Root Chakra

Root Chakra

Muladhara – Physical Body – Musculoskeletal System

Our root chakra directly connects us to Earth through a dynamic and reciprocal relationship. The Earth nourishes and challenges us, from the moment we take our first breath until our physical body is no longer needed.

The root chakra helps us trust, feel grounded and safe within the physical world. This is the place where the soul manifests itself as a human. By embracing our humanness, we begin the journey of reconnection where the self and the soul become one. To live in harmony with ourselves is to live in harmony with the earth and to honor all of its resources.

Root Chakra – Physical Body

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara. (Mula – root, adhara – base)

Color: Red.

Bija Mantra: LAM

Body System: Base of Spine – Musculoskeletal System.

Goals: To feel grounded, safe, loved & nourished. Survival & trust.

Practice: Non-judgment, non-attachment, non-suffering. Walk with beauty and grace. Ground and love yourself.

Impacts: Abandonment, abuse, neglect, adoption, loss.

Imbalance: Obesity, hemorrhoids, sciatica, constipation and musculoskeletal disorders. Night terrors, panic attacks, inability to trust or feel safe.

Archetype: Serpent.

Direction: South

Perceptual State: Physical World.

Plant Ally: Sage for cleansing and grounding.

Essential Oils: Ginger, Sandalwood, Clove, Sage, Cinnamon.

Foods: Root Vegetables, Ginger, Dates and Protein.

Stones and Crystals: Iron, Basalt, Granite, Petrified Wood, Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Malkuth (Kingdom on Earth)

Sacred Geometry: Circle – Container of Life.

Platonic Solid: Hexahedron (Six-sided cube)

Element: Earth.

Sacred Belief: Original Roots. Indigenous.

Consciousness: Intention of Self.

Message: Spend more time in nature feeling grounded and connected to the earth. Create a ceremonial fire pit or sacred garden where one can set intentions and meditate. Deepen our relationship with the earth and feel it within our soul. Trust that we are supported by the earth regardless of the situation.

“I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.” – Henry David Thoreau 

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Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Svadhisthana – Emotional Body – Reproductive System

The sacral chakra is the place of sacred creation and action. We create love and life through the union of two souls. We create art, music, stories and homes by combining elements together in new ways. By living with integrity and honoring all acts of creation as sacred, we can release our fear of the unknown. When judgment or abuse is placed on creativity, we inhibit the flow of healthy creative and sexual expression.

The Sanskrit name Svadhisthana means “one’s own abode.”

Our ability to create is unlimited. It is manifested through our choices, words and actions. Each moment is a unique opportunity to raise our awareness and create our destiny.

Sacral Chakra – Emotional Body

Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana (Swa: one’s own, Adhisthana: abode) 

Color: Orange

Bija Mantra: VAM

Body System: Lower Abdomen – Reproductive System.

Goals: Fluidity, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness, peace.

Impacts: Childhood abuse, sexual abuse, bullying, difficult pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion etc…

Imbalance: Fear and rigidity. Hyper-critical or hyper-sexual behavior. Sexual dysfunction, isolation, emotional instability, numbness. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) flight, fight or freeze syndrome. Jealousy. Unhealthy boundaries.

Archetype: Jaguar.

Direction: West/Setting Sun.

Perceptual State: Emotional World.

Plant Ally: Jasmine for sensuality and creativity.

Essential Oils: Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Cypress and Patchouli.

Foods: Liquids – fruit and vegetable juices, herbals teas to add fluids and replenish the body.

Stones and Crystals: Coral, Carnelian, Orange Amber, Orange/Dark Citrine, Peach Aventurine, Orange Calcite.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Yesod – Foundation

Sacred Geometry: Portal of Life – Vesica Piscis

Platonic Solid: Icosahedron.

Element: Water.

Sacred Belief: Harmony of opposites. Yin Yang. Taoism.

Consciousness: Awareness of Self.

Message: Let go of the fears or judgments that may be holding us from expressing our true self. Start a new routine that pleases the senses.  Relax the body and allow life to flow. Set the intention to feel passionate about life.

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu 

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Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Manipura – Mythic Body – Digestive System

The solar plexus chakra is symbolic of the fire that burns within us. Its named for the Roman sun god Sol and the Latin word Plexus meaning interwoven. It acts as a powerful gatekeeper between our heart and sacral chakra and is the place of our innate desire to maintain equilibrium. Its desire is to protect and balance our personal power with our peaceful nature.

The solar plexus is a place of vitality, confidence, courage, joy and sweetness. Our greatest gifts can be found hiding within our fears. The Solar Plexus shines light into our shadows to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness we can see more clearly and stand in our light.

Solar Plexus Chakra – Mythic Body

Sanskrit Name: Manipura (lustrous jewel)

Color: Yellow.

Bija Mantra: RAM

Body System: Upper Abdomen – Digestive System.

Goals: Vitality, confidence, will, joy and sweetness.

Practice: Integrity, be mindful of your actions and thoughts, transparency, stop hiding from yourself. Transform negative thoughts into positive statements. Believe in yourself.

Impacts: Betrayal, rejection, disempowered or dishonored.

Imbalance: Lack of confidence or will power. Feeling unempowered. Over aggressive tendencies and anger. Ulcers, acid reflux, indigestion, fatigue, withdrawal, depression, apathy, liver dysfunction.

Archetype: Hummingbird.

Direction: North.

Perceptual State: Mythic World.

Plant Ally: Sunflower for nourishment.

Essential Oils: Lemon, Basil, Grapefruit, Juniper, Fennel, Cardamom and Nag Champa Flower.

Foods: Complex carbohydrates, legumes, potatoes, whole grain breads, pastas and cereals for energy and strength.

Stones & Crystals: Tiger Eye, Yellow Amber, Citrine, Gold, Gold Calcite, Topaz, Yellow Jade, Gold Quartz, Pyrite.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Hod – Splendor & Netzach – Victory.

Sacred Geometry: Seed of Life.

Platonic Solid: Tetrahedron.

Element: Fire.

Sacred Belief: Multiplicity of Life – Hinduism (Agni – Fire God)

Consciousness: Unconscious Self.

Message: Healthy foods and plenty of water fuel our energy source. It is important to feed our soul with positive intentions.  Feel the warmth growing within as we radiate love and compassionate courage to the world.

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same” – Marianne Williamson

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Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra

Anahata – Energy Body – Cardiovascular System 

The heart chakra is the center or mid-point of our energy body. It is our electromagnetic core that is both grounding and expansive. Similar in concept to the electromagnetic core of earth it provides stability and protection. The heart chakra releases 60% more electromagnetic energy than the brain. This energy creates our energetic/auric field, just as earth generates the gravitational layer of our atmosphere.

This invisible force reminds us of our interconnectedness to all. This is also the energetic place of our infinite soul, where compassion and unconditional love encourage us to evolve.

Heart Chakra – Energy Body

Sanskrit Name: Anahata (unhurt/unstuck/unbeaten)

Color: Green & Pink.

Bija Mantra: YAM

Body System: Chest Area – Cardiovascular System.

Goals: Balance, compassion, unconditional love, alchemy.

Practice: Right Love. Feel love for yourself and others.

Impacts: Heartache, jealousy, grief, loss of loved one, illness.

Imbalance: Loneliness, emptiness, codependence, resentment, hopelessness, depression. Not able to feel love or joy.

Archetype: Eagle.

Direction: East – Rising Sun.

Perceptual State: Energetic World.

Plant Ally: Rose for love.

Essential Oils: Rose, Carnation, Geranium and Cedar.

Foods: Vegetables greens, broccoli, cucumbers, asparagus.

Stones & Crystals: Rose Quartz, Peridot, Emerald, Green and Pink Tourmaline, Green Jade, Green Aventurine, Green Fluorite, Malachite, Kunzite, Copper, Serpentine, Pink Opal, Green Quartz, Pink and Green Sea Glass.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Tipherath – Beauty.

Sacred Geometry: Flower of Life.

Platonic Solid: Star Tetrahedron.

Element: Love.

Sacred Belief: The way of the heart. Buddhism/Yoga/Union.

Consciousness: Conscious Self.

Message: Become conscious of the rhythms of our heart in connection with the rhythms of earth. Our heart is a powerful source of love when it is aligned with the wisdom of our infinite soul. Feel the miracle of our soul beating within us as we awaken to our true nature as one with all.

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein 

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Throat Chakra

Throat Chakra

Vishuddha – Etheric Body – Vocal System

The throat chakra is the gatekeeper between the heart and third eye chakras. It holds both love and wisdom as well as stories from this lifetime and the past. Our words create energy in the form of frequency, intention and tone. It is important to use words wisely for every word creates a vibration that ripples throughout the universe. The energy of breath is the primordial essence of creation.

The throat chakra is the place of communication, it holds the roots of our collective stories within the psyche. Here we can heal our stories by knowing and speaking our truth with love.

Throat Chakra – Etheric Body

Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha (especially pure)

Color: Blue.

Bija Mantra: HAM

Body System: Throat – Vocal System.

Goals: Clear communication, creativity, resonance, truth.

Practice: Be true to your word, and see how your words or your silence affects you and the world around you.

Impacts: Lying, being lied too, having to hold too many family secrets. Not being able to tell the truth without fear.

Imbalance: .Shyness, silence, lying, sore throats, stiff neck. Loss of voice, speaking untruths or fear of speaking the truth. Not speaking from the heart.

Archetype: Roots of Tree

Direction: Below.

Perceptual State: Under/Lower World, Subconscious, Past.

Plant Ally: Elderberry for soothing.

Essential Oils: Chamomile, Gardenia, Bergamot, Fir.

Foods: Fruits, especially juicy fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes, apples, pears, cherries, mangos, kiwi, peaches, melons.

Stones & Crystals:  Amazonite, Celestite, Sodalite, Angelite, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, Turquoise, Azurite, Chrysocolla, Blue Fluorite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Kyanite, Lapis.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Geburah – Strength, Chesed – Kindness

Sacred Geometry: Fruit of Life.

Platonic Solid: Octahedron.

Element: Air.

Sacred Belief: Soul Stories. Judaism and Kabbalah.

Consciousness: Collective Unconscious.

Message: Are we speaking truthfully, do we know our truth?  The throat chakra will help us speak our truth from a place of love, compassion and peaceful power.

“Every spoken word arouses our self-will.” – Johanne Wolfgang von Goethe 

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Third Eye Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Ajna – Conscious Body – Sensory System

Our third eye intuits information relayed from the prefrontal neocortex at the front of our brain to the pineal gland at the base of our brain. This information is then felt and interpreted in our heart. As we trust our heart’s ability to discern knowledge, we increase our intuitive sense of inner knowing and wisdom.

Knowledge is the process of gathering information; how we perceive this knowledge is wisdom. By merging the logical self with intuitive soul, we can see with the singular eye of the heart. Right knowing, is our ability to see with our hearts instead of our eyes. As we trust our senses we dream our world into being.

