The Man who talks with Flowers

Beloved Flower Lover,

The London 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.

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.http://www.livescience.com/41780-george-washington-carver.html

http://www.gwcarvermuseum.org/

http://austintexas.gov/department/george-washington-carver-museum-and-cultural-center

http://www.biography.com/people/george-washington-carver-9240299

 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.

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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.

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“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 next?

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.

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In receptivity,

 

The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

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Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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