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Spiritual symbol of creation and rebirth

What makes the lotus flower so special?
The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet.

The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again.

Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck.

Universal symbol for spiritual unfoldment:

Egyptian Lotus flower
The Egyptian Lotus flower symbol was called Sesen in the Egyptian language. In the Egyptian mythology the lotus flower is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth.

Eastern Lotus flower
In the East, the lotus flower is viewed as a symbol of spiritual unfoldment. The lotus has its roots in earthly mud, but as it grows upward in aspiration toward the light, its petals open out in a beautiful flower. Om Mani Padme Hum, meaning, “Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus” is the sacred mantra of the Tibetans.

Christian Lotus flower
The Christian alternative to the lotus is the white lily which, relating to Mary as queen of heaven, signifies both fertility and purity. Traditionally the Archangel Gabriel carries the lily of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary. “Blessed are the pure in heart,” said Jesus, “for they shall see God.” The teachings of the Galilean Master and those of India’s great yogis were cut from the same cloth of self-realization.

Indian Yoga Lotus flower
The Indian Lotus flower symbolizes divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and enlightenment. It is associated with the goddess of wealth, Maha Lakshmi, who brings prosperity, purity and generosity. She sits on a fully blossomed lotus flower, symbolizing purity, beauty and
everything that is good.

Digital Art
Photoshop CS5

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abstract, creation, fertility, flower, knowledge, lotus, prosperity, purity, re birth, spiritual

I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU FRANCIS…:)

    – Tammera

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful

  • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH DEAR ANDY…;)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderful creating this lotus ,Tammera. loveliness LIZ

  • THANKYOU SO VERY KINDLY DEAR LIZ…;)

    – Tammera

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyabout 4 years ago

    This is so outstanding to me….love it!

  • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH DEAR ELLEN…;)

    – Tammera

  • irenpal
    irenpalabout 4 years ago

    Well done! Perfect picture, love it.

  • AWWW….THANK YOU DEAR IRENE…:)

    – Tammera

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Outstanding digital art

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY DEAR THEA….
    SO GLAD YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS PIECE…:)
    I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE ALSO…:)

    – Tammera

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 4 years ago

    love this art ~ the light and waters for which these flowers grow layered so ~ brings feeling to their beauty…your words deepens the appreciation ~ the analogy of the lotus or lily is so interesting and has been special for me as well… you have a wonderful portfolio, a delight for my day xxx

  • THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY DEAR LINDA….;)

    – Tammera

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 4 years ago

  • FEATURE!!
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP….:)

    – Tammera

  • Alateia
    Alateiaalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect for the Talent Network

  • MY IMAGES ARE JPG AND TOO LARGE…
    IM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO??
    I SAVE ALL OF THEM OBVIOUSLY LARGE FOR THE BUBBLE…BUT IS THERE AN EASY WAY TO REDUCE THE SIZE SO NOT TOO TIME CONSUMMING FOR THE TALENT NETWORK??

    – Tammera

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinover 3 years ago

  • ;)

    – Tammera

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