Sacred Geometry: Exploring the Patterns of Creation

Sacred Geometry: Exploring the Patterns of Creation

Sacred geometry is more than beautiful shapes and symbols. It has the power to speak to us in a soul language that is beyond our conscious mind. Throughout history, these patterns contain and convey universal concepts of unity, transcendence, and interconnectedness. In this article, we will explore a few of the most widely known examples of sacred geometry, their meaning, and how we can work with them to raise our consciousness and deepen our relationship with the cosmos. 

What is Sacred Geometry?

In its simplest sense, it is the meaning and philosophy we ascribe to the fundamental shapes of creation. These shapes represent the mathematical relationships and proportions found in nature. Examples, such as the Fibonacci sequence, the golden ratio (φ), and the Fibonacci spiral are believed to reflect inherent harmonies in the natural world. These symbols are often used in religious and mystical contexts to represent concepts such as unity, wholeness, balance, and transcendence. You can see these sacred symbols in temples, cathedrals, mosques, and other sacred sites throughout history.

The Platonic Solids

Named after the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, the Platonic solids are a set of five geometric shapes derived from dividing a sphere into three-dimensional forms. Plato described them in his dialogue “Timaeus” around 360 BCE. What makes the Platonic solids unique is that they are convex polyhedra (meaning all their angles are less than 180 degrees), and all their faces are regular polygons (with equal side lengths and angles). Plato believed they were the building blocks of all of life. 

The tetrahedron is composed of four equilateral triangles and is associated with the element of fire, creativity, and inspiration. The hexahedron, commonly known as a cube, is composed of six square faces and is associated with the element earth. The octahedron which is composed of eight equilateral triangles is associated with the element air, the heart chakra, and compassion. The icosahedron which is composed of twenty equilateral triangles and is associated with the element water, the sacred chakra, and emotions. The dodecahedron which is composed of twelve regular pentagonal faces and is associated with the element ether, the brow chakra, and spirit/consciousness. (note the image also includes a double tetrahedron).

Metatron’s Cube

Metatron was a figure in the mystical traditions of Kabbalah. In some sources, he was seen as an archangel, and in others, he was seen as a celestial scribe recording the deeds of humans and transmitting divine messages to the higher realms. In the Kabbalistic tradition, the symbol is seen as a tool for meditation and contemplation. In Hermeticism, it is revered as a symbol of creation because it represents the cosmic order, and divine structure that underlies all of physical reality. 

Metatron’s Cube consists of 13 equal and interconnected circles that form a 3-D cube. Contained within are all of the platonic solids. The foundation of the cube is the Fruit of Life (13 circles). Each circle is connected with straight lines symbolizing energy flowing down from the heavens and infusing the physical world. There is equilibrium in the 6 directions, so the energy flows in balance and harmony in all directions.

Merkabah

The Merkabah known as the divine chariot is a double tetrahedron. It was described in the visions of the prophet Ezekiel and said to guide mystics on journeys through the heavens. Allowing them to transport their souls into different dimensions and even timelines. It holds significant historical and spiritual importance within Jewish mystical traditions, particularly in the tradition known as Merkabah mysticism. There are even Jewish mystics and scholars known as the Merkabah riders.

Practitioners of Merkabah mysticism sought to achieve higher states of consciousness and experience divine revelations by meditating with the sacred symbol. They often viewed the Merkabah as a vehicle for spiritual ascent, symbolizing the soul’s journey toward union with the divine.

 

The Flower of Life

The Flower of Life can be traced back to various ancient civilizations and cultures around the worldIt consists of 19 evenly-spaced, overlapping circles arranged in a symmetrical hexagonal pattern. It has been found inscribed on the walls, pillars, and artifacts in ancient temples around the world. One of the earliest known appearances of the Flower of Life is in ancient Egyptian temples, particularly in the Temple of Osiris at Abydos. It has also been found in the Assyrian city of Nineveh, the Forbidden City in China, ancient synagogues in Galilee, and temples in Japan. As well as many others. 

The Flower of Life is often associated with principles of creation and existence. Some people interpret its intricate patterns as a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all living beings and the underlying unity of the universe. Within the Flower of Life, the Seed of Life (6 overlapping circles), The Fruit of Life (the basis for Metatron’s Cube), and the Egg of Life (comprised of 7 small circles) are contained within it. In ancient Greece, the mathematician Pythagoras and his followers studied the Flower of Life and believed it was the fundamental form of space and time. In New Age circles it is also believed to be a tool for manifestation. 

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How to Work with Sacred Geometry

Intention is always important when doing any spiritual work. Even though the meaning of some symbols can vary among different traditions, use your intuition and choose a symbol that is in resonance with your intent. Sacred geometry is imbued with the energy, intelligence, and mathematics of the cosmos. So give these beautiful symbols the reverence that they deserve.

1. Meditation – One of the best and easiest ways to work with sacred geometry of any type is to use it as the focal point of your meditation. You can breathe the image in and out of the heart or third eye chakras. You can relax your gaze and stare at the image and allow yourself to get lost in its intricate beauty. Or you can hold the image with your inner sight and visualize it moving in and through the body. 

