Sunday, 17 May 2015

Matt Henshaw FAQs - Matt Henshaw 11 & The Number Eleven

Good Evening folks, new blog feature starting here, Matt Henshaw FAQs. Not sure how often I'll do this kind of thing or if it's at all that important, but anytime I feel I'm getting asked things more often than not, or going over the same things over and over again in interviews I'll write something like this ... so first thing's first, let's go with this one ...

Why "Matt Henshaw 11" or "MattHenshaw11" ?

For the purpose of this blog, I think the picture up top illustrates my point most succinctly. There's a bag of old Sheffield Wednesday shirts in the loft at my mum and dad's with "Henshaw 11" on the back.

So, when I started signing up for things like twitter, instagram, facebook, pinterest and all the other social networks going, in the last year or so, sometimes plain old "Matt Henshaw" or "MattHenshaw" was taken, so my old football squad number became the obvious first choice for me ...

But, Why 11 though ?

Honestly, I don't really know. I'm not sure why I was ever number 11 as a kid playing football anyways, I think that might have been the number of the shirt that fit when I first joined Ilkeston Town FC Juniors.

I played on the right wing, usually number 7. And none of my footballing heroes, or doubtlessly not many other people's have worn the number 11.

Maybe subliminally Regi Blinker and Paolo Di Canio wearing the number 11 for Sheffield Wednesday in the 1990s had an effect on me. I don't know.

Apparently ...
The Number Eleven possesses the qualities of intuition, patience, honesty, sensitivity, and spirituality, and is idealistic. Others turn to people who are 'Eleven' for teaching and inspiration, and are usually uplifted by the experience.

In systems such as Astrology and basic Numerology, eleven is considered to be a Master Number. Eleven can also represent sin; transgression and peril. Ten being the perfect number, eleven represents the exceeding of both. It is interesting to note that eleven when broken down ( 1+1=2) comprises the Two of duality. Number eleven is a master vibration and as such should not be reduced to a single number.People with this number could be both idealistic and visionary, and they are attracted to the unknown.They can be both unusual, interesting and magnetic personalities.

Eleven bring the gift of spiritual inheritance, is gifted as the "Light-Bearer". It is the number of the Light within all. Strengthened by the love of Peace, gentleness, sensitivity and insight. Greatest facility is the awareness of Universal relationship. Is related to the energy of Oppositions and the Balancing needed in order to achieve synthesis. Eleven is The PeaceMaker ... Colours : Gold, Salmon, Prune, White and Black.

Strangely in Canada, the Number Eleven hold some important significance, which is nice, 'cos I love the place ...
- The stylized maple leaf on the Flag of Canada has 11 points.
- The loonie is a hendecagon, an 11-sided polygon.
- Clocks depicted on Canadian currency, like the Canadian fifty-dollar bill, show 11:00.
- Eleven denominations of Canadian currency are produced in large quantities.
- Due to Canada's federal nature, eleven legally distinct Crowns effectively exist in the country, with the Monarch represented separately in each province, and at the federal level.

Some other interesting things ...
11 is a prime number.
I remember on the 11th August 1999 at 11:11am there was a total solar eclipse.
Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft from NASA to land on the moon.
World War I ie. The Great War ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
And depending on which religious path you follow, the reward in heaven for martyrdom is Eleven or Eleven Thousand Virgins !!
The number eleven holds an importance in Thelema, not that I'm into any of that kind of thing, and also in some spiritual circles it's the number of the Twin Flame, Love, Peace and the light ...

Anyways, that's enough from me about all that ... Peace, Love & Tea, MHx