Perhaps use flowers and Tapping to help you to love and accept yourself rather than stressing out with sugar and alcohol!

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Alcohol, sugar, mmmm this is bringing up so much…..so how can we cut with stress?

A stress pattern about money, health, relationships, family life, the world community…

How?

How can we step into another pattern of self-care?

Well let’s look at this drinking culture .

Britain is among the worst countries in the world for binge drinking, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation. The research examined 196 countries and placed the UK 13th highest for heavy drinking – worse than countries such as Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus and Hungary.

In total, 28 per cent of Britons were classed as having had episode of heavy drinking in the previous month – almost twice as much as the global average, of 16 per cent.For overall alcohol consumption, Britain was 25th highest, the research found, above that of Bulgaria and Kazakstan and far higher than the global average.

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So assuming that all this consumption is linked to how people feel about themselves. What do we do? Or how might we choose to be?

Well we might be able to nurture another pattern within ourselves that we direct towards ourselves. Perhaps providing a simple way to tap the power within. An inspirational pathway to creating a real answer to this. Maybe comforting self with the natural powers of the feminine. The things we take for granted sometimes. Passion, nature and beauty.

We keep looking to nature and the Nature Arts to reflect back to us other ways that we can express patterns of being, that take care of us all. An integrative approach responding to the practise of nourishing and nurturing happiness.

It can’t be about faulting or chastising as that can only take us so far. Perhaps we can remain open to find a coaching process that is self nurturing, and is centred around a self-care attitude. And maybe, noticing how relaxing flowers might make your feel, whilst using other techniques to reduce the stress in your body may be part of that process.

With that in mind we invite you to settle down, take a deep breathe and take five peaceful minutes to go inside the mind’s eye to look at something beautiful. And breathe again. Yes breathe again. And again. And again. It will recharge your batteries. Just slowing down and imagining scenes of sublime tranquility.

Again, look at nature to stop you feeding your stress and instead settle down into the natural space of peace, which is already in you for just five minutes. It will be a complete system reboot.

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Cutting with stress actually requires a little bit of education.  It’s worth learning about the food and drink we injest, whilst we rebalance ourselves with feelings that can rebalance the emotions. So rather than our energy (chi, prana) being directed by fear, worry, anger, grief, or sadness patterns , we can learn to befriend those very same energies with compassion. And then because we understand what they actually represent, we can choose to be no longer be in a war with good and bad, loss and gain, heaven or hell. We can  live from a place of peace,from the inside out. Again, nature can be a reminder to purposely make that a focus. In tiny ways, in big ways. It’s our decision.

It’s not about getting more stuff, it’s about knowing how to use flowers as a stress reliever. Looking at beauty is often a way to nourish yourself. To nurture yourself. To feed yourself. It’s a small decision, to let go of old patterns that do not care for you and do something different that empowers yourself. So slowly, you may want to give yourself what you need. To help to restore and re-shift the body, by acknowledging the nurturing feelings sent towards yourself that make all the difference.

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With all that in mind we have been creating floral jewelry and welcomed all the smiles generated by something so sublime. Those smiles reflect back to us, peace and relaxation. A theme for an autumn self empowerment programme we thought….and the thinking went further.

To release stress might also mean examining other parts of our lifestyles and releasing the stressors on the body like ‘refined – sugars’, which according to some is as lethal as tobacco and alcohol.  Tobacco and alcohol are perfect examples of obvious body stressors, but so is sugar many are saying.  A (large) spoonful of sugar can prove fatal, a leading doctor in the US has warned, as it can have the same effect on the body as poison when eaten in large quantities. And a paediatric endocrinologist from the University of California claims that high doses of sugar, (whether it’s crystallised, in a corn syrup or granulated), turn into ‘toxins’, which lead to heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and diet-related diseases like type-2 diabetes.

 

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We will always invite you to welcome more beauty from nature into your universe. We also invite you to welcome other images of peace and tranquility into your surroundings. Especially for the rough days, when you are not enjoying life much.We embrace it all whislt you breathe in and out feelings of calm composure.  That’s how we let go of the grief.

And it’s an ideal thing to do in Autumn. To accept all the parts we rejected in love.

