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  • This symbol of purity, enlightenment, regeneration, and re-birth goes back thousands of years. Egyptian. Buddhist. Hindu.

    The lotus emerges out of the mud on the lake bottom. It can only grow to fullness because of its underwater immersion.

    In its own time, it surfaces...

    Uniquely expressing itself as an incredibly beautiful Flower.

    Revealing and radiating its innate Light to the world.

    Reflecting its exquisite Being-ness onto those silent waters.

    While always remaining connected to the waters from which It emerged.

    Blessings and Love!

    [Photo by Barbara, Cedar Lake, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 25, 2012. Changing the bright/contrast settings in photoshop helped bring forth the light within it.]
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