The meditating warrior seated in her lotus chariot has her eyes open, suggesting she is very much aware both of her situation and the pain of the world. Genuine progress demands that we look clearly at reality and work with it as best we can. Delusions never serve us in either material or spiritual matters. Love and healing are the goals of the spiritual self, compassion and awareness its greatest strength and enlightenment its achievement. The spiral in her hands is symbolic of the Holy Grail, and the Philosophers Stone of the Alchemists. It represents the results of the Great Work and is blue and red, suggesting the union of fire and water, the balancing of polarities which opens up the central channel of creative energy.