THE MEANING BEHIND…..Tree of Life

THE MEANING BEHIND…..


THE TREE OF LIFE

Symbolism allows a concrete object to represent an intangible or hard to describe feeling.  Giving symbols, such as the Tree of Life can be a simple way to convey a powerful message. Read on to learn the fascinating meanings behind The Tree Of Life and gifts that say it all.

Representing a connection to all things, the Tree of Life is one of the oldest and most versatile symbols in the world. Just because The Tree of Life has a multitude of meanings, it doesn’t make giving it any less powerful.  

The oldest known example of the Tree of Life was found in the Domuztepe excavations in Turkey, about 7000 BC. It was said to represent a bright future and encouraged humans to live in harmony with the rest of the world. The earliest Tree of Life symbols depicted a pine tree. In this way, the tree of life is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health.

Used in different faiths, cultures, sciences, mythologies, religions, and philosophies, the Tree of Life has simple yet strong message of staying connected and united.   Over time these meanings have ranged from ancestry, family, fertility, growth, strength, individuality, immortality, wisdom, strength, protection, beauty, bounty, and redemption. 

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  • In Nordic cultures the Tree of Life represents a magical fount of knowledge.
  • In Judeo-Christian mythology, the Tree of Life that is the source of water for the earth.
  • In the Koran, the Tree of Life’s roots bring forth riches of milk, honey and wine.
  • In the Book of Proverbs, the Tree of Life is associated with wisdom.
  • In Buddhism, the Bodhi tree or the tree of life is where Buddha attained enlightenment.
  • The Tree of Life can be given as a symbol of immortality. A tree grows old, yet it bears seeds that contain its very essence and in this way, the tree becomes immortal.
  • The Ancient Celts believed it had magical powers so when they cleared their lands, they would leave one single tree standing in the middle. They would hold their important gatherings under this tree and it was a very serious crime to cut it down. 
  • The Tree of Life has been used in connection with evolution.
  • In many cultures and when you’re faced with sickness, disease, or terminal illness, the Tree of Life can inspire fresh hope and fuel strength .
  • Universally, a reminder that you are never alone or isolated, but connected to the world. 
  • The Tree of Life can be given as  a symbol of rebirth. Trees lose their leaves in the fall but come spring, the tree sprouts tiny buds, bursts forth with dramatic blooms and leaves and is born again.
  • In many religions, it is used to represent the 'Creator' because it offers protection and supports abundant fruit production & regeneration. 
  •  The Tree of Life symbolizes a connection to your ancestors and previous generations.