Beloved Flower Lover,
Many Americans already know that George Washington Carver was a prominent American scientist and inventor in the early 1900’s. That Carver developed hundreds of products using the peanut, sweet potatoes and soybeans. That he also was a champion of crop rotation and agricultural education. And that he was born into slavery and now today he is an icon of American ingenuity and the transformative potential of education.
Here in the UK, he is not as well know, so as we got to know about him we explored how we felt about our discovery.
After looking through our references (see below) we began to see a pattern about how he accessed his inner wisdom which resulted in his great external accomplishments.
Patterns we noticed in Mr.Carver that led him to have the name of ‘The Man who talks with Flowers.
He was a listener and he spent a lot of time in prayer listening to secrets of life.
That his outer situation was not a true reflection of who he was. He revised his identity despite being the son of enslavement.
He knew that he had the power ‘to choose’ who to listen to.
By quietening down and letting go of false descriptions of himself he has created ripples of peace in the world.
He seemed like a lot of fun as he clearly let go of either feeling inferior or superior to anyone else. Again an inspiring achievement during the enslavement period infused culture of the USA. He seemed like he was not comparing himself with anyone. He was just listening to the source of all. That was the route for him to be able to empower his inner wisdom to be in the driver seat as he talked to the flowers.
When we step back and took another perspective. He was using the feminine power systems. The system of being receptive, a great listener and then the masculine system of doing and making showed up. His life showed us how to put our plans into action through listening. His talent came from that harmony.
Inspired, we wondered how we could use those universal talents. So we began to look around at what else he had to offer and found quotes from the great man.
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.”
“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”
“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”
“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.”
“There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.”
“Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.”
What ever you take from his journey, we trust that you can use it to create a guide of transformation . George Washington Carver has been added to our ‘Floral Hall of Fame’, because he had listened to his inner wisdom during a time when he could have been listening to his inner hater. He knew who to listen to. So instead he listened to that inner loving part of himself and was able to offer us so much.
The London Flower Lover
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