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.

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