Symbol of Spiritualism

 The Sunflower

“As the Sunflower turns its face to the light of the sun,

 so Spiritualism turns the face of humanity to the light of Truth.”

This is the motto of Spiritualism

One tiny seed is placed in the dark of Mother Earth. It is watered by rain from the heavens and often grows as tall as six feet. When the Sunflower becomes mature and ready for harvest, rich from Spirit’s (God’s) blessings, they often become stooped with age, as do we.

The main stalk is strong, which is the life center, and often has seven branches or twigs symbolizing the seven days of the week. Also, the sunflower has 12 green leaves representing the 12 months of the year. Each flower has 52 golden yellow petals representing the 52 weeks of the year. In the center of the yellow frame of petals are 365 rich seeds representing our calendar year. These seeds are protected from weather by husks and contain a sweet meat and oil for nourishment of our bodies as well as those of the animal kingdom. Each morning the sunflower faces the rising sun to the East as if to say ‘Good Morning to the Great Spirit’, and follows the sun as it travels across the sky. This is why the Portland Spiritualist Church’s motto is ‘We always turn to the light’.

We call this beautiful stately flower of Infinite Intelligence (God)  ‘the Emblem of Spiritualism’.

The flowers are often planted in a cluster or long row, and act as a fence or barrier from storms and shade from the hot summer sun. We are all blessed with this generous Guide who meets our every need. Self-preservation is nature’s first law, and we thank Spirit (God) for our Health, Wealth, Prosperity, and Spirituality in the knowledge of the life of the sunflower.