On April 5th at 11:11am when I looked at the time on my phone screen, it marked the 9th day in a row of responses, emails and notifications being received at exactly the magical moment of 11:11.
So, I get that we all have different ideas of what spirituality encompasses... There's a point though, when coincidence becomes just plain ridiculous. Do I have an incessant alarm clock in my head? Is my brain unconsciously programming itself to pay closer attention to this exact time?
Funny enough, last week I received an email from one of my favorite soul inspiring, spiritual teachers, Kyle Gray. Although this email was not directly addressed to me, as I do subscribe to his updates, this email was perfectly timed FOR me.
The email was about 11:11.
"When the 11:11 arrives, it’s a call from the source of creation, the depths of our soul, the angels and the universe itself to lift up our energy, raise our vibration and step into the light to become a guide, leader and teacher to the world."
As of late my muse, has been a rollercoaster of creative flow showing up unannounced, without warning and then leaving just as abruptly. Is the universe, sending me a warning? Is a big creative project on the horizon?
There are a few creative minds that I would like to reference here. They're authors who have written both fiction and non-fiction. The similarity between these two inspirations are their views on the creative process and how the process is actually a creative force. Not something that we as individuals own but rather something borrowed. An external force that passes through. Like some kind of stoned wanderer. They are Elizabeth Gilbert and Steven Pressfield. And I love them.
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of NY Bestseller "Eat, Pray, Love" writes about this special "Genius" in her most recent creation "Big Magic".
On the theory of how creative ideas work Gilbert explains,
"I am referring to the supernatural, the mystical, the inexplicable, the surreal, the divine, the transcendent, the otherworldly. Because the truth is, I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment – not entirely human in it's origins."
Somedays our access to the divine may be limited and other days it's a force that takes us over.
Steven Pressfield author of "The Legend of Bagger Vance" and his more recent masterpieces "The War of Art" and "Turning Pro", refers to the creative genius as "The Muse".
For Pressfield's own personal metaphysical model for how art works,
"The Muse, as I imagine her, is the collective identity of the nine goddesses, sisters, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory), whose charge it is to inspire artists. Other names for this mysterious force might be the Unconscious, the Self, the Quantum Soup. Whatever it is, it represents the unseen dimension of Potentiality that is either within us or beyond us. It’s where ideas come from."
The Muse is a powerful entity that only comes out to play when you commit to sitting down to do the work.
Although there is the gentle theme of dependance on the good grace of this magical force, we still need to sit down and do the work!
By the way, something somewhere wanted you to read this.
So, if 11:11 starts to show up for you, thank your Force. Pay gratitude to The Muse. Appreciate your Genius. And do the work.