Numbers have, throughout the past, held a special place amongst cultures, religions, and nations. 7 is one of the most sanctified numbers in the Holy Bible, 666 is ‘the number of the beast’, and 13 is deemed by many to be a ‘jinx’.
Each number carries a specific meaning in varied settings, but what significance do numbers take on when you start noticing them everywhere?
You know the pattern – you check your phone for new messages, wake up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, glance at a random license plate while waiting at a traffic light – and there it is, the same number(s), again and again.
Sure, there are 10 digits, and seeing repeating numbers doesn’t really beat the odds. Moreover, numbers are omnipresent, but those we repeatedly see become so ingrained that some would argue we tend to only notice these repeating numbers, disregarding the others.
Yet, seeing these repeating numbers sometimes becomes more than a mere coincidence. This concept of sequential repetition of numbers is known in numerology as angel numbers – and it’s not at all that uncommon.
If you’ve been mulling over why you see these numbers, what message do they carry, and whether or not they signify anything in the first place – it’s time you uncovered the story behind the meaning of angel numbers.
What are Angel Numbers?
Angel numbers represent the means by which the spiritual realm communicates with the physical world. The concept is based on the tenets of numerology – each number is related to specific vibrational energy or frequency which carries a symbolic meaning beyond its sheer numeric value.
Famous aura reader, medium, and spirit guide, Michaela Firester, who goes by the name Mystic Michaela, says that observing a pattern in numbers is a sign of being seen and heard by your angel. “They are trying to get your attention, and the numbers they send have meanings. Think of it like a little marker saying that you are on the right direction in life, like a highway sign”, notes Michaela.
Why do you see repetitive numbers?
Angel numbers may hold a special significance to their recipient – an important birthday, lucky number, or a memorable date – but they can also be a completely random sequence of digits that keep occurring over and over again.
Either way, observing angel numbers is a subtle nudge from the other side, a reminder you are not alone, and a sign that you are at the right place, at the right time. At that moment, you are in alignment with the Universe – even though it might not seem to you that way.
They are telltales you are on the right path, no matter what is happening, or what it looks or feels like – in the end, things will work out.
Be it your guardian angel, a spirit guide, your own subconsciousness, or your Higher Self trying to communicate with you, for you to stay on the path of your destiny, you must understand how to successfully decipher the message sent. Therefore, here are three steps to do next time you see repeating numbers.
How to Understand the Message of Your Angel Numbers
#1 Determine the Setting Angel Numbers Appear to You
Next time you see a repeating number, ask yourself what you were doing at that moment, how were you feeling, or what were you thinking. Try to establish a pattern when angel numbers occur to you – perhaps the situations are different, but there ought to be a common denominator between these circumstances.
Once you’ve established when angel numbers come to you, it will be a lot easier to answer the question of why.
#2 Create a Serene Atmosphere and Meditate for the Meaning
This might be a bit challenging when commuting to work or chatting with friends in a coffee shop, but to truly comprehend its meaning, it is crucial you fully concentrate on the message.
Tap into your intuition and listen to what it has to say. Meditation and mindfulness exercises can help you achieve the tranquil phase more easily.
#3 Ask Yourself What Does the Number Mean to You
Sure, through Googling you’ll find abundant information on the meaning of angel numbers and these are a great research starting point. However, these online guides can never tell you what the numbers mean specifically for you – only your intuition can do that.
The Science Behind Angel Numbers
Those not inclined to believe in the spiritual realm offer a science-backed explanation of repeating numbers. Apparently, it has to do with the Reticular Activating System, i.e., RAS – a network of neurons inside the brainstem that acts as a gateway of our awareness.
In other words, RAS filters and sorts through the abundance of unnecessary information we receive daily, so only what matters can get through. Hence, if you think of a yellow car, you will probably start seeing yellow cars all around – but it’s not that they were never there, but they were never in your awareness.
Basically, RAS says that angel numbers might be nothing more than us seeing certain numbers two or three times, regarding them as a thing of interest, and then making (un)intentional effort in noticing them next time they appear.
Is That All There Is?
A scientific concept or a sign from the other side, achieving a balance between spirituality and facts is something we all should strive for. Even though we should not neglect the potential scientific rationale behind seeing repeating numbers, we also ought to not forget to nourish and hearken to our intuition.
In the end, whether angel numbers are a pure coincidence or our fancy, these numbers are somehow important to us, and it is our task to uncover that message.