Lotus Dream Catcher
The Lotus Dream Catcher tell us that the
lotus is portrayed by the cultures of many lands as a symbol of purity.
Arising from the muck, it inspires all who see it. In poems, paintings
sculptures, and legends from China, India, Egypt, the Lotus inspires
mankind to follow its example to open up to beauty and light. In
Buddhism, the flower symbolizes faithfulness, trustworthiness. Becoming
Buddha-like is the highest ideal. Out of the muck the lotus springs forth
pure and beautiful, much as the Buddhas free themselves from worldly
worries. The golden lotus has two meanings, the achievement of
enlightenment and the real flower that is beyond our normal perception.
The plants stalk bending but not breaking, represents a close unbreakable
bond between two lovers or the members of a family, showing that no matter
how far apart they might live, nothing can really separate them in heart.
The root and flower are one, in which the flower draws nourishment from
the mud, but rises above its environment and shines. Apart from pursuing
inner cultivation, meditation and deep thought, experiencing is also a
form of cultivation, for it tests one’s ability to experience but not
being caught in the experience.