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spiritual meaning of snow

Nothing is as it appears. What lies beneath the enchanting snowflakes floating gently from heaven to earth? From whence do these white angels originate? Is this heaven speaking to us?

Mysticism teaches that everything in the physical universe has a spiritual counterpart.  Just as a teardrop is a manifestation of human emotion, and anger is an expression of repressed energy, so physical phenomena actually evolve from and are a manifestation of a spiritual reality. Thus snow is a channel of energy, it is a Divine voice speaking to us through visual imagery so that we can experience it with our bodily senses.

Meteorologist may perceive snow to be a result of pressure systems and precipitation levels; physicist will recognize the subatomic particles that create snow; but the mystic sees the cosmic energy that snow manifests and the facets of our psyche that it illuminates.

Let us explore the spirit within the snow.

Water in all its forms is a symbol of knowledge. Descending water represents the transmission of knowledge from a higher to a lower place, the flow of information from teacher to student. On a cosmic level, rain and snow reflect different ways in which divine energy flows to us from a higher spiritual plane.

Water flowing downward thus describes G-d’s way of transmitting His energy to us and represents the conduit through which our material existence and G-d interact. The purpose of existence is to create unity between G-d and man, so that we, in our limited, material existence can become integrated and unified in an intimate and equal relationship with G-d. To achieve this neither the Divine nor the human can be compromised. Unity achieved on G-d’s terms would annihilate our identities, our existence. Can we (our egos, vanities, and needs) co-exist with G-d who is infinite, uncontained and undefined? And unity attained on our material, finite terms would compromise G-d, because He would have to limit Himself to our existence.

If water – the divine wisdom – were to flow continuously, it would totally submerge and obliterate, not allowing space for any other existence. So water flows in various measures to allow for the transmission to be internalized. Sometimes water flows as rain and sometimes it freezes to different degrees producing snow, hail or sleet, which are all metaphors for the teacher monitoring and transforming the flow into forms that the student can contain and assimilate.

Rain is a transmission that is more on Divine terms. Admittedly it falls in drops which symbolizes some level of contraction, but it flows continuously like a stream of information retaining its fluidity and it is absorbed quickly into the earth.

Ice on the other hand, is a transmission that is more on the recipient’s terms. The information has solidified into a compact state so that the student can internalize it. The flow has ceased and turned into a solid form, so the student is not overwhelmed by the continuous flow of new ideas.

Snow is an intermediary state between fluid water and solid ice. In order to appreciate the spiritual implications of this, we need to examine the properties of snow.

A snowflake needs at least two components in order to form. In addition obviously to cold air, it requires water droplets (vapor), and a nucleus. The nucleus is made up of dust, minerals or other microscopic particles in the air. A snowflake is formed when water takes shape around these microscopic particles and the cold air turns it into ice crystals. Thus snow has two components: water and earth – earth being the particles, and the water being the droplets. Earth is the material world – without any recognition of G-dliness; water is the knowledge of G-d – divine energy without any containers. Thus snow, being half heaven and half earth provides the perfect intermediary between these two worlds.

Snow consists of separate snowflakes that are actually independent properties – each comprised of about 100 ice crystals. Snowflakes cling to each other but they are not intrinsically one. In contrast, water is one unified entity. Although it consists of droplets, each drop joins with another and they become one body of water. What is the symbolism of this in the flow of knowledge?

When a teacher has to reach out to a student who is far beneath his or her level of knowledge and understanding, he or she cannot allow the water to just flow freely, it has to be dressed up in metaphors and it has to be paced. In order for the student to understand a new concept, the teacher needs to create a point of reference by using examples, anecdotes, stories, and analogies. Thus snowflakes represent the need to explain gradually, step by step, in a language that is accessible to the student.

Snow falls gently and silently, teaching us in our own process of educating others and educating ourselves, that we need gentleness. If we educate with a sledgehammer – with unceasing rain pour – it will simply submerge and destroy the crops. Even when it rains on earth, science tells us that on a higher level, the beginning process could have originated in snowflakes. So snowflakes are a symbol of that first gentle step.

Who has not been awed by the beauty of the city or countryside covered in snow? The serenity and whiteness of snow attracts us. We sense the purity of snow when we wake up in the morning and the streets, which are so often filled with grime, are all covered with a white blanket of snow. Snow is a great equalizer – no matter how big the building, or the car, whether a Lexus or a Hyundai, they’re all covered equally by the snow. Snow has the ability to cover over the impurities of life and remind us of our own purity.

