Angel Numbers are an interesting spiritual phenomenon that has gained popularity over the last couple of years. And as mystical as they sound, I admit, they really are complicated to understand.
So in an attempt to help you decipher them better, I’ve written the key lessons I’ve learned through working with the Angels and their mysterious musings.
#1 – Simply speaking, Angel Numbers are repeating and recurring numbers such as 1111, 2222, 9999, etc.
These come as messages from the Universe. And you will see them so often, you’ll feel like you’re losing your mind!
But really, the prime intention of angel numbers is to grab your attention and remind you that there’s more to life than this 3D, human reality you’ve been so consumed within.
The most common places to start noticing the numbers will be –
- on the clock (for many people it begins with 11:11);
- license plates while on the road,
- and even digitally like social media ‘likes’ suddenly aligning.
You may also notice them as a part of a larger number, such as the last few digits of a phone number.
#2 – You will see the numbers the most when you are ‘wondering’ and stuck on a thought which requires clarity.
It’s as if you’ve opened some kind of communication line with the Spiritual Realm. And the advice is pouring in for you, even if you just asked the question in your head.
Most commonly, you will see the number within a few seconds of that thought crossing your mind. This is a way for the universe to affirm that everything is happening as per the divine plan.
Even if you can’t understand what the number means, you will feel reassured that your problem has been looked after by Divine Intervention.
#3 – There’s no point using someone else’s interpretation to really understand a number’s meaning in YOUR life.
If you search online, multiple numbers begin to mean the same thing,
- you will be wealthy;
- your health is about to get better;
- your love life is going to be successful;
Blah-blah-blah. STOP! Not only is that confusing and vague, but it is also counterintuitive for something as sacred as a message from the “other side”.
It can be a good starting point when you don’t know what they mean at all. Personally, I loved the interpretations from the website Sun Signs. But over time, don’t let generic interpretations limit you from truly finding the meaning of angel numbers relevant to your life.
#4 – Angel Numbers should also not need to mean a paragraph-long message. Keep It Simple, Silly!
Again, not to diss the wonderful websites dedicated to sharing the meanings, but ultimately, we want to be able to decode a few numbers into a few words. Not paragraphs.
So, associate very simple, meaningful messages. These should be sufficient for the moment you need them, and deep enough to stay with you once interpreted.
For example, “relax” or “trust the process” could be some keywords you relate to certain numbers.
Now comes the next question. How do you establish your own relationship with these recurring numbers?
#5 – Associate angel numbers to something relevant to YOU.
Here are some of the examples I love to share with people.
- 32 – Reminds me of teeth. So – SMILE!
- 64 – Reminds me of a chessboard. So – PLAN YOUR NEXT MOVE!
- 99 – Reminds me of the finish line, of one less than 100. So – KEEP GOING, YOU’RE ALMOST THERE.
When you read these numbers, maybe they reminded you of something else?
#6 – Angel Numbers can remind you of other people, places, and dates.
Some more examples :
- Your own date of birth – a reminder to focus on your Life Purpose.
- Birthdate of a loved one – a reminder to get in touch, or pray for them.
- Country code of a place – perhaps you must visit that place, or something significant related to that place might happen.
- Other important dates – may be an event you need to get closure on or the premonition of a similar situation re-arising.
In fact, Neale Donald Walsch used to see his date of birth on the clock, while he was writing his book, Conversations with God. He used it as a sign to remind himself that this book was his purpose!
#7 – Speaking of premonitions, Angel Numbers can even act as an insight towards the energies and potentials that lie ahead in your life.
Sometimes, it will seem like what was assured to you didn’t manifest. You kept seeing a sign that you’d get the money or that your romantic partnership would manifest, but it doesn’t happen. It doesn’t mean the angels were lying. It might mean there was a chance for it to happen, or that it’s happening on a different timeline.
For example, I kept seeing the number 428 for years and knew I was supposed to get married, but it wouldn’t happen. Years later, I did get married on April 28th! So while it wasn’t a lie, I couldn’t see the manifestation immediately.
In other words – the Angel Numbers and the premonitions are not written in stone. Use them as guidelines, with the knowledge that the signs don’t lie. And at the same time, respect the possibility that your life events can still be dynamic. Don’t get so attached to how your needs will be met, but just trust that the universe is working towards fulfilling them.
#8 – Not EVERY number is an Angel Number.
Sadly, as soon as we learn about AN’s, we start going crazy and trying to find meaning in every number. Note that spiritual obsession is very real. And can become toxic!
So, the best rule of thumb I can recommend is that before you take a number as a serious message, let it appear thrice. And expect to see it in a very short span (within the same day, typically).
#9 – Don’t let the numbers become your handicap.
In the end, Angel Numbers are a form of external validation.
Once you’re able to tune into your energy and inner knowing, you will become more intuitive and develop a deeper relationship. Use the numbers as a guide, not your clutch.
Know the Angels are working with you, for you, but you have to continue doing your Inner Work too.
#10 – Angel Numbers are just the starting point to your journey into Spirituality.
Adding to the last point, Angel Numbers are a precious way with which the Universe gets your attention. But you can’t stop there.
Once you have become curious and started placing your faith in the possibility of receiving guidance from ‘the beyond’, many horizons will open for you.
Then, walk through the stages of your spiritual journey with curiosity and find deeper ways to work with the higher realms.
As much as we’d like to improve communication and understand what’s being conveyed to us, Angel Numbers do have their limitations, and there’s no point frustrating yourself over it.
The universe will find the means to deliver the message once it knows you’re listening. Angel Numbers are just one of many resources.
Remind yourself to simply be filled with gratitude in knowing you’re being Divinely Guided. And that the Universe has your back. Always.
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