All plants hold specific symbolic values and are also symbolic of spiritual things.
That is even written in scripture and revelation. Jesus said in his parables:
“Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up, they were scorched, and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matt. 13:3-9)”.
His disciples asked Christ to reveal the meaning behind the parable, which he did. He said: the seed is the Word of God.
“Therefore, hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the Word of te Kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.”(Matt. 13:18-19)
A “seed” is a symbol of the truth that lies in each person’s heart. If you accept it, that seed will begin its grow and eventually bear fruit. “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the Word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matt. 13:23)
The “fruit” Matt is talking about is the one you bear if you apply the truth to your life. You do good out of the love that grows within, but with truly good intentions.
This is not about self-honor or appearance. Whatever is said about the deed doesn’t matter as much; it is judged by your real intention. If you do good for the sake of self-reward or merit, it’s actually a selfish act. The ego needs to be shattered, love has to be the general rule.
The symbolism mentioned above can be applied to all of scripture, but that is not all. This symbolism can be used in the entire world of plants.
All of the flora has a spiritual correspondence, said Emanuel Swedenborg, who saw heavenly visions. (https://dream-prophecy.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-spiritual-symbolism-of-plants.html)
“When angels are discoursing about things of intelligence and wisdom, and about knowledge, then the influx from them into corresponding societies of spirits, falls into representations of such things as are in the vegetable kingdom; as into representations of paradises, of vineyards, of forests, of meadows with flowers, and into other beauties, which exceed all human imagination. Hence it is, that those things which are of wisdom and intelligence are described in the Word by paradises, vineyards, forests, meadows; and that where these things are named, such things are signified.” (Heavenly Arcana, n. 3220), (Selections from the Memorabilia of Svedenborg, Illustrative of his doctrines and disclosures).
History of flower symbolism
Flowers were used on different occasions throughout history. Early Christians regarded flowers with suspicion and associated them with pagans. But with time, this religion evolved, and flowers were assigned with different ideas and symbolism.
A passionflower is a flower that is primarily used in the Christian religion. It serves as a reminder of Jesus’s sacrifice, hir crucifixion, and resurrection. Each part of a passionflower represents a different aspect of the Passion of Christ.
White lily, also called Easter lily, represents Christ’s divinity and purity. This flower also symbolizes the modesty and innocence of the Virgin Mary. The leaves signify her humility, and the scent of a rose represents Mary’s divinity. Lily’s petals are a symbol of her purity and virginity. The stem also has its symbolic value; it stands for Virgin Mary’s religiously faithful mind.
The lily has three petals, which are often considered a trinity symbol. They represent three virtues-Charity, Faith, and Hope. Lily also represents loveliness, grace, and kindness.
Dream symbolic of a lily is related to the heart’s sanctity, elegance, and a need for cleansing or clarity. If you’ve dreamt about a lily, this is an encouraging message. There is a big chance of your endeavor being a success. If you dreamed of holding a lily, this indicates that you are highly respected by others.
But, if you tossed a lily in your dream, it is a message that you have been abusing your power.
A dream of lilies could also mean that this is the right time to execute a long-thought plan.
It is also an indication that your developing personal balancing is coming into a fuller integration of yourself. The appearance of a flower lily in a dream is also a sign that you seek rest, peace, and tranquility.
Mistery teachings say that lilies’ meaning includes growth, purity, freedom, progress, and development.
Significant symbolism is linked to a red rose also. This excellent flower represents the love of Jesus and his blood. In Catholicism, the rose is a symbol of the rosary. Catholics use it during prayer and commemorate several crucial events of Jesus Christ’s life.
The five petals of the rose symbolize five Christ’s wounds from the crucifixion.
The symbolic meaning of a rose depends on the flower’s color. White represents the purity of Jesus, and a red rose represents his blood.
There is also a connection to rose and angels. Many people reported smelling a pleasant smell of roses while communicating with angels in prayer and meditation. It is believed that angels use rose scent as physical signs of their presence around people. As far as flowers are concerned, roses have powerful energy fields that vibrate at the highest electrical frequency. For example, rose essential oil vibrates at a rate of 320 megahertz of electrical energy. In comparison, lavender essential oil vibrates at a rate of 118 megahertz. What’s more interesting, a healthy human brain typically vibrates between 71 and 90 megahertz.
The archangel of blessings, Barachiel, is usually depicted with a rose or rose petals, which symbolize God’s blessing delivered to people.
Among some Christians, Mary is known as the “mystic rose” because of her significant role.
A daffodil represents eternal life because they are perennial flowers that appear year after year. They are also the first flowers to appear in spring; quite a symbol for rebirth, right?
If you’ve seen this wonderful thing in a dream, it’s usually a splendid omen. Flowers are one of the symbols representing spirituality and perfection, love, joy, and happiness.
Different scenarios of flower dreams
In which way did the flower appear in your dream? Different scenarios can help you find the true meaning of your dream, which of course, also depends on the context and your feelings about it.
