Symbolism of the triangle

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symbolism of the triangle

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So, you've probably noticed from my logo (and if you follow me on instagram you might have seen the tattoo on my left wrist) that I love me some triangle!  Pretty much every week someone asks me what the triangle symbolises, so thought I'd take the hint from The Universe and do a blog post about why this humble shape means so much to me.

So there are loads of things that the triangle symbolises such as: the concept of feet on the earth heart in heaven, ancient wisdom, mystic-ness, an energetic gateway, the holy trinity, spirit, the number three (my fave, and yesterday I turned 33 woo hoo!), the sacred feminine and masculine energies.

For me, it's all about resilience.

You see, no matter how much pressure you put on any of its sides, it is impossible to break. Truth! Its foundations are S.T.R.O.N.G. It sources everything  it needs from within.

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Prior to my life falling apart in 2011, my foundations were already shaky. It was like I was a triangle pretending to be a square, only I was missing a side. I looked at relationships, my career and other external things to prop me up.

Eternally reaching for things to make me feel needed-loved-purposeful-safe-supported-approved-seen-valued-important-happy-whole. To fill the gaping space that was wide open.

I'm a square

 The moment someone or life put pressure on me, it took a lot of energy not to come tumbling down. I became an expert of holding things together, but I was in a constant state of fear knowing that at any point that side I was leaning on could leave at any time. It was exhausting and there was not a lot of room left for joy.

Then as the universal shift blew its winds on my life, my three sides fell straight to the ground. Every time I'd do my best to prop myself back up a new gust would come and knock me back down. I then realised:

1. I am not a square (well, dur…)

2. If I am ever going to be unshakable I need to source what I need from deep within me.

before and after

Today, I live the life of a triangle who has no interest in being a square. Sure gusts of wind come blowing in and ruffle my hair and maybe even chafe my skin, but they are not able to blow me over anymore. For my foundations are strong, and I source everything I need from deep within.

call off the search party I was inside me all along

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Do you see the triangles everywhere? What do they mean to you?

  • Jess

    I had wondered! I adore the symbolism and currently feel a lot like your 3-sided square, so this is a nice little lesson for me 🙂

  • Nice one @disqus_QBbTZ5ADqg:disqus, that’s when the good stuff can happen. Can’t wait to see you as a triangle x

  • Megan

    Rebecca, thank you for directing me to this from your Instagram. Very interesting parallelism between my life and what you share in your post. I just starting seeing triangles during meditation pretty regularly. So when I noticed your tattoo I had to ask. Really telling. My life was pretty rocky last year. Only after I’ve been refocusing my energy have these triangles appeared during meditation. I’m also 33! Thanks for sharing this!
    Megan

  • Wow! A lot of sychronicities there @disqus_a6Tl2s3PDw:disqus! Love it. As Ram Das says… “we are all walking each other home” x

  • I love that the universe guides me when needed – I was literally searching for clarification yesterday on triangles and I ended up being distracted from my readings. This morning as I was browsing your blog I was lead to this post. Thank you! <3 What I loved learning is that triangles can mean different things to so many people and they truly are unique.
    I am in love with your blog and voice – thank you for sharing what you do!

  • Joanna

    Yes!! I have always loved triangles since, like, forever!!! I am going through my own powerful transformation right now, and slowly the fear is dissolving and I am surrendering to consciousness. Thank you for being so brave and sharing your soul journey-it’s so inspirational. I hope to inspire others too someday soon:) Peace & love, Jo xxx

  • Stacy

    Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for sharing, I did wonder what it meant ever since I saw Wayne Dyer wearing his triangle necklace. I love your posts and enjoy every email you send. Thanks for your inspiration, love and light to you.
    My only comment is the animated images on the right side are distracting when I’m trying to read the post.. Although they are cool just kind of irritating. 🙂 XO
    Stacy

  • Stasia

    I think that is beautiful, what a wonderful message 🙂

  • Ayries Fernee Slagveer

    Thank you! This is soo helpful to understand the symbols I get in medtation.

  • Neil Williams

    Last few yrs bin magical tell u that creator done his rounds

  • Triqee

    Everytime i meditate or sometimes wen i don’t i see triangles wen i look at someting that glows light, im 16 years old and i just know im a indigo i saw around 4 double rainbows in one month i once realised everything and now i don’t see rainbows im inside of my mission now visions coming trough my head everytime i go to bed, thanks for sharing this<3 what's the point of living if you ain't living a dream^^ now you can fix them stay save<3

  • Julie Smith

    Thank you.
    I just had a triangle moment and this explains it very very well.. Ommm x

  • DAVID W HARTING 111

    Good Deal that explains why I keep seeing A triangle everywhere I go I thought it was just me

  • Kindness Isz Love

    Squares are the foundations that pyramids are built, but triangles push them up to the heavens…… I don’t know if you all will get it… But I hope it makes sense to you! I am another ľ>

  • Michael

    I see triangles’ too. A couple of years ago. I was painting my bedroom. On one wall. I was inspired to paint a small rectangle then a space. Then a larger rectangle on top. Then another space. Then a triangle on the top. I’ve always drown those shapes. I think it might symbolize my life. It’s also the symbol of AA. Recovery, unity and service. I didn’t know of AA. When I painted my room. Maybe the future me. Was sending a message to myself. In the past? I also wonder about time and space…

  • Candace Day

    When pronunce the word triangle it sound tri- angle meaning tonme to trap.and repell that infueds there used so much for protection