- What is ACIM?
- Finding Your Spiritual Path
Four green leaves signifying life, in perfect balance. They extend beyond the outer circle illustrating that even the meaning and complete circumstances of our life extend beyond our comprehension. The leaves point to infinity.
Four groups of three signifying Mind, Body and Spirit, the triune nature of God; Spirit, Soul and Body as well as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and the 12 Apostles.
Four groups, which represents Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.
Four hearts, signify love. They are bordered by black, which illustrates the void of thought that opens the door for the awareness of God’s presence, from darkness to light through love
The outer circle is continuous, connecting all things. It symbolizes our Oneness and that presence being behind all things.
The inner circle represents God being present in all things, as each shape is woven around it.
The Cross is behind all images and represents Christianity. The base of the cross is in front of the circle to denote that there are many paths to God and Christianity is just one of them.
The woven imagery in the middle which flows perfectly through itself illustrates the perfect matrix weave that is God and the Universe and it is woven in such a way as to create impossible shapes symbolizing that the workings of Spirit is beautiful and connect us to one another and within ourselves.
Color are used to symbolize ideas and feelings in various cultures and in modern psychology, not always the same. They are used to represent the following characteristics in this design.
Green - Intuition, the higher wisdom faculties, life, balance and growth. It is the combination of yellow and blue which represent optimism and insight and a generosity of Spirit not available from the other colors. Green is the dominant color in this symbol because it represents life and growth.
Red – Red symbolizes love, as in red hearts. Edom is red in Hebrew and is the color of Blood which flows through living things. Pronounced aw-dom. Many references to the name Adam in the Bible and in Islam use the same word or derivation of it implying that symbolically, the story of Adam relates to all of us. The transmission of life within our bodies. The heart shape symbolizes both love and the thing that gives life to living things.
Blue - The color of the sky, heavenly aspect of our being, often used to symbolize closeness to God, faith, peace and truth. It connects all things. It is a calming color and is often used today to symbolize loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. Here, it surrounds all things.
Yellow - The realm of intellect, happiness, creativity, insight and enlightenment, the life giving energy of the sun but it also represents cowardice and deceit. Placed in the center core of this symbol, it’s dual meanings represent our freedom to chose what we stand for.
Black – The absence of all color, a void representing the absence of worldly thoughts which enables communion with the unseen. It defines light and gives light meaning. The darkness holds all that has yet to come to light and represents the mystery of God and leads to green, the color of life. When equated with death, it represents the passing of a worldly view opening the door for a Spiritual view. It is an opportunity for rebirth, renewal and resurrection.