So, that’s what I did – almost every day for the next year – lots and lots of thank you’s until about a month ago, another overwhelming day of 11:11 occurred. Of course, by this time I was seeing 1111 and 111 on clocks, watches, receipts, addresses – everywhere! Anyway, here’s what my angels had to say about 1111 at that time (on July 11, 2006):
It is with great pleasure that we share with you the reason for the 1111 sightings that have been baffling you for several months now. The sightings are not so much to urge you to take action of any sort as much as they are for your enjoyment. They are reminders that we are all on the same spiritual path together and we all share a common objective to bring peace and understanding to the planet at this time. Many souls are working towards this common goal, and many of them are participating as you have been in the sightings of the 1111. This is all you need to know at this time regarding this phenomenon.
Two weeks later, I received a “download” regarding 1111 and wrote about in my journal:
I was standing under a hot shower this morning when it suddenly occurred to me that 11:11 is a call to be my authentic self – that in spite of the often restricting and conforming pressures of family and society and the feelings I have had from time to time that tell me that something is terribly wrong with the world and that I don’t belong, or that I am somehow different and alone and helpless to change the world, 11:11 occurrences not only affirm the opposite to be true, they are also a wake-up call of sorts – a very special and personal call that crosses all cultural, religious and racial boundaries, encouraging me (and many thousands of others all around the world) to take action, to lead by example, to forge an authentic path by willfully choosing to step off the culture train of fear. And while it says all this to me, by its very nature it also tells me that we live in a benevolent universe, a universe where there are helpful, loving forces around us at all times – no matter who we are and where we live. And to this end, it is my understanding that having an inherent sensitivity to 11:11 is not just about acknowledging and thanking the angels for watching over and guiding us, it’s also about cultivating an attitude of responsibility for the state of the world, gently urging us to step out from the crowd in the uniquely loving ways that we can.
For several amazing true examples of how 11:11 interacts in my life, please see this link.
For the continuing story of my spiritual journey, please see this link.
(For my previous story, see this post.)
Delving further into George’s sites, I found they contained a lot of information I was unfamiliar with, and a lot that I was. But, interestingly, the more I read on the message board, the more I felt a whole lot of love for all the other people like me who had found that board because of 11:11.
After a few hours of reading, I ordered George’s first book – the reading of which I talk about here
UPDATE–October 21, 2011: More than five years have passed since I found the 1111 angels message board. And, although I definitely enjoyed the numerous interactions I had with many different people there, I have not participated in any discussions since 2009 as I came to discover, over time, that the site enforced a few rules and espoused a few beliefs that caused me to feel uncomfortable, and to otherwise question my continuing participation. That said, I am grateful to George and the 1111 family for doing what they do, and for the time I spent with them. I also found Fire the Grid and Shelley Yates as a result of a post that someone had made on that board. And I am very grateful for that too.