Think about it when we are in circle with others the energy stays contained with the group giving back to all.
Circle of trees creates the sacred groove, circle of people is very powerful. Circle is a shape found throughout the natural world and symbolizes perfection. As we join others to form a circle we recreate this perfection. In a circle there is no hierarchy everyone is equal. Be the tribal ritualistic circles or the mythical round table of King Arthur, the circle has been the shape adopted by gatherings throughout history.
The circle is acknowledged as the archetype of wholeness and integration, with the centre of the circle universally understood to symbolize the spirit the source. In the Natyashastra we call it “Brahmasthana” in a circle each person is at equidistance from this source, that is a great equalizer.
Consider this small child sitting on her mother’s lap while the mother reads her a story. The picture opens to a width that effectively places the child at the centre of a closed circle created by the mother’s body, arms and the book…that circle, is so private so intimate, its a place apart from the demands and stress of daily life a sanctuary in and from which the child can explore the many worlds the picture book offers. Despite technological advances it still takes one child, one book, and one reader to create this unique space to work this magic.
A circle is only a geometric shape, defined by its centre. There is chicken and egg about it, the centre comes first the circumference follows. The earth by definition has a centre and once we know that we can go wherever we please, knowing fully well that the centre will hold us down, and stop us from flying out of the orbit. But when our sense of centre shifts, the balance goes.
When we reach out to hold hands in a circle, we connect. This physical connect unites through thought and action, mind and body, and spirt and form in a circle. This is because the circle has neither a beginning nor an end; the agreement to connect in a circle allows energy to circulate from one person to the next. Rather than being dissipated into the environment the circle contains the energy.
In a circle there is an assurance to each participant that there is a support system. One is not alone. The power of the group increases exponentially. It is like a ripple. There is commitment on the face, and clasp hands focus on one intention. Their circle emanates the energy that has the potential to change the world.