The L0veVibe Global Meditation of Sunday December 20, 2009 focuses on the symbol of the Torus. We invite you to integrate this idea into your regular meditation practice, or even to devote your session to it. Contemplate it, feel it, paint it, sing it, experience it and -most of all- Love it. Please remember the purpose is connection, so if you do not resonate with a symbol presented here, then feel free to choose your own.
In Sacred Geometry, when we fit six circles on the circumference of a central circle (all seven circles of the same size) we obtain the Seed of Life.
When the Seed of Life is rotated around its center (sometimes called a "ratcheted" seed of life) we obtain an image suggesting a 3-dimensional Tube Torus. The torus is thus one of the basic shapes in Sacred Geometry and is also a fundamental geometry in mathematics and physics.
Imagine an ant sitting anywhere on the surface of a torus. The ant can walk around on a circular path and come back to its starting point. What is special is that the ant has two different circular paths to do this: a small circle which goes through the central hole of the donut, around the back and back to the front. The other, longer circular path does not go through the central hole of the donut but stays on the front or back side and goes around the outer circumference of the torus.
Because there is a small and a large circle to go around, the torus is the square of the circle.
The ant can also follow a spiral path that can be thought of as a combination of the small and the large circular paths mentioned above. The resulting road traveled by the ant will be a coil or spiral.
When the torus is covered with spirals, the see-through view results in the vision of an inward-drawing spiral and an outward-drawing spiral, suggesting a Merkaba.
The shape of the airflow around a helicopter rotor is called vortex ring and follows the surface of a torus. A slower example is found in smoke rings that are turning themselves inside-out. An oceanic example is the bubble rings, sometimes made by Dolphins and Whales. The magnetic field made by a circular current or a bar magnet is in the shape of a torus.
These phenomena turn themselves inside-out and aftwerwards are still similar to their original state. This can also be said of a sweater. But for a torus, even during the turning the shape remains self-similar. This is what puts the torus shape apart and links it to the ever-turning process of Life in a self-similar Universe.
The word "torus" comes from the Latin word for "cushion".