Last Updated on May 31, 2021
As humans, we are biologically designed to notice patterns in the world. This basic instinct can be traced all the way back to our prehistoric ancestors, and it was developed to keep us safe in an unsafe world. Imagine being chased by a sabertooth tiger! With the development of pattern recognition, humans were able to easily identify and avoid danger.
Pattern recognition is often tied directly with human intelligence, in fact. People who recognize patterns quickly and accurately also commonly score higher on IQ tests. That’s why guardian angels use this very basic, human instinct to communicate with us.
Why Can’t My Guardian Angel Just Talk Directly To Me?
That would be nice, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, that just isn’t possible.
Unlike humans, angels aren’t subject to any of the same constraints. This includes physical bodies, time, and space. Angels operate on the spiritual plane or realm. While this allows them to access a whole wealth of knowledge that humans will never be able to, it also makes it difficult for them to communicate with us.
This also means that we can not hear, feel, or see our guardian angels due to the high energy vibrational plane they exist on.
Because of this, they have to send us messages without the help of direct communication. Often, the way they do this is by using angel numbers.
What Is An Angel Number?
An angel number is a number or series of numbers that has been sent directly to you from your guardian angel. Each angel number has a different, but equally important meaning and divine insight that your guardian angel is trying to get across to you. These numbers are seen in repeating patterns in common places – alarm clocks, receipts, phone numbers, the scale, etc.
They can be a single number, but often are a repeating series of the same number.
What Does the Angel Number 111 Mean?
The number 1 is the number of leadership, originality, independence, and new experiences. When put together in a repeating series, 111 is one of the most common angel number people see, as well as being one of the most powerful. There are generally 5 different accepted meanings for the angel number 111. These meanings relate to spiritual awakenings, callings, new beginnings, self-care, or reminders that you are in control of your reality. We’ll discuss each of them in detail below.
Meaning #1 : You’re In For a Spiritual Awakening
Probably the most likely reason you are seeing the angel number 111 is that you’re about to enter into a spiritual awakening. You may not even know that you’re heading down that path, and your guardian angel is trying to draw your attention to it so that you can be more present on your journey. Here are a few signs that you may be experiencing a spiritual awakening :
- Craving meaning and purpose
- Feeling deep compassion and empathy
- A desire to be alone
- Feeling like all of your conversations are shallow
- Seeing through society’s illusions
- Heightened intuition
- Increased anxiety and depression
- Feeling a need for more authenticity and truth in your life
If those sound familiar, congratulations! While spiritual awakenings can be hard, they will always lead you to a better, more conscious place.
Meaning #2 : You Were Born To Make a Difference
1 is the number that often represents being a leader. If you start constantly seeing 111, you may be getting called to really step up and make a difference. This doesn’t have to always be on a large scale, sometimes it’s as simple as being a good boss or parent or making a small change in your community.
What’s happening now may be a culmination of all of the things you’ve gone through and all the lessons that you’ve learned. You can now take the sum of all that knowledge and experience and step forward, ready to lead. It’s time.
Meaning #3 : It’s Time For New Beginnings
The number 1 is at the beginning of the number system, and the angel number 111 is a great sign that you should embark on a journey of new beginnings. Follow your heart and your dreams, but don’t make changes just for the sake of making them.
These changes can include anything from a new home, new career, new baby, new lover, etc. It can often happen after something that may seem like an ending, and occurs as a reminder that life moves forward even when we think it’s over.
It is also a strong reminder to let go of your past in order to let those new beginnings shine through. Don’t repeat old patterns, truly move on and embrace the future. Trust yourself.
Meaning #4 : Remember to Practice Self-Care
In some cases, the angel number 111 is meant to draw your attention to the fact that you may have been neglecting yourself. While it is amazing to give support to other people, you have to remember not to lose yourself in it.
In the end, it becomes impossible to take care of anyone if you are not taking care of yourself. Try to focus more on yourself, by doing positive self-care things like taking a bath, reading a book, meditating, and just spending time alone to recharge. Don’t forget yourself in the service of others.
Meaning #5 : Remember That You Control Your Own Reality
While it may not seem like it, we do ultimately control our own reality by attracting and manifesting what we value and focus on. This is often referred to as the Law of Attraction.
However, this isn’t always a good thing. Sometimes we focus so much on the mistakes that we’ve made in our past that we continue to attract those same things to us. It can really help to become aware of our feelings and thoughts as much as possible, and to pay attention to any patterns that may occur.
Continually seeing the angel number 111 is a reminder to be conscious of the fact that you really do shape your own reality, for better or for worse.