Flowers in bloom
Flowers in bloom signify phases of your life, so this message is related to growth. Sometimes it’s about your sexuality or opening your creativity. In some cases, flowers are signs of your hidden abilities.
If you felt like blooming, you are probably satisfied with your life. Your latest achievements could take your progress to your goals on the next level. Suppose the flower in your dream didn’t produce seeds.
In that case, this could be a sign of your deep dissatisfaction with specific situations in your life. You should take this dream as a message to deal with things that make you feel bad.
Flowers are also symbols of beauty and wonder, bringing abundance and love into your life. Suppose you dreamt about flowers in the desert. In that case, this signifies that you will overcome any obstacles and challenges ahead of you.
A flower picked by you in a dream is a sign of a possible new love in your life.
A dream of a beautiful flower garden is a sign of happy people. It is also a good omen for business people and farmers, as a sign of good harvests. If you saw a flower garden in bloom in the dream, you can consider that a message that abundance and joy are on the way. This dream also signifies peaceful times ahead.
This dream is also related to marriage and love. A Garden abundant with colorful flowers is a symbol of divine love.
Giving or receiving flowers
If you were buying flowers, it could mean a gift you will buy for someone close to express your feelings. But, if you received flowers in the dream, it signifies you achieving success. Flowers are also messengers of congratulations and support.
Wild, cut, and artificial flowers
All flowers are incredible, but wild ones are something else, right? Flowers that grow in the wild bring the message of beauty and simplicity. If your life has become somewhat flat, or maybe overcomplicated, it’s not uncommon to dream about this. It is a message from your subconscious; you should take the time to enjoy simple things in life.
Maybe a good trip out to nature is exactly what you need. Sometimes, it’s a sign that you should simplify your life and get rid of things you have no use for anymore. In some cases, wildflowers represent rebelling against mainstream society.
If you’ve dreamt about cut flowers, that could indicate falsity; are you telling the whole truth when you talk about something? Are you hiding the truth?
On the other hand, cut flowers also symbolize success and support from loved ones, and the confidence you need to achieve your goals.
Artificial flowers have logical meaning; they represent fake people. It could be you or people surrounding you. Could there be a chance you’re hiding your sadness or worry in front of others? Maybe it is time to show yourself to the world; your people will be there to support you.
Withered or dead flowers
This dream is a warning sign no of being too confident. Your behavior probably needs to be modified to achieve your desires.
If you’ve thrown away dead flowers in a dream, it’s a sign of turmoil coming after you and a sign that you should deal with issues you have more transparently. You need to take a breath and face your problems.
Withered flowers symbolize disappointment and depression about situations we don’t know how to fix. This dream should also be taken as a reminder to start using your full potential instead of succumbing to laziness and procrastination.
Sometimes it signifies sadness and disappointment because of a loss you’ve experienced.
Giving flowers to someone you don’t know
This dream is usually a good sign because it indicates meeting someone who could have a significant role in your life. They could even become your life partner.
A dream about white flowers
Sometimes, white flowers symbolize joy after removing negativity from your life. In other cases, they are a sign of sadness you might experience shortly.
A dream of yellow flowers
It’s a symbol of character, friendship, and celebration. This dream is usually an indication that something good is going to come to you soon. You will not be the only one who will reap the benefits of this good fortune.
A dream of a flowering thorn
This dream is not a positive sign; thorns in this scenario represent stinging barbs or words that made you feel unwanted. They symbolize the things the hurt or worry you.
Dreaming of overcoming the thorns’ pain is a sign that you are working towards a better future.
Seeds in a dream usually represent fertility but are also a symbol of opportunities and possibilities in your life. This dream is also a sign that you are ready to grow and be successful.
A flower bouquet
This dream signifies happiness and positive surprises. Sometimes a bouquet in a dream serves as a reminder to take the time to see the people we love. It is relaxing and good for our soul to be around people we like, and vice versa.
This dream holds important symbolism; it is a sign that you will meet the people essential to your life very soon. Besides this interpretation, there is another one. Dreams like this also show the love blooming within you; this energy will probably bring a new romantic partner in your life. You should remember one important thing – take your time to establish respect in this relationship.
Many people express themselves with colors. Picking their clothes every day in a specific color, painting their homes, or just having a favorite one; everyone has a favorite color, right?
So, colors represent emotions in our lives, and it is no different when it comes to dreaming about flowers. Harmony between various nuances signifies that your life is on the right track and going well. It’s going to be filled with love and kindness, which will bring benefits both privately and at work.
This dream is a sign that good times are ahead of you. The thing you have long been waiting for is finally coming to you.
This dream is here to make you truly see the potentials you have to develop. But, you should understand that you need opportunities so you can show your skills. The message of this dream not to be afraid to show your qualities.
Planting flowers in a dream also means that your financial situation will be better soon; it’s time to reap what you have planted.
This scenario also symbolizes your love blossoming. But, it can also suggest big ego or vanity. If you pay too much attention to yourself and others’ physical beauty, don’t ignore this dream.