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Numerology of 5, the Icosahedron and Take 5 Breath Work to Combat Stress.

In April I was researching box breathing or 4/4 breathing to bring about a sense of equilibrium. 4 connects us to the energy of stability and balance, in sacred geometry it connects us to the shape of the cube and in turn our base chakra.

Now in May I have been pondering how we can connect to the number 5 in a similar way. In numerology the number 5 represents stepping out of our comfort zone. Whereas 4 represents the safety and security of the home, with the number 5 we are moving away from what is safe and into new territory. With the number 5 comes adventure, curiosity, creative sparks and endeavours leading to change and transformation. It is a dynamic and fluid energy that gets things moving.

This energy has been intensified greatly during this month of May 2021 in which we had a 555 energy portal (on the 5th May as 2021 is a 5 year, hence 5-5-5) what this meant for us as a collective is that there was a huge amount of this transformative energy within the Collective Consciousness. Many of us have experienced change on a large scale, new and unexpected opportunities coming in; things that have been ideas for sometime becoming grounded into our realities at an alarming rate. Endings and closures, cord cuttings, moving on, letting go – this energy has been intense over the last few weeks.

This energy can lead to a sense of chaos and excitement, its a lively and highly intense energy that can be very ungrounded. Unchecked this can lead to a sense of anxiety and hyperawareness. New situations often bring with it the fear of the unknown and this can also lead to heightened stress.

One way to temper this skittish and unpredictable energy and to alleviate the stress that can occur at these times is to focus in on Sacral Chakra healing and incorporating Sacred Geometry as well as breath work in your spiritual practise.

Sacred Geometry – The Icosahedron is the 5th Platonic Solid and it is associated with the element of Water and the Sacral Chakra. Working with and meditating on this shape, either by wearing or holding crystal Icosahedrons and tracing the shape of them with your fingers or by drawing them can help to sooth the chaotic characteristic of Water and in turn help to calm the sense of chaos within us.

Sacral Chakra – The Sacral Chakra is the centre of creativity and primal, sexual energy. This energy can be both intense and healing. Allowing ourselves to connect to this energy brings about a sense of vitality and excitement. This is very similar to the energy of 5 in numerology but an imbalance can lead to blocks – the heightened energy can create the fight or flight, or the shutdown response in us as our emotions become too much to process in the moment. Cooling and calming the sacral chakra, connecting to the energy of water and focusing in on balancing this can help us to remove blockages, or to soothe the chaotic element within our emotions and allow us to settle into the flow, to be present and to feel a little calmer and in control. One way to do this is to focus in on our sacral chakra space while doing some 5 centred breath work.

Breath Work – this is so simple and effective that anyone can do it and it is a great thing to teach kids to do to alleviate fear of the unknown, for example if starting a new school or club. It’s called Take 5 Breathing and you simply trace around your fingers and thumbs, breathing in on the way up, and out on the way down. Trying to go slower on the down movements to ensure your exhalation is longer than the inhalation. This then helps in a number of ways:

  • We bring our attention to the present moment.
  • We do breath work that naturally combats the fight/flight or shutdown response.
  • We become aware of physical sensations as we move our finger over our hand and this helps bring a sense of comfort and brings our focus into the physical as opposed to mental or emotional.
  • Doing this along with visualising Water moving in a gentle flow can help to mitigate the sense of chaos within our emotions.

If you wish to learn how to draw the Icosahedron using Metatron’s Cube as a frame then look out for my next video coming soon which will be a tutorial on how to do this.