Beloved Flower Lover,
We love flowers and always encourage people to play with them as a way to express self love. However some people tend to feel or think we have to discipline ourselves to follow through on matters to exact a greater degree of progress with our aims and goals. Yet this very idea of discipline often creates resistance to follow through because the need for discipline usually emerges from feelings of guilt or judgment about a matter.
What we have noticed is missing from this well-meaning intention (the act of discipline) is the context that can promote the resolve and commitment to follow through on matters of relevance.
What is this that promotes and encourages the power to follow through on things?
It is Self-Love.
Have you noticed that if completing tasks, goals and aims is engendered by guilt, repercussion, and judgment what we find is that we are really in resistance to the toxic perceptions and feelings of guilt, fear and judgment now associated with the matter.
It’s human nature to avoid unpleasantness. For sure!
Yes, we want to let go of the guilt, fear or sense of futility regarding certain things. So the first order of business to dissolving the resistance (also known as procrastination) is to replace toxic feelings about a matter with self-love. That’s what we encourage here. And that’s how we suggest you use flowers. Give to yourself. To others, but know why you are doing this.
It’s all about energy!
Imagine that your feelings of productivity and progress came from self-love rather than thinking badly about yourself. In other words, begin regarding the task before you as an act of loving the self.
Mmmmm….both a challenge and an invitation – a challenge to wake up to who you really are and an invitation to experience joy and learn peace along the way.
Imagine that you are demonstrating and expressing love to and for self when engaging in the act of fulfilling an intention.
Imagine to feel well about self – the feeling all meaningful endeavors elicit – is an act of loving self.
Practice switching to this. Become pre occupied with this. Putting this positive self love flowing from you.
So how about avoiding desiring to accomplish a goal solely because “you’ll be better for it” and focus more on seeing the task before you as an opportunity to express the love you have for yourself and the expression of well-being.
Gosh this sounds kinda sexy!
It’s a daily process. It’s a pre occupation.
The more you perceive your actions in anything as an act of self-love the greater the tendency to create positive associations about the thing being addressed.
Even if the task is one of typical frustration and boredom – see the feelings of accomplishment as self love. Yeah even those ‘yuk’ situations.
‘less of a relief and more a feeling of self-contentment.
The reason one feels relief after completing certain tasks is because one is actually relieved that the imposed source of guilt and judgment is alleviated – proving that those toxic associations are not good for productivity and progress in the first place.
Self-love is not an emotional sentiment; it is an energy that promotes confidence, security and courage.
As you see the many tasks before you as opportunities to demonstrate or cultivate self-love you create a powerful force that empowers greater powers within for accomplishing and succeeding. You just get pre occupied with joy.
You say to yourself,
“I am engaging and completing this because it feels good to my being to accomplish a desire of my heart.” That…. is self-love.
This attitude begins to neutralize feelings of ‘yuk’ . And as love for self is boosted you begin to “love” accomplishing things and procrastination as a way of life becomes a thing of the past. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee. We would love to find out how it works for you….
The London Flower Lover
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