I was sitting on my favorite chair outside in my backyard the other day, minding my own business, enjoying the winter sunshine when something happened which caused me to rethink a very boring subject–geometry.
Since it’s almost spring here, and I live in a very mild Mediterranean climate, the flowers were starting to bloom and the sun was shining gently. A slight wind ruffled the willow tree leaves above me and I could hear the faint twittering of the birds.
All was well and I was half asleep when all of a sudden, I was rudely awakened by the sound of a completed download. You know…that sound that a computer makes when it’s done with a download.
Well, that sound woke me up, and my head felt super heavy, as if a packet had just downloaded into my brain and unzipped its information, filling up all the nooks and crannies of my cerebrum.
I can’t vouch for the authenticity of the experience, but I did notice one thing. All day long that day, I walked around with a dazed look on my face (well…more so than usual, at least). I just couldn’t get the thought of fractals out of my head.
I mean, if we could zoom out into the universe, we would be able to go infinitely large, and if we zoomed down into the quarks, we would also be able to go infinitely small. What cracks me up is that it would all look pretty much the same, whether we zoomed in or out.
In the realm of the very large and the very small, where did I fit? We’re all resonances vibrating at specific frequencies anyway. Would I be considered on the larger side of the spectrum, or would I be considered microscopic?
That depends on where I am located in the cosmic grid, now wouldn’t it?
Scaling Law for All Organized Matter
According to a scientific paper written by Haramein and Rauscher (1), since everything vibrates (resonates) with a unique frequency, if we measure the vibrational frequency, we can determine the placement of the frequencies for everything from entire galaxies, down to the quarks that make up quantal bits of matter.
Because the Universe has an organized structure and very geometric form of organization and relationship, it would of course, be apparent.
Let’s look at the structured forms of organizations.
The Thái Cực Đạo, aka taijitu, is, ofcourse, a spinning model of the…the everything. We would expect to see it, from water swirling down the toilet bowls to tornadoes cutting a path across the American Midwest plains.
And now let’s zoom in and look at the relationships amongst these disparate things. Think about all the stars in the galaxies. Don’t they look like brain cells to you?
We can go on and on and on, comparing all the wonders of these forms and functions that are very fractalistic (that’s not a word, but I don’t care. I’m gonna use it anyway), but we need to move onto the Scaling Law.
The frequency, or rate of vibration is represented by the Y scale on the left side of the graph, going from highest at the top to lowest at the bottom. The radius of the object being measured is at the bottom of the graph, from smallest to largest.
The human cell resonates at the frequency of about 10^11 Hz cycles (vibrations) per second. This places us smack dab in the middle, between the largest organized thing in the Universe (which is the U at the bottom of the chart, representing the Universe itself) and the smallest thing we can possibly measure (a Planck constant, represented by the BB…not to be confused with BB creams).
But my question is, what keeps us there, vibrating in the middle? Why don’t I just slip and slide all over the place? How is it that I am able to maintain my perfect middle position on the scale of the very big and the very small?
This question takes me back to something Nassim Haramein said about dark matter. Just because it’s dark and we can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. That dark matter (what we call the dark void of space) makes up 95% of all the energy present in the universe.
Obviously, it’s not NOTHING! That void is the gridwork, or framework that’s holding up the entirety of all matter. Remember, matter is made of atoms that are mostly empty space (something like 99.99999% empty space). It’s the empty space that’s holding everything together.
Let’s pull back the matter and take a look at the empty-space framework.
Framework Vector Equilibrium
I first saw this geometric shape as a kid. As an avid science-fiction fanatic, I watched every single episode of Star Trek that I could, and in one of the episodes, I remembered this shape. Fast forward many decades later, I finally was able to pinpoint exactly which episode of Star Trek this geometric shape came from.
In the Season 2 Star Trek episode “By Any Other Name” (1968), aliens known as Kelvins reduce crew members Shae and Yeoman Thompson to two small gray cuboctahedron which are purported to contain their essences. Rojan, the Kelvin leader, then crushes Thompson’s polyhedron as a warning to Captain Kirk (William Shatner), thus killing her, but restores Shae to human form.
Now, science fiction is just fiction based on possibilities of what is scientifically already known–and by the way, just about everything shown in Star Trek can already be done today.
…except maybe the transporter…but then again, maybe it’s already a reality…I just don’t know for sure…
But that geometric cuboctahedron shape–that shape was already a reality, even in back in ancient Plato’s days. Archimedes (was quoted) as saying that Plato knew of a solid made of 8 triangles and 6 squares. 
Cuboctahedron – In geometry, a cuboctahedron is a polyhedron with 8 triangular faces and 6 square faces. It has 12 identical vertices, with 2 triangles and 2 squares meeting at each, and 24 identical edges, each separating a triangle from a square.
Of course, as with any other supposedly ‘sacred’ geometries, it has a couple of other lofty-sounding names such as dymaxion, or the tongue-twisting heptaparallelohedron.
In my opinion, neither of these sound as easy to grasp as cuboctahedron because this name is basically formed by combining the words cube and octahedron.
That’s just a fancy way of saying that a cuboctahedron is something that is perfectly balanced on all sides…which brings me to its other, more popular name: Vector Equilibrium.
