“Baby girl, the scene is set, another year is ahead and has whispered it’s gifts into our hearts already”…he slowly kissed her neck…”we’ve already resolved what we want to bring forward during the Great Stillness Time,The Winter Solstice”…he held her hand and nibbled her ear, “now let’s party…put on your happiness dress, we are going to party and then come home and party like never before”…
He was in a really good mood, yes really good mood and promised to show her the line dance, the candy dance, the electric slide…and generously give her flowers to boot.
He looked her in the eye, held her face and said, “watch what I build for us, not what I say. That’s what will matter between us. Just watch.”
She was curious what had been seeded consciously and what still needed her private sweet attention.
She set her bath with 5 drops of her May Tang essential oil and began to get ready for the great night. Hair, make up, new pretty undies. She was peaceful. Certainly not wrestling with the sometimes tense situations she had experienced all year long any longer. She had opened fully to her natural calm. By the stillness she now loved to immerse in. She was magnetically calm.
So she lit the candles and slid into her inviting bath. She smiled as she felt the waters warmth. She moved in slow motion in the water, eased back. Her eyelids closed slowly. She smiled
He peeked in too, smiled and let her get on with it. He knew he really had decided to live up to those words he had declared. He was finally working at his professional heavy weight class.
‘Don’t you quit on this just because I am growing in a way I least expected it’, his own conscience was talking to him.
He went and put and put a flower on the bed with her clothes. This was so new for him. Would she notice.
He had been long term unemployed in the UK building trade and could be a real bloke, like the rest of the blokes. Yet it dawned on him on yet another long night of playing cards, as he saw his mates return home, that the worst could happen. He could lose her.
He had melted, yielded, softened and instead of feeling anxious and paralysed with fear as he used to. He decided instead to do something about himself.
He picked up some of her books, Marianne Williamson, ‘A return to Love’…The Celestine Phrophecy and read them on the train in the mornings to the building site. She had so many she would never noticed.
He decided to put into practise what he had learned.
This girly stuff was beginning to make sense!
He had not told her that he was secretly reading but knew that he was willing to be vulnerable and stop wasting time on things that did not matter.
He had just had another big birthday, been working now as he wanted and was able to buy things again. He was going to take a proper shot this time with her. Not quitting on himself. No more talk. Action. She was too lovely and precious to him. He was happy and felt generous with all his inspiration. Don’t take her for granted. Love and listen a lot more was his mantra. He was cheerful, optimistic. He looked at the possibility of failure but focused on his happiness instead.
He knew he had no idea how much he was going to have to discipline himself, but he was happy…and he did it.
Where ever you are, could we invite you to think of the happiest person that you know. How are they to others?
In our straw poll, we find that they are generous. An experience of love they choose to feel and share because they have filled up their tank.
They have filled themselves up with genuine feelings about who they are. They then have a better relationship with themselves. A relationship which is loving, compassionate and life enhancing . Especially in the face of adversity.
When things have not happened in a way we would have wanted. Our identity, or our relationship to our selves, can be all about experiencing fear, sadness, grief, worry, or anger. This reference point is changed for the better as we understand the purpose of happiness. That’s possibly how they have adjusted and re-birthed themselves as that generous person we now see.
Flowers can be a symbol of that happiness. A symbol of joy. Or a symbol of peace. They can make us feel things when we give or receive them.
It is our pleasure to will for you continued happiness during 2013.
To you and yours, infinite peace and joy.
The London Flower Lover