Nature Symbols and Symbolic Meanings Found in Nature
Meanings 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.
“Allow nature’s peace to flow into you
as sunshine flows into trees.”~John Muir
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.
“The best remedy for those who are afraid,
lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.”~Anne Frank
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.