Beloved Flower Lover,
So much feedback has come to us and we feel honoured that we have been able to connect with you this way. We feel so lucky to recieve emails from you and we thank you for staying in the conversation, because ultimately it has been a conversation about acknowledging our true nature which is ‘heaven on earth’.
We have been drafting, re-drafting and pondering about what to say to you next. This conversation can be so slippery because sometimes it seems weird, yet others seem to recognise this so we continue.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music: Nietzsche
After this quote came to mind we considered questions like,
Why was this 21-day Self-Care Bootcamp important now?
What did it bring up for you?
What part of your heart relationships did it stir the most or not at all?
Instead of us writing immediately, we spent more time with flowers and listening to our inner thoughts. Listening to the tone and intention of our inner thinking around the feelings of self care and it’s opposites. Listening to friends and clients we noticed so much effort was put into ‘mastering’ and ‘improving’ self. Often ‘mastering’ and ‘improving’ a self who we don’t even know yet. Giving and receiving flowers, to just enjoy each others company is really the point of what we do. Because we are florists who want you to get the most out of your emotional relationships, we decided to ask you what you want next from this 21-day self care bootcamp using flowers.
Flowers are not the middleman to you self care, they are only a guide, a sort of pointer to help you appreciate the inner direction your emotions are really pointing you to.
Yes there is an element of mystery to this, but we have learnt to use flower to help you to figure out the map.
Now, if you have no flowers to surround yourself with, that’s fine. If you do, then that to is fine. If you give flowers to express your love that’s fine. If not, that’s fine. Yes this floristry work acknowledges your emotional stage. No enemy. It’s just about opening up to heart.
We offer this video from the dearly departed ‘thought leader’, Debbie Ford, to help to integrate the shadow. To bring love to all which within us is opposite to love, peace and joy. For us, this Self Care Bootcamp is a journey, and using flowers is really about settling into the ‘feelings’ that we want to have right here and now. Whilst acknowledging that it could be ok with the thoughts we don’t want.
We feel bad and we think that we or someone else has to do something about it. Either by getting flowers or something else. Anyway…we are glad to help us all to be stronger around navigating the emotional map that the giving and receiving of flowers reflects. To be aware of the link between the formless and the practical. Hence why we have used ‘thought leaders’ to assist you to check into your own heart, which is in itself your natural compass. So essentially we are all about who and what we are as people and we use flowers to help us to play with our creativity.
Without exception our hearts can create so much more as we open up to a self care agenda. That includes if we feel like we are ‘stupid’ for using flowers. As long as we open back up to our creative childlike potential we have bloomed.
The London Flower Lover
p.p. s. The birthing of the 21-day Self-Care Programme was jointly inspired by conversations with Core Success, Mentoring and Training for Women: Manchester