I recently purchased the book Nature Speak: Signs, Omens, and Messages in Nature by Ted Andrews. It has provided me with some very interesting insights about what can be learned from nature when we are in tune with it. All of Nature is here to give us signs in our own life about directions we can take.
When we have a question in our minds, we can look to nature and begin taking messages that the flora and fauna have for us. This book deals with the messages from the plants in our environment. ( He also has a book, Animal Speak which deals with the animals and I will discuss that one in a later blog.) as we look at those plants around us, we have several different indicators of which to be aware.
The first indicator is in the color of the blooms and the variations of color in the foliage of plants. Colors have intrinsic ability to evoke feelings and emotions. I will take the example of yellow .. it is indicative of friendliness and symbolizes warmth and honesty. Yellow is the color of light, hope, and encouragement. It is inviting and makes us feel welcome when we use it in our home decor. Yellow symbolizes warmth and openness and is, in nature, a subtle message that Angels are in your midst and are but a whisper away. It grabs your attention but can also be a sign of caution.
This is just one of the ways that nature speaks to us. There are also shapes that evoke emotions, and they going back to the Victorian habit, there is a language of flowers. A white rose represents purity; pink roses a deep affection; Yellow roses, friendship; and red roses, most assuredly mean love. Mixed in with these are the way that other plants figure into the aspect of nature speaking to us. The book is really amazing as it goes through the language of trees and the symbolism and messages that trees have.
Interestingly, there is also a mystical element to the book. Plants, like people, have a consciousness. They can communicate with each other, and if we begin to open ourselves up, they can communicate through their spirit intellect to us on a higher level than human level conversation. I found the book to be very interesting and will write more on the subject and I learn and understand more of the language of Nature.
Something To Ponder