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Is the universe coded?

Isaac Newton constantly sought to understand the ultimate and divine mechanism of the universe. He believed that the universe isn’t just a random creation, that there’s pattern in its every being. He once said: “When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.” Of course, there have been several other scientists over the years who believed otherwise. However, they can’t deny the universe does exhibit observable configurations or patterns, no matter the reason or meaning.

Perhaps, it’s because there was once a universal soul (prime source/energy) that multiplied into several souls before it manifested physically as matter. Greek alchemists called this source Anima Mundi. It’s only theory. But what if that could make a case for uniform, or at least consistent, patterns across the universe? Here’s Soulveda exploring some of the most common patterns noticed in the nature around us and in our galaxy:

The Golden Ratio

Did you know our idea of a proportionate and beautiful human face corresponds to a certain number? 1.618 or phi, to be exact. Often, when we look at a celebrity’s face and think s/he is beautiful, we probably gauge the ‘proportionate’ness of his/her facial features. In fact, a study has proven that we indeed perceive beauty this way. The closer the features are to the golden ratio, the more ‘beautiful’ they seem.

Even the various parts of human body correspond to this divine ratio. Our appendages (head, arms, limbs), and even our sense organs are five in number. And the number five is also the basis for phi. Apparently, computing 5 ^ .5 * .5 + .5 gives a result of 1.6180339 or phi.

“Did you know our idea of a proportionate and beautiful human face corresponds to a certain number? 1.618 or phi, to be exact.”

Fibonacci sequence

Tree branches aren’t as random as you’d think. A tree trunk grows and produces a branch with two growth points. Out of these, one point sprouts two new branches, while the other remains inactive. Every new stem replicates this Fibonacci sequence of 1, 2, 3, 5, 8…

Even bees have an ancestry code which follows the Fibonacci sequence. The book Interdisciplinarity for the Twenty-First Century explains the beauty of this math. Apparently, an unfertilised egg hatches into a male bee, while a fertilised egg hatches into a female bee. That means every male bee has one parent, two grandparents, three great-grandparents, five great-great-grandparents and so on!


Have you ever used iron files and a magnet to observe the magnetic field? It forms an energy dynamic with several spirals protruding from the centre of the magnet. The pattern is called torus.

The yogic system believes the human body is not only flesh, blood and bones, but also energies. It maintains that there are seven energy junctions, called chakra, along the spine. While we may not be able to see the chakra, energy healers often say these energy wheels flow in a torus pattern, with the energies flowing spirally through the junction.

Of course, given the abstract nature of the very concept, we may not be very convinced of the existence–let alone the pattern–of chakra. But while we’re yet to find a way to see chakra, we’ve managed to see various galaxies. Several spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, exhibit the torus pattern. In fact, a study conducted by The American Astronomical Society has proven this.

Clearly, the cosmos isn’t as random as we might think. Perhaps, these seemingly orchestrated patterns keep driving us to dig deeper each time. From astrology to astronomy, there isn’t a technique we haven’t tried to understand the way the universe works. Maybe, someday, we’ll find the hidden message–that ultimate truth–in one of these patterns we’ve discovered.

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