Her name shows her beauty and her Eastern origins. Her appearance calls your attention. What is hidden in all her layers? And what does she stand for?
The Flower of Life is one of the oldest geometric symbols. While we now use Google to extend our knowledge, symbols were once sources of wisdom and knowledge. Mystics and scientists have spent hours studying its form. And they have made some fascinating discoveries.
They particularly found the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence in the Flower of Life. These are in brief proportions that show how beautiful and perfectly balanced life is.
Why is this symbol so present today? What makes it so attractive?
We are looking for new ways to live in balance with the earth and to live sustainably and in harmony with nature. People are more and more aware of the consequences of working 9 to 5 and they more and more often choose to do what they really want. As far as love is concerned, we are also looking for balance. By first taking care of ourselves we can then connect with someone else.
Sometimes we seek balance on a yoga mat in a quiet and sunny place. Yet deep inside, we are already in balance. Perfect as we are. And when we tend to forget it, the Flower of Life is there to remind us of it.
The Flower of Life does not only push us to find our own balance. It also inspires us to find balance in the connection with others. Just like ‘The Seed of Life‘, this symbol contains the basic elements of any organism. Therefore, The Flower of Life carries the blueprint of life. Whether we are a man or a woman, a human or an animal, insane or just a little disturbed, deep inside we are all the same. We are one. That is why this symbol goes straight to the heart.
In the 1960s, it could have been the perfect hippie symbol. But the movement preferred to opt for a symbol representing the opposition to the bomb. Today, The Flower of Life speaks to all those who want to live consciously and attuned to their hearts.
So the key to a natural balance lies in you. As well as the blueprint through which you are connected with everyone and everything around you.
What does balance mean to you? Let us know in a comment below.
You’ve probably heard about the “Big Bang”. Can you imagine that there was nothing at all? And now there are animals, people, iphones and convenient rental bicycle! Just as amazing is to remember that you yourself have also emerged from nothing and that your body that you enjoy every day is made from one tiny cell. The seed of life describes the path from emptiness to form.
How do you get from nothing to something? Let us imagine “nothing” as an empty space. So no man, no animal, not even a soul and no consciousness. Complete emptiness. What is the first thing that can arise? No iPhone, we first needed Steve Jobs and he is not there yet. No, the first thing that can arise is a point. A very small “little thing”. The simplest form you can imagine.
Let’s look at the point with a magnifying glass. What do we see? A beautiful round shape, a circle. This is the middle circle of the Seed of Life. The circular shape has been seen as a symbol for unity for thousands of years. Perfectly round, no weird bulges or deviations, pure essence in shape.
How do we go from this unity to a form? We go to the top of the circle and from there we make exactly the same circle with a compass. Now we have two circles that form a kind of eye where they overlap. Thus we continue making circles until we have drawn six circles around the inner circle.
Then a beautiful flower shape is created. Literally from scratch. Because do you remember? We started with nothing, we put a point down, that became a circle, which started to multiply and made the first form. That first form could have been anything, an airplane, a ping pong table, a jar of peanut butter but no, it is just a beautiful flower with six leaves. Somewhere also logical because flowers were of course there before peanut butter jars. After all, a peanut comes from a flower.
That is the story of the Seed of Life. How consciousness in harmony with itself has made the first form, a flower shape. And this story reminds us that it is therefore quite possible to start something new from scratch. That is how you, the earth, and the whole universe is born from nothing. So also those ideas that you have, which you think may not be feasible. The Seed of Life can remind you that everything that people have ever made has begun as an idea, as a seed.
You too are able to make your idea a reality as thousands of people have already done before you. So what is your idea? Which seed are you going to bud?
Symbols are the core of Ramaya. What are symbols actually? And why do they help to live from our hearts? Why do we call them power symbols?
The symbol itself has no power. But you, the bearer of the symbol do. The power to start something, or to cope with challenges. The symbol reminds you of that power.
