How Do Flowers Heal Us?

Photos & Editing: Aline LaPierre & Victor Osaka
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I have read that flowers have healing powers.

Yes, conceivably. But how do they heal? I am curious how it is that a flower could hold healing for me. Or for you.

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Victor and I started photographing flowers about two years ago. Of all possible subjects, we often wonder what drew us to flowers? We never consciously thought: “We should photograph flowers, they will heal us.”

It just happened. A chance encounter in a Venice garden brought the powerful splendor of flowers into focus. It was as though we could hear them speak ― not in human language of course, but they spoke nonetheless. A poppy’s soft creases demanded a click of the shutter. An orchid enticed us to lean down and look more closely into its secret recesses. In the presence of a peony’s effortless beauty, our heart rates slowed and a calm spread outward from heart to fingertips.

All we know is that each encounter with a new flower brings an effusive WOW! Their radiance lasts only a few days but is worth every moment.

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In truth, understanding the healing power of flowers is an ongoing exploration. Even so, we can feel their effect in small and gradual inner changes: a little more joy, a deeper capacity to value the ephemeral nature of life, a growing trust in goodness and renewal, and with each witnessing of a full bloom, a quickening of creativity.

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How do you experience the healing power of flowers?
…to be continued.

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Note: We have created a special editing process we call Oil Impressions™
to bring out the essence of the flowers’ energies.
For more Oil Impressions™ click HERE

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La Dame Aux Camélias

Photos & Editing: Aline LaPierre & Victor Osaka
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As an impressionable teenager, I was fascinated by Alexandre Dumas’ The Lady of the Camellias. What struck me then about the book’s heroine, Marguerite Gauthier, a courtesan, was that she wore a white camellia when she was available to her lover(s) and a red one when her delicate condition precluded making love.

I had never seen a camellia which made the flower seem all the more exotic to my young romantic imagination. Still today, I associate camellias with secret lovers and the ephemeral nature of seductive beauty.

Here are our photos of this year’s blooming camellias inspired by Dumas’ quintessentially feminine Marguerite.

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Seeds of Change

Photo/Text: Aline LaPierre    Photo Editing: Victor Osaka

The garden is alive with anticipation…
Can you feel it?
Summer’s long days
Are about to culminate
In the launch of thousands of sun-drenched seeds.

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Contemplation

Inhale. Exhale.
Feel yourself
Looking out through the windows of your eyes.
Let the late summer’s shimmering light
Stream in through your open pupils.

Let it caress your heart.
No need to reach or grasp.

Within each flash of light
Is a seed
Carrying the promise
Of a new beginning.

Inhale. Exhale.
Call in the light
Set an intention
For renewal.

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The Sacred Pond

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Photo/Text: Aline LaPierre    Photo Editing: Victor Osaka

The purple lotus is rare. Born submerged, the lotus plant extends its crown-like flowers toward the light, past the still surface of the water.

I was filled with gratitude when, as though witnessing a miracle, I found myself standing before two perfect companions growing side by side in a quiet pool. On the journey of becoming, here I was in the presence of two realized beings who, for a moment in time, had attained their perfect realization.

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Sit with me to witness…

Witness the activity in your body
Witness the activity in your mind
Witness the activity in your heart
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Then witness
the witnessing itself
 
May your Soul’s journey be as realized
as that of the purple lotus
 
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The Perfect Lotus

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Photo/Text: Aline LaPierre    Photo Editing: Victor Osaka

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The beautiful lotus rises through the murky waters of ponds and lakes. When it blooms, it floats upon the surface, its perfect petals untainted by the mud from which it has emerged. In the sacred symbolic language of Hinduism and Buddhism, the lotus perfectly embodies the soul, rising up through the murkiness of worldly experience until it reaches the surface of the spiritual realm and blooms, vibrant and pure, free from taint and attachment.

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