April Chandler

The Lotus

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I love Orchids, Scottish Thistle, but the Lotus flower is my favourite by far and feel it resonates with me for so many reasons.

The lotus is a delicate flower with many layered petals arrayed around a central core, but shares other characteristics like medicinal and edible value. In general, the Lotus flower exudes beauty and grace. Most varieties grow in the water of ponds and creeks, lending them an otherworldly quality that makes them mystical and eloquent.

Anybody who has ever observed a lotus flower emerging from a murky pond cannot fail to see the beauty of this exquisite plant. The flower always looks so clean and pure against the background of the dirty pond.

The lotus flower is known to be associated with rebirth. This is a consequence of it retracting into the water at the night, and emerging a fresh in the Sun the next day.

The breaking of the surface every morning is also suggestive of desire, this leads to it being associated with spiritual enlightenment.

Humans have so many layers too, can be fully submerged in darkness, yet just like the lotus be drawn to the light under the right conditions. If we live our lives from our central core, our heart, just like the lotus, we can be the best version of ourselves, be reborn into who we want to be without limitation, leading to a peaceful existence full of love, happiness, gratitude and wonder.

I hope you’ve found this blog useful. If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch.

Love,

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April Chandler
Wellness Activist, Author & Keynote Speaker

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