behind. Is this not true for you as well? Would you leave your child in a burning building just because he has misbehaved a few times? Having to clear karma is not a punishment therefore reincarnating is not a punishment. It is just another cycle of clearing for whatever level that soul happens to vibrate with.
Suggestive To Do List
To view the Creator as only wrathful, or as holier than thou, as one who doesn’t condone sexual freedom, as one who only wants you to do things one religious way is to view it from a limited scope of perception. You are not limited to what you have learned here in this particular paradigm. Most of what you have learned in school unfortunately has been created by beings that were simply part of the Divine Grand Plan. These beings are known as archons, malevolent Anunnakis, reptilians, greys, members of the Illuminati, among a whole host of other names.
Yes. These groups have performed acts that have appeared less than loving in the eyes of the awakened and awakening, although many of us on this planet have in some way or another been hurt by these forces. In this now moment it should be known that these are not our enemies at all. If those bad things hadn’t happened in your life, you may not have been woken up to realize your true self. These things will be confirmed at the moment full consciousness is finally established. ALL THINGS COME TO THE LIGHT EVENTUALLY. Even souls that live lives of darkness come to the light because they originally came from the light. Those beings that have been malevolent are moving forward in their own evolution. They and their minions will be energetically transported to another planet comparable to Earth to finish out their karmic cycle. Terra now continues to shake off the remnants of that old cycle. Use discernment. All can be confirmed with the one you believe in; the one that is guiding you. You all have the ability to tap into the Akashic records because they are very much in your DNA. When you live unlimited, you may find life a little easier to bear and more full of surprises than you’ve ever seen.
PLAY with your gifts
The recent energies that entered our atmosphere have activated deep within our DNA many inherent spiritual gifts that we all have. Things such as mental telepathy, discernment, teleportation, aura reading, omniscience, omnipresence, interdimensional travel, time traveling, and transmutation among others, are available now to play with and enhance within our beings. It is very important to play (sounds a little silly huh?). The more we play the easier the energies flow in our favor and the more we have a good time and don’t focus on the heaviness of still being here. This is a time for inner and outer listening. Our attention is needed at this time because a lot of things we’ve been intending are beginning to manifest before our eyes. Also we are being given answers by the quiet still voice (which we all have) that is pointing us in the direction of what we have been asking for in our lives.
Know that all is Light
In this new paradigm, good and bad is not defined. This is not to say we can do what we want without consequences. We can do what we want as long as it does not interfere with Universal Law. That being said, there is no difference between good and bad because what is perceived as bad is that which shakes us up and in turn pushes us toward the Light. Everything comes from the Light and to the Light everything always returns.
Talk to strangers!
We are taught as children to not talk to strangers. If we shouldn’t talk to strangers, how can we make friends? Of course again discernment is always necessary when choosing who and who not to talk to. At this moment a lot of people are needing healing through physical contact; whether that be with words, a hug, a smile, or a note that says “Everything is perfectly well”. When you see someone in need of Light and Love, even if you do it in your heart, give them the Light and Love you would want someone to give you if you were feeling down. And technically, no one is a stranger because we are part of a Universal Oneness that can never be truly disconnected.
As Gregg Prescott and Michelle Walling have said in previous articles, QUESTION EVERYTHING. Some readers may wonder why these Teachers sometimes focus on reptilians and black magic. They are shining Light on an aspect of our evolution (darkness) that many are too scared to touch on. Something admirable about the Teachers is that they question everything and consider all angles of creation. That being said, question everything! Question your religion that you were raised under. Question this article! Question what you see on the news and what your friends tell you. Question science, question government, question your professors, question questions! We no longer have to fear what we don’t understand. Instead try something new and question what you don’t understand.
Accept and respect
This is the now moment for integration of our beliefs. No one belief is fully correct nor fully incorrect. Therefore, it is wise to accept and integrate any beliefs/religions that come across your path. For example, if you identify with Christianity, and a Muslim or Buddhist comes to you in a peaceful manner speaking about their beliefs, even if you don’t agree, it is best to just listen and take the meat and throw away the bones however it resonates with you. Often, if you give someone that respect, you will most likely be given the same respect if you choose to speak to them about your beliefs.
