Sacred Geometry Symbols 101 and Breathwork Meditation for Beginners

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Merkaba or mer-ka-ba, one of the sacred geometry symbols, teaches us that in order to become our highest selves, we must activate our mind, body, and spirit. It is the true path to enlightenment, in our spiritual practice on our journey to spiritual awakening and reaching kundalini.

Composed of two pyramids with one inverted atop the other, the sacred geometry pattern, along with each breath in a series of seventeen allows us to gain a deeper connection with the universe while attuning our chakras and engaging in spiritual practice. 

Originating from one of the platonic solids, composed of five sets of shapes, the Merkaba pulls the body into another dimension by correlating breathwork, meditation, and energy in a triad that manifests love, universal oneness, and higher consciousness.

What is sacred geometry?

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Sacred Geometry is the earth’s symbolism that highlights the numerical connection to everything living including people, crystals, nature, science, and energy. 

Ancient religions around the world understood the importance of numbers and shapes that define consciousness as we know it. First seen in the Fibonacci spiral, sacred geometry symbols and patterns are all around us.

Originating from the powerful symbol of Metatron’s Cube the geometric patterns consisting of the five platonic solids, as well as the sacred geometry flower, birth a series of symbols whose significance gives rise to a higher purpose. They all weave in and out of one another to create a series of shapes that complement human creation and the energetic realms of the particles within. 

The geometric figures encompass every living thing in life and spirituality, dating back to Leonardo da Vinci when he first painted the Mona Lisa. To understand the sacred geometry meaning you must go back to spiritual symbols, used during the ancient times that represent religions originating around 130 b.c.

Merkaba meditations beautifully intertwine the light, body, and spirit to carry the soul to new heights as you ascend above the physical plane to enter a state of bliss and healing. 

The process aligns the sacred geometry shape with the energy or life force of the universe to connect us to our higher powers.

Other powerful shapes in the realm of sacred geometry include:

  • Vesica Piscis: Made of two circles overlapping with an oval in between, it is representative of the divine feminine nature that we all possess and can be found in the seed of life. The vesica piscis is also known as a sign of the third eye, the fish, and birth.
  • Sri Yantra: This shape is constructed using nine triangles that interlock with a central point. The Sri Yantra by definition is a tool for advancing your spirituality and known to many as the great energy source, as it is often featured in Hindu religions.
  • Tree of Life: Created by the roots that grow from the earth and coincide with layered branches that provide strength and knowledge. It is considered the bedrock of all that is life and emphasizes our interconnectedness to the world. Some cultures consider it the tree of miracles.
  • Flower of Life: This shape is evolved out of the seed of life and is shown by nineteen overlapping circles. The powerful symbol was an inspiration to spiritual painter Leonardo DaVinci in Vitruvian Man.
  • Egg of Life: The Egg of Life is derived from the Flower of Life and consists of seven circles that are circular in nature with a dominant circle in middle. The symbol is considered a mark of fertility as if closely follows the pattern of embryonic creation.

Over time these sacred geometry symbols have been identified by scientists, and religious or spiritual leaders to show that earth and life could not co-exist without them.

What are the five platonic solids?

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The five platonic solids are shapes that lay the groundwork for the universal template that exists in life, consisting of geometrical shapes made from sacred geometry symbols, with exact sequences and measurements that create the patterns present in all of earth’s creations.

Each platonic solid has its own symbol that can be used to create a geometric pattern like those replicated inside of a crystal grid, Metatron cube, or a mandala.

Tetrahedron: This symbol consists of four triangular sides of equal dimension and forms the basis of the star shape, known as the Star of David, and Merkaba. the Tetrahedron is representative of forces of change, enacting the fire element as it activates the solar plexus chakra.

Hexahedron: This symbol is made out of six sides with equal measurements and forms the basis of the cube. The hexahedron represents the earth, patience, and stability as it stimulates the root chakra.

Octahedron: Carved out of eight sides with equal triangular measurements, this symbol represents the element of air. The octahedron brings diplomacy and grace which give life to the throat chakra.

Dodecahedron: Made out of twelve equal sides that originally formed a pentagon, this shape is the representation of all universes. The dodecahedron emanates with spiritual subtleties and energy that highlight the third eye chakra

Icosahedron: Formulated out of twenty triangular sides of equal measurement, this shape represents the element of water. This symbol harnesses universal wisdom and cohesion as it lays the groundwork to resonate with the sacral chakra.

How to Activate the Merkaba 

In my own practice, I like to find a sacred space, free of distractions and the daily nuances of work, life, and anything else that may interfere with my meditation. I start by clearing my space with sage or incense, adjusting for natural sunlight or ambient lighting, and sitting in a natural yoga position.

