Beloved Flower Lover,
Today everything is normal. It is as it is meant to be. You are reading this and doing what you are doing and expecting what you are expecting. And we have a question.
What are you going to be doing at 8:44 p.m. GMT? today?
Well before we get to that, we want to say we really love and appreciate our readers. We adore the comments and look forward to even more participation from you all.
If you are a regular reader to this blog you will be aware that we acknowledge the link between flowers and the energies of sharing, love, peace, and that sort of thing. And we suggest you might like to use that time for that acknowledging the same in your own life too.
Why? Well today is the autumn equinox 8.44p.m. GMT. Now,if you are new to us, we also suggest that you might want to just spend that time giving thanks for life. To acknowledge those energies in your own life in whatever way suits you.
From our research we keep being reminded that we are all destined to greater things however humble. And just by using flowers to acknowledge that we can be bringing more love out from within ourselves out into the world.
If you are new to the blog you will begin to see a pattern in how we relate flowers, floristry design and everyday life matters. Again we share with you what we have come to learn that you are destined to greater things in your life and can use flowers to relax you and acknowledge yourself as you make changes to your everyday desires. You know the ones. Money, family, health, romance, career and so on.
Yes, we love talking about flowers, the heart, romance, health, wealth, family life, work, and all other genuinely important areas of our lives. We love ways in which we can expand the heart through creativity. And we remain curious and excited about that. So with all of that in mind, today, right now, it is a wonderful time for sharing, sharing, sharing. And maybe, to ‘pay it forward’.
For us here, we see how autumn brings with it the colours of rustic reds, golden oranges, yellows and deep, rich browns and all it’s possibilities.
And as we notice the berries, the fruits and seasonal foliage that add texture and character to autumnal flowers. We think back to this weeks the harvest full moon and today’s autumn equinox which help us to reaffirm the place inside of us that creates all that there is.
Today is a balancing time. An appreciation time. Right now it’s ‘a love and appreciation ritual for ourselves as individuals and for others’. A time to pay our love forward as we enjoy the balance in this shift in time.
In retrospect, we loved this weeks massive Harvest Moon, which was the last full moon before today’s Autumnal Equinox. Where night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it’s called an “equinox”, derived from Latin, meaning “equal night”.
Flowers are ideal for this time and hydrangea and gerbera’s are always a popular choice for sharing at this time of year along with roses and calla lilies. We also find that hypericum berries add lovely texture to your choice of flowers, as well as oak and croton leaves. We use them to express love during this time. Just because we can.
So what next?
After the equinox we will start to notice that the days shorten. We can also notice how we can harvest the abundance in our lives from getting in touch with what we have just enjoyed from the previous year. Just that. Nothing else. Not for any specific goal romantic, financial, health, family, career goal. Just because you can love up on yourself just because you are here.
Just doing this can take the sparks of today’s celebrations into our hibernation period as we begin to nourish the next year coming.
Autumn isn’t just about the abundance of oranges and browns, there are other stunning colour combinations that really celebrate the spirit of the season. From soft colours such as apricot, peach, cream, bronze and lilac to bright strong shades of aubergine, red, burgundy and cerise. It’s a time for drawing those colours into our personal ‘love in abundance routines and rituals’ to convert today’s energy so we can just enjoy life for the sake of enjoyment. And that is it.
These are important routines and rituals using colour, flowers and ourselves. So today’s equinox ritual like other everyday routines are structured to allow us to settle down and be prepared for the fruits of a restful autumn and winter to pay themselves forward.
So we have this marked in our diary. 8.44pm. GMT is this years autumn equinox. And it’s a radically compassionate and inspiring time. It’s a time for the ‘hard conversations’ with those we love yet may be estranged from. But on the inside first. In our heart space first.
That loving conversation will re-balance those relationships just as the earth is re-balanced. So today really is the ideal time to send a person or situation that is upsetting you, love. A time to re-balance yourself from your heart outwards. Now that is love.
And as you prepare to do it you know that you already have an abundance of love. Your harvest. And in fact that situation, or that person, is a gift for you because they are calling you to re-harmonise yourself as much as them.
We love you
and see you on the other side…. give and receive flowers!
The London Flower Lover