This solar eclipse caused a great surge of energy to enter the atmosphere. It caused the deepest, oldest, most buried issues to make their way to the surface for more healing. Though it may not seem like it, this is just the beginning of the fabulous life you’ve been attracting to you. Keep your Light high and bright. Meditate (there are so many ways to do this), speak your truth, Love as you would like to be Loved and Celebrate! This is a learning and growing experience for you and Source because you ARE Source. This means you are multi-dimensional and Lovingly unlimited. And so it is because we are One. Namaste 😉
The Number Five
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
‘Penta’ = 5/23 = ‘Nature’
In Music, to which’ condition all Life aspires as the Universe is a musical symphony, the so-called ‘Perfect Fifth’ is the most consonant (stable) musical interval within tone ladder. Both the names ‘perfect’ and ‘fifth’ have the same ‘26’ “Partnerships” vibration of also the name ‘Pythagoras’ so little wonder that He came up with this first ‘String Theory’! And, ‘A Perfect Fifth’ is a ‘17’ “The Magic Star of Venus” like the word ‘Music’ itself as well as ‘Logic’. What’s more, “Music’-‘Logic’- ‘Life” = ‘33’ = ‘Aspiration’!
The word ‘SUN’, ‘spelled’ as ‘365’ is a 5/14, called “Movement and Challenge”, like the following selection: ‘GOD’ ‘ALL LIGHT’ ‘QUANTIZATION OF LIGHT ENERGY’ ‘ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY OF LIGHT’ ‘ELECTROMAGNETISM’ ‘TIME’’ ‘MIND’ ‘BRAINS’ ‘TEN’ ‘ALL THOUGHT’ ‘EYES’ ‘IDEAS’ ‘TEAM’ ‘DAY ONE’ ‘BIRTH’ ‘MYTH’ ‘GALAXY’ ‘ALL THERE IS’ ‘PHI’ ‘QUASAR’ ‘QUBIT’ ‘BIG BANG THEORY’ ‘BIG BANG MACHINE’ ‘ALL IS ENERGY’ ‘MASS-ENERGY’ ‘BINARY MODE’ and Albert Einstein’s immortal formula ‘E=MC^2’, and, funny and good enough, ‘LUCK’, ‘JUNK’ ‘PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE’ ‘META’ ‘MAYAN CULTURE’ ‘COSMOTHEOLOGY’ ‘ALL BEING’ ‘A SUPREME BEING’ ‘ROYAL’ ‘A STEADFAST BEING’ ‘TELECOMMUNICATION’ ‘CHAKRA’ ‘MULTIPLICATION BY TIME’ ‘THE TRUTH IS IN THE HANDS OF NATURE ONLY’ and ‘THE TRUTH IS IN THE HANDS OF GOD ONLY’ and ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ ‘SMILE AT LIFE AND LIFE WILL SMILE AT YOU’ ‘PHILOSOPHY OF MIND’ ‘PERFECTIONING THE WHEEL’ and ‘IN NATURE WE TRUST’ ‘A TRANSCENDENTAL EVOLUTION’ and….. ‘IN THE BEGINNING’, ‘A MATTER OF TIME’ ‘EVERYTHING HAS ITS TIME’ ‘A MOMENT IN TIME’ ‘A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE’ ‘BIG TURN’ ‘IN REALITY’ ‘SAY YES’ ‘BACK TO BASICS’ ‘MAKE A DIFFERENCE’ and….’MATHEMATICS IS NOT AN OPINION’ and ’CONSCIOUSNESS MATTERS’ and ’A THEORY OF EVERYTHING’
It is to be recalled that Baruch de Spinoza, renowned Dutch-Portuguese philosopher of the 17th Century, with great foresight ‘formulated’ the nature of the Cosmos in three words: MODES, a 5/23; SUBSTANCE, a 5/32 and ATTRIBUTES, also a 5/32 as well. These are all Mercury vibrations, the planet closest to the Sun and first recipient of its ‘information’! As to the obvious question why all of this comes out of the woodwork right now, as you probably know, all of us are about to leave the ‘Age of Pisces’ and on 23 January 1999 we have arrived on the threshold of the much sung-about astronomical ‘Age of Aquarius’. A Kabbalah numerological analysis of this and related facts yields the following rather circumstantial evidence in connection with the above, to start with a selection of the 5/23 vibration:
