What is the similarity between a sunflower and your hand?
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34....
The fibonacci sequence. The following number is found by adding up the two numbers before it.
The growth spirals in sunflowers (and pine cones, or tree branches, or sea shells, and so much of nature) follow the fibonnaci ratio. The relationships between the bone lengths of human fingers, hand, and arm also follow the fibonnaci series.
Why Does It Matter?
"Energy and geometry are tightly interwoven in the evolution and up-building of life."
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We are surrounded by a natural world of unseeable beauty. The sacred energy of life emanates from ALL animate aspects of the natural environment (humans included). Mother Nature's treasures are diverse and can be so subtle and delicate, that we humans can miss it in our self involved everyday lives.
Trees, plants, flowers, fruits, and even animals and birds vibrantly infuse and awaken our lives with powerful life energy.
All life and our living Universe are connected at a level so deep that it is in ingrained in every living atom, molecule, cell, organ, our psychic structure, and even the astronomical forms of the Universe.
The research of Anne Griswold Tyng, Fuller, and Dan Winter support the energetic and geometric interactions in layer after layer of energy, material, biology, and consciousness.
"...the real roles, relationships, and power of geometry and numbers in this inter-connectedness of life"
So What Does This Have To Do With Your Space?
5 Helpful Things To Know About The Plants In Your Space
1. Bring Plants Indoors - Nature is our ally. When we are in a room filled with natural plants our jumbled thoughts settle down. Much like the way our thoughts calm down when we go out for a walk in nature.
Most of us with hectic lives sometimes think of plants as yet another challenge especially when our time is already stretched too thin.
- Have numerous health benefits (studies have shown lowered stress and lowered blood pressure)
- Improve concentration and increase productivity
- Improve air quality removing dangerous VOCs (NASA's Research and 15 plants for improving air-quality)
They also carry the crucial life giving force. Having them in a space assists in enhancing the positive life giving energy flow. Most spaces are not designed on nature's architecture (principles of Sthapatya Veda). In such structures energy stagnates causing blocks (which we experience as setbacks, delays, health issues, or hurdles in our living experience). Indoor plants help get the stagnant energy moving.
"Numerous studies have proven that indoor plants are worth their weight in gold"
Author. Space Matters
Author. Space Matters
2. Place them together in groups/displays - If plants share same needs, put them together in a huge planter. Such clustering mimics nature.
While solitary plants are fine, grouping them makes the display distinctive. We, then notice the details observing the diversity of their leaves, colors, and growth.
Grouping also strengthens the positive cosmic force in the part of the space the plants are placed, correcting some of the energetic flow.
Be mindful to keep the plant displays low on the North and East parts of a space. Use heavier and bigger plants on the South and West sides of a room.
3. Leave that Bonsai Outside - When I first visited a Bonsai Garden a few years ago, I was fascinated by their beauty, the stunning likeness to true full size trees. I just assumed they were miniature trees.
I only recently learned that a Bonsai tree is no different than any other tree. If left on their own, they would grow into full sized trees. Those majestic Oaks being forced to stunt their growth so drastically!
Bonsai trees are planted in miniature pots. Their branches are continually pruned. Their roots are stunted. The result? Bonsai trees never grow to their fullest potential
Whatever is in our space gets reflected in our lives. Which in this case translates to stunting our own potential. I also understand now why some experts recommend leaving them outside.
While displaying and maintaining Bonsai is meticulous work, there is a sense of tragedy at play here, Joshua Becker phrases this so eloquently in his article
"And while I completely understand and appreciate the art displayed in the meticulous work of maintaining a Bonsai tree, there is still a piece of me that senses a curious tragedy in this scenario. This tree designed for a great and powerful future has been stunted in its growth.
Yet, this tragedy pales in comparison to the similar tragedy that plays out in so many of our lives on a daily basis. We were designed to accomplish great things. Our lives are unique and perfectly prepared to become something special. We are called to make a significant difference in this world and in the lives of those around us. But far too often, our life’s full potential is stunted."
Here is another article sharing the experience of a family facing financial growth stagnation and the bonsai plant
4. Use strong woody plants in the SW of a room. Strong woody plants have a grounding effect. They bring in a sense of calm and much needed balance. Placing them in the SW of a room enhances the earth element that is naturally dominant in this part a space.
5. Noticed Evergreens or Creepers grow very quickly outside in your yard? Or plants indoors where no matter what plant you place seems to whither away? - Check for geopathic stress (more info here)
If you notice evergreens, willows, holly or creepers growing very fast anywhere on your property, this is a definite indicator of a strong geopathic stress line underneath.
Just like certain insects (ants, spiders etc), there are certain trees that love geopathic stress lines. Evergreens, willow, and holly trees absorb the energy of these lines and as a result will grow very fast.
Most other plants placed on a geopathic stress line will tend to whither and die quickly. If you have a zone or space in your home (or around in your yard) where plants usually whither away, this is again an indicator, and it's time to get checking.
Alright, there you have it. Yes, Bonsai in your space (home/office) can stunt your growth and 5 very useful things to know about plants. Now here is our question. Have you avoided bringing plants indoors? What has been your reason? Knowing what you know now after reading this article, has that inspired you to bring more plants indoors?