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 

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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