When you choose flowers its really all about your story

Beloved Flower Lover,

What’s your story?

I am a wife, a sister, a daughter

I am a husband, a brother, a son

I am more than that

I am a person

Why should you listen to me

I am not a guru,

I am not a savant

I am

I am scared

I am brave

I am happy

I am sad

I wonder what would have happened if I did not try

I wonder what would have happened if I did not admit that I am afraid

Scared and proud at the same time

totally approaching things differently

uniquely

a set of expectations, stories, taken together to let you chose

I am an dedicated to creating a wonderful experience

I am

I am

I am

I am more than all of the liabilities

I am more than the assets

I am a divorcee

I am a bride

I am a happy bunny

I am not everyone’s cup of tea

I am yours

I leverage my assets

I let go of the liabilities

My story is unique

the wrong kind of right loves what we do

the right kind of wrong loves what we do

we are your champions

we are yours

we love editorial photos that look like they should be in a magazine

we love making people smile with the flowers and photos that we shoot

We do things our way, the way we do our flowers, like your story

We love you

like you are a limitless everything

even if you do not feel like it

we are interested in who you are

yes we are highly personalized

we are not just florists

we know no one has got what you have

unique

It’s the lens I see through

It’s the lens I am seen through

I approach myself with love

genuine

We approach you with that to

perfect

just as you are

just as you are

just as you are

 

 

 

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

p.s. if you think you have nothing, take it, love it, and see how that will renew your life!

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Good vibes fairies live from love and spread around the happiness with flowers

Beloved Flower Lover,

Lets shift our  vibes channel in a big way.

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We can live with our thoughts beating us up and without imagination of anything better,but since we know  that we are conscious that we can choose we are open to explore, being happier than we can stand , at least for a minute or two.

This seems to be a way to help us to getting used to even more good vibes.

….lol……Gosh we are addicted to misery…..we know we need a shift.

We look at the unexpected raw situations that happened this week and are choosing to see them differently.

It’s not a problem, its an invitation we say as we remember that sometimes we argue for our problems.

Just for today, then the next day and then perhaps the next day we want to radiant golden light. To reach up into the golden light above our heads and to imagine having more good vibes than we can stand.

We are fairies of love, peace and joy and want to spread  that happiness with flowers!

Are you up for that experience?

If so, let us know what happens after day one, day two , and day three

 

The team,

 

The London Flower Lover

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What do women do when they think their partner is cheating on them… or think their opinion does not matter to their significant other? Pick on themselves. We invite you to fill that space with beautiful flowers that celebrate your true value!

Beloved Flower Lover,

Sometimes we want to cleanse something which is not dirty…

The artichoke flower helps us to think about cleansing ourselves in a different way.  To feel our way into loving ourselves in a way which leads us to  switch from thinking about take away anything in our bodies that is backing up our thinking about ourselves to, filling up our minds with beautiful thoughts about ourselves.  To cleanse ourselves of any ideas from others  that is clogging up our own ideas of our value. We can think of the artichoke as inviting us to  create space for the flowering of something lovely and beautiful about ourselves.

Being cheated on or not listened to can create a sense of overwhelm and lead to picking on our own selves or others that look like us.

Sometimes we pick on ourselves if we are not being listened to, or sense that someone is cheating on us. We do that picking on ourselves by go into some self cleansing and self improvement activity rather than just saying we are aggravated about it . Then telling them that it’s not acceptable and that we are moving on if they do not change. This can happen if we ‘feel’ our voice does not matter… to ourselves or others. That the take home message.

 

 

Sometimes cleansing ourselves is not the place to start.Loving myself just the way I am is often a better place to start. If you have had abuse you may be cleaning a lot. You may be involved in some self abusive cleansing or grooming behavior. The take home message is that  we are not good enough.

Sweeping it under the carpet creates clutter….internal clutter!

Perhaps you don’t have to do all this stuff. Perhaps its a time  to reconsider your story. That you have no flaw in you….you don’t have to pick on yourself for some perceived flaw which someone may have indicated. To rewrite your story you will need to reexamine and re value yourself. You don’t need cleaning, you need adding of self love. You don’t need to remove anything. You are an example of I love myself just as I am.

We would invite you to select a flower on regular basis to reflect that change of story and reflect your beautiful value.

Thank you artichoke It can help to express your courage of strength  which does not get swept away and ignored.

 

 

The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

 

 

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Happy Vernal Spring Equinox March 20th, 16:15 UT ** (Greenwich Mean Time) GMT and Flowers to delight

Beloved Flower Lover,

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Ordering flowers for the Spring equinox today and our intuitive self care spring cleaning

Beloved Flower Lover,

Having gone through a major time of picking on ourselves for not preparing posts for you about ordering flowers, getting flowers online or buying flowers, we decided to de-clutter our minds and decided to just say we love ourselves just as we are.

