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"Flow" is one of a series of 11 handmade clay altar pieces based upon my interpretation of Taoist writings, poetry and the symbolism and language of balance and harmony.

Each piece is hand formed and hand painted. Each contains a series of engraved symbols consisting of lines, arcs squares and spheres. The top most sphere is included with each piece and represents the constants of life and the Tao throughout the series.

Flow is, perhaps, the simplest and least esoteric of the Taoist stones
in terms of symbolism.

Flow is comprised of a series of one sphere, representing the whole of the moon under which sits three parallel lines representing the flow of water as well as the movement of time and emotional tides.

Beneath the parallel lines are three smaller spheres representing river rocks as well as the emotional ground of our own lives.

The symbol is meant to be a reminder to us of the indiscriminate nature of water which moves over or around all obstacles it encounters. If we can emulate this flow, this endless movement and lack of resistance to the obstacles that appear in our life, we can find the harmony of our own depth of that sense of flow within.


The following is taken from the book 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
by Deng Ming-Dao

Life is the flow of energy. It is the air that we breathe, the force
that moves the weather, the force of all minds combined. It keeps the
rivers flowing, our hearts beating, and the sky blue. This flow of
energy moves constantly according to the fixed points that exist at any
given moment. Therefore, by manipulating the cardinal points of our
lives, we can change the flow.

The freedom to choose and to change belongs to us.


The series of 11 stones consists of:


Let the meaning of each one, or any personally chosen combination of the pieces help remind you of the things you wish to bring forth into your life. This piece can be set upon a sacred altar, on a mantel, in a planter or terrarium or anywhere one needs the reminder of the stones symbolic meanings in daily life.

Each altar piece is hand formed from premium polymer clay, fired and then hand painted with layered acrylic paints to achieve the stone effect as seen.

The altar stones are just over 2 3/4 high and 1 1/4 inch wide.
Each stone weighs 2 3/4 to 3 oz.

We can also customize a stone for you if you wish to have another word or affirmation created. Convo us for details and pricing.

Flow - Handcrafted Taoist Meditation Altar Stone - Handpainted Clay Altar Piece - Planter and Terrarium Decor - Zen Garden

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: polymer clay, acrylic paint
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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