Sacred Symbolism for Positive Energy: Tree of Life, Lotus, Elephant, and Spiral
We are big believers in the potent powers of energy, and love embracing the sacred symbolism of totems that have long been believed to attract or emanate certain energies. Whether their energetic impact comes from many years of many souls attributing similar meanings to their presence, or simply the modern mindful intention when looking at or wearing them, these ancient symbols are bound to create good vibes in your life if you’re open to it! Read on to learn the meaning of a few of our favorites. . . .
Lotus flowers mean purity of speech, mind, and body. Rising above the waters of desire and attachment. The lotus is a symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life.
Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a universal symbol found in many spiritual and mythological traditions around the world. Sometimes known as the Cosmic Tree, the World Tree, or the Holy Tree. The Tree of Life symbolizes many things, including wisdom, strength, protection, abundance, beauty, and redemption. It also illustrates the interconnectedness of life on Earth, the spirit world, and the Universe at large!
Elephants are traditionally considered a symbol of good luck, wisdom, fertility, and protection. Wearing or placing the image of the elephant in your home with its trunk raised is thought to attract good fortune, as it showers its positive energy out of the trunk and into all surrounding beings and spaces. Elephants with their trunks down are thought to be accumulating positive energy and pushing through obstacles, and are particularly potent totems for those seeking fertility, wisdom, or strength.
Spirals are symbols with many meanings, ranging from the journey and unfolding of life itself to the path from outer consciousness of materialism and ego to the inner soul of enlightenment and cosmic awareness. A spiral can symbolize evolution, expansion, and the revolving of time. It can be related to recognizing one's self as part of a greater whole, or connecting to the Spirits. The aspect of interpretation that seems to prevail regardless of the specifics is the spiral’s continuity, it’s never-ending-ness, and constant changing.
Whatever the meaning of whichever symbol resonates with you, we hope that this little round-up can offer a bit of edification to amplify the positive energies of your enlightened style, whatever that looks like for you!