Fountain of youth: This way, please... Porta di Bacco means 'doorway to drinks', and while some may see it as a guide to find the local watering hole, Lady of the Lotus finds it a perfect way to illustrate the path to radiant health and longevity. For we think that imbibing in the waters of the subconscious, gives you access to the creative juices and imagination of the soul. If you come up with a new idea, is that it? Is there a limit to how many ideas you can conjure up? The idea is almost preposterous, isn't it? Delving into inherent creativity, taps a wellspring of infinite potential.
Once you truly wrap your mind around the fact that of course you can continue to come up with new ideas, you realize that you can apply this knowledge to other aspects of your life: Health, longevity, professional goals, relationships. No one is saying you need to implement every idea you have. Or that they are all good ideas.
It just seems a lot easier to come up with flexible ideas, not yet in form, and build from there; rather than taking a solid structure, perhaps even an institutionalized one, and whittling away at it, as you simultaneously figure out what you want it to look like, while attempting to make it into that image. That seems like a wrestling match. Tapping into your subconscious for a new idea, even if seemingly unrelated, seems more like watching a movie or contemplating a painting: You observe, but can choose to be interactive through how you process what you see.
Like Einstein said: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”
Of course there is matter. It's a form of energy. Much the same way that Taoist, Vedic and other systems describe the human body as made of life force, Qi, Prana, yet also a product of Jing or Ojas, the life essence. Both are aspects of what is considered a cosmic life force. While your wrist or your arm may be an expression of this energy in motion, to say it does not exist is a bit futile, if not silly. So let's not get lost in semantics.
Suffice it to say, it seems easier to start with the fluid: Vibration, and work your way to the solid: Matter. You get a lot more choice along the way, regarding materials, design and outcome. Does this apply to your health? You bet! Since you are already energy in motion, working with vibrational reality, through your subconscious reality, is a means to communicate with what has already taken form, as the partners in creation that they are.
This gives a little more context to Einstein's quote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Right? Imagine creating a sculpture of, say, a bird, out of an existing sculpture of a human. Cumbersome? For the right person, it might be inspirational; but most of the time, beginning where someone else left off keeps you locked into a mindset of limited possibility, of seeing through only their eyes, instead of discovering your own view.
So you begin with a clean block of wood or clay, giving yourself freedom to communicate with the form that you have in mind, or the one that wants to be born. The rational, logical mind is limited in what it can perceive, because its role is to process information and then apply it. Its role is to integrate external reality with internal potential. As such, it does not have direct access to infinite creative potential. The subconscious, however, is a ready made doorway into new vistas, or simply new takes on old ones.
Lady of the Lotus Botanicals first featured the Passaggio Secreto sign on the Flower Essence Remedies page of our website. It describes our Vision Quest flower essence remedy, designed to help you access information, ideas and creative visions, from your own subconscious. Flower essences are a perfect medium through which to create in this manner. They are vibrational; your thoughts and ideas are vibrational. The two meet and a synastry results. Flower essences are like a meet and greet venue: Through them, your conscious reality is introduced or given the opportunity to get to know better, your subconscious creative potential. Your job is to follow through with the ideas that you decide are worthy of your time and energy.
All botanicals have the potential to interact with you in this way, and Lady of the Lotus Botanicals are specifically designed with the subconscious in mind. Experience in Hypnotherapy, Dream Work and Mind-Body techniques, contributes to the creation of each of our products, from recipe to application to usage ideas. The idea is that by connecting with yourself through self care, you cultivate beauty, happiness, health and vitality. You get excited about who you are and what you are doing. You find a connection with the concepts of 'healthcare', 'longevity' and 'wellness'; they no longer feel like abstract ideas or moral codes.
All of this comes from imbibing in the waters of the subconscious. You really cannot argue with your own soul. Each and every one of us has our own certain 'Je ne sais quois', the source of which is found via the subconscious. The expression of this uniqueness is seen within the body and its creations in the world, your creations. In this way, it may not be that imagination is more important than knowledge, but rather a prerequisite for it. One begets the other.
In the end, it's not so much a secret passage (passaggio secreto), as it is a short cut that many people either ignore outright, or simply don't think to look for. Yet, this passage is sitting there, slightly off the beaten path, the landscape a little overgrown but still manageable. All you need to do is step onto it, and you begin to imbibe those waters. There's no final destination needed in order for you to set out. And it's your passage to begin with, so you cannot really get lost. Lady of the Lotus wishes you great success in your passage to secrets as yet untold, awaiting your arrival. May you enjoy your discoveries, with ease and confidence. Let's all drink to that: Cheers!
Can you find another market like this? Where, with your one rose, you can buy hundreds of rose gardens? ~Rumi