Imagine a world where each line, curve, and angle holds the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe.
This is not just a fantasy, but the realm of sacred geometry, a mystical art form that intertwines the physical with the spiritual, calling us to explore its depths for greater focus and insight.
The Essence of Sacred Geometry
At its core, sacred geometry reveals the hidden patterns that form the building blocks of our universe. From the spirals of seashells to the precise structure of the Great Pyramid of Giza, these patterns are omnipresent, embedded in the fabric of everything we perceive. But sacred geometry is not merely a subject of ancient architectures and natural formations; it is a bridge to understanding the divine nature of reality, offering us a unique lens through which we can view the world.
The Power of Visualization Practices
Visualization practices using sacred geometry, such as meditating on the Sri Yantra or creating a crystal grid, allow us to tap into a deeper level of consciousness. The Sri Yantra, for instance, is a complex geometric shape composed of interlocking triangles, believed to represent the divine feminine energy. Meditating on this symbol can help individuals manifest desires and achieve spiritual enlightenment.
Similarly, crystal grids, formed by placing crystals in geometric patterns, amplify intentions and energies. These grids, often based on sacred geometry shapes like the Flower of Life, enable practitioners to focus their minds and manifest positive change.
Transcending the Mind with Geometry
The true potential of sacred geometry lies in its ability to transcend the limitations of the reasoning mind. By engaging with geometric patterns, we can convey complex ideas and concepts through visual and intuitive means, fostering a deeper connection with the universe. Geoff Fitzpatrick’s work with Mandalas and Scott Onstott’s explorations in sacred geometry exemplify this transcendental aspect, highlighting how geometry can be a gateway to spiritual and psychological growth.
Sacred Geometry in Modern Life
The principles of sacred geometry are not confined to ancient structures or spiritual practices alone; they are increasingly finding their way into modern architecture. Contemporary architects are integrating these age-old concepts into their designs, creating spaces that resonate with the harmony of nature.
A Symbiosis of the Ancient and the Modern
What makes sacred geometry so compelling is that is always present. It is current phenomena that exists right now. When you look at the ancient amphitheatres of Greece, the old Incan ruins of Peru, or the Buddhist temples of the Himalayas, there is a symmetry that honours the natural rhythm of life. Squares mirror the four cardinal directions of South, West, North and East as well as the four seasons. Triangles mirror the element of fire and its’ transformative power to change that which feels dense into a lighter quality. The circular structures mirror the infinite nature of the Universe and the qualities of wholeness and completion. From ancient hieroglyphs to Chinese characters to Viking runes to the Roman alphabet, the qualities of the basic geometrical shapes is full of rich meaning within each symbol. Wherever we look, sacred geometry exists all around us as a living mathematical equation of life forever unfolding in its unique pattern.
Inner Visualisation with Sacred Geometry
The Buddhist monks teach a practice of visualisation where you stare at a mandala, which is a sacred Buddhist symbol laden with geometry. You practice staring at it with your eyes open in a soft focus, and then close your eyes to see if you can duplicate the visual in a meditative state. A lot of these monastic practices require deep focus and concentration and takes many years of study and work.
A simpler way to tap into an expanded state of consciousness using sacred geometry as an entry point into meditation is to work with simpler shapes that are easily felt within the body. For example, try to close your eyes in a comfortable upright seat, and visualise a triangle by connecting the right sitting bone to the left sitting bone, and the two sit bones to the crown of the head (the highest peak of the skull). When you connect the three points, you will get the image of a triangle. Now, imagine that you are drawing that triangle with your breath in any colour that comes to mind. You can play with the speed in which you draw it, and where you begin the lines of the triangle. You can also play with the size of the triangle by visualising the triangle contracting or expanding. After a few moments, when you have a clear triangle, continue to connect with its shape and let it remind you of the element of fire. Take all of the density of your current problems that you may be facing in your personal or professional life, and visualise it at the base of the triangle. Then, with a sharp exhale, visualise those issues becoming lighter by watching these issues fly up to the very point of the triangle.
If you’re feeling ungrounded, you might visualise a square underneath you and associate the four corners of square to the four directions and the four season. If you’re needing a sense of connection to the universe, you might visualise circles forming around your navel, like the rings of Saturn. If you’re wanting to feel into the watery flow of surrender and acceptance, you might visualise a spiral unraveling up and down the spine very much like the spiral of rose petals.
Watch nature, and get creative. The possibilities are endless. If you are curious, and have the capacity to sit still for only 5 minutes, draw these essential shapes within yourself as a practice of attention and creative transmutation. See what happens to your nervous system. Do you feel calmer? More open and creative? More focused?
Conclusion: A Journey Towards Wholeness
Embarking on the journey of sacred geometry is to explore more than just shapes and patterns. It’s an invitation to a deeper understanding of the universe and our place in it. By harnessing the power of sacred geometry in our visualization practices, we not only deepen our focus and insight but also connect with a timeless wisdom that transcends the physical realm.
This exploration is a continuous journey, one that invites each of us to rediscover our intrinsic connection with the cosmos. In the intricate lines and shapes of sacred geometry, we find not just patterns, but a path to greater understanding, a harmonizing of the soul with the universal dance of creation.