Here are some simple and fun ways to manifest your desires, inspire your creativity, and work your magic with sacred geometry.
Everything – from the movement of the cosmos to the dance of a falling leaf to the inner workings of an atom – possesses a harmonious and measurable structure.
So it’s not hard to see why so many ancient cultures attributed magical and spiritual symbolism to geometric patterns. Pyramids, spirals, mandalas, crosses and stars comprise just a small sampling of the sacred shapes employed by spiritual systems across the globe.
So, sacred geometry: cool concept, right? But, um…what do you, well, do with it? Here are 6 ideas.
1. Restructure Patterns with the Flower of Life
The flower of life (pictured) is a geometric pattern of intersecting circles that may continue infinitely in all directions. It can be visualized within anything (physical, energetic, or situational) in order to create a stronger, healthier, more coherent, and more harmonious structure. Also, because it’s infinitely expansive, it can be employed to expand projects or multiply wealth. Simply visualize the pattern filling anything you choose.
2. Eat a Cinnamon Roll
Whirlpools, tornados, galaxies, seashells, and sunflowers: what do they all have in common? They – like so many other beautiful and powerful natural entities – possess a spiraling shape. (The sunflower’s seeds appear in a spiraling pattern at their center.) It’s no wonder that the spiral has been seen as one of the most powerful sacred geometrical shapes, and associated with such spiritual big guys as the Goddess, the cosmos, and the sun.
And there’s an easy (and delicious!) way to internalize the intense magical power of spiraling sacred geometry: eat a cinnamon roll. Even better, send magical energy into a batch of them while they bake, then serve. Magical intentions with which to infuse them might include prosperity, luck, success, activation, blessing, or personal power.
3. Color a Mandala
Setting an intention and then coloring a mandala is powerful magic. In addition to the “coloring book stress relief” that is all the rage, coloring a mandala draws upon the power of sacred geometry to create energetic shifts in consciousness and can restructure your whole momentum. Particularly when paired with a highly positive intention, such as “I am powerful,” “I am healed,” or “New avenues of possibility are everywhere for me now.”
4. Do the Merkaba Meditation
The Merkaba Meditation is a detailed sacred geometry visualization involving a number of shapes and number patterns. In addition to providing a deep spiritual and energetic purification, over time it powerfully shifts your vibration so that all your magic and manifestation work becomes noticeably swifter, easier, and more effective.
Christopher Penczak‘s excellent book Ascension Magic features a thorough and helpful guide to this rather intricate practice.
5. Create a Crystal Grid
Crystals themselves are sacred geometry: both their microscopic crystalline structure and their more obvious physical shape. But you can also arrange them into a sacred geometrical pattern (usually a circular one, known as a mandala) for any conceivable magical intention. There are entire books and blog posts about how to do it, but you can also just set your intention, grab your crystal collection, and then use your intuition to create a geometric work of art. Optional embellishments to the process would include setting the ambiance with candles, incense, and music, or using other natural items along with your crystals to create your mandala such as flowers, acorns, or pinecones.
Work a little sacred geometry into your magical and spiritual practice, and see what unfolds.
Did you try one of these techniques? What did you think? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments.
steve jaubert says
I would truly like to find something in the way of discussion about guidance related to sacred geometry as in relation to morals, values, ethics, justice, and so forth. I’ve yet to find anything but anyone knows of some links I’d appreciate them – especially discussing what I’ve mentioned in relation to a higher god or being, or even in regards to anything to hang your hat on faith. It’s very intriguing but all l I seem to find is that sacred geometry implies a solo journey of whatever with an admittedly difficult concept to find some truths about existence. I’ve seen many of the videos and images and the mathematical concepts even seeing some amazing things demonstrated but I remain in search of some connection with as I’ve mentioned guidance or even insight as to how as mortals we can use it to improve our lives. Without that it seems to come down to doing your own thing which could be loving or killing your neighbor. What would stop one from making it all a selfish pursuit of understanding for self-benefit – or to use it to promote some gimmick means to an end to enrich or promote self and/or a product? I’m welcome to anyone who has some counter thought on this but I’ve also had a problem finding sites with commentary!
Tess Whitehurst says
Steve, geometrical shapes are scientific/natural constructs that can act as powerful symbols to support your personal intentions and goals depending on how you intuitively feel guided. I think our personal morals and values, though, are intrinsic to us and not dependent on shapes or any other symbols. For example, you can use fire to warm or to destroy: this doesn’t make fire inherently positive or negative, it just demonstrates that it can be employed in different ways depending on who is employing it. To look to fire for morals and values, though, would not make sense. Does this answer your question?
I see your point about the intrinsic nature of decisions about morals and values. I would still like to see more “god” or “God” in the pursuit of this if such can be found. I do not know if its possible and something that will come but curious especially with the reference to “sacred” implying deity involvement. I do know sacred has many meanings but I think it’s the deity conveyed mostly that people grasp. In any event I find sacred geometry worthy of continuing to study. Thank you for your response!
Tess Whitehurst says
Steve, I see what you mean about sacred implying divinity. It’s the same as a sacred space or a sacred fire: you dedicate it to its sacredness through your intention. You open up to seeing the divine order and harmony within it, and so you activate its inherent divinity. You might say the spiritual path is awakening to the divinity within everything.
Raymond J. Vander Borgh says
Sacred Geometry? I also believe I have a book from Tess about flowers.
C'est Moi says
Can you use a crocheted doily to make a crystal grid? I found a gorgeous one this am but it’s pricey and I don’t use any to decorate, I find them a bit “old folk home” vibe. However, I’m drawn to that one and I have crystals. I was trying to decide if it qualifies as sacred geometry? It’s a flower petals or leaves pattern from a circle center. Like a star flower. Can I add my crystals at each point or does it need to be one of the classic sacred geometry? (merkaba, flower of life, nautilus etc..)
Also, how do crystal grids work? I usually lay crystals on me or wear them as pendants or hold them with intention. How would a grid affect me, since I won’t be in the center? Thanks.
Tess Whitehurst says
Certainly! That sounds like a great idea. And crystal grids work because you’re creating an energy pattern with intention and vibration. You can set the intention for this energy to emanate outward and affect your mind, body, spirit, home, and/or life conditions.
Alexandria D. says
I’ve been searching through site after site looking for ways to apply the Flower of Life into my everyday life and I found you!
Thank you for providing ways to use the FOL. Your tips are truly helpful! ^_^
Tess Whitehurst says
Yay, Alexandria! Yes, I think there is a lack of applied sacred geometry info out there – glad you found this post! Thanks for reading.
Thanks for helping
Jackie Oliver says
I would love to make my own crystal grid. They are so fascinating, and I love the benefits from them. Your tip of adding candles would make it even better!
Tess Whitehurst says
Cool, Jackie! Thanks for reading – hope you enjoy creating your crystal grid.