For about 25 years, people have been noticing a strange "coincidence;" it seems every time they stop to look at the clock, it flashes the time 11:11. Even people who are not on a conscious spiritual journey have grown aware of these repeating numbers. Spiritual centers and metaphysical churches all over the world began teaching about the gateway to ascension through 11:11 and sacred geometry as interest in this phenomenon increased. Now people from all walks of life feel a heightened level of awareness which leads them to look at life from a deeper perspective, a symbolic one that changes the way we perceive what we once viewed as ordinary.
This is exciting, as it invites us us to see more clearly the many personal and tangible gifts the Universe sends to us every day. We receive gifts from the angelic realm, our guides on higher dimensions that are delivered to us through natural earthly elements. Maybe we find feathers at our feet or stumble upon a crystallized rock as we go on our way. Maybe we're momentarily stunned by a cloud formation that looks angelic, and we stand perfectly still, locked in the wonder of Divine message.
These gifts are often brought to us by creatures in the natural environment who pay us joyful, unexpected visits. Where we once might have considered them random, we now accept them as spiritual messengers, poking our shoulder, checking in on us. Today we welcome a spontaneous chorus of chirping birds as extraordinary, Divine accompaniment.
I knew a woman who at 44 was left with three children and a house she could no longer afford. Her husband's torturous death from brain cancer devoured her finances and left her emotionally devastated, spent. During what became a prolonged and oppressive depression, she began noticing a butterfly hovering over the flower box at her front door and for a second she would feel an inner spark and think of her husband. As she saw this butterfly every day, her moments of joy increased, eventually turning into a feeling of comfort. When conditions forced her to sell her house and move to a smaller, less prestigious home, she felt displaced and desperate....until she noticed something remarkable. She would open the front door and see a butterfly, which she firmly believed was sent by her husband in spirit. These visitations assure us we are not alone. We regain hope through these messengers.
Lisa Shaw is an animal communicator, spiritual counselor, and Reiki Master who lives with her three dogs and macaw in South Florida. She is an English professor and metaphysical teacher whosse e-book Illumination: Life Lessons from our Animal Companions, is available on Amazon/Kindle.