Lotus Flower Symbolism

The Lotus flower might not play a predominant role in western culture but in religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism it is considered a sacred flower.

Similar to the Bible, the Eastern teachings uses parables and metaphors to reveal a coded messages or hidden mysteries in particular symbols to conceal the truth. You might wonder why the lotus flower is considered worthy of attention when it grows deep in muddy water and far away from the SUN.

Symbolic Meaning Of The Lotus

Like most metaphors the lotus flower represents the human struggle from dwelling in a place of darkness only to find the light. It reflects a story that we too can rise up from these difficult times in our lives and reconnect to the light around us. The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. A flower that is seen throughout Buddhist art signifying reaching higher states of consciousness or enlightenment. It has become an iconic image in Eastern religions  symbol of purity, enlightenment, beauty, self-regeneration and rebirth.

Lotus flowers or water lilies are commonly known to emerge in our dreams in bright colors, plucking or even receiving them as gifts. In our dreams they are powerful omens representing an inner transformation after enduring a very difficult time. To dream of a lotus flower while pregnant represents new growth, awakening, rebirth in your life as a new child will transform you. Alternatively, this might be a message signifying that your child will be spiritually gifted.

Symbolic Nature Of The Lotus Flower

One thing that stands out right away when you see the lotus flower is the fact it looks so clean and pure against the dirty background of the pond. This is why it has become an iconic symbol of those who managed to rise above a toxic environment or negative mind only to emerge pure.  The lotus flower reflects the human cycle of life and death; a transformation of death and rebirth. Commonly known as the “lotus flower of life”, which in a spiritual sense the death of the old in order to be reborn again.

  • Buddhists consider the petals to depict the opening of the heart
  • Ancient Egyptians might have used this to depicted inner light (Dandara light)  or higher consciousness.
  • In Hinduism the lotus flower is connected with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality, and eternity.

Lotus Flower In Dreams

Dreaming of a lotus flower has many interpretations depending how the flower unfolds, colors or if you receive it as a gift. If a purple lotus flowers appears in your dreams it might be connected with the spirit or crown chakra – considered “the bridge to the cosmos” the top of the seven chakras. Located above the crown of the head. The crown chakra is responsible spirit, enlightenment, wisdom, universal consciousness, and connection to higher guidance. To notice a white lotus flower in your dream represents the Bodhi (being awakened), and represents a state of mental purity.

Receiving a lotus flower in your dream suggests you have been gifted something of value that will lead you towards awakening. If you are picking a lotus flower in your dream represents obtaining or expanding your desire for this higher knowledge. If you notice a glowing lotus flower in your dream it becomes a message to follow this path to enlightenment and inner peace.

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