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1111, Synchronicity and other Signs
1111 this is my number.
A number that supposedly symbolizes that angelic beings are close by to bring you clarity and protection. For you to monitor your thoughts carefully so they may manifest into your reality, as well as to pay attention to your surroundings.
This number has shown up in my life on and off the past few years. I first started noticing it in 2017. In 2018 or 2019, I don’t remember seeing it to the extent that I was before.
Now…. it’s back!
I’m Not a Voodoo Hippie Chick
First let me just say that I am not a weird, superstitious, voodoo hippie chick that looks for signs in everything, type of person…. usually. However, I will admit I am a curious person by nature, and I LOVE to research.
With that being said I definitely feel like I have been called to notice certain things lately and thought it would be fun to write a post about it to see if anybody else has any stories of signs or synchronicities.
Lately, nearly every day unintentionally, I find myself looking at the clock or my phone at the exact time that it reads 11:11, morning or night, it doesn’t matter.
Sometimes text messages are sent through marking this time in my text feed. But it is not just the time on the clock when I encounter it, I find this number in multiple forms in many places. Receipts, my Fitbit, and billboards are just some of the places it keeps popping up.
The New Doctor
Most recently my new doctor is at an office residing at this address. But not just any doctor…
If you have been following my posts for the past several months you probably know that I have experienced pregnancy loss twice recently. The most recent loss landed me in an ambulance, in which for new insurance purposes, I had to be taken to a different hospital. This is not the hospital that my normal obstetrician serves at. The obstetrician on-call in the ER that day saved my life! She gave me instructions on how she wanted to follow-up with my care, which meant a trip to her actual office a month after the loss.
I pulled up to the busy parking lot, a little nervous to be starting over with a new doctor that doesn’t know any of my history and as I approached the door, I happened to look up and above the door were the numbers “1111”! I couldn’t believe that the address of my new doctor is this same number that keeps appearing to me lately. I got a little tingly. I was hopeful and took it as a sign that I was right where I was intended to be.
I wrote before about noticing butterflies before and after my first loss last fall. Before I knew that I had lost Delaney I saw a small yellow butterfly in my toddler’s window. Seeing butterflies signifies reassurance that a recently passed loved one is resting peacefully. I go into a lot more detail in this post and include an excerpt from the website I read it from.
Then there is synchronicity. This is a big one! Ever since I can remember or was old enough to notice anyway, I can recall odd “coincidences”. Such as hearing the same thing for the first time in a day from multiple sources, like about something that leads you to check it out. Or when you start thinking of someone and then end up seeing them or getting a call or message from them out of the blue. Even seeing or hearing the same scripture repeatedly throughout a week.
As I write this, I can think of tons of other odd little circumstances of synchronicity that I have encountered, yet I realize I am unable to describe them to you in a way that would make sense or have any profound meaning to anyone other than me (hmm). I think that is because synchronicity is personalized little cues just for you, kind of like an inside anecdote that is only intended between you and the universe.
A couple of weeks ago I came across a new Bible study on You Version that piqued my interest. The Secret to Hearing God inspired by the 2019 film Harriet. I had never seen a Bible plan on the app before that was based off a movie. Intrigued, I jumped right into this short little 4-day study and it was good.
At the end of the four days I found myself wanting to watch the movie. Which is a little out of character for me just because I really was not into history in school. To be honest, I usually found myself even nodding off in that class…horrible I know. Still though, I knew she was a runaway slave that saved hundreds of other slaves through the underground railroad.
BUT what they don’t tell you in school about Harriet Tubman (unless I was asleep and don’t remember) is that the main reason she was so successful in doing this is because she had visions before things would happen and her and God where really tight, like really really!
She talked to God before and during these desperate times in her life and depended on Him fully for guidance. And as you know she was very successful and changed the course of history. A lot of past historians speculate that her gift of hearing God and seeing visions was because of a traumatic brain injury when she was a slave. If I had to guess I would say a lot of that doubt and speculation was from unbelievers.
So anyway, the movie was very enlightening. It was late one evening when me and my husband had just finished watching it. We went on to get ready for bed and he went to the kitchen and I heard him exclaim “no way!”
I ran in the kitchen to see what was going on and he points at the kitchen drawer. I look over and see a frog sitting on the handle (I so should have got a picture for proof). We both just stood there staring at it with our mouths open. Where did it come from?
Our house was built on a concrete foundation so there is no underneath to our house. More importantly was it seriously able to jump 4 foot off the ground in one leap or did it take its little time adhering sideways to all my kitchen surfaces before reaching his destination perched on the handle of the drawer, getting his toad-like slime all over my kitchen?
So weird! Either way, he just sat there staring at us, we were clearly more alarmed with his presence than he was with ours. I gently scooped him up and took him outside.
So, I’m sure you can guess what I had to do next. I went straight to Google to find out what it means. With the movie fresh in my head I felt like it was only natural to explore this further. I wanted to tap into my inner Harriet Tubman to see if this could be some sort of sign for me. The very first website I came across said that frogs found inside the house signify abundance and fertility. Wow! I’ll take it! So strange the timing of that.
Tying it All Together
It is true that it has been a very difficult season for me and my family over the past year and I am not willing to rule out that it is possible that I am just searching for comfort, answers and hope. Maybe that is the reason I have been sensitive to noticing these different things.
Regardless, it is also true that there was a multitude of signs being used in the biblical days from God to communicate with different people and prophets when He wanted to get their attention.
These days we don’t see as many obvious signs as we read about in the Bible. We live in different times. With modern technology, we are surrounded by distractions and a lot of noise.
Could it be that God is still trying to communicate with us in whatever way He can?
I think so. I think we need to be sensitive and look a little deeper. I believe in signs from God and angels.
Hearing the same thing multiple times from multiple sources, being brought to the same scripture numerous times a week, seeing people after thinking about them, being brought to the clock at the same time every day, very well may be God’s way of getting our attention and keeping us on our path. Don’t just always disregard it. Lean into it.
(I took a few days to complete this post and in the meantime check out how many followers I hit on the blog’s Facebook page while in the process of writing this!)
Tell me your stories and encounters with signs and synchronicities.