Glass: A spiritual Symbol

Note: our subconscious, is our higher, hidden, and best knowing self guiding us through life. It speaks to us in pictures and codes so it’s important to take note off the codes and images you receive in dreams or in walking life because this is a guide that offers a sense of reassurance and confidence in decision making.

The symbolism of glass has a long history. Glass has been in use since ancient times. It was one of the many natural materials people used to create useful and beautiful tools and astonishing decorative objects. Including but not limited to making various types of bowls, vessels, jewelry, weapon and so on. Much later in history, people learned how to use glass to make windows. In addition, glass has many useful and powerful spiritual properties.

Different from semi-precious and precious stones, glass is not believed by crystal therapy experts to possess particularly important healing properties. This is an error, glass characteristics are equally interesting, inspiring and magical. Glass is eternal; you can break it into the tiniest particles, melt it down, turn it into magnificent forms, but it would always stay what it is, glass.

Glass consist of all four essential elements. It symbolizes transformation, change, eternity and rebirth. Thus, symbolically it carries dual associates. Firstly, it conjures ideas opposed to longevity and eternity. Making it a symbol of fragility, vulnerability and brittleness. Secondly, it represents things that offer protection and strength.

Not only does glass demonstrate invisible protection, but also the unsteadiness and brittle truth of reality. Speaking of reality, Glass also speaks to a level of clairvoyance and ability to see through things --things you are aware and those of which you are not.

Broken glass usually stands for things that are damaged and that are gone for good. Metaphorically, it represents not only actual objects that are broken, but also relationships that are broken or corrupted, things that are bad and that cannot be undone, yet in general, glass is something that can always be revived or shaped into a new form. Thus, broken glass is seen as a symbol of transformation and inevitability of change. Ultimately symbolizing the importance of accepting changes, and delivering a message that – “life goes on”, “ don’t cry over spilt milk”, and “pull yourself together.”

So, depending on the exact cultural systems one is referencing any specific aforementioned motif may arise. These folk beliefs and superstitions are often related to various glass objects.

+ A broken bowl or a cup made of glass is considered a lucky sign. It is associated with money and fortune.

It means you are about to receive some good news regarding your financial status or that there is a celebration coming your way. Broken cups, plates, or vessels in general usually symbolize happy events, gatherings, abundance and prosperity.

This is the reason glass is sometimes broken intentionally, as a ritual to chase away evil and bring good fortune. For example, Jewish wedding ceremony features breaking of a glass, to ward away evil spirits and make marriage long lasting and love eternal.

Additionally, If a wine glass or even a bottle has been broken while people were toasting, it is considered a fortunate sign. There is a common naval tradition to break a bottle of champagne over a bow of a ship, to ensure a safe voyage and luck to all the crew and the ship herself. It is an old and common part of ceremonial launching of a ship. It is called ship christening.

+ If you break a figurine made of glass, the meaning depends on what the figurine represented to you. If it was particularly important one to you, it means that you will lose something in near future; it could be anything, from material possessions to people in your life.

Often people who are dealing with a loss break glass objects accidentally or see broken glass objects.