By Fatima Ariadne
This time I’ll just rant and tell my WEIRD true story, so no self improvement tips for you today…sorry ^__^. However if you still want to read, you are very much welcome!
This is almost the 4th or 5th month I’ve seen twin numbers in a strange way, appearing everywhere I go, particularly at the cellphone or laptop digital clock. When I never expecting it at all. It will show “beautiful” numbers like : 11:11, 1111, 111, 1:11, 17:17, 15:15, 2:22, 22:22, 333, 12:34, 4:56, 13:31 etc etc. Even when I came across a random Islamic website, there was once a page explaining the exegesis of Qur’an suraa 11:111. Every encounters will almost always left a wow effect on me.
Well but you got the picture! (I hope ;))
At once it seems like coincidence. But within one day, I can see this kind of twin numbers appearing over and over again. Not just in clock. Sometimes in streets, surfing on forum, or room numbers I happened to pass by. I write this…..simply because seeing these numbers became too frequent. I’m not a paranoid person but this has reached the point that it scares me. Hahahaha.
The very beginning I noticed was when my mum made a phone call with me, and when she said “bye” and hung up, the cellphone timer displayed “Duration 11:11”. I thought it’s a funny number. But when I clicked the call history, I was shocked to see many strange duration numbers lining up in there!
2:34, 4:56, 1:11, 3:33, 11:33, 11:44, 2:22…..and so on.
There was one day where everytime I look at the laptop clock, it’s always twin number. At first 13:13, then 14:14, then 15:15 the last. But when I consciously expected 16:16, I didn’t get it. Also another day, when I watched a Youtube video and clicked the video backward randomly, suddenly it just played in 11:11, then 2 : 22 in the next random click.
The most frequent number I see is 11:11. I can meet this 11:11, 1111, or 111 number everywhere, and almost everyday. One occasion was I weighed a sample on the lab, and the digital scale showed number 0.1111 g! I was shocked and when I lifted the sample and its container, the scale showed -59.5959 g. Strange!
Now now I swear by Allah as I write this, I really accidentally saw 18:18 on my laptop clock, hahahahahaaah xD! And no….I don’t expect that kind of number or wait slowly until it appears. It really comes resembling coincidence. I just stare at the clock out of the blue, without any “agenda” and poof….see the number.
I started to think “this is too frequent, this can’t be coincidence. Oh God, what are You trying to tell me!”.
This is for example, one of the 11:11 and 1:11 “coincidence” when I surfed a forum, that made me laugh my butt off. Note that I DON’T photoshop anything except the red thingy using Paint (I just feel the need to censor the guy’s avatar) :
And from a recent cosmetic product I gained from winning a contest (it has 313131) :
Even when I played my computer game (as well as forum browsing and seeing my desktop’s clock)
(UPDATE July 26th, 2013. The greatest irony is, this post that you’re reading now about 11:11 got 111 hits. Now I truly believe that even the Higher Power has a sense of humor)
Now imagine if you see that kind of number not just once or twice BUT several times a day. You’ll be….what? Surprised? Feeling crazy? But that’s what I’m experiencing!
So when my fiance rang, I told this story of “magical” twin numbers to him. And to my surprise, he replied….
“You know what, baby. I experienced this kind of numbers too lately. But not as crazy as yours”
I jumped from my chair, “are you damn serious??”
“Yes, 11:11 too. Actually I see a lot of twin numbers everywhere” then told me his “numbers” experience. How every time he looked at the clock, he would see 11:11, 12:12, 0:00, not to mention what he sees on the street, and so on.
We laughed out loud on the cellphone.
Too good to be true. But wallahi (swear by Allah), it’s true. Proof that reality is stranger than fiction, huh?
There is No Coincidence
One of an online buddy said that the numbers could have something to my “fortune”, like numerology and stuff. No – to all of it. It’s not for muslims to indulge in divination, including numerology. Yeah I’m indeed a fan of metaphysics and woo-woo stuff, but that doesn’t mean I jump recklessly to harm my Islamic faith.
So the safest alternative to find answer? Consulting my wise “friend”, Sophia. (Please don’t get irritated if I will mention her name a lot. Without her, 90% content of Decoding Eden will be just aimless rants! :D)
Me : “Sophia, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve seen 11:11 and many other twin numbers. I think almost everyday I see that. Last night I phoned my fiance, and the phone call ended in 11:11 PM. So I texted my fiance to tell this, and he said he also saw 23:23 in his cellphone clock.
That’s too DAMN crazy! Why do I and him BOTH must experience this stuff? What are these numbers trying to tell us? Are they signs or what?”
Sophia : “Nothing is coincidence in this world”
Me : “I know, I know! These numbers are too impossible to be coincidence! They keep showing themselves!”
Sophia : “Calm down, Ari. LOL, numbers are dead things. They’re just medium to tell something. Numbers have no consciousness. There is external force that bring them to you. You believe in qadaa and qadar, Ariadne?” (i.e. destiny and pre-destination)
Me : “So you’re saying, The Divine bring these stuff to me? Why would He?”
Sophia : “Everything happens for a reason. Everything that appears in your life in the form of people, places, things, and events, appears for a reason so you can learn something in this lifetime. There is no coincidence in Divine vocabulary, Ariadne”.
Me : “Oh sorry, but how about free will? I do all my stuff on my own will, and see those weird numbers as the fruits of my own free will based actions”.
Sophia : “Even if you have a free will in calling your fiance, and still ended up getting the number 11:11 and whatever twin numbers without you planning it — How do you know that your free-will really belongs to you, or that The Higher Power inspired it to you? How would even your subconscious mind notices such difference?
“Now, Ari, how’s your and your fiance’s life lately?”
Me : “Stagnating. Close to sh***y. My fiance is trying to get a new job and struggling his business. I’m still struggling with my research. Yeah, we kinda feel like life have no direction, lately”.
Sophia : “The Divine is just showing you that His Power and Cognizance is in all things. He is showing you that you are not a lone, aimless wanderer in this life. The twin numbers is just how Divine telling you that you are “on the path” all this time. Everything is in His surveillance and cognizance. The Divine just indirectly telling you, “hey, I AM here, I’M always near you everywhere you go. I AM the home you’re looking for. I’M closer than your own veins. Invoke Me”
Me : “You sure that’s the meaning?”
Sophia : “I suppose…..that’s the meaning. Sure there are more, but that’s all what I can think about”.
Me : “why do the Divine give me all that? And why my fiance experienced the same too?”
Sophia : “Don’t you realize your gift, Ariadne? Whenever you and your fiance, both, stray from the path, Allah is quick at giving you warning. He doesn’t let you wander too far before making you realize the mistake you’re done. How many people stray too far and only after they fall hard they “get it”?
But even if it’s “yes”, I’ve been familiar with such thing “signs from above”. All my life. Some through dreams. Some through coincidences and “whatnot”.
Could it be my encounter with twin numbers just another one, either warning or signs? Sure it could be.
But what it leads to, honestly I’m clueless. I don’t know. Yet.
(P.S. If you readers have experienced this too, please do share your stories here! :D)