 

The Team

 

The London Flower Lover

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Tuesday, September 23 September Equinox 2014, Happy Autumn, Happy Flowers Day

Beloved Flower Lover,

Tuesday, September 23

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Flowers for Scotland’s vote for Continued Peace and Interdependence

Beloved Flower Lover,

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 55 per cent of Scotland voted to remain in the 307-year-old Union

This is a landmark moment, morning, day. A beat in the heart of the UK. A beat in the heart of Britain. The heart was pumping hard.  Filled with blood. Revitalised with answers, solutions found. Such a pure mirror. the heart beating listening to the lesson, message and gift of this time. Now, it’s a time to be still and reflect with this result. And look at the beauty of this time. Look at beauty. Maybe flowers. Anything that is wordless but reflects the peace of this time. Anythng that mirrors our relationship to ourselves.

Beauty.  Light sitting in light. At peace with the darkness of all!

We are now meeting our shadow, our provocative anger, our fear deeply buried in this exercise of Scotish Independence that we have allowed to come up and become rebalanced.  Anything we have overlooked has been reviewed. So now we can just sit still and consider it all. No more resisting.

Have we  changed?

We have  called the grace of our oneness into a clear focal point. The beauty of this time has flowered.  The beauty of our hearts, shifted by oneness is contagiously beautiful. We have undertaken the exercise and separation, that optical illusion has been reviewed. And oneness, the expression of who we really are has come up as our thought for the day. Bloomed as it is today.

This process has been so earnest. And now it’s time to just let it happen as we open up to the new day. In peace.

The Better Together campaign, demonstrated that today with the voting results coming out of Scotland last night. The value of Sterling rose dramatically in the early hours as results were being declared in favour of the Better Together campaign.

Speaking at 6.30am, Mr Salmond accepted the verdict of the people as he conceded defeat in the referendum on Scottish independence.

However, he said that the people of Scotland had only rejected independence “at this stage”, suggesting he believes that another referendum is possible in the future.

Addressing supporters in Edinburgh, Mr Salmond said: “I accept that verdict of the people and I call on all of Scotland to follow suit in accepting the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland.”

He added: “We have seen a scare and a fear of enormous proportions…at the heart of the Westminster establishment as they realised the mass movement of people that was going forward in Scotland.

“Today of all days, as we bring Scotland together, let us not dwell on the distance we have fallen short; let us dwell on the distance we have travelled.”

With national turnout expected to reach around 85 per cent, Unionists celebrated overwhelming victories in their traditional strongholds such as Orkney, Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

Edinburgh voted against independence by 61 per cent to 39 per cent.

Better Together also had huge victories in East Lothian, where they had a 24 per cent lead, Stirling, where they won by 20 per cent, and Midlothian, where the margin of victory was 12 per cent.

Alistair Darling, the leader of the Better Together campaign, said the victory was a “momentous day not only for Scotland but for the United Kingdom as a whole”.

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Both sides had their say:

We are grateful for the energy of a discussion, where people weighed up what they felt was important.

Let’s continue to take that energy of balancing the issues that are very dear to our deepest heart. Let that guide us into the autumn, winter and beyond. Only now looking for the peace that always sits in side of us. Whatever happens next, let’s remain unified in peace. Why?

 

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For peace to come into the world it needs you in order, for you to come into balance. Fulfilling that need is the highest act of love, and only through your love can you fulfill your love for others. Turn to your inner peace, as you are in the world, for the protection of the world. Because,if we are one then the good I do to you I have done to myself—is this not the key to wealth and health?

shifts happen!

 

 

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Tu mut guapa: London Flowers

Beloved Flower Lover,

Two women met in London today, one thought one was beautiful, the other wrote down on a sheet of paper, guapa, guapa, guapa….

They both lit up, illuminated!

What do you say to that beautiful woman you see today? that gorgeous woman you sat next to each day? that stunning woman who is your friend?

What’s your choice? what’s your reponse?

….pay it forward, pay it forward, pay it forward.

 

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Steve Harvey says ‘Jump’, We say use flowers to remind you of the joy of who you really are !

Beloved Flower Lover,

Steve Harvey was homeless at 26 years old however now in his 50’s he is one of the greatest motivational speakers. To complement his words of wisdom, we gently invite you to receive and enjoy your own happiness. To enjoy the fact that you can even imagine calm even as the challenges of life is going on.  Just walking that as the talk makes for the abundance of life.

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Wayne Dyer talks about Gratitude, We share Sunflowers for just that!

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Congratulations! Rock bottom might be a great place to start telling you the truth. It’s like having a dear friend who is giving you flowers who you thought was your biggest enemy !