Make Peace, Not War
The peace symbol reminds me direclty of ‘hippies’ with round sunglasses in VW vans, who make a ‘peace sign’ with the index and middle finger in the air.
So what is the power of this symbol? The symbol itself does not provide peace. It is just a circle with three straight lines. The power of the symbol is not its form, but the fact that it evokes something in you.
“The peace symbol was designed in 1958 by the British pacifist and designer Gerald Holtom, as an emblem for a demonstration against nuclear weapons.”
The beautiful thing is that you do not have to be able to read in order to understand a symbol. That makes a symbol for an illiterate just as valuable. In addition, a symbol is not tied to a language and can therefore make communication between different peoples easier.
Take for instance the Chinese ‘yin-yang’ sign. Many of us will not speak, read or write Chinese, but we do understand the meaning behind the ‘yin-yang’ sign.
The symbol shows that things are not black or white, but that there is always a piece of one in the other. For example, men are not purely male, but also have female characteristics.
“The yin-yang symbol is the ancient Chinese representation of cosmic duality, where yin symbolizes femininity and yang masculinity.”
A symbol can be interpreted differently by one group of people in one time than by another group of people in another era. A good example of this is the ‘swastika’ sign.
This sign symbolizes peace and continuity in India. But here in the Netherlands we associate the symbol with hatred and war. Wouldn’t it be nice if we were to study the history of the swastika symbol so that we could come into contact with the wisdom behind it?
“When translated literally from Sanskrit, “swastika” is made up of “su” meaning “good” and “asti” meaning “being”. In other words, well-being.”
Live From Your Heart
The ‘Flower of Life’ and the ‘Seed of Life’ are fairly new symbols. Not because they were invented only a few years ago, they are often used for thousands of years, but mainly because we do not yet link them to a particular culture or movement.
You see the ‘Seed of Life’ and the ‘Flower of Life’ popping up in more and more places; from Instagram to album covers of popular bands. They are associated with a growing group of conscious people who want to live more and more in line with who they really are. People who want to live from their hearts.
When you are at the beginning of a new journey you could carry a Seed of Life symbol with you. Maybe you are still in your old life, but you have already planted the seed for your new life. Regularly seeing the ‘Seed of Life’ can remind you of this seed and encourage you to take action.
Or you hang the Flower of Life on your wall. When you come home after a tiring day at work and you are lost in negative feelings, looking at this symbol can remind you that everything is actually perfectly balanced. That there is no ‘we’ and ‘she’. That this is only part of the human illusion. You can laugh and relax, so that you can allow positive feelings again.
In this way, symbols can help you live from your heart. By occasionally reminding you of the beautiful things you had forgotten for a while. By triggering positive emotions that encourage you to take action. To do that in your life that you really want deep inside.
We are growing! And a completely new website fits in with that. Below you can read what makes the website even more fun.
Ramaya is formed by an enthusiastic group of people. We are self-aware, just like you. We love meditating and manifesting. With our full attention in the here and now and making things that make us happy.
We like to show who we are and what we stand for. This can be found on the ‘About Us‘ page. We think it is important that you know who you are dealing with and that it feels good to buy a product from us.
There are so many good things to tell about the symbols. We do not always have enough room for this on the product page. That is why we are working on a series of blogs about the symbols. We can go deeper into the meaning, effect, history and design.
We think it’s important that you know why you feel attracted to a certain symbol and that you can learn more about it in a fun way.
Our products are not only beautiful, they all have a meaning. Which symbol is right for you right now? To help you choose, we have added themes. Which theme now suits you? Have you had an impetuous period and are you looking for balance now? Or would you like to give a loved one some more luck? Explore the themes and see which symbols are included.
Did you know:
The themes are inspired by the first six chakras. These chakras lead to the seventh chakra, a state of enlightenment. Our six themes lead to our vision: living from the heart.
Now that the new website is ready, we can again concentrate on designing new products. For example, we will soon be launching new symbol necklaces and making other types of jewelry in addition to necklaces.
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