Symbolic Meaning of Grass
If you live a symbolic life, you'll find that even the most innocuous things in your environment can hold wonder, and deep meaning. That's one of the aspects I love about digging for symbolic meanings. Stuff so common, so overlooked takes on a whole new dimension.
Take grass for instance. We see it everywhere. We mow it, walk on it, have picnics on emerald knolls...but do we ever stop to consider grass as a metaphor? A messenger? A mecca of massive meaning?
As I move through my dreams and meditations it becomes more clear that everything casts a symbolic shimmer - even grass!
I've recently been inundated with grass imagery (I talk about dreaming of grass here), and find the concept of grass to be profoundly relevant to human evolution.
Because like the web of humanity, grass is all about interconnectivity.
You can't alter a patch of grass without it affecting the whole. This is a mammoth tenet. It conveys the message that what we do to our brothers and sisters, we also do to ourselves. How we treat our community and our environment has far-reaching effects. It has to do with the web of life. Consider the root system of grass. Those roots hold hands, nestle together, and form a community of connectivity. This is a glorious metaphor for human harmony and community. Grass, it seems, is a fine illustration for the Golden Rule.
My visions also hone in on the gemmy, green goodness grass represents. When we root around for symbolic meaning, it's a great idea to tap into colors. The color of green whispers things like...
My perceptions pick up on these attributes by linking grass with the green Anahata chakra. The fourth, center, heart chakra.
The emerald heart center speaks to me of fresh new growth, the promise new hope brings, the eternal nature of love and the ability to share that love for the common good.
This viridian heart chakra is the fulcrum - the prime core. The heart is the dispatcher of information - all kinds of information. From physical, emotional, and intellectual the heart serves as the hub - and interconnects the matrix of existence. If you ponder it...grass behaves in similar ways as the heart.
Interestingly, grass is also a matrix spanning its growth in much the same way energetic heart patterns radiate out in subtle vibrations.
I appreciate how the grass in my dreams and visions is lush and wildly expansive. This tells me all is well, growth prevails, and the message of love is dispatched in magnificent ways.
So, the next time you come into contact with grass, let your awareness dig deeper into the infinite root systems of meaning it has to offer. Tap into themes of...
I encourage you to meditate in a patch of grass and really get into its green groove. This is a foundational practice of living a symbolic life - the rewards are immense (for you and for Mother Nature!).
You know, there's so much Nature has to offer us in terms of wisdom, revelation and solace. It's just a matter of communing with her bounty. That's another great thing about living a symbolic life...exploring metaphor and meaning around and within us requires a special kind of stillness. Cracking open the wisdom of symbolism means we have to be present, we have to be open...maybe even a little childlike in our observations. Consistent practice in seeing the symbolic roots of our environment trains us to become focused on the important stuff.
Grass...as mundane as it may seem, can reveal amazing insights when we get into its verdant vibe. I invite you to take a roll in the symbolic meaning of grass...explore how this miracle of matrix and network applies to your own psyche and soul. You may be pleasantly surprised at how many correlations you can draw between your own life and the secret life of grass.
Thanks for indulging me this article on the symbolic meaning of grass. On the surface, it may seem like an odd topic...but that's the beauty of symbolism...nothing is off limits...all things offer knowledge. Thankfully, Nature offers grace and generosity in all her lessons....even via the overlooked complexity of grass.
As always, thanks for reading.
May all your grassy encounters be tinged with joy and good juju.
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!