How do we recognize beauty? What is the value of beauty in a world of seeming chaos? Can beauty help us to become more aligned in the multidimensional realities?
Beauty is felt and known through the ability of energetic reflection to be sensed through multiple scales. How does this work? It works through reflective geometries.
Just as in the Sacred Geometries, there are symmetries and harmonies in beauty that allow reflection. The ultimate reflective geometries are fractal, allowing reflection through multiple scales, potentially infinite. These symmetries not only create a flow of energy and attention, but they can also ease or amplify power.
Geometries that are reflective are the geometries of similarity. When points, lines, angles and surfaces are similar, i.e. share common qualities and denominators, then light and energy is easily reflected and perceived. This reflecting of energy through geometric similarity has power to convey information, i.e. knowledge. It can be amplified, nuanced, detailed, unified and harmonized through fractalization. This ability of geometries to convey light into greater coherent information is perceived as Beauty.
A simple example: the symmetry of a balanced dual can allow an easy energetic flow of back and forth oscillation, like in the infinity symbol or 8. More complex symmetries often will have multiple dual axes, such as two axes in a cross or square, or 3 axes in a hexagon, etc. These crossings of symmetrical axes flowing through the center bring harmonizing of the flows, allowing attention and intent to flow in many directions easily.
You are at the center of all these flows, creating the plus-one that becomes all the odd numbers. This center of Self is essential for the balancing effects of beauty. You at center aligns along the primary axis of vertical: i.e. north/south or up/down. It is also the felt center of in/out or expansion/contraction. It is along this primary axis of the Self that reception and perception of beauty occurs.
There is a deepening and expansion of attention (i.e. light) when there is ease of reflection in many directions. We recognize this intuitively through our direct perception. Our experience of this is a feeling of expanding relaxation that we identify as beauty. This ability of reflection is a quality of the beautiful.
These geometries are not separate from the Self. Beauty is not separate from Self. This reflection of light is recognized and perceived as beautiful because it is reflecting geometries that are also inherent in the Self.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This is supremely true, and simultaneously beauty is a force of adjustment on the beholder. The inner geometry of the Self is a complex, intimate and potentially convoluted configuration, full of both simple and mystifying angles. If this can be seen in reflected manifestation, then a sense of respect is gained. (See blog post article on Respect = Re-Specked.) A complex reflection that is full of strange angles and contortions may find resonant reflection in one’s convoluted self, allowing a reflective symmetry of inner and outer that will be sensed as beautiful. As an example, the perception of heavy metal music may reflect the inner landscape of some people upon whom this outer set of frequencies feels reflective to the inner, creating a sense of respect and relaxation for that individual, no matter how disharmonic that expression may be for many.
If simultaneously this reflection carries a sense of harmonic placement in a larger and greater whole, then the reflection of the manifested beauty can resonate one’s sense of self in the greater reality. We can suddenly see our place in a grander schema. New knowledge can be gained from seeing these perspectives.
Beauty is essential for the success of the evolutionary enterprise. The pursuit of Truth without the caveat of Beauty can become lacking in basic moral decency. It is the context of Beauty that helps keep Truth aligned with the Good.
Beauty’s crucial role in the pursuit of Truth is because of its fundamental dynamic in the relationship of Self with Other. Both Beauty and Truth are only understood through direct experience, not through dogmatic declaration. Direct experience requires receptive flow of impressions of Other into the Self, and the subsequent inception and conception that results. If done sensitively with an eye toward beauty, then the Good will be encouraged in all directions.
I hear and see a code in the word Beauty:
Be You t Y
“Be You” is obvious. The geometry of the t or + is the cross of the vertical with the horizontal, i.e. your embodiment in your own personal verticality in the horizontal reality of the outer world. The geometry of the Y is a vertical that receives the oscillating flow of duality into the aligning of Self as Source. Thus the code reads –
in the crucible
of the Self as Source,
receiving the dance of aligning in the world.
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