Burning Bush Also Represents the Tree of Life. This blog presents a surprising co-incidence. The emergency symbol for fire is the same as the Hebrew letter for “shin”. This letter actually represents fire in Judaic traditions. It can have either a “hissing” sound, like the word “history”. Or, it can have a “sh” sound as in the word, “short.” The difference depends on the placement of a vowel dot. Both sounds imitate fire’s sound. This letter is most sacred. It represents two names of God. They are Shaddai שדי meaning “Almighty”, and Hebrew: שָׁלוֹם shalom. Hebrew is written from right to left. Shalom, unlike Shaddai, can have multiple meanings: They include- Peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility. It can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.
Burning Bush and the Tree of Life
We can readily see how life’s fulfillment comes with with “Shalom”. To acquire “Shalom” is to reach the top of the mountain-just like Moses. It becomes all the sum of all the desirable fruits of life that we live for. For meditation I suggest the following: Slowly, repeat “sha” 5 times. The “ah” sound releases the tension of the “sh”. Meditate on this release. The ending “om” sound of “shalom.” Repeat this sound five times. Then say the entire word five times. May all the blessings of “shalom” be with you.
Our second major point is about the Tree of Life. Shin and the burning bush are symbols for this tree. Its depiction also provides a format for meditation. It too, has the overall shape of the letter, shin. You can see the 3 vertical pillars. Horizontal and diagonal paths connecting them become illuminations.