Ref.PD0730 - Silver pendant with mother of pearl carved lotus flower + leaves, amethyst, peridot, and London topaz gemstones.
The symbol of a Lotus blossom holds a variety of meanings in different cultures around the Planet. The most popular perception of this luminous flower is that of a symbol of transcendence due to the fact that a Lotus blossom rises flawlessly up through the waters, unsullied by the mud and slime it grows in.
When we use it in our jewelry it represents integration and transformation. The root of the Lotus is embedded in the mire. It draws nutrients from the dark depths of the mineral rich muck and translates it into a flower of shameless luminosity. The Lotus inspires us to acknowledge and appreciate the integration of the play of light and shadow, transmuting duality into wholeness.
Lotus also carries the meaning and remembrance of the beauty created from the muddy swamp bottom that the lotus is born. Our job as fractals of unconditional love is to transmute All experience into the perfection of who we are – to become an inspiration for love.
Wings have many meanings for many people - most of the meaning is derived from religious or cultural ideas (angels, transcendence, freedom from the world, etc.). When we use them, it is with the intent to inspire an overview. Like the eagle or the hawk, who fly high above the earth is not there to escape it but to have a broader view. With an overview of the reality, we may better navigate the terrain upon which we are grounded.
The wings are the elevators that catch the thermals of higher thought that give us a vantage of the overview – seeing from there we see the interconnection of all things – understanding brings forgiveness.