A little Lotus for the Soul

Posted by: Red Rock Designs

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:Lotus pendant necklace gold leaf birthday gift for her canada.

Peaceful Lotus Original ACEO, watercolour painting, from almondtree:

                                                          Peaceful Morning Lotus Original ACEO.

Monet's Water Lilies cross stitch, from Ladybug Designs:

  Monet's Water Lilies.

Black and gold beaded necklace, from Jewelry by Kat:

  Black and gold beaded necklace with flower.

Water Lily Lake Algonquin Park Photo print, from Maple Leaf:

Water Lily, Lake, Algonquin Park, Photo Print.

Fabulous Enamel Green Flower and Pearls necklace, from Vintage Inspired Jewelry:


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Mar 15, 2013 | JaJeJems

I didn't know the symbolism behind this lovely flower! Also makes a very lovely cup of tea.

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