18. Star Tetrahedron – Love & Strife – Heart Chakra
The star tetrahedron is created when an upward-pointing tetrahedron (male, fire, blade) merges with a downward-facing tetrahedron (female, water, chalice.) Interlocked and interpenetrating, they represent love and strife as the true nature of the soul. Empedocles (Greek philosopher circa 490–430BCE) identified the four forces of nature as: fire, air, water and earth. He saw that these forces were eternally brought into union and parted from each other through love and strife. He saw love as the power that attracts different forms of matter while strife separates them. Just as we can energetically feel our heart open and expand in the presence of profound love, we feel our heart close in the presence of anger, rejection or grief. The heart holds the universal language of life and is felt without saying a word.
Message: Love and strife are both influencing your life right now. Allow this flow to occur and become conscious of what needs your attention. Love involves making peace within you before making peace with people or situations that are causing you strife. Seek out those who are real enough to be honest with you, and love you for who you are and who you are becoming.
“Love is not a thing to understand. Love is not a thing to feel. Love is not a thing to give and receive. Love is a thing only to become and eternally be.” – Sri Chinmoy