Well, hello there! Happy Monday–I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and that it is starting to feel a little bit like Fall where you are (sadly, it definitely is not here in Phoenix)!
Today, I am kicking off a new blog series where I will be sharing the meanings behind many of the symbols you see on Zenned Out jewelry. We love using decorative patterns and symbols on our pieces, but to us they mean much more than just added prettiness.
We use the lotus flower on many of our pieces and I just love the meaning behind the symbol. It is used in Buddhism as a symbol of purity and in Hinduism as one of beauty. The most interesting thing about the lotus flower, is that it grows out of the mud, yet flowers beautifully and cleanly. Such a wonderful metaphor for challenges that we encounter in life. Overall, the lotus flower holds significant meaning for spiritual awakening and enlightenment.
Many also use the lotus flower as a symbol for meditation. Our secret message ring (shown above) has the mantra om mani padme hum hidden on the inside. It translates to “the jewel is in the lotus” or “praise to the jewel in the lotus.”
Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.