As I begin I like to close my eyes, feel the vibration of the room and envision my meditation color, which is purple akin to the amethyst. Once my breath is calm and my senses signal that I’m ready, I initiate the breathwork.

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Merkaba meditation and breathwork sequence

First Breath: This breath is done by inhalation with palms facing upward and the first finger lightly touching the thumb on each hand. Air will pull from the navel through the diaphragm as peace stills inside your body. As the upper tetrahedron is filled with energy, you will experience white light as the root chakra opens and fills with red light. Exhalation of negative energy should be done through the nose over a series of seven counts over the same amount of seconds.

Second Breath: The second inhalation is done with palms facing upward and the second finger lightly touching the thumb on each hand. As the upper tetrahedron is filled with orange light you will experience the same as the sacral chakra opens and fills with orange. Exhalation through the nose will prepare you for the third breath.

Third Breath: This breath is done by inhalation with palms facing upward and the third finger lightly touching the thumb on each hand. As the upper tetrahedron is filled with yellow light, you will experience the solar plexus opening and filling with pure yellow. Exhalation of negative energy should be done through the nose.

Fourth Breath: The fourth breath is done as palms face upward and the fourth finger lightly touches the thumb on each hand. As the upper tetrahedron is filled with green light, you will experience the heart chakra opening and filling with a mystical green. Exhalation through the nose will prepare you for the fifth breath.

Fifth Breath: This breath is done by inhalation with palms facing upward and the first finger lightly touching the thumb on each hand. As the upper tetrahedron is filled with blue light, you will experience the throat chakra opening and filling with a calming blue. Exhalation of negative energy should be done through the nose.

Sixth Breath: This breath is done by inhalation with palms facing upward and the second finger lightly touching the thumb on each hand. As the upper tetrahedron is filled with indigo, you will experience the brow chakra opening and filling with light. Exhalation through the nose will prepare your body for the seventh breath.

Seventh Breath: This breath is done by inhalation with palms facing upward and the third finger lightly touching the thumb on each hand. As the upper tetrahedron is filled with violet light, you will experience the head chakra opening and filling with light. Exhalation of negative energy should be done through the nose.

Eighth Breath: The eighth breath welcomes you into the pranic series with inhalation while the palms face upward as the first and second fingers lightly touch the thumb on each hand. As you envision a tube of light flowing from the top of the crown to the bottom of the spine, you will experience a sphere of light that meets at the naval. Exhalation of negative energy should be done through the nose.

Ninth Breath: This breath is done by inhalation and placing the second finger on the navel. As the sphere of pranic energy grows and gets brighter, you will experience a feeling of love. Exhalation of negative energy should be done through the nose.

Tenth Breath: As the tenth breath is done by inhalation, you will begin to visualize a spheric force. As the golden color flows naturally from your fingertips, your body will be bathed in the light. Exhalation of negative energy should be done at a quick pace through the nose. 

Eleventh Breath: This breath is done by inhalation with palms facing upward and completely relaxing your mind and body. As the pranic energy flows through the body your heart will be open as you feel continuous love. Exhalation should be done through the nose.

Twelfth Breath: This breath is done by inhalation with the body relaxing. As the pranic light moves its energy north and south, then meets at the navel, the sphere becomes larger and the energy stabilizes. Exhalation should be done through the nose.

Thirteenth Breath: The thirteenth breath allows you to expel the remaining negative energy as you inhale. As you experience the energy moving past the sphere of light, you will begin to feel an energy shift. Exhalation should be done through the nose as you prepare for the fourteenth breath.

Fourteenth Breath: This breath is done by inhalation with palms resting atop one another. As you raise them into a namaste position, concentrate on guiding the sphere of light to the heart chakra or anata. Exhalation should be done from the navel up through the nose.

Fifteenth Breath: The first of the final three breaths are done by inhalation as your heart continues to feel love. As the three tetrahedrons superimpose and spin you will experience light energy as they rotate counterclockwise and opposite one another. Exhalation should be done via a slight opening of the lips as Merkaba activates.

Sixteenth Breath: This sixteenth breath is done via inhalation as the arms remain folded. As the tetrahedrons spin mercilessly, you will experience light rotation and feel the energy at the back of the spinal area. Exhalation should be done through the nose as you let the air exit forcefully.

The Final Breath: The final breath is done by inhalation with the hands in the mudra position. As the Merkaba rotates at nine-tenths the speed of light. Exhalation should be done akin to yogic breaths as the Merkaba stabilizes itself. You will bathe in the glow of higher consciousness for some time as your awareness expands.

Activate your light

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The Merkaba is an ultimate expansion of life force energy and spiritual ascension to a higher plane. Activation of the light body gives us a glimpse into the powers our minds possess as they connect with the true source of the universal plane.

A purely spiritual meditation, the energetic field transcends science and activates intuition, understanding, and life connection throughout all chakras.

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