7. Branches – Crown Chakra – Belief System – Natures Archetype
The branches of a tree represent our desire to connect to something beyond our self. 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 humans 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. This eventually led to their ability to create divine order. The word divine comes from the Latin root word “devin”, meaning “as above.” The sound of wind through the trees is often associated with the voice of the divine. When the Bible was translated from Hebrew, Greek and Latin into German during the 1400’s, the ancient Semitic 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”, “cool of the day” is interpreted as the evening winds. The Bible was translated into English in 1526, the word Guden became God. Remember there are a thousand names for “God” and is also nameless. The branches of a tree hold these stories.
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
The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is connected to our belief system. This is the place of spiritual connection beyond the self. It represents the upper world and the archetype of branches. In sacred geometry, it is the Merkaba or star tetrahedron reminding us that we come from the stars and will return to the stars. Its element is light and its belief is represented by our dreams or night visions. The crown chakra serves as a connection to source that sees beyond the self to the infinite soul.