A Guide to Adornment

This is a resource guide to help you understand the use of the symbolism and Mantras throughout the Sonja Picard Collection. We have provided product links to help you find an adornment piece that connects with a particular symbol, mantra or intention that may resonate with you.

 

  

The Symbols

Altar

A place of solace, meditation and communication with the Divine.

Anandi

Bringer of bliss.

Buddha

Is the symbol of peace and enlightenment free from ignorance and illusion.

Destiny Star

Is the symbol to inspire us to shine your light, stepping into your highest purpose to fulfil our destiny.

Dharma

Eternal truth.

Double Blessings

This pendant is with two elephants and Lakshmi pada.  All symbols relate to the Goddess Lakshmi who is the goddess of wealth, opulence and good fortune. On the back, this pendant reads "I am walking a blessed, magical, abundant journey with gratitude".

Double Lotus Heart

The symbol of relationship.

Fire Woman

I am fire, power, renewal and passion

Ganesh Sweets

The bowl of sweets represents the "fulfilment of devotion" towards a focused intention 

Ghanta (bell)

The symbol of the mystical primal sound from the origin of creation, which represents the sweet music of paradise. The sound of a bell inspires fear in all evil beings.

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga is considered the divine mother of Shakti power, her omnipotent strength is capable of destroying all dark and negative forces while protecting all that is good.

Goddess Kali

Goddess Kali is the goddess of protection and transformation.

Goddess Lakshmi

Goddess of opulence, good fortune and grace.

Goddess Parvati

Goddess of Mother nature and earthly femininity.

Goddess Saraswati

Goddess of beauty, arts and wisdom.

Gopi drops

The Gopis are Krishna’s companions, these drops represent their tears of pure love and devotion to Krishna who is the eternal lover of their soul.

Kama

Fulfillment of desire.

Labyrinth

The Ancient symbol of wholeness that combines the circle and spiral into a purposeful pathway. It represents the journey to our own center and back out into the world. On the back it reads dream, gratitude, intention.

Lakshmi Pada

The feet of the goddess Lakshmi is a reminder to "walk a blessed and abundant journey with gratitude".

Lalita's Arrows

Goddess Lalita wields 5 arrows used to pierce our 5 senses towards love.

Lord Ganesh

Lord Ganesh is the remover of obstacles and bestower of success.

Lord Krishna

Supreme Lord and eternal lover of the soul.

Lord Shiva

The most pure and auspicious.

Lord Vishnu

Represents preservation, balance and harmony.

Lotus (full bloom)

Is the symbol that represents achievement and the fulfilment of success.

Lotus bud

Represents the unfolding of possibilities.

Moon

Crescent moon is the birth of our dreams towards abundance.

Full moon represents the fulfilment or our dreams with gratitude.

Nagakanyas

Guardian Serpent Goddess who are the protectors of earthly treasures. They are also know to bring blessings of prosperity, enlightenment and wisdom.

Om

Om represents divine unity, embracing creation, preservation and destruction. It is the sacred symbol of unified spiritual knowledge and existence. It is considered the breath of the universe.

Om shanti

Shanti or spiritual peace is the true nature of self, freedom from all fear.

Peace Sign

With Om Shanti on the back it reads - be peace - be love - be kind - be fearless.

Prem

The Sanskrit word for love.

Shakti

Divine feminine power and strength.

Shri Yantra

This Yantra is associated with the Goddess Lakshmi. It is said to carry the energy of the whole cosmos, constructed of nine interlocking triangles, representing the masculine and feminine divine as the source of all life.

Sitaram

Goddess Sita and Lord Ram represent the divine eternal couple.

Skull with Om

Associated with the Goddess Kali, the Goddess of fearlessness, protection and transformation. Since change implies a death or the ending of one passage and the beginning of another.

Sunburst and Sun Rays

The symbol of expansion that represents life, energy and strength.

Water Woman

I am water, soft, constant and flowing.

 

The Mantras
 

A Mantra is a ‘mind tool’–a sacred sound vibration spoken in Sanskrit originating from India. Sanskrit is such an ancient language that it is said it is at the root of all language origins. 

When Mantras are spoken in a rhythmic repetition, they carry a vibrational sound quality which can filter throughout our body. This sound can offer healing for your body, inner peace, deeper connection to your higher source, attainment towards your goals and lift you to a higher level of consciousness.

It is said that carrying, wearing or marking your body with sacred mantras or symbols act as a protection and connection to your goals, aspirations and intentions.

Gayatri Mantra

Om bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yonah prachodyat

The universe is filled with golden light of the sun, shining from Mother and Father Divine, to remind us of our true nature.

The Gayatri Mantra inspires and protects us by awakening our divine intuition, illuminating our spiritual intelligence and protecting us from all negative energies.

 Mantra Seven from Isha Upanishad

yasmin sarvani bhutany
atmai vabhud vijanatah
tatra ko mohahkah soka
ekatvam anupasytah

One who sees all living beings as spiritual sparks, in quality one with the Divine, becomes a true knower of things. Such a person no longer experiences illusion or anxiety.

Vishnu’s Prayer from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Om asatoma sad gamaya
tamasoma jyotir gamaya
mritor ma amritam gamaya

From the unreal lead me to the real
From the darkness lead me to light
And from death lead me to immortality.

Sat Chit Ananda Vigraha

SAT I am an eternal
CHIT conscious
ANANDA blissful
VIGRAHA individual soul.

Om Namo Narayanaya

This mantra is chanted to invoke peace, harmony and balance.

Shiva Shakti

Together they represent undivided union within the material world.

Om Namo Shivaya

This mantra is chanted to destroy the darkness of the mind and lead one to pure consciousness

Om Tat Sat

Supreme absolute truth.

Goddess Kali Mantras

Om krim kalikaye namah + kali ma
These mantras are chanted to Goddess Kali to invoke her protection while in the midst of transformation.

Durga Mantra

Goddess Durga is considered the Divine mother of Shakti power (Saraswati / Lakshmi / Kali – creation, preservation, destruction). Her omnipotent strength is capable of destroying all dark and negative forces while protecting all that is good and righteous.

Ganesh Mantra

Om Gam Ganapataye Om Namaha.
This mantra is chanted to Lord Ganesh the remover of obstacles and bestower of success.

Saraswati Mantra

Om Namo Devi Saraswatyai is a mantra to invoke Saraswati, the goddess of beauty, arts and wisdom.

Lakshmi Mantra

This mantra is chanted to Goddess Lakshmi for opulence, good fortune and grace.