The fractal qualities of this cuboctahedron shows up in its measurements.
“The Vector Equilibrium, as its name describes, is the only geometric form wherein all of the vectors are of equal length. This includes both from its center point out to its circumferential vertices, and the edges (vectors) connecting all of those vertices.” (2)
With all vectors being exactly the same length and angular relationship, from an energetic perspective, the Vector Equilibrium (cuboctahedron) represents the ultimate and perfect condition wherein the movement of energy comes to a state of absolute equilibrium, and therefore absolute stillness and nothingness.
As Buckminster Fuller states, “…this it is the zero-phase from which all other forms emerge.”
I’ve heard this before.
Actually, let me rephrase. I’ve read this before. It took a few minutes of scanning through the Tao Te Ching for me to find it, and here it is.
Returning to Stillness
Attain the ultimate emptiness
Hold on to the truest tranquility
The myriad things are all active
I therefore watch their return
Everything flourishes; each returns to its root
Returning to the root is called tranquility
Tranquility is called returning to one’s nature
Returning to one’s nature is called constancy
Knowing constancy is called clarity
Not knowing constancy, one recklessly causes trouble
Knowing constancy is acceptance
Acceptance is impartiality
Impartiality is sovereign
Sovereign is heaven
Heaven is Tao
Tao is eternal
The self is no more, without danger (3)
The first sentence talks about the ‘ultimate emptiness‘. This can mean emptying oneself from all the cacophony of noise and angst, but to me, even if we empty our minds of all that noise, we would still not be able to attain the ‘ULTIMATE emptiness’ because our minds continue to wander, taking in everything around us, as that is how we are able to exist in this realm.
Since that sort of emptiness is just a simple mental calming of the mind, it is not, in my very humble opinion, what Lao Tzu is talking about when he says ‘ultimate emptiness’, which I’m not sure we can even attain.
For us mere mortals, too much stillness is not a good thing. In fact, if we were to go into a very quiet place, we would go insane.
The quietest place on earth, an anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota, is so quiet that the longest anybody has been able to bear it is 45 minutes. Not only do people hear their heartbeat, they have trouble orienting themselves and even standing.
As Steven Orfield stated: “How you orient yourself is through sounds you hear when you walk. In the anechoic chamber, you don’t have any cues…Inside the room it’s silent. So silent that the background noise measured is actually negative decibels, -9.4 dBA. In the anechoic chamber, you become the sound.” (6)
Since the void of space is absolutely silent, this would be the ultimate anechoic chamber. Except it wouldn’t be a chamber. It would be the entire universe.
I can’t think of anything more ultimately empty and silent than the void of space, which we’ve scientifically concluded, holds 95% of all the energy in the universe.
And yet, in this absolutely silent space, Lao Tzu is advising us to keep a look-out for ‘the myriad things‘ that ‘are all active‘ because it looks like we need to watch for their return.
He actually comes right out and says without hesitation that the entities (whatever or whoever they are) still ‘flourishes’ and ‘everything’ is going to return ‘to their roots.’
What I think Lao Tzu means is to center ourselves so that we can view the world’s cyclical activities with an impartial eye.
This is not the calm before the storm. This is the calm at the center of the eye of the storm. As long as we can move in sync with the storm, we will be safe (without danger).
In any case, storms, cyclones, hurricanes, tornadoes–these are all natural phenomenon. There is really no reason to fight this law of order. You wouldn’t be able to fight it anyway. That’s like saying you want to go up against the impending typhoon, or an Earth pole reversal.
Good luck with that.
If we accept that this is how the universe works, we don’t rail hopelessly and rage against what naturally happens. We find a different path forward, calmly and rationally.
In effect, we should become impartial in our judgement. After all, storms and cyclic happenings are impartial in their actions. It’s not as if they are attacking us on a personal level. They’re just doing their thing in adherence to the laws of the universe. To return this impartial action with our human emotions is a waste of our energy.
And yes. I know this is a rambling post that doesn’t quite have a cohesive thought process. Sometimes, I just let my brain blather and chatter, and we get what we get. I usually try to reign it in, but sometimes, it takes the upper hand, and the result is a post like this.
I am practicing impartiality and allowing this tumultuous anarchic post to remain as is. Take what you can from it and leave the rest.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day/night and I’ll talk to you again in the next post.
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This gets to the heart of something I’ve been exploring and experimenting with for many years. I really appreciate posts like this with some geometry involved, because I think it does have a lot do with subtle energies as you have mentioned, and how we can coexist with them. I think we tend to experience this more through our ears than our eyes, as strange as that may sound. By that I also mean, in brief, that we become centered through our hearing more so than our vision. But maybe that has to do a lot with what is being heard, or the absence of what could be. I am curious, those chambers, I have heard of them, what might they be blocking out that prevents ones ears from receiving subtle vibrations we might not ordinarily think about. For me, when I am listening to vast space in the distance, whether its urban or rural, or whatever, it feels comforting to me not just because of what’s around but being able to feel there is a greater space out there. Maybe it’s just me, or maybe it’s not, I wonder if it has something to do with this centeredness, and varied scales aside we are not aware of or accustomed to think of.
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