The Spiritual Significance of Flowers

Did you ever gaze at a flower and breathe its fragrance and feel your heart and soul touched in a unique way?

According to the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India (also known as Mirra Alfassa), each flower carries and expresses a distinct soul vibration which can be felt and perceived by those who are inwardly sensitive.

To give a few examples, she perceived that roses in all their colors and varieties carried each a different quality and vibration of love, hibiscus flowers expressed many different qualities of power and beauty, and chrysanthemums signified different vibrations of life energy.

In all, the Mother described the qualities and significances of almost 900 different flowers, belonging to both temperate and tropical climates from all over the world, with their significance corresponding to their color, shape, form, fragrance and inner vibration.

Knowing the significance of a flower can help one to relate and commune with its soul, and then our own soul can blossom in sympathy with the flowers and nature around us.

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Be like a flower. One must try to become like a flower: open, frank, equal, generous and kind. Do you know what it means?

A flower is open to all that surrounds it: Nature, light, the rays of the sun, the wind, etc. It exerts a spontaneous influence on all that is around it. It radiates a joy and a beauty.

It is frank: it hides nothing of its beauty, and lets it flow frankly out of itself. What is within, what is in its depths, it lets it come out so that everyone can see it.

It is equal: it has no preference. Everyone can enjoy its beauty and its perfume, without rivalry. It is equal and the same for everybody. There is no difference, or anything whatsoever.

Then generous: without reserve or restriction, how it gives the mysterious beauty and the very own perfume of Nature. It sacrifices itself entirely for our pleasure, even its life it sacrifices to express this beauty and the secret of the things gathered within itself.

And then, kind: it has such a tenderness, it is so sweet, so close to us, so loving. Its presence fills us with joy. It is always cheerful and happy.

Happy is he who can exchange his qualities with the real qualities of the flowers. Try to cultivate in yourself their refined qualities.

The Mother

Flowers are the moment’s representations of things that are in themselves eternal.

Sri Aurobindo

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