Nature’s Phi-Nest: The meaning of PHI
Since time began, Mother Nature has expressed herself through form, sequences and patterns.
Throughout history, in trying to understand this, brilliant 'scholars' closely observed nature and identified certain numbers, ratios and proportions that reflect the divine intelligence of the universe.
One of the most fundamental and ingenious of these ‘equations’ is what was referred to as ‘Phi’ (pronounced "Fi").
“…The universe stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters, rectangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth.” - Galileo
What is Phi?
'Phi' is a mathematical ratio defined by geometric construction, considered sacred because it can be seen all throughout nature and within the structure of the human body.
Also known as the ‘Golden Ratio’ (1 to 1.618), the ancient Greeks referred to it as ‘dividing a line in the extreme and mean ratio’ and Renaissance artists knew it as the ‘Divine Proportion'. It is also sometimes called the ‘Golden Number’ or ‘Golden Mean’.
Phi is represented naturally throughout the proportions and construct of the human body, animals, plants, DNA and the solar system.
An example of a physical manifestation, which is aligned to 'Phi-like' proportions is the golden spiral of the nautilus shell, which features in many drawings and paintings by artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci.
Brilliant civilisations and individuals, who knew of Phi, throughout history integrated it into art, architecture, music and even in the preparation of combinations of plant food!
Divine proportions for optimal nutrition and health
The Phi Ratio, demonstrates the express relationship between foods that occur in nature and the dynamic structure of the human body.
It was anciently believed that just as the compass could “circumscribe all truth”, the application of the phi ratio to amounts and choices of foods in making sacred meals like, Pulse, could “unlock the mysteries” of all truths within us.
In doing this, we could learn to apply “truest truth” to our lives, elevate our physical and mental health and magnify our relationship to the cosmos.
My path was inspired when I heard a story as an 8 year old boy the one and only time I ever attended Sunday school.
It was a story from the Old Testament about four young men who had refused to eat the meat, wine and dainties of the king’s appointed food allotment for them. Instead, they decided to drink only water and eat a sacred meal known as Pulse, which was made in the exact proportions of 'Phi'.
After only ten days, it was obvious they were healthier and doing better than all of the young people dining upon the king’s menu.
The story went on to declare that at the end of three years on Pulse and water, these four young men were, in fact, tested as being ten times smarter in all learning and problem-solving skills, physically stronger and brighter in their countenance than all of the learned men in the king’s entire realm, which at that time was most of the known world.
An ancient recipe
The recipe for Pulse is actually over 5,000 years old and by its very design, also unlocks thousands years of healing wisdom in its ingredients and proportions - a specific combination and ratio of dried fruits, nuts and seeds handcrafted into a delicious sacred offering to the temple.
It was anciently referred to as “golden measured meals”.
Different cultures gave it different names...
Pythagoras was known as the father of numbers because he laid the foundation for modern mathematics and identified that all of creation can be mathematically mapped out. He also developed the 7 octaves of our modern day musical instruments and helped to usher in the Renaissance that brought about an age where Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and others were inspired by his profound knowledge.
Signs from nature
Pythagoras understood the secret wisdom of the "PHI" and "PI" ratios, which lead him to observe the relationship between plant wholefoods and human anatomy.
He wrote about these specific "signatures" or 'signs-of-nature', also referred to as the “Law of Similarities”. In the latin it was called the “Signum Natura” - which meant, “A thing like unto itself is drawn”.
Through his ties to the ancient mystery schools of knowledge and his understanding of mathematics, Pythagoras learned how to create the sacred meal that enhanced all 7 systems of the body.
Just as there are 7 notes of the octave, accordingly he noticed that there are 7 colours of the rainbow, 7 days of the week and he observed that there are 7 systems of the body that can be harmonically tuned, just like that of a piano or guitar.
Brilliant individuals created the highest levels of experience in sight, smell and sound, but most people don’t know that combining these sacred proportions into meal offerings was the highest work that could be achieved, hence why I continue to share the wisdom of Pulse and have brought it back to the modern world.
The observational brilliance of ancient, long-lived, disease-free cultures can have specific relevance to your life if you'll:
- Begin to look at plants and wholefoods through a different set of eyes - realising that they speak 'sign language' directly to your body and that they should be your only true 'medicines';
- Realise that plants contain every vitamin, mineral, enzyme and identifiable protein that your cells thrive on to sustain your health;
- Begin to include more fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains into to your diet on a daily basis;
- Embrace Pulse as a sacred snack food or 'fasting' meal from time to time to detox, cleanse, heal, energise, strengthen and re-establish lost physical and mental function.
By getting back to embracing this ancient knowledge and wisdom, we can live more aligned to natural principles, which will have corresponding favourable effects on our own health and wellbeing.