The lotus flower is a symbol often used as a visualization in meditation, especially in Hinduism and Buddhism. As it blooms pure and clean out of mud, it has come to mean purity– of mind and body, beauty, prosperity and strength. I see meditation as a way to rest, and find your own still quiet voice. Lighting special candles on Friday nights to thank God for light and usher in a day of rest (Shabbat or Sabbath) is a wonderful Jewish tradition. According to this teaching, upholding the sabbath will also lead to prosperity, greater relaxation and the unfolding of a life of meaning– ripe with abundance. These beautiful candle holder, that hold the traditional shabbat candle holders mesh the teachings of these major religions while embodying all of these values. They are meant to evoke gratitude, relaxation and meditation. It makes an amazing wedding, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or housewarming gift.