Universal Symbolism: Interpretation and Action

Mar 19, 2014
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No movement. No sound. Just a pretty picture.

 

Talk is cheap.

If you disagree, stop reading now.

Still with us?

Good.

Sure, words are necessary to operate in this world, but the real power is in symbols.

Symbolism is the language in which the universe speaks to us.

Someone already said it, “A picture’s worth a thousand words”.

On some level we understand this.

This article is about taking that understanding to the next level, to discover where symbolism in our lives is present, to learn how we can interpret it, and decide what we can do with it.

Learn symbolism and start doing business with the big players…the really, really big players.

 

Interpretation

Symbolism is everywhere- EVERYWHERE.

The universe speaks to us in symbolism, we speak to ourselves in symbolism, and we speak to others in symbolism.

Don’t think so?

Let’s explore.

Here’s a soft pitch- seasons.

Seasons are one way in which the universe teaches us about cycles.

Seasons help us to get comfortable with birth, death, and transitions. What a valuable lessons for us immortals.

Ok, so that was easy enough to swallow. Here comes a curve ball.

Our dreams are loaded with symbolism.

Dreams are messages from our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind communicates with our conscious mind in the most time/energy efficient way possible- symbols.

It wants to tell us about all the stuff we skimmed over in our day, week, month, etc. It’s all extremely valuable information that we can use to heal ourselves and guide our decision making in our awake life.

And again, what’s the language?

Symbolism.

Moving on.

What if I told you that all sickness you ever experienced in your entire life was symbolizing something else?

Ok, I’m telling you.

Western medicine has become very comfortable with treating the symptoms. God bless them, but it’s the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dam.

Ancient civilizations knew long ago that sickness was a sign post for inner conflict. They knew, like many people know now (or are coming to realize), that the inner conflict that is not managed, festers, and reveals itself in the physical form- the body.

Why does this happen?

Because we want to be healthy.

Our genius design does whatever it can to shed light on what’s holding us back from realizing our true potential.

Stress about work turns into migraines. Financial burdens turn into a back ache. Not speaking your truth turns into nasal congestion. Too much control turns into a hurt right shoulder. I got a million of em’.

Another area of our lives where symbolism has a powerful effect on us is how we feel our emotions.

Have you ever looked at your alphabet soup and become enraged?

Probably not. It’s because we don’t react to words. We react to symbolism.

Words and actions symbolize something beyond words and actions to us. It’s part of our psychology.

Somebody throws you the finger in a traffic jam.

So what? It’s just a middle finger. Not too much harm loaded in that.

But what’s the symbolism?

That they don’t respect your space and time.

And how do you react?

You get mad.

Why?

Is it because they don’t respect your space and time? Yeah, that’s part of it, but there’s a deeper symbolism in your emotion that makes you “mad”.

You’re actually upset that another person’s actions affect the way you feel. You’re actually mad at yourself.

You see, your personal emotions provide you with a mirror to look into your mind.

We’ll touch more on that in the next section of this article.

One last category of symbolism in your life- interpersonal communication.

Just like your emotions are symbolizing what’s inside your mind, your words, actions, and vibrations are symbolizing to others your “true message”.

It’s funny, when you level up in your symbolism interpretation, you begin to see everyone’s true intent. It becomes like talking to children (not intended to sound disrespectful).

Earlier, you and the child baked cookies. Now it’s time for dinner. The child strangely doesn’t want to finish his dinner.

It becomes obvious that the child doesn’t want to finish his dinner because he wants to move on to cookie time.

No judgment, just clarity. You see the true intent.

Maybe you don’t like kids and you weren’t feeling that example.

Consider how you and others use body language. Consider facial expressions.

Has anyone ever told you they were excited, but you saw the dread in their face?

That’s symbolism interpretation.

You see, you knew more about this than you thought.

 

Action

“Ok, so what? Yeah, I get it…symbolism. But what can I do with it?”

Glad you asked.

You act on it.

Let’s revisit some of these categories and see how we can act on interpretations.

Remember talking about dreams?

Interpret them and act on them. They can provide you with great insight that you can use in your awake life.

For more on this, visit: Dream Interpretation (1/2): A Wealth of Knowledge.

Remember talking about sickness?

When you learn to look at the symptoms as signposts, you can follow the dis-ease back to its source and treat it.

Treat it with medicine?

Nah, universal energy is quicker and cheaper.

Here at alltoosimple.com we have a ton to say about healing. Here’s one article to help expand the subject for you: Reiki 101: How to Self-Treat and Heal Yourself.

Remember talking about symbolism in emotions?

Develop your emotional interpretation and change the world.

We don’t have a specific article on this one yet, but if you’re interested, leave a comment at the bottom of this article expressing your interest and we’ll get it done.

When you learn to develop your emotional intelligence, you can turn around and use that intelligence in your interpersonal relationships.

Your understanding will give you sympathy. Your sympathy will give you compassion. Your compassion will give you acceptance.

When you see how others’ words and actions actually symbolize some deeper issue and you can accept that, you become a new kind of human. A human that can actually help people.

 

In Conclusion

Symbolism is the most powerful language you can learn to speak.

It has the power to inform, heal, and transform.

The more you practice it, the more fluent you become.

 

Please leave a comment below with any questions or comments you may have. We love interaction.

 

 

Comments

  1. Joel Lopez says:

    Very informative and helpful. Thanks

  2. I’m gonna try your advise especially in treating myself since your advice is cheaper and quicker. I’ll let you know of the results.. thanks!

    • LogitheYogi says:

      That’s fantastic. I love when people treat themselves. I encourage you to celebrate yourself, where you are now, and also where you want to be. Celebrate it…because nobody is going to celebrate if for you. Yes, please keep us posted.

  3. Interesting, and I know about it… however, how does one learn of the symbols and their associations? Where’s the encyclopedia on them?

    • LogitheYogi says:

      Great question Hal. The encyclopedia is in you. Everyone has their special and unique interpretation of symbolism. A shovel to symbolizes “a beginning”. A shovel to me symbolizes “challenging manual labor”. So where do we go? Inside. A great arena to learn more about this is our dreams. Dream interpretation is an incredibly powerful platform to receive, learn, and use symbolism.

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