Clear negativity and cut down office drama by harnessing the energy of blooms to maximise your happiness, productivity and motivation
Nothing brightens up the workplace quite like a fragrant posy of freshly-picked flowers. As well as filling the place with a gorgeous scent and pop of colour, did you know that bouquets work extra time to discreetly heal the energy of a room, too? “Flowers lift the spirits, soothe stress, lighten the mood, and help you to feel loved,” says Tess Whitehurst, author of The Magic of Flowers.
Valued as powerful tools for healing, fresh flowers and natural essences might just be the answer to soothing sensitivities, by helping us to release negative blocks. But how? “Much time and energy goes into the creation of each flower,” says Robert Reeves, author of Flower Therapy. “A single bloom may take weeks, or even months to fully develop. This makes them one of the highest vibrational parts of any plant – and when you work with flowers for healing you are working with this pure, potent energy.”
Is your office an emotional pressure cooker, loaded with conflicting personalities? Maybe there’s a tense energy filling your home? Lift the lid and release some steam with the power of nature’s rainbow. Not sure which flowers to choose? Tess and Robert suggest the following to solve seven common work woes.
Get bougainvillea or dahlia
Tess says: “Bougainvillea inspires us to shine our light and share our radiance in a way that brings healing and positivity to ourselves and the world.”
Robert says: “Work with the dahlia when you’re feeling weak, incapable or despondent. This flower reminds you that one person can make a difference; it asks you to trust your inner guidance and to be powerful in a peaceful way.”
Pick magnolia or daisies
Tess says: “Magnolia grounds us in the physical realm while uplifting the senses and cutting through mental and emotional clutter.”
Robert says: “Daisies help you to simplify your life. They encourage you to create distance from unhealthy friendships and situations, while spending time on yourself.”
STRUGGLING TO BE DECISIVE?
Select ylang ylang or wisteria
Tess says: “Ylang ylang gets us out of our heads and into our bodies, so that we can tune into our gut instincts and make decisions that we feel good about.”
Robert says: “If we fear making the wrong decision, we may delay making any decision at all. Wisteria opens up your crown chakra (the energy centre that connects you to divine wisdom) to help show you the perfect choice every time.”
BUCKLING UNDER STRESS?
Choose wisteria or gardenia
Tess says: “Wisteria softens harshness and soothes the nerves, promoting balanced relaxation.”
Robert says: “The gardenia releases stress and helps you to let go of difficult circumstances. It reminds you to smile and have fun.”
Go for violet or snapdragons
Tess says: “Violet has a quiet, peaceful energy that can help us calm our minds and put things in better perspective.”
Robert says: “When we’re frustrated we can say things we regret – that’s where the snapdragon comes in. This flower helps you let go of resentment, frustration and irritation by expressing yourself in a balanced way.”
Try yarrow or yellow roses
Tess says: “Yarrow has a potent aliveness: it helps to clear anything that stands in the way of our natural motivation and energy.”
Robert says: “The yellow rose brings inspiration and motivation back into your life. It balances work, rest, and play by reminding you that completing your divine life purpose is important, too!”
NERVOUS ABOUT A BIG MEETING?
Invest in calla lilies or lavender
Tess says: “Calla lily helps us release fears, worries and negative thoughts so that we can relax and enjoy life.”
Robert says: “Lavender calms your nerves and releases fear. It is connected to Archangel Michael – a powerful angel that brings protection and safety.”
ROBERT REEVES is an accredited naturopath who has a strong connection to the angels. He is the best-selling author of Flower Therapy and Angel Detox. For more information about his work, visit robertreeves.com.au
TESS WHITEHURST is a feng shui consultant, intuitive counsellor, and the author of six books. Find out more about Tess’ work at tesswhitehurst.com