A circle has no openings
To let synchronicity in
How circular are you being?
Life runs in patterns
So do humans
However, all too often we end up in a closed circuit
Running on a track
We think is headed somewhere
But end up
At the beginning
Magical lives aren’t circular
Becoming ever larger
Becoming unlimited in potential
Spirals are powerful
Twisters can level cities
Tall trees grow from tiny seedlings
Harnessing the energy
The Fibonacci sequence fascinates science and artists alike
With the unique equations
Of the spiral
But really it comes down to this
The power of the spiral
Is that it contains space.
For fresh energy to enter
Build on the level below
Is the power
Of the spiral
And the lack of it
Is the weakness of the circle
When we juxtapose this image onto ourselves
That we have to allow plenty of space
For other people (not just our usual circle) to join in
For other ideas (not just our own)
For other points of view
For entire chunks of unrelated matter to be taken into consideration
Again and again
And new insights gleaned
Or else we become shut down creatures of habit and small tight circles
Incapable of growth
Closed circuits can only harness a certain amount of power and generate on a known scale
The Universe is unlimited
As are we
And once you harness the power of a spiral
Within your being …
A shattering occurs and you’ll never be the same again
Because you have become a spiral
(Just make sure it moves in the right direction and doesn’t become a locked circle again either)
#Space provides an entry point for power – magic needs the spiral. Evolution needs a spiral. The circle breeds entropy.
I had this realisation on the week-end watching some beautiful people dancing.
It’s become my leaping point for the week. Realisations are like that.
Sorry, I’m writing this at the beginning of the week but have just realised it won’t be posted until Thursday, when I could be in a whole other level! Have a good week regardless. X
7 thoughts on “The space between”
We humans love walking those familiar tracks, don’t we? : ) … but then, Circles become Sacred Space when they are closed. It’s only when we refuse to open them at the end of the ritual that they become stagnant.
Circles do become sacred space when closed…I like that Widds and hadn’t thought if it.
A well written piece of prose that paints a poetic picture of our nature. That we are likely to go around in circles, hedonically adapting to our surroundings, becoming comfortable on the throne of our comfort zone, so that nothing ever inspires us to grow, to evolve, and to change into better versions of ourselves.
I enjoyed reading it, for the imagery was evocative. Not only was I thoroughly entertained, I was also inspired, to aspire, to be a spiral spiraling not out of control but towards my destiny, to go against stagnation, to change, to grow, to evolve.
My gratitude goes out to you for writing this awesome post. I feel lucky to have read it, my day wasn’t bad before it, but it’s definitely better after reading it.
What a lovely long comment – thank-you for taking the time and care to write such a thoughtful reply.
You’re welcome Kate…it’s always a pleasure to take my time composing comments to posts that inspire.
I particularly liked, space to allow other people in. Wonderfully expressive, as usual, Kate.
As we get older it sometimes quite young – we form our cliches and groups and don’t really look outside them and it’s a pity because we learn from and are inspired by other people – it’s what helps us grow and heal and reflect and become better humans – atrophy sets in as the circle closes – and what was safe and known becomes a box – so it’s good to leave plenty of space for the new and the other to become part of us and our groups are better for it too.