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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Water

 

Water is both a concept and a symbol. 

As a concept it is one of the vibrational levels and layers that go to make up the Egg. It can be found between the vibrational levels of Earth and Air.  For more details and a Map see the concept Water. 

The 'lower' one goes vibrationally, the closer one gets to the physical, as such there is an odd reversal that takes place within spiritual experience in that one goes 'down' metaphorically speaking through the vibrational layer of water to reach so called 'physical reality' of Earth.

From the symbol of Water, numerous other symbols are derived, those of springs, fountains, rivers and streams, dew, rain, immersion by water and baptism, for example.  Even the Flood.

 

Since water is symbolically 'above' the earth level, any form of spiritual input must figuratively speaking ‘fall’ – hence we see the symbolic use of rain and raindrops or dew.  Similarly any spiritual input which rises from us the so called ‘hot energy’ is figuratively speaking water evaporating as mist or dew.

This symbolism is also used when babies are christened, they are symbolically being anointed with ‘water’ - spiritual energy. Water symbolically heals, purifies, blesses, and it can ‘dissolve’ things, dissolve away unwanted functionality in order to replace it with new function. 

Any form of ceremony which involves water – like the Kabbalah water drawing ceremony or the ritual Shinto and Buddhist uses of water are also symbolically related to the idea that one is figuratively speaking obtaining spiritual energy.

And then we have the ocean and sea or lakes. We are a figurative island in a vast spiritual sea of chaos - unprogrammed energy. In addition to the use of the ocean and sea we also have the symbolism of rivers and streams.  In effect there is a very homogenous symbol system in operation here.

Photo: Alvaro-Sanchez-Montañes

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