Flowers for Lovers asking should I stay or should I go? What would you advise them to do?

Beloved Flower Lover,

Sure, we know it’s that time to celebrate love, creativity and beauty. That it’s a time to just focus on right now and appreciate life now. So we consider a client’s question which she posed today.

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She called in.

She was annoyed with him. He was planning to take his time with her. He wanted to be perfect for her and did not feel he could be right now. She wanted to be married now. She wanted to live like how she imagined her parents had. Both were upset with each other. Right now.  They were in another story. No action. Just upset. None could find the appreciation of the fact that they had some much to be thankful now. She was planning to tell him to go.

What’s the next step?

Is there a disappointment ahead-based on an old story?

Is there a need to do something different?

Will it meet their standards?

Is it ok to do something and its not perfect?

 

 

  1. High standards and low expectations

  2. High expectations, and low standards

  3. lower expectations

Different starting points and storylines

Perhaps

They had lots of thoughts. Scary, happy, nervous, disappointment.

  • Will we be great at first, or do we just get to be great over time?
  • do we turn everything into a referendum about how good we are? or do we assume we are ok-now?
  • Are we willing to try and fail and then learn
  • Is there a new seed idea which is required to re-steer the direction?
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Underneath all of that. Underneath all of that desire to control a situation what next?

  • What would you recommend to them.
  • Is this the basis of creativity.Is this what this creativity cycle is about

 

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Then we notice what’s around us. Being able to  respond to those opportunities at this moment because we are not fixed, we are free o choose to enjoy our thoughts and feelings in any direction we wish to steer them.

Is that the celebration of creativity?

Is that it’s beauty. Is that what a union between people is about?

We can make up new stories about ourselves and others and in fact, we heard someone say,

“if we can control other people they would come with a remote control” annon.

What if it was ok to be surprised about life. That we do not need to  know  everything now.That was ok to wait in the stillness for those answers to come. What if it was ok that we could enjoy being innocent and  curious.To sit in the quiet and to listen for the answers.

What if we made it ok to for us to be able to let things,by firstly listening in the quietness and then let what happens, happen rather than force it to happen the way we want it to be?

What might happen next?

Control or curiosity!

mmmmmmmmmm

 

The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

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Poems about Spring Flowers-Henry Thoreau’s poems teach us about the fact that Winter is over!

Beloved Flower Lover,

We could never deny these beautiful words we have found about spring, nature and  flowers from world class poet Thoreau.

We truly are out of the Winter now and are in spring time. A flourishing time where we seed themes that we value for our lives.E.g. love peace, stillness, happiness and then  experience thoughts and feelings of that seed energy direct the increase of natural energy that we enjoy throughout the natural world.

Many teach us that, that inner experience comes at us as our external experience. Our direction, our destiny. Most importantly its not fixed and we can see something new. So if we are still hanging onto old frozen winter thoughts and feelings we can still create another spring time, by following our bliss.

Perhaps that’s how we thaw out. the energy of thought combines with the special effects part of our consciousness and we experience life.

Thoreau shows us that we are out of Winter, and we transform the world, by transforming ourselves.

http://stpeter.im/writings/thoreau/seasons.html

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If you are not recieving, could it be because you are not giving-love, money, even flowers!

Beloved Flower Lover,

Give with gratitude to everything:

even the hard lessons

even to the things you are wanting and chasing-thank it for giving your something special

it’s how you create,

it’s how you shift

be grateful for the period of not recieving becuase its an invitation

Keep being grateful for being stuck in a place which is so far from creation.It has so much for you to learn there, for you to share. And receive the return from.

This is what Ms Sue Bryce so gently is teaching us here….so beautiful!

 

Don’t get stingy with your life, share your love, thank them for a situation, appreciate it, admire it, love it.

It’s the place from which you dwell that matters as its the eyes that you look through.

Gratitude, joy, appreciation

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Perhaps you might be curious how you might use flowers to help you to avoid interfering with your own lifeline. Calm and chill down and let your picture of beauty and a warm embrace change you

Beloved Flower Lover,

The most difficult relationships are our fast track to love ourselves. When we think of flowers, a number of feelings can be triggered. For an example, those most turbulent relationships  or lack of relation are indeed a fast track to guiding you, us, we, to learn to love self as much as we desire it from others to do.

 

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All those ‘issues’ with self, family, romantic, platonic, work, money, health, relationships are actually invitations to go back within and practice the discipline of touching your own heart and loving yourself.

