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No. 12, spirals and lines ~

12) Harmony is attained through the Sacred Spiral. Linear thinking cannot achieve balance.

I thought at one time that I understood this principle clearly, though I am not so certain now, that I do. The Sacred Spiral has come to mean so many things to me, not all of them having to do with our journey through this life. The DNA comes to mind, first of all when one thinks of the Sacred Spiral, also the Fibonacci Spiral which expands in “squares” of the number, so prevalent in nature. The spiral is how our planets move through space, and our galaxies. So the principle may have more to do with how the Creator put us all in motion than how we will get to a place of harmony, except that, moving at all in this universe is sort of by spiral, when you think of the planet’s movement as you cross the street. Be careful, the very thought can make a person dizzy.

When contemplating the Circle of 5ths in music, the means whereby harmony is part of the entire composition, it is not difficult to grasp that the spiral is needed to create harmony, but then, that would mean that we would need to understand ourselves more completely as musical instruments being constantly tuned, than even as humans. I wonder, though, if that, indeed, is what we are; Instruments with free will, able to play whatever music we choose, and only really sounding “good” when we sing the song we were designed to sing. I don’t know, but that would mean that we would need to treat ourselves much differently from birth to death, would it not? The body is a musical instrument, and we need to keep it clean and practice the music often. Hm.

Yet, when one thinks of linear thinkers, one is put in mind of soldiers or mathematicians, who must think in terms of events and causation. Superb quality to have, linear thought, in context. Then why would it not lead to harmony? Mm, perhaps this addresses, then, the flexibility of musical improv as opposed to the regimentation of an entire flank of soldiers. That would make a bit more sense. One can be fully improvisational in music and remain in harmony, “key” with the piece one is playing, yet, if one attempted that kind of improvisation with most mathematical equations, I cannot perceive of anything other than gobbledegook.

OK, I can see that, we must remain flexible and able to move lightly and with grace if we are to remain in harmony with the whole. One soldier, given the music and a pretty girl, can dance rather well, if given the right circumstance, but it is not easy for an entire regiment to dance to the music, eh? (but, even in math, there is room for harmony, look at that spiral, knowing that what fibonacci used to explain it was indeed mathematical in nature.) This will take some more thought. Please add yours if you wish!

DNA, God’s signature?

Yes, I do believe that the sacred spiral within each of our cells is God’s signature. I am in awe that the one who created us so completely cared about each and every cell in our bodies and that it is his signature that keeps us reproducing in the manner he chose. In fact, it is when that signature has been messed with, either by our own carelessness, or environment or disease, that things go wrong within the human body.

I must admit to being whacked enough to feel that if they ever did a DNA test on me, I would want the schematic framed and on the wall as art. Yeah, I know, woman’s crazy. And I am also crazy enough to feel that any other creature that carries the DNA signature, or plant for that matter, is somehow “related” to me. It’s a Native America perspective that so fit with what I already felt that it became my own perspective as well. In fact, it was in learning the NA perspective that I learned that the Spiral that occurs in nature has been sacred to them for generations. There is so much about the NA perspective that I find utterly sensible, if we went back in time and were forced to live without things like computers (heaven forfend!) or even rudimentary things like radios, I would probably choose to live in that lifestyle, simply because there is among the more peaceful tribes a sense of balance and beauty that I have found nowhere else.

One of the things I find heartbreaking and painful is the insistence that these folks were the savages and Europeans were the civilized. MM-HM, the NA’s minded their own business, it was the Europeans who were taking property and space that wasn’t theirs to take. It’s done now, and I am grateful that the NA’s have forgiven us as fully as most of them have. They would not share their spiritual knowledge with us, if they had not made at least a general peace with our presence here. I have been given the honor of smoking a prayer pipe with a pipe-carrier of the Lakota people, more than once. The “tobacco” was a type of willow bark. The experience was like no other. One is extremely aware of the presence of Spirit.

I apologize for the digression, back to DNA; I brought up the subject to make the point that, though I respect the desire to find answers to some of the hardest questions in medicine, I most heartily wish that the researchers had more of a sense of the sacredness of the work they are doing. If I knew that they had that awareness, I would probably not worry so much about the outcome of cloning animals when we are only beginning to understand the map of the genome.

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