‘URANUS’, the Aquarian Ruler, ‘MERCURY’ ‘THE MESSENGER OF THE GODS’ ‘TEN NUMBERS’ ‘DNA AS NUMBERS’ ‘ALL IS ONE GEOMETRY’ ‘PENTA’ ‘NATURE’ ‘OUR COMMON NATURE’ ‘MASS-ENERGY-CONSCIOUSNESS’ ‘A LANGUAGE OF THOUGHT’ ‘LOGIC AND REASON’ ‘MORAL UNIVERSE’ ‘I EXIST, THEREFORE I AM’ = ‘I AM, THEREFORE I EXIST’ ‘HUMAN BRAIN’ ‘NATURAL CREATIVITY’ ‘GOOD IDEA!’ ‘FANTASY’ ‘WORLD SOUL’ ‘SYMBOLS’ ‘COSMIC BALANCE’ ‘COSMIC VIBRATION’ ‘COSMIC ORDER’ ‘HUMAN INITIATIVE’ ‘PLATO’ ‘A SHARED VISION FOR A BETTER WORLD’ ‘DEALISTIC THOUGHT’ ‘REALISM AND DEALISM’ ‘THE WORLD WE LOVE’ ‘TIME TO RETHINK EVERYTHING’ ‘MIND AND HEART’ ‘MORALITY’ ‘HEALTH’ ‘ETHICS CULTURE’ ‘GLOBAL PEACE’ ‘CIVIC LIBERTY’ ‘MY HOUSE IS MY CASTLE’ ‘TALKING ABOUT A REVOLUTION’ ‘HEAL THE WORLD’ ‘THE LIVING PLANET’ ‘THE POWER OF SIMPLICITY’ ‘SO ABOVE, SO BELOW, SO ABOVE’ ‘THE HUMAN EMERGENCY’ and ‘THINK DIFFERENT’…..‘THINKING OUT OF THE BOX’!
Followed by these clearly connected 5/32’s which carry the name “Communication”:
‘THE AGE OF AQUARIUS’ ‘THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT’ ‘THE TRUTH IN NUMBERS’ ‘MATHEMATICAL NATURE’ ‘THE MAGIC OF NUMBERS’ ‘MOTHER NATURE’ ‘QUANTUM MIND’ ‘NUMBERS A LANGUAGE OF THOUGHT’ ‘THE ORIGIN OF LANGUAGE IS SOUND’ ‘NATURE SPEAKS WITH A THOUSAND VOICES’ ‘DOWN TO EARTH’ ‘INTUITION AND INTELLECT’ ‘ALL LIVING FORMS ARE IN FLUX’ ‘DEGREES OF FREEDOM’ ‘IT IS THE TONE THAT MAKES THE MUSIC’ ‘VIBRATIONS’’ and ‘GOOD, GOOD, GOOD VIBRATIONS’ ‘MUSIC IS THE SPIRIT OF REALITY’ ‘THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE’ ‘BEING TOUCHED BY NATURE’ ‘TRANCENDENCE’ ‘AWESOME POWER’ ‘SEIZING THE MOMENT’ ‘COLLECTIVE DNA’ ‘NATURE IS CONSTANT’ SMALL IS STILL BEAUTIFUL’ ‘FREE AS THE BIRDS’ ‘THE ART OF THE LONG VIEW’ ‘NATURE AND HUMANITY PARTNERSHIP’ ‘THINGS SHOULD BE CLEAR AND SIMPLE’ ‘AND NEW PHILOSOPHY PUTS ALL IN DOUBT’ ‘PYTHAGOREAN THINKING’ ‘THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW, SO PRETTY IN THE SKY’ ‘WHAT YOU SAY IS WHAT YOU ARE’ ‘TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT’ ‘THE TRUTH IS ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE’ ‘THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH’ ‘SPINOZA’ ‘SPEAK SOFTLY BUT CARRY A BICK STICK’ ‘FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE’ ‘NEUROSCIENCE’ ‘NEUROLOGICAL CAPACITY’ ‘SYNCHRONICITY’ ‘SPIRALS AND DOUBLE HELIX’ ‘THE THEORY OF CELESTIAL INFLUENCE’ ‘COUNT TO BE COUNTED!’ ‘PYTHAGORAS AND PLATO’ ‘BORN TO BE ALIVE’ ‘BLESSING IN THE SKIES’ ‘THE UNIVERSE IS A SYMPHONY’ ‘MUSIC IS THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE UNIVERSE’ ‘MUSIC IS OUR NATURE’ and ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’!
