Many people report a similar phenomenon of seeing the same number all of the time. Thay may see it on a clock, then see it on a receipt, then see it on a license plate. For whatever reason, they notice that the number keeps showing up.
So, what does it mean if you see the same number everywhere? Seeing the same number everywhere is called a “pattern.” Patterns appear in your life when your energetic awareness is tuned into certain events happening in sequence. Repeated patterns are call synchronicities and often appear as repeated numbers that you see throughout your day.
But, is this pattern a spiritual phenomenon or purely psychological? This article will discuss the different viewpoints so that you can determine why you are seeing the number so frequently, and what you can do with that information.
Seeing the Same Number Everywhere: Psychology Vs. Spirituality
In the last few years, there has been an increase in people reporting that they see the same number all of the time. They look at the clock every time it reads 9:11, or they repeatedly receive emails and texts at 10:10.
At first, they shrug it off as a coincidence, but then it gets too spooky not to notice. Even their friends and loved ones start to notice that it happens when they’re around.
If you’re not into metaphysics or esoteric theories, and you’re one of these people, this could be frustrating, as there is just no logical or scientific explanation.
For those non-believers of pseudoscience, there may be a more psychological reason that you are experiencing this phenomenon, beyond confirmation bias.
You may be surprised, but Manslows hierarchy of needs could play a part in your sightings of the same number all of the time.
In this model, the more safe and secure you feel in your environment, the higher up the pyramid you go until you reach the point of “self-actualization.” Self-actualization is when you begin to analyze and make decisions about your life based on what makes you fulfilled, instead of simply surviving.
This means figuring out your place in this world, beyond simply existing to survive. You begin to search for meaning and purpose and to become all that you can be. You may explore new aspects of your life, such as spirituality.
In response, you are now beginning to notice synchronicities that you did not notice before because you no longer have to focus on lower-tier survival needs.
These synchronicities cause you to draw patterns between situations that happen in your life that lead you to put more emphasis, and therefore, energy, towards a particular outcome.
For example, let’s say you have a dream about a friend that you haven’t seen in a long time. The next day you get a text from him, out of the blue, at 11:11 am, which is definitely a synchronistic pattern. Instead of ignoring his text, you respond and make plans to have coffee with him because now you have placed more importance on his correspondence.
This happens with numbers. If you see the number 10:10 many times in a row, you will connect it with a synchronistic pattern. Now, whenever you see that number, you will stop and try to analyze the significance. This is a way to self-actualize.
In this article from Psychology Today, they explain that seeing synchronicities and patterns is something that we evolved to notice for our survival. For example, noticing the feeding patterns of lions to stay clear of their territory during their peak hunting hours.
However, because we no longer need to notice patterns to survive physically, we place importance on it to survive spiritually. At the level of self-actualization, noticing synchronicities increasing in your life is a sign of spiritual survival and evolution, and is a spiritual phenomenon.
If you are interested in exploring the spiritual side of seeing numbers all the time, please read on.
The Spirituality of Seeing The Same Number All The Time
Spiritually, seeing the same number over and over again is a sign that you are going through a spiritual awakening. As you move up the pyramid of survival needs, your spiritual connection that has been sitting dormant is ready to blossom.
At this stage, you are starting to connect the physical reality and your spiritual existence together by noticing the synchronicities all around you. They are meant to give you guidance and to help you move past life lessons.
So, what is the message that the number you are seeing is giving you? This is different for everyone, as we are all on different paths and awakening on different levels and timelines. If you pay attention and use your intuition, the message that the number is trying to send you will be clear.
For example, I always see the number 1234. I see it as on clocks, in emails, on TV, and just out and about. At first, I thought it was a coincidence, but then I started to realize that it was a pattern.
The more I noticed it, the more it became clear that every time I saw this number I got a profound sense of peace. When I sat still and meditated on this number, the message was that everything is as it is supposed to be. Whenever I see this number now, all my worries seem to melt away.
Every number represents a vibrational code that your energy responds to, which is why you are noticing it all around you. In a way, this is the law of attraction at work: we attract whatever our energy field is ready to receive.
Because everything in this reality is at its core is energy, Spirit will send messages through numbers because your vibrational field is so responsive to them. It is what the world around you is made out of.
It is not a coincidence that you keep seeing the same number all of the time. You are tuned into that number for a reason, and there is a hidden message in it that is for you, and you alone.
Meaning of Seeing The Same Number on a Clock
A common occurrence where people report seeing numbers over and over again is in the form of time. This is a classic way that Spirit loves to send messages, as time and numbers are all forms of energy that are easily accessed and manipulated by the spiritual realm.
If you keep seeing a number over and over again on a clock, this is a common sign that you are receiving a message from your Higher Self or Spirit.
