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.
You have the right to exist
You have the responsibility to grow to be yourself
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. Like an enormous family tree the symbol of the Tree shows the roots and branches - where we have diverged and where we have joined. It shows where we come from and who comes from us.
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. All of the Cosmos is inter-connected - DNA and chemicals link us and it is in this sameness that we find compassion and tolerance and it is in our differences that we should find wonder.
And so the concept then of inter-dimensional connectedness is brought to us by the Tree of Life, too. For if we are star-stuff an related to all of the Universe, why should we not be a part of and inter-dependent on the Ethereal Realms? Realms whose frequencies are different from our own, but are close by.