Monthly Symbol, February 2015: Gordian Knot Solved

Gordian Knot

“In Greek and Roman mythology, the Gordian knot was an extremely complicated knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia in Asia Minor*. Located in the city of Gordium, the knot came to symbolize a difficult problem that was almost impossible to solve.

According to legend, Gordius was a peasant who married the fertility goddess Cybele. When Gordius became king of Phrygia, he dedicated his chariot to Zeus* and fastened it to a pole with the Gordian knot. Although the knot was supposedly impossible to unravel, an oracle predicted that it would be untied by the future king of Asia.

Many individuals came to Gordium to try to undo the knot, but they all failed. Then, according to tradition, the Greek conqueror Alexander the Great visited the city in 333 B . C . After searching unsuccessfully for the hidden ends of the Gordian knot, Alexander became impatient. In an unexpected move, he took out his sword and cut through the knot. Alexander then went on to conquer Asia, thus fulfilling the oracle’s prophecy. Alexander’s solution to the problem led to the saying, “cutting the Gordian knot,” which means solving a complicated problem through bold action.” From: Gordian Knot / mythencyclopedia.com  http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Fi-Go/Gordian-Knot.html

A few of my personal, subjective adaptations of Gordian knot solved:

♦ instant, positive manifestation (spiritual, mental, emotional and/or physical healing, growth or solution, a shift in a relationship issue, a sudden shift in consciousness, or a material manifestation, and so on).  An issue solved immediately by using  “the sword” of higher truth. Affirmation: “Any situation can change for the better at any now moment.”
♦ energy work (working with/transmitting higher energies) especially Ray 1 (Will to Initiate by Sanaya Roman)
♦ soul, spirit in action (vs ego)
♦ missing piece falling into its place (saw an image of that recently during my energy meditation)

 

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Related article: Gordian Knot
http://www.crystalinks.com/gordianknot.html

Image 1 wholejoy.com:  The Gordian knot can be made on a Torus tube which looks like a donut or a sphere that turns in from one side and comes out the other in a perpetual motion. The Torus Tube contains many mathematical formulas and equations. Science began using this model as a geometric\mathematical model of the universe.” Read more here http://wholejoy.com/jewelry/gordian-knot.html (link corrected)

The Gordian knot can be used as a symbol to solve problems in life through unity and oneness with the world around us.

Image 2:  Salvatore Vuono /freedigitalphotos.net

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3 thoughts on “Monthly Symbol, February 2015: Gordian Knot Solved

  1. I LOVE this post. I had never heard of the Gordian knot and always enjoy learning more about ancient civilization. I loved the way you tied it into your own journey to relate the wisdom and application of it in present day. All good thing to you sunshine!!!

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    1. Thank you! I´m so glad to hear.

      I have come to know the modern use of Gordian knot myth in a positive context (of which I´m not sure is the same for other cultures of this international WordPress and Internet community), that it is not about acting hastily, pushing, rushing or being impatient, or taking negative type of shortcuts, so that things need to be redone later, nor it is about power over others but with others. About leaving space for things and issues to succeed, happen also instantly and also in big ways (in parallel with all the patience many of us need to practice, and with a note that negative type of patience can be about procrastinating also).

      Well, like always many possible layers and perspectives there. Anyhow I like to leave these monthly symbols simple and more like sketches to leave space.

      All good and magical to you, too! 🙂

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