The healing power of the Circle
The healing power of the Circle
The circle is the most harmonious of the graphical alphabet's elements. Many people say: Whenever in doubt, draw a circle out of it. Why the circle? Because this shape doesn't have any corners, there is nothing to get stuck on and fall over in it. The circle harmonises, brings tranquillity, induces bliss, and elevates you to a higher level of being.
Symbolism of the Circle element
Round = complete
There are numerous interpretations of the circle. One of them, perhaps the most common in everyday language, is complete, full, and whole. For example, full moon, year-round, complete fool, and so on. None of these expressions implies completeness in terms of physical volume. A full moon does not imply a fatty one. Similarly, a complete fool or year-round is not as round as a ball. The word "round" in these and similar phrases denotes a completed cycle or the object's integrity.
Incomplete processes consume a lot of energy. This is why successful people make it a point to complete all of their tasks as soon as possible. So, if you're used to leaving things halfway through and have a lot of unfinished business, mark it out - draw circles around it. This will help you find the motivation, strength, and chance to finish what you've begun.
Thus, the terms "circle" and "round" have the connotation of being holistic, harmonious, having completed a circuit and attained completeness.
Round = divine
Back in the distant past, when people were unaware of their surroundings, terrified of thunderstorms, and believed them to be divine punishment, the Sun and Moon were already guiding threads in their lives. One is for the day and the other is for the night. In the morning, they were met by the sun, and at night, they were met by the moon. The ancient people were at ease if the luminaries were in place at the appointed time. They went hunting, made their homes, and communicated in some way. It was interpreted as divine punishment if the luminary did not appear at the appointed time.
Ancient people believed that by observing the sun and moon in the sky each day, they could see the celestial eye watching over them. They sent their praises to the luminaries. This turned into a lot of different rituals over time. Both luminaries evolved into a symbol of divinity and a higher mandate later. People in Japan, for example, worship the sun goddess Amaterasu. This is one of the reasons for the country's moniker, the Land of the Rising Sun. A halo is drawn as a circle above the heads of saints in Christian icons to represent the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Circle = power, source of strength and life
On cold nights, when people didn't know how to make and keep fires, they had to stay close to each other to stay warm. Sure, it took a lot of effort. When the sun's rays began to warm the earth, people greeted the morning with greater joy. The warmth infused them with renewed strength and vitality for the day's activities. Gradually, the circle came to be viewed as a source of strength, a source of life and existence. The circle has evolved into a symbol of safety.
People began to notice that they were surrounded by many round objects as they became more adaptable in nature and life. The stones were round and served as a source of strength, for example, when hunting. The tummy of the expecting mother and the breasts of the nursing mother were both round-shaped. Motherhood came to be associated with a divine state, a gift from the gods. It is not without reason that those who have had difficulty conceiving have visited temples and prayed to the gods for the divine favour of childbirth. In many cultures, the pregnant woman was lavished with attention and care from her entire family. She was not allowed to do heavy work. Instead, she had to do small manual jobs, like embroidering, sewing, and knitting. Intrauterine development was thought to benefit from this attitude.
Circle = value
As human civilization has progressed, people have accrued a wide range of values, both spiritual and material. People began to trade the things they made. Money began to flow in gradually. Have you ever wondered why coins are shaped the way they are? Perhaps the ancients had no idea how to stamp square money?
Coins are round because they represent the essence of all value. Money can buy anything: health care, various items, and favours from others, such as a good gift. All those sorts of things. Different denominations of coins began to reflect the amount of wealth amassed.
Well, then, money was still a symbol of spiritual values. For instance, tsars and emperors were minted on the highest-ranking coins. Why? Because they were people's representatives, vicars of the gods.
Home, cosiness, warmth, and comfort were all represented by the circle. Household hearths and ovens used to be round. It's like having a ray of sunshine in the house.
The circle, a symbol of spiritual values, has found its way into numerous practices. For instance, certain styles of gymnastics are based on circular movements following their philosophy of calmness of spirit, and harmony. Did you know that traditional martial arts are all based on a common philosophy? Besides, martial arts training began when people learned about the deep spiritual values of the universe and people.
When and how to use the circle in Neurographica®
Neurographica® circles are used in all situations where restrictions and risks must be removed and harmony and wholeness in the topic must be achieved. This could be to begin a relationship with a loved one, to foster trust within a team, or to eliminate obstacles and risks associated with a new venture. All those sorts of things. There is even a method known as "Risk and Limitation Relief."
Drawing circles in complicated themes helps you get into a calm state of mind and body. A person can even get very close to God or the Absolute by drawing circles with a lot of thought and planning. Creating mandalas (magic circles) out of coloured sand takes Buddhist monks hours, days, and even weeks for a reason. Drawing circles on purpose is akin to meditating.