Container of Life

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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: 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, as the Portal of Life, is the place of sacred creation seen as the Vesica Piscis. The unifying one self-creates two dynamic aspects of its self for continued creation. The Sun is often seen as the unifying one that life on earth revolves around. The archetypal story of mother earth joining with father sky within the cosmic void to birth life is another example of sacred creation.

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 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. Binary thinking limits our ability to see that duality is also oneness.

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, that holds the sacred black stone as the ovum of the universe in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca. This symbol is also used to hold the empty space that represents the prophet Muhammed, who cannot be made visible.

The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth of humanity and the sacred creation essence within all of us. It reminds us that we are 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 “unifying one” often associated with the Sun, which is the central force within our solar system. This matrix, also known as the Genesis Pattern, is based on the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest.

Ancient Mesopotamians 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 became associated with a divine deity. These seven lights: Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and Sun inspired the days of the week that bear their names.

In 321 CE, under the guidance of Emperor Constantine, the Romans decreed that a 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, for this reason Sunday was declared a day of rest so everyone could recharge and regain their strength.

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

The heart chakra is connected to the energetic world of our soul, where compassion, love and strife reside. It is the place of eternal union where the Flower of Life blossoms from the seed.

The Flower of Life is formed when a ring of twelve circles are added to 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 is Greek for “ring of animals”, and represents the archetypal stories of humanity written in the stars. Together they form a matrix of 19 interlocking circles (7+12=19). Nineteen represents the number of years it takes to synchronize lunar and solar calendars as harmonious.

This harmony is achieved by adding a 13th lunar month, seven times within a 19-year cycle. This process became known as a Metonic cycle, named for Meton of Athens in 432 BCE. Babylonians had been factoring this into their calendars at least 1000 years earlier to maintain consistency between the cycles of the moon and the sun within an agricultural year.  The Metonic cycle honors the eternal union of the moon and the sun as life-giving aspects for earth.

The diagram of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life is seen 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 this hidden wisdom held 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.

The Flower of Life represents the blossoms that grow into the Fruit of Life. This potential is revealed by seeing seven independent circles within the nineteen interlocking circles. The number seven represents sacred order. The seven “divine lights” of Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and Sun inspired the seven-day week that bears their names.

By allowing our heart to blossom we give the world our love.

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 contains the fruit or gift of breath and storytelling. It is here that the mystery teachings of creation are seen as aspects of cosmic order. By adding two rings of circles onto the Flower of Life matrix, the Fruit of Life is ready for harvest.

The first mystery teaching is revealed by adding a ring of 18 circles, representing an 18-year Saros cycle, that predicts lunar and solar eclipses onto the Flower of Life. A total of 36 circles around a central one represents 36 weeks or 9 months. The exact time for human life to gestate in the mother’s womb. The central one, now moves through the mysterious watery world of the dark lunar womb into the light solar world of air. Here it receives the first gift of breath, which awakens the infant’s consciousness as life begins.

The second mystery is revealed by adding a second ring of 24 circles, representing the 24-hours in a solar day, onto the existing 36 circles. A total of 60 circles now rotate around the central one, demonstrating the mathematical synchronicity of why there are 60 minutes in one hour and 60 seconds within one minute.

Another story is revealed when a pattern of 13 independent circles is seen within the 61 interlocking circles of the Fruit of Life. These 13 circles represent the four seasons of the year (spring, summer, fall and winter) that are each exactly 13-weeks long. Together they create the ongoing rhythm within a 52-week solar year. Based on a seven-day week, 52 weeks equals 364 days. Each season was ceremoniously marked during the fall and spring equinox and the winter and summer solstice. This knowledge of time and order was a powerful tool that allowed the age of agriculture to flourish. Unfortunately, some abused this power and the knowledge was kept a secret for only a select few to know. When the knowledge of our natural world came under attack it was forced to go underground for over a thousand years. This created countless stories that instilled fear and separation as people became disconnected from the rhythms of nature and cosmic order of life.

The Fruit of Life contains the hidden story of how the creation of time came to be. By understanding how we are intertwined with the sacred order of the sun and moon we empower ourselves to reconnect with our true nature as one with the cosmos.

Message: It is time to get ourself organized and prepared.  Become aware of our surroundings and identify what needs to shift in order to move forward. Share our insights and stories with someone who can help us move 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 resides within our third eye or mind’s eye. It’s where our psyche remembers itself as a soul. This knowledge awakens the infinite wisdom within our heart.

The Knowledge of Life is revealed by focusing only on the thirteen circles in the Fruit of Life diagram and then connecting their center points with 78 lines. This is where the circular intuitive world merges with the linear logical world.

The Garden of Eden is found in the book of Genesis, which was written between 500-600 BCE. This is where the story of 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 the 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 collective unconscious. When we see ourselves as whole (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 depicted as 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 ascends the tree to attain spiritual oneness in this lifetime.

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) 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 what actions we need to take. Wisdom is awakening within our consciousness that will provide insights for life and our soul.

“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 related to our crown chakra, reminding us that we come from the stars and will return to the stars. The Merkaba, consists of two counter-rotating tetrahedrons. The upward-pointing tetrahedronrepresenting 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. This 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-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 

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