‘The Lotus Flower’ by Amy Pastore

“The Lotus Flower grows deep in the muddy waters, far away from the sun. In time the Lotus reaches the light and transforms into a beautiful flower. It is regarded in many different cultures as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. The lotus plant is able to draw nourishment from the murky waters to present a beautiful flower. The potential for that bloom lies hidden deep within the core of the plant well before it’s unfolding. Its characteristics are a perfect metaphor for the human condition. We forget that we are divine beings. We have our own seed of potential within our hearts. We can all relate to feeling stuck in the mud at times, life’s challenges and times of struggle. It’s easy to recognize how we can be inspired by our positive experiences, when life is easeful and clear. The lotus flower reminds us that even in situations that are well… let’s say a bit muddy, or difficult we have the freedom to choose how we view those experiences… Our obstacles can be looked at accepted and transformed into openings. We have the power to juice from them, something potent that will bring us closer to remembering our true nature and foster that process of unfolding. Without the mud we would not have the experiences necessary for our own growth. When we awaken to the idea that we create our own reality based on how we view the world, we choose to grow to reach towards the light and bloom…”

And so new life emerges from the mud, time and time again. For more go to: https://amypastore.com/the-lotus-flower/

(Curated and adapted for KUF from the 2018 Soul Matters materials for the theme ‘EMERGENCE’ by Rev. Beckett Coppola.)