Take that in on 31 May 2012, by the digits of the date a ‘14’ like the ‘365’ of ‘SUN!
About the Author
Jelle U. Hielkeman is of Dutch/Frisian farmer’s origin (1947) and has lived in Rome since 1975, where he has been working for the United Nations for thirty years in the field of Earth Observation from space in the context of global Food Security. His frequent travels across the globe spanning five continents, coupled with a keen interest in the interaction among philosophy, science, religion, and politics, enabled him to make a wide range of observations on the relationship among names, language, and numbers with rather amazing findings.
More about these Thoughts and what to possibly do with them can be found on rainbow21122012.org andgci.org.uk
11/11/11: How Friday Is Tied to the Mayan Apocalypse
|Some believe the end of the Mayan calendar, Dec. 21, 2012, will usher in a new spiritual era or even a doomsday. And it so happens the timing of next year’s winter solstice may have led to a link between 11/11/11 and this Mayan apocalypse.
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Friday’s numerical date is written out as 11/11/11. And for some people, that number sequence is more than a coincidence or inevitability — it’s a spiritual signal linked to 2012 Mayan prophecies of both doom and spiritual renewal.
Nov. 11, 2011 mythologies are pervasive on New Age corners of the Internet, with believers suggesting that 11/11 numerical sequences are signals from angels or numbers with hidden meanings. Even people who think little of numerology are finding meaning in the day: The Orlando Sentinel reports that Walt Disney World will host 11 weddings on 11/11/11.
But perhaps the most intriguing 11/11/11 mythology to pop up is the number’s link with the supposed 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. The ancient Mayan long-count calendar ends on Dec. 21, 2012, and some people believe that this date will usher in a new spiritual era, or even doomsday. Nov. 11, 2011 most likely became linked with Dec. 21, 2012 when believers noticed that the U.S. Naval Observatory had set the exact time of the 2012 winter solstice for 11:11 Universal Time on Dec. 21, according to John Hoopes, a scholar of Maya history at the University of Kansas.
It’s essentially based on the notion of synchronicities,” Hoopes told LiveScience. Synchronicities are meaningful coincidences, he said. And while everyone has a psychological tendency to find minding in random patterns the subcultures that believe in 2012 mythology tend to be those that dabble in psychedelics and cannabis, drugs that increase feelings of synchronicity.
“If it seems like the 2012 mythology was thought up by people on drugs, it’s because it was,” Hoopes said.
The meaning of 11
Indeed, the U.S. Naval Observatory now lists the official time of the 2012 winter solstice, when Earth’s tilt is angled as far away as possible from the sun, at 11:12 Universal Time on Dec. 21. This has not stopped 2012 believers from focusing on the 11:11 time.
