Flower therapy is all about connecting with one of mother nature's most wonderful gifts, the flower. Each flower has energy and a message to help us with our specific needs and desires.
It involves us slowing down, being mindful and working with nature, which includes working with the spirits of nature. We all know how flowers can brighten up a room with the colours and the natural perfume they possess. They can enhance the mood of a person just by being presented as a gift. For me this is the first step with flower therapy, it’s a connection with the eyes. Flowers evoke many emotions within us, through sight, touch and scent. Emotions which can trigger reactions of comfort and familiarity transporting us back in time to a place of memories such as childhood or to past loved ones.
Flowers help you to relax your mind and become present in their energy and the essence of oneself. Without realising it, when you working with flowers the natural quintessence automatically influences you, transporting and conveying its healing message to you.
Have you ever noticed how a flower catches your eye? This is its way of catching your attention, saying "psst, there is something you should know". Whether it's with the scent that the wind carries your way or its vibrant colour or pattern, when a flower catches your eye, you must pay attention.
In today’s busy technologically driven world, we are constantly on the move looking down at our devices and forget to take time to connect with what is going on within us. Working with flowers helps you to connect with yourself more spiritually and connect with the healing energy they provide; all it takes is for you to take some time out to slow down and silence the mind.
We all know how a walk in the park or in the countryside can help clear your mind and make you feel just that little bit better about yourself. Any worries you had suddenly seem to disappear or you find you have a solution to a problem. The energy of flowers can do just this, when you work with the flowers you forget all your troubles and stresses and become present in your mind. It's like taking the back door into your inner world.
Have you noticed how Spring flowers make you feel. When Springtime arrives do you notice how the air is filled with hope, as the Crocus flowers appear, Daffodils start to stand tall like trumpets, and the Daisies and Dandelions appear in abundance on the ground. This is the energy of hope, joy and optimism being amplified by Mother Nature, as she guides you through the seasons reminding you that light of Summer is on its way .
Plants and flowers are living beings just like we are, our connection to them is like an invisible web connecting above ground, like the Mycelium network deep underground beneath our feet. They attract the pollinators with their frequencies and vibrations just as we do in trying to attract people to ourselves.
Research has shown that flowers have a positive impact on our minds and emotions. They can reduce stress, anxiety, encourage relaxation and calmness. Through my work, I have personally seen how flowers can bring joy and comfort to those in need.
I discovered through working with flowers, whether in flower arrangements, workshops, circles, in a healing or in flower reading sessions; how the elderly forget their ailments and how delicate they have become in the later stages of life as they were swept up in the energy of the flowers. I have witnessed the inner child of a person come through, as they begun to indulge and tap into their creativity of flower arranging, to recognise a part of themself that needed to be witnessed, and how the visually impaired feel the floral energy just by being in the presence of the flower.
Flower Therapy is to see flowers through different eyes, eyes that do not see the beauty alone but to tap into the loving energy behind each flower, opening3 up to a deeper connection to flowers, themselves, and Mother Nature. We all a part of Mother's creation.
"The gift of a flower to oneself is to feed one's soul, you don't have to rely on anyone else to feed it for you".
The Spiritual Flower Lady