So snow is heaven speaking to us – speaking to us through purity, speaking to us gently and gradually on our terms. Snow is the intermediary stage between heaven and earth; ice is a little closer to the level of earth; sleet is in between snow and ice. Thus every weather condition sends us a message and lesson –  whether it’s rain, snow, ice, sleet or hail.

Ultimately, the intention is that the snow should melt and turn to water. Once the snow falls and blocks our driveways and streets, we want it to melt. In the education process the student needs to pause which requires a freezing of the water, but then at some point it has to melt and integrate into our system in order for us to grow.

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The idea of educating through metaphor is further expressed through the numerical secret of snow.  The gematria (numerical equivalent) of the Hebrew word sheleg (snow) is 333 (shin=300, lamed=30, gimmel=3). It says in Kabbalah that sheleg is the gematria of three times the letter alef. When you spell out the letter alef, it is 111. (Alef, lamed, and fei is 1+30+80=111.) So 111 times 3 is 333 which is sheleg.

What is the significance? The verse states, “Vayidaber Melech Shlomo shaloshes alafim moshel – King Solomon, (the wise one) spoke in 3,000 metaphors.” The number 3,000, three elefs (elef is one thousand), is snow. (The letter alef also refers to the word elef, 1,000.) So snow relates to the concept of three thousand metaphors.

What’s the relationship between the two? Sheleg, snow, is the concept of metaphor itself. The spiritual dimension of snow serves as an intermediary between Divine energy and the universe. Snow is the concept of explaining knowledge in metaphor. Its cosmic significance is this: To understand the process of how G-d created the universe, G-d could not allow the borders of divinity and spirituality to just flow ceaselessly and annihilate the boundaries of existence. G-d had to contain it, and the way He contained it is reflected in snow.

The mystique of snow is precisely because of its dual quality of heaven meeting earth, water meeting land. Next time you look at the snowflakes gently dropping from heaven, blanketing earth in its white embrace, remember that you are witnessing a kiss – the kiss of the Divine and the mundane.

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David

Awesome

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Lexi Penner

I was on a major search for the meaning of snow. Mainly because, the day I was born, there was snow, and the day I was taken out of the hospital to go home, there was a blizzard.
Thank you, I honor you for this article. But if there’s a truly different meaning to being born in days of snow, I would like to know.

Mulantis

WOW. ^_^ I came upon this gift after having a dream this morning of being surrounded by a lot of snow, so I feel very grateful.

This profound, heartfelt, spiritual interpretation of snow deeply moved me on all levels of my being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

While reading this, I also received an insight that snow is symbolic of the merging of God (earth, like God) and Goddess (water, like Goddess) within us.

Thank you so much for Being an invaluable gift to your Multidimensional self (earthly and otherworldly physical selves)/Self (Source: Soul/Spirit within) and interconnected Life.

CHELLE

Had a dream of 3 exactly 3 snowflakes falling. Confirmation. ????????

S.Thomas

I was so moved and blessed by this article that it actually brought me to tears. I found this during my quest to find the meaning of a rather profound dream I had two nights ago. I can’t help but believe that there is a message from the LORD in it but what??? My dream starts with my sister and her family rushing to my house seeking shelter from a tornado that was oddly ravishing her home before our eyes on a sunny day. It was really thin and tall and moving towards us but then veered off. Moments afterwards… Read more »

Lois Maute

Very good blog,thank so much for your time in writing the posts.

Erin

Had dream me and my brother felt like we were young kids again outside in snow in driveway playing etc but in dream we were buried alive in snow what means?.

Zion

Being born Upstate New York and living all my young adult life til OMG 33 in Niagra Falls and Canada , so many beautiful memories as one said ‘PERFECTLY ‘ on this thread …I soooo remember the snow angels and walking in waist deep SNOW all over Buffalo and LOVING IT , the winters TOBOGGANING down HIGH mountain hills OMG~Oh My Goodness 😉 is to much for me to MISS any longer returning HOME TO MY SNOW I MISS SO MUCH …Which I certainly DO BELIEVE is a Glistening NEW FRESH BEGINNING FOR ME . The heat factor has a… Read more »

sal

my mother died from cancer a year ago the day as i was walking out my cousins house to go to my house cus it was late about 12;30 am as i was walking i saw an orb floating 6 feet from the ground at first i thought it was a light bulb that fell from his house or light pole til it started floating towards me and i was getting nervous and excited at the same time, it was solid colored like a star and the size of a baseball as it got in front of my face i… Read more »