In part, this is because 11:11 mythology has been floating around online for some time. The website 1111spiritguardians.com holds that noticing a clock when the time is 11:11 is a signal from “1,111 fun-loving Spirit Guardians, or Angels.” Other times, such as 12:12, 10:10 or 12:34 are messages, too, according to the site.
These numbers may seem special to people because they stick in our minds, Hoopes said. No one remembers looking at the clock when the numbers don’t make a pattern.
“People are more likely to remember 11:11 than they are, say, 4:29 or 6:53 or 3:17 or something like that,” Hoopes said.
Psychologists call the temptation to find patterns in random data pareidolia. This phenomenon is also responsible for visions of the Virgin Mary in toast or other objects.
Once you accept 11 as a meaningful number — whether because it looks so symmetrical or because you keep seeing it on your digital watch — it’s easy to find the number everywhere. One article on the website 2012rising.com ties together the Mayan calendar, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the average length of polarity reversals of the sun’s magnetic field, and the author making post number 1111 on a 2012 message board.
“The sun having an 11.11 year cycle, the winter solstice of 2012 falling at 11:11 and people all over the world finding themselves bombarded with 11’s [sic] just as science is predicting some kind of majestic solar event at the peak of this current cycle seems more than coincidence,” the author writes.
(Solar activity does indeed peak about every 11 years, potentially disrupting satellite communications, but according to NASA, there is no special risk associated with 2012 and the peaks are not expected to be different than previous historical peaks.)
With all these 11s to pluck from, 11/11/11 predictions are flowing fast. New Age adherents have predicted everything from end-of-world scenarios to the ushering in of a new spiritual era.
“The buzz on the net and on Twitter and elsewhere is that 11/11/11 is the unofficial start of the 2012 metaphysical year,” Hoopes said.
Even moviemakers are cashing in on the action, with a horror/thriller movie titled “11-11-11” set for release on the date. The plot of the movie centers on a scary, mysterious force that will enter the Earthly realm at 11:11 on 11/11/11.
Non-commercial predictions tend to be more positive than doom-centered, however. The number 11 is seen as a signal that all people are one, for example, and the date is more likely to be seen as an end to greed and disconnection than as an end to humanity. That puts 11/11/11 prophets in a different class than those such as Harold Camping, who predicted a Biblical doomsday in late October.
What the Mayas would say
to read more, go to: http://www.livescience.com/16979-11-11-11-mayan-apocalypse.html
What’s So Special About the Date 11/11/11?
In medieval times, numerologists — those who searched for the mystical significance of numbers — believed all numbers had both positive and negative aspects … except for 11. In the words of the 16th century scholar Petrus Bungus, 11 “has no connection with divine things, no ladder reaching up to things above, nor any merit.” Stuck between the divine numbers 10 and 12, 11 was pure evil, and represented sinners.
That doesn’t bode well for Nov. 11, 2011, the date when three 11s will align for the first time in a century. A new horror film, “11/11/11,” has even been made for the occasion, and it plays on (or perhaps plays up) people’s fear of coincidences surrounding the number. Film characters experience the so-called “11:11 phenomenon,” a tendency to look at the clock more often at 11:11 than at other times of the day. In the film, this is a warning of what’s to come: “On the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year, a gateway will open … and on this day, innocent blood will spill,” says a voiceover in the trailer
Indeed, the 11:11 phenomenon is widely reported in real life, with entire online discussion forums dedicated to figuring out what the number means. People say they feel haunted by 11s, which appear to them eerily often. To them, the impending date is bound to seem ominous.
On the flip side, some modern-day numerologists have deemed 11/11/11 auspicious, and according to local news sources around the country, an unusual number of couples have planned to marry on the day. The number 11 is also a favorite of gamblers — particularly blackjack and Keno players. So, amid all these alternative perspectives, what’s the real deal about repeating 11s? Is there anything special about the numbers lining up?
