Dear Flower Lovers
Celebrate Change with Flowers
The one thing that we cling to in change is the thing that is disintegrating. We are shedding a form within our lives that we no longer need. Some of it feels fake because we think we did not ask for that change. So we want to hold on. but its out of date. Instead what we need to do is to understand the process of shedding. To be still, alone, empty, and in the presence of silence and stillness.That’s enough!
Trust the shedding. Listen to the parts that are talking to you in your heart and bring them all togeher. In the quiet, find the link between them all. Thread all the parts together. Use something that reminds you of beauty.Flowers!
Avoid using change as dynamite to blast through changes you re unsure of. Be gentle. Slow down and trust the process of shedding. You are growing wings. Bring the connection to the head and the heart. You are in a soft safe cocoon. and although you know you cannot see out of it yet, you also cannot puncture it by blasting through it with a dynamite attitude to change.
Carry yourself with beauty, love and gentleness. Bring flowers along with yourself as you fully take the journey to remind yourself of gentleness, love, peace, softness . Yes,shed what must not come with you next. and allow yourself to perhaps choose flowers that reflect gentleness, kindness forgiveness as you part with what’s no longer needed.Perhaps use them to thread together all what you really love in your heart and mind.
What part of you have you done with? Is it your ideas of money, love, romance, health,family,job,income, beauty,friendship,relationships,fashion, outfits,-what ever chuck things. Some things you cannot reason with. some events you cannot reason with so let it go.Instead focus on the beautiful space you have opened up.
Get practical. Get into your wardrobe and chuck things out. Yet into other parts of your life and chuck things. You may have heard the statement, if you have not worn it in 3 years, chuck it out. do it and celebrate it.
Throw out the moth-eaten things. Get rid of things. Clean out everything that is old. Keep only precious things. Admit the truths about yourself. Admit your shadows. Your darks side, the side that is what you fear. Accept it, learn about it, understand it. Find its value. Yes go within and clean up your attitudes.
We have been inspired by the words of a great academic Cary Cooper at Manchester University, see in full below.
This month’s CIPD Labour Market Outlook survey has revealed that 32% of HR professionals anticipate redundancies in their organisations over the next quarter. In the public sector this figure is 36%, with local government being hardest hit – 63% of those organisations expect to be cutting jobs.
There has been a drop in numbers of job losses in some recent months, but uncertainty over the extent of public sector reform has caused these figures to rise again. With the private sector also feeling the effects – because many jobs are linked to public sector cuts in terms of outsourcing, building projects, consultancies and the rest – there is a psychology of fear in the marketplace among HR professionals and recruiters. I can understand why they would project a worst case scenario prior to public sector reform, especially amid plans for a 25-40% cut in many government departments and local authorities. However there is a danger that the more we emphasise the negative, the more likely we will create a self-fulfilling prophecy!
As the private sector begins to come out of the recession with more confidence, those organisations will ultimately need more trained and skilled staff – gaps which could be filled by many who have been working in the public sector. The old stereotype of public sector workers being relatively unskilled and bureaucratic is just so out-of-date. Yes, jobs will go in the public sector but the best staff will have the competences and skills to find jobs in the private sector, or even start their own businesses.
There are plenty of talented people out there and we as a society need to help them to find work that further stimulates the economy – through the creation of new businesses, by supporting the expansion of SMEs or retraining to upgrade skills in a new growth area for UK industry. One thing’s for sure, ‘Doom and gloom’ is no recipe for success. As George Bernard Shaw wrote in Mrs. Warren’s Profession:
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them”.
We invite people to work together. To put their heart back into what they love and channel that self into one direction. We really invite you to take along flowers for your journey. and since we invite people to use flowers to remindourselves of beauty, joy, happiness and love. we invite you to accept the dark ,shadow and love and joy with each other, within ourselves. in the midst of change, use your local florist to help express wholeheartedly what matters. Use flowers to let go of pain by acknowledging what you really want to choose next.
Love from the team
The London Flower Lover