Sometimes we have simply acknowledge that we have got into bad habits of seeing our magnificent self.  For an example, panic is a bad habit  of spinning yourself  like a top. Instead practise slowing right down.That’s the way to stop interfering with your change.It’s the way of keeping the oven door closed rather than constantly opening the oven door. It takes a little while to decide to stop frantically running to and fro from person to thing to idea. But you can choose  just sit still . Breathe. Look at beauty and chuck away the garbage of what you are carrying. The self blame and self criticism. Instead  allow beauty to comfort you. Perhaps use flowers are your personal reminder of the best ever and most beautiful capabilities.

Listening to yourself means casting of your training wheels and noticing how you feel comfort as you slow down. Rather than grabbing at straws, get into the habit of allowing yourself to relax on how you really want to feel allows. Get into the habit to take in the comfort of what  love feels like to you. Let that feeling really penetrate you and comfort you. Allow the practice to change you. Allow yourself to recieve.

 

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

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Flowers for hard to hear conversations: She did not believe she was a great entrepreneur- she needed to use flowers to help her to feel grateful and creative rather than angry and critical of people she felt better than!

Beloved Flower Lover,

Hard to hear conversations:

A friend popped in and was watching our blog and felt moved by Sue’s work- which says:

When you pitch your product and your price, any self-doubt you feel shows up and dissuades your buyer. In this clip from Pitch Your Work to Sell, Sue Bryce talks about discouraging sales from simply thinking pessimistically and coaches you on how to increase your sales by changing the way you think

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Micro mini flowers slideshow- look at the photos and find your own mini story

Beloved Flower Lover,

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When you look at the photos what do you see? what story? what story can you see with you in these photos

You are not a carbon copy of everyone else- you are you so -what is your Easter renewal story?

 

The team,

 

The London Flower Lover

 

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Glamour photographer : Sue Bryce says, self love is the source of making the sort of money you want to make – We say use flowers to remind you of your beauty

Beloved Flower Lover,

Appreciate, Adore, Admire

You

Today

As you are

We know what is beautiful about you

today!

That’s what we see and that’s why we love using flowers to say that….someone else knows that too.. .who? you?

We all love a person who knows what it is like for us. Well Sue Byrce, Glam photography has a wonderful message which we felt was very relevant.

The magic of how we look at ourselves is at the heart of this blog. Its a key message that we address over and over again. Sue has a wonderful message about the very same thing.

 

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Flowers for Pentecost

Beloved Flower Lover,

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Pentecost

Better a jungle in the head
than rootless concrete.
Better to stand bewildered
by the fireflies’ crooked street;winter lamps do not show
where the sidewalk is lost,
nor can these tongues of snow
speak for the Holy Ghost;

the self-increasing silence
of words dropped from a roof
points along iron railings,
direction, in not proof.

But best is this night surf
with slow scriptures of sand,
that sends, not quite a seraph,
but a late cormorant,

whose fading cry propels
through phosphorescent shoal
what, in my childhood gospels,
used to be called the Soul.

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Doing wonderful things but making no money! Flowers for loving you just as you are-so you can believe differently about making money today!

Beloved Flower Lover,

Doing wonderful things and making no money!

Doing wonderful things and no resources!

Doing wonderful things and change….

just because you do something beautiful does it even mean if it will support you…..

why are we talking about this?…. well why not….our readers, our friends, our family are talking about this….so are we!

Uncomfortable!

 

We find that lots of the people we talk to love our work and want to talk about the business side of things we do….so we are just going to share a poem which might open up a door of thought, plus the glamour photography work of Sue Bryce.

Before you look away-its safe….Sue describes something very important to women and those who know women are beautiful at what ever stage of life they are right now, today.

 

Sue reminded us of  the great poet Derek Walcott:

Time will come when you will greet yourself. and treat yourself for a glass of wine. And you will love the stranger that once love you. And
you will bring back the memories, that you
once share. With the love letters, the photo’s
and it will be like a feast to your past. And the
one you ignored knew your heart better than
any one else

Sue really talks about a key issue for business.

Belief

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We honor and value you, your time and appreciate you deeply, as we also love ourselves.

Feast on your own amazingness!

The team,

 

The London Flower Lover

p.s. Derek Walcott poem-

Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

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Flowers for-Love After Love-Thank you Derek Walcott

Beloved Flower Lover,

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

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