Monthly Symbol, March 2015: Unity Wings (Winged Solar Disk) (post updated)

imageEgyptian Symbols, Winged Sun at http://egyptian-gods.org/egyptian-symbols-winged-sun/: “The winged sun is one of the oldest Egyptian icons and symbols that appeared as early as the Old Kingdom. It is usually a symbol of royalty, divinity and power not only in Egypt but also in the whole Near East including the countries of Mesopotamia, Persia and Anatolia. In Egypt, it is a symbol of the soul and its eternity. It is often placed in temples as a memento to the people of their eternal nature. During the Middle Kingdom, it evolved into a symbol of protection and became a popular protective amulet during the Ptolemaic Period.”

Winged Sun:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_sun

Example of modern symbolic use: The Unity wings symbol / the winged globe explained 1956 by Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity at http://www.unitync.net/Wings.html:

“It is an ancient Egyptian symbol, but it is found in various forms in the religions of other races. It represents the relation existing between Spirit, soul, and body. Soul gives wings to body. Spirit is the enveloping principle, like the atmosphere in which both soul and body exist, and from which they draw their original inspiration. ”

“As man develops spiritual consciousness, he attains the realization of the soul as the wings of the body. Back of the Soul is Spirit, which quickens and energizes the soul; that is, gives the soul wings.”

Related post / my poem:

The Magic of Merging with the Soul

In silence
my soul collects
the parts of
my personality
into a wholeness,
where they
automatically
exist as
a harmonious
team
in balance,
in wisdom,
in unison and joy.
No push,
no pull,
no inner strife,
just peace
and ease.

I am sensing
the connectedness
of everything
and everyone.
The past
and the
future
readjust.
The paradigm
shifts.

What´s
beyond
the stars
is in
here.

– Deelia ©

Images: 1) Soul Nebula /wallpaperswide.com, 2) Unity Wings /unknown
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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

Article: Seeking Wholeness – The Balance of Feminine and Masculine Energies

by Pamela Wells ©

Entering into a new year and a new decade is a great time for us to reflect on ourselves and to use our insight to optimize our lives.

We all have a mix of masculine and feminine energies in a dynamic state of movement.

The masculine energies are characterized by linearity, orientation to goals, and mental focus.

The feminine energies are circular, concerned by feeling and emotion, and they expand the mind.

Instead of seeing these energies as gender specific, we can shift the paradigm by seeing these as how the Divine has taken consciousness. The play of consciousness is that it lives in ways that are always pulsing between contraction and expansion. Indeed, we directly experience this pulsation in our lives. Whether we know it or not, this pulsation is happening microscopically in each of our cells and cosmically in the life of the universe.

When you cease to label these energies and reject associated cultural biases, you distill them to pure energy. You then can see and operate at the spiritual level.

The process of self reflection can be one in which you contemplate and journal about how these primary energies manifest in your life. What is your tendency when managing your job, handling family matters, and relating to other people? Again, we all have a mix of these energies and the proportion changes with every context. There are, however, distinct patterns that emerge if you only begin to become aware of them and then articulate them.

Having explored and then discovered your patterns in the way that you live your life, you can achieve a more fulfilling life by balancing your energies.

You will have a preference about how you do things in your life. We are all creatures of habit. The question is, “are these habits serving your vision in the highest way?” If not (this is the self reflection piece), it is up to you to cultivate that energy that is suppressed or undeveloped in order to integrate your self.For example, when you find that you tend to place high value on your feelings rather than on analysis when arriving at a decision, you can begin to find integration by bringing your mind into play. You are invited to integrate these energies into a divinely synchronized pulsation.

Practice attuning to a bigger energy that holds all of these energies within you. The more that you remember the source of everything within you, the easier it will be to align these energies in ways that bring greater harmony to your life. A great indicator of enhanced harmony is when you experience a deeper sense of peace and fulfillment in the application of this practice. A deeper intuition and intelligence will sense when your energies have reached a dynamic balance and you will have reached that long awaited sense of wholeness that every human being innately seeks.

This is the way of a balanced life. The integration of the primary energies of the universe into a divine relationship. May you continue to remember to align with your highest part in ways that bring greater harmony to all the parts of you.