Phyllis

I dreamed of snow blowing the snow turned into different patterns and into angels. So beautiful

[…] months ago I came across an article on snow and a few metaphors it represents. There are some pretty neat insights that can be learned […]

Robin

I think I would have appreciated the article more if God wasn’t scored out of it by writing G-d.

sky

To lose a loved one is never easy and people go through this pain in different ways. Ilost my mother few years, we were very very close so it made it difficult for me to let go. i was in pain physically, i missed her so much it started affecting my personal life, work and family. My husband was scared because i was depress as hell, He came across a man that is that practice divination, reincarnation etc….. My husband employed is service, and it works! i saw my mother in my dreams it felt real. i started feeling better,… Read more »

Vickie

God is great; God is Good from noun to verb G-d

Annie hames

So blessed with the meaning what does snow mean in the Bible? We just had a big snow fall here in our city it came on Wednesday it’s Wednesday again we had sun to shine everyday everywhere you look it’s gone but on my front porch there are 3 broken pieces left look like white cotton very small no one has touched it going in or out of the house just wanted to know what it means in Bible meaning. Thanks so much for this you made my day great !!! Needing to know !!! Annie

Jaya

Loved it….beautiful to share such divine knowledge

kathy

I came across this article because I had a dream of looking outside a window and it was starting to snow (not during winter time) the snow started to form snowflakes and they were getting larger and larger so much you could see the intricacy of each snowflake. This is a wonderful article on snow, I will remember it, however I will have to see what this dream entails.

By the way I am wondering why you spell GOD G-d, he is the source, our creator, names should be spelt in full.

Ruth

Thank you so much am so touch bout snow you have answered me God bless you

Olga

My son was murdered on December 6, 2015. At the cemetery, when the preacher was speaking,the wind was blowing bitter cold when all of a sudden huge snowflakes began to blow across where we were standing. It continued for a while until my son was put under. I have often wondered what that meant or if there was a spiritual meaning from God!!!

Sandra

A kiss from the divine……… My dad passed away in the month of March! My mom passed away in the month of November! It snowed on the day of their funerals!

Alyona

Hello, does anyone knew what it means, when a person actually have ability in real life to see in third dimension falling snow, rain, or small hail? What actually does it means?
Any help, greatly appreciated.

Finwedo Wainis

2017,star out freshey,almost a year I’m starting to be more understanding and more wiser being a CHRISTIAN. ..and today it’s the third round getting SNOW around in Portland Oregon, waaaw ,meaningful life center . grateful to be more focus….SNOW

Linda

I loved this article. I had a dream that I was looking out of a big window and it was snowing a lot. As I watched the snow fall it seemed to slow down and I could make out individual snowflakes and each one was detailed and different. I was just mesmerized by their beauty. The snowflakes started coming down slower and slower and were getting larger and larger until finally only one big snowflake hung in the air and stayed there. I kept looking at it and I thought for a moment I could make out the outline of… Read more »

agnes

the article reminded me of my teacher
who was also my very good freind.whom i will want throughout my life. i really love him……

Ryan

I have recently come to the thinking that snow is a sign of sanctity of life. As it preserves and nourishes living things. I think of snow as a very symbolic thing.

Imbydesign

In my last sentence I meant another perspective.
Spellcheck LOL

Imbydesign

I don’t normally comment about my feelings online, however I must say that reading the information on snowflakes is so profound and powerful for me spiritually I have to share why I was seeking this knowledge. I had a dream when I was eleven years old that I have never forgotten. I lived in Southern California and attended Russell Elementary School; (real life). In my dream I was on the playground with a lot of other kids when they all suddenly disappeared and I was alone. It then started to snow and these huge beautiful snowflakes were following From the… Read more »

Robina

Major snow storm on the east coast they’re calling it Jonah . wow I hardly know where to begin. I knew snow is very significant in the Bible . hail also god used it as one of the 7 plagues. What I found fascincinating was the numerical value of the word snow. The number 333 has always had special meaning to me I was had a beautiful heirloom given to me by my mother it was a ring my brother had made for her in Turkey when he was stationed their during Vietnam he had a match made for himself.… Read more »

Dora

To those of you who are thirsty to see with your own eyes photographic evidence of the power of Love on snow crystal, please search the internet for this amaxing Japanese man – Masaru Emoto. My favorite books from him are – “Heal Thyself” and “Hidden Messages from Water”.

