The Lotus Flower is commonly recognized as a symbol of achieving enlightenment, peacefulness and spirituality. This candle holder can be fitted with tea-light candles or slightly larger candles - the diameter of the middle, the actual 'holder' is roughly 4.5cm, so it will fit any candle with the same diameter.
It is a lovely light purple colour and when a candle is lit in the middle, because of the layers of coloured glass petals this then emits a soft glow. The candle is sheltered enough to be used both indoors and outdoors.
The light is softer compared to electric lighting which can help to clear your mind and would compliment meditation, yoga or chakra re-alignment (although it still looks lovely even without a candle lit inside). It has a sturdy weight, so it would also be suitable as a large paperweight, but can be decoratively placed on the mantelpiece or it would make a perfect ornamental piece around the home.
Please note the colour of the tea-light holder may vary very slightly from the colour on your screen due to monitor colour restrictions.
Size of Tea-Light Holder: Diameter at the widest point is approximately 12cm (4.8")
More About the Symbol of the Lotus Flower
The lotus flower is held sacred in many traditions as a symbol of rebirth, growing up from the mud towards the light where it opens up and blossoms. Each morning the flower opens. At night it sinks underwater again.
The lotus flower is central to one of the Egyptian creation stories where the lotus flower gave birth to the sun. A lotus flower emerged from the great darkness. From within the lotus flower came the divine child Re, the sun. The petals opened and Re cast his brilliant light.
Thus it can be seen that wearing or having near you a symbol of the lotus flower is a symbol of rebirth and faith in the beauty and perfection of creation. The symbol can be used during times when you wish to encourage new life and miraculous new growth in your life.
The Lotus Candle Holder Comes With a Small Leaflet That Reads:
The lotus flower is a symbol of transformation from darkness into the light, from innocence into insight and wisdom, towards peace and serenity.
More About the Symbolism of the Colour Purple
Purple is traditionally a royal colour and sign of dignity. Garments made of purple cloth were typically worn by high priests, emperors, military leaders and magistrates in the Roman times, as well as having a strong association with Osiris, and Ancient Egyptian god.
The colour gained its superior authority as dying cloth purple was an expensive process, involving collecting secretions from two types of molluscs, so only the wealthiest people in society could afford to have clothes made of the colour.
In terms of magic, purple is linked to the spiritual dimension, psychic development, wisdom and spiritual strength. People often use the colour, whether through meditation or visualisation, to try and increase their spiritual development and access higher states. Likewise, in the chakra system, purple / violet relates to the crown chakra.
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