2. Manifestation – What do you want to create in your life? Once you know what you’d like to manifest, say it out loud, see it, feel it in your heart center, and then release the intention into the center of the sacred shape. Then just allow yourself to receive. For example state, “I am abundant.” Or you could say something like, “My life is filled with love.” Take a moment to see, feel it, and know it without a doubt as you breathe the image in and around the body. 

3. Connecting To Your Divine Blueprint –  Sacred geometry is the foundational structure of your physical and energetic bodies. For example, the electronic geometry of the water in your body is tetrahedral. Set the intention to connect back to your Divine Blueprint. Say out loud at the beginning of your meditation, “I receive and allow all sacred shapes and structures into my field that bring me back to a state of balance, wholeness, and harmony. Bringing all layers of my physical and energetic bodies into perfect alignment.” Then, just allow the powerful shapes to interact with your field.

4. Create A Crystal Grid. – 1. Create an intention statement. 2. Choose the stones needed for the grid. 3. Place the anchor stone into the center. 4. Say your intention as you place the stone or write your intention on paper and place it beneath it. 5. Place the remaining stones around the anchor crystal. 6. Activate your grid by tracing over the connections with a quartz crystal or visualize the connections between the stones.

Today, sacred geometry continues to inspire artists, philosophers, scientists, and spiritual seekers who wish to explore the profound mysteries of the universe through the language of geometry and symbolism. While the origins of sacred geometry are ancient and diverse, its principles have been embraced by various cultures and spiritual traditions around the world. They remind us that the language of our soul and the cosmos is symbolic and that unity, connectedness, and transcendence are integral to our being. 

 

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A Dark Night of the Soul

A Dark Night of the Soul

In the depths of the human experience, there exists a profound stage in spiritual development known as the “Dark Night of the Soul.” This elusive concept has captured the imagination of poets, philosophers, and seekers for centuries. As the collective experiences a swift disintegration, an increasing number of individuals are experiencing this phenomenon. In this article, we venture into the shadows and illuminate this transformative journey. Understanding its origins, manifestations, and the profound light that often emerges from our darkest moments.

What is a Dark Night of the Soul?

The dark night of the soul is a painful process of death and disintegration that happens before a rebirth. A period of intense spiritual and emotional turmoil, in which the very essence of one’s being is tested and transformed. Often described as an existential crisis, a crisis of faith, or a descent into the underworld, it is usually brought about by a painful and/or abrupt life transition. Such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness.

During this time, individuals may feel a deep sense of separation from the divine, a loss of purpose or meaning in their lives, and a heightened awareness of their imperfections. Leaving them feeling spiritually adrift and unsure about their future. 

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The Origins of The Dark Night of The Soul

The dark night of the soul is a term that originates from the writings of the 16th-century Spanish mystic Saint John of the Cross. After experiencing a period of suffering, profound spiritual desolation, and feeling abandoned by God he wrote Noche Oscura del Alma. A spiritual treatise and a poem that describes his journey through purification and transformation. He describes it as a time of purging the soul from attachments and desires and purifying oneself as a way to be closer to God. Believing this was a necessary step towards union with the divine.

Why It Happens?

Transformation is a necessary part of a spiritual awakening.  Although the dark night of the soul is not a universally experienced phenomenon, it is a common experience for seekers. Experiencing a shedding of previous mental constructs like identity, beliefs, and ego is necessary to make space for new ways of being and a deeper relationship with Spirit.

Positive Disintegration?

Kazimierz Dąbrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration explains that these experiences of inner turmoil are a prerequisite for higher levels of personal development and self-actualization. Much of the shedding that occurs is the loss of beliefs, values, and ways of being that were established through enculturation. Often adopted by the family and society that we were brought up in without much personal contemplation. After we are faced with a difficult situation, we begin to see through much of the conditioning, patterns, and habits, leaving us with a loss of meaning and purpose. Part of the process of rebirth is a conscious re-evaluation and reconstruction of our values, relationships and the foundations of meaning.

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What Happens After?

The dark night of the soul is the process of purification and self-discovery. As we strip away our ego, identities, our attachments, we gain a profound clarity of our relationship with Spirit, with ourselves and the world. We gain emotional resilience and inner strength as we learn that we can be in the darkness and emerge stronger than before. We also learn that in our darkest moments that Spirit never abandons us, and instead acts as a cocoon for our transcendence. 

The dark night of the soul is a paradoxical fusion of suffering and transformation, despair and enlightenment. It is a profound testament to the human capacity for growth, resilience, and the pursuit of deeper meaning. As individuals traverse the shadowy depths of their inner worlds, they are given an opportunity to shed the superficial, confront their deepest fears, and emerge with a more authentic sense of self. This journey is not for the faint of heart, and its benefits are hard-won, but for those who endure, the dark night of the soul is a catalyst for spiritual evolution and a testament to humanity’s capacity for rebirth and renewal.