Third Eye Chakra – Conscious Body

Sanskrit Name: Ajna (command/spiritual guidance)

Color: Violet.

Bija Mantra: SHAM

Body System: Middle of Forehead – Sensory System.

Goals: Trust your intuition and inner knowing.

Practice: Right Knowing. Dream your world into being.

Impacts: Chaos. Over Stimulation. Excess use of electronics.

ImbalanceHeadaches, nightmares, feeling stuck in your head. Insomnia, over thinking.  Not trusting intuition or inner knowing. Closed to new ideas or ways of thinking.

Archetype: Trunk of Tree.

Direction: Center, Within.

Perceptual State: Middle World, Conscious, Present.

Plant Ally: Lavender for inspiration.

Essential Oils: Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, Eucalyptus.

Foods: Feasts for the Eyes! Colorful and Healthy.

Stones & Crystals: Iolite, Amethyst, Sugilite, Charoite, Purple Fluorite, Tanzanite.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Binah – Intuition, Chokmah – Wisdom.

Sacred Geometry: Knowledge of Life, Metatron’s Cube.

Platonic Solid: Dodecahedron.

Element: Ether.

Sacred Belief: Inner knowing. Christianity and Gnosis.

Consciousness: Collective Conscious.

Message: Let go of the monkey mind that is causing us to feel scattered or stuck. Slow down and breathe. Quiet our mind and connect with our heart. From this place, we will begin to see what is truly within us. Open our third eye by seeing with our heart instead of our eyes. This will help us understand the wisdom of our soul. The answers we seek are already within us.

“We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves.” – Galileo

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Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra

Sahasrara – Light Body – Belief System

The crown chakra represents our connection beyond the self to the mystical aspects of our soul’s true nature. Swiss psychologist Carl Jung felt that the human psyche “was by nature religious,” and to heal the soul would require a journey to meet the self and the divine within. Mankind has created over a thousand names for god in search of connection. The crown chakra reminds us to seek within.

Our dreams are interrelated with our crown chakra as a conduit beyond time and space. Stars have filled the night sky inspiring our souls to travel since the dawn of time.

Crown Chakra – Light Body

Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara (thousand-petaled throne)

Color: White.

Bija Mantra: AUM

Body System: Top of Head – Belief System.

Goals: Feel spiritual connection so you are not alone.

Practice: Let your mind step out of the way of your soul to imagine feeling free within the universe. To know you are interconnected to all through the infinite soul.

Impacts: Spiritual betrayal/confusion via teachers or religion.

Imbalance: Confusion, apathy, loss of purpose, deep sense of isolation, sadness and despair. Believing that this is all there is even after death. Feeling alone in the universe, disconnected from source or knowing your soul. Loss of purpose.

Archetype: Branches of Tree.

Direction: Above.

Perceptual State: Upper World, Super Conscious, Future.

Plant Ally: Lotus flower for enlightenment.

Essential Oils: Spearmint, Lotus, Frankincense, Thuja, Palo Santo.

Foods: Clear Water and Fasting.

Stones & Crystals: Clear Quartz Crystal, Herkimer Diamond, Selenite, Alexandrite, Diamonds, Apophyllite.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Kether – Divine Will/Throne.

Sacred Geometry: Star of Life, Merkaba.

Platonic Solid: Sphere.

Element: Light.

Belief System: Divine connection, dreams and visions. Islam, Sufism.

Consciousness: Awakened Self.

Message: Listen to our higher self and sense what it is asking of us. Connect with the stars as we stand on earth and feel what our soul is yearning for.  Open ourself to all that is out there and see what feels right. We are not alone. Allow our source to flow through us and feel its message.

“Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.” – Pythagoras 

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Serpent

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Root Chakra – Nature’s Archetype – Physical World

The root chakra is located at the base of our spine, it is associated with the musculoskeletal and elimination systems. This chakra connects and grounds us within our physical body as we learn to live, trust and feel safe.

The archetype of the root chakra is the serpent or ouroboros that sheds its skin. This  ongoing process of regeneration has linked serpents with rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a serpent swallowing its tail, thus creating a circular and infinite world. By shedding its skin, it releases what is no longer needed yet receives nourishment from what was shed. Carl Jung saw the Ouroboros as the archetype of alchemy and transformation.

The Yogic concept of Kundalini is seen as a coiled serpent wrapped around the base of the spine within the root chakra.  This “serpent of light” arises within us as we open our chakras and awaken our life force energy.

Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, is depicted holding a staff with a single serpent coiled around a knotty tree limb. In myth Asclepius was seen as the son of Apollo, god of light and healing. His staff, the Rod of Asclepius, is the primary symbol of healthcare throughout the world today.

The Caduceus, is another ancient symbol of two serpents intertwined around a central pole. Its origins may have begun with Ningishzida, the Sumerian “lord of the good tree,” almost 6000 years ago. The Caduceus became associated with the messenger gods Hermes and Mercury as it evolved to include a pair of wings.

Serpent encourages us to release what holds us so we can move forward on our journey of healing and reconnection.

Message: Just as the serpent sheds its skin, we are being encouraged to shed any limiting beliefs, bad habits or clutter in our life. This will allow us to move forward and receive new insights and wisdom. Practice feeling safe in our own skin as we move through life with more trust and wisdom.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell 

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Jaguar

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Sacral Chakra – Natures Archetype – Emotional World

The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen that is connected to our reproductive system. This is the sacred place of creation, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness and peace. Jaguar is the archetype of the peaceful warrior that shows us how to balance our creative and sexual power with peace. It helps us navigate within our emotional world by leaving no tracks.

Jaguar is a warm-blooded mammal that sees in the dark, giving it the ability to hunt at night. Jaguars represent the top of the food chain within Meso-America. In North America and Europe, Jaguars are referred to as Panthers.

Jaguars embody the predator/prey dynamic of fight, flight or freeze. Jaguars hunt only to survive, therefore they teach us how to use our power wisely and selectively. Jaguar encourages us to go into the shadows of our lives to claim the wisdom that waits for us. If we do not look at those things that scare us, those things that scare us will stalk us. If we move through what scares us, we will conquer our fears.  Jaguars are nocturnal and encourage us to enter the world of darkness and shadow without fear or reservation.

Our shadows provide enormous insights and wisdom for reclaiming our power and seeing that it is the primary source of inner peace. Here one becomes aware of oneself as a human.

Message: Jaguar is reminding us to face what frightens us. By bringing these fears forward and out of theshadows, we can see them for what they are and move forward. Most of the time they are unresolvedwounds from childhood, or stories we have taken on over time or from our ancestors. Do what we can toresolve our fears and see the lessons we have learned because of them. These lessons will becomesources of wisdom and strength. Begin to see that our true power is to be in balance and at peace withinourself and our world.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker 

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Hummingbird

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Natures Archetype – Mythic World

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.

The archetype of Hummingbird is symbolic of the solar plexus chakra. It represents the eternal light that is within us, the internal source that fuels us as well as the external sun that shines upon us. 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. The Hummingbird’s ability to migrate long distances and hover in the air makes it a creature of mythical proportions. They ignite the imagination by inspiring us to see life as a sacred fairytale.

Hummingbirds remind us that the impossible is possible as we transform our lives with courage, determination and joy.  Hummingbirds bring sweetness into our lives.

They give us the power to rewrite our soul’s story as we connect to our true north, the inner compass that guides us through life.  In some native cultures the Hummingbird is the totem of the soul and is used for soul retrieval. The mythical realm of the Hummingbird transcends time and space.

Message: Whatever is challenging us can be transformed to our favor if we approach it from a place ofgrace. The hero’s journey inspires us to move through obstacles as we seek to know our soul’s purpose.Imagine life as a sacred fairytale filled with twists, turns and wonder. As the author of our story we can writea new story. Remember that the impossible is possible when we believe in ourselves.

“Awakening to one’s true self-radiant nature is ultimate spiritual and emotional healing.” – Rajita Sivananda (Dr. Judith Cornell)

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Eagle

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Heart Chakra – Nature’s Archetype – Energetic World

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.

The Eagle archetype resides in the heart chakra uniting the physical body with the soul body. Eagles soar wingtip to wingtip between the heavens and the earth. When the sun rises to signal a new day, Eagle reminds us to fly above the mundane by soaring to gain a new perspective.

With new eyes, we can see the bigger picture of our life yet see our stories for what they are: stories.  Eagle reminds us to live from our hearts by loving unconditionally with no strings attached. When we soar with Eagle we feel the currents of pure energy freeing us to be who we truly are.

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.

Eagle is associated with direction of East, the place of the rising sun. The return of the sun each morning is symbolic of the spiritual soul renewing itself. We are reminded to see with new eyes and envision a new way of being.

Message: Eagle is appearing to us now to help us see the bigger picture of our life.  Eagle is asking us to see with our heart instead of our eyes, and to allow our heart to open to unconditional love. If our heart feels heavy, ask Eagle to carry us above the stories and wounds.  From this place, know that we have the choice to release the stories that are holding us. Allow our heart to open to ultimate compassion, forgiveness and love. Envision our past, present and future as one big dream that is carrying us forward into what we want to become. Open our heart to all possibilities.

“Man is spirit – this is all man needs to know; and spirit is triumphant over matter.” – White Eagle 

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Tree Roots

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Throat Chakra – Nature’s Archetype – Lower World

The throat chakra is located in the throat and is connected to the vocal system. This is the place of communication, resonance and truth.

The roots of a tree symbolize the origins of stories that have been told and stored in the subconscious mind. These stories hold the roots of world belief, as ancient humans saw trees as benevolent beings that held the secrets of life and death. The throat chakra reminds us to use our words and our silence wisely.

A tree’s roots sink deep into the earth from where we begin and return. The association of death and the underworld is long standing. It was seen as a place where the physical body returned to replenish the earth for future generations. Burial rituals honored death as a preparation for rebirth or reincarnation.

Mankind’s fascination with death and rebirth created epic and mythical stories of deities who ruled the Under World, Upper World and Middle World. This laid the foundation for many of today’s beliefs and religions. These fabled stories grew through the ancient tradition of storytelling as epic tales were passed on from one generation to another. Each storyteller added their own voice.

Message:  Search for the deeper meaning of the stories we have been told before sharing them with others.Understand the origins of how this story began. Sense what feels true to our soul before sharing it withothers. As a storyteller, we have the opportunity to heal old stories by telling it in a new way. As we shareour stories through the spoken word, we create a new reality for ourself and future generations.

“Maybe you are searching among branches for what only appears in the roots”  – Rumi 

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Tree Trunk

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Third Eye Chakra – Nature’s Archetype – Middle World 

The third eye chakra is located in the middle of the forehead connecting us to our sensory system. This is the place ofintuition, inner knowing and conscious dreaming. It represents the archetype of the tree, standing fully present in the moment.

A tree trunk is seen at eye level; it is not buried like the roots or out of reach like branches. The trunk is symbolic of the present moment, our awakened or conscious state, what some call the middle world. In native cultures, trees are referred to as “The Standing People” who hold great wisdom for humanity.

