A statue of an angel in a cemetery.

GriefSPEAK: Calling all angels – Mari Nardolillo Dias

by Mari Nardolillo Dias, contributing writer

Many of us have heard of “angel time.” Why do certain numbers keep showing up in our lives? Are the angels using clocks or license plate numbers to get out attention? ( It can vary with individuals but is often a succession of the same numbers.

In Doreen Virtue’s book on Angel Numbers she says “Your angels often communicate messages to you by showing you sequences of numbers. They do this in two ways. First, they subtly whisper in your ear, so you’ll look up in time to notice the clock’s time or a phone number on a billboard. The angels hope you’ll be aware that you’re seeing this same number sequence repeatedly.” For instance, you may frequently see a number sequence and it seems every time you look at a clock the time reads the same succession of numbers.

My angel number is 1:11 or 11:11. According to, this angel number has a powerful energy signature. If I happen to look up at the clock at 1:11, or a barista gives me $1.11 in change for my latte, the angels are telling me that now is a great moment for manifesting my dreams.

In my case, whenever I am in deep thought, thinking about my brother Bobby, concerned, or worried, I unintentionally look at the clock and almost always see 1:11. I might be driving, watching television, reading or just walking. I will glance at the clock or my watch and see 1:11. In fact, just today I was driving home from work and thinking I might be late for a client, and looked at the time. Yes. 1:11. I smiled and said thank you to my angel. The irony does not escape me, as I had not yet changed the clock to daylight savings time! It was actually 2:11 in real time. My angel takes advantage of every opportunity to let me know they have my back.  Angel numbers are a real and very common form of divine guidance, so pay attention to them! What’s yours?


Dr. Mari Dias is a nationally board-certified counselor, holds a Fellow in Thanatology and is certified in both grief counseling and complicated grief. Dias is a Certified death doula, and has a Certificate in Psychological Autopsy.

She is Professor of Clinical Mental Health, Master of Science program, Johnson & Wales University. Dias is the director of GracePointe Grief Center, in North Kingstown, RI.  For more information, go to: .

Dias is the author of GriefSPEAK, Vol. 1: Stories of Loss