No Mud, No Lotus . . . The Symbolism of the Lotus Flower

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Like a lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world.

As one of the most revered spiritual symbols, the lotus flower has been seen as a symbol of human consciousness on the path to enlightenment for centuries. This is because the lotus rises from muddy waters and blooms as a pure gorgeous flower.
Just as this sacred flower goes through so much before it blossoms, so does the human spirit before it can let go of the things that stand in the way of reaching enlightenment. Without going through the sometimes very difficult lessons of being human, a person would never be able to reach higher states of consciousness.
It is for this reason that the lotus flower also represents spiritual awakening.

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