11. Flower of Life – Heart Chakra – Sacred Geometry
The heart chakra is connected to our cardiovascular system. This is the energetic world of our soul, where compassion and unconditional love reside. It is also a symbol of eternal union.
To create the Flower of Life, a ring of twelve circles were added to the seven circles of the Seed of Life. These twelve additional circles represent the twelve constellations of the zodiac, or the 12 months of a lunisolar year. Zodiac, Greek for “ring of animals”, represents the archetypal stories of humanity embedded in the stars. Together they form a matrix of 19 interlocking circles (7+12=19). Nineteen represents the number of years it takes to harmonize lunar and solar calendars as one.
Seven times within a 19-year period, a 13th lunar month would be added to the 12-month lunisolar year. This process became known as a Metonic cycle, named for Meton of Athens in 432 BCE. Babylonians had already been factoring this into their calenders along with other early cultures. Most cultures used lunisolar calendars as the basis for developing astronomy, math and calendars. The Metonic cycle honors the eternal union of the Moon and Sun just as as night and day can not exist without the other. Flowers open and close within these cycles of life.
The diagram of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life is also revealed within the Flower of Life matrix. The Kabbalah represents the mystical journey of the soul as it descends into human form and then transcends to a conscious state of divine oneness.
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) studied the hidden wisdom held within the Flower of Life. He felt it represented the alchemical art and science of transmutation where the spirit becomes one with the mind, body and soul.
The Flower of Life also features seven independent circles that brings forth the Fruit of Life. The number Seven is known as a septad or “set” that forms the basis of sacred/cosmic order.
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.