As a pattern seen frequently in nature, does the Fibonacci sequence reveal anything about how reality is created and how people dealing with reality creation can be more harmonious with the forces and vibrations of the universe?
The Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc.) seems to appear almost everywhere in nature; and phi (the golden ratio or golden section)--the ratio between two consecutive Fibonacci numbers-- is frequently found in art and architecture, particularly that of the Greeks. Did they know something we may be missing? Is there some benefit to gain by creating our reality in a way that is harmonious and in sync with the patterns already operative in nature?
If metaphysics "examines the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, fact and value" (The Free Dictionary), then there would seem to be reason to consider how the Fibonacci sequence could be applied to metaphysical exploration of more effective, harmonious ways to involve ourselves in reality creation. How might we make use of the Fibonacci sequence in reality creation? What could you do personally to use it?
I'll list a bit more of the Fibonacci series so I can give you my answer.
The main thing I have been playing around with for the past year is the application of Fibonacci to habit-creating and habit-breaking.
I noticed that most psychologists seem to be in agreement that it takes 21 days to set up a new habit...21 is a Fibonacci number.
Other people say it takes about a month to set up a new habit...34 is a Fibonacci number.
Abraham say it takes 3 days to escape the grip of an addiction and then it becomes a lot easier to deal with...3 is a Fibonacci number.
I've been working with the assumption that at each Fibonacci number (in days), the setting-up or the tearing-down of a habit becomes easier.
For example, let's say you want to set up the habit of cycling everyday.
...and so on.
Does it work?
Well, to take the cycling example, I now cycle 10 miles a day without even thinking about it. I started several months ago from cycling rarely and then started applying this method.
Possibly, it's all autosuggestion...but who knows? ;)
answered 19 Oct '09, 19:17
OK I am not a maths wizard but I am an artist as well as a gardener and nature lover. Planting looks more balanced and natural set in groups of odd numbers and The Golden Triangle is one of the first rules you learn in art as related to proportion. The function of two aids physical balance - all forms have some quantity of pairs of legs and eyes and ears for example.
I think the Greeks understood the benefit of balance visually - at least they are always credited with that. As for the Fibonacci sequence in our reality creation I think we use it instinctively anyway, as we are so used to seeing these ratios. Or should I be speaking for myself??
answered 19 Oct '09, 13:13
Ok, this is all new ground to me. But after doing some quick studying I would say that everything is connection to the one source which is God and that we all are connected to him. Ribonacci could see patterns no one else could see. Lets say he was able to see to the core of things and how they were made up which means how everything and everyone is inner combine and connect to the one source who created it which was God. I would say we need to take better care of mother earth since we are so inner connect with it and need its natural resources like water, air, soil, and trees, plants and fruit trees for without this we would surely die. This was just merely my thoughts. The following is information that may be helpful to you:
In practicality Fibonacci’s numbers are used in the run time analysis of Euclid’s algorithm determining he greatest common divisor of two integers. It was also used by Yuri Matiyasevich to solve Hilbert’s tenth problem. The numbers are also used in a formula about diagonals Pascal’s triangle. He said that every positive integer can be written uniquely in a way as the sum of one or more distinct Fibonacci numbers and inn that way the sum does not include any two consecutive numbers, which is called Zeckendorf’s theorem. A sum of Fibonacci numbers that satisfies these ideas is a Zeckendorf representation. They are also used for tuning of musical interments in art to determine the size of formal elements
The numbers are also commonly found in nature. They have been found in the patterns of leaves, grass and flowers, and branching in bushes and trees. Fibonacci numbers can also be found in the arrangement of tines on a pine cone, in raspberry seeds and other natural areas. Commonly Fibonacci numbers are seen in fractal Fuchsian groups and Kleinian groups, and in the solutions to reaction diffusion differential equations. Genes too and enzymes often show Fibonacci patterns.
Known in his day and recognized as a genius, he was able to see patterns that escaped most others, and only in the modern age of computers are his numbers and patterns able to be utilized anywhere near what he envisioned them to be used for.
In nature, we find patterns, designs and structures from the most minuscule particles, to expressions of life discernible by human eyes, to the greater cosmos. These inevitably follow geometrical archetypes, which reveal to us the nature of each form and its vibrational resonances. They are also symbolic of the underlying metaphysical principle of the inseparable relationship of the part to the whole.
At the center of a circle or a sphere is always an infinitesimal point. The point needs no dimension, yet embraces all dimension. Transcendence of the illusions of time and space result in the point of here and now, our most primal light of consciousness. The proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel" is being validated by the ever-increasing literature on so-called "near-death experiences". If our essence is truly spiritual omnipresence, then perhaps the "point" of our being "here" is to recognize the oneness we share, validating all "individuals" as equally precious and sacred aspects of that one.
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