Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Its Christmas 2011. Here in the north the Sun dipps down to its lowest, darkest point. This eason is all about the Sun. Whether its celebrated as the Son of  God or the Sun God, here we sit in the liminal phase before the New Year and a new solar cycle.

The Sun as the symbol of Spirit, the Circle the symbol of Wholeness and Ouroboric beginnings. 

The circle can be divided evenly over and over again. Each division modelling a different branch of wholeness.

12 divides the circle evenly. There are 12 poses in our Surya Namaskar and 12 signs running through our Zodiac

9 divides the circle evenly. 40 times! Many of us have experienced or witnessed the power of 40 as a cycle of transformation, as in the number of weeks a  human baby grows inside his/her mother's womb to full-term.

12 x 9 = 108.

Many Eastern religions have recognized 108 as having sacred energy. 108 Sun Salutations is often used to honor change, as in a change of seasons, or at a time of tragedy to bring peace, respect and understanding.

108 divides the circle 3.333333333333 ad infinitum. Its a model of an open system. It has no boundaries.

Saturday, December 10, 2011