Spiritual Gifts: Meaning of the Tree of Life
Spiritual Gifts: Meaning of the Tree of Life
Tree of Life - Rooted in the Earth - reaching for the stars...!
The Metaphysical meaning of the image of the Tree of Life is simple... You are a child of the Universe.
The meaning of the Tree of Life as a spiritual symbol is well known and, like the tree itself, many branched and deeply rooted.
The Tree of Life can be thought of as your own Cosmic Family tree, telling ancient stories of your shared roots which link you to the past, showing your connected struggles and aspirations; your desires to reach for the Light.
The Tree of Life crosses all cultures because the Ancients could see trees close up all of the time... the symbolism of the sprouting seed, growing into a trunk and branching off, sending out smaller branches and little twigs, to see what they may accomplish... was not lost on them. The Tree became a common symbol, then, of life, ancestry, mythology, lessons of the spirit, history, lineage, and hope for the future... and climbing to the heavens.
In Metaphysics, we study the messages of the natural world as explanations for the spiritual... science, religion, philosophy, and mythology then merge in our understanding.. All things effect all things... and we become more open to the Light of the Divine Understanding - the goal of being unique while a part of the Oneness which we spiritually seek.
Tress may look the same, especially when they first begin - but they grow, thrive, change, are battered by storms and weather, become broken and, as they age, become very unique. They become as we all wish to be, Individuated. A Metaphysical spiritual process whereby we become our own unique self and therefore fit right into the niche where we are needed and meant to be. It is a part of the Ascension process.
All of us are physically inter-related and the Tree of Life symbolizes this, as well.
Tree of Life carries the meaning that we are related to the Cosmos - to our human family - our animal family - our earth family and our beyond-the-earth family.
And so the concept then of inter-dimensional connectedness is brought to us by the Tree of Life, too.
(Science continually proves Magick... String Theory is the same concept as the Magickal touching of the Realms.)
Here, the Tree of Life meaning tells us that although we are rooted in the Earth plane, we are reaching for the Spiritual Realms. Here we are each alone... there we are one.
Show and employ the Tree of Life as a symbol of all of these metaphysical messages. Show it forth in your work, in your home, on your person, as a sign that you understand that you are a Child of the Universe and have the right to be here and the responsibility to help others be here as we all Journey on into the future.
Desiderata - by Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.