Thursday, November 20, 2008

Strange Repeating Numbers

I have a question about an experience with numbers I've been having. You see, there's this number that a long time ago I studied in relation to something and I learned it's multiples. Now I see this number a lot. Obviously, we'd expect this to happen through random chance except that I think I see it more than chance and what really bothers me is that it shows up a lot of times when I'm thinking in my head "It is absurd to think that this is psychic". I don't know why it would happen this way and it's very disturbing to me - the number is almost mocking me.


Dear K,

A lot of people have this experience, in particular in reference to the number 1111. There are actually web sites and discussion groups about it. Some people think it's a message from the other side ... I think it's mostly that we notice it, so we are more likely to notice it, and it's a function of how our number system works in some way that no skeptical mathematician has been able to come up with yet.

I wouldn't call this kind of thing psychic. It's a form of synchronicity. I believe that sometimes synchronicity does indicate the working of some form of higher consciousness, but I don't spend a lot of time worrying about it. It's nothing to worry about.

The question you need to be asking is about your reaction to these events. Why such harsh self-judgment about your thought process here? If it's absurd, there are far stranger thoughts out there in the world. Have some fun with it, turn it into a game. What is the number by the way? Maybe we can learn something from you about that?


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