Self care, time for self and flowers

Beloved Flower Lover,

Feeling all antsy, she knew she had to put self care back onto her agenda.

She had completed the instructions_for_thework for a friend who did not seem to notice how much effort she had put into preparing a project for her. She had made time artistically from her heart to complete tasks for her. But she was hardly noticed.

She was annoyed that she had made time to listen for the man she dearly loved.  He was upset about not being paid by his new firm. She listened to him quietly and allowed him to rant about his situation. She was fearful. Would he be angry with her now?

She woke up the next day and felt neither of them noticed that her small, quiet efforts where in fact providing them all with a foundation from which they could thrive.

But what did that mean really?

She turned to Bryon Katie’s the work to help her explain her situation to herself.

The London Flower Lover The self care spellShe looked at her flowers and asked herself what did her passion look like now?


Now she was ready to ask herself a few questions about her situation.

The Four Questions
1. Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)
2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or no.)
3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?

4. Who would you be without the thought?

 The Turnarounds
A statement can be turned around to the self, to the other, and to the opposite.



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Soak up the peace of the new moon as we watch a little cat discover flowers

Beloved Flower Lover,

The New Moon is a joy to behold!

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Flowers for she who said, “No more crying for you”, she said, “it’s a new moon”

Beloved Flower Lover,

“I am more than crying”, she said on the eve of the new moon. “Those tears stop right now, I am embracing my peace”

Veteran of the London open mic and Soul scenes, FLOetic Lara performs the Jazz classic ‘Cry Me A River’ at Tilt’s London Liming: A Come Rhyme With Me Special at Rich Mix London.


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Flowers for a Fifty year young woman preparing for the New Lunar Year: Also known Chinese New Year 2015

Beloved Flower Lover,

Wow, the world changes, again, again and again!

Healthy am I,

Happy am I,

It’s a New Year.


According to the Chinese, 2015 is the year of the Goat, which comes 8th in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.  And according to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle.

For example 2015 is a year of the Goat.

  • Lucky Colors: brown, red, purple
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
  • Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose
  • Year of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Well, well, well, we took all of that inspiration and hey presto, ended up working with daffodils and a cat instead!

We laughed and worried, then laughed again. Were we doing it right? Would we upset someone? Who is the someone we were upsetting? did they know?  But then we breathed, giggled and carried on.

We knew we could choose, to hold onto it, or let go of it.

The cat was quite a tricky model. He played with anything that moved. He was not doing as we commanded. He showed us his fangs and claws a few times, whilst playing with us. Yet, he was not playing to our tune. So rather than get upset about him not meeting our fantasy of how a cat ought to be in a photoshoot, we decided that as he played and would not settle, that we would settle down first while we played.

We continued styling.

Who knew that it could create such harmony, such a quality. We took no credit for that, we just used these simple daffodils in a spring like way to just keep creating from whatever we had.

We invite you to find daffodils and use them possibly as a way to remind yourself of who you really are. To reinforce your inner talents. To use them as a natural symbol that gives praise to the Creator, whilst acknowledging the source of all the energies stirring in the spirit this spring. The truism ‘as above, so below’, comes to mind.

A lady called asking about flowers for her ‘birthday do’, this sunday.

“I am turning 50 years young,  this sunday,” sand I am reflecting on my life accomplishments and achievements.

Healthy Am I

Happy Am I

“Energy follows my thoughts”…

She said,

“I have written down five things that bring me joy and giving and receiving flowers . I have calmer about all of this and trust  that I have mastered this small intangible part of me. That’s why flowers are a  gift for myself.  I choose to have them around me on my earth day. I am at peace”.

We just smiled and just like nature,  we knew she had her own flow of answers. And as she allowed them to keep re-emerging through her plan to do something that cultivated for her, the joy. We heard her say,

“Now I have written the five things that I love, I have also listed out the smallest actions that I can put in place to cultivate that love that is already inside of me.I am open to a calm conversation around being fifty. I am calm and comfortable about it.”

