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The Lotus

Updated: Jul 16, 2023

“The Lotus:

“A meaningful & powerful symbol for women’s recovery”

The way a lotus grows and its environment is similar to a woman’s recovery in addiction. ” The lotus rises from muddy waters to blossom. Although it grows with its roots deep in the mud, it emerges pure and unblemished. It unfolds gradually, one petal at a time, to blossom in the sunlight.”


The mud: murky beginnings, the darkness of addiction

The water: experience, recovery

The Lotus: rebirth, enlightenment, transition.


“Recovery is a transformational experience. When a women recovers, she is able to say, “Who I am today is not who I was.” The elegant and beautiful lotus flower that emerges from the mud is the beautiful woman within.”

Credit: Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D.—A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps


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