The living, growing part of you. The part that is still vulnerable because of its newness, or outworn (depending on colour of leaf) part of your thinking or feeling. You can also be blown like a leaf, suggesting separation from your roots and main growth; or you can take a leaf from someone’s notebook, thus following their example or idea. The leaves as a whole, if falling, can represent the end of your life, the passing ego that dies, but leaves the trunk, the process that gave life. See: tree.
The leaves on a tree may represent your personal life, this particular life with its many activities and desires, that may fall off the tree – die – but what gave it life continues to exist. The leaf may indicate something in you that is living, growing, or outworn (depending on colour of leaf). This may be part of your thinking or feeling. You can also be blown like a leaf, suggesting separation from your roots and main growth; or you can take a leaf from someone’s notebook, thus following their example or idea.
Leaves also can indicate new life that is flourishing and expanding, so a new part of you growing. It is also linked with the mystery of Life, as it emerges from unconsciousness into a new being. Often it is a deep cellular or inner growth
Example: And I look upon the wayside flower, reaching through the grass, and see in its petalled face a peace and a great prayer, for flowers can pray. Within me I hear the echo of its worship. “I am here! I am here! Out of the dark into the light, I am here. Out of nothingness the mystery wrought me. Out of the pieces of its being I arise. In surety I live, until I die, back into the mystery, to be lived again, or be forever that which lived me.”
Example: Walking to the lake which was behind the huge rock column all in open ground and very swampy, we tried to cross. A tree trunk lay over at one point. Some people went to cross but one of them rocked the tree, and I think dislodged it. Now I looked back at the column, and was very surprised to see, on the strange design, little fronds of green leaves. The column was, I suddenly saw, a huge tree, and the leaves were sprouting at the top. To the right was another such tree, but smaller. The shape of these columns was like massive spacecraft cylinders pointed at the top. I believe I now looked across the hills, and saw a track leading off to where I seemed to know our home lay.
Example: The awakening interrupted a dream, which was extremely lucid and logical. I knew clearly, during it, what it meant. I was simply watching leaves, like a fern, grow and expand. As I did so I realised this was an expression of something taking place in my being. Namely, the vegetative (vegetable) forces had been released to greater or more powerful activity. It was very clear in the dream, but I quickly lost much of the accompanying knowledge. But I knew, or experience, that the release was linked with consciousness and will. In some way I cannot yet explain, the power of this process streamed through the will or consciousness, and awareness expanded as the leaf grew. In other words consciousness filled the leaf being grown.
Useful Questions and Hints:
Was the leaves growing from an old tree?
What were my feelings when I saw the leaves?
Were leaves falling or new grown?