It’s often been said that Mother Nature is a hell of a good designer, and fractals can be thought of as the design principles she follows when putting things together. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/14-amazing-fractals-found-in-nature
Why am I looking at fractals (again!)? Well, they reflect the sacred geometry that underpins our world, and I’ve been working with crystals grids. (Again.) And crystals themselves are actually fractals:
Fractals: a curve or geometrical figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. They are useful in modelling structures (such as snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth and galaxy formation. [Google search]
Do you know that old joke ‘how do you make God laugh?’ To which the reply is ‘you tell him your plans.’ Well, I’m discovering that crystals have the same sense of humour.
I’ve just been in a photographic studio for a week laying out crystal grids. Time after time as we aligned one crystal, another would roll out of line. Now, whenever I’ve written about grids, I’ve stressed the importance of the crystals being carefully aligned. This reflects the underlying sacred geometry and the energetic net that is being created. But, even before I went into the studio, while I was sorting the grids out at home and photographing them for reference, the crystals were not cooperating and some seemed to be being deliberately contrary. Even grids that we photographed in the studio that had seemed perfectly aligned on the camera exhibited a crystal shifting its position ever so slightly off-line when viewed later.
Spot the mavericks? Top right Carnelian is aligned, top left and bottom Carnelians not so. This is a ‘new projects’ grid that had been laid for something that has proved to be far from straightforward in its execution, and which is still evolving. The grid was a challenge to lay out at the shoot as it didn’t fit the printed template. (The templates had all been printed on uniform backgrounds especially for the shoot.) It was certainly teaching me flexibility and bringing out my innate ability to think on my feet and be innovative. In the book, there will be a different grid to what I had envisaged. Can you hear the crystal gods laughing?
So, what was going on? When I sat down and asked the crystal oversouls, the answer I received was that, just as with certain fractals in nature there may be a small part that doesn’t quite replicate the rest and so allows for evolution, so the grids needed to have slight imperfections in the energetic net to allow change to take place and possibilities to open up. Apparently, if the grids were always precise and static, the outcome would always be the same. But opening that ‘slightly flawed space’ reflects the potential for what I always ask of a grid …this or something better.’ The ‘something better’ would be an outcome that, at the time, we couldn’t imagine and so couldn’t ask of the grid because we weren’t in the space to do so. But crystals, being the highly intelligent beings that they are, could foresee the best possible future and create the space for it to actualise.
So, when I got home the book was amended to include a paragraph on allowing the crystals to do their own thing if they don’t settle exactly where they ‘should’ on a grid.
Grids, as with fractals, bring structure out of chaos. I found this introduction on fractal patterns from https://www.wired.com/2010/09/fractal-patterns-in-nature/ and its stunning picture of a broccoli head, as it’s all over the internet I can’t credit the original photographer but it made me look at broccoli in a whole new light:
‘From sea shells and spiral galaxies to the structure of human lungs, the patterns of chaos are all around us. Fractals are patterns formed from chaotic equations and contain self-similar patterns of complexity increasing with magnification. If you divide a fractal pattern into parts you get a nearly identical reduced-size copy of the whole. The mathematical beauty of fractals is that infinite complexity is formed with relatively simple equations. By iterating or repeating fractal-generating equations many times, random outputs create beautiful patterns that are unique, yet recognizable.’
So, here’s my equivalent of a broccoli head for you to enjoy, misalignments and all. May it bring peace, joy and balance into your life – and unexpected serendipities too.
If you want to know more about crystal grids, you’ll find basic details in many of my books including Earth Blessings. A more detailed book is in the pipeline. Watch this space!
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