“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)
Related article: Gordian Knot
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