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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  • EdMnz on

    In 1993-1995, my wife and I were always seeing 1111. I would be somewhere and happen to call her and the time would be 11:11. There were times when we would be getting ready for bed and one would ask the other, “What time is it?" Only to get a response of 11:11. This happened time after time. Just yesterday, 4/22/2019, I decided to check the time on my cell phone and it was 11:11.

    Tonight is my first time on Willow Soul. I’m really excited to see and hear more about all of this and probably looking for some guidance here.

  • Susie on

    I have seen 11:11 on the clock 2-3 times this past week and got a weird feeling each time. My dad died last Wednesday and now I know he was trying to contact me after reading this article. I feel he is at peace.

  • Mayra on

    I keep seeing the number 9:11, 11:11, and 11. It’s everywhere and I see them all the time. I thought I was going crazy.

  • Arshia on

    I keep seeing 1111 on number plates of cars several times — every day. It’s like whenever I feel a little spiritual, I see the number. Also, I seem to catch the time on the clock when it’s 11:11.

  • Steven Jones on

    Oh boy, here we go! Yesterday or so, I made a comment about 444 on this site’s other article. Today, I picked up my cell phone and it was 11:11. Therefore tonight, I am back on here and a bit scared but if good times are coming, I can share! Write that in stone.

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