Why wear a lotus flower as a piece of jewelry?
In many cultures the Lotus Flower symbolizes spiritual awareness. It is often used as symbol of enlightenment. Wearing a Lotus Flower necklace or pendant is a wonderful reminder of our own individual, unfolding spiritual journey.
As a Yoga practitioner and gemstone jewelry designer, I love to create inspiring pieces of jewelry to assist me and others on the spiritual path. I often use the Lotus flower symbol in my jewelry designs. I’ll explain the meaning and significance of the Lotus flower. You just might want to wear this beautiful symbol as a representation of your own spiritual path.
Meaning and Significance of the Lotus
The lotus flower is special in so many ways.
This many petaled flower is often found growing in dirty, muddy water, where it reaches beyond the muck to float on top of the water displaying its beauty. This symbolizes our own personal journey of growing out of difficult or painful situations to reach our true, loving, radiant nature.
Just as the Lotus can grow in difficult environments, we too can preserve and retain our inner beauty no matter what outer situations may bring. Even when the Lotus flower’s roots are in the dirtiest waters, it produces a spectacular flower.
The amazing seed of the Lotus flower contains perfectly formed leaves just as they will be once the plant has matured and bloomed. Symbolically, we can see that, just like the Lotus flower, every person is already born perfect. Perfection is held inside each of us awaiting the opportunity to emerge when we finally become aware of our own perfection.
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And there is more! The Lotus’ buds, blossom and seed pods are all on the plant at the same time. It does not have to go from seed, to bud to blossom but can be in all stages of growth at one time. This is symbolized as the past, present and future.
The Lotus is actually in the water lily family. There are five different types of lotus flowers within two different genus, the Nelumbo and the Nymphaea.
There are four different colors of lotus,pink, blue, red and white represented as different aspects of perfection. Red represents the heart–its purity, original nature, compassion, passion, love and other qualities. White symbolizes spiritual perfection and complete mental purity. Pink represents the Buddha and is the supreme lotus. Blue means wisdom, knowledge and victory over the senses.
Different cultures view the Lotus in different ways
The Egyptians used the lotus to symbolize the sun and rebirth.
In Buddhism the lotus flowers represents purity of speech, mind and body as it rises out of the muddy water which represents desires and attachments. The lotus is represented as one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols. Buddha is often shown sitting on a lotus flower. It is believed that the heart of all beings is like an unopened lotus and when the virtues of the Buddha are realized the heart will open like a lotus. (This Lotus Pendant is available for sale at Spiralsoflight.com)
In Hinduism the Lotus symbolize prosperity, beauty, fertility, eternity and eternal youth. Like Buddhism, this flower also means purity and divinity. It is found in the Bhagavad Gita, “One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.
“As a Lotus Flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I. born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world”—Buddha