I spent over 15 years growing organic flowers on my farm in Hilltown, providing magical pieces for green weddings and events. I had many local businesses and private homes getting fresh flowers delivered throughout the season. When I left my vast farm kingdom, I expanded my love of beauty through woman's health education classes and promoting the healing and expressive arts. This was an outcrop of my growing. I was inspired after Himayalan Masters came and taught me ways to understand my body, beautify myself and transform my energy. I changed my thrust from just flowers to educate others but continued to grow flowers on smaller scale and create for events.
This spring I did a peony wedding where I created that most magical, handheld, cascading wedding bouquet so perfect for the bride, We added a wrap of her grandmothers handkerchief on the stems and one of her rosaries. It was beautiful and will post it once I get the pics. She loved it and the flowers at her wedding so much that I wondered why am I not doing a few more weddings a year? I have another this fall and realized that I had given too little time to a gift I had cultivated for so long. I know all the local growers so not growing enough flowers isn't an issue, I certainly have a wondrous gift for the right bride.
As we grow and expand, we shift in our purposes and there is a period to rebalance in our new way of life Adding in new things, others take the back seat only to recircle in remembering to blend all the things you love. I had a hairdresser once who had owned a salon, decided to sell that and purchased an antique store. I would get my haricut there on Sundays and he often did scrulptures in the back as he was minding the shop. His continual expansion into new arts and recreation while keeping in the old always inspired me.
Leaving my farm was a challenge and I let go of this creative gift because I was not in my kingdom of gardens anymore. After a few years away with many new projects, i realize that I should continue creating with the gardens beauty whether I grow it or not. I always collaborated with the other growers anyway and we shared flowers all the time. This new leg of life, need not be absent of floral creations for I am inspired to support brides and gifted with how I create with natures beauty. I will give more time to this magic art I have.
This year as I review and reflect with my marketing team on how to update my website, I will put more attention and time into playing with flowers. I also will offer my new love of Clinical Homeopathy. That too has healed me of many ails and supported my energy to be vital. A creative mix of things I have gathered from life that I love to share. Whether it is flowers for a bride, being the minister to perform the ceremony, educating woman on sacred femininity, teaching the martial arts, promoting the Room where spirituality grows through the healing or expressive arts or just playing garden goddess in my small patches, these are the things of me. These are the gifts I have garnered through my life thus far that so inspire me to health, enjoyment and service that I will make a life of mixing them all.
We are multidimensional beings with so many facets that we develop on all levels. Others find a single focus to be how they work. For me I am a creative woman that likes to share on many levels. I thrive on the mix of things, evolving my experiences and my gifts into new ways to share beauty, health and wellness. Expansion and growth for me is the elixir that keeps me vital and mixing my artistry.
Stay tuned for my new look to the site and how I blend all my offerings into The White Lotus Cottage. Growing beyond Harmony Hill Gardens to a new home with many rooms of elixirs and gifts. I am here to support beauty on all levels so I delight that more eco chic brides will be coming my way.
Inspiring ways to love your life! Simple writings on how to see life in ways that bring joy, relaxation, oxytocin, health and vitality giggling through life!
|Lyn Ann Hicks
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