Sundance Film "I ORIGINS" Features 11:11 and Soul Mates


I ORIGINS: A Film That Features the Repeating 11:11 Occurrence and Its Link with Soul Mates

Is there a connection between 11:11 and soul mates?

Los Angeles-based writer and director Mike Cahill made an American drama film about science and spirituality and included a special scene about how the repetitive occurrence of 11:11 brought two soul mates together.

The film sparked conversation since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and thoughtfully addresses the very real phenomenon of meaningful coincidences. Cahill's movie, I Origins, tells the story of Ian Gray, a molecular biologist studying the human eye, who starts his journey by following the "11:11" signs that eventually lead him to discover something spiritual that challenges his scientific beliefs.

Following The 11:11 Signs — The Wake-Up Call

In I Origins, Ian starts noticing the "11" signs everywhere. He buys a lottery ticket at a 7-11 mini-market on Nov. 11 and receives $11.11 in change. He sees that the time is 11:11 and rides bus number 11. These "11-11" coincidences mysteriously guide him to his love interest and soul mate, Sofi Elizondo. When Sofi sees Ian's eyes, she has the feeling that they are connected from past lives. Reincarnation research experts say that when you remember someone from a past life, the eyes are the first thing you recognize. This leads to the proverb, "The eyes are the windows to the soul."

If a person meets you and recognizes something special about your eyes, it is probably a good sign that you connected with them in a past life. While your physical body changes from lifetime to lifetime, your soul remains the same  —  time after time — and it is the "light" of your soul that a person recognizes through the window of your eyes.

11:11 Synchronicity

The strangely meaningful string of "11" coincidences that Ian encounters are examples of the "synchronicity" term coined by Carl Jung, the renowned Swiss psychiatrist. Jung basically defined synchronicity as a "meaningful coincidence" that cannot be explained by cause and effect.

Another example of synchronicity is seeing or hearing repeating words. You may suddenly start to see and hear a certain word (e.g. "forgive") several times, in different forms (e.g. songs, movies, or books). Pay attention when this happens because it is a sign that something important is happening in your life, and it is the Universe's way of sending you a message.

So, in matters of relationships, if you keep hearing and seeing "forgive," it might be a sign for you to finally let go any guilt or anger from the past so you can start the process to heal inside and make room for peace in your life. Forgiveness sets you free, and it is the best form of achieving peace in your heart and mind.

Synchronistic events can be viewed as a form of guidance from the Universe to help you make life choices by pointing you in a whole new direction. Other times, it is a sign to reassure you that you are on the right path toward your destination.

In I Origins, Ian follows a string of "11" synchronicities to find Sofi which leads him on a quest to India. There, he discovers a child with eyes that match those of Sofi's, and Ian begins to wonder about the possibility of reincarnated souls.

If you are seeing 11:11 everywhere, I Origins is a thought-provoking movie to watch. The film asks you to ponder deep questions about faith, destiny, scientific truth, and your soul's journey after death.

The debate between science and spirituality has always been a hot topic for centuries. Science is based on observation and what you can prove. Spirituality, on the other hand, requires faith. What do you believe in? What would you do if something spiritual disproved your scientific beliefs? This film allows space for you to search your feelings and answer that question.

I Origins premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 18, 2014. After its premiere, Fox Searchlight Pictures bought the film for about $3 million. The film won the festival's Alfred P. Sloan Prize, which recognizes films that depict science and technology. I Origins began its limited theatrical release on Jul. 18, 2014 in select theaters and made $5 million at the box office. Watch the trailer below.

Read more about the meaning of 11:11 and the other reasons why you keep seeing 1111 everywhere.

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  • Tawnee on | Kouts, Indiana, United States

    I am constantly seeing number patterns. I have seen them for a while, about ten years.

    I have always had odd experiences, like run-ins with spirits as a child. The experiences scared me. I tried to block the path and not see them, and it worked. I recently learned what I did, closing off my third eye.

    I have been practicing meditation and vibrations to open up the channel. It has worked as I have felt more connected with these things I previously mentioned, but I also find myself knowing something no one should ever know or have the answers to before they are actually said or given.

    So that said, I know there is more to me and something different or special, but I don’t have a guide or someone who can help. This is a slow process as a result.

    So, I seek all info I can read to be relevant to my research and apply what I can to improve my skills and abilities.

    I see others are on similar journeys. I am hoping to find help.

    Thank you for sharing the knowledge here about numbers. It is quite helpful!

  • Marcelle on | Olympia, Washington, United States

    I’ve been seeing angel numbers for years. I recently had my life turned upside down after living with borderline health and financial issues. I’ve lived through hardships with faith. My faith is being tested, and I continue to pray and meditate regularly.

    I decided today I would be open to the changes in my life. I will face my fears with faith and look for the drops of joy around me.

  • Rosa on | Miami Beach, Florida, United States

    From very early in my life, I felt I didn’t belong. I have always felt I was from another planet. I had a connection with some souls I already knew, like my mom, grandparents, and even my great-grandmother (the only one I knew). I felt so many emotions, but no one understood.

    My great-grandmother once said that she has the same gift I have! She was a medium, and everyone knew it! But no one cared to explain nor to teach me! She died before she could teach me.

    Time passed, and I grew more interested. I did not have a teacher, so I learned by reading about metaphysics. My mom found my metaphysical books and disapproved. Then I stopped learning.

    After over 15-20 years, I keep hearing this calling! I never stopped helping others. Now more than ever, I see the numbers everywhere: 1111 / 111 / 222 / 444 / 888 / 999 / 333. The universe is speaking to me, and it is time to listen!

  • Celestine Moore on | Cocody, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    I looked up this number because I see 11:11 on a daily basis. I was wondering why before I searched for it today, and here I am.

    Wow, so this was the universe trying to tell me something about my life. I want to learn more about this.

  • Judy on | Woodstock, Georgia, United States

    I have been seeing 11:11 for years, and recently, I started to see 1:11. I’m definitely trying to be more in tune with the meaning behind it.

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