Breaking Down the Symbols on the Affirmation Vessels

by Blog contributor Eryn Johnson

One of the Woman Shops World products I’m loving this month is the Affirmation Vessel Pendants. There are 3 versions of these pendants in the shop, and they are each covered in amazing spiritual symbols. Today I’m breaking down what those symbols mean and why they’re so special.
Mini Affirmation Vessels from WomanShopsWorld

Buddha Eyes. The Buddha, of course, is a symbol of peace, harmony, wisdom and enlightenment. 

But what about the Buddha Eyes?

The Buddha Eyes, depicted in Buddhist art all over Asia and the world, are also known as the Wisdom Eyes. They symbolize the unity of all things and the all-seeing wisdom of the Buddha with both the outer and inner eyes.

Wearing the Buddha Eyes reminds you that all things are one, and that you possess the wisdom you need within you.

Om. Om is a sacred mantra. If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, you’ve probably chanted it! In Hindu tradition, it’s said that everything in the Universe came into existence from this vibration. And as such, it’s extremely powerful. Chanting it allows you to feel the vibration of the Universe in your body, open your third eye and crown chakras, deepen your consciousness, and connect to all that is. 

Om Symbol in Herkimer Diamonds from WomanShopsWorld

Check out the graphic below from Sivana Spirit for a breakdown of this sacred symbol.

The Om Symbol Breakdown|
Image Source: Sivana Spirit.


Dorje. The Dorje is a symbol of enlightenment. Many faiths around the world, including Buddhism and Hinduism, believe that we live much of our lives in a dream state. The dorje represents a 'thunderbolt of enlightenment,' awakening us from that dream.

It’s the abrupt change in consciousness recognized by all the great religions of the world as a turning point in the lives of saints and mystics.

Wearing the dorje is a reminder of your true nature.

Om Mani Padme Hum. Om Mani Padme Hum is an important Tibetan mantra associated with the Dali Lama. Many Tibetans recite this mantra multiple times each day as part of their daily prayer practice. It is commonly translated as “Praise be to the jewel in the lotus.”

What does that mean?

“Thus the six syllables, Om Mani Padme Hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha….” - The 14th Dali Lama

This mantra is a reminder of the beautiful path towards the enlightenment of the Buddha.

Affirmation Vessel Pendants from WomanShopsWorld

Feeling inspired by these symbols? Shop these Affirmation Vessel Pendants to carry them with you all the time.

About Eryn Johnson:

Eryn is a yoga teacher, freelance writer, and social media manager currently based in Philadelphia. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in Rishikesh, India where she became obsessed with mantra chanting, yoga philosophy, and chai tea. When she’s not doing yoga, she’s planning her next trip, hosting the Living Open podcast, or eating Thai food. Follow along with her adventures on Instagram at @erynj_ and at


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