7. Branches – Crown Chakra – Top of Head
The branches of a tree represent our desire to connect to something beyond ourself. Just as the roots of a tree reach down to the earth, branches reach up toward the sky. Many early cultures believed that when a person died their physical body returned to the earth and their soul or spirit returned to the stars. As man studied the sky they noticed that the sun set at night and rose in the opposite direction each morning. This inspired early cultures to record the sunrise and sunset until they understood that it created a repeating cycle or solar year.
These ancient astronomers also tracked the stars and literally connected the dots. Calendar systems honored the sun, moon and stars. This eventually led to the creation of time itself and man’s ability to create divine order. Divine comes from the root word “devin” in Latin, meaning “as above.” The sound of wind through the trees became the voice of the divine. When the Bible was translated from Hebrew to Latin and then to German the ancient semetic names of Adonai, El, YHVH and Jehovah were replaced with the proto-germanic word Guden, meaning: “to invoke the sound of wind in the trees.” This was based on the passage in Genesis 3:8 “And they heard the sound of the Jehovah walking in the garden in the cool of the day.” The “cool of the day” is interpreted as the evening winds. When the Bible was translated to English, Guden became God.
Message: It is time for you to reach out and believe in your dreams. Allow your dreams to be known so the universe can help you make them come true. Remember that you are a child of the universe who can touch the stars.
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir