January - The Lotus

Anne Alloway

Posted on January 16 2018

The  symbolic value of the lotus flower is vast. It spans numerous ancient Eastern cultures and is still considered one of the most sacred flowers today. With its roots based in mud, it submerges every night into murky river water, andundeterred by its dirty environmentit miraculously re-blooms the next morning without residue on its petals.  

 The lotus stuns people with its ability to dip into the grime and revive itself unscathedan incredible daily cycle of life, death, and sudden rebirth that can easily be described as a spiritual. It is no wonder the lotus holds such powerful symbolismthe flower simply defies logic.

Enlightenment is one of the most common symbolic interpretations of the lotus. It is no wonder, condsidering that the lotus rises from the mud (or muddy water) and blooms into a stunning and pristine  flower.  The mud is often thought to represent the hardships and obstacles that people experience as a critical part of being human. Most cultures interpret these hardships to be a way of building strength and character in a person. The lotus flower emerging from the mud represents our true selves, choosing the enlightened path in life, rather than that of least resistance.

The new year is a perfect time to embrace rebirth all around us, and there are few worldly creations that symbolize this process like the lotus flower.

In the January Heart + Honey Queen Bee box  we have a carefully selected a robust array of items to help remind you of the importance of this process.

1. The Lotus Flower Kegel Exercise Balls - Kegel balls have been used in various forms by women for at least several hundred years. It’s believed they were originally created by Japanese women before they spread to China (sometimes referred to there as Chinese Bells), India, Vietnam and then into Europe before becoming known worldwide. Kegel balls are used to improve pelvic muscle tone, which can heighten sexual stimulation and improve bladder control. Doing your Kegel exercises is a great way to get in “shape” for the new year!

2. The Lotus and White Lily Perfume by L’Apothacaire - Chemical free and just plain beautiful. Watery Florals are the base of this spa-like fragrance. Delicate White Lotus mingles with serene Water Lily over top a base of Fresh Greens, Succulent and Rain Water.

3. Lotus Flowering Tea Balls - A gorgeous blend of green tea leaves and carnation, handsewn together into an antioxidant-rich blooming ball.

Place the blooming tea in the (4) Glass Tea Pot and cover with boiling water to watch the lotus flower bloom.

blooming tea pot

5. The Lotus Tri-Point Vibe. Stimulating as many as 3 pleasure points at once, and compatible with bluetooth technology, the lotus vibe will renew and recharge.





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