Gosh that felt like such a relief!

We know we could have come on here and talked about the snow that we have been having here in London and so on, but we realized that we were just trying to pick on ourselves in a subtle way. We wanted to get rid of that cluttered thinking.

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Spring is a time to clean.  We often talk about getting rid of trash of all sorts. Not just the, colon cleanse, juice cleanse, sugar cleanse, liver cleanse or the other sorts of  feng-shui cleanse.

We also wanted to de-clutter our thinking about ourselves.  We realize we can be overwhelmed with a backup of tasks and activities. We thought about our body and thought about the liver, which takes out all the inflammation that our white cells release and cleanses that. It also cleanses the herbs and supplements and any other excesses we have. It can get overwhelmed. It can get back upped. That is the brain fog we talk about when we say we are tired. The cellular trash that has accumulated in our brain or body. We all have trash.

We also thought about  vanity trash.

For example, A back-up of things which are not quite right that we  then re-do. With that in mind,  we have been de-cluttering our studio of half started projects. We also got rid of clothes and paper work during this time. Plus de-cluttering our budget. All of this in quietness has been great in getting rid of too much responsibilities that are not ours and blocking up our minds and physical space.  So we think about purifying ourselves in different ways in our life, including our work – tasks, files, technology and relationships.

All systems, have movement. In and out. If we do not have movement in our lives, then things build up in the system. If we do not have movement then we have stagnation in our lives.

This leads us onto where we are now. Rather than attempt to clean ourselves by suggesting we are not good enough, we have decided to cleanse ourselves by acknowledging we are good just as we are today.

Life is working for us and loves us. We use this truism in the face of challenges bring us to a cross roads, a point  where we  realize that we can decide to define, or redefine ourselves by the natural laws of life. Those laws are of growth.

It then turns out to be  the vernal spring equinox today. We decided to look it up. March 20th, 16:15 UT ** (Greenwich Mean Time) GMT.

We are reminded that its equal day and equal night and many cultures through the world celebrate it. It’s a time of renewal and we decided to renew all what is important to ourselves. To have a reality check and to count our blessings.

We were reminded how we are an expression of earths natural rhythms and we can also co create the gardens of our lives. Actively participating with nature at these special times, intensifies it’s impact, so at  16: 15 we will be making a small gesture of joy in the garden.

 

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So all is well, this recent quietness from us  has actually been about cleaning clutter of all sorts and finding ways to celebrate our-self today that renews the mind?

 

That clean space is now perfect for the flowers we most love!

 

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

p.s. By the way as we go into the spring, the autumn equinox is also happening at the very same time!

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It’s Thursday, choose sunny yellow flowers and calm down

Beloved Flower Lover,

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“Daylight is my friend…colour is my lover….aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and today yellow is my vision”.

We were struck by her poetry and smiled as we listened clearly as her words unfolded from her being. We felt that the relaxing time for absorbing soothing words was here. We were past superficiality.

“I want some yellow flowers.”

“I am going to find a river or lake today and want to offer some flowers. I have made a choice about my life. I am the change I want to see in the world”.

She continued and we already felt better in anticipation…open to her flowery words.

“God needs me to fulfil my  greatest talents in order to come into the world.  It’s reciprocity. The never ending circle of life. God comes through people and our deeds. If I do not live up to my best how can God’s best be exposed. Fulfilling God’s need is the highest act of love, and only through my love for God can I  fulfill my love for others.  We all grow from sharing and loving. I choose to express my talents as the mechanism to express the Love of God in the world for the protection of the world”

She continued and we remained open to her sunny words.

” we have access to a peace that cannot be disturbed by anything in the world — it’s our nature—since we are one with all, since we have access to spiritual power, why then can we not love those who commit transgressions on us — especially when the act of loving is the generation of the most powerful force in the universe?   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?”

She was sending a calming message to our amygdala. We felt safe. We felt our anxiety clear and calm.

” I know Truth. It is the reciprocal relationship of things. I live by it and am therefore in harmony with the whole. My being is in order and I am a source of harmony to all. I want the yellow flowers to express that vibration of optimism in my life to others.

She smiled and we wondered.

We took a moment to allow ourselves the chance to relax a little more and asked how could we apply this practise to a situation we had had a challenge with?

the london flower lover yellow spring flowers

Let’s start with what we can do right now we felt.

