11/11/11: A Gift of One

Today is the much anticipated 11/11/11.  Some believe that a powerful event will occur.  Others believe it is an extra special day for the spirit world to interact with humans.  Some believe it is a day for prayer.  And for others, it is a day containing a bunch of ones – 11/11/11, 11:11 am, 11:11 pm.

Over the past few years, the number “eleven/eleven” has become a daily reminder that I am deeply loved and cared for.  I am grateful for this symbolic reminder each time I see it (which, I must tell you, is quite often!).  The other day, however I noticed that these numbers are more than just a series of “elevens”.  What I saw was a series of  “ONEs”.  (No coincidence that in the past year I have been discovering and experiencing the magic and the power of this (new-to-me) reality that All-Is-One and that Love is One.)

Pondering this new view of 11/11/11 I recalled the following:

“Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord is One (from Deut. 6:4 and the great Jewish prayer, Shema Yisrael)

Albert Einstein’s insatiable quest – his “Unification” Theory of the universe that somehow everything is connected (now called “The String Theory”)

Quantum Physics now shows us that everything is connected- there is no separation

“I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word so that they may all be One, as you are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us…”  – Jesus’ prayer (John 17:20,21)

The gift of ONE.  (More than togetherness and more than just not being alone.)

Being that today is a day filled with “Ones”, I thought it a  perfect time to invite you to spend just One minute (or 11 minutes :)) with me experiencing and spreading the gift of Love, the gift of One.

Here’s what we’ll do:

Take a few, slow deep breaths.  Just relax and close your eyes.  Focus on your breathing so you can quiet your mind chatter for a few minutes.  Imagine that you and I are holding hands.  Feel the energy between us.  Breathe into it.  Now, invite friends and family you would like to join us.  Holding hands, we have now formed a circle.  In this moment, we are One.  Send Love around the circle of these people you dearly love.  Feel it flow from your hand to theirs.  Feel the Love travel around the circle.  Feel the warmth and well-being of it.  Experience the Oneness.

When ready, invite everyone in the circle to send this Love beyond the circle.  Intentionally send this warmth and Oneness outward.  Allow it to expand even more.  See it dance and envelop acquaintances, neighbors, co-workers, strangers, enemies, animals, water, earth, sky and beyond. Remain with it as it continues to expand. Feel it.  Revel in it.   When complete, turn once again to your circle and thank all who have joined you.  Remind each other that “there is more where that came from” and agree to meet often to continue this new gathering of experiencing Love.


The gift of 11/11/11 is the gift of receiving, flowing and expanding Love.

It is indeed a day of “One”.

Joan Kappes

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