The heart of your love flowering is your courage

Beloved Flower lover,

We change the world, one heart at a time. One loved up heart at a time. Take the time to fill up your heart with love and see your world change.

 

That’s courage!

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Just one loving moment at a time, we love and over time our vibration begins to change and we attract a different experience.

The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

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Ask your heart what it needs to be happy? Flowers are our way to experience love, what’s yours-The answer to this question matters

Beloved Flower Lover,

Put your hand on your heart and ask yourself two questions.

  1. How happy am I doing what I am doing?
  2. How happy am I with the person that I am with?

Then make the corrections.

You already know the answer to these questions. Each question and its answer if far from being trivial. Yes put your hand on your own heart and answer those two questions. Then act. It might require an attitude change as much as a physical change. Nothing is missing from you, whatever you do make activating the love which is already in your heart your priority and notice your life transform.

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We know what we do. We give and receive flowers, ensure that we have consistent protein throughout the day, dropped the sugar, wheat and caffeine……(yes we have began a gluten- free cake journey)… and noticed how life has become even more delicious!

 

Do what you love?

 

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

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Happy before Breakfast-Wanna do a Photo Competition? Fancy doing something with fun!

Beloved Flower Lover,

We were wondering if you are up for something? A photo competition .

We basically are inviting you to take one photo per day for the next five consecutive days based on daily themes and consisting of one single word,before breakfast if possible- just for spice really. If you do this, we will also ask you to keep a short diary and then share with us (where appropriate).

The 5 single words we have are:

Day 1             PEACE

Day 2            CLUTTER

Day 3           WARRIOR

Day 4           HOME

Day 5          GREEN

 

We are looking for creativity, bizzarreness, quality.

We know we have just dropped this on you today on May 10th, so we are ok with you starting any time during May and completing by the end of May.

We will be creating using flowers of course, but are open to you using anything you fancy, food, clothes, nature, people, whatever. We are just looking for what it means to you.

We know we have used the word competition, but we are not really being competitive, we are simply competing with ourselves and getting the energy moving.

We will be sharing with you at the end of May, so we look forward to you being involved.

 

The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

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I Think I Wanna Marry You: Flowers and Surprise Dancing Video

Beloved Flower Lover,

We were bowled over by this and of course loved the flowers!

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Thank you for reading The London Flower Lover

Beloved Flower Lover,

Thank you time and time again, for coming back to the London Flower Lover. We do not underestimate the wonderful energy that you bring to share with us when you read. Whether you share, comment, or like, we know you permit yourself to share energy with us and we thank you for that.  We just wanted to thank you from our hearts!

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The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

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Open your throat and let your creativity flow this spring day: We choose to do it with flowers-how do you express your creativity?

Beloved Flower Lover,

Congratulations, you found us-Welcome to the London Flower Lover,  your florists for your soul.

Today may be the day that you notice that the spring energy has really grown stronger, higher and brighter. We notice it as an orangey juicy energy of creativity,lying in the tummy  and which keeps on growing with more ideas. We know that that build of creative energy needs an outlet.  And that’s why we suggest to you, that perhaps it being expressed like an inspired song, that’s comes from out of the blue, can be what you do today.

We love to see you sing out that personal creativity in what ever way that takes you even higher. It may be with flowers, art, cooking, in your business, with your family, in your garden, dancing, with friends, having your face-book parties, whatever. But it’s yours and yours alone to express to its highest point.

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The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

 

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Flowers, Fairies and West Croydon

Beloved Flower Lover,

Spring like energy is all around London right now. We listened to this energy, moving from the dormant winter to the liveliness of spring and found ourselves led by the magical world of floral enchantment. We let this energy hold our hand gently and it led us down another path…

…Enchanting, imaginative, magical, and still holding hands with this feeling we have been lovingly merging and connecting to West Croydon, a suburb of South London.  Led to the area we discovered Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of last century, which are known and loved around the world.

Wow!

We are drawn to the way she produced great floral art by  creating a quiet, unassuming energy dedicated to illustrating many children’s books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels. We are drawn to the way she allowed herself to bring her full life force and it’s talents and combine them with her cherished dreams.

