I pickup my cellphone and 4 perfectly identical digits are showing me the time: it’s 11.11, make a wish!
WHAT DOES 11.11 MEAN?
If you often see a combination of 1s or 11s, it is said you need to pay attention to what you are thinking, because in that moment your power of manifestation increases significantly. Or at least, that is one of the interpretations. Some say it means the angels are here to protect and guide you.
I like the idea that when I see 11.11 ‘s , it is a sign I am in tune with the flow of the Universal energy, and that the Universe will grant me a wish.
The 4 digits cover most of my screensaver: a blurry image of a super-healthy green juice with a list of the ingredients. I read that if you drink one of these potions daily, it can slow-down the ageing process. The screensaver is a reminder to follow this age defying tip but in reality I’ve made it once! Time for a screen update.
Meanwhile, on the top-right corner of the screen I see I have 11% battery left and a notification over my email app tells me I have 11 new messages. This is a biggie: four 11 ‘s on one screen!
I quickly take a screenshot to share it with one of my best friends. The idea is to send it on to her while it’s still 11.11, so she can benefit from the same energy. but by the time I over-think about my lack of green-juice intake, crop the screenshot image and attach it to my WhatsApp message, the time changes to: 11.12am.
And in the midst of it all, I forget to make my wish. I send the Whatsapp message anyway.
11.11 MAKE A WISH – IN THE BEGINNING:
When I was little, my parents gifted me a super cool Soundesign digital alarm clock (/slash) cassette-player (/slash) radio. It was baby pink and I absolutely loved it.
I was living in Alscace (France) at the time, so I must have been around 9 or 10 years old.
The digits on the clock were bright red. But I could adjust the brightness, which I thought was so techy and advanced at the time. It was through this beloved device and its big red numbers that my fascination for the double 11s started, and double 22s as well.
I can’t remember exactly when it first started but I always felt a sense of “luck” when I caught the exact time of 11.11 in the morning or 22.22 at night. Hence, I created a special ritual for these moments: I would think of a wish and to really earn it, I had to stare at the clock without blinking until the fourth digit changed over to the next minute.
Putting myself through stingy eyes for sometimes up to 59 seconds made me feel I really deserved my wish to come true. There was no countdown of the seconds, so I never knew how long the staring could go on for. It is incredible to think that at such a young age, I needed to “earn” my wishes. I didn’t deserve them to simply manifest with no efforts.
My wishing machine was on my bed side for many years; at least until I moved out of my parents’, just before my 18th birthday.
THE 11.11 MAGIC CONTINUES…
That fascination for numbers and magical signs stayed with me. Many years passed before I learnt that I wasn’t the only one feeling this way about 11.11 and other combinations. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that many others around the globe make wishes at those times (.quora.com/Why-do-people-make-a-wish-at-11-11-Why-is-it-considered-lucky-to-make-a-wish-at-that-time-Is-an-11-11-wish-real ). Probably without the wide-eyed, staring torture.
I believed at some subconscious level that one must work hard to earn rewards. That wishes don’t come true so easily, that you must deserve them and that asking for more than you already have is greedy. A belief that I still have to manage and tame today.
The 11.11 and 22.22 magic continues on today and I share it with others whenever possible, so that more and more people get a chance to make special wishes.
Sometimes this happens in the most awkward places. I was on the dentist chair once, wearing weird plastic goggles and a big blue bibs when I noticed the time… and said:
“Before we start Doctor, it’s 11.11, make a wish!”.
The great news is, you don’t really have to wait for the next 11.11 or 22.22 to make your wishes. It is always the right time to start creating dreams. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to manifest for a while, let’s chat and see how I can help you make it happen!