Beloved Flower Lover
We were guided by a client to create flowers for someone who wanted to convey a very strong message. A very very strong message of forgiveness.
The gentleman had been experiencing many issues in his life, underearning, lack of romance, he had put on weight and was just plain ole cynical with life.His skin was pale and he was not happy.
However he said he had felt his heart beating hard and fretted. He felt horrible pains in his chest. He felt of key. The more he considered his life, the more he felt the need to put right the wrongs in life.
He felt like doing things like going out without shoes on and just feel the earth. He felt a knowing that he there was a possiblity to change. He wanted to come to terms with the issues, with his own blues.
He guessed he needed a little grounding beauty to bring out the beauty in his blues. To get back to mother earth. To neutralise all the stuff going on within his heart.He wanted grounding to get himself back onto the road of recovery.
He specifically approached us with the brief of creating a heart based design for someone specific. Someone who he knew he resented for being succesful. It was a woman he had been intimate with, yet he could never be affectionate with her becuase he envied her. He wanted to address that resentment in order to get well. He wanted to send a clear message to himself that it was all behind him now and that he wanted her to know that he was sorry. Sorry for sending her bad thoughts. Bad vibes.Bad energy.
He asked us, to express that message in a design. He had approached us because he knew we were leading edge florists,willing to acknowledge the heart based issues that can be healed.He knew we were interested in infusing ‘chi’ into the heart to help others feel the passion of life. Knowing the charge we felt from the passion we feel about flowers.He knew that there was a connection between heart break and under-earning.
He knew that as a team we were about keeping our hearts healthy. He knew we were not conventional florists and were practiced in healing the heart. It was our turn now to open up to the situation and recieve our own best ideas about how to reflect his highest intention for forgiveness.
We asked him, what did she love, colours, objects, fabric and so on.We came up with a variety of ideas, he felt most comfortable with the Rose Parve on a Chinese inspired turquoise fabric base, becuase he knew that she had loved the colours when they were intimate lovers.
He loved the design and felt like he had truly let things go. Just by placing the order,he felt he had freed his heart and grounded himself back to his true home in his heart.
He reminded us as he collected the design that he was requesting it not just for her, but also to release himself from his own resentment.His wisdom was clear. He wanted to clear himself. To wipe the slate clean. He wanted to re shape his life.To flow and wanted to use flowers to reach in and partner with that energy with awareness.He wanted to let go of all that,that had led him to re live his hurt.He wanted to reverse things.
What an inspirational man!
To release his own heart.
He wanted the design to be a true symbol of all of that. To help him open more doors to another life of stillness, tranquility ,gentleness and peace.What could be better?
“Wow-” He said as he saw the design sitting there waiting for him.
He was soooo grateful for the design and beamed as he left us. We turned to each other,as we watched his back. Our mouths remained closed as respectfully we considered the purpose of forgiveness for ourselves and…..well you can imagine, decided to generate some of that feeling too.
That piece of work reactivated our own purpose about Heart Based floristry.Getting back to mother earth.Grounding ourselves in the relationship with what matters the most. Often we teach what we need to know, so we considered what was relevant for us to continue to florish!
So tonight, inspired by forgiveness, we are going to feel the feelings of forgivness first and notice what its like to generate that feeling first.
Thanks for listening to our sharing.
The London Flower Lover
p.s. we are open to create designs for any sensitive subject