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1111 and more

 Welcome to November 11th, or 1111, woohoo!

Mercury went direct a few hours ago and to say that I am relieved is a humongous understatement. I have already noticed a subtle turnaround. For months I have been locked out of my Amazon account. I called and I emailed several times with no success. I was told the website and my browsers were at fault. I figured I would try again during the retrograde to resolve this fiasco but time did not permit. So tonight I took a shot, totally expecting to be stuck in this special circle of hell where you are being continually asked to enter characters to prove you are human, over and over and over…

But, that did not happen! Within minutes I had a new password and was on my way to buying books that I cannot afford, but cannot afford to miss. Life is GOOD.

by Antti Vähä-Sipilä

 You may wonder why I have uploaded an image of cinnamon here. It is a representation of the number 11.  From the header on down, I am showcasing images that feature repetitions of 1.  I started my blog on 1-11-13 and missed the chance to create a post for 11-1-13. At this point 10 months have gone by and what a ride it has been. As many of you know, I began seeing numerical sequences ( 111 and 1111 specifically), for at least a year and a half  now. For the first few months I do not think it had registered with me. I was only partially paying attention. That’s why I am not certain how long it has been actually happening. Now so many people are reporting this phenomenon and discussing it verbally and online. Often this phenomenon is included in the great ascension or paradigm shift  heralded in with the 12-12-12 Mayan prophecies. I am still on the fence as to whether I am buying what is being sold here.  I cannot honestly separate my own individual evolution and the accompanying astrological cycles from a distinct collective shift in consciousness. It is not necessary that I know the differences for a shift to be in operation. It is just that I have been evolving, and transforming  in a non-linear, spiral like fashion my entire lifetime. I cannot tell if this moment is just another step on the yellow brick road. However, I really dig seeing the sequences and am hopeful that I may graduate to 222s, 333s, and so on with the same frequency and reliability of the 111s.

 How are you enjoying the Cosmic Retrograde Challenge ? The first three posts have been excellent. There are some interesting patterns emerging among these three posts thus far. What have you noticed? One pattern I noticed was that Julianne, Heidi, and Shree were all attracted to jewelry and had different reactions. Another trend is that all three bloggers discovered significant, yet subtle epiphanies regarding self-awareness. It feels to me like there are layers upon layers of potential self-realization and this challenge has perhaps brought to light some potentials that were residing  just beyond the surface patiently awaiting to be discovered or re-covered. 

Any questions or reactions to the challenge posts? What has been stirred up in you? Tell me all about it. Thanks for your support and may the 111111111s be with you!

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