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Sacred Geometry is the blueprint of life itself.
It is an ancient science that explores the patterns of energy throughout the Universe, and it is through these mathematical equations that the foundations of everything are built.
To see the patterns and shapes of sacred geometry is beautiful, especially breathtaking when one notices them in nature.
Why is it we are captivated by a snowflake, entranced by the opening petals on a flower, or find it curious that the doodles we mindlessly draw often correlate to symbols that have been used by different cultures and religions for centuries?
I believe that these things are the Universe speaking to us, more so to our subconscious soul. The part of us that is craving to remember, to be unlocked and set free to reach our highest potential during this incredible life.
Sacred Geometry can be one set of keys.
In my previous post An Intro to Sacred Geometry & Platonic Solids, I go over the foundational 5 shapes and the 5 Platonic solids, so if you are new to this concept or just need a refresher, I recommend checking out that post to get a foundation, as we are building off those.
8 Sacred Geometrical Patterns
This looks familiar, right? Like any Venn diagram, we may have drawn in school, which is an illustration that uses circles to show the relationships among things or finite groups of things. This illustration is a cornerstone (corner disc?) element in sacred geometry.
Vesica Pisces is Latin for “the fish’s bladder” or “vessel of the fish”.
This symbol comes up often in the Christian religion especially relating to the disciples, and the symbol of the fish is in the center.
We can use this simple yet powerful symbol to connect ourselves to the higher realms and to unite the physical and spiritual.
Vesica Pisces has been used to represent fertility and procreation. The almond-shaped center is a representation of the vagina and is the birthplace of many of the shapes we have yet to discuss.
Seed of Life
The Seed of Life is representative of the beginning of creation, the start of life. Here we see seven circles, one circle in the center and six laid over one another around it. This specific image has a circle around all the circles, but that is not a necessary circle.
This sacred shape and pattern can be found in churches and ancient architecture all around the world.
With its seven circles, the seed of life has fascinating symbology, which is why it is so powerful.
We have seven main chakras, energy centers, within our body.
In Buddhism, there are seven steps to enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, effort, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity.
In the Bible, God created the world in seven days.
In the Book of Revelation, one will see the number 7 repeatedly, seven letters to seven churches, seven spirits before God’s throne, seven golden lampstands, seven stars in Christ’s right hand, seven seals of God’s judgment, and seven angels with seven trumpets.
In Hinduism, there are seven higher worlds and seven underworlds.
In a musical scale, there are seven notes or pitches: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
This symbol represents the birth and interconnectedness of everything in our universe. It all came from a Divine plan.
Flower of Life
You have probably seen this design everywhere, from yoga mats, home decor, coloring books, crystal grids, jewelry, you name it.
The flower of life is one of the most recognizable geometric patterns and for good reason, it is the Divine blueprint for all creation.
The flower of course comes from the seed, and it is shown with the seven circles, and an additional nineteen evenly spaced around it. Further deepening the intrinsic way that we are all connected, and how beautiful it is to be so.
Flower of Life is 6,000 years old, and it holds vital information about the origins of the Universe and all living beings. It’s also a symbol of spiritual awakening.
Leonardo Davinci was obsessed with sacrad geometry, particularly the flower of life, and his famous drawing, Vitruvian Man, was believed to have been composed using the flower of life as a reference.
This symbol has been found and referenced amongst many ancient cultures and religions including Egypt, Rome, Asia (the Buddhist Lotus Flower), and within Christianity, Judaism, and the Kabbalah.
In Sanskrit, the word “yantra” comes from the root word “yam,” which means “instrument” or “support,” and “tra,” derived from “trana,” meaning “release from bondage.” The Sri Yantra is known as the “queen of yantras” and is the symbol of the great divine mother principle, the source of all energy, power, and creativity.
I’ll be honest, this was a newer symbol for me when I started doing my research. Yes, I had seen it before, and it is generally shown with the box shape around it but I had no idea about the entrancing and cosmic energy behind it.
This is a 12,000-year-old mystical symbol that represents masculine and feminine energies, a pairing of mathematics and spirituality.
The drawing of this image is more complex than it looks, at least without the proper tools. It starts from the center dot and follows the Golden Ratio or proportion, 1.1618. Every natural pattern is composed regarding this ratio, from the ratio of the radii of successive spirals on a shell to the way our auditory canal is aligned.
There is honestly so much to this powerful image, so I will leave you with a little meditation from Gaia.com to set the mood. This meditation can also be used for any other sacred geometrical symbol.
You will need: A blank, white wall, board, or piece of paper,
an accurate Shri Yantra image. It’s best to use a simple black-and-white image, and a timer.
Sit comfortably in a position that allows you to remain alert. Have your Shri Yantra image on hand as well as your blank white surface. If using a white wall, be sure you have a clear view.
Set the timer for five minutes and begin gazing at the yantra image. Keep the gaze soft — let the eyes relax and passively allow the image to enter the visual awareness.
Stay focused on the image. If the mind wanders, bring it back without judgment or reactivity.
