By twisting a circle in half, you create the symbol for infinity, and the shape of the number eight. Eight is the number of directions on a compass. It is also found in the eight-spoked wheel of Buddhism, the eight seasons of the Celtic Calendar and the eight aspects of the Taoist Bagua. The seven chakras create the eighth chakra that flows through us and around us. The figure eight represents our three earthly chakras and our three divine chakras intersecting in the heart or center point, which serves as a gateway for the soul. The infinity symbol reflects the soul’s inner and outer journey. Reincarnation is a central belief in most cultures, yet not acknowledged within the western mind. By not reincarnating, the cycle of life becomes linear and finite.
Origen of Alexandria (184-253 ACE), one of Christianity’s earlier and greatest theologians believed in reincarnation. In 545 ACE, Emperor Justinian composed a papal decree that made reincarnation punishable by death. Pope Vigilius refused to sign the decree and was placed in jail. Vigilius escaped so Justinian enacted the law himself.
In 527 ACE, Roman Catholic abbot, Dionysius Exiguus, reset the beginning of time to coincide with the approximate birth of Jesus. Thus, creating the illusion that Christianity formed the center of time. The Julian calendar, named for Julius Caesar, began in the year 709 AUC (ab urbe condita) “from the foundation of the city,” when Rome was founded. This year was changed in 1282 AUC to 46 BC (before Christ) in 527AD (Anno Domini – Latin for “the year of the Lord.”)
The concept of infinity is often expressed through math. Archimedes (287-212 BCE) is credited with identifying the exact calculation of pi, an infinite number. Pi (π) is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or 3.14159. Another expression of infinity is expressed by the Fibonacci Sequence (0 + 1 = 1, 1 + 1 = 2, 1 + 2 = 3, 2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 5 = 8, 5 + 8 = 13 etc….) The Golden Mean, Golden Ratio (Phi) and Golden Section are all mathematical concepts of infinity.
Message: The past is repeating itself for you to learn from it and move forward. Allow your past to provide the information or inspiration you need in the present to help you explore all possibilities for your future. Embrace your infinite nature by enjoying each and every moment.
“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake