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Proposed Flowers of IMAGINE NATION (Our Mother Earth Constitution)

A Trinity of Sacred Flowers: The Rose, Lily and Lotus

 

We propose  the Rose, Lily and the Lotus comprise a sacred trinity of the most important symbols in the world, as the Official Flowers of IMAGINE NATION (Our Mother Earth Constitution).

Easily recognized, these flower symbols have been used through the ages in artwork, to define mythology and religion, and to symbolize man’s spiritual connection both to nature and the divine.

 

red roseThe Rose

The importance of the rose pervades all cultures and religious beliefs.  It is the most common symbol of love, particularly if the color is red, and of all offerings made in love that are pure.  Love symbolized by the red rose continues to survive in our present culture demonstrated every day through the act of giving roses as a special gift.

Love is not the only the only symbolic meaning of this beautiful flower, however.  It also represents perfection, beauty, renewal and the triumph of spirit over matter as the rose bursts open…out of the muddy earth.  Because of its perfection and beauty roses are also a symbol of purity.

Spiritually, the rose is a natural mandala (circle or wheel).  The petals form a perfectly symmetrical circle around a yellow center, which is evocative of the Sun.

 

 

The Lily

The lily symbolizes the goddess, in whatever cultural form she may take.

The color white is usually associated with the lily, but it’s actually the pale color which is synonymous with the flower’s symbol.  The phrase “lily white” is used to represent purity, virginity and innocence.  The lily, particularly the calla lily, is also a symbol of resurrection. That is why the flower is frequently displayed at funerals and sometimes appear on gravestones.

 

 

The Lotus

Given thousands of years of associations with spiritual practices from many traditions, the lotus is believed to be one of the post powerful flower symbols on earth.  A symbol of resurrection, purity, serenity and peace.

Historically the lotus has been the symbol used to illustrate the chakra system.  The number of petals depicted relating to the role and function of each of the energy centers that are said to “unfurl like petals” through meditation and energetic exercise.

The lotus also carries with it a descriptive symbol containing all of the four cardinal elements.  The lotus flower has its seed within the earth; it grows in the water; the blossom exists in air which then carries its fragrance out into the world.  The flower itself is awoken by the Sun the element of fire.

The color of the lotus also has great significance.  A red lotus is the ultimate symbol of the Sun and the emblem of India.  The stylized blue depiction of the blue lotus (which is actually a water lily rather then a true lotus) in found in Egyptian friezes.  A sacred lotus can be recognized from any others because it is always rendered in either white or pink.