ūüĆļ Poppies: A symbol for remembering and delicate beauty ūüĆļ

It is such a pleasure to live in a country that allows us much freedom. I am very grateful to the men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom.

As we celebrate our freedom on Monday November 11th it is nice to take a reflective moment to give thanks. 

The poppy is the iconic symbol of our freedom and the wars that were fought.

The poppy is the enduring symbol of remembrance of the First World War.

Poppies symbolize freedom and wars that were fought for freedom.

Flanders Fields originates in France where there were fields of poppies. What a beautiful image this invokes. I love poppies and personally use them on my website as a symbol of their delicate beauty, and the connection with Spirit and those who have crossed, and made their journey home. 

 

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies grow Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing,

fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead.

Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

 

Other charities sell poppies in different colours, each with their own meaning but all to commemorate the losses of war. White poppies, for example, symbolize peace without violence and purple poppies are worn to honour animals killed in conflict.

Charities sell poppies in different colors, each with their own meaning but all to commemorate the losses of war.

We wear a poppy in honor of our dead…

Communicating with those who have crossed over is a many century old practice.

It can bring comfort, resolution, and understanding.

I offer mediumship in my studio session. Be sure to ask for this service when making your booking.