Snow evokes a sense of awe and wonder in many who witness its falling.
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 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 carries mystical meaning. Journey with us into the mystical meaning of snow!
The Spiritual Meaning of Snow
- Water is a form of knowledge. Water descending from a high place to a lower place represents knowledge flowing from a higher reality down to mundane life. Rain (water in liquid form) is a transmission of knowledge that is harder to grasp. Ice (water in solid form) is more compact and easy to grasp. These two forms of precipitation symbolize the way that knowledge moves from higher reality to mundane life. Snow is a hybrid of the two forms of water.
- Snow is, in mystical terms, an intermediary between higher reality and mundane life.
- 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.
- Snow is likened to a gentle and kind version of education, one that emphasizes purity of spirit.
- To learn more about educating others in the gentle manner of snow, read The Spiritual Meaning of Snow.
A Snow Shoveling Meditation
Do you see snow as an interruption? If shoveling snow feels like a battle to you, then do this snow shoveling meditation.
Snow helps me to place my life in perspective.
When you are shoveling, say the meditation to yourself. Stop and allow yourself to appreciate and absorb the mystical beauty of snow.