These are actual lotus seeds from lotus flowers, gathered and drilled. The Lotus Flower has long been a symbol of purity. Though it is rooted in muddy water, the lotus flower rises above the mire to bloom, unstained and fragrant. No matter our origins and circumstances, past or present, we all have the ability to break free and bloom to our fullest potential. Rising above the mud to bloom with such beauty requires faith in ourselves and the belief that anything is possible. Wear these beads to remind you of your potential!