pythagorian philosopher Plato hinted enigmatically that there was a
golden key that unified all of the mysteries of the universe. It is
this golden key that we will return to time and again throughout our
exploration. It is the intelligence of the logos, the source of the
primordial om. One could say that it is the mind of God. With our
limited sense we are observing only the outer manifestation of the
hidden mechanics of selfsimilarity. The source of this divine
symmetry is the greatest mystery of our existence. Wee see an universe
marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws. Our limited
minds can not grasp the mysterious force that moves the
constellations. Every scientist who looks deeply into the
universe and every mystic who looks deeply within the self,
eventually comes face to face with the same thing: The Primordial
The spiral was a predominant
symbol on Earth – ancient spirals can be found in all parts of
the globe. The ancient spirals symbolize growth, expansion and cosmic
energy embodied within the sun and the heavens. The spiral form is mirroring the macrocosm of the unfolding universe itself. In native traditions, the spiral was the energetic source, the Primordial Mother. The spiral goes back to a time in history when humans were more connected to the Earth - to the cycles and spirals of nature. A time when humans were less identified with thoughts. The spiral is what we perceive to be the torque of the universe - Prana, or creative force, swirls Akasha into acontinuum of solid forms.Found at all levels between the macrocosm and themicrocosm, from spiral galaxies to weather systems, to the water in your bathtub, to your DNA, to the direct experience of your own energy.The Primordial Spiral is not an idea, but rather that which makes all conditions and ideaspossible. Various types of spirals and helices are foundthroughout the natural world. Snails. Sea coral. Spider webs. Fossils. Seahorses' tails. And shells. Many spirals appearing in nature are observable as logarithmic spirals or growth spirals.As you move out from the center the spiral sections get exponentially larger. Like Indra's Net of Jewels, logarithmic spirals are self-similar or holographic such that the characteristics of every part are reflected in the whole.2400 years ago in ancient Greece, Plato consideredcontinuous geometric proportion to be the most profoundcosmic bond. The Golden Ratio, or divine proportion was nature'sgreatest secret.
The intelligible world of forms above and the visible world of material objects below, through this principle of geometric self similarity.
From the self-similar spiral patterns to the arms of galaxies, logarithmic spirals are aubiquitous. Our own Milky Way galaxy has several spiral arms which are logarithmic spirals with a pitch of about 12 degrees.The greater the pitch of the spiral, the tighter the turns. When you observe a plant growing in time-lapse video you witness it - dancing with the spiral of life. A golden spiral is a logarithmic spiral that growsoutward by a factor of the Golden Ratio.The Golden Ratio is a special mathematical relationship that pops up over and over in nature. The pattern that is observable follows what is called the Fibonacci series. The Fibonacci series unfolds such that each number is the sum of the previous two numbers.
Spiral patterns are observable in the way leaves arearranged on stems of plants. Or in the floret and petal arrangements of flowers. Leonardo da Vinci observed that the spacing ofleaves was often in spiral patterns. These patterns are called "phyllotaxis" patterns or leaf arrangement patterns. Phyllotaxis arrangements can be seen in self-organizing DNA nucleotides and in everything from the family trees of reproducing rabbits, to pine cones, cacti, to snowflakes and in simple organisms such as diatoms. How much math do you need to know to be a sunflower or a bee? Nature doesn't consult the physics department,the structuring in nature happens automatically. Scientists in the field of nanotechnology use the term self-assembly to describe the way complexes are formed such as in the initial hexagonal phase of DNA formation. Nature does this type of geometry over and over,effortlessly.Automatically. Without a calculator. Nature is precise and extremely efficient. According to the famous architect and author Buckminster Fuller, these patterns are a function of timespace.DNA and honeycomb are the shape they are for the same reason a bubble is round. It is the most efficient shape for requiring the least amount of energy. Space itself has shape and allows only certain configurations for matter, always defaulting to what is most efficient. Dark matter is what we previously thought of as empty space. It is like an invisible nervous system that runst hroughout the universe. The universe is literally like a giant brain. It is constantly thinking using a type of dark or hidden energy that science is only starting to understand. Through this immense network, unfathomable energy moves providing the momentum for the expansion and growth of the universe. Nature creates branching patterns automatically when we set up the right conditions.Nature is an art generating machine or a beauty-creating engine.