Wishing you all a very happy 2016!

Kay

I signed up today and am trying to get the whole article of the spiritual meaning of snow but am unable to get the article. Please help

Snow and Ice

I was surprised to read such articles.
I was not aware there would be any relevant documentation on snow and ice.
I was wrong.

I pray, I plead for knowledge/clarity/comfort in this mind of mine.
Thank you, G-d
Thank you, all.

snow

Thank you so much for this cosmic explanation of snow. Last night I dreamt of snow covering every part of where I was living and your article gave a clear and precise explanation that truly resonated with me and what is taking place in my reality at the present time. Thank you so much for this confirmation.

Amanda

I think snow was heaven speaking. I believe my mom is in heaven and from there she and God sent snow for me to know she is with Him now.

The day of the snow moon is on my birthday, does this mean anything? Or just postive omen?

Jeannie

This kiss was for my soul knowledge. Thank you for helping me move from the mundane with grace filled understanding.

Madison

*Snow reminds me of new beginnings*Family & loved ones*Old memories*That hot cup of hot chocolate after making snow angels*The fire place at our family cabin in Colorado*Christmas*The difference in our lifes between past & present*

THank you. Always curious how snow was made. Also I dreamt I was flying in a gentle snow fall. I am starting something new in my life.I know now i am on a god guided path.

Eileen Moore

This explanation on snow was excellent. I have been having dream on snow falling. Thank you!

cinnamonb

Thanks for the lovely article. Im a retired educator, so I naturally related to it. I stumbled onto it because I was needing a way in for the title of a poem I wrote involving snow. Your article certainly did help me get the right title.

Jennifer Ashley

Hello there 🙂 a few days ago, i dreamt that my fiance and i were standing outside and noticed a large white and blue snowflake falling ftom the sky. We live in florida, which is funny bc it never snows, so in my dream i actually remember that we knew we were witnessing a miracle bc it just diesnt snow here. So in the dream, we both instantly ran over to see this snowflake so we fell to the ground on our knees as we watched it gently float down right before us. It was breathtakingly beautiful, like a frosty… Read more »

Lee Cyndi

Snow is a reflection of Paradise and the message from the Divine. Beautiful! It seems like you received this Knowledge from In The Light of Truth, The Grail Message by Abd-ru-shin (especially since you wrote G-d to keep His Name Sacred)!

UZOMA IHEOHAKARA

Thank you so much sir. I love this. God Bless.

Kelo

Just so perfect.

Because my cup is so large and thirst overwhelming in my excitement I tend to pour out (sledgehammer) the knowledge divinely imparted to other who do not have the wineskins to recieve. Though it is given grace fully but not in the proper story. I can barely contain it myself and must be mindful.

So in snow I will poetically go.
Shalom

Amanda

Really appreciated that insight. Made me look at things a bit different. Not just in dreams but reality as well.

Bernice

Thank you, I grew from this knowledge in this years first snow storm. I now have a new perspective. Forever grateful!
Namaste

Marz

From my experience, seeing snow, pixelated visuals, moving air molecules, static, or anything of the like is the first stage in 3rd eye awakening. It appears to help one trance into the formless void of space, but as it does this, also awakens you to subtle dimensions of reality that are not normally seen. In my experience, this first stage occurs usually for those that are philosophically or spiritually engaged with the mystery of life. Thus star-gazing is helpful, deep penetrative thought, and visual-arts that allow one to stare contemplatively into inner and outer space. The next stage, at least… Read more »

Marie

Thank your for your interpretation about snowflakes dreaming.
I was thrilled with your explanation…It serve a purpose beyond words can describes what you really touch me on how to see the beauty and spiritual awake with snowflakes.
I am very thankful to your dicerniment. I humbled thank you and appreciate very much what I have learned from you!
Love and Peace,
Marie

carol

Thank you for this excellent article on the spiritual significance of snow. I had a dream recently where one large snowflake fell to the ground, and was spellbound by it. It was huge. A friend suggested it referred to the imminent birth of our first grandchild. As two ice/snow dreams in recent weeks have proceeded it, it is worth contemplating. I like to think it has many layers to its meaning, and you have given me much to mull over. Thank you