The Lotus Flower
is one of the most ancient
and auspicious symbols of our planet.
It is the symbol of purity
of the heart, mind, and body.
It is a symbol of spiritual attainment.
The lotus flower has the ability
to beautifully blossom
and become detached.
The roots of a lotus are in the mud.
The stem of the lotus flower grows up
through the water, and the fragrant flower,
which can be described as having a rich,
warm, and tropical forest smell,
rises above the surface of the water,
where it can sunbathe in the sunlight.
This gorgeous, blooming flower emerges
from the dirty, murky, and muddy bottom of a pond,
but still remains untouched and unstained
by the murky waters surrounding it.
Born into a dark and murky environment...
the lotus flowers pattern of growth symbolizes
the breakthrough of the soul
from the primeval chaos of materialism,
through the waters of experience and understanding,
and into the light of wisdom, creativity, knowledge,
refinement, and edification.
The lotus flower grows from the mud
and finds its way through purifying waters
to open up to the light.
The lotus flower is also seen as a metaphor
for the human who rises from the darkness of the world...
striving through the difficulties,
and embracing a more godly way of thinking and living.
the lotus flower symbolizes
the unfolding of our highest passion...
for seeking rebirth and enlightenment...
for the well-being of others.
What makes the lotus
flower so unique?
The lotus flower sheds its seeds
and blooms... concurrently.
The lotus flower is regarded as
a symbol of the past, present, and future.
The serene beauty of the lotus flower
and its ability to blossom in even the murkiest of waters
speaks volumes to their powerful, vital force.
The lotus flower grows in muddy water
and rises above the surface to bloom.
Lotuses grow out of the mud
pure, clean, untouched by the impurity,
and with remarkable beauty.
Untouched by the impurity,
the lotus flower symbolizes
the purity of heart, body, and mind.
The lotus flower represents long life,
health, honor and good fortune.
According to some...
the lotus flower can be a source of pain relief.
It was also thought to stimulate circulation.
Some believe that the essence of the fragrant lotus flower
enhances healing on every level.
Lotus seeds have been found to last for thousands of years,
fully retaining their ability to germinate...
a fitting metaphor for how we often find ourselves
experiencing renewal after enduring
the worst of situations.
The Blue Lotus
The blue lotus symbolizes that which urges us
to seek new and edifying experiences.
The blue Lotus flower has been immersed in symbolism
since the time of the Egyptians, where it was used as
a metaphor for re-birth.
In Eastern traditions,
the blue lotus represents the victory of the spirit
over the senses and signifies the wisdom of knowledge.
Lotus blossoms open and close
with each sunrise and sunset.
At night the lotus flower closes
and sinks underwater.
At dawn the lotus flower rises
and opens again!