Time is a common way that Spirit will get your attention because time is our most important asset here in the physical world so we are always paying attention to it. You will get a subtle ping to check the time at a specific moment, often looking at the clock at the same time each day.
You will notice things starting to align perfectly at a certain time, such as friend reaching out just at 10:10, or checking your clock every night at 10:10 pm just before going bed each night.
To read more about how Spirit communicates using time, I wrote an article that explains it here: What Is The Meaning of 11 11? Why Are You Seeing It So Much?
Seeing Numbers As an Angel Number
To take spirituality and synchronicities to the next level, seeing repeated numbers everywhere may be a sign from your spirit guides or Angles that are trying to guide you towards your highest path, or move past karmic lessons.
If you are curious if the number you are seeing is a coincidence or Divine guidance, know that Angel numbers often appear in 3’s.
For example, three nights in a row you went to bed at 10:10pm. One day you woke up at 2:22am, received an email at 2:22pm, and your coffee receipt was $2.22.
If you are seeing patterns in 3’s, and the same number, it may be a good idea to write down the number and investigate what it means.
Often, the best resource for finding out what messages you are receiving is your own intuition. Sit still, close your eyes, and ask your guides what the number represents. For 10 minutes, while focusing on this number, pay attention to any images, memories, random thoughts, feelings or people that come up.
If you can’t determine what the number means by meditating on it, you can search the internet for a meaning. There are many different angel number meanings online, so it is important to trust your intuition and only take in what resonates with you. When you find the right answer and meaning, you’ll know it. It will just feel right.
Angels will often show up to offer protection, help you through times of grieving, give you encouragement during dark times, and to help you feel not so alone. If you are going through these life lessons, and are seeing the same number in sets of 3’s, it may be a sign that your angels are sending you loving messages.
The Numerology Of Seeing a Number Everywhere
Another fascinating way to analyze your synchronicities of seeing numbers everywhere is with the study of numerology.
The study numerology is based on the belief that when everything in the universe is broken down to its core, the basic elements left is empty space carrying a vibration, which translates to a number. So, in essence, our reality is just a stream of numbers.
The pattern of numbers that emerge in your life gives you a great deal of information about your behaviors, decisions, and overarching life path direction. Different numbers will appear to different people, as everyone is on a unique journey.
If you see a pattern of numbers appear in your life, such as seeing the number 1:13 all of the time, the study of numerology may help you uncover the secrets behind this message.
In numerology, all numbers can be deduced down to a single or double-digit, ranging from 1-9 and master numbers 11, 22 and 33.
In the case of 1:13, you would add those numbers together (1+1+3) and get 5. The energy that is showing up in your life is the energy of 5. The energy of 5 relates to thinking for oneself, learning life lessons through personal experience, and seeking a better life through disciplined choices.
This may make sense when you apply this information to certain circumstances in your own life, such as problems you are trying to solve or goals you are trying to achieve.
You can gain a lot of further clarification from these numbers by exploring tarot cards in the major arcana. All of the major arcana represents a number that can be broken down into these 9 basic numbers, and can further give you messages about what the universe is trying to show you.
For example, 5 is related to the Hierophant in the tarot, which can give you clarity as to what the message you are receiving from the universe.
What To Do When You See a Number Everywhere
So, what should you do if you keep seeing numbers everywhere? The best way to keep track of these synchronistic sightings is to keep a journal of them. As you record them, try to connect the occurrences of these synchronicities with situations that happen in your daily life, and your interpretation of what they mean.
The more you record these, the more sightings you will have (where your attention goes, energy flows), and the stronger your intuition will get.
Another thing you can do is to meditate on the number you are seeing and see what signs or visions appear to you in meditation. This will strengthen your connection with your intuitive sight and higher knowledge.
And lastly, we receive a lot of information in our dream state, so you could ask your higher self what it means to see that number all of the time. Right when you wake up, record your dreams and try to interpret the messages that appear to you in your dream state. This can give you clues as to why and what the message from the number is.
Seeing numbers everywhere is not out of the ordinary. Many people report seeing the same number over and over again, even if they do not believe in metaphysics or esoteric theories about it.
One psychological explanation is that we have evolved to see patterns as a way to survive. Another psychological explanation is that in our modern world when our survival needs are taken care of, we search or ways to “self-actualize” that makes us attribute meaning to patterns all around us.
Personally, I believe that seeing synchronicities through repeated numbers is a sign of spiritual connection and spiritual evolution. When we become more aware of the multi-layered universe that we are in, we begin to see that everything is connected.
But like everything on this site and on the internet, you are the best resource when determining if the numbers you are seeing are psychological or spiritual. Trust your intuition, take what resonates with you and disregard the rest.