Cicely Mary Barker was born in West Croydon, Surrey, on 28 June 1895. All her life she was physically frail and as a child suffered from epilepsy. Apart from bouts of illness, Cicely’s childhood was happy and secure. The Barker’s were deeply religious and Cicely herself was a devout Christian who used art to express her spiritual beliefs. It was Cicely’s father, an accomplished artist himself, who encouraged her artistic talent, enrolling her at Croydon Art Society when she was thirteen years old and paying for a correspondence course in art which she continued until 1919.

She was only sixteen when she had her first work accepted for publication as a set of postcards, and from that time she devoted her career to painting.

She was greatly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and believed, as they did, in “truth to nature”. In creating her Flower Fairies books, she painted from life whenever she could, sometimes enlisting the help of staff at Kew Gardens in finding and identifying plant specimens. The Fairies too were painted from life, modelled on the children who attended her sister’s nursery school. When the paintings were complete, she wrote the accompanying poems.

The first of the Flower Fairies books, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was published in 1923, and was well received by the war-weary public, who were fascinated by fairies and charmed by her vision of innocence. In the foreword to Flower Fairies of the Wayside, the seventh book in the series, Cicely wrote:

“So let me say quite plainly, that I have drawn all the plants and flowers very carefully, from real ones; and everything that I have said about them is true as I could make it. But I have never seen a fairy; the fairies and all about them are just ‘pretend’.”

She had a unique blend of accuracy and fantasy which had by then established a popularity for the Flower Fairies books which endures to this day.

Her gentleness and focus reminds us in The London Flower Lover team of the spring time. The magical time, where we surrender to our precious most absorbing dreams. Inspired and combined by our enchanted life force.

We really offer her story as a gift.

Peace and joy

The Team

The London Flower Lover

p.s. If you want to explore what is possible with flowers  you may like to get in touch with us. So if you would like us to help your florals be a yes to the best of your most preciously held dreams for your event or occasion, let us then be your guide to create them today.

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Flowers for ‘Bad Mothers’

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Beloved flower Lover,

Hello ‘bad mother’ have we got your attention! “Apparently confession is good for the mothers soul”, this according to http://www.badmothersanonymous.com/ , made us smile as we began to prepare our Flowers for Mothering Sunday blog post.

OK, the way we humbly see it, is that the good/ bad mother’s question is unique to our generation.

We are gripped by the terror that we’re not Good Mothers. That so-called Good Mothers can be so bad for their children that we need to be punished.  Over-anxious and over-ambitious for their offspring, ‘bad mothers’, can risk making themselves and their family feel like failures. It’s like, good mothers don’t just want the best for their children: in their minds, if their sons and daughters are not super-brains with armfuls of certificates, then what have all their maternal sacrifices been for?

Amazing.

Some of us mothers are trying to find fault with each other. We openly police each other, wanting to find a mother who’s not as good as us, so we won’t feel so bad.

How does it feel to admit that being a bad mother, on Mothering Sunday, isn’t always the greatest job in the world. Does it make you a bad parent?  Because we know what we believe, we experience, we wonder what women of today actually want to create energetically and see reflected back into their lives.

Well we were reminded by the energy of a conversation about a mother who quit her job recently to stay home because she thought it would be so great. Yet guess what. To her shock and horror,  the feeling of joy at being a stay-at-home mum lasted barely a nano second. Even though she’d opted to leave her job, she was consumed with guilt.

Energetically, she felt she’d betrayed her mother, feminism and her self. She explained that her mother’s generation had sacrificed so much to give her opportunities they never had, and she’d thrown them back in her face. Her mother also made no secret of the fact that she couldn’t understand her decision. She still can’t.

But, most unexpected of all, she found being a full-time mother dull and mega boring. And she realised that one of the darkest, deepest shames so many of us mothers feel nowadays is our fear that we are ‘Bad Mothers’, that we are failing our children and falling far short of some indefinable ideal.