Trees paved the way for humans to live on earth by purifying the air we breathe. Trees provided shelter, tools, food, medicine, fire and spiritual connection.

The Celtic cultures of the Germanic people saw trees as ancestor spirits or divine beings. A person who could access the wisdom of trees was considered “treewise”.  These treewise people were often seen as Druids who were able to merge with the spirit of a tree and gather information in the middle, lower and upperworlds. Druids were teachers and mystics who shared their wisdom by carving symbols and letters on wooden sticks. The Anglo-Saxon word treo, means both tree and truth and is based on the Sanskrit word taru (tree). Treeshave inspired manyofthe great mysteryteachingsand creation stories throughout the world. These stories have been consciously shared in the oral tradition for hundreds of generations as they have informed the collective unconscious.

The third eye has the ability to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious. By bringing these stories to consciousness using our logical and intuitive self we can awaken our world through the singular eye of the soul.

Message: Trust in our inner knowing by being aware and present in the moment. Feel what is happening around us and within us. As our intuition develops anchor it within our heart to learn what feels right to our soul. This will help us to sort out what is true or false. See with our heart instead of our eyes.

“One is wise to cultivate the tree that bears fruit in our soul” – Henry David Thoreau 

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Tree Branches

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Crown Chakra – Nature’s Archetype – Upper World

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is connected to our belief system. This is the place of spiritual connection beyond the self.

The branches of a tree represent our desire to connect to something beyond our self. Just as the roots of a tree reach down to the earth, branches reach up toward the sky. Many early cultures believed that when a person died their physical body returned to the earth and their soul or spirit returned to the stars.

As humans studied the sky they noticed that the sun set at night and rose in the opposite direction each morning. This inspired early cultures to record the sunrise and sunset until they understood that it created arepeating cycle or solar year.

These ancient astronomers also tracked the stars and literally connected the dots. This eventually led to their ability to create divine order. The word divine comes from the Latin root word “devin,” meaning “as above.”  The sound of wind through the trees is often associated with the voice of the divine. When the Bible was translated from Hebrew, Greek and Latin into German during the 1400s, the ancient Semitic names of El, Adonai, YHVH and Jehovah were replaced with the Proto-Germanic word Guden, meaning: “to invoke the sound of wind in the trees.” This was based on the passage in Genesis 3:8 “And they heard the sound of the Jehovah walking in the garden in the cool of the day”, cool of the day” is interpreted as the evening winds. The Bible was translated into English in 1526, the word Guden became God.

The Sumerian deity El was known as the lord of the winds. The sacred Cedars of Lebanon were seen as the home of the primordial gods that inspired the roots of Judeo-Christian faith.

The Bible was translated into English in 1526 and the word guden was translated as good that became the name of God.

There are a thousand names for “God” and is also nameless. The branches of a tree hold these stories. The crown chakra serves as a connection to source.

Message: It is time for us to reach out and believe in our dreams.  Allow our dreams to be known so the universe can help us make them come true.  Remember that we are a child of the universe who came from the stars.

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir 

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Container of Life

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Root Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Circle

By seeing our root chakra as the circular Container of Life we can become active participants in the co-creation of our world.

Early humans honored the circular patterns and objects they saw on earth and in the sky as sacred. The circle, 360 equidistant points around a central point, correlates to the Sumerian lunisolar year of 12 lunar months consisting of 30 days each (12 x 30 = 360). Around 2000 BCE Sumerians created a numbering system with 60 as its base, which also equates to one. This sexagesimal system is the container of sacred geometry. The Sumerians arrived at this system by observing the movements of Jupiter and Saturn in relationship to earth. In Egypt, the Rhind Papyrus of 1650 BCE was the first written text to define the area of a circle or π as 3.1605.

In 800 BCE the Homeric Greek word “kirkos” was used to describe a hoop or ring. In Latin, the word circulus meant circle and circus. It was used to describe the Zodiac as a “ring of animals”.

Around 300 BCE Euclid, a Greek mathematician, began to assign properties to circles. This was followed by Archimedes who correctly identified the exact calculation of Pi (π) as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or 3.14159. This theory still holds true today, through the use of super computers, π has been calculated over two quadrillion decimal points without a repeating pattern. Proving the infinite nature of the circle.

In Pythagorean terms, a circle can be seen as one unit, called a monad. A monad is both the creator of many and the sum of all. Circles are primordial symbols in the sense that they represent the organizing principle of life. They have inspired children as well as philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers, poets and artists.

Plato explained in his Seventh Letter that “the circle is a form that goes beyond definition or explanation.” It is this unique relationship between humans and circles that intrigues the mind and inspires new ways of thinking. Circles transcend the linear world they contain. They create unity within infinity by encompassing the vast diversity as one and all.

Its simplicity grounds us to the earth in our root chakra, while its infinite nature inspires us to cultivate and create something new.

Message: We are in a period of manifestation. Release our attachment to outcome and trust in our potential and its infinite possibilities. Remember we are the container and the creator of our reality.

“The nature of god is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere” – Empedocles 

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Portal of Life

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Sacral Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Vesica Piscis

The sacral chakra is symbolic of the Portal of Life or Vesica Piscis. Here the circle, as the “one”, divides itself into two for continued creation. An example of this would be the archetypal story of the cosmic void that birthed mother earth and father sky so they could join together to birth life on earth as male and female. The Portal of Life also represents the womb of the sacred feminine, associated with the lunar cycles and the creation essence of water.

For students of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher circa 570-490BCE) a vesica piscis meant “measure of a fish”, which was seen as the intersection of the watery world of matter with the divine world of the sun. They saw math as a path to spiritual liberation.

They defined one as the monad, the creator of many and sum of all. Two was the duad, the separating force of duality while three was the sacred and unifying triad created by the monad and duad. An example of a monad is the sun, with the earth and moon as the separating forces of the duad. The triad occurs when the sun and moon come together to create life on earth. This creation dance between unity and duality can be understood by seeing a singular species such as homo sapiens (monad) as both male and female (duad) who join together as homo sapiens (triad) to create life. This dynamic is found in numerous creation stories.

A vesica piscis, when turned on its side, is symbolic of the human eye as a mirror to the soul. For some, the vesica piscis represents the womb of Mary as the coming together of heaven and earth through Jesus, the fisher of men as part man, part god. A stylized version of this is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish.”

The vesica piscis is also known as a mandorla (almond in Italian) because of its almond shape. The seven-branched Menorah in Judaism represents an almond tree that symbolizes the union of the earthly Tree of Knowledge with the divine Tree of Life. For Muslims the Vesica Piscis represents the womb of the universe that holds the sacred black stone, the ovum of the universe, in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca.

The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth of humanity and the sacred creation essence within all of us. It reminds us that we are all one.

Message: Let go of limiting beliefs and be open to new solutions and synchronicities. Enjoy the push and pull of the creative process by remembering that there are no mistakes, only insights. Look for a potential partnership or community that supports your creative vision.

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche –

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Seed of Life

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Genesis Pattern

The solar plexus is associated with the Seed of Life. It empowers our vitality, courage and joy. The Seed of Life consists of seven interlocking circles. The seventh circle is the “central one” often associated with the Sun, as the central force within our solar system. This matrix, also known as the Genesis Pattern, inspired the story of the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest.

Ancient Sumerians identified seven “wandering lights” in the evening sky, in contrast to the fixed stars. They honored these wandering lights by designating seven as the number of sacred order. Each light was seen as a divine deity. These seven lights: Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and Sun inspired the seven days of the week named for the divine ones in the sky.

In 321 CE, under the guidance of Emperor Constantine, the Romans decreed that a Roman week would consist of seven days. Dies Solis, the day of the Sun became known as Sunday. Sol Invictus, “the invincible sun” was the Roman deity that ruled over the military. Sunday was declared a day of rest so their soldiers could recharge and regain their strength.

The sun is both the largest object and the central star in our solar system. Its electromagnetic core is a powerful and consistent source of light and heat that makes all life on earth possible.

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 just a fraction of gods associated with the Sun.

Our solar plexus represents our internal source of energy and power. This is where our desires are fed as we decide how to take action and where our personal willpower is tested. The energetic light of the solar plexus can also casts shadows within the self. Our greatest gifts can be found hiding within our fears. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness we can more fully stand in our 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. We alone have the ability to choose. Be open to this power that is growing within us. Learn how to use this power wisely as we plant seeds for the 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 

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Flower of Life

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Heart Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Flower of Life

Our heart chakra blossoms within the Flower of Life. This is where the days and nights of our lunar months and solar years are woven into one nurturing and harmonizing story.

The Flower of Life is formed when a ring of twelve circles are added to the seven circles in the Seed of Life. These twelve additional circles represent the 12 moons, or lunar month of 29.5 days within a lunar year as well as the 12 constellations of the zodiac. The word “zodiac” is Greek for “ring of animals” and represents the archetypal stories that humanity saw in the stars. Together they form a matrix of 19 interlocking circles, which is the exact number of years it takes to synchronize a lunisolar calendar, due to the seasonal drift of a lunar year.

This harmony is achieved by adding a 13th lunar month seven times within a 19-year lunisolar cycle. This process became known as a Metonic cycle, named for Meton of Athens in 432 BCE. Earlier cultures had been factoring this into their calendars since 8000 BCE to harmonize the cycles of the moon and the sun within a lunisolar year. This cycle honors the eternal union of the moon and sun as providers of light and life. This harmonious cycle helped humanity evolve from hunter-gatherers into agrarians, who could settle in one place and grow their own food.

The potential of the Flower of Life can be seen as a divine blossom pollinated by the fertile union of the sun and moon that ripens into the Fruit of Life. This blossom is revealed by seeing the seven independent circles within the matrix of nineteen interlocking circles. The number seven represents the seven days of the week, which were known as the “divine lights” of Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and Sun, symbolic of sacred order.

The Tree of Life, of the Kabbalah, 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 consciously ascends to divine oneness. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) studied the hidden wisdom within the Flower of Life. He felt it represented alchemy and the transmutation of our spirit within our earthly body by knowing our divine soul as a unified one.

Message: Be open to the hidden wisdom in our soul. This wisdom is becoming more accessible as we begin to see with our hearts instead of our eyes. Just as we appreciate the gifts of others, it is time to appreciate the gifts within us. A bud is never fully realized if it does not blossom.  Now is a time of opening, to honor the person we 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 

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Fruit of Life

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Throat Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Fruit of Life

The throat chakra tells the ancient stories of time revealed within the Fruit of Life. This fruit bore the wisdom teachings of time for the cultivation of life and agriculture. These insights are revealed in the form of two rings that are added onto the Flower of Life.

The first insight is created with a ring of 18 circles, which equates to an 18-year Saros cycle that predicts lunar and solar eclipses. By adding these 18 circles to the 19 in the Flower of Life, a matrix of 37 total circles is formed. These 37 circles represent the 36 weeks, or 9 months of pregnancy, needed to create the “one”. As the one emerges from the watery lunar world of the womb into the solar world of air, the breath of life awakens the infant’s consciousness.

