The center of the flower is you. Or the space where you should be. The petals are the protective "daggers???" The metal ring is what I would personally interpret as the Holy Spirit (since I'm a Christian) or what others interpret as the Spirit/Universe/Positive Energy. (For a reference-please check the bible in the book of Ezekiel and his vision of the wheel in the middle of the wheel.)
In light of all the craziness that's happening in the world today, you don't need me to tell of your gifts, I believe the message to you is to keep protecting yourself. You are an antennae, a sponge--you've got to expel the craziness from you from time to time because just as you are the center of a flower with incredible gifts, you are also a target.
I'll pray for you that you remain protected and strong as you continue on your path. The radiating.metal ring is your source of protection. It calls to you. Do what is necessary to be inside of it.