11:11:11: What Do You Desire?

Do you often glance at the clock, or grab your phone to check the time and find that it’s just gone 11:11 or 1:11?

I do. On an almost daily basis.

There’s a lot of talk about the 11:11 phenomenon and what it means, but the general consensus (and I’m about to get a bit woo woo on you here) is that when 11:11 consistently appears, “lightworkers” are being called to action. Or in an easier-to-digest framework, you (lightworker extraordinaire that you are) are being given a gentle tap on the shoulder from the Universe to remind you to live spontaneously, trust your hunches and lean in towards faith and truth.

Heart-opening stuff.

Further, it’s said the 11 sequence is accompanied by a sort of energetic flow that takes you on a grand tour through the outer corners of your mind – the place where revelation and ‘aha moments’ sit covered in dusty debris. This means – if you so desire – your ability to tap into truth and inherent wisdom is heightened, and so are your abilities to manifest your thoughts into reality.

Yes, yes and YES! Sound good or what?

11 Appearing In My Life


I’m haunted (in the most delightful way) by the number 11 and below are just a few ways it appears in my life:

+ Birth: I was born in November, the 11th month.

+ Death: When I received the call from my Dad a week ago about my Granny passing away, I hung up the phone, looked at the time and it was 11:11 on the dot (this often happens when something big or out of the ordinary occurs for me).

+ Marriage: We wanted to get married on a Saturday so Friday 11 May was out for our wedding, so instead we chose the twelfth – 12.05.12, or 1 + 2 + 5 + 1 + 2 = 11.

+ Blog: My blog was launched on 11 June.

Tech: Funnily enough, the digits of my mobile phone number add up to 11.

And that’s just the start.

2011 (there’s that 11 again) has been a huge year for my personal growth and I’ve found that it’s usually when my energy is elevated and I’m going through a period of personal change (or intense pondering) that  11 shows up in my life more frequently. The vibe I’ve gotten this year is that I’m on the right track and my “buddies” are giving me a little nudge to say “Hey kiddo, you’re doing good – just keep those wheels a-spinnin’ alright. Stay hungry, keep movin.’”

And that’s just what I intend on doing.

Harnessing The Power of 11


It would be remiss of me not to say first up: Happy 11.11.11 to you all! May your day be magnificent and rich with opportunity as you connect with your “inside people” (as Sarah Wilson calls them) and cast your dreams wide and far. It’s time to step into your starring role!

Today, and the next time you see 11:11, be cognizant of the subtle energies around you. Hang out a bit in that shimmering heart space of yours and reflect on what’s playing on your mind. Really ponder what it is you’re hungry for.

You might have heard the expression “11:11 – Make a Wish” but I encourage you to take things one step further by looking within and asking:

What big ideas am I contemplating right now?

What are you hearing? You’re being given a tremendous vote of confidence from the Universe right now and that shiny, big window of opportunity is now open.  Everything is aligning, and you’re preparing for something huge and spectacular to unfold in your life. Bravely accept the invitation to grow.

Something a Bit Exciting!


Given that today is the 11th of the month, it also happens to be the five month birthday of my bumbling bloggy baby, In Spaces Between – a fact that thrills me to no end!

A ginormous thank you for checking in on her daily, for filling her little head with words of wisdom and for holding her hand as she grows and stretches with each passing day. Muchas gracias senoritas!

+ And now for a couple of questions: Do you see 11:11 or 1:11, and if so what does it mean to you? Have you ever thought about it in the context of being anything more than a bunch of numbers? I’m so interested to know so let’s chat in the comments below!

Images: 1. Pinterest 2. Jonas Peterson 3. Castle Crowns Cottages

11 Comments to “11:11:11: What Do You Desire?”

  1. This has been happening to me and my man non-stop for about four months now. Now we just call it out whenever we see it…”Eleven eleven!”…”Nine eleven!”. It’s so weird that it’s happening to both of us. He reckons it’s intensified in the last 24 hours!

    I think it’s a gentle show of magic from the universe to draw your attention to the mysterious, to the unexplainable, to remind you the ‘other’ realms still exist.

  2. Integrering post!

    I try not to Think too much about these things, because I’m haunted by the number 666 haha! It’s in my social security number! and the other day, when I went to the ER, my waiting number was 666 too. Weird… ;)

  3. Hi Rachel
    Great post! I have many friends who are deeply connected to 11:11 – there’s a whole movement isn’t there!
    I come to you via our very lovely friend Camilla…. that chic makes friday a happy day at work for me!
    I look forward to reading more of your work!

  4. Marthe: 666? Eep! Perhaps you can hone in on you’re lucky number and it might start appearing everywhere for you?! :) xx

    Mika: Firstly, I LOVE your name, it’s always been one of my favourites! Thank you so much for stopping by, Camilla sent me the link to your blog the other day and I was telling her how beautiful your writing was. So nice to see you over here and yep, the 11:11 thing does seem to pop up for lots of people. xx

  5. Hi, I just followed your blog link from a wonderful blog I follow-(http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au/2011/12/8-things-im-loving-at-the-moment/) and goodly goddesses! I started reading it at 11:01!! this morning. I have the number 11 appearing all the time. Mostly when I glance at the time. 11:11 and 10:11 are most common, 9:11 which came quite a few times over a week period. I talked to a friend about it and really could not figure out what it meant or what to do. Was something going to happen? do I buy a lottery ticket? were they dates? was I going to meet someone then? these all crossed my mind. I feel some what relieved now, and look forward to tuning in to when it happens again. Thank you for the insight! I so look forward to browsing your blog.


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