Thursday, April 25th, 2013. Filed under: Amazing Universe Consciousness Esoterica Spirituality The Awakening
Marie Jones & Larry Flaxman, New Dawn
Imagine waking up at exactly the same moment night after night for
years and seeing the same time appear on the alarm clock beside your
bed. For those who experience this strange occurrence, their first
thoughts might be that it was random chance, or simply the product of an
overactive imagination. But is it? Is there perhaps a hidden message that is encoded within these mysterious events?
It is most assuredly not their imagination causing them to awaken at
exactly 11:11pm each night, or to see “11:11” appear on digital
readouts, watch faces, billboards, signs, and even calculators. The time
prompt phenomenon is real and it is happening to people all over the
The significance of “11:11” may be linked to the coming enigmatic
year of 2012, when some scholars believe that the exact moment of
transformation predicted in the Mayan Calendar, and prophesied by the Hopi,
the Hindu and even the Bible itself, will occur at 11:11am GMT. This
theory further suggests that our “junk DNA,” the approximately 97% of
our non-coding DNA, will somehow be responsible for triggering this
spiritually awakened state of consciousness.
Regardless of one’s belief in the numerous theories surrounding 2012,
those who find this mysterious number sequence appearing over and over
again, often for years at a time, the significance seems elusive.
Some believe the time prompts, which do not always have to occur at
11:11, may be a type of “wake up call” from a source of higher
intelligence. Perhaps these entities are eager to alert our attention to
both personal and collective changes we are soon to deal with. Others
report experiencing paranormal or spiritual events
during these time prompts. Some have even claimed to see their guardian
angels, or encounter aliens and ghosts! Others still report nothing but
an annoyance that a particular series of numbers seems to haunt and
taunt them as they go about their daily lives.
“I wake up every night at the same time, sometimes 11:11pm, sometimes
1:11am, 2:22am, 3:33am,” a geophysicist told us. When asked if anything
unusual occurred, he said no, but that the very circumstances intrigued
him. Was the brain triggering this nightly occurrence, or was there an
outside, external source causing the influence?
Others report the exact same circumstances, even down to looking at
clocks throughout the day and noticing the time to be 11:11a.m.,
1:11p.m., and on and on. Each time they looked, they became “aware” of
the synchronistic pattern,
but did not really understand what was behind it. Is it sheer
coincidence? Is the brain itself acting as an inner alarm clock, or
One woman told us: “I have this problem and it really IS becoming a
problem… I don’t even wear a watch anymore, I’m always looking at the
clock at 11:11am/pm and 1:11am/pm. I’ll even wake up just to look at the
clock at 1:11am… It’s getting worse, too. Last night I woke up at
1:11am, 2:22am, and 3:33am!”
Another individual named Cinde, had much to say about these prompts.
First of all, I try very hard NOT to follow man’s time. To me,
clocks and the structure of time were created by man to control man, and
I simply do not want to be controlled by anyone. I do have to follow
it for work, however. The rest of the time, I try to simply go by
natural time. No clock required.
I work 2nd shift. So I’m up pretty late. And because of this stupid
phenomenon, I don’t sleep well at night. I tend to wake up at 11:11pm
(on my night’s off), followed by 1:11am. Sometimes, but not always, it
will continue with 2:22, 3:33, etc. But that is rare.
As a result of not sleeping well, I tend to snooze in the mornings,
relaxing, cat napping, and watching TV until I FEEL it’s time to get
up. When do I get this “feeling”? 11:11am. I’ll get up, do what I
have to do, and hang around until it’s time to get ready for work. I
have an alarm set for 1:30, since I have to leave by 2. But it never
fails, I will look at the clock early, and it’s usually 1:11.
On one online message board, one person reported: “Everyday of my
life it seems I see, 1:11, 2:11, 3:11, 4:11, 5:11, 6:11, 7:11, 8:11,
9:11, 10:11, 11:11, 12:11, I was born on 4/11/89, I’ve been seeing 11:11
for quite sum time now and I know there is no way it can be a
coincidence (sic), I have so many unusual 11:11 stories…”
One of the more intriguing reports: “One of my sightings that really
stands out is walking past 2 boys wearing bright red football shirts as I
turned round to look back at them (don’t know why I did) they both had
number 11 on their backs!”
