Close up of blooming sunflower growing on lush leafy plant

What is the significance of the Sunflower? 

Why did we choose a Sunflower as part of our branding? Because they symbolise vitality, radiance, strength and they reach out as far as they can towards the sun. There is something about them that cheers us up when we look at them and, like us, they thrive in the sunlight. And, Thrive Coaching & Training Works with You to Thrive!

As with any kind of Personal development; the day you plant the seed, is not the day that you pick the fruit. It takes time!

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Furthermore, no flower can lift someone’s spirits quite like sunflowers. They are bright and cheery, and as warm and inviting as the summer sun. With brilliant yellow petals, also known as “rays,” sunflowers have an unmistakable sun-like appearance that has made them a favourite.

Sunflowers come in a number of varieties—ranging from small to very large, from having yellow petals to red. However, there is more to sunflowers than meets the eye. In addition, while they are stunningly beautiful, they also are rich in history and meaning.

These flowers are unique in that they have the ability to provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy. These attributes also mirror the sun and the energy provided by its heat and light.

Wild sunflowers are often photographed with their tall stalks and bright petals stretched towards the sun. This interesting behavior, known as phototropism, inspired a motif that has appeared in many ancient works.

Yellow is the colour most associated with Creativity and, on the psycho-spiritual level, yellow relates to self worth. They also symbolise how we feel about ourselves and how we feel others perceive us. This is the area of the personality, the ego, the intellect and of self confidence.

The Incas considered the sunflower to be a sacred plant that represented the sun deity. Therefore sunflowers were present in temples dedicated to the Sun God and the priestesses wore crowns of sunflowers.

In Chinese symbolism, the sunflower (and meaning) deals with long life, good luck and is considered very auspicious. It’s yellow color signifies vitality and intelligence. It’s a symbol of happiness too.

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