Back to the drawing board….. that’s a phrase that comes to mind whenever I have to start something…again…from scratch… That’s what it feels like these days..like I have to re-create my *life-plan* again. Who knew a global pandemic would upend life and country in such a way?
Surely not I, even with the decades and hours of study and practice of ancient wisdom traditions. Oh well. One breath at a time is a good way to live these days, as long as it’s a long one.
I’ve been taking online courses on geometric art. Some teachers are well versed in Sacred Geometry and they weave the ‘teachings’ of that ancient science as they teach us how to draw patterns.with only a compass and a ruler. It is a fascinating combination of spirituality and science.
Sacred Geometry caught my attention when I was learning feng shui & vaastu shastra. With half the solar system in earth signs at my birth, my connection to all things ‘earthy’ is embedded in my DNA. Geometry is sacred because it enables us to turn time and space into matter. It’s interesting because there is no Sacred biology, or Sacred trigonometry, or Sacred chemistry. Physics is believed to be the bridge between matter and energy, but we don’t call it Sacred. Yet Sacred Geometry has been understood as such for thousands of years, probably more because if it’s sacred it’s origins are likely beyond our understanding.
I stumbled into this current artistic obsession while looking for instructions on how to draw the Sri Yantra
. I found a course on Udemy
and in no time I was hooked! Because of the pandemic many of today’s masters of this art have put their classes on Zoom. The first class I attended in March had 300 students from around the globe all eager to learn the ways of the compass and straight edge. Many are well versed in Sacred Geometry and can articulate the metaphysical symbolism inherent in the basics shapes/forms of the patterns. After the geometric pattern is completed biomorphic motifs are added. In this way masculine & feminine elements are combined to produce a finished pattern with harmony, balance, and satisfaction. It is fascinating process to engage in and it’s become part of my meditation practice. Start with a dot. Draw a line. Draw a circle. Keep going. Om Shanti.