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The Power of Flowers

Each day, the sun is rising a little sooner and setting a little later, an indicator that winter is slowly wrapping up and the dawn of spring is on the horizon. What better time to talk about flowers? Soon, the earliest spring buds will begin emerging from their winter slumber, awakening elements of color against the bland hues of the Earth’s winter rest. Beyond their colorful array, with flowers, we have a glimpse of the deep wisdom of the Universe. Flowers follow a rhythm of death and rebirth, a reminder that through this cycle of life, we are also shaped and reshaped, time and again, through the seasons of life.

On a cellular level, we experience an invisible daily rebirth, with the miraculous and automatic process of cell division for bodies to constantly recreate their essential building blocks. We may also reflect on how our minds wrestle with the heart, our souls’ daily quests to restore balance for our emotional and spiritual rebirth. Each day presents new opportunities and combinations which echoes our infinite possibilities as humans for how we will respond to and engage with our complete environment.

Within our home space, we can bring in flowers to enliven our senses and promote enriching rebirth. Famous botanist, Luther Burbank extolled, ‘flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.’ And the truth is, flowers really are a form of medicine. Flowers are known to promote healing and positive emotions, thus the tradition to send flowers to the ailing, grieving and disheartened. They also promote happiness and excitement, offering hope for brighter days and reminders of the joy in our lives. Being around flowers is like being wrapped in love. Flowers offer an array of stunning colors, rapturous aromas and cunning textures, all serving to awaken our senses. With senses alive, we are feeding our cellular processes and emotional connections; we are nourishing our daily rebirths.

Whether embraced in nature with the blossoms of spring and summer, or through bringing flowers into our homes, we can stimulate the healing power of flowers. Buying flowers for ourselves need not await circumstance or special occasion. We have the power honor ourselves with the gift of flowers whenever we need. This is a tremendous act of self-love, nourishing our visual, emotional, physical and soulful planes of daily life. Having such an alignment of mind, body and spirit, we gain overall wellness on a holistic level; flowers are a simple means to achieve this.

When you pass the flower section this week, during your daily shopping, take a moment and treat yourself to the joy of flowers! It doesn’t need to be an indulgence, as the $8 bouquet is just at beautiful and grounding as professional arrangements. There is simply the intention behind bringing flowers into your life which activates happy hormones and yields the amazing holistic health benefits. Be sure to soak in the power of your flowers each day, pausing for a moment (or more) and reflecting on how differently you feel. By boosting your mood and promoting physical and/or emotional healing, flowers help reprogram your body to live with less stress and more creativity. Through honoring yourself and adding natural beauty to your life, you increase your peace, deepen your connection with the present moments, and train your body, mind and spirit to rebirth daily with joy and positivity.

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