We felt a hush and quiver in the room as we read the draft of this blog post to the team. Denial was now revealed, the elephant in the room was now seen!

A Good Mother is never fed up, is she? She is never miserable. A Good Mother doesn’t resent leaving her telephone chat to coo over her child’s drawing.

We are convinced that this obsession about being a Good Mother has its roots in feminism, that knew little of the energetic difference between ‘man-made’ and ‘divine laws’.

We’ve realised that the workplace isn’t conducive to being a working mother. We’ve either quit to become full-time mothers, or we’ve carried on with our careers compromised by the pull of children at home. Either way, we experience emotional stresses, experiencing the ups and downs of fear, anger, grief, sadness, worry and anxiety.  Either by quitting or being torn two different ways , that we feel we’d better be Good Mothers and have perfect children. Otherwise what was it all for?

We’ve know that fearful energy around trying too hard to be a Good Mother and overloading our children, work, relationships with unfair expectations.

We are interested in stimulating creative energy which changes the dynamic of that energy so our visions are experienced. We learnt quickly that  a parent can allow their delight and pride in their children to be spoiled by disappointment, by frustration when the children fail to live up to expectations formed before they were even born . Expectations that have nothing to do with them and everything to do with the parent’s own energetic dreams. Quite simply, trying too hard to be a Good Mother can be bad for our children. Here at the team, we wanted to change that energy dynamic.

We have found that Motherhood can become stressfully competitive. Even down to the cards and flowers we get from our children. Instead of supporting each other, some mothers love to beat each other up. Some of us feel that if we can find a mother who’s more selfish than we are, that makes us a better mother. We are interested in how to use flowers to change that energy dynamic.

What is it about parenting that allows us to be so nasty to each other?  We have all made mistakes, like from forgetting to invite the ‘Tooth Fairy to visit’, to failing to turn up at school when the children are putting on a show. Yet the real scoop is that all of this is really supporting us to open up to change our focus. To dialogue with our emotions and learn how we can step back and relate differently to our feelings.

Infinite love and gratitude for that.

So, what’s the solution? What could we get excited about? What is the focus of what we want to experience in our hearts? Joy, peace, happiness maybe?

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We are simply interested in how we can be inspired, to feel  joy,peace,appreciation of motherhood,especially during the times when we are not openly cherishing ourselves.

It feels to us that it’s time we all accepted ourselves for who we really are: mothers who do our best, and for whom that is good enough. Even if, in the end, our best turns out to be, simply, not bad.

Introducing new energy, through flower energy, helps to change our focus. Giving and receiving flowers has led us to discover ‘the laws’, that govern life.  Giving flowers can even feel like a beautiful ‘life-line’. We give thanks for being able to use their beauty to charge up our imagination to create feelings of peace,joy and happiness.

We give thanks for flowers because they taught us how just by giving and receiving beautiful flowers that we trigger biochemically, feelings of calm, peace and relaxation in the body. Just by getting into the movie theatre of our minds to rehearse good feelings, we then know through genuine feelings of something we would prefer to focus on. Peace, love and joy. These are then released as associated hormones in the sender and receiver’s body.

Sharing floral images of beauty will only help us release health promoting, stress eradicating hormones into our lives. Thus changing their life.

We can guarantee that when you want to celebrate mothers and you want to know what flowers to choose, That by connecting to your heart, that you will experience the full immersion of their loveliness.  As you return to that calm place and connect with the heart of your subconscious core, you will make a heartfelt choice.

We give thanks for the opportunity to enjoy Mothering Sunday everyday, because you are perfect right now. Right now.

The Team

The London Flower Lover

p.s.

We hope you too can laugh at confessions from   http://www.badmothersanonymous.com/ , as much as we did.

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Happy Mothers Day: USA

Beloved Flower Lover,

For all our friends and family in the US and beyond. Happy Mother’s Day.

The London Flower Lover

 

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

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Let a playful cat show you how to relax and enjoy beautiful flowers

Beloved Flower Lover,

You are being primed to be happier and more playful.Let’s just start there.

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The Team,

The London Flower Lover

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