Tuesday February 25, 2020

Ten Trees that have Spiritual Significance Attached to them: Find Out!

You will be surprised to know what spiritual representation each of the trees contains

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Trees Landscape
Trees have spiritual representation. Pixabay

June 20, 2017:

Trees have some spiritual representation and symbolic meaning attached to them. A tree is a symbol of endurance, perseverance, antiquity, and magnanimity.  With body rooted in earth and crown dancing in the sky, a tree is a symbol of life.

You will be surprised to know what spiritual representation each of the trees contains. Here is a list of trees with different symbols:

  1.  APPLE 

Apple Tree. Pixabay

It symbolizes happiness, youthfulness, vigor, beauty, and magic.

 

2.  BAMBOO 

Bamboo Tree. Pixabay

It represents spirit, rejuvenation, and versatility.

 

3. BONSAI 

Bonsai Tree. Pixabay

It conveys meditation, harmony, the balance of thoughts.

 

4. CEDAR 

Cedar Tree. Pixabay

The symbolic meaning includes purification and healing.

 

5. CHERRY 

Cherry Tree. Pixabay

It signifies awakening and rebirth. It is also called a symbol of romance.

 

6. EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus Tree. Pixabay

It purports wealth and foretelling.

 

7. OAK 

Oak Tree. Pixabay

It is a symbol of prowess and strength and is the most powerful of all trees.

 

8. OLIVE 

Olive Tree. Pixabay

It implies reward, success, and fruitfulness.

 

9. PINE 

Pine Tree. Pixabay

It is a symbol of holiday celebration and eternal life.

 

10. PALM 

Palm Tree. Pixabay

It exhibits firm, unbreakable and an opportunity to nurture the soul.

 


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Here’s how Spirituality Can Improve the Lives of HIV Patients

Spirituality may improve quality of life in HIV patient

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Researchers have found that HIV patients who pray or meditate regularly have a better quality of life. Pixabay

Adults living with HIV were more likely to feel higher levels of emotional and physical well-being if they attended religious services regularly, prayed daily and self-identified as religious or spiritual, according to a new study.

By contrast, patients living with HIV who had the lowest levels of quality of life and more mental health challenges were privately religious, the research added.

“These findings are significant because they point to the untapped potential of encouraging patients living with HIV who are already religious to attend religious services regularly. People who identify as spiritual also benefit from improved overall health-related quality of life,” said study researcher Maureen E. Lyon from Children’s National Hospital in the US.

Scientific evidence suggests that religions that present God as all-powerful, personal, responsive, loving, just and forgiving make a difference in health-related quality of life.

HIV spirituality
Patients living with HIV who had the lowest levels of quality of life and more mental health challenges were privately religious. Pixabay

“In general, patients living with HIV have reported that they wished their health care providers acknowledged their religious beliefs and spiritual struggles,” Lyon added.

For the findings, published in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, the research team wanted to learn more about the degree of religiousness and spirituality reported by people living with HIV and the interplay between religion and health-related quality of life.

They recruited patients to participate in a clinical trial about family-centered advance care planning and enrolled 223 patient/family dyads in this study. 56 per cent of patients were male. 86 per cent were African American, and their mean age was 50.8. 75 per cent were Christian.

The researchers identified three distinct classes of religious beliefs: Class 1, the highest level of religiousness or spirituality, applied to people more likely to attend religious services in person each week, to pray daily, to “feel God’s presence” and to self-identify as religious and spiritual.

According to the study, 35 per cent of the participants were Class 1 and tended to be older than 40. Class 2 applied to privately religious people who engaged in religious activities at home, like praying, and did not attend services regularly. 47 per cent of study participants were Class 2.

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Class 3 participants self-identified as spiritual but were not involved in organised religion. Nearly 18 per cent of study participants were Class 3, the lowest overall level of spirituality. According to the researchers, Class 1 spirituality was associated with increased quality of life, mental health and improved health status. (IANS)