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.

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 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?