Sunflower ….. meaning in Spiritualism!

One tiny seed surrounded by Mother Earth, watered by rain from heaven, blessed by man and often grows as tall as 6 feet. When they become mature, so rich from God’s blessings, they become like man, stooped with age.

The main stalk is strong which is the life center, often seven branches symbolizing the seven days of the week, twelve green leaves representing the 12 months of the year.

Each flower has 52 golden yellow petals, representing 52 weeks of the year. In the center of the yellow frame of petals, there are 365 rich seeds representing our calendar year. Each morning, the sunflower, faces the rising sun to the East, as if to say “Good morning” to the Great Spirit.

This beautiful, stately flower of God is the emblem of Spiritualism.

It is unknown who first suggested the sunflower as a suitable emblem of Modern Spiritualism. However, we do know that for centuries long before the Christian era, the sunflower has been a favorite emblem of Constancy.

From the sunflower, the bright …. color …. yellow …. also became among the ancients, the symbol of Truth and Constancy. For this very reason, it was adopted by the Women Reformers of the 1800’s. The adoption of the Sunflower has been the emblem of Spiritualism at least since 1892.

The Spiritualists in Cassadaga Lake Free Association have adopted the Sunflower as its seal as shown in its Constitution and By-Laws in 1892 and adopted in 1893. In 1900, William Bach manufactured the first pins bearing the Sunflower Emblem.

“As the Sunflower turns its face to the light of the sun, so let Spiritualism turn the face of Humanity to the Light of the Truth”!!

Isn’t Nature awesome????

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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