IN DIFFICULT MOMENTS THE LOTUS HELP YOU
The Lotus Flower: the power of an ancient symbol that comes from the East
The lotus flower is in Eastern culture the symbol of purity par excellence, enlightenment, transformation and rebirth. It is part of the genus Nelumbo, not to be confused with flowers of the genus Nymphae that are sometimes improperly called “lotus flowers” and that we can find along our waterways.
As its roots sink into the muddy and smelly swamps, the lotus flower stem rises from the depths upwards, easily reaching one meter in length, and then blooming on the surface in sunlight. Its leaves are hydrophobic, Its petals are not stained by mud and the water slides over them without affecting their deep beauty.
A curiosity from ancient Egypt: the scent that calms the pain
Although it is born in the midst of the stink, the lotus flower spreads around it a sweet and intoxicating scent, used since antiquity in temples and for therapeutic purposes.
In ancient Egypt, it is said that Nefertum, the menfit god of perfumes whose name means “perfect”, “unparalleled”, brought a flower with a sublime scent to the god Ra to relieve the pains that tormented him.
The god Nefertum was represented, coincidentally, with a Lotus flower above his head and symbolized the flower that comes from the primordial chaos. The epithet of Nefertum in the Pyramids Texts was “Ra’s Lotus Flower on the Nose”.
It was the Lotus that could soothe the suffering of the old sun god…
It was the lower that could soothe the suffering of the old sun god…
Here’s how lotus flower can help you
At the physical level: the location of the lotos and its benefits
The Padmasana, “Loto Position” in Sanskrit, is an asana of Hatha Yoga. It is perhaps the best known position but it is not really recommended to those who are novice because, although it is simple, it requires a certain fluency: you must be able to maintain the position without feeling pain.
Here are some of its benefits:
-It improves blood circulation at the level of the spine and tones the internal organs.
-“It relaxes the muscles of the pelvis helping to reduce pain due to scialgia.
-“It is useful for pregnant women because it facilitates childbirth.
-It improves blood pressure and digestion.
-“It allows you to keep your back well aligned in order to promote a deep meditative state and thus reduce anxiety and stress.
At the mental level: it goes through difficulties and renounces attachment
It’s easy to see how lotus flower symbolism can help you through difficult times: whether you’ll be able to go through your dark moments (and don’t run away from them), by proving genuine resilience by learning from your mistakes and looking at your shadow sides, you will evolve; but not only that: you will be able to lift the soul of those who surrounds you, like the lotus flower that spreads its sweet scent in the middle of the swamp.
The lessons you have learned, the experiences you have had, will then become that nourishment that will allow you to no longer be attackable by the vicissitudes of life; this means that you have become so aware of yourself and the world that things will slip on you: you will no longer suffer from attachment, you will be free.
At the Spiritual Level: Discover the Way of Enlightenment
The lotus flower is a symbol of enlightenment and shows you with the example of the true meaning of spiritual awakening and how to achieve it.
Reaching this state does not mean isolating yourself and living as a hermit but rather being in the world, going through the darkness, the pain, the difficulties, and feeding them; it means making these experiences become the substance that pushes you upwards, towards a more conscious state, keeping your intent to evolve firm, no matter what it costs.
Did you know that Lotos seeds more than 2,000 years old were found? They were found in Japan by Professor Ogha who, after studying them, planted them. The surprising thing is that, despite the millennia, the seeds have developed to bloom in the oldest lotus flower in the world. The “Lotus Ogha”, as it was named in honor of the professor who discovered it, continues to give the world its beauty and spread its wonderful scent.
This true story shows you how much resilience, discipline, patience, and fortitude are in life to blossom, and without getting contaminated by it… It grows from the mud, in the water, however, it remains untouched by water. And it is a symbol of transformation: the mud is transformed into the most beautiful and fragrant flower that this planet knows.”
“The lotus flower is a deep symbol. It grows from the mud, in the water, however, it remains untouched by water. And it is a symbol of transformation: the mud is transformed into the most beautiful and fragrant flower that this planet knows.”