The Tree of Life symbol is commonly depicted as a large tree with roots that spread inward to the ground, and branches that spread outward to the sky. This represents the interconnected nature of all things in the universe; an eternal bonding of the physical realm we are rooted in, and the spiritual realm we are reaching for. The Tree of Life serves as a reminder of our universal connection to the Mother Earth, and our dependence on her to grow and flourish.
The Tree of Life symbol represents our personal development, uniqueness and individual beauty. Just as the branches of a tree strengthen and grow upwards to the sky, we too grow stronger, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom and new experiences as we move through life. All trees begin life in the same way, yet as they grow older, they weather nature’s forces and develop in their own unique and beautiful ways.
As the seasons move into autumn and winter, many trees will enter a hibernation phase and lose their leaves. Come springtime however, trees will slowly re-emerge, sprouting tiny buds at first before blossoming to life. Much like the life cycle of trees, our lives can experience seasons of darkness and light, death and re-birth. The Tree of Life symbol therefore represents re-birth, positive energy and new beginnings.