Yesterday I had the blessed opportunity to spend time among some pine trees. Although the wind was blustery, the pine trees stood strong and brought me back to a more heart-centered sense of peace. I’ve always been drawn to areas where these wonderful trees are found. Today I thought I’d look into the spiritual symbolism.
Traditionally, the pine stands for wisdom, renewal of life and longevity. The oldest tree in the world is a pine named Methusaleh! Pines make you feel “at home” – oh, I can relate to this. I’ve often gone to retreat where tall pines stand. Pines offer a sense of peace, love, hope and inspiration. We could all use a big dose of all of this right now.
Pines are also noted for being strong and stubborn, willing to fight for survival and at the same time adaptable. All of these qualities appeal to all of us who pursue the path of spirit, yearning to overcome all that would impede the evolution of our souls. When today’s alternate realities strike close to home, we are required to make choices that preserve our own sense of balance and survival, without ignoring all the incoming information.
Finally, pines offer protection. This is how I’ve always felt in their presence. They are also said to provide the opportunity for balanced and penetrating insight. And so, with this dose of pine energy, I feel supported in my pursuit of deeper truth and my ability to communicate it with my readers.
See if you can get close to a pine tree sometime soon!