Unalome & lotus. Enlightenment. The Unalome is originally a hindu symbol that graphically recalls Shiva´s third eye and it represents wisdom and the path to perfection. Full description and hi-res here: http://www.tattootribes.com/index.php?newlang=English&idinfo=7591
Chakra is a Sanskrit word, and etymologically means “wheel“; in fact, when a Chakra is in balance, it turns on itself in a clockwise direction. Indian poetry compares them with lotus flowers; each Chakra has a specific number of petals, which corresponds to the number of physical sub-plexuses that make up each major nerve plexus.
Many of us step foot on the path to spiritual enlightenment expecting it to lead us onward & upward, hoping to become something better than we are, & ready to gather all of the important things we need along the way. What a surprise it is when we eventually realize that this path isn't taking us onward, but inward, that we're not gathering things so much as letting the go, and that there was never anything more to aspire to than the truth of what we already are. --Cristen Rodgers
Painted all day today, then was finally able to take a little break. So I picked up a pen and drew, and came out with a flash sheet of these little things. The symbol is an unalome, a representation of the journey to reach enlightenment. The path starts in the centre of the spiral, and as you continue up or down this path you are wandering, becoming more conscious of your surroundings. When you reach the top of the symbol (the straight line), you have reached enlightenment. They are…