What is BLUE LOTUS, the mystical spiritual plant used by the ancient Egyptians and Vedic civilisation?
Learn about this third eye activating sacred plant medicine
Let’s talk about BLUE LOTUS! The mystical spiritual plant which has been held sacred by ancient civilisations across the world. Also known as Neelkamal in Sanskrit, the most ancient language (Neel means blue and Kamal means lotus). There are depictions of Tara Maa (one of the 10 Mahavidyas of Hinduism, she is a Goddess) holding a blue lotus in her hand. This flower was also worshipped extensively by the ancient Egyptians (the Kemetic civilisation).
At one point of time, the entire planet was ancient indigenous cultures and civilisations, before the colonisation of Abrahamic religion. Due to colonisation, we LOST our sacred knowledge of plant medicines because it was purposefully taken from us. Our indigenous systems were demonised (and still are) and it was a threat to the matrix to be able to access your own consciousness and heal yourself naturally.
But if you look at ancient civilisations across the world, consciousness expanding plants have always featured in a massive way. Whether it be through sacramental offerings to our deities, through the scriptures of Ayurveda and natural health, or the entheogenic plant medicines of the shamanic cultures in Mesoamerica - plants are powerful and they can assist you in multiple ways, both physical and spiritual.
So let’s find out more about Blue Lotus - what is this plant good for and what effect does it have?
And more importantly, how can this ancient plant intelligence assist you in your spiritual journey or healing path?
What is blue lotus?
Blue lotus, also known as Nymphaea caerulea, is a beautiful flower held sacred by the ancient Vedic and also Egyptian civilisation in particular. It takes a star shaped form and typically blooms from around 3-5 days, which is natural tune with the movements of the sun. The ancient Egyptians perceived the golden centre of the flower to be from where the sun god Ra emerged. They used it as a medicinal plant as well as for spiritual upliftment and ritualistic use.
In Hindu Vedic dharma, the lotus represents complete enlightenment as well as purity. It is the symbol of the consciousness rising out of the mud of Maya and attaining it’s original nature or self-realisation. The lotus is prevalent across Hindu traditional origins.
For example, Brahma appeared from Shree Vishnu sitting on a lotus plant. Many Hindu deities are depicted with the lotus flower; for example Maa Lakshmi sits on a lotus flower and Maa Saraswati is also depicted as such. Another understanding of blue lotus related to the chakra system, the ascension from the root chakra to the thousand petalled lotus at our crown known as the Sahasrara chakra.
Fossil records show that lotus flowers have been around for millions of years; just like mushrooms. They are literally MILLIONS of years of intelligence in a plant.
So, what are the effects and what is it good for?
What are the benefits of blue lotus flower?
One of the main spiritual properties of blue lotus is to activate and purify the third eye region. The third eye region (the physical counterpart being the pineal gland) is the doorway between the material and the spiritual world. It is one of the most important energy centres in your body and is the master of all the others. Blue lotus purifies your inner vision, enhances your intuition and allows a deeper connection with your spirit which is why it is so highly regarded as a healing plant.
Here’s a list:
blue lotus purifies the third eye and clears the inner vision
it helps access higher insights and supports meditative states
induces mental relaxation, calmness of spirit
provides emotional support and healing, especially when combined with cacao which opens the heart chakra
helps to alleviate depression, stress and emotional turbulence
also has a number of physical health benefits!
How is it consumed or used for healing?
There are multiple ways to work with blue lotus flower or extract. One of them is simply with aromatherapy, the extract can be put in a diffuser and creates an AMAZING fragrance! Can also be added to your bathtub, or combined with a carrier oil and rubbed on your temples to alleviate tension and migraine. Remember that blue lotus was used extensively in a medicinal form in ancient cultures.
To consume blue lotus, my favourite way is to make a TEA! I either get the blue lotus flowers but mostly use an edible grade extract. My preferred source of blue lotus edible grade extract and other aromatherapy flowers is linked here and you can use my discount code kamya10 for 10% off your order. They also have an Absolute Blue Lotus extract which is a lot more potent, highly recommend. I usually put 4-5 drops of the regular extract in warm water.
Another way to work with blue lotus is to combine it with ceremonial grade cacao! Cacao is ANOTHER amazing sacred plant worshipped by ancient cultures with strong spiritual healing properties! It opens the heart chakra and supports manifestation, visualisation and emotional healing. You can read my article on ceremonial cacao over here :)
When you combine blue lotus with cacao, it creates this beautiful energetic heart and third eye connection. I also like to add cinnamon, turmeric, honey and other spices and then put it all in a blender and make a comforting warm drink.
Blue lotus is also sometimes smoked, although I don’t do this, when smoked, blue lotus has a different effect. In Ayurveda, certain herbs are also used for this purpose (absolutely not the same as smoking cigarettes which destroy the system). Remember all of these things are context specific and not made up for recreation.
Do you hold ceremony spaces?
Yes I do! I do frequently workshops, guided healing sessions and love to combine Vedic spiritual systems with shamanic healing modalities, and study ancient cultures across the world. These knowledge systems are a direct part of my own ancestral lineage and I have a strong connection with and long-term experience with healing plants and natural health. Spiritual healing modalities have changed my life and that’s why I am passionate about creating authentic containers for others; to learn about the traditional origins of these healing systems and apply them for your benefit.
You can now join my 3 hour cacao + blue lotus guided ceremony and workshop in Bangalore, April 15th! This will include ceremony, guided meditation and various spiritual healing practices. Click the link below for details :)
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