What is Sacred Blue Lotus? A Brief History of Blue Lotus + Benefits Explained!

What is Sacred Blue Lotus? A Brief History of Blue Lotus + Benefits Explained!

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When you start to study nature and plants you come to realize their healing and spiritual significance and that through patience, love and kindness they will begin to impart their wisdom, knowledge and language to you. 

No other plant in history has been more revered or worshiped than the lotus or blue lotus flower and its legacy spans millennium and in all cultures around the world. As unreal as it may seem, it is actually possible to communicate with plants and animals and even minerals of the natural world. Plants have spirits that can heal and bring balance and homeostasis back to the body and are considered living beings. All that is required is an open heart and the desire to listen and willingness to start using all of your senses. Be still and listen to what Nature is trying to teach you. According to the late Sufi Master Dr. Hakim Awyan in Carmen Boulter’s documentary, The Pyramid Code, ancient Egyptians utilized 360 senses and were just as much focused on the after life as much as they were in present life. That sure is a long cry from the 5 sense model (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste) credited to Aristotle that we have been taught to accept and believe. The Blue Lotus was an important plant used in every Egyptian ceremony from birth, marriage and love, to death and the journey after life.

Plants are intelligent beings and we live in a symbiotic relationship with them. Humans release carbon dioxide,as plants take in carbon dioxide. Plants release oxygen, as humans take in oxygen. Humans inhale the oxygen that plants exhale. We co-exist in a continuous cycle of life with everything on Mother Earth. Almost all living things need oxygen, and they use this oxygen during the process of creating energy in living cells. Just as water moves from the sky to the earth and back in the hydrologic cycle, oxygen is also cycled through the environment.

Blue Lotus is also known as the Egyptian Water Lily. The water lily family, Nymphaeaceae, is an old and evolutionarily primitive one, and is grouped with buttercups (Ranunculus) and magnolias in the order Ranales.

Furthermore, fossil evidence suggests that nymphaeas have not changed much over the past 160 million years. All they have done is move about the globe, keeping in the tropical and temperate zones. Another well known genus in this family is Victoria, the giant amazon water lily. Water in and of itself is a magical element and these beautiful biological vehicles utilize it as a powerful transmitter and super highway.

The sacred lotus gently raises it’s beautiful petals above murky and muddy waters and shines it’s face to the sun. The lotus has long been revered by Egyptians, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims for thousands of years as a symbol of wisdom and awakening. Its medicinal properties have been recorded in all the major spiritual texts including the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Vedic Sutras. Scientists and spirituals alike have all admired and been of awe of the lotus as an amazing life form.

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Plants are sacred sentient beings and are capable of communication, and some even compose music. Just ask the researchers at Domanhur, a community in Italy where plants are to use musical scales and also making their own music with the use of a synthesizer. Since 1975 researchers at Damanhur have been experimenting with plants, measuring the reactivity of plants to their environment and their capacity to learn and communicate.

Lotuses and lilies are the most sacred and spiritual of all flowers in human history. Why do you think we see gods and goddesses sitting on lotuses and their petals sprouting from all the major chakras? Is it because the lotus and the lilies are portals into other realities or vehicles of life and consciousness? Their spiritual significance is immeasurable and no ancient ceremony was complete without the Blue Lotus or Blue Water Lily or the Lotus and all ancient texts and temples were adorned with these breathtaking flowers.

In Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, Muslim, Buddhist and Egyptian religions lotus flowers represents awakening, spiritual growth, and enlightenment. Just as the lotus flower emerges from the water clean, the lotus also represents purity of body, speech, and mind. The lotus symbolizes an awakened mind, which grows naturally toward the warmth and light of truth, love and compassion. The lotus may appear fragile on the surface, but it is flexible and strong, securely anchored under the surface of the water. Just as the lotus flower emerges from the water clean, it also represents purity of body, speech, and mind. The flowers are also symbolic of immortality and resurrection because people observed that they would grow from the bottom of dried up pools after the rain.

The Blue Lotus is considered an entheogen- meaning it has the ability to alter and shift consciousness. It is a psychoactive substance that has been used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context for over 5,000 years. Entheogens can supplement many diverse practices for transcendence, and revelation, including meditation, psychedelic and visionary art, psychedelic therapy, and magic.

Blue Lotus is a powerful healer on the many levels and layers of the physical body and acts as a powerful general tonic and relaxant and rejuvenate. It is also a psychoactive vehicle, portal or worm hole to travel into other dimensions and realities beyond the physical. It seems to have the ability to seed other Universes with Life, It’s health and life promoting properties are unparalleled as a general tonic in almost all the major cultures.

Edited and adapted for Sacred Plant Wisdom from the original article by © 2011 Lady Lark. Some Rights Reserved. Please feel free to use and share this article with others

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