I remember the first time I looked through a kaleidoscope as a child and saw the swirling patterns of colors and shapes and being in just absolutely AWE at how they could morph into these intricate and beautiful designs. I HAD to know how this little tube toy worked and was further amazed that it all had to do with angles and mirrors.
Once again…mathematics had blown my freaking mind, and while it would go onto be my worst subject in my entire school career, it was always the one that I had the most respect for, because it always held it's own, ever-changing as it's own language, in fact acting as the language of creation if I dare to say in how it plays a vital part in the formation of the Universe.
If we look closely at nature, we can see the Fibonacci spiral all around us from a head of cabbage to a nautilus shell to a far-off galaxy in the night sky. This silent language screams for attention through its beautiful formations all around us that are so very hard to deny. And these patterns go not only outward expansively into the vastness of the Universe, but also inward to the smallest quarks, and perhaps my favorite demonstration of this amazing fact is through a visual representation of the Mandelbrot set.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the Mandelbrot set, it's perhaps the most famous example of a fractal in mathematics. While the set itself is not technically a fractal, the boundary of the Mandelbrot IS, which explained a bit more simply is that perhaps visually speaking, the ever-unfolding, infinite pattern created by the set, the awesome, psychedelic morphing visuals created by the Mandelbrot set equation is what we would technically call a fractal.
Now, what does this have to do with us humans and humanity in general? Well, the Mandelbrot set is representative of fractal mathematics across dimensional topography, and we humans are in and of ourselves individual dimensions across topography (or time and space to put it another way).
The dictionary definition of the word “fractal” is as follows”
noun: a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical characteristics as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures(such as eroded coastlines or snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence, and galaxy formation.
If we consider that this same scaling applies to human consciousness, then each of us is an individual dimension of reality; infinite and of the Source, yet forever re-creating itself in every passing moment and with every passing thought. As the great Spiritual Masters have always said, thoughts create reality and I most downheartedly have to agree.
If we look deeper beyond the fabric of physical reality, we begin to see that all of creation is based on mathematics. Which can always be translated into sound and light. Light is mathematics that informs whereas sound is mathematics that transforms. Humans are beings attuned to react and respond to both. Sound and light can have both positive and negative health effects on us and this is yet another demonstration of the polarity and duality of this reality; which ironically is trying to show us through differences and competition how systems in nature actually work in cooperative and that we are all truly One. And to me, there's nothing more demonstrative of humanity than that.
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
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