Beloved Flower Lover,

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A dear friend of the team called into today, not for flowers, but for a weep. Her sister in Australia was dying from cancer after it had been removed previously. And she did not know what to do. We got the call. So we sat with her. She wept.

No lecture, no sermon, just sat as she whispered and cried before getting ready for work. When she left, we all sent quiet feelings to her and considered our own truth.

Her heart was beating, her adrenalin was flowing, she was uncertain, as she was growing. Perhaps, she was scared she was going to die emotionally as she watched her sister die physically.

We were not expecting this at all. She began talking about how her brother had committed suicide and how she had felt suicidal… overwhelmed. She was open to change and transition.

We are all faced with situations that are so major that we cannot help but at least look at our false and limiting beliefs. Some of our personal truths are in alignment with Maat’s truth. However, there are some of our individual truths that we believe in so deeply, that even in the face of a higher level of understanding, we refuse to let them go. As Ms. Vanzant says, ‘ look at your pathology’.

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One member of the team talked about a time when she was about to throw in the towel but kept on getting signs not to. So instead, she began to look at throwing away the limiting belief which was “I can’t” and step fully into the truth that I could in fact make it through those experiences and beautifully so.

She talked about the vibration and energy of love she was cultivating, and the responsibility she had around that.

“What are truths?”, we wondered.

The thought we pondered on after she left was just that.

….just working through the day and remaining open to that conversation opened us up much more deeply.

“Are our truths leading us to a more expanded, joyful and peaceful existence, or are they leading us to a place where we lack awareness of the divine qualities that are so natural to us all?”

We talked about how life teaches us that everything has a place in our lives. That this feminine quality of the divine also teaches that we are to say thank you to our perceived enemies because even they have contributed to our experience in some way.

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The truth and keeping the big picture in mind are sure fire paths to operating from unconditional love. Truth helps us to move past emotions and helps us to see the greater lesson.

The Truth which is in our heart chakra energy can be expressed with words, with flowers, with a deed. It is important to balance the heart chakra often, especially if you store your hurt, stress and pain there. But your ability to love everyone no matter whom they are, is a gift of connecting with knowing who we really are. So what unconditional love is?  This is the highest form of love because it gives, expecting nothing in return and not feeling that anything is wrong with anything or anyone. Unconditional love exists all the time.

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So what is crucial in moving into this way of existing is to opening and expanding to a place where being receptive to the unconditional love of the divine is always there. Unconditional love is nothing that we acquire or give away. It is always within us, and it allows us all to rebalance ourselves in times of major challenges. Learn how to nourish yourself. That’s what this is about. What we do for others, is in fact what we do for ourselves, because we all come from one place. And it’s our oneness that makes this sort of love the source of protection for the world.

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…… and as a final thought, who could you give flowers to today….and remember you are in that mix too. What does love look like to you? What does it feel like? Share it with others.  Share.

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Happy Flowers to remember the universal love of Tree Mother, Wangari Maathai, First African Woman Nobel Peace Laureate

Beloved Flower Lover,

As florists we work with enjoy resourcing floral material each and every time. As florists we enjoy working with water, land and the shared space called our home. Earth. We see and hear of fights all the time about land, trees and so on. That eats up the neurotransmitters and opiates.That joy vibe.  However we heard recently a shift in this discussion. An enjoyable dignified spirit of change. A way of finding joy and solace in what’s important to us. Fights occur not because we are different…., says Nobel Peace winner Maati, we wanted to hear more.

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“When we remove the superficial layers of our differences we find a common ground”, she says.  “How to allocate resources fairly without people feeling marginalise is my agenda”, she said. “Peace and the environment is an important element of life…. Water, land, grazing ground, farming land, resources. Sharing them equitably is at the heart of what our world agenda is about”

In 1977, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement to plant trees in hopes of helping poor, rural Kenyans, especially women, by preventing environmental and social conditions from further deteriorating.

Maathai won the Peace Prize in 2004 after enduring death threats, whippings and being tear-gassed at a protest because of her devotion to forest preservation and her anti-corruption work. We wanted to learn more so began our floral journey. We found quotes such as,

“I’m very conscious of the fact that you can’t do it alone. It’s teamwork. When you do it alone you run the risk that when you are no longer there nobody else will do it.”
Wangari Maathai, The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience

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We found more material such as an interview where She spoke with the NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown about her ecology work and social activism in 2005.

“Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own – indeed to embrace the whole of creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. Recognizing that sustainable development, democracy and peace are indivisible is an idea whose time has come”
Wangari Maathai

So in the end we felt inspired to dedicate pieces of our floral work to her memory, inspired by this quote.

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“In trying to explain this linkage, I was inspired by a traditional African tool that has three legs and a basin to sit on. To me the three legs represent three critical pillars of just and stable societies. The first leg stands for democratic space, where rights are respected, whether they are human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, or environmental rights. The second represents sustainable and equitable management and resources. And the third stands for cultures of peace that are deliberately cultivated within communities and nations. The basin, or seat, represents society and its prospects for development. Unless all three legs are in place, supporting the seat, no society can thrive. Neither can its citizens develop their skills and creativity. When one leg is missing, the seat is unstable; when two legs are missing, it is impossible to keep any state alive; and when no legs are available, the state is as good as a failed state. No development can take place in such a state either. Instead, conflict ensues.”
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We even found an animation piece she was involved with to help people explore how to manage land resources when they feel overwhelmed with a lack of resource.

So in summary, Wangari Maathai,  the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004,  the founder of the Green Belt Movement in her home country of Kenya, an environmental group that has restored indigenous forests and assisted rural women by paying them to plant trees in their communities. Since 1977, it has planted more than 30 million trees in Kenya and has been replicated in dozens of other African countries.

She reminds us about peace and happiness in the face of adversity and that peace and happiness are not superfical  and energised in the face of adversity, makes us all go forward.

Thank you for focusing on peace and happiness so we can energise and heal ourselves. The gift here is that you can be the protection for others in this world because you focus on universal love. It keeps us optimistic and so much more…..universal love.

 

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“Education, if it means anything, should not take people away from the land, but instill in them even more respect for it, because educated people are in a position to understand what is being lost. The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. As I told the foresters, and the women, you don’t need a diploma to plant a tree.”
Wangari Maathai, Unbowed

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Choose yourself to walk your talk with fun flowers and ask your peaceful self to bloom

Beloved Flower Lover,

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Take a breathe and exhale

Take a deeper breath

Take an even deeper breath

fun

Walking the talk

Taking each step

Little by little

Baby steps

Being gentle with ourselves

Maybe noticing the playfulness

Perhaps the joy in the heavens

Possibly the loves we love in our everyday earthly life

I love

I love

I love

the fun

We walk the talk of heaven

and feel it’s beauty

Like the flower

the fun

Like that rose

All so so so so close to full full Harvest Full Moon

I love

I love

I love

the playfulness

Where thought goes, energy flows

Dwelling on images of beautiful peace

And feeling the calmness

It feels good right now

the fun

It feels real good right now

walking

One step at a time

the playfulness

Elated

Upright

Erected

Again

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Where you are right now is right

Taking care of me right now

Is the just right thing

Playground

the fun

It feel’s so good

With a gentle breath

Possibly

Play time

Feels true right now

Oneness is glamorous

So glamorous

easily so glamorous

the fun

Maybe another easy breath

What ever position you are standing in

Take it there

Know it’s perfect

Maybe, possibly

Allow yourself to go even deeper into that

Oneness where we all come from

Easy

the playfulness

Order

Routine

Notice that tense  muscle soften

relax

Deep breath in

Deep breath ou

the fun

Feel the muscles in your neck soften again

Share this glamour

surrender

to playfulness

enjoy the order

enjoy the routine

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allow it

the glimmer

the order

the fun

the relaxation

the whisper in your ear

smell that garden rose

the playfulness

and

ask it for me

ask it for more

ask it for more

the fun

it willingly gives

maybe your chest

or your tummy

accomodates an even bigger amount of breathe

making space for even more abundance to flow in

ask for more

accept it

the playfulness

make the space for it

explore that place

that position

of abundance

experience

the fun

Sensual

underneath you

erect

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Feminine leadership maybe…or just the inner urge to nourish the imagination with gentle words of self love and playful images of flowers that send sweet happy feelings into our lady parts.

You decide

Melted completely into that oneness

the fun

Always

It matters

Happiness is contagious

our  pleasure is important

you decide

how to do it

Surrender

to the playfulness

Heaven is on earth

Heaven is on earth

 

 

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Play with Flowers on your Feet

Beloved Flower Lover,

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