Over at AngelScribe.com, readers post their stories of encounters with invisible angels at such times as 11:11, 2:22, and on.
“Last night as I pulled into my driveway, I looked down at my mileage
and it read 11,111.1! Weird! Than (sic) I woke up this morning at
2:22am! This is just getting too weird! Those Angels are working their
“In the summer of 1978 I began seeing 1111. I also see 111, 222, 333,
etc. Sometimes I’ll wake in the middle of the night at exactly 1:11.
These numbers have appeared on boxes, license plates, house numbers,
friends addresses, phone numbers, totals at the grocery store.”
“I woke up at 11:11 last night! I had only been asleep a short time!
This morning I was outside with my granddaughter and she said she wanted
to go in! Weird, she never wants to go in! LOL… so we went in and sat
in the rocking chair and turned a video on… I noticed that the time on
the VCR and cable box was 11:11! I love the little reminders… makes my
day go so much better!”
It seems that the more people we had an opportunity to speak with
while writing our book, the more we came to realise that these stories
all seem to share common, recurring traits. Is there a scientifically
objective reason why the time prompt phenomenon seems so incredibly
common? From a statistical standpoint, it would seem patently obvious
that there was some type of connective correlation. But what? And
equally as important, why?
Perhaps, the truth combines elements of all these explanations.
But it’s not just the number 11 that is showing up in people’s lives –
often accompanied by unusual events or profound insights. Sometimes
it’s 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 or any combination of digits that sparks a pattern
and shakes us out of our complacent view of the world as random and
Throughout the history of human experience, mysterious numbers and strange sequences appear.
Even in nature we find numbers, often grouped into sequences and
patterns that seem to form an underlying structure to all of reality –
both the seen and unseen.
Two of the most stunning examples are the Golden Ratio and the
Fibonacci Spiral, both of which imply a higher order of measurement
behind what many of us take for granted, like the proportion of our own
bodies, or the layout of petals on a flower.
The Golden Ratio,
also known as the Divine Ratio, the Golden Ration and Golden Mean, is
an irrational number of approximately 1.618033988749. This ratio is
found throughout the natural, scientific and man-made worlds as the
highest expression of balance, symmetry and aesthetics. This fundamental
formula can be described as “the ratio whereby the ratio of the whole
to the larger section equals the ratio of the larger section to the
Referred to as “phi,” this ratio is present in many sacred icons such as the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Giza,
the structure of a five-pointed star, a Pentagram (a sacred object to
followers of Plato and Pythagoras) and even in the outline of the
Acropolis near Athens, Greece (which takes the shape of a Golden
Rectangle.) Most notably, as represented by Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous
Vitruvian Man, the golden ratio is present in the structure of the human
body, with outstretched arms and legs showing the Golden Ratio at work.
Sacred geometry is the realm of the divine nature of numbers,
suggesting that the great churches, temples and megalithic structures
and monuments that mark the earth follow a pattern based upon heavenly
properties and resonances.
Harmonics and music actually form the foundation of many of the
accepted mathematical laws. Even within the field of sacred geometry,
the basics of musical theory provide a structure from which the divine
and the human find common ground. One such example is the famous Rosslyn Chapel
with its remarkable display of sacred geometry and the use of symbol,
harmonics and numbers to convey a sense of otherworldliness, and a
Rosslyn Chapel is a 15th century chapel designed by
William Sinclair of the St. Clair family of Scottish nobles descended
from the Norman knights, and some claim, linked to the Knights Templar.
Originally known as the Collegiate Chapel of St. Matthew, Rosslyn has
gained notoriety from the recent best-selling book and movie The Da Vinci Code by
Dan Brown, which served to further inextricably link it to the legend
of the Holy Grail. Many historians and esotericists even insist the
Grail legend itself ends at Rosslyn, where ensconced deep within its
walls may lie a secret that only music itself can unlock.
Father Richard Augustine Hay was the principle authority of the
Chapel and St. Clair Family. He wrote that Rosslyn was unlike any other
house of God’s service, and that it was a “most curious work, that which
it might be done with greater glory and splendour.” Sir William is said
to have engaged the services of the best masons and workmen available
in Europe at the time to build this magnificent structure. Hay and other
Rosslyn researchers suggest that the west wall of the Chapel was
intended by design to be a model of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall. In
addition, in 2005, mystical symbols carved into the stone ceiling were
reportedly discovered which appear to be a musical score hidden in 213
cubes in the ceiling. The cubes, when combined, formed a series of
patterns that resulted in a one-hour musical accompaniment for 13
Many scholars insist that these musical tones and corresponding
patterns on the ceiling cubes are far more than mere coincidence, and
that one day we may be able to unlock a medieval secret by repeatedly
playing the proper frequencies. While some have attempted, so far the
musical mystery remains just that.
