Soul & Spirit talks to best-selling angel author Kyle Gray about 11:11, the vibration of numbers and surrendering our dreams to the Angels
Have you ever glanced at your phone screen, digital clock or watch and seen the time has struck 11:11? Confess: you’ve made a wish instantly. This ’11:11: Make a wish’ phenomenon, Kyle says, is a universal call to align ourselves, our intentions, and our actions with the highest good for all. We chat to him for his top practical tips for manifestation and what he’s wished for (and swiftly surrendered) when he’s seen the clock strike.
Rosalind Moody: I’ve got your new book, Angel Numbers, in my hand right now, it’s so lovely!
Kyle Gray: Ah, great! I’m so excited, I’ve never felt this way about one of my books before, it’s the first time I’ve ever been asked to write a book rather than pitch it myself, so it just shows that so many people are asking about these numbers now, and what they mean. Turns out I had something to say – I’d completed it in three weeks!
RM: And why is it such a phenomenon now?
KG: There’s a really deep enquiry as to the meaning of 11:11 [when you glance at a digital clock at the exact time it strikes 11 minutes past 11]. Looking at social media and the rise of the Instagram age, so many people are hashtagging it [#1111 has 1.7 million social media posts, with #1111awakening at 31.2k posts], it’s a real community now. Even people who don’t class themselves as spiritual, like my friends who aren’t usually interested in what I do, including a banker, send me a screenshot of 11:11 when it pops up. People are noticing it now more than ever. It’s communicating that classic Angel message that we are all one. The Universe is such a clever, intelligent being that it’s a call to help the Earth to self-heal; that’s what ultimately I think 11:11 is trying to remind us of. The way I explain it is, you know when you cut your finger and you don’t even have to worry about it because you know your body’s going to heal it on its own? It’s the same. The Universe is uniting our consciousnesses, so personally, I feel that 11:11 is a call to action that you can be an angel on Earth and lift its vibration.
RM: And right now, it’s so interesting going into 2020, a whole new decade…
KG: Right! There’s a lot of weird stuff happening on the Earth, now more than ever the Universe needs us to show up, not run away. 11:11 is like that signpost that you’re doing the right thing, you’re making a difference, so keep up the good work
RM: And going into what we’re calling the spiritual New Age now, how do you experience other people waking up to 11:11, as an author and angel influencer?
KG: At a recent event, I asked the room ‘Who has seen this number?’ and I was blown away when three quarters of the room put their hands up. Everyone sees other significant numbers too, and I believe that all numbers have a different vibration, but ultimately it’s a similar message: that you’re not alone, you can make a difference and you have support to do that. Angel numbers are a reminder that every action and every non-action is contributing to the world, and everyone has experienced other people’s energy, whether it’s conducive to them or not; walking into the office one day and being met by a feeling of angst or frustration from someone in the room having a bad day, and also the opposite. We’re like energy transmitters, we’re not just receivers of this energy. We have this choice in every moment to decide what energy we serve up. So my call to action is for you to think about how you want to live your life, and how you’ll contribute.
RM: Why do you think angel numbers is such an exciting topic for so many people?
KG: These divine beings have been trying to get in touch with the Earth for hundreds of thousands of years, and every generation has found a different way to interpret it. You know, in Biblical times, we might have spoken of these presences appearing as spears or specs of light – that’s what we call an orb now. Now, in the digital age, people are fixated on screens, so the Angels are like “ok, if they’re so fixated on screens, this is how we’ll get their attention!”
RM: And in a few years’ time, how will they communicate? Go on, predict the future of tech!
KG: I never considered even this possible! Of course, it can seem strange that an angel is speaking to you through the numbers on your phone, but when they show up left, right and centre, that’s undeniable magic.
RM: Can you give us an example of when the impossible has happened?
KG: Once, when I was on a boys’ trip with my friends, we went to a corner shop and our purchases added up to £4.44 so I said, “That’s an angel number!” After that, we were noticing them everywhere. My best friend even confessed “I don’t know what I believe in, but I know I believe in you.”
RM: It’s crazy, yeah, as soon as you start being aware, you can’t stop. My numbers are 11:08 and 23:08, so it’s a 12 hourly reminder!
KG: We all have our own numbers and when these numbers show up, it’s like the Angels giving us a high five. They show up on our path when we are in the process of alignment. People often use these signs as a way to determine if they’re doing the right thing or not, and I don’t really encourage that. The truth is a lot of the things we ask Angels for signs for are trivial, and limiting our experience of the spiritual world, so I believe we should just say “thank you, Angels, for reminding me of your presence”. That way, we’re open to having these experiences at all moments of our lives, rather than just to prove if they’re real or not.
RM: Do you feel that when you’re surrendering, letting the Universe lead the way, that’s when angel numbers pop up more?
KG: The energy of manifestation, when we have a deep desire for an experience such as finding the love of our life or our dream career, is what calls angel numbers to start showing up. It’s like Angels saying we want to help you surrender your need for control. That’s the biggest part. A miracle happening or not is really down to your belief that the miracle is possible.
RM:Well, you certainly have manifested massive success!
KG: Those things don’t really make me happy, I’m not relying on them any longer, I’m just experiencing life, just trusting in it – I always say, “this is not my work, this is God’s work”, “this is not my money, this is God’s money,”. God is my publicist, he’s my PR, he’ll take care of it and make sure my message gets out there just as it’s meant to.
RM: That trust you have – what does it have to do with self-esteem and self-love?
KG: I help people to experience the expanse of their being rather than the limitations of it, so by measuring ourselves by social standards – higher education, more beauty, more money – we’ll never achieve self-love. Our true essence simply goes beyond any measurement. Love as an energy cannot be contained to these labels; it’s never-ending.
RM: How do you teach that, do you use affirmations or meditation? KG: Yes, I lead a meditation where I take people to what I call ‘the veil’ [an etheric space visited in angelic guided meditations] when you become one with the stars and everything that ever will be. What I love is the experience of the Angels isn’t actually learning, it’s remembering, as everything has already come before us. I love the idea that all human beings are made up of the particles of stars, that before we were this, we were something else. We were in some way a celestial being or essence connected through the stars with the Angels. So trying to control anything in the Universe is like holding stardust in your hands and attempting to stop it slipping though our fingers, it’s impossible. I try to convey to people’s minds that this information is available to us all, we just have to remember it. RM: And the beauty is you don’t even have to be super spiritual to believe that, it sounds almost scientific.
KG: No, you don’t need the label of spirituality to limit you. You know, I think anyone with a daily practice of some sort is connected to it, and when people ask if I believe in it, I say, well, what else am I meant to believe in? It is real; this is not a belief for me, it’s a deep knowing.
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