Beloved Flower Lover,
It’s a magical time to explore love!
….. and we keep finding that it starts with self love. This is relevant for men as well as women. It’s really special.
Invitation to your joy!
Well, we are dancing around here to late 70’s music jams, spreading joy in our floral studio. Looking at roses, peonies and other flowers and wondered, would you be interested in spending the next 21 days focused on joy?
We know it’s really sort notice, but’s it’s a new moon today and we wondered would you like to take advantage of the energies of joy and happiness which are strengthening today around?
An aside thought!
In the northern hemisphere of the planet it’s a time when plants are popping up. And we are feeling the energies of regeneration so much that we just had to share this late 70’s song with you, our blog family.
And as part of our focus on joy and peace during this time of regeneration and rebirth and after playing another 70’s track, the topic of relationships came up. Hardly unusual for us here. And we recalled a dear family member called ‘Marie’, in North London. She writes a blog now and we are so proud of her. She reminded us of family joy…dancing with biological and non biological family alike, and how as we focus on what we love and dream of, how that heals us and others alike.
Anyway back to the 21 day invitation.We suggest that you find 21 things you want to focus on to help you to bring forward your own joy. Your own power. Your own magic.
Mmmm,so with that, how about taking a deep relaxing cleansing breathe, close your eyes, and see the word calm written on the back of your inner eyelids. Don’t try to fight it, relax your mind, lay back and notice what you notice about your joy/s. Breathe again and again and let that feeling wash all over you from your head down to your toes….like a bright light, like a smile and then do it again….yes that’s your unique feeling…beautifully personal to you…
We suggest two routes into the 21 days if you choose to follow it with us.
Route 1: Not so sure about self love and self care but curious…
It might be that you need to begin by focusing on being self compassionate, or giving yourself permission to be just where you are. It might be that you just begin to forgive yourself and others. You might need to do all of this before you really start to notice what you love and adore about yourself. If so acknowledge that.
It’s like choosing to make friends with someone you need to get to know but who you felt were really different to you. Or someone who you may not have thought wanted what you wanted for yourself. Today you may begin to find out how much of an ally they are. That part of you. Important why? Well when you do have your bolder external expressions of joy and bliss, you will find co operation, and harmony with your shadow self. And you feel whole and alive.
Choose flowers, real or faux to represent that process and place them in an area that helps remind you of self love and self care.
Then make a list of things you want to enjoy and celebrate about yourself, and your life shared with others.( you could invite friends in to help you with this too)
We will have tips for you over the next 21 days to love up on yourself if you are a bit sceptical, cynical, doubtful but still open to remain curious.
Or you may choose
List out all the enjoyable things you want to do, put them into an order of 21 days. You can repeat some things of course. Then do them.
Again, we will have tips for you if you take this route.
Community and Family Feedback.
We can all benefit from help from others, regardless of how independent we are. Having others around who are ‘willing for you’, the best on this journey helps us to maintain our focus of joy. To maintain our determination.
With that in mind, we suggest you keep a journal of gratitude for each day of joy. We also suggest that you leave comments here. Leave your thoughts, feelings, emotions. Comment on what you are noticing and were you can reinforce each other positively.
Do all of that plus, choose flowers, real or faux to remind you of your beauty and joy and place them in a prominent place.
Ok, that’s our Self-care, Self-love 21 day Bootcamp invitation in a nutshell. RSVP us, as this is where the magic begins.
Whatever you choose to do, know that we are doing this programme too and we will be offering more posts to help you as you are re-invigorating yourself during this time of regeneration and rebirth.
- Decide to do this. Join in on the fun!
- RSVP us. If not just do it privately
- Relax, close your eyes smile and imagine 21 ways you would like to enjoy joy. Allow the images in your mind’s eye to be delicious. Allow, allow, allow.
- Write them out in a journal. Notice how you are feeling.
- Collect any bits and bobs you need to keep yourself focused. e.g. flowers, a vase,a journal, and create a focal area for this 21 Self Care Self Love Boot camp.
If you are feeling a bit unsure of yourself, begin with route 1. If not choose route 2. Keep popping back and share your feelings and findings. Notice what you notice about making joy a priority in your life for the next 21 days.
…..We are still dancing and off to the flower market in a bit, to see what they have got to delight us today
Enjoy good times because they are here.
Thank you for sharing your love with us.
The London Flower Lover
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