Everyone knows the Lotus flowers. You have all already heard about the benefits of this plant.
But do you know where it comes from?
Ok there is the plant but if you are an expert of Feng shui you also know the virtues that the crystal lotus flower can bring harmony to your life and to your interior.
So either you know the Feng Shui or you say to yourself: "this one is a little crazy".
But no, I am not crazy, there is really a whole story around this object and beliefs.
But what are the qualities of this mysterious object?
It seems to you that it has probably existed for a very long time but you don't really know where it started.
What is the history of the Lotus flower?
In this article I will explain its origins and if you don't know Feng Shui read the article and you will understand.
But this is not the end.
You have probably already noticed that crystal lotus flowers come in many colours. These have a meaning that I expose to you in this article.
1/ The origin of the lotus flower
Beyond the Victorian and contemporary meanings of the Lotus, we also find a wealth of symbols related to these flowers in Hinduism, Buddhism and in the religious practices of ancient Egypt.
In ancient Egypt, the flower was used extensively as a symbol in the paintings and engravings left on the walls of temples and tombs.
Scholars believe that the Egyptians considered the Lotus to be a symbol of rebirth because it seemed to sink in the night and rise again in the morning.
This blue water lily, whose origin in Egypt is attributed to the Persians who would have brought it there around 500 B.C., is found illustrated by Egyptian hieroglyphs on the capitals of Egyptian temples, on frescoes. On the tombs, it symbolizes the rebirth, the reincarnation, because of its flowers which can be renewed in the early morning after having faded during the night.
It is now known that this plant simply sheds its faded flowers and adds new ones in a daily cycle, but it is still a powerful reminder of reincarnation and the mysteries of the afterlife.
Priests and other religious leaders also used to crush the flowers to make a tea with mild sedative and psychotropic effects, which developed their sense of ritual work.
The significance of the Lotus in the Hindu religion is somewhat different.
After exchanging ideas with Buddhists for thousands of years, Hindu religious leaders began to use the flower as a symbol of peace and eternity.
White lotus flowers are usually depicted under the feet of deities like Lakshmi, Ganesha, and Saraswati.
Brahma, the ultimate creator, emerges from a lotus. This sense of purity comes from the fact that the flower usually grows in mud and rises in water to bloom.
The Lotus is also present in the symbolism related to the chakras or energy centers located along the spine. Eastern and yogic healing traditions refer to it.
In Asia the Lotus Flower is a sacred flower, it is often used as a seat for Buddha, Ganesh and other deities, it has the power to grow in brackish water and to come out of it becoming a symbol of great purity.
If you place it behind a window, it will become a powerful energizer for your Feng Shui by diffusing its green reflections in all the room and activating the fluidity of Chi (vital energy). It is also a protection against the waves that invade us.
But maybe you don't know Feng Shui
I will explain it to you.
2/ Feng Shui
Feng Shui is an ancient art of Chinese origin which aims to harmonize the environmental energy of a place in order to promote the health, well-being and prosperity of its occupants.
This art aims at arranging the houses according to the visible (waterways) and invisible (winds) flows to obtain a balance of forces and a circulation of energy.
It is one of the Taoist arts, just like traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture, with which it shares a common core of knowledge.
In feng shui, the principle of yin and yang is used to evaluate and determine the nature of an environment. It will be, for example, predominantly yin, yang, or in perfect balance.
Yin and yang are in perpetual motion. Nothing is immutable, nothing is fixed, everything is in perpetual movement. This is one of the foundations of the yin and yang principle.
It is in a notion of relationship that this principle is understood.
For example, water can be yin in the form of ice, compared to liquid water which will then be of yang nature. Just as this liquid water will be yin in nature if we compare it to steam which will be the most Yang form of this water.
Here is its symbol of yin and yang:
Yin, represented in black, evokes, among other things, the feminine principle, the moon, darkness, freshness, receptivity, etc.
The Yang, on the other hand, represents, among other things, the male principle, the sun, luminosity, warmth, impetus, etc.
This duality can also be associated with many other complementary oppositions (such as: suffering / enjoyment; aversion / desire; agitation / calm; roundness / angularity; etc.).
Now that you know everything about Feng Shui and its practices, let's get back to the point.
The famous lotus flower.
Well to make a small summary; this Flower is sacred and if you place it in different places of your interior it could have impacts on your daily life.
But that's not all the lotus flower has several symbols. And why ally it to the crystal?
We will discover it.
3/ The symbols of the lotus flower
Sublimate your interior with this magnificent Lotus Flower in Crystal"Feng Shui".
It is the symbol of absolute purity, spiritual awakening and fidelity, the Lotus Flower has the specificity to take root in the mud, while its flower blossoms majestically on the water.
Untouched by impurity, the lotus represents purity of heart and mind.
The crystal is a symbol of purity and limpidity, it is both the visible and the invisible. It allows the light to pass through and make its contours disappear to create a sumptuous illusion of light.
In Feng Shui, the Crystal Lotus Flower will create a better circulation and balance of the Qi energies of your home to bring success, harmony and balance in the couple's relationship, happiness and communication in the family, wealth and success in business, health and protection.
Place your Crystal Lotus Flower in a sunny place (home or office) so that it can emit beautiful colored reflections and harmonize the energies of your room.
You have already seen on the internet or in a shop that lotus flowers come in different colours.
Or maybe you already have one at home.
You must know that each color has a meaning.
4 the meaning of the colors and their assets.
Each color has its own meaning that I will expose to you.
Choose the color or colors that attract you the most.
- Blue It represents peace, calm, serenity, freshness but also sensitivity.
- Green Flower : symbolizes the naturalness, the balance, the freshness but also the happiness, the harmony, the success, the energy, the optimism, the youth, the calm, the serenity.
- Yellow The color is a cheerful and lively color that represents joy, energy, tonicity and dynamism. It symbolizes softness and intelligence.
- Red It transmits energy and initiative, gives desire. Color of love, it represents passion, temptation, emotion, strength, power, luxury, energy, perseverance, struggle and determination.
- Purple It symbolizes subtlety, mystery, romanticism, idealism and protection. It also symbolizes freshness, purity, peace and luxury. It calms and stimulates the mental activity.
- Pink It symbolizes positive values such as innocence, softness, romanticism, sweetness. It represents calm, peace, serenity, tranquility and confidence.
- White/Transparent Love: represents positive values such as purity, balance and innocence. It symbolizes nobility and refinement, calm, peace and serenity. It provides light and gives a feeling of freshness.
- Multicolor It represents the set of colors that form the colors of the rainbow. It is the symbol of alliance and serenity.
Symbol of absolute purity, spiritual awakening and fidelity, the Lotus Flower for a specificity to take root in the vase or mud, and that its flower blooms majestically on water. Intact face to impurity, the lotus represents the purity of heart and mind.
The crystal is a symbol of purity and limpidity, it is both the visible and the invisible. It allows the light to pass through and make its contours disappear to create a sumptuous and magical illusion of light.
At L'Artisan du Cristal we also make giant crystal lotus which you can see in the picture below.
Find the parts of these two photos and more in our article: Installation of several chandeliers, sconces, candelabras and a giant lotus at a customer's home.
Now you know everything about the crystal lotus Fen shui, its origins or the meaning of its colors you can choose the one that best suits your interior or your personality.
A lotus flower is very soothing, beautiful and you'll have lots of stories to tell.
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Finally you have all the cards in hand.
It's up to you.
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