In my coaching work, a client’s deep metaphoric patterns will come through as a primary shape. Most commonly, these are line, circle, square, triangle, and spiral. (They can also show up as “no shape”–like vastness or flow, or an entirely unique shape.)
Squares (clarity and good boundaries) and circles (wholeness, individuation) show up frequently, but triangles and spirals are much less frequent. Triangles are about groundedness and vision. Spirals bring direction and focus.
Spirals take my client on a journey into depth and they frequently show up with artists and writers. If someone is being deeply pulled by Spirit into creative work, that person will get a spiral. The spiral will be moving in a clockwise direction.
(On the other hand, if the client is engaged in deep healing and reclaiming missing parts of herself and her feminine or ancestral lineage, the spiral will move in a counterclockwise direction.)
Some of the images that bring spiral energy are whirlpools, coiled snakes, growing roots in the ground, and conical shells. Receiving a spiral image is unique and special.
For more on the healing power of metaphor, check out my new book, Deep Knowing: Entering the Realm of Non-Ordinary Intelligence.