The second insight is revealed by adding a ring of 24 circles to the 36 circles rotating around the central one. This divine order gave birth to 24 hours in one day, 60 minutes in one hour and 60 seconds within one minute. This understanding of solar time and cosmic order seeded the fruits for the cultivation of an agrarian lifestyle.

The third insight is found in the pattern formed by the 13 independent circles within the Fruit of Life. Each circle represents a 7-day week, together they form a 13-week cycle. This equates to the number of weeks for each of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). These four 13-week seasons equals 52 weeks (364 days) within one solar year. The seasons were honored by tracking the solar equinoxes and solstices each year.

This solar concept of time merged with the lunar concept of months to create a dependable lunisolar calendar that informed farmers when to sow their seeds and when to reap the fruits of their harvest. As agriculture grew men began to associate themselves with the solar world of the sun as the keepers of the “seed”, while women were associated with the lunar world of the moon as keepers of the “mystery”. Eventually this understanding of nature’s rhythm became a powerful tool for controlling growth. Its knowledge was limited to those who ruled as the stories of time and nature were turned into elaborate myths and laws created to disconnect humans from knowing their true nature.

By remembering that we are intertwined with the sun, moon and stars, we empower ourselves to reconnect as one with the cosmos.

Message: It is time to get organized and prepared for change.  Become aware of our surroundings and identify what needs to shift in order to move forward. We are encouraged to share our insights and stories with others as we shift into this new reality.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato 

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Knowledge of Life

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Third Eye – Sacred Geometry – Metatron’s Cube 

The Knowledge of Life resides within our third eye or mind’s eye. Here we awaken the infinite wisdom within our heart by reconnecting with our true nature as whole or “holy”.

The knowledge of life is revealed by focusing on the thirteen independent circles in the Fruit of Life and connecting their center points with 78 lines. Here the lunar, intuitive, circular world of the sacred feminine merges with the solar, logical, linear world of the sacred masculine. This matrix is also known as Metatron’s Cube. In Hebrew, Metatron “measured throne” was the name given to the prophet Enoch, who became the celestial scribe for humanity’s return to Eden.

The Garden of Eden, found in the book of Genesis, was written between 500-600 BCE. Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden and separated from the eternal Tree of Life (sacred feminine) because they ate the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil (sacred masculine).

Metatron’s Cube is a reminder that this wound of separation is an illusion held in our personal and collective unconscious. When we see ourselves as whole (holy) this sense of separation dissolves. This knowledge was so powerful that it was hidden for thousands of years by those who wanted to be the gatekeepers of our soul. It surfaced in the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah, where Metatron, as the sefirot Kether, sits at the top (crown/throne) of the Tree of Life. The Kabbalah represents the mystical journey of the soul as it descends through the Tree of Life to manifest into human form and then ascends the tree to attain spiritual oneness.

This archetypal journey of the soul inspired the Tarot we know today. The Tarot is a deck of 78 allegorical cards that share a direct correlation with the Kabbalah and the 78 lines contained within Metatron’s Cube. Metatron’s Cube also reveals the Platonic Solids, as the elemental building blocks of life, (earth, water, fire, air, ether and light) all contained within a circle.

As the Knowledge of Life awakens our personal consciousness it impacts the collective unconscious by bringing our world into focus through the singular eye of the soul.

Message: Trust both our rational mind and our intuitive senses as we awaken to a new way of being. By looking at our present situation from all directions it will become clear which action(s) we need to take in order to feel both grounded and expansive. This is a time to open our mind so we can see with our heart.

“Geometry is knowledge of the eternally existent.” – Pythagoras 

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Star of Life

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Crown Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Merkaba

The Star of Life is associated with our crown chakra, reminding us that we come from the stars and will return to the stars. The Star of Life is also known as a Merkaba, which consists of two rotating tetrahedrons. Theupward pointing tetrahedron represents – fire, air and blade; while the downward facing tetrahedron represents – water, earth and chalice. Together, they generate a powerful yet subtle electro-magnetic field that is often referred to as our aura or auric field.

The word Merkaba, in Hebrew, means chariot. In Egyptian, it means the beloved body and spirit of the soul (mer-beloved, ka-soul body, ba-soul spirit). Another translation is: “light, spirit, body” (mer-light, ka-spirit, ba-body).

The element associated with the Star of Life is light. Light is created stars such as our Sun, which generates the electro-magnetic spectrum of light that we live in.

Scientists and astronomers have suggested that there are close to 2 trillion galaxies in our known universe with an average of 100 million stars in each galaxy. Our universe is estimated to have begun over 13.8 billion years ago. Some believe in the concept of multi-verses, which means there are other universes beyond ours. All totaled there could be an infinite number of stars that speak to our soul and call us home.

The Star of Life encourages us to dream within the realm of infinite possibilities as we reconnect with the stardust that created us. All life on earth began from the many elements, chemicals and metals found in the star dust that impacted our earth over 4.5 billion years ago. As temperatures changed, complex elements such as water formed, which encouraged the growth of cellular bacteria and other organic micro-organisms. Eventually life evolved and began to replicate itself through unique RNA and DNA sequences.

There is a belief that we hold the blueprints of this cellular memory within us. By remembering that we all come from the stars we realize that we are interconnected with all that is.

Message: The stars are reminding us to connect with our inner compass for guidance. Make time to gaze at the stars and learn their stories. Begin to sense how stars and constellations are speaking to our soul and how their message relates to life now.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” – Carl Sagan 

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Hexahedron

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Root Chakra – Element of Earth – Platonic solids

The hexahedron or cube has six equal square faces. It is symbolic of Earth and is related to the root chakra that grounds us into the physical body. Earth is the archetype of being nurturing and receptive, strong and resourceful. Earth provides us with everything we need including air, food, water, shelter and clothing, as well as beauty and awe. When ancient asteroids and space particles collided with Earth, they planted seeds that carried all the elements necessary to create a vast variety of life forms. Each of these life forms is interconnected and interdependent with earth.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the only known object in the universe known to sustain life. It was formed over 4 billion years ago. 71% of the earth’s surface is water making it appear blue from outer space. Earth’s atmosphere was a mixture of gases and carbon dioxide. As plant forms grew they absorbed the carbon dioxide and converted it to oxygen. Trees being the largest plant forms on earth were able to create an atmosphere that could support human life.

Humans first appeared around 200,000 years ago. Today over 7.4 billion people live on Earth and share in its resources. It is critical that we learn to live in harmony with earth and with each other. Earth provides everything we need to sustain us if we live in balance. By connecting with nature, we can sense the footsteps and lessons of our ancestors and prepare the earth for generations to come.

Message: Go outside in nature and connect with the mothering intelligence of Earth. Become more conscious of all that earth gives us as we eat, breathe, sleep and walk through life. Honor all of the beauty and diversity that surrounds us by reconnecting with our shared roots.

“The earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry 

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Icosahedron

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Sacral Chakra – Element of Water – Platonic Solids

The sacral chakra connects us with the element of water. Our body is roughly 75% water, without water we would survive for only three days. In essence, water is life.

The Icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 equal triangular faces. Its solid from is symbolic of water. The dualor partner of the icosahedron is the dodecahedron, which represents the element of ether or divine air/energy.

Water is a powerful and creative force that is fed by the oceans in a process of evaporation, condensation and rain known as the hydrologic cycle. Water covers over 70% of earth’s surface.

This life-giving essence of water brings chaos and creation into our daily lives. The sacral chakra represents our sexual and creative energy, which is also a primal source of chaos.

In the ancient world, water was seen as the creative source of all life, it is often credited with birthing life on earth.

In the practice of Feng Shui, the elements of wind and water are in constant opposition to each other yet they come together to form Chi, or life force energy.  Water represents the essence of creative desire.

Message: Water is reminding us that the power of chaos is a creative and necessary force that will ultimately bring balance to all areas of our life. Connect with the power of water to help cleanse, replenish and heal. Flow with the changes that are flowing within. Be open to creating a new way of living that is rejuvenating.

“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” – Lao Tzu 

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Tetrahedron

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Element of Fire – Platonic Solids 

The solar plexus chakra is named for the Latin word for Sun –Sol.  A tetrahedron has four equal triangular faces. It is symbolic of the element of fire. Fire releases heat and light through a process known as combustion. The sun as the core of our solar system is our primary source of energy, heat and light.

Our sun is a yellow dwarf star that formed 4.6 billion years ago. The temperature of the sun’s surface is approx. 10,000° Fahrenheit, at its core it reaches 27 million degrees. It is a ball of gas (hydrogen & helium) that is held together by its own gravity. Our digestive system within the solar plexus functions like a finely tuned furnace, maintaining a temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit.

The Sun was central to many cultures throughout the world for its life-giving properties. They recorded the sun by charting the equinoxes and solstices.

These ancient astronomers created solar calendars to track the seasons of the year as they shifted from hunter gatherers to agricultural societies. This shift marked the beginning of a more linear way of thinking that some refer to as the Arian (Aries) Age. The Arian Age, which began around 2100 BCE, was seen as an age of fire and war.  It is also when the Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten decreed the Sun God “Aten” as the one supreme deity. The Roman’s revered the Sun as the Sol Invictus, the invincible one. When the Roman’s replaced their polytheistic belief system with the monotheistic belief of a Christian God, the Sun transformed into the Sun/Son of God. Ironically, the holy trinity of father, son and holy spirit disempowered many from feeling or understanding their direct connection to the sun itself.

Message: Fire and sunlight hold life-giving properties that feeds our soul. It is important for us to become more conscious of the foods we eat as well as the thoughts and intentions we take in. Create a sacred fire ceremony to cleanse the emotional and energetic body. Meditate with fire to balance the power growing within. Honor the sun for the joy and life that it brings. Become conscious of how to manifest this energy within us.

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” – George Washington 

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Star Tetrahedron

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Heart Chakra – Love & Strife – Platonic Solids

The star tetrahedron within our heart is a place of union and transformation. A Star Tetrahedron, also known as a Merkaba, consists of two counter-rotating tetrahedrons. The upward-pointing tetrahedron representing fire, air and blade; merges with the downward-facing tetrahedron representing water, earth and chalice. Together they generate the electro-magnetic field that surrounds us.

Empedocles, Greek philosopher c.490–430 BCE, pioneered the theory of four classical elements: fire, air,water, earth. He felt that the two active principles of love and strife were the eternal forces that create union and separation.

He felt that love was the power that attracts different forms of matter while strife separates them. Today this can be seen in the dynamic relationship between matter and anti-matter. It can be felt between the push and pull of magnetic energy. Opposite poles (positive and negative) are attracted to each other, while the same poles will repel each other. This magnetic energy resides within us, as the heart produces 60% more electromagnetic energy than the brain.

Just as we can energetically feel our heart open and expand in the presence of profound love, we can feel our heart close when surrounded by chaos. The heart holds the universal language of love and is felt without saying a word. Kindness and compassion are two of the most powerful qualities that create loving relationships.

