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Powerful Spiritual Symbols

By on February 6, 2017 in Spirituality

powerful spiritual symbols

By: Missy Marston

Powerful Spiritual SymbolsHamsa

In Arabic, ‘hamsa’ means five, representing the five fingers on the hand, or the hand of God. It is a symbol of divine protection and wards off the evil eye and evil intentions. It will bring whoever wears it good luck, fortune, happiness, and health. Mothers often place a hamsa over a child’s bed or on their clothing to protect them from evil. This symbol has been found in many different civilizations, like Egyptian, Arabic, Jewish, and Islamic cultures.

Powerful Spiritual SymbolsAnkh

The ankh is based on an Egyptian hieroglyph “ ‘nh”, meaning “breath of life” or “life”. This symbol was seen in many paintings depicting the Gods holding an ankh – meaning they had immortal life – and them handing the ankh to pharaohs. The ankh is worn for divine protection, spiritual wisdom, and for vitality. It is speculated that the symbol came from its likeness to a sandal worn in ancient Egypt, its representation of male and female genitalia, or its association with the hieroglyph ‘Sa’ (magical protection).

Powerful Spiritual SymbolsTree of Life

The tree of life symbol represents a connectedness in all natural things. The roots represent foundation, the trunk represents strength and stability, the branches represent necessity, the leaves represent vitality and healing, and the fruit represent giving. The tree of life shows how everything connects to the soul of Gaia and creates a cycle in nature and spirituality; the roots connect to the soul of the earth and the branches reach towards the sun. This means that we are grounded; yet nourished by something greater than ourselves. It is the recognition of life and our place in it. Those who wear the tree of life honor sustenance, healing, and rejuvenation, and the healing of their soul.

Powerful Spiritual SymbolsYin and Yang

The symbol of yin and yang, also known as taijitu, shows the balance between dualities. The idea is that two opposite forces are not opposing, but rather harmonious or complementary. There is no happiness without suffering; there are no shadows without light, etc. Yin and yang represent two parts creating something whole and complete. Yin and yang are not absolute; each runs into the other, like how dawn is both night and day. Those who wear yin and yang yield it as a reminder of the dualities of life and as a means of balance.

Powerful Spiritual SymbolsPentacle

The pentacle, most notoriously used in Wiccan culture, symbolizes the spirit (top point) and the four elements: air (upper left point), water (upper right point), earth (lower left point), and fire (lower right point). When your pentacle is made of wood it helps you to connect and honor mother earth, when your pentacle is made of gold it helps you to clear your mind, and when your pentacle is made of silver it helps you to better connect to your psychic powers. In addition to these properties, wearing a pentacle will offer you spiritual protection and control.

Depending on your religion, or the religions of your parents, some of these symbols may be very familiar to you. What is interesting to me is that almost every ancient culture has had a protective amulet available in order to ward off negative energies and beings, each representing something natural – whether it’s life force, unity of life, the natural elements, or divine protection. What’s your favorite talisman?

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Missy MarstonAbout the author: My name is Missy Marston, webmaster and editor of MetaMissy.com. I am 23 years of age living in sunny Florida. I have two dogs, two cats, and too many fish – I adore animals. I love reading, especially Kurt Vonnegut, and have a steady interest in philosophers. On October 10th, I lost my best friend and little sister, Christina. Out of that tragic experience came a reminder of my deep-rooted love for all things metaphysical and a sign for my future path. Within weeks, I began channeling Christina! I want everyone to know the enlightening truth that there is much more out there than we realize. There is so much more waiting inside of ourselves than we give credit for, and all of it is easily accessible. Come with me on a journey from deep inside your conscious to the outer rims of the multiverse! Follow me on Facebook!

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