11. Flower of Life – Heart Chakra – Sacred Geometry
By adding a row of twelve circles to the Seed of Life, the Flower of Life symbol is revealed. This matrix consists of nineteen total interlocking circles. The Flower of Life also contains seven independent circles that connect the heart to divine vision and order. The row of twelve additional circles represents the zodiac. Zodiac, is Greek for “ring of animals” the epic stories recorded in the stars. The Flower of Life pattern has been found throughout the world as a symbol of cosmic order. It represents alchemy. Our heart chakra is where the soul transmutes into our body, mind and spirit.
The Kabbalistic Tree of Life pattern is revealed within this symbol of the heart chakra. Any knowledge of the Tree of Life became strictly forbidden around 375ACE. The Kabbalah, or Tree of Life, represents the mystical journey of the soul as it descends into human form and then transcends to divine oneness. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) studied the hidden wisdom of the flower of life. His passion was to link art and science together to create new ideas and ways of seeing. The Flower of Life is a mathematical formula that encouraged him to explore the hidden or esoteric meaning of life itself.
Message: Be open to the hidden wisdom in your soul. This wisdom is becoming more accessible as you begin to see with your heart instead of your eyes. Just as you appreciate the gifts of others, it is time to appreciate the gifts within you. A bud is never fully realized if it does not blossom. Now is a time of opening, to honor the person you are becoming.
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
The heart chakra is located in the chest area and is connected to our cardiovascular system. This is the energetic world of our soul, where compassion and unconditional love reside within us. It represents the archetype of the eagle, reminding us to soar above the stories that hold us to see the bigger picture of our lives. In sacred geometry, it is the flower of life that reveals the essential nature of our being. Its element is love and its belief is founded in the teachings of Buddha. The heart chakra is the center point, the core of who we are. This chakra reminds us that to be fully conscious of the self we must love our self unconditionally. By loving our self unconditionally, we will know the truth of our soul.