“Tangled Holiday Lights”: Journey of the Heart 2.0 – Day 28

Journey of the Heart - Day 28 Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls
Journey of the Heart – Day 28
Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

Love-as-light streams from our hearts to all hearts!

We are connected by Love; we are One in Love.

Imagine these streams of love-as-light connecting with everyone in time and space.

Imagine receiving these streams of love-as-light as they return to you from everyone in time and space.

This is enough. We are One.

-Play the Guiding Thought here (loops automatically).
Journey of the Heart audio created by Brad Vanlandingham for Susanwithpearls-

 

Sharing

Before I began drawing today, thinking about light streaming from our hearts to all hearts and back, I knew I wanted some sort of web-representation. Then I started drawing and began (unintentionally) with the hexagram in the middle. It made me think of honeycomb; each cell is completely independent of the others yet supports the whole structure, which can be huge. It also made me think of the way bees work together to create the honeycomb.

Perhaps you don’t see it, the initial hexagram in the middle. It kind of got lost in the creative chaos of points and webs.

Though the tangle does a poor job representing any symmetry or balance, while I was drawing this, I thought the (real) connections and interactions of love-as-light probably have a lot more harmony inherent in them. I realized, I needed to add a correct hexagon, so that you could see the order and the connections more clearly.

Hexagram
Hexagram

Then I thought, Plato had a conception of “the Great Ordering One” or “the One Who Orders through Art”. In essence, this meant that all of life embodies symmetry, balance, harmony and order; these qualities are pre-existing, eternal ideas innate in all of life. Just look for a while at the hexagon above. There is such simple beauty to it and so many ways to see it, so many different triangles and connections. Can’t you imagine all of life has these qualities?

Looking at it (or drawing one, or coloring one) is a meditation all on its own. Here’s how to draw a hexagram, so that you can do it yourself, color it, do it again…

Tools necessary: Pen/pencil, straight edge, compass, paper.

  • Set your compass to any width. It can be fun to pick a width from your hand, like the length of your thumb, the distance between a middle knuckle and the tip of that finger, or the length of your pinky.
  • Draw a circle
  • Move the point of the compass from the middle of the circle to any point on the perimeter of the circle. Draw a half circle from that point, intersecting at the middle of the circle and at two points on the perimeter of the circle.
  • Move the compass to one of the two points you just made on the perimeter of the circle and draw another half circle, as in step 3.
  • Repeat step 4 until you have 6 points on the perimeter, and what looks like a flower inside the circle.
  • Connect the points at the perimeter creating the outer hexagon.
  • Connect the points inside the hexagon to create two equilateral triangles.
  • Viola! You are done. Repeat as many times as you like coloring each new hexagon a different way!

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s