A little Lotus for the Soul
I’m fascinated with lotus flowers. Also called water lilies, these flowers have deep history in Asian, Egyptian and Indian religions. I’ve always known that lotus flowers symbolize perseverance, having to grow through dark muddy waters to finally bask in the sunlight. The growth of the seedling is a symbol of overcoming struggle and a fierce determination. A concept we may all identify with at some point in our lives.
I learned that the blossomed water lily also holds strong meaning.
In Khalil Gibran’s book, The Prophet, (which is one of my favourite books) he uses the lotus to describe our soul and self-knowledge. Mr. Gibran writes “…The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals”.
Remember Shrek and his analogy of the onion? We’re all beings with layers and layers of complexity.
So I’m drawn to all items featuring lotus flowers. Here are some featured iCraft products showcasing these pretty and symbolic flowers.
Lotus pendant necklace with gold leaf, from Ahkriti:
Peaceful Lotus Original ACEO, watercolour painting, from almondtree:
Monet's Water Lilies cross stitch, from Ladybug Designs:
Black and gold beaded necklace, from Jewelry by Kat:
Water Lily Lake Algonquin Park Photo print, from Maple Leaf:
Fabulous Enamel Green Flower and Pearls necklace, from Vintage Inspired Jewelry: