Container of Life

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The Container of Life grounds us in the root chakra. Its circular nature inspires us to cultivate a deeper relationship with earth as we travel through the Circle of Life.

Circles are primordial symbols in the sense that they represent the organizing principle of life. They have inspired children, philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers, poets and artists.

Around 2000 BCE Sumerians created a numbering system with 60 as its base, 60 also equated to one unit. They are credited with defining a circle as 360 equidistant points around a center point, based on twelve, 30-day lunar months (12 x 30 = 360). This sexagesimal system, inspired by their elegant vision of the universe, is the foundation of sacred geometry.

It is this unique relationship between humans and circles that intrigues the mind and inspires new ways of thinking. In 800 BCE the Greek word “kirkos” was used to describe a hoop or ring. In Latin, the word circulus meant both circle and circus.

In Pythagorean terms, a circle can be seen as “one”, or monad. A monad is both the creator of many and the sum of all. Plato explained in his Seventh Letter that: “the circle is a form that goes beyond definition or explanation.”

The Rhind Papyrus in Egypt, c. 1650 BCE, was the first written text to define the area of a circle as 3.1605. Archimedes correctly identified the exact calculation of Pi (π) as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or 3.14159. This theory still holds true today. Through the use of super computers, Pi (π) has been calculated over two quadrillion decimal points without a repeating pattern. Proving that the infinite nature of a circle transcends the linear world. It contains. Circles create unity within infinity by encompassing the vast diversity as “one” and “all”.

The Container of Life reminds us that our physical body is interconnected with Earth, which allows us to explore the spiritual and infinite nature of our soul. This uniquely human journey is made possible by respecting and tending to our roots. To trust and care for earth as she cares for us. Earth will nurture us as we grow and mulch what no longer serves us without any judgment. We have much to learn as we grow.

Message: We are in a period of manifestation. Release our attachment to outcome and trust in our potential and its infinite possibilities. Remember we are the container and the creator of our reality.

“The nature of god is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere” – Empedocles 

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

Mandala Chakra book available at: Amazon

Mandala Chakra card deck available at: Printers Studio

If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

Photo by – Nina Riel from Shuffle Tarot.

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