What makes you feel spiritually connected?
And does seeing repeating numbers like 11:11 hold any significance to you?
A personal story • 11:11
I posted on my Instagram a few days ago about how I’ve been seeing 1’s everywhere and asked if anyone is into numerology because I know nothing about it, other than that some people believe that seeing repeating numbers has deep significant meaning and that some believe that it is totally random. But I’ve noticed 1’s popping up for quite a while now, so I thought that I would wait a bit before reading anything about it just to see if it kept happening.
I look at the clock and see 11:11 usually at least once (if not twice) a day. I noticed that I had 111 emails the other day. The day that I posted on Instagram about seeing the 1’s, my newest picture had 111 likes on it. When I looked at my story the next day, it had been 11 hours since I posted it, and when I went back to my feed I had 1 like, 1 comment, and 1 new follower.
The day that I had 111 emails, I pulled an affirmation card that says “the universe has my back”. The day that I posted about the appearance of the 1’s, a friend responded with a suggestion of a book called “Raise Your Vibration: 111 Practices to Increase Your Spiritual Connection”. It’s something that I don’t talk about often, but I’m working through the 12 steps and have been putting off starting on my 11th step, which is “we sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out". It was blatantly clear to me that all signs are pointing to the need to work on my spiritual alignment.
It’s 11:01 as I pick this up again today to finish writing about this, and I’m working on my 11th step which is talking about being mindful of the ways that we can be spiritually connected, whether it’s through prayer, meditation, time in nature, or absolutely WHATEVER that looks like for you. This is something that has felt lacking for me on and off over the years, so I’m feeling pretty amazed at all of the signs that I’m noticing that are pointing to being more attentive to my spiritual needs.
What makes you feel spiritually connected?
Some of you might find all of this to be a little woo, some of you might find it not quite woo enough, but my point in sharing is to process some of this just by writing it down, to share my experience in case anyone has experienced anything similar, and also to say that spiritual connection is something that I struggle with and that I’m taking some steps to address it.
Today I’m starting this process of being more aware of my spiritual well being by thinking about it and writing about it and sharing about it. I know that, for me, I feel more spiritually connected with I slow down and listen to my body. When I've had enough water to drink. When I take even five minutes to stretch or pray or meditate. When I have a chance to be quiet in nature.
Does anyone else struggle with this? What do you do to stay spiritually connected?
A few resources
Here are a few resources that I wanted to share in case anyone else has experienced something similar, either with seeing repeating numbers and wondering what they mean (if anything) or with wanting to feel more spiritually aligned and not knowing where to start.
This is an article and optional 16 minute podcast about repeating numbers that I found through a Google search. I really like Sarah's approach to it, because she talks about synchronicity and alignment, but also about coincidence and not reading TOO much into it. If you don't take the time to check it out, here is an overview:
IF YOU'RE SEEING REPEATING NUMBERS...
Trust your intuition in knowing the difference between a sign and a coincidence.
It may mean that everything is aligning very nicely,
that you’re in the flow,
that you’re on the right path.
If nothing else, just say thank you.
• If you're interested in the book that was recommended to me, you can find it on Amazon HERE. It's called Raising Your Vibration: 111 Practices to Increase Your Spiritual Connection by Kyle Gray. I haven't read it yet!
• Stone suggestions for increasing synchronicity: charoite, malachite, moldavite, nuummite, snowflake obsidian, opal, ruby.
• Stone suggestions for spiritual energy, growth, or awakening: clear quartz, tibetan quartz, turquoise, moldavite
• App for guided meditation: Headspace App
(I have this app on my phone, but have yet to try it! I have heard so many good things from so many friends!)
So that's a little bit of what I've had on my mind lately. I would love to hear from you! Have you experienced anything similar? What do you do to stay spiritually connected? Would you like to hear more from me about my thoughts on this as I do more learning and growing?
Until next time,
P.s. I finished writing this at 11:11. Not kidding.