19. Octahedron – Air – Throat Chakra – Platonic Solid
Theoctahedronrepresentsthe element ofair, which is expressed in thethroat chakra through our breath and our voice. Breathing is a reciprocal process of receiving and releasing life force energy.
Anoctahedronis a polygon witheightequaltriangularfaces.Itismadeupoftwofour-sidedtriangles(pyramids)ofequalproportionthat meet at the base.These dualpyramidsrepresentcosmicbalance.Greekphilosopherssawtwolevelsofair.“Aer” is the atmosphere that we breathe, which surrounds our earth. “Aether” is the air above the clouds associated with the divine or sky.
Air is the creative essence of life; breath creates life through vibration. In Chinese philosophy air is chi or breath, the eternal source of life force energy. In Hindu tradition, Prana is the act of breathing in life. In Christianity, breath in the form of a word was seen as the creation essence of God.
The air we breathe is in fact made up of nitrogen, oxygen, argon and carbon dioxide. Trees are often called the lungs of earth because they breathe in carbon dioxide and release life giving oxygen. Breathing is a reciprocal process as we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.
Becoming mindful of breathing is to be present now.
Message: You are being asked to become more conscious of the air you breathe and how you breathe. Use your breath to exhale any heavy energy and inhale life-giving energy. As you find your inner balance, allow yourself to rest and recharge. You are entering a period of renewed creativity in your life. Be conscious how your words and your voice create your reality.
“Breath is the bridge, which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
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