Cosmos, ageratum and marigolds have something in common in my (tiny) garden plot. All of them have shown up in my dreams on various occasions over the past few years. When flowers show up in dreams or in life, their symbolic meaning can provide insight and guidance about our current situation. Pay attention to the flowers that pop up in your life today and look up their symbolic meaning to figure out their message for you. Check out the book reference below for more information about flower symbolism and meaning.
Here are a couple of dreams I had of flowers as well as a brief description of the flowers’ symbolic meaning:
“I had a dream that I was watching ducklings cross a road. The ducklings appeared excited and happy. I noticed a group of joggers approaching the ducklings and they appeared unaware of the ducklings on the road. I yelled at the runners “slow down”, “watch out” and “ducklings crossing ahead”. The runners heard me, slowed down and avoided the ducklings. A tragedy was prevented. A little kid’s father gave me a single cosmos flower to say thanks.”
Cosmos – brings the mind and heart together and help us to be more present in the moment. Cosmos helps bring out the creative ability that we all have but sometimes forget or neglect to express. Cosmos will inspire us to find more time to exercise our imagination (Andrews 2004).
Perhaps one of the messages from the cosmos flower is to “slow down” and be more present in the moment? Perhaps I need to connect more with my heart so that I can really enjoy the goodness of life that surrounds me?
“I had a dream that I grew marigolds that had the ability to grow into each other creating a thick mat. The flower stems intertwined to create a pattern. I harvested the flowers and wore them like a shawl. The shawl was beautiful and I loved wearing it.”
Marigolds – These flowers remind us to trust our inner wisdom in regards to challenges we face every day. Marigolds help us to understand the power of our words and the ability of our words to harm and heal (Andrews 2004).
Perhaps the message from the marigold in my dream is to trust my inner wisdom and wear it proudly?
Visiting my (tiny) garden plot every day and tending to my “dream” flowers reminds me of the insight and guidance they gave me.
Flowers have a wonderful ability to stop us in our tracks and give us a sense of inspiration and awe. I hope this post encourages you to “stop and smell the roses” today.
Andrews, Ted. (2004) Nature-Speak: Signs, Omens and Messages in Nature. Jackson, Tennessee: Dragonhawk Publishing.