Colour, colour colour.

thelondonflowerlover colour wheel

We felt calmed down enough, open enough to explore the practise of using colour psychology.  Inspired, we decided to explore using yellow in our imaginations and designs to experience good feelings.

Yellow colour   Rumena barva

Yellow is the colour of sun, light and optimism, which stimulates, activates and frees the mind from fear.

It stimulates alertness and promotes concentration, whilst symbolizing creativity and wisdom. Yellow promotes motor skills, and communication.

On the walls of hallways and kitchens yellow has a positive warming effect. Yellow has the greatest impact on the respiratory organs,  and helps in treatment of anxiety, increases blood pressure, accelerates the pulse and breathing rate and has positive effect on nervous system.

The most common shades of yellow are: cloudy yellow (calming, thinking), live yellow (agility, boldness,relaxation), olive yellow (gloomy mood) and citron yellow (alertness, vivacity, liveliness, perfection).  So the yellow flowers we suggest you may like to choose today are: Daffodills, carnations, chrysanthemums, gerbers, tulips and orchids.

Be a  colour scientist and choose any yellow flower really. Choose and notice a shift in your feelings.

 

The Team

The London Flower Lover

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Lani Leary tells us what the dying want

Beloved Flower Lover,

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Ready to die, having gone to pick out their joint plot, they asked two of their children to look after their fiances. They were ready to die.

It was Lani Leary who taught  them how to approach dying. It matters, it so matters how we die.

This post is a gift of love for us all.

The Team

The London Flower Lover

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Yellow Cheery Flowers for all women and men throughout the world who had to hit rock bottom before they got back up again.We believe in you!

Beloved Flower Lover,

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Do you need a tweak right now?

Well its’ been an incredibly busy last two weeks here in south London. Delivering fresh flowers from on-line orders we are find ourselves on the phone a lot. Yet so many people we have been talking to have been calling in and describing feelings of being lost, confused and depressed, Yes really.

Yes, they are welcoming the spring yet….well, they seem to need a tweak.

It reminded us of a few affirmation resources that we found. A video from a super powerful singer Ledisi, who is a fabulous singer who found that she did not fit in to the industry standard and through her rejection found her real purpose.  

What we adored about her short video here is how she says her music affirms women of all races, ages, generations to see themselves through the eyes of love.

She seems to be asking the question why is it so easy to feel genuine love after you felt rejected?

Mmmmmmmmmmm

 

 

the london flower lover yellow spring flowers

Then we found more easy to appreciate videos that describe how you can train your brain to ask of yourself, why are you so lovable, huggable, kissable and adorable despite challenges, obstacles, and setbacks ?

What a switch!

We found all videos helpful and since belief is so important we opened up even more to receiving and enjoying your ability to really listen to the fun, love, happiness and peace that is in your hearts right now.

yellow wedding Collage

So again, all of this was triggered by all the open, conversations that we have been having here in South London as people go about their daily lives.

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Where are we in this picture?

Well it’s the same really. We are affirming you with beauty, to hold you in a space of peace, joy and happiness and from that space of gratitude, we affirm who you are. Who we are.

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The London Flower Lover: Yellow Tulips

Thank you. It’s why we give and recieve flowers.

The Team

The London Flower Lover

 

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Valentine Flowers of Choice – The Red Rose or not the Red Rose?

Beloved Flower Lover,

Are red roses unimaginative?

The London Flower Lover

You decide.

For some, the red roses has become unoriginal and lacklustre.  Which might even feed into other ideas about a dull, boring romantic life.  It takes away the idea of an inspired celebration. We suggest working together to use other flowers to reflect your romantic. This can be a process for singletons as well as for those involved in a long term relationship.

The red rose is still very popular and supply outstrips demand making the price rise. It is not the best time of year for roses and many get held back in freezers and brought out for the big day.

What alternatives are there?

One of the flowers we love for Valentine’s is the Ranunculus. They are a relative of the humble buttercup. They look like small peonies, last around seven to ten days, and reach their crowning glory the day before they perish.  Poppies or a mass of tulips or even some scented Narcissus if your budget is limited. They can all create a sense of giving without limits and feeling joyful about your loved ones.

I’ve got money to spend but want something long-lasting. What should I buy?

We always recommend cut orchids. Why?  Phalaenopsis last two weeks and Cymbidium may last three or four weeks, which is actually sensational floral value.  Another exquisite flower at this time of year, which lasts for ten days easily, is Amaryllis. Imagine a bouquet of Pussy Willow with a few stems of Amaryllis – sublime.

How do I make my Valentine’s bouquet last?

