4 Life Lessons from the Tree of Life
The Tree of Life symbol reflects the connection of all things, the abundance of the universe and the natural cycles of life. The tree receives nourishment from the sun, soil and rain. In turn it’s able to nourish other living beings through its fruits, leaves and life-giving oxygen.
So, the Tree of Life shows the interconnection of everything: the elements, the animals, nature, the universe and us.
On a personal level, we can interpret meanings from the symbol to help us in our lives. The Tree of Life offers us 4 key lessons in its symbolism:
1. Roots - Grounding, safety and trust
A tree’s roots reach down towards the earth’s core, grounding and protecting the tree. The roots soak in water and nutrients from the earth, providing nourishment for the rest of the tree. When roots are firmly planted, the tree is able to withstand stormy weather and stay standing tall.
The earth gives support and stability, as well as sustenance for the tree. Similarly, we are always supported by the universe. It will always provide for us, we just need to allow it! We can learn to be more grounded and trust that we will be taken care of.
Ground yourself by taking a walk out in nature or sitting under a tree. Feel the earth energy beneath your feet!
2. Trunk - Inner strength and self love
The trunk is the foundation and core strength of the tree, the centre from which the branches can spread and grow. A sturdy, strong trunk allows the branches to reach forward confidently and powerfully. From this, we learn that having a strong centre within ourselves is key to living our lives with confidence and purpose.
By taking the time to get to know our inner (core) self, we strengthen it. Cultivating self-love and acceptance empowers us to move through life confidently, believing that we are worthy of our desires and goals.
3. Branches - Reaching new heights
Through the Tree of Life’s strong outreaching branches, we are urged to forge our own unique path, reach for the stars, and believe there is no limit to our growth and potential.
4. Leaves, Flowers and Fruits - Joy and inspiration
The leaves, flowers and fruits of the tree of life symbolise abundance, inspiration and ideas coming to fruition. The tree has harnessed nature’s abundance to grow and propagate, eventually sprouting into beauty and prosperity.
Similarly, when we nourish our passions & inspirations and see our ideas through, our lives bloom into beauty, joy and fulfilment. Remember to reap the fruits of your labour! Take the time to fully enjoy your achievements and celebrate the life you have created so far.
“We spring from one great tree of life; when the root of the tree is watered with love, we all thrive.”