Still feeling blunt-Would you give yourself or others flowers if it helped you to solve problems or find creative solutions?

Beloved Flower Lover,

Still feeling a bit blunt we have been exploring the writings of Isiah Mcgee an amazing therapist in between our exploration of art, gardens and more specifically flowers.

The girls have been exploring different ways of making environmentally friendly designs because we are quite frankly fed up of using materials that ‘hurts the earth’ as well as ourselves.Yes we can use fancy words like corporate social responsibility, or the circular economy to justify ourselves to cynics, but quite frankly whether cynics are interested or not we are still looking at how we can walk our talk as much as we can.

That also leads us to think back to what some of the team are reading i.e. Isiah McGee. In a recent blog post of his, he talks about focus and creative problem solving. Mcgee says

“You underestimate your power but, for better or worse, Life does not. Because you do not understand the power of your power it is usually used haphazardly and in a sabotaging way because your essential focus is what life responds to – not your desire. The liberating difference between problem solving and creating solutions boils down to focus.

Creating your way out of limitation is about redirecting your focus rather than attempting to solve problems with the same mental “data-set” of past problem-solving attempts.

Remember this: Life responds by corresponding. The liberating difference between problem solving and creating solutions is about understanding that life reflects/responds to the essence of your focus. The emphasis here, on the “essence” of your focus, means your general or subconscious pervading focus rather than your conscious, momentary specific focus such as on a project or a concern.

In fact, it is your concerns that consume the essence of your focus power. We are conditioned to think that progress itself occurs by solving the problems that get in the way – or does not occur if ignoring them. What this propaganda of thinking elicits from Life is a problem-oriented state of living or expression.

Remember, life responds by corresponding. If essential focus is on fretting over problems or effort-ing to solve them life continues to provide more or intractable problems as a reflection of the problem-oriented focus.   Life responds by corresponding.” Isiah Mcgee

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He has left us thinking as we create our floral solutions!

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