All flowers benefit from a thoroughly clean vase; treat it like you’re going to drink out of it. You need to cut the stems off the flowers with a slanted cut to allow the maximum amount of water to rise up to the flower head. When you receive the bouquet and prepare it for your vase, remove all foliage that is going to be under the water line as that will cause bacteria and shorten the life of your flowers. It’s really important to use a sachet of flower food in the vase as this acts as a sugar and also an anti-bacterial agent. Always change the water and re-cut the stems every day to improve the life of your flowers.

Where would I find an eco-friendly bunch of flowers?

The only way of really knowing that you have an eco-friendly bunch of flowers is to grown them yourself! We have been told that growing flowers under glass in the UK is just as damaging to the environment as flying in some roses from Kenya, Ecuador or Columbia. Instead, you could choose some Narcissus or snowflakes from local growers.

My loved one is prone to sneezing. What should I buy?

The safest choice is tropical flowers: heart shaped Anthurium or orchids would be best.

What are the pitfalls of ordering flowers online and how do I avoid them?

We would recommend that you use an online florist that you know and trust. However if you want originality, imaginative, original ideas that you are never going to get an ingeniously artistic creative handmade, designed bunch from a factory.  It is so not the same as talking to people like us, or going to your local flower shop or stall. If you want a visionary, inspirational design reflecting your relationship, you may find that many of the well-known internet companies use the same companies to facilitate their internet orders and so the choice online maybe more limited than the customer initially perceives.  We would suggest talking to us. Or to your local florist who can reflect your vision.

What sort of flowers should I buy for a man?

We have come to know that, Blue Hyacinths are a favourite of Sir Terence Conran; Norman Foster likes all one type of flower in a primary colour. Apparently, Jon Snow loves some scent and likes garden flowers. We have noticed that men enjoy the thought and enjoy a range of colours. Possibly in a primary colours such as red, yellow and blue rather than pastels.

I don’t live near a florist. Will shop-bought do?

If you don’t have access to an independent flower shop, we recommend buying lots of one type of flower and colour from a supermarket and re-wrapping it in some same colour tissue and a bow to improve the presentation. Please trust you own inspired inventive instincts on style and freshness. And remember if your creativity suggests its ok to choose something other than red roses from a multiple supplier, then it is.

Remember, this is a season to express love.

Who do I give valentine flowers to?

Anyone who you want to send a message of appreciation. This includes yourself, girlfriends, and guy-friends, along with your intimate lover.

You can let go off the idea of specialness, which suggest that your intimate relationship is your only source of love. Play big and take the opportunity to share love with all those you love.Your self included!

The Team

The London Flower Lover

p.s. a bonus

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Self fulfilling prophecy and flowers

Beloved Flower Lover,

A Self Fulfilling Prophecy is a prediction that causes itself to come true due to the simple fact that the prediction was made. This happens because our beliefs influence our actions.

For example, if a woman thinks that her husband will leave her for another woman, she will act in ways that will directly or indirectly cause her belief to come true. She might get jealous easily and make a fuss about him being friends with other women. She might pick fights whenever she suspects that he is cheating on her, or she might go through his personal things to look for evidence of cheating. Eventually, her actions will put a strain on their marriage, and her husband just might leave her, causing her prediction to come true.

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Have you ever been asked to do a task, such as maybe you’re starting a new job, and you believed before you started that you wouldn’t be good at it? Maybe you thought to yourself, ‘I’m not going to be able to do this,’ only to try it out and realize that your fears were correct? This is known as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

A sociologist named Robert K. Merton created this term in 1948 to describe a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior, which makes the originally false conception come true.

In other words, the prediction we make at the start of something affects our behavior in such a way that we make the prediction happen.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Action

Going back to our earlier example, let’s say you’re starting a new job as a receptionist but have never done that type of work before. You may have a strong belief that you won’t be able to handle the responsibilities. As you begin your job, you can’t think clearly, you keep saying negative things to yourself about the work you’re doing, and you’re in a lousy mood, so the customers dislike you.

Three weeks later, you lose the job. In this case, your negative expectations at the beginning of the job have affected your behavior to the point that your prediction comes true. Once that happens, we believe that our prediction must have been correct, which only encourages our confidence in future predictions, thereby perpetuating a reign of error, as Merton put it. Self-fulfilling prophecies are not limited to affecting only ourselves; we can also make predictions about other people that create the same type of results.

So let’s think about flowers, love, friendships, work, your health, your finances.

Where might you need to be radical to think you have real hope, real energy, to solve real problems? Where might you want to use flowers as your signpost symbol to remind yourself that you are flowering into that very wonderful thing you  predicted?

 

Just a thought

 

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

p.s. what else do you predict for yourself today?

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