Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven: You’re Invited

This blog post arrives in response to a Facebook post in which I wondered what would happen if Lightworkers around the world joined energies and intentions into an astrologically well-timed shamanic ritual to help heal the Earth and redistribute resources, power and money into responsible, loving hands. Those who run the world (not just the BigBanks, BigPharma and BigAg, but the people behind the corporate machines) all use astrology, occult symbols, and rituals as a means of honing and amplifying their own power. Esoteric Agenda does a nice job of explaining this, in case you’re curious.

Regardless of your curiosity, a bit of research would reveal that the ruling elite declare wars, pass extreme laws, and activite terrorist attacks and “natural” disasters on key dates. Repeated number sequences like 3/11/11, 4/11/11, 9/11, 7/7, 777, and 888 are all over the place! As someone who has long studied mythology, paganism, astrology, Christianity, numbers, sacred geometry, Runes, occult (which simply means hidden) symbols and rituals, these patterns read like an organized code. Events in this world, especially events since 9/11/01 have not occurred randomly. They fit neatly into key astrological dates that correspond to the goals of those orchestrating the events.

Those running our world have kept much of the esoteric knowledge for themselves, demonizing it via religions and mocking it via science. Thankfully, intuition and indigenous awareness can’t be completely snuffed out. They have survived in fairy tales, ancient writings, myths, and art history. This wisdom and awareness are also keyed into most of the major world religions, if we explore them with the eyes and heart of a mystic.

So, what the heck is Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven, and why are you invited?

I came up with the idea right after the “historic” budget passed in Congress. What’s historic about heisting more money from the middle class, destroying EPA regulations, preserving corporate money and the military-industrial complex? Um, not much! Business as usual among BigBanks and the corporation known as the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. (Yes, not only are corporations now considered “persons,” but our “country” is not really a government, but rather a corporation. It’s the reason all the Birther arguments about Obama’s citizenship may not actually matter. While it would be illegal for a non-citizen to be president of the country, being president of the corporation is perfectly legal. All this quibbling really distracts from the deeper issue plaguing America and most of the rest of the world — the systematic transfer of all wealth, power and resources from sovereign individuals into the hands of a few. Indeed, as former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura reveals, feudalism is very much alive in 2011.) As Michael Moore reminded the world when he came to speak in Madison, “America is not broke!”

But it might as well be.

My Facebook post began as a wondering of what would happen if Lightworkers used similar esoteric awareness, rituals and intention to rebalance the budget, and restore balance to humanity and planet Earth. To my great delight, lots of people expressed enthusiastic support. I contacted some astrologers to help pick out dates most conducive to these goals, and I asked people of various spiritual and healing traditions about what sorts of ceremonies, spells, mantras and energy would most serve the rebalancing and restorative efforts. Common themes included: offering everything for the Highest Good of All, shamanic healing of core issues, and honoring free will (i.e. we can offer the energy and intentions for healing, but individuals can bypass them if they so choose). Many people also want to include Mother Earth in this process — especially since she is already intimately involved.

I chose the name Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven as a reference to the movie Ocean’s Eleven, which involves a group of highly specialized criminals working together behind the scenes to rob a corrupt casino. I love the idea of each participant in Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven offering whatever skills, energy, gifts, love and knowledge he or she happens to have –all in an attempt to redistribute wealth and power from the robber barons. 11:11 is a potent manifestation gateway, and I also like the reference to the ocean, which has been so abused by Japan’s nuclear crisis and the BP oil “spill.”

[Just an FYI, both of these events were also orchestrated. If you doubt this fact, please do some research on insider trading before the “spill,” Halliburton’s acquisition of the cleanup company 8 days before the “spill,” HAARP, and meetings and phone calls in Japan on 3/9/11. Even though a very small population on this planet has actively abused the Earth, to the degree we have allowed this to happen, we are all culpable. For this reason, I would like to include Dr. Emoto’s healing prayer for the waters at the reactors of Fukushima, but branch this out to ALL water on planet Earth: “Oceans of the Earth, we are sorry to make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you, and we love you.”]

Anyway, back to Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven: there is great power in names. Including the ocean and 11:11 in the name of this group acknowledges both the vastness of issues and the potential manifestation/transmutation beyond them. I also love the following quote by the mystic poet, Kabir: “All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” A recognition of the interconnectedness and paradox of all things will allow humanity to transcend a seemingly impossible situation on this planet. Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven honors and celebrates this Ascension.