Even the Universe itself can be described in both harmonic and
mathematical terms. In fact, some scientists and mathematicians believe
that our Universe is comprised of six discrete numbers, and that these
numbers are so precisely tuned as to suggest the presence of a higher
intelligence at work. Call it the “Universal Symphony” if you will.
In his book Just Six Numbers,
Sir Martin Rees, the Royal Society Research Professor at Cambridge
University and Astronomer Royal, makes a bold case for explaining how
these six fundamental numbers can explain the entirety of the physical
cosmos. These numbers, “constant values that describe and define
everything from the way atoms are held together to the amount of matter
in our universe,” were somehow imprinted during the Big Bang itself and
began a process of cosmic evolution that allowed for the creation of
stars and galaxies, as well as all of the necessary energy states that
govern matter and force as we know it.
The six fundamental numbers that shape the Universe, and helped make it in the first place, are:
Nu – “N” a critically huge number with the value of
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. This is a ratio of
the strength of electrical forces holding atoms together, divided by
the force of gravity (which is 10 to the 37th power) between
them. If this number were smaller, even by a few zeros, it has been
posited that the Universe’s lifespan would be too short for biological
evolution to occur. As Rees states, a short-lived universe would mean
that no creatures could ever grow larger than insects, with no time for
biological evolution to unfold. Thus, a buggy world indeed.
Epsilon – 0.007 – Another ratio, this time the proportion of energy
released when hydrogen fuses into helium. This number defines how firmly
atomic nuclei bind together and how all of the atoms on Earth were
made. The value of epsilon controls the power from the Sun and how stars
transmute hydrogen into all the atoms of the periodic table. Carbon and
oxygen are common, and gold and uranium are rare, because of what
happens in the stars. Were this number 0.006, or 0.008, Rees states that
we could not possibly exist, again suggesting that the minutest tweaks
would have resulted in a universe far different than this one.
Omega – The cosmic number 1 or omega measures the amount of material
in our Universe – galaxies, diffuse gas, and ‘dark matter’. Omega refers
to the relative importance of gravity and expansion energy in the
Universe. According to Rees, a universe with too high of an Omega level
would have collapsed long ago; too low, no galaxies would have formed.
The inflationary theory of the Big Bang says omega should be one, but
astronomers have yet to measure its exact value. Some scientists point
to the finely-tuned initial speed of expansion as a hint of Creative
Lambda – the force of cosmic antigravity that was discovered in 1998.
This is an extremely small number and appears to control the expansion
of the Universe; however, it has no effect on scales of less than a
billion light years. If Lambda were any larger, its effect would have
stopped galaxies and stars from forming and cosmic evolution would have
been “stifled before it could even begin.”
Q = 1/100,000 – The basic seeds for all cosmic structures such as
stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies, all of which were imprinted in
the Big Bang itself. The fabric – or texture – of our Universe depends
on a number that represents the ratio of two fundamental energies. If Q
were smaller, the Universe would be inert and without structure; if Q
were much larger, the Universe would be a violent place where no stars
or suns could exist, dominated by giant black holes.
Delta – 3 – the number of spatial dimensions in our world. Rees
argues that life can only exist in three dimensions, not two or four. At
least in our Universe, but not necessarily in others. This number it
seems has been known for hundreds of years, but is now being viewed in a
whole new way, especially in light of superstring theory, which posits
that the most fundamental underlying structure are vibrating
superstrings that operate in a potentially 10-dimensional “arena.”
“Mathematical laws underpin the fabric of our universe – not just
atoms, but galaxies, stars and people,” Rees writes. The goal of
theorists, Rees continues, is to one day “encapsulate the essence of the
physical laws in a unified set of equations.”
These six numbers allow for the absolute “rightness” of the universe
that we live in, a rightness that in turn allowed for all the perfect
chemical and physical combinations, events and interactions to lead to
the creation of stars, galaxies and planets.