Message: Love and strife are both influencing our life right now. Allow this flow to occur and become conscious of what needs our attention. Love involves making peace within before making peace with others or with situations that are causing strife. Seek out those who are real enough to be honest, and who love us for who we are and who we are becoming.

“Love is not a thing to understand. 
Love is not a thing to feel. 
Love is not a thing to give and receive. 
Love is a thing only to become and eternally be.”

 – Sri Chinmoy 

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Octahedron

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Throat Chakra – Element of Air – Platonic solids 

The octahedron represents the element of air, which is expressed in the throat chakra through our breath and our voice. Breathing is a reciprocal process of receiving and releasing life force energy.

An octahedron is a polygon with eight equal triangular faces. It is made up of two four-sided triangles(pyramids) of equal proportion that meet at the base. These dual pyramids represent cosmic balance.Greek philosophers saw two levels of air. “Aer” is the atmosphere that we breathe, which surrounds ourearth. “Aether” is the air above the clouds associated with the divine sky.

Air is the creative essence of life; breath creates life through vibration. In Chinese philosophy air is chi orbreath, 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: We are being asked to become more conscious of the air we breathe and how we breathe. Use our breath to exhale any heavy energy and inhale life-giving energy. As we find our inner balance, allow ourself to rest and recharge. We are entering a period of renewed creativity in our life. Be conscious how our words and our voice create our reality.

“Breath is the bridge, which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” -Thich Nhat Hanh 

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Dodecahedron

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Third Eye – Element of Ether – Platonic Solids

The third eye chakra, located in the middle of the forehead, is the place of intuition, inner knowing and conscious dreaming.By merging the logical and intuitive self together we can see our world through the singular eye of the soul.

A dodecahedron is a polygon with 12 equal pentagonal faces. Its solid form represents the element of ether. Plato worked with this concept as a model for the zodiac. Aristotle is the one who defined it as the element of ether and associated it with divine air, thought or will. It is seen as the invisible energy of space.

The combination of a dodecahedron (ether) with an icosahedron (water) creates a truncated icosahedron representing the vaporized structure of carbon. This is also known as a fullerene or BuckyBall, named after Buckminster Fuller.

As carbon beings, we are made primarily of water and energy. It is remarkable that Aristotle understood this over 2000 years ago. Fullerenes are now considered the galactic seeds of life.

The dodecahedron is aligned within the third eye chakra reminding us of the power of intuitive thought. The paradox is that without imagination, we would have no knowledge. Without knowledge, imagination cannot be developed. The truth is we need both. The third eye encourages both knowledge and imagination as we dance between the worlds of divine thought and earthly will.

Message: Trust our knowledge and our imagination. This will help us to see that nothing is impossible. Use our wisdom and our intuition to see all of the options available to us and to choose which is right for our soul. It is important that we trust and believe in ourself. We do possess the ability to make our vision a reality.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein 

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Sphere

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Crown Chakra – Element of Light – Platonic Solids

The crown chakra is associated with our belief system. It serves as a connection to our source and the infinite nature of our soul. Spheres inspire the mind to transcend thought.

Spheres are three-dimensional circles. Our sun is a sphere, and a star, and our source of light. The electromagnetic spectrum of light makes up less than 5% of all ordinary matter. Light that is actually visible to the human eye represents less than 2.3% of this spectrum and is created by narrow wavelengths of pure spectral colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Infrared light (below red) and ultra violet (above violet) are made up of frequencies that are invisible to the human eye. This full spectrum of light includes UVA, radio waves, microwaves, X-rays & gamma rays.

The remaining 95% of our universe contains dark energy and dark matter. We tend to be drawn to the light but we live in a universe filled with unmanifested darkness.  This can be seen as pure potential waiting to become manifest.

Message: Balancing darkness and light is an important dynamic in all aspects of our life. Both are necessary to maintain optimum health physically and spiritually. If we fear the dark it is time to make peace with it.  Think of darkness as the unmanifested potential that lies within us. If the dark represents fear, remember that we are the one projecting this fear. When we own our projections, we realize that we are the only ones who can change it.  If sleep is an issue create a darker environment in the bedroom and establish a nourishing nighttime ritual that calms the senses. If we avoid the light we should go outside and make peace with the sun and the moon in moderation. Create a daily routine that balances the light and the dark aspects that are playing out in our life right now.

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Evelyn Dunbar 

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Indigenous

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Root Chakra – Circle of Life – Belief

The word Indigenous means original people. Humans traveled out of Africa over 150,000 years ago planting seeds throughout the world.

These early cultures co-existed with animals, plants and trees as climates changed and seasons passed. Eventually their curiosity led them to observe the stars at night and the ongoing cycles of birth, life, death, and rebirth played out by the sun and moon each day and night.  Trees became ladders or bridges that provided a way to travel between the earth and the sky, as hitching posts to the stars and the sun.

The sun guided them by day and the moon and stars by night providing inspiration for the mind and soul. The sun also helped to establish the agricultural cycles of the seasons and the eight sacred directions. Ancient stories written in the stars became epic tales of deities that ruled over nature and the universe. The word pagan actually means, “one who lives in nature.” The root chakra reminds us to live in harmony with nature by reconnecting with our roots.

Message: Get grounded by walking among the trees. Imagine being a tree connecting to our earth with deep roots streaming from our feet. Feel our body anchored in the present as we reach to the stars.  Release any burdens you are carrying. Be open to feeling loved and supported by nature and all of its many gifts.

“A year of beauty. A year of plenty. A year of planting. A year of harvest. A year of forests. A year of healing. A year of vision. A year of passion. A year of rebirth. This year may we renew the earth. Let it begin with each step we take. Let it begin with each change we make. Let it begin with each chain we break. And let it begin every time we awake.” – A Celtic Chant

This symbol of the Celtic Cross represents Europeans connection with the solar year and the seasons.

The Celtic Solar Calendar

East – Spring – Equinox – Birth – Festival of Eostre

SE – Beltane – Festival of Beltane – Blossoming of Spring

South – Summer Solstice – Life – Festival of Love

SW – Lammas – First Harvest of Wheat

West – Fall – Equinox – Death – A Time to Release

NW – Samhain – Honoring the Ancestor Spirits

North – Winter – Solstice ‐ Rebirth ‐ Go Within

NE – Imbolc ‐ Festival of Brigid ‐ Bringer of the Light

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Taoism

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Sacral Chakra – Harmony of Opposites – Belief

The sacral chakra embodies the harmony of opposites seen in Taoist belief. The Tao, or the way, sees everything in terms of Yin (receptive earth) and Yang (expansive sky.) The dots within the Taoist symbolrepresent aspects of the other. Taoists see life as a continual balance between Yin and Yang, any shift to one extreme will be self-defeating.

In the Taoist creation myth, Wu-Ji is the limitless space that produces Tai-Ji as the delineating force, thus creating sky (Yang) and earth (Yin). Sky and earth rejoin when man (Yang) and woman (Yin) consummate and become one.

Taoism is based on indigenous beliefs in China dating as far back as 5000-3000 BCE. Women, or Wu shamans were the primary healers, rainmakers and dream interpreters. Chinese culture moved from matriarchy to patriarchy when the focus shifted to morally perfected Sage-Kings. The heavenly FuXi Bagua was created around 2500 BCE. Lao Tzu (590 BCE) is considered the father of Taoism. He is credited with writing the Daodejing or “Book of the Way and its Power.” The sacral chakra helps us balance our duality by seeing that we are one.

Message: Find harmony in our life by embracing the opposites within us.  Step out of being right and wrong by allowing our life to flow. Become the observer. Go outside or near water to help open our mind to new ways of seeing and being that are waiting for us to experience.

“The softest things in the world overcomes the hardest things in the world.” – Lao Tzu 

The Bagua, used in Feng Shui, is made up of eight trigrams. The combination of open Yin lines and solid Yang lines represents the eight aspects of nature. The Bagua legend tells of a time when Yang/sky joined with Yin/earth to creat three daughters and three sons. Each family member represents an aspect of nature that is in constant motion. This formed the basis of the I-Ching, the oldest divination system still in use today.

The King Wen Bagua – 1150 BCE

South/Summer – 2nd Daughter Li – Clinging/Lightgiving – Fire

Southwest/Summer – Mother Kun – Receptive/Devoted -Earth

West/Fall -3rd Daughter Tui – Joyous/Joyful -Lake/Marsh

Northwest/Fall – Father Ch’ien – Creative/Strong – Heaven/Sky

North/Winter – 2nd Son Kan – Abysmal/Dangerous – Water

Northeast/Winter – 3rd Son Ken – Still/Immovable – Mountain

East/Spring – 1st Son Chen – Arousing/Movement -Thunder

Southeast/Spring-1st Daughter Sun – Gentle/Direct – Wind/Wood

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Hinduism

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Karma – Belief

The solar plexus chakra reflects the sacred Agni fires of Hinduism. The word Hindu comes from the Persian word Sindhu, for the Indus River. Around 1500 BCE, the Rig-Veda (Rig “to praise”, Veda “knowledge”) was written. The first God mentioned in the Rig-Veda was Agni, the God of fire and wisdom. Agni serves as the messenger God between man and the heavens. Offerings, also known as sacrifice, are given to Agni fires to carry blessings on paper or used to carry the soul after death.

Atman is the Hindu word for Soul. Brahman is the “spirit” of the Atman.

The spirit of the soul is expressed through multiple deities “the shining/divine ones.”

Some Hindus are followers of Shiva (Destroyer God) or Vishnu (Preserver God), Brahman is the unifying “spirit.” Hinduism is not one unified religion but a diverse set of practices and beliefs that evolved over time. Many Hindus consider their religion as an “eternal path” or “sanatama dharma.”  Reincarnation is a central belief for all Hindus. The Atman or Soul, as the divine self, is eternal. The soul is affected by karma (action). When the soul reincarnates into a human body, a person’s actions create reactions. This is the eternal law of karma, which impacts future incarnations. This cycle of reincarnation is called Samsara where the soul is reborn over and over again according to their karma.

The goal is to achieve liberation (moksha) and be free from Samsara. Agni fires are used to help clear karma within our lifetime and to lift the karma of our soul between lifetimes. Our solar plexus asks that we feed our digestive Agni fire carefully and mindfully.

Message: We must use our power and wisdom to transform our life. Become aware of our actions and reactions. Are our actions aligned with our soul? If they are not, find the courage to change. Believe in ourself and the power we have to take the necessary actions to accomplish our dreams.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

The Hindu symbol is the mantra AUM. The large lower curve symbolizes the waking state. The upper curve is the state of deep sleep. The middle curve is the dream state. The dot is the blissful state of consciousness. A semi-circle (maya) separates the dot from the other three curves. The illusion of maya prevents the seeker from obtaining the blissful state. Moksha occurs when you conquer this illusion through yoga.

