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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Hexahedron

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Root Chakra – Element of Earth – Platonic solids

The hexahedron or cube has six equal square faces. It is symbolic of Earth and is related to the root chakra that grounds us into the physical body. Earth is the archetype of being nurturing and receptive, strong and resourceful. Earth provides us with everything we need including air, food, water, shelter and clothing, as well as beauty and awe. When ancient asteroids and space particles collided with Earth, they planted seeds that carried all the elements necessary to create a vast variety of life forms. Each of these life forms is interconnected and interdependent with earth.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the only known object in the universe known to sustain life. It was formed over 4 billion years ago. 71% of the earth’s surface is water making it appear blue from outer space. Earth’s atmosphere was a mixture of gases and carbon dioxide. As plant forms grew they absorbed the carbon dioxide and converted it to oxygen. Trees being the largest plant forms on earth were able to create an atmosphere that could support human life.

Humans first appeared around 200,000 years ago. Today over 7.4 billion people live on Earth and share in its resources. It is critical that we learn to live in harmony with earth and with each other. Earth provides everything we need to sustain us if we live in balance. By connecting with nature, we can sense the footsteps and lessons of our ancestors and prepare the earth for generations to come.

Message: Go outside in nature and connect with the mothering intelligence of Earth. Become more conscious of all that earth gives us as we eat, breathe, sleep and walk through life. Honor all of the beauty and diversity that surrounds us by reconnecting with our shared roots.

“The earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry 

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

Mandala Chakra book available at: Amazon

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Tetrahedron

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Element of Fire – Platonic Solids 

The solar plexus chakra is named for the Latin word for Sun –Sol.  A tetrahedron has four equal triangular faces. It is symbolic of the element of fire. Fire releases heat and light through a process known as combustion. The sun as the core of our solar system is our primary source of energy, heat and light.

Our sun is a yellow dwarf star that formed 4.6 billion years ago. The temperature of the sun’s surface is approx. 10,000° Fahrenheit, at its core it reaches 27 million degrees. It is a ball of gas (hydrogen & helium) that is held together by its own gravity. Our digestive system within the solar plexus functions like a finely tuned furnace, maintaining a temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit.

The Sun was central to many cultures throughout the world for its life-giving properties. They recorded the sun by charting the equinoxes and solstices.

These ancient astronomers created solar calendars to track the seasons of the year as they shifted from hunter gatherers to agricultural societies. This shift marked the beginning of a more linear way of thinking that some refer to as the Arian (Aries) Age. The Arian Age, which began around 2100 BCE, was seen as an age of fire and war.  It is also when the Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten decreed the Sun God “Aten” as the one supreme deity. The Roman’s revered the Sun as the Sol Invictus, the invincible one. When the Roman’s replaced their polytheistic belief system with the monotheistic belief of a Christian God, the Sun transformed into the Sun/Son of God. Ironically, the holy trinity of father, son and holy spirit disempowered many from feeling or understanding their direct connection to the sun itself.

Message: Fire and sunlight hold life-giving properties that feeds our soul. It is important for us to become more conscious of the foods we eat as well as the thoughts and intentions we take in. Create a sacred fire ceremony to cleanse the emotional and energetic body. Meditate with fire to balance the power growing within. Honor the sun for the joy and life that it brings. Become conscious of how to manifest this energy within us.

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” – George Washington 

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

Mandala Chakra book available at: Amazon

Mandala Chakra card deck available at: Printers Studio

If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

Photo by – Nina Riel from Shuffle Tarot.

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Octahedron

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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 

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

Mandala Chakra book available at: Amazon

Mandala Chakra card deck available at: Printers Studio

If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

Photo by – Nina Riel from Shuffle Tarot.

For more information visit: lauralwauters.com

Sphere

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Crown Chakra – Element of Light – Platonic Solids

The crown chakra is associated with our belief system. It serves as a connection to our source and the infinite nature of our soul. Spheres inspire the mind to transcend thought.

Spheres are three-dimensional circles. Our sun is a sphere, and a star, and our source of light. The electromagnetic spectrum of light makes up less than 5% of all ordinary matter. Light that is actually visible to the human eye represents less than 2.3% of this spectrum and is created by narrow wavelengths of pure spectral colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Infrared light (below red) and ultra violet (above violet) are made up of frequencies that are invisible to the human eye. This full spectrum of light includes UVA, radio waves, microwaves, X-rays & gamma rays.

The remaining 95% of our universe contains dark energy and dark matter. We tend to be drawn to the light but we live in a universe filled with unmanifested darkness.  This can be seen as pure potential waiting to become manifest.

Message: Balancing darkness and light is an important dynamic in all aspects of our life. Both are necessary to maintain optimum health physically and spiritually. If we fear the dark it is time to make peace with it.  Think of darkness as the unmanifested potential that lies within us. If the dark represents fear, remember that we are the one projecting this fear. When we own our projections, we realize that we are the only ones who can change it.  If sleep is an issue create a darker environment in the bedroom and establish a nourishing nighttime ritual that calms the senses. If we avoid the light we should go outside and make peace with the sun and the moon in moderation. Create a daily routine that balances the light and the dark aspects that are playing out in our life right now.

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Evelyn Dunbar 

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

Mandala Chakra book available at: Amazon

Mandala Chakra card deck available at: Printers Studio

If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

Photo by – Nina Riel from Shuffle Tarot.

For more information visit: lauralwauters.com