When five minutes are over, immediately move the gaze to the blank white surface. Allow the afterimage to take form — colors will be reversed, i.e. black to white. Keep gazing at the afterimage as long as you can see it. When it fades, close your eyes, and allow any remaining afterimage to emerge. Keep your attention on it until it completely fades.
Repeat as many times as you like. Try doing the practice for 30-days and find out what happens to life under the influence of the Shri Yantra.
Side note, if you have this image in your home, it is supposed to face south.
The strength of this image, and the name of the shape, is palpable. This shape consists of 13 circles, whose centers are connected by straight lines. The resultant pattern looks like two stars embedded in a hexagon.
Within Metatron’s Cube, you will find each of the Platonic Solids mentioned in the previous article. This would be a good meditation practice as well.
While the previous shapes show how the Universe was formed, and the foundational essences, Metatron’s Cube is the geometrical map. It is also regarded as the protector of all things, using its influential and powerful shape to send energy where it is needed.
The Cube was named for the Archangel Metatron, who is the leader of all archangels, angels, and all other divine entities. It is said that he is the keeper of all wisdom, creator of the Akashic Records, and has the divine love to aid humans in need of spiritual empowerment.
Tree Of Life
When I grow up, I intend to take up more of the mystery school teachings, especially the Kabbalistic teachings. Once I do that, then I will write article upon article about the foundational archetypes and guidelines for life that have been told again and again by different teachings and religions, most of which have a basis in the Kabbalah.
However, that is not today, so today we talk briefly about the Tree of Life which is a map of the flow of energy from infinite to finite, or the different stages through which creative energy flows. This can be seen as the path to God. You can also find this image within the Flower of Life.
This is a 2,000-year-old poem:
Ten Sefirot of Nothingness
Their measure is ten, which has no end.
a depth of beginning,
a depth of end.
finds expression in them all.
~ Sefer Yetzirah -The Book of Formation 1:5
Gives me the chills. This can be seen as one rung of the ladder, and you can keep stacking additional trees on top of it, relating to the layers of spiritual growth.
The number on the tree are spiritual centers, and each of the lines represents a letter in the Hebrew Alphabet. The numbers as such with information sourced from KabbalahExperince.com:
1- Wisdom: the seed of an idea, insight, inspiration, intuition, inchoate awareness.
2-Understanding: fleshing out an idea, formulating the story, fashioning the structure.
3-Knowing: integrating the idea, identifying with it, an intimate connection.
4-Unbounded Love: expanding ideas, enlarging the circle, empathic concern.
5-Strength of Boundaries: setting limits, saying no, seeking focus.
6-Beauty: harmonizing and holding opposing energies, having compassion.
7-Victory: overcoming obstacles, orchestrating intention.
8-Surrender: acknowledging what is, accepting and giving way.
9-Foundation: telling or twisting your truth, testing authenticity.
10-Sovereignty: from possible to actual. This is what manifests or is expressed.
The Eternal Knot, or the Eternal Knot, is a single cord that weaves in upon itself, forming a continuous loop, a never-ending path or cycle. This symbol is most often associated with Buddhist studies, as it is one of the eight auspicious symbols for enlightenment.
The Eternal Knot also has a place in Celtic culture, and has a few different variations there as well such as in the Celtic Cross, the Trinity Knot, and the Shield Knot, to name a few.
It is, of course, meant to represent eternity– the eternity of the world, of life, of love and friendships, and relationships.
I like to think of this image as showcasing the Quantum field, a network of information that is neverending and entangled.
The Eternal Knot is a symbol of the connection of wisdom and compassion, and once one starts thinking of that, it really resonates, as they are also inseparable.
I wrote about the Tous Energy Field in my post, Tapping into Torus Energy Via Zero Point Using The Healy Coil which I highly recommend if you want an understanding of how the energy field works, but for this post, we discuss the Torus as a geometric pattern.
The Torus is a 3D graph of energy flow, showing when it is in correct alignment, it perfectly cycles from above and below and around. The energy of the object can only go so far in one direction before it doubles back on itself, returning to its source, gaining energy, going forward again, and achieving a certain height or depth, before needing to return again to gather more from the source.
If you were to look at the Torus from above, in a 2-dimensional drawing, it may just look like the flower of life…
This is a powerful image if you are feeling stuck, feeling drained, or not feeling in your own power. You have all the power you need within you, once you open the blockages and let it flow to its potential.
I hope you have found this information tantalizing, and my hope is that it inspires you to do more research and perhaps application into these profound keys to our universe, and selves.
There is such a wide range of applications for which you can start to play with these shapes and I encourage you to try out a few, finding what resonates with you.
What pattern spoke to you the most?
What feelings did it evoke in your being?
Where have you seen these symbols before, maybe in a dream or doodle?
If you are interested in learning more here are a few books I recommend:
How the World is Made: The Story of Creation by Michell John;
The Dimensions of Paradise: Sacred Geometry by Michell John;
Sacred Geometry for Artists, Dreamers, and Philosophers: Secrets of Harmonic Creation by John Oscar Leiben;
Sacred Geometry: Philosophy & Practice by Robert Lawler
Love and vibes,