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How many of us have been told: “it’s 11:11 make a wish!”? I’m sure almost everyone has heard it, but have you ever wondered why 11:11 is so darn special?

Other than being a good time to make a wish, or propose a new dream, 11:11 is also the only time during the day (going by a 12-hour clock) that all four digits on the clock are the same. Although, for some people, it seems that catching 11:11 comes easier for some than it does others.

In Numerology, the number 11 is what links the mortal and the immortal. Based on this many people believe that when the clock strikes 11:11, a portal to heaven opens, which is why the association is made for wishes being granted. Others believe that 11:11 is symbolic to a synchronistic portal.

As to explain why many people repeatedly see the number, there could be three possibilities: chance, predisposition, and acceleration. Another reason could be synchronicity.

Chance explains how you just might happen to see the number. For example, you pull out your phone and you see that it is 12:12 or that you have 22 percent power left.

Predisposition could be that you are just attracted to certain numbers. If you have an attraction to certain numbers you are more likely to see them.

Acceleration explains why you see the number repeatedly and then begin to wonder about it. Therefore, you will see if more often afterward.

Synchronicity is a powerful current between seemingly different people, places, things, and/or phenomena that somehow comes to be as a number or series of numbers.

The theory that I thought was the most interesting, however, was that when you see 11:11, whether it’s the calendar date like today or the time on the clock. It is a friendly little sign from your soul, higher-self, or even the whole Universe, whatever you equate as God, that everything is aligned properly in your life and that you are exactly where you need to be at that moment.

No matter what it is exactly that draws you to this number, there is no questioning the power behind numbers. If you take anything from this article, maybe you could ask yourself, are you where you want to be in life? Do you find yourself constantly looking at the clock, and realizing that it is 11:11? If you do, do you make a wish? Sometimes, even the slightest moment, the smallest wish can give you hope for a better present and future, and if so the next time you notice that it is 11:11, you could be exactly where you need to be in your present.