I will write more on this topic closer to the time, but for now, I wanted to let people know that the dates so far selected are Beltane (May 1, 2011) and the Solar Eclipse date of June 15, 2011. “In Neopaganism, Bealtaine is considered a cross-quarter day, marking the midpoint in the Sun’s progress between the spring equinox and summer solstice. … In Gaelic folkore, the village’s cattle were driven between two fires to purify them and bring luck (Eadar dΓ  theine Bhealltainn in Scottish Gaelic, ‘Between two fires of Beltane’). This term is also found in Irish and is used as a turn of phrase to describe a situation which is difficult to escape from. In Scotland, boughs of juniper were sometimes thrown on the fires to add an additional element of purification and blessing to the smoke. People would also pass between the two fires to purify themselves.”

You can find more info here and in future posts. I love the idea of Beltane as the initiation of Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven, because it involves purification. Our world is so far out of balance that we need something beyond a complete reversal of stolen resources, money and power. In a very real sense, humanity has given these things away — allowed them to be stolen, even invited the thievery, due to deep-seated shame, fear and a loss of self-respect. The initial collective cereomonies, energy offerings and rituals will focus on healing these aspects.

I invite people from around the world to spend some time in the coming weeks considering what you feel called to offer on May 1’s virtual Beltane gathering. If you know shamanic or religious rituals designed to clear any or all of these feelings, please consider how and where you might enact those. If you feel more comfortable creating a work of art, song, poem, portal, or spell, please feel free. If you would like to light a candle or recite a mantra or send Reiki, these are all good contributions. In essence, the Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven festivities on Beltane will be an organized free-for-all with a collective intention of purification, healing and preparing to receive.

On June 15, during the solar eclipse, we will have another day of worldwide intention, creation and space-holding. More details on that to follow. Please feel free to share your ideas here or on your own blogs, linking in to this page if you’d like. You are welcome to include links to your own posts about this event. I never meant to lead a movement, and I really don’t care who gets “credit” or publicity. Another agreement on the Facebook thread involved the idea that those who resonate with this sort of event will find it. If I have time I will make a YouTube video with some ideas, and I will also post some possibilities for specific ceremonies, spells and/or prayers. Any religious or spiritual background is welcome.

I only ask that everyone who participates does so from a place of real excitement, love and enthusiasm, and that participants act from a place of Love and Light and for the Highest Good of All. As much as those in power have run amok, we do not need to emulate their motivations and attitudes. The tools are neutral: you can use a hammer to build a house or to bash someone’s head in. If you know how to use esoteric tools or spells, please feel free to walk the Middle Way (embracing your power, but remaining in the Light while doing so). If you feel more comfortable with prayer or meditation, we welcome your energy as well. The more the merrier. Literally! Let’s make this one fiery, joyful Beltane and a beautiful worldwide unified offering of possibilities. Shift happens. Woohoo and Namaste.

27 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dawn Vierra on April 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    This rocks Laura, thank you for investing the time to coordinate and for the inspiring idea. I look forward to being a part of these wonderful ceremonies and I will pass the word on. Love the “shift happens” reference HAH!


  2. Posted by Mikhael on April 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    You can count me in to help with this.


  3. Posted by Mark Iannelli on April 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks for organizing this, Laura, I’ll be sure to check in for updates! πŸ™‚


  4. Posted by Sonya Todorova on April 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you for stepping up and organizing Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven, Laura!!!! Thank you for always finding the right words, for the astounding beauty and for inspiring us to take action.
    Just the other day I was thinking how amazingly wonderful would be if you are the president of the USA (or any country, planet or galaxy). Life would be SO magical and blissful!!!


