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 yellow 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 Yellow
Yellow, with its bright and mood-lifting hue, is typically associated with clarity, happiness and communication. It's a vibrant colour, reflecting the shade of the sun - a source of warmth, vitality and light, rather than darkness. Within the chakra system, yellow represents the solar plexus area.
In Buddhism, the colour yellow is treated with high regard, as the robes worn by Buddhist monks are radiant saffron yellow. Gautama Buddha chose the robe colour to represent a symbol of humility and separation from materialistic society.
In magic, yellow represents intellectual achievement, travel, moving house and career mindedness, and is linked to the planet Mercury.
But yellow does have some negative associations. Our relation to yellow can easily be thrown off balance, as it's also related to fears, nervousness and anxiety. This can be rectified by addressing the negative issues - facing fears, dealing with anxiety and nerves - and can be helped by rebalancing the chakras, doing reiki or other forms of healing.
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