In the human body, tree-like structures and patterns are found throughout. There are, of course, the nervous systems. But in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine the energy meridians are an essential component to understanding how the body functions. The "nadis,“ or energy meridians form tree-like structures. A post mortem examination will not reveal the chakras or the nadis, but that does not mean they do not exist. You need to refine your tool that you use to look.You must first learn to quiet your own mind. Only then you will observe these things first within yourself. Prana, or chi, or inner energy is simply your inner aliveness. What you feel when you bring your consciousness within the body. The subtle wires within your body that carry Prana,the nadis, become able to move more and more pranic energy through the chakras. Your wiring becomes stronger as you use it, as you allow energy to flow. Where ever consciousness is placed chi, or energy,will begin to flow and physical connections blossom. Within the brain and nervous system, physical wiring patterns become established by repetition. By continually placing your attention within and lowering resistance to the sensations you are experiencing, you increase your energetic capacity. In Taoism, the yin yang symbol represents the inter-penetration of the spiral forces of nature. The yin yang is not two and not one. The ancient concept of the "hara" is represented by a yinyang or spiral swirl. It is the power center located within the belly below the navel. Hara means literally sea or ocean of energy. In the Samurai tradition one form of ritual suicide or was hara kiri. It means to impale one's hara there by cutting off one’s chi or energy channel. It is the cultivation of single-pointed, disciplined consciousness that is the essence of hara;the stillness in the eye of the hurricane. It is the gut instinct in connection to one's energy source. A person with good hara is connected to the Earth and to the intuitive wisdom that connects all beings. To think with your belly,
"hara de kanganasaii” is to tap into your inner wisdom. But how did ancient peoples know about the spiral ifmodern science is just starting now to recognize its significance? Ask the bees, for they have not forgotten how tolove.Bees have a special connection to the source as part of a symbiotic system helping beauty anddiversity to flourish. They are a bridge between the macrocosm and themicrocosm. There is one heart that connects all,
a hive mind if you will. In nature many creatures know how to act unison,to move with one spirit, one direction. But not all benefit the other species around them. For example, the locust will devour everything in its path. A locust has no choice but to act like a locust. It will never make honey or pollinate plants the way a bee does. A locust's behavior is rigid, but a human is unique in that we can act like a bee or we can act like a locust. We are free to change and manipulate the patterns of how we interact with the world. We can exist symbiotically or as a parasite.Today humans try to understand the spiral with the rational mind but it was never thinking that connected us to the spiral of life. We have always been connected. Thinking has been what keeps us in the illusion of separateness, within our own identities. Thinking IS the creation of separateness. The experience of limitation.The more we align with thought, the more removed we become from the source. Ancient cultures that were less thought-orientedaligned themselves with the spiral in a more direct and personal way than we do today. In ancient India, Kundalini is a representation of one’s inner energy which moves in snake-like or helix-like pattern up the spine. In the ancient yogic traditions of India the inner worlds of people at that time were comparable to those of haracentered cultures. To balance the power of the spiral with the stillness of your witnessing consciousness is to align with your full evolutionary potential. “Ida”-the feminine or moon channel is connected tothe right brain and "pingala" the masculine or sun channel is connected to the left brain. When these two channels are in balance, energy flows up a third channel, Sushumna, along the center of the spine, energizing the chakras and unlocking one's full evolutionary potential. Kundalini is nothing less than the primordial spiral that dances your human life into existence. It is a different order of energy than we normally understand. Like a bridge from "gross matter" to the most subtle energies. You are that bridge. Kundalini is not energy that can be forced by will,effort and friction. It is analogous to growing a flower. All we can do as good gardeners is prepare the soiland proper conditions, and let nature take its course. If you force a flower to open prematurely, you’ll destroy it. It grows with its own intelligence, with its own self-organizing direction. The egoic mind which fixates on the outer world is what keeps you from experiencing your true inner vibratory nature. When consciousness is turned within it becomes like the sun's rays and the lotus within begins to grow. As Kundalini awakens within one's self, one begins to see the signature of the spiral in all things. In all patterns within and without.