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Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 2011: One no longer the loneliest number

Novembre (long before 2011)
What great fun it is to enumerate the November 2011 dates!  Why - just as one finishes writing 11/1/11, it’s almost time to begin writing 11/11/11.  Talk about a feast of ones…

Unfortunately, “one” is otherwise often downplayed.  Wikipedia describes it as a “single entity” – or, for those mathematically inclined, as “the integer before two and after zero.”  For those scientifically inclined,
it is “the atomic number of hydrogen” – and for those athletically inclined, it is “the standard scoring increment.”

It wasn’t until monotheism evolved that One (with a capital “O,” praise be) really came into its own.  Suddenly folks were on fire with the one true God, the one true religion, the one true denomination of the one true religion, and so on.

However, when little old “1” took on a life partner and became big new “11,” things livened up a bit along the way to eternal salvation.  Suddenly, this double-appearing “1” was being touted as a “Master Number.”  Not only is 11 the “most intuitive of all numbers,” but it is also said to possess “the qualities of intuition, patience, honesty, sensitivity, and spirituality…”  If that weren’t enough, it has also been described as the “Light-bearer.”

However, there’s always a price to pay for such greatness. warns that 11 can also “represent sin; transgression and peril” (and - when broken down into its components of ones, can also represent “duality”). claims that “11 walks the edge between greatness and self destruction.”  Its “inborn duality” can create “inner conflict.”  When “not focused on some goal
beyond itself,” 11 “can be turned inward to create fears and phobias.”

Therefore - although 11 is allegedly no longer lonely, there are times when it may long for the peace that passeth duality.


Copyright November 6, 2011 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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