息吹 (Ibuki) means to breathe something into or inspire something. The concept is to breathe a new beginning into the world. The images are bringing hope, rejuvenation, uplifting, and supporting one’s direction or one’s path in mission.
So what does cherry blossom mean to the Japanese people? Sakura (Japanese name of cherry blossom) are symbolic of spring, a time of renewal and also a reminder of the fleeting nature of life. So it is kind of bittersweet in that the life of a cherry blossom may be 2 weeks or less.
This is a potent reminder to all of us that there is only NOW and that if our heart is not singing we are not living our lives to the fullest.
- Chakra: Forehead.
- Meridian: Heart Protector.
- Affirmation: I honour my physical incarnation.
- Emotional: Feeling, Caring, Sharing loving energy at all levels, Exuberant, Expressive
- Mental: Engaged.