The lotus flower starts as a small flower down at the bottom of a pond in the mud and muck. It slowly grows up towards the water’s surface, continually moving towards the light. Once it reaches the surface of the water it begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower.
The lotus flower has become a symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life. The fact that it can stand tall and undefiled in murky waters, lends itself to powerful interpretation. Purity, divine beauty, resurrection, and enlightenment are all contained within this symbol.