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Buddhism

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Heart Chakra – Enlightenment – Belief

The heart chakra embodies the Buddha, who taught that peace comes from within. Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born a Hindu Prince in 623 BCE. His father, a warrior king, sheltered him from the world. Siddhartha left the palace and saw an old man, an ill man, a dead man, and a suffering man. He feared that suffering was the inevitable end of life and renounced himself as Prince. He dedicated his life to seek the meaning of suffering. After years of searching he entered a cave to meditate on the answer. He stopped eating and drinking to go to the edge of death for answers.

A girl found Siddhartha dying and convinced him to drink. She fed him until he was strong enough to walk out of the cave. Siddhartha saw that death would have stopped him from understanding the meaning of suffering or sharing his insights with others. On his 35th birthday, Siddhartha sat under a Bodhi tree to contemplate life. When a seedpod fell on his head, he saw that he had the choice to feel hurt or to see this as a gift. He chose to free himself of suffering. This awareness of choice transformed him into the Buddha or “Enlightened One.” Buddha taught for almost 50 years until his passing at the age of 81. Statues of Buddha were created for people to remember the Buddha within them. Buddhism is a form of positive atheism as he renounced the idea of god. He believed in the laws of karma and reincarnation. The heart chakra reminds us that we are what we believe.

Message: We have the choice to let go of any belief that limits us. Look deep within our heart and see that everything we need is within us.  By seeing that we are the source of love we will be open to loving ourself and others.

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” – Buddha 

The Dharma chakra or eight-spoked wheel encompasses Buddha’s teachings. The four gates symbolize the Four Noble Truths; the spokes represent the Eightfold Path.

The Four Noble Truths:

1. Suffering exists.

2. Suffering arises from attachment to desires.

3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases.

4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the;

Eightfold Path:

1. Right View

2. Right Intention

3. Right Speech

4. Right Action

5. Right Livelihood

6. Right Effort

7. Right Mindfulness

8. Right Contemplation

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Judaism

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Throat Chakra – Voice from Above – Belief

The throat chakra is associated with Judaism for it was a voice that spoke to Abraham in Sumeria asking him to renounce all other deities and believe in one God (monotheism). It was a voice that also spoke to Moses asking him to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt into the Promised Land. This voice also gave Moses the Ten Commandments and instructed him to build the Ark of the Covenant and a Menorah.

The “children of Abraham”, shared their stories in the oral tradition from one generation to another. Between 586BCE – 130ACE these oral stories were finally written onto paper. The first five books are known as the Torah, Genesis is the first book.

Throughout Genesis, it is the “voice of god” that created heaven and earth, and the “breath of life” that created Adam and Eve. This voice that cast Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden was originally known as El, Elohim, YHWH, Adonai, Elijah etc. The ancient Sumerian lord of wind named El may have inspired this story. Judaism contains the roots of belief in one God, from which Christianity and Islam grew. The Jewish people are seen as direct descendants of Isaac, son of Abraham and Sarah. Muslims are descendants of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Hagar.

Judaism’s roots are also connected to the mystical traditions of the Kabbalah, known as the Tree of Life. Studying the Kabbalah is a process of receiving and revealing wisdom from and for the self and soul to join in spiritual oneness. The roots of this story were forced underground. The throat chakra reminds us to consciously heal the stories we have received from our ancestors so we can reveal them to future generations.

Message: It is time to tell our story and speak our truth. Whatever has been preventing us from sharing the wisdom we hold is now releasing. Remember the person within us that desires to be heard. Speak up and make our dreams known. Our opinion matters; share it.

“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” – Genesis 2:7 

The Star of David begins with the legend that this star was on King David’s shield. The top triangle strives upward, toward the sky, while the lower triangle strives downward, toward earth.  A ring of menorahs, seven-branched oil lamps are symbolic of the Tree of Life, surrounding the Star of David. The setting is at night in honor of the Jewish lunar calendar. The crescent moon signals the beginning of a new month. The Jewish day begins at Sunset.

Exodus 25:31-40 – “You are to make a menorah of pure gold. It is to be made of hammered work; its base, shaft, cups, ring of outer leaves and petals are to be of one piece with it. It is to have six branches extending from its sides, three branches of the menorah on one side of it and three on the other. On one branch are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a ring of outer leaves and petals; likewise on the opposite branch three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a ring of outer leaves and petals; and similarly for all six branches extending from the menorah. On the central shaft of the menorah are to be four cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with its ring of outer leaves and petals. Where each pair of branches joins the central shaft is to be a ring of outer leaves of one piece with the pair of branches -thus for all six branches. The rings of outer leaves and their branches are to be of one piece with the shaft. Thus the whole menorah is to be a single piece of hammered work made of pure gold. “Make seven lamps for the menorah, and mount them so as to give light to the space in front of it. Its tongs and trays are to be of pure gold. The menorah and its utensils are to be made of sixty-six pounds of pure gold. See that you make them according to the design being shown you on the mountain.”

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Christianity

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Third Eye Chakra – Awaken Within – Belief

The third eye aligns with the wisdom teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who is believed to have lived in the land of Galilee (1-34 CE, modern day Palestine and Israel). Jesus was born into a Jewish family during a time of Roman rule. Around the age of thirty, Jesus began teaching that the“Kingdom”was within everyone. This was contrary to Jewish belief and Roman law. He taught Jews, Gentiles (half-Jews) and Samaritans (non-Jews) to know and believe that the divine was within them.

He taught non-judgment, humility, compassion and forgiveness. He saw how money, greed and power blinded people from seeing their soul’s truth.

Most saw Jesus as a teacher/Rabbi; or a charismatic rebel. Some called him “King of the Jews.” When Jesus traveled to Jerusalem for the annual Jewish Passover Festival he was arrested and brought before the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate.  Pilate asked him if he was the King of the Jews?  Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not of this world.” Pilate crucified him for challenging Roman authority. Some called Jesus “Christ” and his followers “Christians.” Some Jewish leaders felt that Jesus had not fulfilled the Messianic prophecy.

In 110 CE, Father Ignatius used the term “Katholikos,” a word created by Aristotle to mean: “throughout the whole, of the four winds” as a way to describe this emerging belief. Romans persecuted Christians and Jews until 325 CE. When Roman Emperor Constantine gathered the First Council of Nicaea in Turkey they debated and defined who Jesus was to them. They named him Christ, Son of God thus creating Christian doctrine. Some followers of Jesus were Gnostics (knowers) who felt he encouraged them to seek the spiritual knowledge that is already within them. The third eye chakra reminds us to seek and believe in our own inner wisdom.

Message: Look within for the answers we seek. Trust that our inner knowing will guide us with love and kindness. If we are pulled in two directions, listen to our soul and believe in our heart. This is a time of awakening to our truth.

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” – Jesus – Mathew 6:22

The cross is often used the symbol of Christianity as a reminder to Christians of the resurrection of Jesus after being crucified. This cross is in a vesica piscis to symbolize Jesus as human and divine, born from the womb of his mother. Jesus is often referred to as a fisher of men.  The Vesica Piscis is a symbol for birthing a new way of seeing.

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Islam

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Crown Chakra – Divine Revelation – Belief

The crown chakra aligns with the “dreams” that inspired Islam. A series of “night visits” (visionary dreams) between the Archangel Gabriel and the Prophet Muhammad began a spiritual movement that is now the second largest religion in the world. Islam is one of three “Abrahamic” faiths.

Ishmael and Isaac were the sons of Abraham. Ishmael is the elder son, born of Hagar. Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, is believed to be a descendent of Ishmael. He was born in Mecca in 570 ACE.  Orphaned as a child, he began receiving visions during dreamtime at the age of 40. The archangel Gabriel, is a messenger angel in all three faiths.

At forty-one, Muhammad experienced what is known as the “Night Journey.” The Archangel Gabriel came to Muhammad during the night and invited him to ride the winged horse of Abraham named Buraq. They flew over the Holy Lands until they came to the Heavenly Lote Tree rooted in Jerusalem. Gabriel then introduced Muhammad to Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and others who spoke of the original stories. When he entered the 7th heaven, he saw a luminous canopy of leaves. It was here that he learned of the universal spirit and divinity in everyone. In 630 CE, Muhammad reclaimed Mecca and worshipped Allah as the Lord of the Kaaba. Muhammad died in 632 ACE. The Kaaba, (Arabic for cube) is located in the center of the Great Mosque of Mecca.

Muhammad may have received this information in three ways. Islam, Iman and Ihsan. Islam is the outward practice. Iman is the inward practice. Ihsan is the practice of spiritual union with the divine. Sufism, the mystical aspect of Islam is based on Ihsan. Sufi’s seek the divine within. Islam may also share its roots with the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah.

Message: Our dreams are bringing important insights to us now. Journal them as often as possible, even if they seem insignificant. Writing them down is the first step to making our dreams a reality. Now is the time to dream big!

“None of you is a believer until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.” – Muhammad 

The symbol for Islam is a hilal (lunar crescent of the new moon) cradling a five-pointed star. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar the new moon represents a new month.  The star is thought to either represent the archangel Gabriel or the five pillars of Islam.  It wasn’t until 1453, when the Turks conquered Constantinople (Istanbul), that this image became the official symbol of Islam.

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Intention of Self

Container of Life

Root Chakra – Container – Consciousness

The intention of self represents the beginning point of life, when the unmanifested soul plants its intentionto become manifest. The soul chooses its parents and decides where to plant its roots. The sacred circle or container of life is symbolic of the root chakra.

Many ancient sages saw the circle as the place of ultimate creation; your soul sees it as pure potential.The root chakra is the place that represents the archetype of life. The eternal seed of life impregnates the eternal womb of life to give birth to all life.

The root chakra is an intentional place for creating a safe and nurturing place for the soul to manifest andbecome human. It’s only by becoming human that a soul can experience itself in all levels ofconsciousness. The human body allows the soul to explore and feel life in multiple dimensions.

Message: We have learned a great deal from our past, which has given us the ability to sense our soul’s intention. Work with our root chakra as we visualize a container filled with rich fertile soil. It is time to heal and make peace with the wounded stories of our ancest0rs. The container of life has the ability to transform these stories into life-giving energy that recharges our soul for the journey ahead. Be open to new beginnings as we reconnect with our soul’s purpose.

“Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet-because that is the purpose of humanity.” – Eckhart Tolle 

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Awareness of Self

Portal of Life

Sacral Chakra – Identity – Consciousness

The self, releases from the dark womb of its mother to travel through the portal of life, emerging into the world of light. In that moment, when the first breath is drawn, the soul is ignited and the awareness of self begins.

This immediate awareness of separation from the warm watery world of the womb informs the self to survive. Individuation of self develops within the first seven years of life. It is during this time that the child may remember its self as a soul, but the desire to thrive and feel loved often over shadows the desire of the soul.

As a child becomes aware of its self as human, they become less aware of their soul. The self begins to separate its self from its soul to claim its individual identity.

Message: We may have become disconnected from our soul’s purpose for reasons that are hidden in our shadows. Look into our shadows and fears to see the insights our soul holds.  Judging ourself or others will further separate us from ourself.  Try to see that light and dark can exist in perfect harmony. 

