15. Container of Life

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8. Container of Life – Root Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Circle

By seeing our root chakra as the circular Container of Life we become witness to creation itself.

By observing nature, humans were able to record the circular order of the cosmos. A solar year (approx. 365 days) inspired the definition of a circle; 360 equidistant points of light equally spaced around a center point.

Circles transcend the linear world they contain, creating unity and infinity. The actual word circle originated in Homeric Greek meaning “hoop” or “ring.” In Pythagorean terms, a single circle can be seen as one unit (1) called a monad. A monad is both the creator of many and the sum of all, as one and whole. Circles are primordial symbols in the sense that they represent the organizing principle of everything. They have inspired ancient minds as well as philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers and artists.

The Rhind Papyrus of Egypt – 1650 BCE, is the first written text to define the area of a circle. Around 300 BCE, Euclid, a Greek mathematician, began to assign properties to circles. Archimedes (287-212 BCE, Greece) was the first to identify the exact calculation of Pi (π) as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or 3.14159. This still holds true today as Pi has been calculated over two quadrillion decimal points without a repeating pattern.

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

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

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

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is connected to the muscular skeletal/elimination system. This is a place of groundedness, safety and trust within the physical world. It represents the archetype of the serpent or ouroboros that sheds it skin in an ongoing process of releasing knowledge to receive wisdom. This cycle forms the sacred circle or container of life. Its element is earth and its belief is rooted in the indigenous traditions of the world.  This is the place where the soul sets its intention to become human. By embracing our humanness, we can begin the journey of reconnection to see the self and the soul as one.

 

16. Portal of Life

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9. Portal of Life – Sacral Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Vesica Piscis

The sacral chakra, as the Portal of Life, is the place of sacred creation as seen in the Vesica Piscis. It is here that the unifying “one” separates within itself to form two independent yet interrelated aspects of itself that are necessary for co-creation. These aspects can be seen as mother/earth joining with father/ sky to birth – one/child.

The “sun” as the “son” is often seen as the unifying one that life revolves around. The Portal of Life also represents the womb of the sacred feminine, the creative essence born from water.

For students of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher circa 570-490BCE) a vesica piscis meant “measure of a fish,” seen as the intersection of the watery world of matter with the divine world of the sun. They saw math as a path for spiritual liberation. One (1) was the monad, the creator of many and the sum of all. Two (2) was the duad, the separating force of duality while (3) was the sacred and unifying triad created by the monad and duad.

A vesica piscis, when turned on its side, is symbolic of the human eye as a mirror to the soul. For some Christians, 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 it is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish.”

The vesica piscis is also known as a mandorla (almond in Italian.) The seven-branched Menorah in Judaism represents an almond tree that symbolizes the soul’s journey of uniting the earthly Tree of Knowledge with the divine Tree of Life.

For Muslims, the Vesica Piscis is the womb of the universe, which holds the sacred black stone, ovum of the universe, held in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca.

The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth of humanity as the sacred trinity of body, mind and soul.

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 –

The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen that is connected to the reproductive system. This is the sacred place of creation, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness and peace.  It represents our emotional world and the archetype of the jaguar as the peaceful warrior. In sacred geometry, this is the vesica piscis or portal of life.  Its element is water and its belief system embodies the Taoist tradition of inner harmony between yin (female/earth) and yang (male/sky).  Here one becomes aware of them self as a human.  This chakra balances the sacred feminine with the sacred masculine to make peace within one’s self.

 

17. Seed of Life

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10. Seed of Life – Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The solar plexus chakra is connected to our digestive system, which powers our vitality, courage and joy. This is where we sprout our seeds of life with warmth and nourishment.

The Seed of Life is made up of seven interlocking circles that have divided from the central “one” (1+6=7). It is often referred to as the “Genesis Pattern” associated with the creation story in the book of Genesis, which speaks of the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest.These six days were actually based on seven “heavenly lamps” or seven sages that were seen with the naked eye. The seventh day of “rest” became associated with the Sun as the central “sage” within our Solar System. Seven was designated as the base number of “cosmic order”.

These “seven sages” were actually the planets Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn plus the Moon and Sun. When the Romans under the guidance of Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar in 46BCE, they named the seven days of the week for each of the seven “planets”. Sunday is the Sun’s day, named for the Germanic Sun goddess Sunni, which was based the Latin word for Sol. The Sun, as the primary source of energy in our solar system, can be seen as separate from the other six planets that rotate around it (1+6=7). The number six (6), also known as a hexad, is a symbol of harmony and the powerful union of two triads, which form the Visica Piscis, the Portal of Life from which the Seed of Life evolves.

