What is the meaning of the symbols?
Om is an ancient sanskrit word and considered the most sacred sound and mantra. It is the first vibration from which the entire universe was created and it contains all its power. Om is the beginning, the middle and the end of it all. The past, the present and the future. Om is the eternal sound, the sound that is in the universe all the time.
The Lotus Flower symbolises rising from a dark place into beauty and rebirth, as this is exactly how a lotus flower grows. Lotus flowers grow directly out of muddy and murky waters and produce beautiful white and pink blossoms. When the sun goes down they close up and at sunrise they reopen for a brand new day.
The Tree of Life is a universal symbol that can be found in the spiritual tradition of most cultures. It symbolises wisdom, strength, rebirth, continuity, growth and strength. It is a symbol of connection to all things. The tree has roots that reach deeply into the soil, its connection to the earth, and leaves and branches extend into the sky, towards the sun.
The Seed of Life is a universal symbol for the seven days of creation. This geometric symbol is formed of 6 circles around a circle of the same dimension. These 7 circles also mirror the chakras. It is believed that all existing things can be built from its shape and it is at the heart of the Flower of Life. The Seed of life is used in all religions and today it has remained a powerful ancient symbol of great spiritual importance.
The Flower of Life is composed of multiple evenly-spaced overlapping circles and is known for its perfect form, proportion and harmony. Since thousands of years it is considered to be a symbol of sacred geometry, containing the fundamental forms of space and time. It’s a visual expression of the connections life weaves through all sentient beings.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti is a mantra to invoke peace. In Buddhist and Hindu traditions Shanti - that means peace and has a beautiful sound - is chanted three times to represent the Threefold Peace in body, speech and mind.