“This meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one’s own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is. For what comes after the door is a boundless expanse full of unprecedented uncertainty. It is the world of water, where I am indivisibly this and that; where I experience the other in myself and the other than myself experiences me.” – Carl Jung 

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Unconscious Self

Seed of Life

Solar Plexus – Potential – Consciousness

The unconscious self hides in the shadows of our internal sun, within the solar plexus chakra. The shadow is often referred to as a person’s dark side. These aspects of the unconscious self don’t want to be seen or identified.

Just as a seed holds the potential of the flower so does the shadow hold the potential of the self.  The shadows of the self often stem from the anima (feminine desire within men) or animus (masculine desire within women). By shedding light on these shadows their hidden potential can be seen.

To awaken we must become conscious of what we are hiding. By loving the shadow self without judgment, past wounds can be healed and released and the self can become fully known.

Message: Our fear of looking at the shadow stories of our life no longer serve us. What we are hiding from is causing more harm than good. Make peace with our shadows by learning from them. We have the courage, confidence and compassion we need to see the insights they hold. Trust that we are now ready to release any fear or anxiety that we are not good enough or strong enough. This is a time of new beginnings and an opportunity to heal what we thought was impossible. These insights will move us forward with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung 

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Conscious Self

Flower of Life

Heart Chakra – Wisdom – Consciousness

The heart is the place of the conscious self. The heart generates an electromagnetic field that is 60 times greater than the brain. This subtle yet powerful energy field can be felt several feet away from a person’s body between individuals. The heart is a sensory organ that has the ability to learn, remember and make independent decisions.

The conscious self is aware of this dynamic and engages the heart in an ongoing dialogue with the rest of the body.  Shamans and seers, “see with their hearts instead of their eyes.”  The conscious self sees the heart and soul as one.

To become fully conscious requires one to see the bigger picture of their life. We need to look at the wounded parts of ourself as well as the healed aspects of life. If we choose to only see our happy memories we limit our awareness of our full potential. Consciousness from the heart requires compassion and non-judgment in order to see the wisdom or insight that come from challenging experiences. By seeing our selves as whole is to be conscious of who we are, who we have been and who we are becoming.

Message: Become more conscious of ourself by connecting with our heart instead of our mind.  See with our heart instead of our eyes. Trust the inner voice deep in our soul and connect to our true self. Embrace our life and all of its potential.  Be fully aware of any opportunities for love that may be unfolding for us now.

“To have an open heart is to be fully awakened and truly alive.” – Vito Santana  

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Collective Unconscious

Fruit of Life

Throat Chakra – Archetypes – Consciousness

The collective unconscious is held within the shared stories, memories, instincts, and experiences common to all humans.

Carl Jung saw these patterns as archetypes that were manifested through dreams and behaviors. These collective shadows are influenced by ancestral experiences that shaped science, religion and morality. The throat chakra holds the stories of our collective unconscious. These stories were passed on through generations of storytellers. The throat holds the archetypal wounds of man and woman, etched in the shadow of the psyche.

By shedding light on the shadowy stories held within the collective unconscious we see them for what they are. From here we can begin to rewrite the stories and shed light for others to heal. The goal is to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious of our choices and heal these old stories to create a better world.

Message: It is time for us to reclaim the wisdom that is within us. Look at the old stories of our life and see the wisdom hiding among the fears and gifts. This will help us to speak our truth and share it with others from a place of peaceful power.  Words spoken with love and wisdom are the most powerful gifts we can give to the world.

“The collective unconscious – so far as we can say anything about it at all – appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious” – Carl Jung 

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Collective Conscious

Knowledge of Life

Third Eye – Unity – Consciousness

The collective conscious is a set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes that operate as a unifying force within society. This occurs when the anima (feminine desire within men) and animus (masculine desire within women) comes into balance and harmony with each other. By awakening and healing the archetypal stories held in the collective unconscious mind we can move forward into collective consciousness. As the collective consciousness grows, the collective unconscious diminishes until we become unified, whole and healed.

To awaken the collective consciousness requires us to step out of fear and learn to trust in the lanquage of our heart. By opening our intuitive third eye we can begin to connect to others is ways we had not thought possible. In this state of unity consciousness each person and culture retains and respects the uniqueness of others. This is necessary for the continued evolution of the soul and for humans as a species.  As we awaken together, we heal the wounds and stories of our ancestors throughout time for generations to come.

Message: Trust in our knowing and transform our knowledge into wisdom.  We are now seeing what the great sages of the world have been teaching for thousands of years. Let compassion, love and nonjudgment reframe our awareness of our life and those around us. Take another look at something we had dismissed and see it from the perspective of the compassionate soul.

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo DaVinci 

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Awakened Self

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Crown Chakra – Oneness – Consciousness

The awakened self sees the one and all in everything. Carl Jung focused on integrating the opposite aspects of the conscious and unconscious mind to deepen the sense of self. He saw that the human psyche was by nature religious, seeking to understand the meaning of life and death.  This led to the creation of stories and religions that separated the soul.  He believed that to heal the soul it would require a journey within to meet the self and the divine at the same time. He saw the concept of archetypes as the shared experiences of being human.

It is through these archetypes that we can awaken the self.

The story of the Garden of Eden symbolizes the archetypal separation of the human psyche from the soul.  Jung saw the tree as an archetype of the human psyche. He saw the mandala as the archetype of wholeness, where the self and the soul become one. When the self reaches this level of awareness, also called enlightenment, moksha, nirvana etc.… the ability to see through time and space becomes accessible with a single thought. Life becomes infinitely expansive as awareness radiates in all directions in every dimension. This might sound mind blowing but it is what many seekers seek, bliss. It is pure and uncluttered, there are no worries or pretenses. We just are.

Message: See ourself as a soul having a human experience. Sense the infinite world within us. Whatever troubles we are experiencing are merely temporary. Look around and see the miracles of life. Feel gratitude by rising above the mundane.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi 

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Soul Journey

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Root Chakra – Kabbalah Tree of Life – Oneness

The Kabbalah represents the mystical journey of the soul as it descends through the Tree of Life to manifest into human form and then ascends to spiritual oneness. The Tree of Life diagram is revealed within the Flower of Life matrix.

Each circle on the Tree of Life is called a Sefirot (emanation of divine will). There are ten Sefirot that mirror each other as they reveal and receive information for the soul. The Sefirot challenge and support the soul as it travels up and down the Tree, providing insights or paths. The left branch represents the mysteries in the darkness; the right are the forces of light. The trunk is the neutral, self-giving one.

The task is to know one’s self as a human grounded on earth.  From this place of awareness, one can embrace their humanness and travel up the Tree of Life to reunite and remember being an infinite soul.  This is called the “way of the return.” When the psyche/soul attains Da’at, it achieves unity consciousness and is able to comprehend the infinite nature of Ein Sof, the infinite space beyond the Tree.

The Tree of Life diagram was inspired by the seven-branched menorah described in Exodus 25: 31-40. It is based on an almond tree representing the seven “watchers” or planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn. This can be interpreted as the seven chakras of divine light within.

Message: Multiple paths are in front of us now. We are being asked to make a choice. Remember that each path comes with its own lesson; therefore, there is not a right or wrong path. Follow our heart and we will find our path.

“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.”  -Talmud –

The sefirot – Tree of Life (Color-coded to the chakras from the perspective of being grounded in our awareness of ourself as a human).

Root Chakra – Red

Malkuth – Earth/Kingdom/Center

Sacral Chakra – Orange

Yesod – Foundation/Center

Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow

Hod – Splendor/Feminine – Left

Netzach – Victory/Masculine – Right

Heart Chakra – Green

Tiphereth – Beauty/Center

Throat Chakra – Blue

Geburah – Strength/Feminine – Left

Chesed – Kindness/Masculine – Right

Third Eye Chakra – Violet

Binah – Intuition/Divine Mother – Left

Chokmah – Wisdom/Divine Father – Right

Crown Chakra – White

Kether – Divine Will/Above

Metatron – Masculine Aspect/Shekinah – Feminine Aspect

Da’at – Invisible – Oneness/Self Giving (often seen as separate from the Tree of Life as it is the all encompassing one.)

The Tree of Life diagram is modeled after the Menorah.  – Exodus 25: 31-40

“He made the menorah of pure gold. He made the menorah of beaten work. Its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers were of one piece with it. There were six branches going out of its sides: three branches of the menorah out of its one side, and three branches of the menorah out of its other side: three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower, and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the menorah. In the menorah were four cups made like almond-blossoms, its buds and its flowers; and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it. Their buds and their branches were of one piece with it. The whole thing was one beaten work of pure gold.” 

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Soul Body

Soul Body

Sacral Chakra – Auric Field – Oneness

The soul body emanates a unique electromagnetic field that can be sensed by others. This field surrounding the body is often referred to as an auric field. Auras are interconnected with our chakras and our emotional state at any given moment. The word “aura” has its roots in the ancient Greek language meaning wind, breeze or breath. Some believe that our aura changes color depending on our mood.

A person’s aura is often interpreted as a blend of energetic colors that fall within the electro-magnetic spectrum of white light. Auras are connected to our energetic anatomy. We each “vibe” with our own unique frequency and vibration.

Some people can see or sense a person’s aura. Auras can range between a silvery white to a golden white color. Sometimes a crystal aura can be perceived, which would give the impression of a prism effect surrounding the body. Auras have the ability to expand and contract depending on the person and their environment. We can consciously make ourselves small by contracting our energy field and becoming less conspicuous. We can also command attention or protect ourselves by consciously expanding our aura to increase our personal space. This sense of energetic space around a person is easily felt by others, even if they are not aware of it. Our aura reminds us that we have an energy body that is separate yet interconnected with our physical body. This energy body is also called the subtle body or soul body. Each chakra is unique and interconnected within our soul body.

Message: Trust our vibes, whether they are internal or external. Become more aware of our surroundings and adjust our energy accordingly. Use our ability to expand or contract our energy field as we see fit. This awareness will heighten our senses during a time of transition.

“It is not the body, nor the personality, that is the true self. The true Self is eternal. Even on the point of death we can say to ourselves, my true Self is free. I cannot be contained.” – Marcus Aurelius –

Chakra                                   Soul Body

  1. Root                               Physical Body
  2. Sacral                            Emotional Body
  3. Solar Plexus                Mythic Body
  4. Heart                             Energetic Body
  5. Throat                           Etheric Body
  6. Third Eye                     Conscious Body
  7. Crown                           Light Body

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Soul Spectrum

Soul Spectrum

Solar Plexus – Seed of Life – Oneness

The soul spectrum refers to all the colors of our chakras that come together to form what is known as the light or energy body. The light body is invisible to the human eye, yet can be felt through subtle touch.  Light is created by the Sun that generates an electro-magnetic spectrum of light made up of various frequencies and wavelengths of energy. Together these waves represent less than 5% of all matter. Within this 5% only 2.3% is seen as visible white light. Visible light is created by bands of monochromatic light or spectral colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet.