ABOUT AUTHOR AND ARTIST PAMELA WELLS

Pamela Wells has been working as a fine artist, commercial illustrator and graphic web designer for over 20 years and specializes in creative work that leads to greater understanding and awareness. Her goddess art incorporates her interest in the study of transpersonal psychology, integral transformative spiritual practice and the evolution of human consciousness. She cares deeply about both men and women and also about the ecological preservation of the planet which benefits all living things. To order a copy of Pamela’s most recent book and card set, Affirmations for the Everyday Goddess, www.ArtmagicPublishing.com.

All articles may be republished or printed providing author credit (above) and a link is provided back to the website http://www.artmagicpublishing.com.

 

Related articles:

Simplicity in Complexity: Binary Code and Yin, Yang

A Little Study: The Basics of the Asteroids in Astrology

 

Image: Celtic yin yang motif. Detail of an enamelled bronze plaque from horse-gear, dated to mid-1st century AD; find spot: Santon, Norfolk; on display at University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge / Wikimedia Commons

Poem: Light Light

 

Light is swirling
around and inside me
transcending
the limitations
of the old world,
anchoring lightness
into the plane of Earth.

I willingly am
the happy
marionette
of my soul,
free and
unlimited
like is
the universe

– Deelia ©

 

Image: wallpaperswide.com (white feather found on New Year´s day)

Monthly Symbol: Flower of Life and Merkaba for January 2015

The Flower of Life is a powerful symbol of creating new. It symbolizes new life even referring to the DNA-strand.

“The Flower of Life is the name that gives to a geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles. This figure forms a flower-like pattern with the symmetrical structure of a hexagon.

Drunvalo Melchizedek has called these figures symbols of sacred geometry, asserting that they represent ancient spiritual beliefs, and that they depict fundamental aspects of space and time. Melchizedek claims that Metatron’s Cube may be derived from the Flower of Life pattern, and that the Platonic solids within it were “thought to act as a template from which all life springs”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_of_Life

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Merkaba: “History has talked about the Mer-Ka-Ba mostly as the vehicle that allows a person to ascend or descend into the higher or lower worlds. But actually the Mer-Ka-Ba is much more than just a vehicle of ascension. It can be, really, anything — since it is the primal pattern that created all things and all universes, both visible and invisible (see The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, volumes I & II).

In Ancient Egypt, this primal pattern was called the Mer-Ka-Ba. It was merkabaactually three words, not one. Mer meant a kind of light that rotated within itself. Ka meant spirit, in this case referring to the human spirit. And Ba meant the human body — though it also could mean the concept of Reality that spirit holds. And so the entire word in ancient Egypt referred to a rotating light that would take the spirit and the body from one world into another.”  You can read more here: http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/sep2/merkaba.htm

Wishing everyone the best of energies for the New Year!

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Images:

Flower of Life images: Wikimedia Commons.  The brown colored one is a picture of one of Leonardo da Vinci‘s (link corrected) drawings.

Merkaba Cube: photobucket.com

Poem: Pale Purple

 

I was shown pale purple
surrounding the
the cloud of densities
of the world.
It was of cosmic light,
so calming to the
human mind,
bringing
peace and ease
down to the Earth

Accepting our anger
is seeing what
it truly was,
channeling it
constructively
we transmute it into
creative force
of luminous light,
and active energy
of divine delight

Peace resides
there in the
open heart,
bridging the gap
between the
mind and feel,
and we can see
the real

It becomes easy to have
love and calm,
and a mind that
does no harm
to oneself
nor to the other.
The Spirit of Peace and Ease
comes to the fore,
subtly permeates the core.

– Deelia ©

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Images:  Wikimedia Commons

Pale purple flowers,  Leon Brooks
Butterfly on the Lavender Alex Proimos

Articles: Introduction to Our Subtle Energy System

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”  ― Nikola Tesla

Everything is energy and vibration, so are we human beings. In this post I have collected articles consisting of basic information about our subtle energy system and how it works seen from the perspective of chakras and energy bodies making the basis of our auric fields. There are also many great books and workshops available for beginners.  Back in time, I started with this book The Chakra Handbook by Shalila Sharamon, Bodo J. Baginsky.