  5. Wonderful direction to take Laura! Thanks for including me!


  6. Posted by laurabruno on April 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks, everyone! πŸ™‚


  7. Posted by Jess on April 19, 2011 at 1:31 am

    πŸ˜‰ I am SOOOO making the t-shirt “Shift happens…” ❀


  8. Posted by laurabruno on April 19, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Oh, fun! I want a tank top. πŸ™‚


  9. Posted by bluecress on April 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Love it Laura! I’ll be Bringin’ it Southern hemisphere style! Love and Light to all! BC


  10. Posted by laurabruno on April 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm



  11. Thank u Laura, dunno how I missed this one πŸ˜‰


  12. […] you all for your support and excitement about this event. I’ve been working on the next announcement with specific ritual ideas, chants, plant […]


  13. Posted by laurabruno on April 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Bliss you! Much love. πŸ™‚


  14. […] many ways it’s fitting that the first phase of Ocean’s 11:11 occurs on May 1, still under Mercury’s shadow. This initial event works with this energy, […]


  15. I had to share what I heard yesterday on talk radio, the only station I could get driving across Nevada, it was Glenn Beck and he was talking about Obama releasing his birth certificate on the same day that Bernanke gave the first press conference for the Federal Bank in 97 years. He was talking about how the birth certificate was really a ruse trying to take our attention away from the Central bank issues and what they are really doing. Then….this is the part that really caught my attention…he used the Ocean Eleven’s scenario of slight of hand and how things what not really what they appeared to be. I had to smile to myself and think of our Ocean 11-11 kick off on May 1st.


  16. Posted by laurabruno on April 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Yeah, I have been saying that all along. Wag the dog, wag the dog, wag the dog. I even mentioned the birth certificate being a distraction in this very post! How cool on the Ocean’s Eleven scenario being mentioned. Today has been a major day of synchronicities here, too! Thanks for sharing. xoxoxo


  17. […] have mentioned this consistently from the very first Ocean’s 11:11 idea: the entire process is intended as a strengthening and celebrating of those things we DO want. Yes, […]


  18. Posted by Drew Ryder on April 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thought provoking and awe inspiring and so very right!! Love IS the way!!Thank you, count me in!


  19. Posted by laurabruno on April 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks, Drew! Glad to have your energy here. πŸ™‚


  20. Posted by Mostafa on May 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Love the focus of this inspiring sight and I will be focussing my energy to positive enlightenment. Recently read a really good book that mentions Dr Emoto, living foods and living in a world that challenges our natural instincts through labels, dogma etc. Was really easy to read, honest and informative and maybe would be a good read for people on this site ‘The Wild Ranting of a Mad Woman’ available on amazon. We are in a process of evolution with children being born who cannot tolerate the poisoned food, restriction of learning and growth and seperatism. This site is also evolution – revolution never works- and I will pass on this website through my own social networks :o)


  21. Hi Laura,
    I finally had an opportunity to let you know about the synchronicity of our Ocean 11-11 work on May 1st. That happened to be the day that my Medicine Wheel program for the South direction began. That night we had a Fire Ceremony to place our personal intentions for the week of work into the fire, we also had a stick that went in to the fire which everyone took turns to blow into for their wishes for Mother Earth. It was a beautiful ceremony and lasted for a number of hours. It was a very special and moving event to be a part of along with our work for Beltrane. Last night we had our closing Fire Ceremony after an incredible week of work. We placed whatever else personally into the fire that we no longer wanted with us and then the stick for Mother Earth that we each blew into was all about what patterns we saw happening that we wanted to the Earth and it’s inhabitants released from…. which could include victim mentality, guilt, shame,etc. It was good work….from a group of 25-30 people all Shaman. There are truly people out there who do care and want to “see” things differently for the planet and ourselves….just like the Oceans 11-11 crew. It was very encouraging to me to be part of all of these ceremonies. Thank you again.


  22. Posted by laurabruno on May 6, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Dawn, this is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. Lots of love to you and everyone who participated. xoxo


  23. […] DNA manipulation, transcendence, mind programming, Lightworker Choices, and eventually, the Ocean’s 11:11 idea, which now has a Facebook Community and just completed a May 1 Beltaine […]


  24. […] as possible. If you’d like to join the event, click here to sign up for the FB community. The Ocean’s 11:11 June 15 Eclipse event happens to fall right in the middle of this longer conscious uplifting of the […]


  25. […] as triggers to make change. On May 1, 2011 hundreds of us gathered locally and virtually for Ocean’s 11:11, a collective visualization and spiritual offering of shamans, healers, prayer warriors, witches, […]


  26. […] Here’s Laura’s blog post on Ocean’s 11:11, there’s much more detail […]


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