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Exploring The Power of Nature Symbols

Symbols and signs in nature are so obvious in their presence among us – and so generous in sharing their energetic experience with us. Perhaps it’s this easy availability that causes us to take nature and her symbols for granted.

Although always available, symbolism in nature is subtle. We can find deeper meanings hidden in nature, but we must take the time and make the commitment to receive nature's symbolic messages.

Nature symbolism was used among our early ancestors who were intimately connected to the mother and her ways. For example, Native Americans wrapped entire systems of communication around energetic/symbolic patterns in nature. So too did the ancient Celts who equally honored the motions of nature in connection with their existence.

Today we can take our cue from our forebears. We have among us the most powerful tools for our psychic development among the trees, among the skies, and the seas.

At every turn our intuitive eyes may feast upon the nature that grounds us, elevates us, and transports us to potentially transcendental perceptions.

Take the time to see our natural world through symbolic eyes. Doing this will allow a creative, more expansive view of your life experience.

Viewing Symbolism in Nature Shows Us:

  • Sacred geometry dancing in the veins of leaves
  • Crystalline networks skittering upon the tops of seas, and
  • Rhythms of higher communication pressed in tidy hexagonal honeycombs.

There is no limit to the symbolism found in nature. Therefore, there is no limit to the higher knowledge, spiritual growth and profound unfolding we can experience by recognizing the natural wonders all around us.

There is no better place to find guidance, meaning and messages than nature. I'll even go so far as to say nature has all the answers. Why? Because nature is a microcosm of the macrocosm of the universe. Those are just big words to say nature is a small version and reflection of the infinite diversity found in the universe. That means there is no limit to wisdom and answers available to us, because our environment contains all things. Nature goes through every situation humans do. From death to life, happiness to sadness, transition to desctruction...nature has been there, bought the t-shirt. Look to nature. See how she handles the big issues in life. See how nature addresses big-hitters like death. And don't skip consulting nature for the little things too. Check out what teeny tiny ants can accomplish. There's a bit lesson for us there. Sometimes it's the smallest movements that get the biggest results. Nature teaches us that and so much more.

Different Ways Nature Symbols and Meanings Offer Guidance

The following categories are found in nature. They are broken up by the elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Each element will unveil unique wisdom from nature. Also included are 'space' symbols. These are simply signs and symbols seen in the stars and the heavens. Lastly, I've included links to basic symbols. From circles to triangles, nature is replete with these simple shapes. So common are these symbols, that they might be easy to overlook or dismiss. But on the contrary, sometimes the simplest symbols reap the biggest meaning. So click on any nature symbols links that has you curious. I hope you will gain as much insight from these symbolic articles as I have in creating them.

Fire in Nature: Perhaps no other element in nature offers more passion and ignition when it comes to guidance and wisdom. Fire as a nature symbol can inspire and illuminate us. Click on the following links to get the creative kindling you need to light up your life.



Earth in Nature: If grounding is what you need, earth nature symbols are your go-to for setting that intention. The earth element is all about stability and foundation. These special symbols also help re-connect with our grass-roots, such as family, goals, beliefs, etc.



Air in Nature: Need a lift? A little levity? Look to air in the lexicon of nature symbols. Air is all about uplifting and inspiration. This element in nature is also about the intangible stuff...things we cannot touch, but yet these things are undeniably around us. For example: Thoughts, emotions and sensation. Air is gives thoughts and spirit wings!



Water in Nature: Pour yourself into the nature symbols of the water world. When you do, you will find clarity. Water has a way of washing away the dust that gets in the way of clear vision. In essence, water is the cleansing element found in nature. Focusing on water symbols and meaning is a path to clarification and healing.



Space and Nature Symbols: Launching into outer space for guidance offers stellar rewards. The cosmos is every part of nature as trees are. In truth, we are all one - all connected. The difference is the feel and flavor of symbolism and meanings found on the ground vs. those messages found in the heavens. Nature symbols of the cosmos lift us above the mundane and rocket our spirits. Messages from the starry skies are both bright and illuminating.



Shapes in Nature as Symbols: There's nothing square about basic shapes found in nature. In fact, common shapes such as circles, triangles, etc can offer groundbreaking guidance. If you think about it, getting back to the basics gives us a chance to get back to the core root of a message. Often, nature symbols can be overwhelming in meaning and we get a sense of overload. But seeing a cross or spiral in nature puts us at ground-zero in descerning meaning and messages.

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Avia Venefica

About the Author: Avia Venefica has an undergraduate degree with a focus in anthropology and art. She has also been an understudy in several tribal and spiritual organizations around the nation. Avia is the author of several publications concerning esoteric wisdom, and makes herself available for public speaking/presentations on symbolic topics.