Flower power is a wonderful phenomenon. No not the 1960s Hippy movement, although some of us remember that fondly in its early, innocent days. I am referring to the amazing ability of flowers to affect our lives.
When feeling angry and fraught or even with a migraine, I find walking among flowers, especially roses, and sitting and smelling the fragrance can calm me down and even cure the headache.
When feeling sad, the sight of a beautiful, delicate and colorful flower can bring a smile.
When feeling happy a roll among the daisies is fun!
The first snowdrop shows spring is coming and brings joy and hope for longer days. The daffodils proudly and happily declare it has come. Not only Wordsworth rejoiced at seeing at host of golden daffodils – we are all uplifted by the sight.
No wonder flowers are the first gift we think of for a sick loved one, a happy Wedding anniversary, a sorry or love offering – Interflora, 1-800 Flowers and all the other online florists could not be such huge businesses without the appeal of flowers. I even noticed when visiting my childhood village in England recently that the only shop still there after 50 years was the florist. Demand is constant through good and bad times, to celebrate joy and console in sadness.
Edward Bach in the 1930s believed his method of making flower essences captured the mood, or spirit or energy of the flowers as he perceived it. His flower essences have been a joy and help to millions over the past 80 years – in particular his first five flower formula which he called his ‘rescue remedy’ (now a commercial trade mark of one company when capitalised) and I call “Crisis!” in my Balancing Blooms range of flower essences.
The range of Balancing Blooms Bach flower essences make wonderful flower gifts and are especially popular at Christmas and Mother’s Day. So when you want to release some of that amazing flower power and give a gift to a special person, including yourself, then consider giving a Balancing Blooms Cheer Up! or Balancing Blooms Calmdown! or Balancing Blooms Let Go! for a grieving friend or divorcing workmate. Balancing Blooms Confidence! is great for performers or Get up & Go! for a sports woman. We all need Balancing Blooms Peace at the end of the work day and a little Balancing Blooms Sensuality is fun.
You can buy Balancing Blooms flower gifts at www.balancingblooms.com
Let’s all celebrate flower power and share it with friends and family!