10. Seed of Life – Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry
The Seed of Life is made up of seven interlocking circles that represent the six “aspects of our solar system” as circles that have divided from the central one, which is the Sun (1+6=7). It is often referred to as the “Genesis Pattern” associated with the creation story in Genesis based on the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest. Since seven “heavenly bodies/lamps” could be seen with the naked eye the number seven became elevated. This marks the beginning of astronomical time.
These “heavenly bodies” were actually the planets Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn plus the Sun and Moon. Together they were known as the “Seven Sages” or wise ones. When the Romans created the Julian calendar in 46 BCE they named the seven days of the week for each of the seven sages. Sunday is the Sun’s day. Sol is the Latin word for Sun. Since the Sun is the primary source of energy and is the center point of our solar system it can be seen as separate from all others planets that rotate around it. This can be seen as (1+6=7), the sun is one.
The number six, (6) also known as a hexad is seen as a symbol of harmony and the union of two triads, which brings balance.
Sun worship was central to many cultures throughout the world. Solar deities such as the Egyptian RA, Greek Helios, Incan Inti, or Lakota Wi, are but a fraction of the names of deities associated with the Sun. Our solar plexus represents our internal source of energy and personal sense of how to use our power. This is where our desires are fed to take action and our willpower is tested. The light of the solar plexus also casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fears. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their light.
Message: Power provides the ability to create, destroy and to nurture. To be at peace with the concept of power is to know when to create, when to destroy when to nurture and when to rest. You alone have the ability to choose. Be open to this power that is growing within you. Learn how to use this power wisely as you plant seeds for your future.
“Love is born in fire, is planted like a seed. Love cannot give you everything, but it gives you what you need.” – Kate Wolfe
The solar plexus chakra is located in the stomach area and is connected to the digestive system. This is a place of vitality, confidence, courage, integrity, joy and sweetness. It represents the world of the mythic and the archetype of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds and dragonflies remind us that nothing is impossible when we see our life as sacred fairytales that we get to rewrite. In sacred geometry, this is the seed of life that holds our hidden potential. Its element is fire and its belief is forged in the Hindu tradition of tending the eternal Agni fire. The light of the solar plexus casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fear. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their light.