Sun worship was central to many cultures throughout the world. Solar deities such as the Egyptian RA, Greek Helios, Incan Inti, or Lakota Wi, are but a fraction of the names of deities associated with the Sun. Our solar plexus chakra represents our internal source of energy and personal sense power. This is where our desires are fed as we decide how to take action and where our personal willpower is tested. The light of the solar plexus 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 one can more fully stand in their own light.

Message: Power provides the ability to create, destroy and to nurture. To be at peace with the concept of power is to know when to create, when to destroy when to nurture and when to rest. You alone have the ability to choose. Be open to this power that is growing within you. Learn how to use this power wisely as you plant seeds for your future.

“Love is born in fire, is planted like a seed.  Love cannot give you everything, but it gives you what you need.” – Kate Wolfe 

The solar plexus chakra is located in the stomach area and is connected to the digestive system. This is a place of vitality, confidence, courage, integrity, joy and sweetness. It represents the world of the mythic and the archetype of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds and dragonflies remind us that nothing is impossible when we see our life as sacred fairytales that we get to rewrite.  In sacred geometry, this is the seed of life that holds our hidden potential.  Its element is fire and its belief is forged in the Hindu tradition of tending the eternal Agni fire. The light of the solar plexus casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fear. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their light.

18. Flower of Life

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11. Flower of Life – Heart Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The heart chakra is connected to the energetic world of oursoul, where compassion and unconditional love reside. It is the place of eternal union that reveals the Flower of Life.

The Flower of Life, is seen as a ring of twelve circlesaddedto the seven circles of the Seed of Life. These twelve additional circles represent the twelve constellations of the zodiac, or the 12 months of a lunisolar year. Zodiac, Greek for “ring of animals”, represents the archetypal stories of humanity that were seen in the stars. Together they form a matrix of 19 interlocking circles (7+12=19). Nineteen represents the number of years it takes to harmonize lunar and solar calendars as one.

Seven times within a 19-year period, a 13th lunar month would be added to the 12-month lunisolar year. This process became known as a Metonic cycle, named for Meton of Athens in 432 BCE. Babylonians had already been factoring this into their calendars along with other early cultures. Most cultures used lunisolar calendars as the basis for developing astronomy, math and calendars. The Metonic cycle honors the eternal union of the Moon and Sun just as night and day cannot exist without the other. Flowers open and close within these cycles of life.

The diagram of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life 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 transcends to a conscious state of divine oneness.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) studied the hidden wisdom held within the Flower of Life. He felt it represented the alchemical art and science of transmutation where the spirit becomes one with the mind, body and soul.

The Flower of Life also features seven independent circles that brings forth the Fruit of Life.

The number Seven is known as a septad or “set” that forms the basis of sacred/cosmic order.

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

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. It represents the archetype of the eagle, reminding us to soar above the stories that hold us to see the bigger picture of our lives. In sacred geometry, it is the flower of life that reveals the essential nature of our being. Its element is love and its belief is founded in the teachings of Buddha. 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.

19. Fruit of Life

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12. Fruit of Life – Throat Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The throat chakra, connected to our vocal system, contains the creation essence of expression. The Fruit of Life represents the “fruits” of the Flower of Life, which grew from the Seed of Life, birthed in the Portal of Life within the Container of Life. This sense of cosmic order was made possible by observing the cyclical nature of our cosmos.

The Fruit of Life builds upon the 19 (7 + 12 = 19) interlocking circles of the Flower of Life. Two additional “rings” of 18 and 24 circles are added to form an interlocking matrix of sixty-one circles (7 + 12 + 18 + 24 = 61). These 61 circles hold the story of time. Its gift is to see how the past, present and future are one.

The first ring of 18 circles represents a Saros, an 18-year cycle used to predict lunar and solar eclipses. By adding these 18 circles to the 19 circles in the Flower of Life a total of 37 circles appear.

The “gift of life” is revealed by seeing how 36 circles are rotating around a central “one”. This equates to 36 (7-day) weeks or nine months, the approximate time for human life to gestate. A child as the central “One” moves through the mysterious water world of the (dark/lunar) womb into the (light/solar) world of air. Here it recieves its first breath, which awakens the gift of consciousness. This creation story expands our awareness of how time and life itself are intertwined with the sacred order of the cosmos.

