The lotus is a symbol of purification. Triple Lotus~by Carol Wiebe Global Oneness states: The root of the Lotus sunk in the mud represents material life, the stalk passing up through the water typifies existence in the astral world, and the flower floating on the water and opening to the sky is emblematic of spiritual being. I tripled it for good measure. Trinities have proven to be quite effective alliances, especially in spiritual arenas. Perhaps I will land a quad next . .