What is the Fibonacci Sequence (The Golden Ratio)
Even a simple spiral has history, math and science hidden within it! Have you ever heard of the Fibonacci sequence? Even if you have never heard of it, you have seen it! It is everywhere! It is you! It is me! It is the galaxy! The Fibonacci sequence is an aspect of Sacred Geometry, a geometric symbol that resonates across nature and through various spiritual traditions around the world. defined as a spiral, or a series of spirals. You can find examples of the Fibonacci sequence throughout nature in many plants, within our own body structures and DNA, as well as in the universe! Mathematically, when you continue a pattern by adding the previous number to the current one, the outcome is the infinite Fibonacci sequence. (ex: 1+2 =3; 3+2 =5; 5+8 =13; 8+13 =21; 13+21 =34, and so on) This sequence is infinite in the sense that it goes on forever as it develops.
History of the Fibonacci Sequence
In the dark ages, Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Fibonacci, discovered the sacred geometry pattern in which we now know as the Fibonacci sequence. As a young boy, he accompanied his father on his travels through North Africa. It was during this time when he learned Arabic mathematics. He returned to his homeland, Italy, and spread his new knowledge of this form of math. Europeans growth in mathematics had become stagnant, and they later adopted the ways of Arabic math. While he was writing his book "Liber Abaci", he made a discovery of this reoccurring, infinite pattern. This discovery has since then been found throughout nature, humanity, science, math, and even spiritual practices.
Think about a big, beautiful sunflower. Think of how the middle, or inside, of the flower, repeats this crazy cool pattern of the seeds. That is the mysterious Fibonacci at work! From the number of petals that are on a flower, the way a pineapple or pine cone spirals, or the way a branch splits out into 3, it is all the same pattern! In relation to our own bodies as examples, think about the pattern of our DNA strands and how they spiral. The math and science behind our DNA is in the pattern of the Fibonacci sequence. Even as a human develop, we grow through 8 stages. The first two years of life are referred to as early infancy, and next is the toddler stage from two to four. Early childhood is from 4-7, and middle childhood is 7-11. Here, you can see the pattern connect. Throughout history, the Fibonacci sequence has been applied to art in many forms. In famous art pieces, "The Last Supper" and "The Mona Lisa", Leonardo Da Vinci used the Fibonacci sequence to create these masterpieces! Music composers such as Mozart and Bartok have used this same sequence in some of their works! Even in today's age of music, Maynard James Keenan from the band TOOL was inspired by the Fibonacci series and used it to create the rhythm and lyrics of their song "Lateralus".
Spirituality of the Fibonacci Sequence
This sequence is so astounding and important because it acts as a map for spiritual growth. We start in the beginning, where we begin to understand that our actions have reactions. To gain the knowledge of where we disconnected and how to move on helps us to spiral out. We must challenge ourselves in situations to grow. Let the Fibonacci spiral into your life realize it's shape and structure in your life.