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Geometry is the archetype of the beauty of the world. ~ Johannes Kepler

The Fibonacci Sequence is a basic building block in nature. It forms a geometry such as that of a nautilus shell or a Romanesco broccoli and results in the Fibonacci Spiral. The sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55….. Each number is added to the preceding number to get the next number in the sequence.

The Fibonacci Spiral is related to the Golden Ratio of sacred geometry (Phi = 1.618…). However, there is one significant difference that alters everything: The Golden Ratio is infinite. In other words, it has no beginning and no end. It is perfection, The Source, God. The Fibonacci Spiral, on the other hand, is Nature’s way of replicating the infinite Golden Ratio in our finite world where everything – everything – has a beginning and an end. In this case, the beginning is 1, 1. One egg and one sperm, for example.

We see this repeating pattern again and again in the natural world. Just a few examples are the nautilus shell, Romanesco broccoli, a pine cone, a hurricane, a sunflower, the reproduction of rabbits, spiral galaxies, the proportions of the human body, and music….

In music one immediate way we see the ratio on the piano is that an octave has 5 black keys and 8 white keys and together they equal 13. Here is a piano piece that shows how the sequence sounds. It’s beautiful! 

These two similar appearing geometries have only one significant difference and that difference changes everything. Together they are a reminder of the connection between the infinite and finite in our lives. The Fibonacci Sequence allows us to physically see and experience a pattern of perfection that is beyond the physical world. What a Grand Design!