No. With regards to the 11:11 phenomenon, rather than being a supernatural warning sign, psychologists say it is a classic case of “apophenia,” or the human tendency to find meaning or patterns in randomly occurring data. This condition feeds on itself, because the more conscious you are of something — such as repeating 11s — the more often you’ll notice it in the world around you, and thus the more certain you’ll become that the pattern is real.
In online forums about the 11:11 phenomenon, people often say they didn’t notice how many 11s appeared to them until hearing about the phenomenon from someone else. This is a tell-tale sign of apophenia: When they found out about the phenomenon, they subconsciously started keeping track of all the 11s they saw, with each new sighting seeming more significant than the last.
Just as there is nothing to fear about 11/11/11, there is no reason to be optimistic about the date, either.
According to Alan Lenzi, professor of religious studies at University of the Pacific who studiesbiblical numerology, seeking meaning in numbers is a natural human tendency. “Cognitive scientists have demonstrated that the human brain is hard-wired to look for meaningful patterns in the sensory data it collects from the world,” Lenzi told Life’s Little Mysteries.
In most situations, this cognitive wiring helps us: It enables us to pick important information out of a background of random noise. But sometimes we overdo it by finding patterns where they aren’t — from faces seen in the clouds to numerical coincidences. Once found, these patterns “are easily imbued with imaginative meaning,” he said.
There is nothing unusual about the time 11:11 or the date 11/11/11, but our brains can’t help noticing the repeating digits, and seeing them as meaningful. “Numbers that are already significant to us, such as calendar dates that also coincidentally fall into an obvious pattern, become doubly significant,” Lenzi said. “11/11/11 is another example of people doing what people are cognitively prone to do: find significance.”
Rare Date: Today Is Once-in-10,000-Years Palindrome
Today might not seem any more special than yesterday or the day before, but it is a once-in-10,000-years event. Nov. 2, 2011, written out numerically, is 11/02/2011, which on its own makes it a very rare eight-digit palindrome date, meaning that it can be read the same way frontward and backward.
But, as one scientist has found, there’s much more to this date that makes it truly one of a kind.
This century features a relative wealth of eight-digit palindrome dates; today is the third date so far, and there will be nine more. In fact, we live in a relative golden age of palindrome dates: Before 10/02/2001, the last eight-digit palindrome date was Aug. 31, 1380 (08/31/1380)
“Eight-digit palindrome dates are very rare, and are clustered in the first three or so centuries at the beginning of a millennial, and then don’t show up for 600 to 700 years, until they appear as a cluster in the next millennium,” said Aziz Inan, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Portland who crunches palindrome dates in his spare time.
The reason these dates are so rare is that the day number can’t exceed 31. Consider, for example, a date in the year 1401. When you flip around that year, you get 1041, which is problematic because the day number, 41, exceeds the number of days in a month. That pattern carries on for the next several centuries, and is why a similar drought of eight-digit palindrome dates will set in after the year 2380. [Is Pi ‘Wrong’? Mathematicians Say ‘Yes’]
And while eight-digit palindrome days are rare, Inan said that no date this century, or even until the year A.D. 10,000, will be quite as special as today.
“If you look at the date as a number, 11022011, it has very special properties,” Inan explained. “It is the product of 7 squared times 11 cubed times 13 squared. That is impressive because those are three consecutive prime numbers. No other palindrome date, up to A.D. 10,000, is like that.
“Not only that, if you write it out as 72 x 113 x 132, you’ll notice that even the superscript power numbers – 232 – are a palindrome.”
Inan also charts seven-digit palindrome dates, which aren’t quite as rare: 26 of these fall within this century. Some people think this is cheating, he said, because it allows eight-digit, non-palindrome dates such as Feb. 10, 2012 (02/10/2012) to count as a seven-digit palindrome (2/10/2012).
“I thought the same way at first, but then I came to think that it should count because it’s still a full date number that corresponds to a single day in the calendar system,” Inan said. “People get excited when they show up, so to me, I say the more the better.”