Growing With Tree Symbolism and Tree Meaning
Exploring tree symbolism is perhaps the single-most beneficial way to learn big lessons in life. Trees are perfect examples of how to live, grow, transition, change and even die with grace. Cultures around the world hold trees as sacred symbols. This article explores tree meaning in many different ways.
Tapping into Symbolic Tree Meanings for Inspiration and Guidance!
Tree symbolism goes far beyond memorizing cultural details of a species in history. It goes beyond knowing the healing properties of a tree, or its elemental correspondences, or its mythological associations.
These are all cerebral details – certainly valid to our exploratory efforts – but these details alone do not nurture our true development.
Trees invite us to absorb their essence entirely, and we do this by tapping into their infinite branches of energies. Tree symbolism is a way of classifying, identifying and organizing the array of energetic knowledge they contain and incorporating this array in our daily life.
So why should we want to know more about tree symbolism? Why would we want to psychically consume (or being consumed by) these magnificent entities?
Our collective human intuition is beginning to touch this understanding: “To know something is also to join with it.” And, to join with a thing causes entanglement with it.
Effectually, to connect with something on various levels is to create a new thread of creation in our own lives. The process of learning and connecting with trees (or anything else for that matter) insures our longevity and places us in a position of higher vision.
What nourishes (and sustains) our development is unifying our energetic resonance with a our desired objective attention. In this case, allowing the energetic resonance of trees to engage us wholly will always lead to supernatural self-growth.
“We can learn a lot from trees:
They’re always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward.”~Terri Guillemets, "Humans and Nature"
So, the earlier posed question “why would we want to know more about trees and their symbolic meanings?” launches answers such as…
What Knowing Tree Symbolism Can Do for Us
♦ To revel in the connection of our true identity.
♦ To gain the highest perspective available to all our senses.
♦ To tap into a powerful inner resource in a profound, loving way.
♦ To ride on divinely surging energy channels that underscores our existence.
Trees are uniquely dispositioned for bestowing secret knowledge. Trees are vessels, containing strata of revolutionary wisdom. Their fruits are indeed a royal treasure – a culmination of esoteric riches.
To eat of this fruit is divine. To symbolically eat of the fruit of a tree is to absorb the most precious understandings of life. Taking in the tree symbolism is like taking the nourishment of the fruit – we become one with the core manifestational wisdom, and from our new perspective we develop into something altogether different, fresh and divine.
When delving into the nuances of tree symbolism, our resources are vast. There is no limit to the psychic data we may accumulate for the purpose of diving deeper into the understanding of the symbolic meanings of trees.
Undertaking the priviledge of discovering tree symbolism, we can step into our journey using four basic navigations. Using the following perspectives as corner stones to deeper insight, we fall more deeply in love with the divine prime root of all things.
Four Cornerstones to Getting Rooted in Tree Symbolism and Tree Energy
Cultural/Historic Perspectives of Trees:
This is the aspect mentioned in the first paragraph of this page. Although not the primary goal, knowing ancient peoples thought/ideas (myth, uses, lore, superstitions) about trees is nonetheless important in rounding out our perceptions.
Biological Functions of Trees:
By learning how trees are born, how they live, die, grow, reproduce, sustain, evolve, protect, and develop themselves on a biological level we begin to see correlations between the perfection of Nature’s design and our own lives. By drawing these correlations, we begin to bridge the gap between the mundane to the level of true magic.
Environment of Trees:
By contemplating natural tree correspondences such as their affinity to air, water, fire, earth a whole new universe of understanding unfolds before us. Observing a tree’s interaction with environmental stimuli broadens our perceptions too. For example, certain trees attract (and sustain) entire populations of insects, birds, mammals, etc. By observing these relationships, we may more clearly define the relationships/associations in our own lives.
Energetic Resonance of Trees:
This is our final rung in the ascending climb to unveil our highest understanding of trees (and life in general). Because of our energetic common denominators, we have the ability to manipulate our own predominant energetic vibration to match up with anything and everything we desire. It’s a profound concept. A concept that is not revealed by intellectual methods. Rather, we connect energetically by intuitive/psychic means. At the point where we successfully graft our own inner energies with that of a tree, we reach a zenith of understanding…obtaining an enlightenment of sorts.
“If you would know strength and patience,
welcome the company of trees.”~Hal Borland
The beauty of this process of understanding is that it is not reserved to trees. We can step upon these four cornerstones to know anything, and integrate ourselves to such a degree – we would have that enhanced perception with all life.
I use the example of trees because in my own experience, trees offer the most profound opportunity for inner-growth and clear psychic vision. They are endless in their capacity to share, they are outrageously generous. They are also archetypesof connectivity, and so their lessons are infinitely vital.
So, I invite you to follow your own impulses and tap the roots of your psychic potential by exploring the eternal world of tree symbolism.
To match your commitment, I will be posting more symbolic meanings of trees as time and inspiration permits.
In the meantime, here are a few pages on this site that may intrigue you.
In-Site Links to Symbolic Tree Meanings
- Alder Symbolism
- Ash Symbolism
- Apple Tree Symbolism
- Aspen Symbolism
- Birch Symbolism
- Blackthorn Symbolism
- Celtic Meaning of Symbolic Trees
- Elder Symbolism
- Fir Symbolism
- Gorse Symbolism
- Hawthorn Symbolism
- Hazel Symbolism
- Heather Symbolism
- Holly Symbolism
- Ivy Symbolism
- Oak Symbolism
- Reed Symbolism
- Rowan Symbolism
- Vine Symbolism
- Willow Symbolism
- Yew Symbolism
- Bodhi Tree Symbolism
- Palm Tree Symbolism
Check back often, more tree symbolic meanings will be posted as they are written. Thanks for reading, and may all your journeys into the forest (physical and spiritual) be inspiring.
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