White light is refracted into the seven colours of the visible spectrum. The one, as it were, becomes the many.
Why seven levels? The great wisdom traditions and teachers, especially of the East, tell us that our true nature is beyond form. I am, you are, the consciousness, the being, in which all arises and passes away. This
is your eternal nature, beyond space and time.
But we're also here, on Earth, with a body, manifested in space and time. Resting in true being, we can have compassion and softness with ourselves, with others and with the world.
This is the world of form – of your body, the body of the world and of the cosmos.
Natural scientists and seers, past and present have recognised the importance of the number seven in the world of form. Newton discovered that white light passed through a prism splits into seven visible colours. The periodic table of the elements can be arranged in seven rows according to the properties of the individual elements. Long ago the harmonic scale was divided into seven major notes.
Seven was important in the ancient world. Early astronomers recognised seven planets and spheres of planetary influence. Hindu texts describe seven major chakras. In the past time was divided into periods of seven days, the days of creation, giving us the week. Wisdom traditions describe levels of reality. Sometimes three levels, or seven, or twelve, or more. Shakespeare spoke of the seven ages of man.
So seven represents time and development in the world of form. It stands for the constant birth and death of form. It stands for periods of development in space and time.
Be true and strong, but kind with yourself and others, here in the turning world of space and time. Welcome to Julian's Seven Awareness website.