The symbol, or Phusion Wheel™, is a simple black and white visual representation of the philosophy. Each element has been chosen carefully to provide visual clarity on the concepts within the philosophy.
YOU are represented in the middle. Here, YOU, refers to the whole being – mind, body, spirit and soul. (Similarly, the centre is also representative of the planet and all who dwell on her)
‘Rays of Phusion
The ‘lines that extend from the centre are the rays of phusion. The word ‘ray’ was chosen because of its relationship to light and because the verb of the word carries the following definition – to spread from or as if from a central point.
The rays are the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and creative expression of all that you are – segmented for clarity but in truth interconnected and, hopefully, integrated. The sixth ray represents the connectedness and oneness of all. This relates to one of the philosophy’s core beliefs – that everything is connected.
The Outer Circle
The rays are connected to an outer circle, which represents all humanity and everything that exists in the world around us. Understanding this allows the philosophy to become a unifying one, which opens the door for differences to be respected and understood, rather than a source of division between various races and cultures. And just as our expression and contribution enriches and nourished the lives of those around us, so to does the expression and contribution nourish us. Love is an eternal cycle in a constant state of flow through each of us, ever ready to be tapped into and embodied through our actions.
In essence, the philosophy is a simple one.
You are connected to everyone and everything around you and it is this understanding that guides your actions and expression. In this philosophy of integration and expression you are called to serve, and to do so by striving to fulfil your own most natural design. And in doing so you increase the likelihood you will live with peace, clarity and deep meaning in your life.
Note: The Symbol represents the individual and collective truth which we are all called to live by. The following is taken from my soon to be released publication, ‘Conversation with a symbol’.
‘But is there really any difference between the question, ‘who am I’, which gave birth to the phusion wheel, and the question, ‘who are we’?
I recall this explosive moment of connection quite well. It hit me like a sledgehammer.
Just as we can put ourselves at the centre, so to can we put the world. If we are to really believe in and express our lives from a foundation of oneness we must all meet together in the middle and unite in encouraging, allowing and supporting everyone to express who they are with love.
This is the only way to bring peace and harmony to the planet while retaining the ferocity and spirit of individual expression.
Just because we are fighting for a cause that may be in opposition to another does not mean that we must hate them – even if hatred towards us burns inside their heart.
Anything less than love for the planet or another and we completely misunderstand the nature of our existence.’ – Tim Guthrie (Conversations with a Symbol)
© Tim Guthrie