“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.”

– Stephen Fry, actor and author.

The 11:11 Message

It has been revealed by many, that there is a significance about the date November 11 or 11-11. Some of the interesting explanations are as listed below:-

(1) – “This 11:11 New Moon will be an infusion of Light. New Moon’s are always a powerful time for setting your intentions. As the moon’s light grows, so does your manifestation. This 11-11 is particularly powerful for initiating change…” – by Kari Samuels.

(2) – “Dear ones, on November 11, the exalted moment of 11:11 for this year, the Archangels hold the Celestial Gateway open so you can access your Golden Template of Light — the 5th dimensional template for your new crystalline light body holding the frequencies for full divinity within your human form….It has been divinely decreed that on this day of 11-11, your new Golden Template is activated for you to fully download into your life….The greater intention for this 11:11 empowerment has always been to ground Divine Energy into the depths of the Earth so that planetary evolution will prevail….Unity consciousness is the resulting force pervading the hearts of all humanity…” – by Shanta Gabriel.

(3) – “The 11 11 Awakening phenomenon is a pre-encoded triggering sequence to activate a massive wake-up call for starseeds to a higher mission to accomplish in your connection together… You have great unlimited and untapped divine power together in unifying in the holy matrix, the light field consciousness …Yes, it is true, you can change the world. By the Mother frequency with Gaia…use your divine will to unite….What is required is to have the higher divine matrix on line and available so that the field can hold to higher consciousness and resonance for sacred technologies that serve unity, law of one and peace.” – by Shekina Rose.

Also in numerology, 11 is considered a Master Number. Its divine meaning – “Illumination / Enlightenment” . Over the last two decades many people have frequently noticed the appearance of 11:11 on their watches/digital clocks, receipts, etc . In spiritual circles, 11:11 is also known as the representation of the dawn of a new human consciousness on our planet – an awakening to wisdom within that reminds us of our higher purpose in life… to create peace in this world.

Life … Not What It Seems To Be

Life is truly complex. In my reiki healing practice, most of my clients have something to complain about, during our conversations. Apart from health and wealth issues, they would tell me how bad their relationship is with their spouse, children, colleagues, etc. . Almost always, they give me the impression that they are the ones at the receiving end i.e. the victims. A significant proportion of my clients who are married, complain about their spouse. During my initial observation, these people do appear to be the gentle ones, who were seemingly treated unfairly by their other half. However, when I meditated upon a few of these cases, Archangel Michael would indicate to me that it had nothing to do with present injustice but rather karma from past lives. These married couples apparently had shared lifetimes before. In those incarnations, it was them who were the ‘perpetrators.’ Thus, life isn’t always what it appears to be. At this juncture, it is imperative to stress that karma isn’t about punishment. It merely implies unfinished business or relationship imbalance from past encounters.

Empathy is gained via experience. As such, in order to understand what it feels like to be ‘at the receiving end’ of a bad relationship, our souls plan it for our future lifetimes, with agreement from the other karmic partners. That, I suppose is why spiritual teachers and gurus often claim that ‘Life Is Fair’ and preach that we reap what we sow. I agree with my clients that life can be painful, physically as well as emotionally. Many who are in depths of despair, tell me that life is suffering. Not too long ago, I chanced upon a video of a medium/clairvoyant who claims she was communicating with the spirit of Buddha. I can’t verify the authenticity of that contact but the message was meaningful. In the communication, Buddha clarified to the medium that he did NOT preach that life was about suffering. Instead, he incarnated to teach people how to find happiness in spite of suffering (if any)… and he explained the method to do so, was by controlling our mind. Instantly, that reminded me of a blog post that was written by a man working for the US army. Interestingly, he did not complain about inconveniences or having to miss his family when given overseas assignments. Instead, he described them as ‘paid vacations’! This brings me to the thought that ‘Attitude Is Everything’.

Indeed, it is beneficial to view ourselves as empowered humans, capable of turning things around for the better, instead of helpless victims of life. Without challenges in this world, there would be no opportunities for learning, I believe… and possibly, the growth of our soul would also stagnate.