Yes, Yes, Yes, Valentine’s day is over, and it as a perfect time to invite you to make your own new story about love in your life. Write your own love story during this valentines season and choose the flowers that will accompany you

Beloved Flower Lover,

We are very open here about that fact that we talk and think about love, peace and joy all the time and valentines is a perfect time to re -invite ourselves to  re-consider our ideas about peace, love and joy in a world where we see external issues being discussed in the media.

A few days after valentines, yes, yet we think that what we are considering is still newsworthy because just by considering these classic life principles such as peace, love and joy. Principles that govern our lives whether we know it or not, may  to some groups just be an idea. To  them being able to operate from peace, love and joy may seem like a ‘new’ normal. a norm is ‘new’ and unfamiliar. So this is the way we are putting , love, peace and joy into the ether so it may in its own perpetual way automate the hearts of those open to stirring their beliefs about themselves and what is possible using peace, love and joy as a trigger and guide through the way ahead.

The following quotes and then think about how you see your own love story. Is it problematic? were you given that story from someone else and then find yourself living into it or is it something that you created and now own. Whilst you consider your deepest answer to that genuine question, here are the quotes which may help you open up to this even further.

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
—Albert Einstein

and that,

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.
—Salman Rushdie

We have been reviewing some of the love themes, and ideas out there today such as Galentines- a  movement started to  empower single women. We have also been looking at the latin words for love such as

EROS-romantic love,

AGAPE-universal love,

PHILAUTIA- self love

and considered the  numerous stories that have  evolved to express these themes that have been shared from generation to generation. We here at the London flower lover see storytelling and narrative at the heart of what we do as it connects people beyond simple messaging, It helps them shape and reshape their identities. To know who they are, to know who we are and to appreciate the oneness of us all. Thus sitting down in a story and imagining ourselves address issues and solve them becomes a gift we share with the world.

The London Flower Lover telling your story through flowersThe London Flower Lover telling my story tru flowers

Reinsborough and Canning,2017, state that, 

“Narratives and stories frequently appear to be similar, and the terms are often used interchangeably. The content and scale of stories is as varied as human experience—from sacred tales that carry wisdom revered by billions, to ephemeral celebrity gossip, to what happened at the office today—but they are all discrete and bounded accounts of events with a clear beginning, middle, and end.  They help to give us a helpful definition of narrative is a coherent “system of stories.”15 Narratives are stories that are bigger: often more open-ended and less bounded in a linear sequence while containing lots of smaller interrelated stories that are emblematic of the larger narrative. Individual stories that fit within the logic of the symbolic system can easily be added to the narrative while others fade away over time, but the narrative persists.”

We don’t do instagram and don’t really do the social media thing but this is making us wonder perhaps its time to enter that world of storytelling and we could even begin by  creating a hashtag #createyournewlovestoryusingflowers.

What do you think?

The story the london flower lover

What ever happens next, it may not be for the massess, or it may catch on in a little bit of time.

Rewrite your own story!

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

About Thelondonflowerlover

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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