The Fabulous Figure 8


In every one of our energy systems there are figure 8 patterns. They move from the greatest reach of our aura, down to the deepest part of our foundational energetic matrix. Donna Eden calls this energy system the ‘Celtic Weave’, after the incredible Celtic knotwork imagery that holds the figure 8 as central to its spiralling, interconnecting designs.


For understanding your energy anatomy it is an essential piece of the grand puzzle.


These figure 8s are absolutely packed into every energy system you have. You see them in the double helix of the DNA, they run through the meridians, they weave through the chakras, and our aura is the most intricate and dynamic Celtic knot image you could ever wish to see.


The 8s weave vertically, horizontally, some so tiny you can barely make them out and the largest of them going from beneath our feet to above our head in one grand movement. They are 3D and 2D moving in their own specific rhythm (some fast, some slower). They are amazing.


So what do all of these figure 8s do?

They have two main purposes:

1. To connect.

2. To carry information.


The figure 8 pattern connects within individual energy systems, but it is also the connection between the individual energy systems. It is like the glue that holds the energy systems together. It is also vital in connecting the left and right, front and back, and the top and bottom of our body. One of the key actions in educational kinesiology (Brain Gym) is to have children waving their arms in big figure 8s, and another key way with working with children who are dyslexic is to have them draw 8s on a large piece of paper with both hands simultaneously. It can also be great to do figure 8s over the eyes as  we tend to either hold or lose the crossover figure 8 pattern through the midline, so by making sure that the figure 8s are strong you can help ensure that your neurological processing stays healthy and that you can stay in your centre rather than becoming energetically scattered.


So, we have seen how the 8s connect. How do they carry information? The 8s are like the worker bees of your energy bodies.  Silver 8s in your systems  flying throughout your energy bodies.  They hold an energetic template of light that they continually activate and reinforce. This template informs both the physical and energetic body of its healthiest, most vibrant state and every time you work with figure 8s then you are helping to activate and reinforce this template of health too.

The 8s also work to process information between the different levels of the cognitional, physical, emotional and spiritual.


Elder Murdena Marshall, a First Nation teacher of mine, would tell me that the longest journey any of us ever have to walk is from the journey from the head to the heart. It is the figure 8s that carry information between the head (cognitional) and the heart (emotional and spiritual).


Because what happens in your energy bodies affect what happens in your physical body, working with figure 8s is a great way to help your tissue heal. If you have an injury such as a cut, a wound or a burn then drawing figure 8 in the energy field over the injury (not on the skin but a few centimetres above) enhances the connectivity of the skin , tissue and muscles so you literally weave the structure of the body back together.


My favourite way of working with the Celtic weave is to put on some fun music and then bring figure 8s into every part of my body by tracing them in the air with my hands and my arms. If there are areas that are feeling a little less than vibrant then I’ll draw those 8s directly on my body until that area feels fuller, and revitalised.


Enjoy working with the fabulous figure 8s in your system, and feel the benefit of doing so.


With love, Prune