The willow tree
The willow tree represents strength, adaptation, flexibility, emotional expression, hope, and healing.
The willow tree is able to survive critical conditions, high winds, and storms because of its resilient branches, that can bend without breaking. It teaches us to grow, evolve and even thrive in difficult circumstances by being flexible and gathering our inner strength to face our challenges.
We choose to adjust ourselves to the necessary changes in our lives and to be hopeful of new beginnings, that arise when we let go of the old and embrace the new. When a willow branch is planted in the ground, it will sprout easily and grow into a new tree, which symbolizes this possibility for new life and new beginnings.
The willow tree symbolism has a connection to the moon and the element of water, which represent the flow of our emotions, subsconscious fears and desires, our intuition, and our spiritual receptivity. The willow tree encourages us to get in touch with and express our deepest inner feelings, to ease our sadness, and to surrender and let go, allowing deep emotional healing to take place, which benefits our overall health.
Another important message from the willow tree is the interconnectedness of all life, which asks of us to be mindful of our thoughts, words, and actions because they affect the world around us and are also mirrored back to us in our own life experiences.
As the willow tree is one of Archangel Gabriel’s most prominent symbols, she kindly conveys this week’s angel message to us.
My beloved ones,
I am Archangel Gabriel, and I am delighted to bring you a message of warmth, community, and oneness in this special week, where the energy of the Lion’s gate portal is at its height on the 8th of August. This portal offers you the opportunity to work with this powerful universal energy of balanced momentum and allow it to support your process of personal growth and enlightenment.
I would like to convey to you what the symbolism of the willow tree means in conjunction with this special occasion. Primarily, the willow tree represents emotional healing, the release of feelings of heaviness and sadness, and the return to a state of innocence and freedom. As the Archangel, who has a special affinity with the children of your world, I can help you cherish your own inner child, which is that inner part of you that longs for playfulness and freedom from the complexity of your adult life. Only when you allow yourself to let go of painful past experiences, can you wholeheartedly embrace the world with love and receive the abundant blessings from the universe, like an innocent child, that is loved and cared for by his parents in the purest and most beneficial way.
The willow tree shows you that you are able to overcome your challenges in life and create a new beginning for yourself at any given moment in time. For a new beginning to take place, the circumstances do not have to change right away. A new beginning always starts with a new perspective, which makes way for new energy and momentum to arise. When you develop a different outlook on life, think different thoughts, speak different words, and choose different behaviours, you are sowing the seeds of change, and before you know it, you will reap a whole new harvest. Remember last week’s wise analogy spoken by Archangel Uriel!
The willow tree represents a serene and sacred place for you to go to, retreat from the world, and regain this new perspective on your life. The spot where the branches spread out from the stem is low to the ground and is easy and inviting for your inner child to climb into and find a comfortable place to sit at. The warm, smooth texture of the willow’s bark and its overhanging lightly swaying branches, that provide shade and a secret hiding place, will enhance your feelings of wellness and security. Now open yourself up to the energy of healing with patience and care, choose to rid yourself of negative patterns and feelings of victimhood, cutting the cords with all that has hurt you in the past, and watch your inner child start to smile, relax, and rejoice in the loving branches of the willow tree.
When you balance and harmonize your body, mind, and spirit, an openness, and a feeling of oneness with the whole of creation arises within you. You no longer feel like you have to defend and protect yourself, but you are able to seek out companions to cooperate and share your inspiration and dreams with. When you allow yourself to be supported and inspired by others in a warm community spirit, you will experience true synergy and the birth of new creative endeavours, that come forth from combined energies of like-minded and like-hearted souls, who will mirror your love, joy, and passion.
Let me guide you on your path and light the flame of healing, inspiration, creativity, and oneness for you, dear ones. I am Archangel Gabriel, ask me for the energy of love and healing and I will hold you in my warm, nurturing embrace for as long as you wish for.
The video version of this angel message is also available on my Youtube channel!