In these trying times, it’s important for us all to take a little time out to rejuvenate. Just spending some time with nature is always a refreshing and centring experience, and the good thing is you don’t need to travel far to do it!
Have you ever stopped to look at a flower? A simple flower. I mean REALLY look at it? To notice the way each petal replicates the others; how they spread evenly so their tips form a near perfect circle; how, if you drew a line through the centre, each side is in perfect balance with the other. Have you ever looked at the centre of a sunflower and seen the intricate pattern of seeds it holds?
These incredible geometric shapes and patterns, although completely created by nature, are often so precise you could swear they were measured out with a ruler! But this miracle of natural design work is not limited to flowers alone – balance, symmetry, proportion, ratios and precision of shape can be seen everywhere in nature – from bees wax to the human body.
Circles, squares, triangles and hexagons – our ancient cultures came to realise that these naturally occurring geometric shapes and complex patterns could be translated into mathematical formulas and symbols and then applied for creative purposes by humans, too!
And in time, this remarkable underlying geometry of nature became known as Sacred Geometry.