What does the pyramid represent for the ascending person’s perspective?
Is it only about reaching the top? There is an extended journey this article shares.
The shape of a pyramid offers great metaphors for how we view things. Cultures besides the Egyptians hold associative meanings to the pyramid’s shape, from that of stability, strength and spiritual development, to that of a sort of vortex.
Looking at the pyramid from a mystical or sacred geometry perspective, there is evolutionary guidance. The four triangle surfaces, the square at the base and point at the top have meanings that can be explored, as does “As Within, So Without” and “As Above, So Below”.
Starting with the foundation from the Great Pyramid perspective, we can see a pyramid which is built on solid bedrock, a symbol of firm foundation. This can be viewed in relationship to spiritual development. This will mean different things to different people. I like using this metaphor for taking a look at whether or not my own foundation is solid, and if it allows growth and releases my personal potential.
Many people look at head knowledge for evidence of their foundation, but when one is all head, you could say they are an image of a lollipop, making the idea of a foundation as a small stick nothing like the bedrock foundation of a pyramid. Spiritually, however, our point of view shifts from head knowledge to explore heart and belly wisdom. We then become more well-rounded and shaped, we are no longer going to tip over and fall.
On the spiritual ascension journey intuition is often seen as the foundation. This is said to be located in the belly area where transcendental consciousness touches us. According to traditions this pure consciousness never enters through the head. Funny how these two opposites merge – we are ascending and becoming wiser but we use the internal lower portions of our wisdom in the body to do it.
Transcendental consciousness is also known to filter into us like an umbilical cord that connects a baby and its mother in the womb although this is a spiritual cord. Here, the Japanese Martial Artists offer the wisdom of the hara. This is the core of self about 2 inches behind the belly button. The Hindu give us the pattern of how this consciousness comes up through us to gross speech, meaning by the time we give it words, it’s a long way from the foundation. This means we are translating inner wisdom into words and this does not come easily. The Solar Plexus of the chakra system sees this as the core of inner intelligence. Back to the Japanese, one is not trusted if they speak from the larynx and not the hara / belly area. All of this reveals that our Foundation is our core wisdom, not instinct, not emotions, but core wisdom, the place where transcendental consciousness graces us. There is nothing new there but when adding this to the pyramid view it becomes expansive.
The Four Sides
Each of the four sides of the pyramid are a triangular shape but all face a different direction, each having its own view. Considering the pyramid and self, what you see if looking from any one of the triangle surfaces is only one angle of perspective, so the spiritual sojourner visits all views. You can stretch this to any perspective. One may be looking at Western philosophy, Eastern, Shamanistic and Indian, any religious outlook which offers one side each. This can be applied to looking at life styles and other preferences. Each is a one-sided view. Seeing all directions doesn’t mean we become them. It does mean we are conscious and respectful of the multi-dimensional All reality, however.
I took notice on the word ‘outlook’ when writing this. An inner looking perspective which arises from the foundation is different from an outward perspective. This kindled the question: Is our outward look like our inner perspective? “As Within, So Without?”
Do you see from one side of the triangle on the pyramid facing one direction or are you in tune with your foundation and a multi-directional reality? Does your internal view guide you in seeing life on the outside, balancing and shaping your wholeness, your within and your outer?
The Point or Apex of the Pyramid
The point of the pyramid tells of a view from the top or apex of the Pyramid as being one that is unlimited, one can see in any direction. The view is new, unique and awe-inspiring, but this is not the ascended view, ironically as it may seem. It cannot see the foundation. It lost sight of its core foundation for a type of sky lined version. And, the physical eyes can only see so far.
Looking from Within the Pyramid
Tracing the ancient name for pyramid back to ancient Egypt, also known as Kemet, there can be found an Egyptian / Kemetian glyph called Per-Neter, or Per-Neteru, which translates as “House of Divine Principles”. This took me internal in perspective.
The ‘outlook’ is how one looks at life before turning in. Once inside, one can see the “House of Divine Principles” which is not fed through the head. Even though the symbol of the point or apex is considered an ascended view, when standing on the top and looking in all directions, this does not include the internal. It is still an ‘outlook’. The development of inner eyes changes everything we see with outer eyes. It is Divine to see the All rather than taking sides or only seeing a panoramic view.
“As Above, So Below.”
What is the internal point or apex of “As Above, So below? It is not a point ‘inside’ of you pointing downward. This “As Above, So Below” would depict another pyramid upside down, point to point, with a foundation below and a foundation above, making the two bases of the pyramids most important on the journey of ascension.
An article on “The 8-Rayed Gateway to Meru” speaks intricately of the pinch in which we travel through (point to point) to reach, in this case, the upper foundation. This is not to say one leaves the lower to the upper. It means the flow from above is mixing with that of below. Instead of being a lollipop or one pyramid we become a sort of vortex or wormhole connecting worlds, domains, dimensions, however you see it.
Thus, the point is not getting to the top but to the gateway or the pinch into the expansion and the experience of both above and below residing within and without.
There is great wealth in the foundation and getting through the point or apex when inside a pyramid which evolves the story of spiritual ascension, keeping us honest about how far we’ve come. It is a different story from climbing the outside wall of one side of a pyramid to reach the top. Climbing the inside walls is impossible, making the internal journey quite different than the outer or what we may have previously considered. Climbing the outer walls will not take one through the pinch. It will not open the gateway of above and below, thus limiting one’s ability to see externally with internal eyes. In both instances technique and perspective shifts.
The point seen from inside rather than outside represents infinite potential rising and reveals the doorway to the upper world which helps us see the All within our self. That, for me, is the goal, experiencing both upper and lower, divine and physical united to see from a new perspective.
Sorry that was so long.
Do you ever think like this, using metaphor for unveiling mysteries?
I’d love to hear your perspective and view.