Although they can be presented linearly, that is separately from A to B, the chakras, energy centers and energy bodies work as a combination, a system of wholeness, contributing to each others. If there is for instance too little energy in one chakra, there´s too much in another one (and so on, much dynamics, layers and also psychology in there).  Energy healers and energy anchors usually get their deepest understanding about the energy system(s) in the practice. Like many of you know, there are also several self healing methods to clear and balance our energy system (which is another story).

After each caption you can find the direct link to the article in question.

Updated afterwards:  And if you know any good articles yourself, feel free to share a link in the comments.

The Chakras

An Introductory Guide to the Seven Major Chakras: “Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means wheel or disk. A persons chakras are the points in the body at which the mind and body meet. They can be thought of as an intersection between the physical and metaphysical planes of existence and have been described the chakras as being funnel shaped, like a whirlpool or tornado.” http://elderberryarts.hubpages.com/hub/An-Introductory-Guide-to-the-Seven-Major-Chakras

Chakras for Beginners: “Chakras are energy centers that run from the base of your spine out the top, or crown, of your head. The word chakra is a Sanskrit word, meaning wheel or disc. There are seven major chakras, each a circular wheel of light spinning in your energetic system, associated with certain body parts, a color, stone, element, and function. By learning to tune into the energy of your chakras, you can begin to embrace the fullness of who you truly are.
http://kimmysf.hubpages.com/hub/Chakras-for-Beginners

The 7 Chakras And What They Are: “The seven chakras are points that are located in the center of our body, running downwards from our head down. The best goal to try to reach for is to try to have each of our seven chakras opened that was one won’t be too active in order to try to compensate for the other. The best state to reach is where all chakras are balanced.” http://cresentmoon2007.hubpages.com/hub/The-7-Chakras-And-What-They-Are

The 12 Chakras: “Most people are used to working with the 7 chakras, but in this time of increased spiritual growth and ascension, it is important to look towards working with the 12 chakras.

Chakra healing is now a widely known method of energy healing, and although most people are familiar with the 7 chakra system, there are in fact many chakras.” http://oceanfaerygoddess.hubpages.com/hub/the-12-chakras

The Light Body

“Your light body is an energy body that exists at a higher level, closer to your soul, than your chakras. You have seven vibrational energy body centers and three light body centers, for a total of ten centers that power and make up your light body.”  http://orindaben.com/pages/light_body/abtlb111_6/#03what

The Energy Bodies

Human Energy Field: “I would like to explain in greater detail the seven levels / subtle bodies of the Aura dimension of the energy field. This will be a series of posts. My previous post on the Human Energy Field (HEF) gave brief information on the various dimensions of the HEF. ” http://soul-essence.com/2009/02/16/human-energy-field-%E2%80%93-etheric-body/

Tour of Your Energy Bodies As Seen with Higher-Vision: “You are more than the physical body that you sense. Your mind, emotions, and soul have their own bodies. These bodies are distinct from yet connected to your physical body. You have many bodies. Highly sensitive people have always been able to perceive one or more of these nonphysical bodies. Recent advances in science and technology are verifying their existence. Our day to day experience confirms their reality.” http://www.energyreality.com/pgs/ethe.htm

Chakra’s & Aura Fields: “Our Aura fields, as they are called in the Eastern cultures, or the bio-energetic field as we call it, is built of a number of layers. These fields of energy are composed of life or universal energy surrounding the physical body. These layers of energy support the function of the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and unified well-being of the individual person. The energy in the aura fields are not lifeless or inert ~ they are active and intelligent.” http://www.lifefieldtechnique.com/Chakra_s___Aura_Fields.html

Subtle Body Energies: The Seven Subtle Bodies: “There are seven subtle bodies, or layers, around the physical body, which create the auric body system (aura).”
http://www.spiritual-experiences.com/articles-spirituality/subtle-body-seven-bodies.php

The Seven Bodies of Man – A brief exploration: “The Ageless Wisdom – Theosophy – tells us of the seven fold constitution of human beings. It tells us that as well as the physical body we have and Etheric Body, an Astral Body, a Mental Body (with a lower and higher configuration) a Buddhic Body, an Atmic or Spiritual Body, and a Monadic Spark or ray of the Divine Over-Soul.”
http://www.theosophywales.com/seven_bodies_of_man__a_brie.htm

 

Image: Seven Chakras,  Peter Weltevrede /Wikimedia Commons