Imagine someone asks you the time. You look at the clock and it’s 11:11 a.m. Then later on that night, after going to bed, for no good reason you open your eyes and catch 11:11 again. You may think it’s purely coincidence. Then it happens the next day, and then again and again until you say, “What on earth is going on?”

People all over the world are noticing 11:11. You too? If not, you may start noticing as well. Google the 11:11 phenomenon and you’ll question how it could be mere coincidence. I used to believe in coincidence but an abundance of remarkable synchronistic occurrences completely convinced that nothing is a coincidence! People are seeing these numbers not just on the clock but in all kinds of places where there are numerical digits (i.e. on signs, license plates, store receipts, etc.). For those who are acutely aware, they're noticing (symbolically) when four vertical lines are seen next to each other. However, the clock is the most prominent messenger. Yes, I say ”messenger,” because it is widely thought that we are receiving a message through this set of numbers.

In my book I Can See Clearly Now: How Synchronicity Illuminates Our Lives, I write: “More and more people are catching 11:11 repeatedly on their clocks, and this phenomenon is known to reflect humanity’s collective permission to change the course of earth toward peace, instead of prophesied destruction. Many believe it’s a wake-up call, a reminder that says we’re on the track to earth’s new reality. This connection most resonates with me. However, the meaning should be ultimately left to the individual. I’ve heard many different interpretations of this number combination. Some simply regard it as good luck and make wishes when they notice it.”

In numerology, the study of numbers, the number 11 is known to represent illumination. When my spiritual awakening began back in October of 1994, I kept catching 11:26 on the clock, and elsewhere. That was the first time I realized that there really was something to numbers and the Universe was really trying to get my attention.

The number 26 is my life path number which then adds up to an 8 (26/8). It took me some time to realize that I kept seeing 11:26 because it was marking the illumination of my life path. During this time, I was receiving all kinds of messages that the intensive exploration of my spiritual path was my life path and that I would become an author and teacher, and disseminate information about synchronicity and help others grow their own spiritual awareness.

By the way, you get your life path number by adding all the digits of your birthday. For instance, if you were born on 1/6/1960, you would add 1 + 6 + 1 + 9 + 6 + 0 and get 23. Then you add 2 + 3 = 5 (23/5). Dan Millman’s The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Living Your Life’s Purpose is an excellent resource for understanding these life path numerical meanings.

With the 11:11 phenomenon, many report tuning within to discern the meaning for themselves. Are you catching the 11:11 fever? What does it say to you?

Author's Bio: 

I am the author of the three-time award-winning book, I Can See Clearly Now: How Synchronicity Illuminates Our Lives, published March 2008 by iUniverse. One of my greatest passions is to spread the word about synchronicity (meaningful coincidences) in order to help others recognize this gift in their lives. You can learn more about this book at

My spiritual path began in October of 1994, when I realized that we are constantly graced with meaningful signs, not mere coincidences, through our relationships, nature, numbers, events--basically all things this world is made up of. In my book I share my twelve-year spiritual odyssey that describes my awareness of these mysterious forces that guide, validate, and help us live our lives. I'm grateful to as another vehicle to share my messages.

I Can See Clearly Now: How Synchronicity Illuminates Our Lives is available on and other online book sites, as well as for order in any bookstore in the world. I also lead workshops about synchronicity and angels, and created the CDs Ask Your Angels for a Message (Meditational) and Feeling Joyful & Abundant in a Changing World (Interactive). Please visit my website for more information at Check out my radio show at, or my blog which features the "Synchronicity of the Month" at If you're on Facebook and love synchronicity, please consider joining "Mary Soliel's I Can See Clearly Now ~ Synchronicity Group."

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