Why is the spiral such a compelling shape? Why does it have a positive meaning for every culture? Could it be because we, on this tiny planet live in a spiral galaxy ?
You can find evidence of the spiral in the art of almost all cultures, from ancient primitive rock carvings on all continents to today’s logos and ads. They show up in Celtic art, Native American petroglyphs, Nazca Lines that can only be appreciated from the air in Peru, Arabic architecture, Japanese rock gardens, Hindu spiritual texts, Australian aboriginal paintings and African art.
The spiral is the journey of life
The spiral represents attributes such as: Balance, Progress, Direction, Initiation, Centering, Expanding, Awareness, Connection, Journeying and Development. It is an ancient symbol of the goddess, the womb, continual change, and the evolution of the universe. In ancient Britain, the spiral seems to have been associated with the feminine as the doorway to life
Carl Jung, the famous psychiatrist, said that the spiral is an archetypal symbol that represents cosmic force.
It is thought to represent personal evolution and holistic growth, letting go, surrender, release, Awareness of the ONE within the context of the whole, connectivity and union with deities and cosmic energies, stars and more.
As you move into the spiral you are letting go of undesired aspects of your ego and possessions and worry about others perceptions of you and moving towards your core self . You have insights into your beliefs and behaviours on this inward journey and move into higher conscious awareness.
As you move back out you are growing and connecting to Source Energy of All That IS in a loving, harmonious and collaborative way.
To walk and then stand in the center of a spiral or labyrinth has been a psycho-spiritual exercise for centering the consciousness.
As mentioned, some consider the spiral a symbol of the spiritual journey. It is also considered to represent the evolutionary process of learning and growing.
The path of life resembles a spiral. We seem to pass the same point over and over again but from a different perspective each time.
I find the following concept intriguing If you flatten the spiral and look forward or back at yourself, it is like the onion. We talk about metaphysically peeling off more of the onion each time we pass the same issue in the spiral of our life. It is important that we work on clearing all of our layers of energy as we peel the onion so we don’t come back to the same issue as often and can move into higher energy vibration more quickly.
To learn more about how to use spirals in your metaphysical growth go to Day 14 of my 21 Day Higher Conscious Vibration Energy Shifts Pages.