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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Painting Flowers



Chinese flower symbols represent the natural nectar that brings growth, fulfillment and new, prosperous beginnings into our lives.

In Feng Shui, many flowers are utilized for good fortune and success. This is because, in general, healthy flowering plants manifest good Chi, or energy. Therefore, flowers as symbols are representative of that same flourishing, flow of strong energy.

Additionally, flower symbols convey beauty,grace, and perfection. They are also excellent symbols of love, adoration, and unity.

Just as the flower blooms, so too does our intellect and spirit bloom when we focus our attention on the endless beauty and potential of these exquisite symbols.

Meaning of Lotus:
Buddhist's all over the world recognize this Lotus as signifying the holy seat of the Buddha. To the Chinese it symbolizes ultimate purity and perfection because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. Every part of the plant, from roots to petals can be put to good use and has medicinal properties. As such, the plant as a whole, conveys deep significance. Esoterically, it represents inward emptying and outward splendor and this conveys the true nature of reality according to the Buddhist philosophy.