In my work with clients, the Square metaphor shows up frequently.
You would think that in our hyper-linear, go-go-go, ‘always on’ world that we live in, most of us would have square energy mastered.
I can’t tell you how many workshop participants have told me they “hate” squares. They prefer circles or spirals. They view the square as rigid, masculine, and “un-spiritual.” When it shows up they try to round the edges or turn it into something else.
While circles and spirals are beautiful, the square is absolutely necessary for creative and visionary people.
Square represents strength, fullness, safety, and the ability to hold clear boundaries without wobbling. The square is masculine, sturdy, strong, and protective. It gives us the ability to not be pushed around by external chaos, our own inner traumas, or the opinions of others. When you push on something that’s square, it won’t tip or wobble.
Square energy is especially helpful if you’re feeling anxious, weak, overwhelmed, having difficulty setting boundaries, or saying no. It’s necessary when we want to create or build something, and it’s the image that shows up for any kind of addictive tendency.
In our current world that offers us daily doses of fear….hunger, extremism, authoritarianism, climate change, and so on….we need sturdy square energy more than ever.
An image that brings square energy could be a building, house, box, table, or doorframe.
On a piece of paper, slowly draw an image of a square in a conscious and meditative way. Intuit whether you feel like drawing a small square or a large square (size is also a metaphoric quality that will give you potent information about what your inner self wants right now.)
As you draw this square, do you feel its clarity, definition, and focus? When you work square energy in your life, you get this same clarity and definition.
To strengthen its power, institute things into your day that are clear and defined. You might create a schedule, plan your meals, set a timer for how long you are going to do a particular task, and so on.
And remember… you are not “inside” the square. You ARE the square. There’s a big difference.
P.S. Now I’ll tell you something shocking. Trump doesn’t have ANY square energy—he has no sense of self. Putin, same. That’s why they act out. They don’t have a sturdy sense of themselves. When we have a sturdy sense of ourselves, there is no need to act out.