Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Meaning of 808

The day I started this blog I was inspired to include the number 808 in my name. Numbers have always played a role in my life. The number three shows up five times in my direct line and reminds me of who I work for (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

If you tip the first number on its side, you have the symbol for infinity...  ∞.   This reminds me that the Creator has no beginning. The last number also represents the symbol for infinity when it is rotated 90 degrees. This shows that God has no end. He is the "Alpha and the Omega". The zero in the middle represents me. As long as I am included in "808" or "∞0∞", I am part of the universe and connected to the Creator. If I am "disconnected", my life is empty. By connecting, I become part of God's puzzle (see earlier post).

808 also represents the area code for Hawaii. This is the place where my wife found the ring I buried in the sand over twenty one years ago and said yes when I asked her to marry me. It is the place I dream about when I am facing a challenging day. Some of our most memorable family vacations have been in the 808 area code. I will always treasure the look on my mother's face when she saw Maui for the first time.

808 also represents the balance that I seek in my life. The 80 represents eighty days of work and the 8 represents the eight days off. This is an ideal that I strive for and I have a long way to go on this one.

808 is a target that I am sailing to in my personal, professional and spiritual life. At Zoom, we figured out that we can achieve more if we sail in one direction and speak with one voice. Seven captains doesn't cut it unless you like being docked in the harbor. One of my partners is part Hawaiian and he tells me the Zoom boat is sailing southwest (towards our goals and towards living our dreams).

In my spiritual life, 808 means being connected to God. Each of us has a choice to place our number in God's puzzle. Once our "number" is in the right spot, it begins to shine. It's value multiplies as it is connected to the other numbers in the puzzle. Some of the most famous "numbers" in the Bible started out so bad that God had to give them new "numbers" or names. Paul was called Saul before his number was "converted". He needed to "see the light". Once his number was changed, he became one of the best-known followers of God and his writings make up a substantial part of the Bible.

What happens when God calls your number? Does He get a busy signal? Are you part of a party line? Is your number on the "Do not call list"? Maybe today is a good day to answer the call. He wants you to be connected. Once you answer the call, your number will begin to shine just like the song below by the "Newsboys". These guys are God's telemarketers and if you are looking for a new job, there will always be an opening in God's Kingdom. In fact, you are the only one uniquely qualified for the job that is waiting for you. You don't need references. He already knows every hair on your head and He doesn't care about your past. Yes, you are just the one He is looking for, just answer the phone when He calls. I think I hear your phone ringing...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have gave me some enlightenment on the number 808. I have seen that number so many times. On menus,advertisements,time, license plates and so on. I have yet to understand why I constatly see that number, but your post has given me a possible answer to what that means. Thank you so much on your insight.

Michael Mulligan said...

Thanks for your comment. You may also want to read up on "reticular activation system". This has to do with becoming more aware of things in your life once you focus on them. It may explain better why you keep seeing the number 808. Hope you come back and visit again.

Mike Mulligan

Anonymous said...

Thanks again. I am seeing the number more and more each day. Just today I bought lunch and the total came up to $8.08. I have been reading my Bible and praying spontaneously more often as well. I take it as the Father, Son and Holy spirit letting me know he will always be with me.

Michael Mulligan said...

The Bible contains maybe secrets. If you commit to reading and understanding it every day, more and more will be revealed to you. I am only beginning to comprehend it's deep and rich meaning. The Holy Spirit will pour Wisdom upon you and your relationship will grow like a tree with deep roots. Come back anytime. You are correct, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit will be with you always. Thanks for your feedback.

Glenn said...

Over ten years ago "808" started repeating itself; mostly on clocks, watches, sale totals, etc. Not too much later I was diagnosed with a terminal illness. I WAS intuitive during my three months in the hospital and passed many a message to people near me. These people brought me gifts of thanks. My nurse at the time said she never saw anybody recover as quickly as I did during her entire work life at the hospital. I still continuously see "808". Your thoughts have given more meaning to it. Thank you.

Michael Mulligan said...

Glenn,

Thanks for sharing. God uses everyday things, like the numbers you see repeatedly, to get our attention. I praise God for your miraculous healing and for connecting us. May you continue find Jesus in the people around you and may you see Him throughout His wondrous creation. He makes all things new. God Bless you and come back soon.

Mike Mulligan

Anonymous said...

Wow. I have been seeing the number 808 since January. I glance at the clock and it says 8:08 a.m. or p.m. I'll see 808 on license plates, phone numbers, etc. Honestly, I started thinking I was a nutter. Today I randomly decided to Google "I keep seeing the numbers 808" and this site popped up. I'm kind of "weirded" out. I suppose this does mean something, but it's so odd to me that it's hard to soak in. But thank you for sharing.

Michael Mulligan said...

Anonymous...No need to be weirded out. I included the number 808 in my name because I got some kind of inner urge to do this. I'm just a regular person who writes daily about whatever pops into my head. Come back and visit anytime. My daily messages will be posted every day at 8:08am. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Teresa said...

808 began popping up in my life back in 2005. At first I thought it was a coinscidence but later began to wonder if it meant something. I started seeing it everywhere, i.e. license plates, etc. Even to this day, the numbers in the exact same sequence keep coming up in my life. My grandpa died last year on August 8th. Today, is Aug. 8th and I'm going to my other grandpa's funderal today. There are many more examples of why 808 is significant to me. Your blog gave me a little more understanding of 808. I have attempted to research 808 many times in the past but never found any answers or help. It's funny to me that I just happen to come across your blog today, 08/08/11. Haha! God Bless!

Michael Mulligan said...

Teresa,

Thanks for visiting. I'm sorry for the loss of both your grandpas on 8/08. I'm thankful my blog post gives you some comfort today and pray you keep seeking the source of the One who inspired you to search for answers to your questions. God bless you.

Michael

Jill Mcbride said...

My revelation of 808 is when turned side ways you have an infinity symbol on top n bottom of a circle. Infinity meaning eternity eternity being heaven (top) hell (bottom) circle meaning earth in the middle

Sweetie Brock said...

808 is A message from your Divine Creator, signifying that the impending endings are part of your overall Divine plan. They are answers to your prayers, and in alignment with God's will for you. Ask God to help allay any fears or worries you may have about these upcoming changes.

Jemma said...

Hello. Well I have seen many reoccuring numbers over the years,...but last night I had a very vivid dream. I was apart of a wedding party of sorts. Longer story short I went to my hotel room to get ready and it was a very clear Room # 808.
I knew that this number was very significant,...and was thrilled to find your site and laughed out loud when you mentioned it was Hawaii's area code. I had one visit to Maui,..during a very trying time in my life,it was a miracle that this trip happened. That trip was simply magical,..truly a miracle of divine nature that I got there. I cried so much when it was time to leave. So, I am hoping this is telling me I may be back soon?Thank you for your blog.

Michael Mulligan said...

Thank you for your comment, Jemma, and for taking the time to add your thoughts here. Maui is truly a magical place and I'm dreaming of returning there. Dreams are a way for our Creator to reach us when our lives are too busy during our waking hours. God bless you on your journey. I hope you keep in touch.

Michael Mulligan said...

Thank you for your comment, Jemma, and for taking the time to add your thoughts here. Maui is truly a magical place and I'm dreaming of returning there. Dreams are a way for our Creator to reach us when our lives are too busy during our waking hours. God bless you on your journey. I hope you keep in touch.