"In the wasteland I will set the cypress, together with the plane tree and the pine, That all may see and know, observe and understand, That the hand of the LORD has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it." - Isaiah 41:19-20
The mystery of a pine cone. "Mystery", you ask? Much to my surprise, the pine cone is rich in religious symbolism. Besides being a symbol of fertility and growth, it is a symbol of enlightenment and spiritual illumination. But perhaps its most prominent symbol is that of everlasting or eternal life.
Conifer pine trees belong to one of the oldest plant families on the planet, having existed nearly three times longer than any other flowering plant species. Believed to be the fruit of the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden, the seed of the pine cone gives birth to trees that last for hundreds or thousands of years.
In yet another religious connotation, if you look at a pine cone, you will notice that its spines spiral in a perfect sequence in either direction. This is known as "sacred geometry", or the belief that God is at the center of the world.
As a symbol of spiritual enlightenment, the pine cone reflects our spirituality that each of us are given the gift of eternal life. May you gaze at a pine cone in absolute wonderment today!
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."