The second ring of 24 circles represents the 24-hours in one solar day. By combining both rings with the Flower of Life a total of 60 circles are now rotating around the central one, representing 60 minutes in one hour or 60 seconds within one minute.

The “Fruit of Life” pattern is revealed by seeing the 13 independent circles within it. These 13 circles represent the four seasons of the year (spring, summer, fall and winter).  Each are exactly 13-weeks long, together they form a 52-week solar year (13 x 4 = 52).

The Fruit of Life contains the creation story of time and life itself. Many prophecies have been inspired by the cosmic dance of light and dark, which represent the harmonious fruits of life.

Message: It is time to get your self organized and prepared.  Become aware of your surroundings and identify what needs to shift in order to move forward. Share your insights and stories with someone who can help you move into this new reality.

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

 

20. Knowledge of Life

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13. Knowledge of Life – Third Eye – Sacred Geometry – Metatron’s Cube 

The Knowledge of Life within our third eye chakra, is whereour psyche remembers itself as a soul. This knowledge awakens our intuition or inner wisdom.

The Knowledge of Life is revealed by connecting the center points of the 13 independent circles within the Fruit of Life with 78 lines. This forms Metatrons Cube, where the circular, intuitive world merges with the linear, logical world.

In Hebrew, the angel Metatron, “measured throne,” is the name given to the prophet Enoch, who ascended into heaven to become the celestial scribe for humanity’s return to Eden.

The Garden of Eden is found in the book of Genesis, which was written between 500-600 BCE.  This is where Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden and separated from the eternal Tree of Life (psyche/soul) because they ate the forbidden fruit from Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (psyche/mind).

Metatron’s Cube is a reminder that this wound of separation is an illusion held in our mind’s eye. When we see ourselves as whole and holy this illusion of separation dissolves. This knowledge was so powerful that it was hidden for thousands of years. It surfaced in the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah, where Metatron, as the sefirot Kether, is seen sitting at the top of the Kabbalistic 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 transcends to spiritual oneness.

This archetypal journey of the soul inspired the creation of 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 reveals the Platonic Solids, which were seen as the building blocks of life, (earth, water, fire, air, ether and light).

When the Knowledge of Life awakens within the third eye our consciousness impacts the collective unconscious by bringing our world into focus through the singular eye of the soul.

Message: Trust both your rational mind and your intuitive senses as you awaken to a new way of being. By looking at your present situation from all directions it will become clear what actions you need to take.  Wisdom is awakening within your consciousness that will provide insights for your soul.

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

The third eye chakra is located in the middle of the forehead connecting us to our sensory system. This is the place of intuition, inner knowing and conscious dreaming. It represents the middle world of the tree trunk standing fully present in the moment.  In sacred geometry, it is Metatron’s Cube that reveals the elemental structure of nature as the building blocks of life. Its element is ether which represents the invisible energy of space. Its belief is based in the wisdom teachings of Jesus. The third eye chakra has the ability to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious.  By bringing the logical and intuitive self together we can see our world through the singular eye of the soul.

21. Star of Life

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14.  Star of Life – Crown Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Merkaba

The Star of Life in our crown chakra, reminds us that we come from the stars and will return to the stars. The 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 a powerful yet subtle electro-magnetic field that surrounds us.

The word Merkaba in Hebrew, means “chariot”. In Egyptian, it means the “beloved body and spirit of the soul” (mer-beloved, ka-soulbody, ba-soulspirit). 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 by the Sun, which generates the electro-magnetic spectrum of light that we live in.

The Sun is a star that ignited many of our world beliefs. It has inspired stories and traditions that impact us to this day. The Star of Life within the crown chakra connects us with the realm of the infinite soul.

Message: The stars remind us to connect to our true north, our inner compass that guides us. Listen to yourself right now in making decisions. Take some time to star gaze and learn of the stories held in the constellations that intrigue you. Enjoy sensing where your star lineage began. The unknown will become known when you least expect it.

“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 

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. It represents the upper world and the archetype of branches.  In sacred geometry, it is the Merkaba or star tetrahedron reminding us that we come from the stars and will return to the stars. Its element is light and its belief is represented by our dreams or night visions. The crown chakra serves as a connection to source that sees beyond the self to the infinite soul.