I am passionate about identity and people BEING WHO THEY ARE CREATED TO BE…
Having had my own journey, questioning life, who I am, whether God really exists I have come to some of my own conclusions, and am most definitely still learning!
There was a time I was questioning who I was and I asked God to show me in the form of a flower.
He highlighted a Dandelion.
This intrigued me, and so I looked it up!
The meanings were amazingly profound and captured my character perfectly.
Making me realise God knows me more than I know myself!
“The dandelion has more intelligence than most humans.”
“Dandy” = free, light.
“Lion” = ferocious, authoritative, bold, roars!
- world-famous for their beauty
- the subject of many poems.
- more nutritious than most of the vegetables in your garden.
- named after lions because their lion-toothed leaves healed so many ailments, great and small: baldness, dandruff, toothache, sores, fevers, rotting gums, weakness, lethargy and DEPRESSION.
- fast growers, the sunny yellow flowers going from bud to seed in days. And also long-lived.
- known for their deep roots that can go down 15 feet.
- able to clone… two new heads sprout for every one that is cut off, the root clones when divided; a one-inch bit of dandelion root can grow a whole new dandelion.
- able to shove their way though gravel and cement, and thrive in barren habitats.
- among the most expensive items in the grocery store.
- just plain FUN…Blowing on dandelion puffballs can tell you if it’s time to go home, how many years until you get married, or how many children you’ll have – and of course, if you catch a flying dandelion seed, you can make a wish.
- in need of sun and disturbed soil to thrive. They “look for” human activities: roadsides, construction sites, parking lots – and lawns.
- never going to be eradicated, they are wild things.
- linked with Christ’s self-sacrifice on the cross.
- defined as: “the lion’s tooth”. This summons symbolic meaning of lion’s, which DEALSwith courage, pride, family (communication/connection).
- found in crucifixion paintings.
- dandelion is a natural detoxicant, body-cleanser and diuretic.
- are also symbolic of positivity, progress and survival.
- sign of joy, and childlike wonder.
Allow you to witness life from a childlike perspective!
- determined and return with vengeance, and wilful directive to survive.
- reminders of dreams that you’ve dreamt and the power of your words and thoughts.
The divine design to the dandelion…
- Yellow (flower):
Yellow is symbolic of communication, clarity, intelligence, (with an alacritous mind -quick wit, alertness of thought). vibrancy, radiance, healing, growth and joy.
- White (puffball):
White is also symbolic of intelligence, as well as clarity, purity, cleansing, spirit/soul, space, and new beginnings.
- Green (leaves/stem):
The green of the dandelion represents groundedness, wholesomeness, growth, resurgence, nature and life.
Dandelions offer a message not only of hope, but also:
“I shed light upon that which is otherwise hidden.”
“Be fruitful and multiply”