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The image of the winged heart evokes an essence of blissful Love, harmony and freedom.
The Heart with wings symbolizes ascension – It represents the freedom to love, to feel, to courageously rise above the mundane and reach full potential. It is a sign of joyful optimism and a representation of the free spirit.
Wings are considered as the symbol of spiritual progress, the heart with wings expresses that the heart reaches upward towards heaven. Wings represent speed, freedom, elevation, aspiration, divinity and transcendence. They are also associated with mystical and magical beings – fairies, angels, dragons, Pegasus. To the alchemists, wings connoted achievement of a higher state of being.
The heart has long been a symbol for the soul, the seat of emotions, our inner selves. It can mean sincerity, truthfulness, charity and mercy. It has also come to represent Love, both romantic and platonic.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. – Kahlil Gibran
The origin of the winged heart is as the emblem for the Sufi movement, a spiritual discipline within Islam. Sufism is known as “Islamic Mysticism,” in which practitioners seek to find divine Love and knowledge through direct personal experience . The heart is considered to be a bridge between the body and soul, a channel between spirit and material. The symbol was chosen by Hazrat Inayat Khan who introduced Sufism to the Western World, and he had this to say about the symbol: “In brief, the meaning of the symbol is that the heart responsive to the light of God is liberated.”
Our spiritual and personal growth is made possible with an open heart, and through quiet listening to our innermost desires at our spiritual center, we have the power to transcend. By allowing our heart to be open to Love, rather than in resistance, we rise, expand and are free.
Length: 40 mm
Width: 14 mm