The Ouroboros is a symbol from ancient Egypt. It is depicted as a serpent eating its own tail. This symbolizes the cyclical nature of life and the universe. The cycle of life and death. There is no beginning and no ending.
The Ouroboros is integral in all of our lives since we all abide by the natural law of the universe and the cycle of life and death. All of us are born and all of us die. All of us inflict pain and suffering to other living creatures, ending their life so we can survive, but we too ultimately die. Many of us will reproduce and bring offspring into this world that also abides by this law and are born and will die. There is no escaping this law of the universe in this physical domain.
How does the Ouroboros affect your life? Besides the cycle of life and death, each person who has a physical domain existence has many smaller cycles throughout their life. These small cycles exist for the sole reason of helping you learn and grow. If you make a mistake over and over again, that is your sign to learn from your mistake. By learning, you move onto the next cycle that life is teaching you.
Life is all about cycles and there is no clear start or end to it. It may seem like our physical body has a clear start and end, via the life and death cycle, but is it really that simple? We are born from two other people who are living creatures in this physical domain, and when we die we decompose into the Earth so other creatures can survive. We are brought into the world and must kill to survive, taking away other creature’s lives, but at the end of ours, we give our life to others that consume us. Our life never really began or ended, but simply transitioned and transformed into a different phase.
The Egyptians were aware of this cycle of existence for all physical domain creatures, but does the cycle stop there? No, this cycle not only affects physical domain creatures, but also non-physical domain creatures and the universe as a whole. Our spirits, while eternal, repeats the cycle of entering a physical domain existence and merging with the collective unconscious, which is the unification of all conscious life that exists. The reason is because our spirit has the duty of diversification, and experiencing life from different perspectives. This is why we are all different and unique, to diversify the collective unconscious. Our spirit comes into a physical body, which abides by the cycle of life and death, and then our spirit takes that existence and experience and presents it to the collective unconscious. The cycle is then repeated again and again.
But, it goes even deeper than that. The Ouroboros also represents the cyclical nature of the universe, the start and end of the universe. The big bang and the big crunch are one and the same. There is no clear start or end of the universe since the beginning is the end, and the end is the beginning. In other words, the universe, like our spirits, and our physical bodies, repeats again and again. This is what’s known as eternal recurrence, and it is the very essence of our lives and why we live in a cyclical universe. What happened in the past will happen in the future, history repeats itself, so on and so on.
Even though we live in a cyclical universe, and our spirits continuously are reincarnated in different bodies, and we in our existence here and now continuously make mistakes and never learn from them, that is the first place we can begin to get control of our lives. You make mistakes and learn from them. That is the key to success. So if there’s one thing to take away from this, since nothing else is in our control, we can learn from our mistakes so we don’t have to continuously repeat them again and again in this lifetime.
Let me know how this works for you. Have a great day!
The Ouroboros is a symbol I first heard about around 2007. When I learned that it represented cycles in life, I became intrigued and started to see the patterns in my own life, and many others. I see people make the same mistake over and over again, and wonder how is that even possible. They are oblivious to what is truly going on, and cannot see how the decisions they are making are negatively impacting their life. We are all guilty of this, including myself.
From that moment, I became more aware of things going on in my life and what I needed to do to change and break out of that cycle. But, that’s when I realized that I was in another cycle, a larger one. Think of it as nested circles where each one is more difficult to deal with, taking longer than the ones before, and often comes with more detail and inability to see what is wrong. Life is not linear, and neither is the universe, so spot the cyclical patterns in your life to overcome your biggest challenges.