English astronomer James Jeans said, “The universe appears to have
been designed by a pure mathematician.” The laws that govern motion,
gravitation, force and matter are all, at their foundation, mathematical
laws that give order to nature and form the bedrock of all physical
reality. The word “astronomy” itself means “law of the stars,” and those
laws have their basis in mathematics.
While many consider the mix of science and spirituality to be
tantamount to oil and water combining, there are some spiritually
leaning scientists who look to this fine-tuning of our Universe as an
indication of an intelligent force behind all of creation. Is it beyond
the realm of possibility that God may be a number? Though no scholar has
yet come up with the perfect divine equation, it is still quite evident
that the mark of a master Mathematician with deep respect for numbers
is behind what we perceive as our reality.
The “God numeral,” according to physicist Scott Funkhouser, could be
an unimaginably big number, say 10^122, or 10 times itself 122 times.
This number seems to show up in some very critical cosmic instances,
appearing first in the late 1990s when scientists began researching the
presence of dark energy. This energy is believed to be behind the
accelerating rate of expansion we see in our universe. This same number,
albeit with a give or take of a factor of ten, appears in other
important ratios, such as the ratio of mass of the observable Universe
to that of the smallest “quantum” of mass, which is 6×10^121. In the
current Universe, one of the measurements of entropy that determines the
many ways in which particles can be spatially arranged is 2.5×10^122.
On a more microcosmic level, our personal lives mirror this same
fundamental truth. We live according to numbers. Whether we ascribe to
the beliefs of astrology, which tells us about our character traits
through the positioning of stars at the times of our births, or we are
the result of DNA and its own numeric structural forms, numbers own us.
Regardless, we seek to find meaning and understanding in them when they
appear over and over again in our lives. There are those who even
believe that numbers have the power to shape our lives, our
relationships, and our destinies.
Numerology consists of a number of systems, traditions or beliefs
that posit a mystical or esoteric relationship between numbers and
physical objects. Numerology and numerological divination were popular
among early mathematicians such as Pythagoras, but are now regarded as pseudo mathematics by most modern scientists.
According to accepted scientific tenets, it would not be entirely
accurate to call numerology a science. Rather, it can best be described
as a belief system founded on the concept that the “number behind a
name” can literally dictate a person’s destiny, future, and fortune.
Like astrology, numerology is based upon the idea that everything, even
the names we were given by our parents at birth, has a profound meaning
and purpose in the realisation and unfoldment of our individual paths.
From the jobs we choose to the places we live, to the mates we give our
hearts to, people throughout the centuries have studied their
astrological and numerological charts and signs in hopes of gleaning
prescient information and patterns which might enable them to make
better informed life choices.
The human brain is hard-wired to seek and find patterns wherever it
can, in order to understand a complex situation or arrangement. This
phenomenon, known as “matrixing,” or more commonly “pareidolia,” is a
universal human response. The term pareidolia, according to Wikipedia,
describes a “psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random
stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant.
Common examples include images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in
the moon, and hidden messages on records played in reverse.”
Many studies support the brain’s ability to not only construct
patterns based upon evident information, but additionally, to assign a
time upon them. To wake up once at “11:11” would mean little… but if the
brain makes a neural connection after waking up twice at that specific
time, that connection would then become an embedded time code that will
continue to manifest, becoming a learned response.
If indeed the brain can tell time, and if the brain engages in the
matrixing of meaning in an attempt to discern a pattern, how can we then
know whether a time prompt is just a time prompt, a sheer coincidental
event dictated by the Law of Truly Large Numbers or something more
miraculous? Remember, according to that law, when there is a large
enough sample of people or subjects, pretty much anything can happen.
Perhaps we will find out on a numerologically significant date, when our collective “junk DNA”
may be triggered, sending us to a new level of conscious awareness.
Maybe we will find out individually, as the meaning behind the math
sinks in through our experience as we find ourselves guided by a higher
source along our path.
Either way, one thing is certain – we will know what the sages and scholars knew before us.
It all comes down to numbers.
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
About the Authors
Marie Jones & Larry Flaxman are the authors of 11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences and Synchronicities and The Resonance Key: Exploring the Links Between Vibration, Consciousness and the Zero Point Grid. They can be reached via their website at www.paraexplorers.com.
Thanks to Zen at: http://www.zengardner.com