We invited her to look at our ‘Lunar bag of daffodils‘, as a symbol to help her and anyone else like her, to reinforce the what  we call,  how ‘we calmly carry our essence in what ever way we want to enjoy.’ Then openly offer it all over to the divine.

Listening to her gentle voice squeal with soft hushed  joy,  felt like watching ‘a tipping point reached’. A real calm control point. She gave herself the attention.

“Beautiful, that is so me”

She allowed her self to be worthy of her own respect . And yes, she kept her basic smallest, gentlest commitment to herself. She felt good about herself. She listened to herself. The new moon, was her beautiful reflection.

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So yes, it’s Chinese New Year and there are formal ways in which ist is recognised, however for you, it may come in another way. Whatever way you recognise and appreciate your talent will be perfect. As we know that something a simple as the daffodil could be the gift you want to have around you to remind you of who you are.

By the way, people born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.

They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.

Though they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.

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Valentine’s Season: Flowers for Rachel Wiley – “10 Honest Thoughts on Being Loved by a Skinny Boy”

Beloved Flower Lover,

This is valentines season. We thought we would collate a few love poems from various artists and celebrate their words of love with flowers.

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Valentine’s Season: Flowers for the ‘she who is a lot like you’.

Beloved Flower Lover,

This is valentines season. So we thought we would collate a few love poems from various artists and celebrate their words of love with flowers.

Rudy Francisco performs “A Lot Like You”. His very special way of celebrating the woman he marries.

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Valentine’s Season: Rudy’s love poem and flowers for her, who he grew to love…even more

Beloved Flower Lover,

This is valentine season. We thought we would collate a few love poems from various artists and celebrate their words of love with flowers.

Rudy Francisco writes his poem of love to the woman who works at Starbucks down the street from my house on Del Mar Heights Road;  he said, “I swear to God, I’m not a stalker, I just love you”.

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Valentine’s Season: Ahlaam is open hearted about her journey of beauty: The London Flower Lover offers her flowers in thanks after recieving her poetic teaching about how she chose to be beautiful, despite….

Beloved Flower Lover,


This is valentines season. We thought we would collate a few love poems from various artists and celebrate their words of love.


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Drop self esteem and go for self compassion instead. We suggest you can do that as you go about preparing for Valentine’s and so much more!

Beloved Flower lover,

Relating to ourselves is really what its all about”.

“Forget comparing ourselves to others”.

“Be kind to yourself”.



In Mike Robbins’s short video, he teaches us that, “nothing changes until we do“.

We wonder what self compassion and self kindness can do for you during Valentine’s and beyond. We love to hear about your ideas abut self care.

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Flowers for the bath as she prepared for the New Year Celebration with family and friends…..

Beloved Flower Lover,

Yellow Roses and Orange Geberas

“he became the biggest party animal ever”… she whispered to herself, as she caught herself smiling beautifully and filling the hall with flowers for the party…solstice was over now it was party time!

He always had a way of helping friends to grasp in their minds why it was so important for them to do the things they did….

Yes a little different to the Jan 1st way of expressing new year.

He referred to the winter solstice as the “new year.” As the sun returns, with it comes our first foods- our traditional foods and a load of hugs and kisses being shared with families.


She took another relaxing flower filled bath before preparing the meal for all who were expected.

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Open hearted she mused to herself….

“He becomes the biggest party animal giving thanks for the past year blessings and expressing intentions for the new year”.


She decided what finery to wear for the party, ready for the welcoming of extended family who came to celebrate this winter ceremony with a dinner,  song, and handmade gifts to honor each other. Smiling, recalling how they had resolved some major challenges. This time really counted as she recalled how their house had been the centre of resolved hurt and now genuine affection. Yes this pretty garden was the result of a lot of weeding!

It’s was very beautiful….

Very beautiful



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