Octahedron

19_Air - Octahedron - Throat

Throat Chakra – Element of Air – Platonic solids 

The octahedron represents the element of air, which is expressed in the throat chakra through our breath and our voice. Breathing is a reciprocal process of receiving and releasing life force energy.

An octahedron is a polygon with eight equal triangular faces. It is made up of two four-sided triangles(pyramids) of equal proportion that meet at the base. These dual pyramids represent cosmic balance.Greek philosophers saw two levels of air. “Aer” is the atmosphere that we breathe, which surrounds ourearth. “Aether” is the air above the clouds associated with the divine sky.

Air is the creative essence of life; breath creates life through vibration. In Chinese philosophy air is chi orbreath, the eternal source of life force energy. In Hindu tradition, Prana is the act of breathing in life. In Christianity, breath in the form of a word was seen as the creation essence of God.

The air we breathe is in fact made up of nitrogen, oxygen, argon and carbon dioxide. Trees are often called the lungs of earth because they breathe in carbon dioxide and release life giving oxygen. Breathing is a reciprocal process as we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.

Becoming mindful of breathing is to be present now.

Message: We are being asked to become more conscious of the air we breathe and how we breathe. Use our breath to exhale any heavy energy and inhale life-giving energy. As we find our inner balance, allow ourself to rest and recharge. We are entering a period of renewed creativity in our life. Be conscious how our words and our voice create our reality.

“Breath is the bridge, which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” -Thich Nhat Hanh 

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