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 saw the circular objects in the sky as sacred beings of light. The definition of a circle, 360 equidistant points around a central “one”, was inspired by a lunisolar year consisting of twelve, 30-day lunar months (12 x 30 = 360). Around 2000 BCE Sumerians created a numbering system with 60 as its base, which also equates to one unit. This sexagesimal system laid the foundation for modern 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 also used to describe the Zodiac as a “ring of animals”, which contained all the stars that were visible to humans on earth.

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 plant 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 in a process of self-creation. An example of this would be the archetypal story of the cosmic void that birthed earth and sky so they could join together to birth life on earth. The Portal of Life also represents the womb of the sacred feminine, which is 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 male and female (duad) who join together as a (triad) to create life. This dynamic is found in numerous creation stories.

To Christians the vesica piscis represents the womb of the Virgin Mary who birthed Jesus when heaven and earth come together through her. Jesus is often referred to as a “fisher of men”, part man, part god. A stylized version of the vesica piscis, turned on its side, is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish”. It is also symbolic of the human eye, as a mirror to the soul. The vesica piscis is seen as a mandorla (almond in Italian) because of its almond shape. The seven-branched Menorah in Judaism represents an almond tree that symbolized the union of the Tree of Knowledge with 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 that feeds our vitality, courage and joy. The Seed of Life consists of seven interlocking circles. The first circle is the central “one” associated with the Sun. The Sun or Sol is the center point of our solar system. This matrix, known as the Genesis Pattern, inspired the story of six days of creation and 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. They were: Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and the Sun.

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 seen as a 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, as the only star in our solar system, is the “central one” that spread the seeds that became our planets and moons. The Sun’s electromagnetic core is a powerful and consistent source of light and heat that makes all life within its reach 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 the seed of our own internal source of strength, energy and willpower. This is where our dreams and desires are fed and where we decide when to take action and how we respond. The seeds of light within our solar plexus also casts shadows, to remind us that our greatest gifts are often 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 from 432 BCE. Earlier cultures had been adding extra moons into their calendars to harmonize the cycles of the moon and the sun. This cycle honors the eternal union of the moon and sun. This harmonious cycle helped humanity evolve from hunter-gatherers into agrarians, who could begin to settle in one place and plant seeds for food.

The Flower of Life is a divine blossom brought forth by the fertile union of the sun and moon. This blossom of seven independent circles is found within the matrix of nineteen interlocking circles.

The number seven represents divine order and the seven days of the week: Monday-Moon, Tuesday – Mars, Wednesday – Mercury, Thursday-Jupiter, Friday-Venus, Saturday-Saturn, Sunday- Sun.

The Flower of Life also contains the diagram of the Tree of Life matrix also known as the Kabbalah in Jewish mysticism. 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 of the Flower of Life. He felt it represented alchemy and the transmutation of the spirit within the earthly body where the soul becomes 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 explains how the ancient story of time began. The Fruit of Life holds these secret wisdom teachings that brought order to uncertainty. These insights are revealed in the form of two rings of circles that are added to the Flower of Life.

The first secret is revealed when a ring of 18 circles, representing an 18-year Saros cycle that predicts lunar and solar eclipses, is added to the 19 circles of the Flower of Life. This forms a matrix of 37 total circles. The inner circle is the central “one”, surrounded by 36 circles, which equates 36 weeks or 9 months of gestation. When the “one” emerges from the watery lunar world of the womb into the solar world of air, the “breath of life” awakens its soul.

The second secret appears when a ring of 24 circles, representing a 24-hour day, are added to the 36 circles rotating around the center circle for a total of 60 circles rotating around the central “one” as the Sun. This represents 60 minutes in “one” hour and 60 seconds in “one” minute.

The third secret is found in the pattern formed by 13 independent circles within the Fruit of Life matrix. Each circle represents a 7-day week, together they form a period of 13-weeks, which represents the four seasons of: spring, summer, fall and winter. These four seasons consist of 13 weeks each. Together they create a year made up of 52 weeks. The four seasons are marked by the spring and fall equinoxes and the winter and summer solstices.

This solar concept of time merged with the lunar concept of months to create a dependable lunisolar calendar that informed farmers when to plants their seeds, when to expect blossoms and when to harvest the fruits of their labor. As agricultural societies emerged, men associated themselves with the solar world of the sun as 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 cycles became a tool that was used to control growth, but its knowledge was limited to a select few. The natural origin story of time, hid in plain sight for thousands of years, masked by secrets, myths and laws.

We are intertwined with the stories of the sun, moon and stars. It is only natural for us to flow with the rhythm of nature’s clock.

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 

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

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Knowledge of Life

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Third Eye – Sacred Geometry – Metatron’s Cube 

The Knowledge of Life is held within our third eye or mind’s eye. Here we awaken the infinite wisdom in our heart by opening our mind to see ourselves as whole.

The knowledge of life is revealed by focusing on the thirteen independent circles of 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. As the story goes, 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) 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 earthly form and then ascends the Tree to attain spiritual oneness as an enlightened one.

This archetypal journey of the soul inspired the Tarot. 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 holds the Platonic Solids, the elemental building blocks of life: earth, water, fire, air, ether and light.  Each is contained within a circle.

As the Knowledge of Life awakens our consciousness it ripples into the collective unconscious by bringing our world into focus through the multi-dimensional 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 

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

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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 

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

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If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

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