Is the Universe Sending You a Message?
We’ve all been there. You know, that feeling when you look at the clock and it’s 10:10, 11:11, 3:33, 4:44 and you feel like something is up.
While these sequences continuously pop up in seemingly mundane places like clocks, addresses, license plates, phone numbers, billboards, labels, and more, some people claim that this occurrence is anything but ordinary.
Coincidence… or Synchronicity?
First introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, synchronicity is the idea of unrelated things coinciding to create a meaningful occurrence. For those of us who experience numerical synchronicity, this means seeing specific number patterns repeatedly in unrelated situations and places.
Author Marie D. Jones explains that there are two sides to the story of synchronicity. The first being that numerical synchronicity is simply an effect of how our brains are hardwired.
“Our brains are ‘trained’ to identify order and patterns,” Jones said. “So, once we see something that stands out to us – such as a symmetrical numeric sequence like 11:11 or 333 – our brains make sure to notice it, again and again, amidst a sea of other information it could be noticing.”
But those of us who experience these kinds of occurrences on the daily can often feel that there is some kind of meaning behind the coincidences – a feeling that Jones understands.
The daughter of a scientist and a spiritualist, she believes that there is room for both truths to coexist. In other words, neurology and spiritual influences could be hand-in-hand causations. Jones herself is a believer who, after seeing “3’s” repeated all her life, was inspired her to write her first numerology-related book, “The Trinity Secret.”
Using the logic that numbers and mathematics are the language of the universe, Jones says it makes sense to her that they could be used by a possible higher source – aliens, say – to communicate with humans.
The Meaning Behind the Numbers
According to Jones, 11:11 is “the highest numeric sequence one can experience; a prod from higher sources to pay attention to the present moment.”
This sequence can be a wake-up call to bring one’s attention to the present. If you see it, take a moment to note your surroundings, circumstances, and mental state in that moment. Is there an opportunity in your midst, or a sign you’ve been looking for?
Tune into your inner wisdom, it may be telling you that you’re on the right path, or at least in the right place at the right time.
Jones said 333 is considered a very powerful and sacred sequence. Three, associated with the idea of a trinity, is seen as a perfect number. It could be representative of the need to align the body, mind, and soul.
Jones pointed out that Native Americans, along with other earth-centric cultures, revere the number four since it represents the four elements, four cardinal directions, and four seasons. Some sources say “4” is also representative of home, or one’s household.
This is often seen as the number of change. It could mean that a shift in your life is approaching, or that one is needed to deviate you from a potentially troublesome path.
While in the Western culture 666 is seen as a representative of the devil, in China it’s actually a lucky sequence that signals opportunity and blessings coming soon.
Anna Ortiz is multi-media journalist who specializes in extraterrestrials/U.F.O.’s, quantum physics, astronomy, paranormal encounters, anthropology, science fiction, and more. Read some of her other work here.