I’M OFTEN ASKED WHY I CHOSE THE TREE OF LIFE AS THE LOGO
FOR SURVIVING LIFE AFTER LOSS. IT IS BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS EVERYTHING
THAT I BELIEVE MATTERS.
The Tree of Life commonly represents the interconnectedness of everything in the universe. It symbolizes togetherness and serves as a reminder that you are never alone or isolated, but rather that you are connected to the world. The roots of the Tree of Life dig deep and spread into the earth, thereby accepting nourishment from Mother Earth, and its branches reach up into the sky, accepting energy from the sun and moon.
Growth and Strength
A tree is a universal symbol of strength and growth as it stands tall and strong. It spreads its roots deep into the soil to ground and stabilize itself. Trees can weather the toughest storms, which is why they are such a prominent symbol of strength. The Tree of Life represents growth as a tree starts out as a small, tender sapling and grows over time into a giant, strong tree. A tree grows up and outwards, representing how a person grows stronger and increases their knowledge and experiences throughout their lifetime.
The Tree of Life symbolizes one’s individuality as trees are all unique with their branches sprouting at different points and in different directions. It symbolizes a person’s personal growth into a unique human being as different experiences shape them into who they are. Over time, trees gain more unique characteristics, as branches break off, new ones grow, and as the weather takes its toll — and yet the tree remains strong and sturdy. This is a metaphor for how people grow and change throughout their lifetime and how their unique experiences mold them and enhance their individuality.
Trees have always evoked a sense of calm and peace so it is unsurprising that the Tree of Life is also a symbol for peacefulness and relaxation. Trees have a relaxing presence as they stand tall and still while their leaves flutter in the breeze. The Tree of Life serves as a reminder for the unique, calming feeling that one gets from trees.
Ancestry, Family and Fertility
The Tree of Life symbol also represents the connection to one’s family and ancestors. It has an intricate network of branches that represents how a family grows and expands throughout many generations. It also symbolizes fertility as it always finds a way to keep growing, through seeds or new saplings, and is lush and green, which signifies its vitality.
Immortality and Rebirth
The Tree of Life is a symbol for rebirth. As trees lose their leaves and appear to be dead during winter, new growth appears and fresh leaves unfurl when the earth begins to warm in the spring. This represents the beginning of new life and a fresh start. The Tree of Life also symbolizes immortality because even as the tree grows old, it creates seeds that carry its essence so it lives on through new saplings.