Overlying rays of colored light reform into white light. Higher frequencies create invisible light known as ultra violet or uber violet, meaning above violet. UVA & UVB rays are invisible to the naked eye, as well as X-rays and Gamma rays. Lower frequencies such as microwaves, radar, television and radio waves fall under what we call infrared or below red. Heat is registered in this lower frequency as well.  Black is the absence of light or is created by a saturation of colored light.

Message: It is time for us to widen our perspective on life by seeing that nothing is just black or white.  Between light and dark there are an endless variety of tones and colors that are reminding us to honor all viewpoints and all living beings.  Explore the full spectrum of possibilities and be open to all options available to us. Honor the darkness as well as the light, for both will help us radiate with confidence and love.  Connect with our luminous nature and let our colorful spirit shine!

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Soul Spectrum – the physics of light within our chakras:

(nm = nanometers. THZ = Tera Hertz/cycles per second)

Color Wavelength/Vibration     Frequency/Cycle    

  1. Red 740 – 625 nm                405 – 480 THz
  2. Orange 625 – 590 nm         480 – 510 THz
  3. Yellow 590 – 565 nm           510 – 530 THz
  4. Green 565 – 520 nm            530 – 580 THz
  5. Blue 520 -430 nm                 580 – 700 THz
  6. Violet 430 – 380 nm            700 – 790 THz
  7. White 390 – 700 nm            405 – 790 THz

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Soul Essence

Soul Essence

Heart Chakra – Flower of Life – Oneness

The Soul’s Essence is found within the heart and the Flower of Life matrix. This essence is shared through the silent language of our soul. The essential nature of being human is to share our life with others. Our soul’s essence transcends ordinary reality by relaying emotions without words. Flowers have often represented the silent language of the soul for they awaken the essence of love and wonder within us. The language of flowers was used to convey secret messages that could not be spoken. These cryptic messages often pertained to love and lovers.

All flowers have a language, but roses hold a special place in our hearts. They are ancient symbols of love and beauty. The word “rose” means pink or red. Roses have been identified with goddesses such as Isis (Egyptian), Aphrodite (Greek) and Venus (Roman). The essence of a rose is the most precious essential oil on Earth. It takes 30 roses to make one drop of oil.  Rose oil is deeply connected to the soul and has been called the Mystic Rose. Prayer beads in Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Islamic traditions have been created from crushed rose petals. The name rosary comes from the word rosarium or “rose garden.”

Message: Visualize our soul as a flower by allowing ourself to blossom and be seen. Listen to the silent language of our soul and see that in the center it is filled with love. Our soul’s essence is to be seen and shared. Life is a reflection of us and we are the one’s creating that reflection. Embrace our soul’s essence as we release, renew, rebirth and rejoice in the life and love we are sharing!

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.” – Terri Guillemets


Soul Essence (Language of Roses)

  1. Red Rose – True Love
  2. Orange Rose – Desire and Passion
  3. Yellow Rose – Friendship and Apology
  4. Green Rose – Fertility and Miracles
  5. Blue Rose – Mystery and Intrigue
  6. Violet Rose – Love at First Sight, Enchantment
  7. White Rose – Silence, Reverence, Purity, Birth
  8. Pink Rose – Love, Gratitude, Appreciation

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Soul Sound

Soul Sound

Throat Chakra – Sri Yantra Aum – Oneness

Sound is the spoken language of our soul, created by the vibrations in our throat chakra. Each chakra resonates to a sound or vibration when vocalized as a mantra (prayer).  When you vocalize a sound such as a Bija (seed) mantra you connect with the energetic vibration of that chakra. The Sri Yantra is the visual form of the mantra AUM. AUM is seen as the essence of creation and oneness, within Hindu & Buddhist philosophy. The Sri Yantra represents the merging of Shiva (male) and Shakti (female) energies to achieve spiritual union between the mind, body and soul. This awakens our awareness of the creative life force energy within us.

Vibration can be felt without being heard. Our breath creates vibration, our heartbeat creates vibration. These vibrations resonate within us, connecting us with the resonance of earth and the universe. The science of Cymatics and Schumann’s Resonance explores these vibrations as electro-magnetic waves or frequencies of invisible energy that affect us and our world.  We are most at peace when our heart beats in rhythm with nature because we are, in fact, interconnected with it. The advent of electronics has filled our “airspace” with invisible frequencies that can influence these connections.

Message: Take time to listen to the sounds in our life and feel if they align with our soul. Go out in nature, without electronic devices, and connect with the rhythms we share with all that is around us. Sound is vibration and we are vibrational beings.  Find our soul’s voice and use it for good.

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” – Plato 

Soul Sound – Bija Mantra (Seed Sound)

  1. Root Mantra: LAM
  2. Sacral Mantra: VAM
  3. Solar Plexus Mantra: RAM
  4. Heart Mantra: YAM
  5. Throat Mantra: HAM
  6. Third Eye Mantra: SHAM
  7. Crown Mantra: AUM

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Soul Tree

Soul Tree

Third Eye – Oneness – Cosmic Tree

The Soul Tree reminds us to look through the lens of our soul to see that we are interconnected as one, with all. The Soul Tree reminds us that the connection we seek, has and will forever be within us. We are united through our shared roots as we stand on earth and reach for the stars. This desire for connection has inspired epic stories that are etched in our hearts. The Soul Tree is also known as the: Axis Mundi, World Tree, Cosmic Tree and the Tree of Life. It runs through the center of Earth, connecting us to the center of the Milky Way. The Anima Mundi or World Soul connects us to soul of the universe. As humans looked up to the night sky, they noticed seven “stars” that moved in contrast to the fixed stars.

These seven “wanderers” were identified as divine beings who watched over earth. The number seven became associated with sacred order. The ancient Mesopotamians were the first recorders of their stories, which later inspired the Hebrew concept of God. Homer, a Greek poet is credited with writing the lliad and the Odyssey. He saw them as the Titans & Olympians who ruled and taught humanity. The Romans associated them with the seven days of the week and named each day in honor of the deity associated with it.

Seven Wanderers – Seven Days of the Week – Ruling Deities (Partial list)

  1. Moon – Monday – Moon’s Day: (German-Mani) (Roman-Luna/Diana) (Greek-Artemis/Selene) (Sumer-Nanna)
  2. Mars – Tuesday – Tyr’s Day: (Norse-Tyr son of Odin) (Roman-Mars) (Greek-Aries) (Sumer-Nergal)
  3. Mercury – Wednesday – Wodan’s Day: (German-Wodan) (Norse-Odin) (Roman-Mercury) (Greek-Hermes) (Sumer-Nabu)
  4. Jupiter – Thursday – Thor’s Day: (Norse-Thor) (Roman-Jupiter) (Greek-Zeus) (Sumer-An, Enki, Enlil, Ea, Marduk) (Hebrew-El, Elohim)
  5. Venus – Friday – Freya’s Day: (Norse-Freya) (German-Eostre) (Roman-Venus) (Greek-Aphrodite) (Sumer-Inanna, Ishtar)
  6. Saturn – Saturday – Saturn’s Day: (Roman-Saturn) (Greek-Cronus) (Sumer-Ninurta)
  7. Sun – Sunday – Sun’s Day: (German-Sunna) (Latin-Sol) (Roman-Helios) (Greek-Apollo, Helios) (Sumer-Utu, Shamash)

Message: Look deeper into the roots of our present situation to uncover insights that will help us move forward. We are not alone on this journey in life. This is a time to decide what feels right to our soul. There are many paths in front of us now.

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” ‐ Albert Einstein 

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Soul Light

Soul Light

Crown Chakra – Tree of Light – Oneness

Soul light connects us to our source. The Axis Mundi (World Tree) connects us to the center of the Milky Way. The Anima Mundi (World Soul) connects us to our universal soul. During the day our source of light comes from the Sun, which is the center of our solar system. Our Soul Light comes from within us, anchored by a mythical tree connecting us to the cosmos. As humans studied the night sky, they observed a stationary star in the Northern Hemisphere that other stars rotated around. This star became known as the North Star or Pole Star.

Trees were natures original poles that guided humans to explore and record the movements of the sun, moon and stars.

Polaris, our current Pole Star, will come closest to the center of our actual North Pole in 2100. Polaris will then slowly begin to move away as another Pole Star will take its place. Pole Stars change over a period of 25,800 years (also known as a Platonic Year). This is caused by the earth’s rotational wobble known as the precession of the equinoxes. The constellation Draco (dragon), contained the previous pole star known as Thuban. It inspired many mythological stories of dragons and feathered serpents that shine a light into our shared history.

The ring of six North Stars (constellations):

(These dates are when each star reaches its peak position)

Past North Stars

                  Denab – 15,000 BCE (Cygnus/Swan)

                  Vega – 12,000 BCE (Lyra/Lyre)

                  Thuban – 3000 BCE (Draco/Dragon)

Present North Star

                  Polaris – 2100 CE (Ursa Minor/Bear)

Future North Stars

                  Gamma Cephei, Errai – 4000 CE (Cepheus/King)

                  Alderamin or Iota Cephei – 7500 CE (Cepheus/King)

Denab – 10,000 CE (Cygnus/Swan)

                  Vega –  14,000 CE (Lyra/Lyre)

                  Thuban – 23,000 CE (Draco/Dragon)

                  Polaris –  26,000 CE (Ursa Minor/Bear)

Message: We are beings of light that is interconnected with everything around us. Radiate our light to illuminate our life and our world. The source of our light comes from our soul. Its fuel is love. It is time to love the light within us and believe in our highest potential.

“You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself and bathe in the splendor of your own light.” – Rumi 

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Infinity

Infinity Symbol

By twisting a circle in half, you create the symbol for infinity and the shape of the number eight. Eight is the number 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 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 is seen as linear and finite.

Origen of Alexandria (184-253 ACE), one of Christianity’s greatest theologians believed in reincarnation. In 545 ACE, Roman 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 as 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 us to learn from it and move forward. Allow our past to provide the information or inspiration we need in the present to help us explore all possibilities for our future. Embrace our 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

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Soul Ignition

Soul Ignition

Awaken our cellular memory and the energetic nature of our being. Our energy body holds our souls blueprint just as our DNA holds our physical blueprint. We are made of energetic cells that vibrate at very unique frequencies which are in constant motion.

This mandala is a physical representation of what that may look like.

The central “awakening spiral” represents our source, which is anchored in our heart. This spiral is formed by the union of our mother and father’s ancestral lineage. The gold and blue spokes represent the physical and energetic forces that work in unison as they create mass and movement within us and around us. The oscillating wheels generate gravitational momentum that grounds our soul within our body. The black spaces allow our soul to travel through time and space in multiple dimensions at all times.

When the soul is called to manifest into human form the individual chakras engage with luminous threads that anchor it into the physical body. The final threads are activated at the exact moment when a baby takes its first breath.

This breath of life ignites the mind, body and soul as one.

Message: It is time to jump-start our journey!

“Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.” – Ezekiel 37:5

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