Does My Peace Lily Have Feelings?

Yes. Maybe. Have you tried asking her?

But seriously, let's talk about the impact of plants on our homes. There is a growing trend to bring nature indoors and it's not difficult to see why. You remember the millennials all wanting to retire at 19, of course their spare room would end up looking more like a nature preserve than a study.

Humans have always gone out into nature to find peace, this was even done by Jesus and Buddha (separately, not together. well maybe, but let's not go there now). With the influx of technology clouding your living room and the lines separating work and home life becoming less and less visible, the need to take extra care creating peace at home is paramount. But how will adding some plants create a measurable zen af mode in my home?

Green. The chlorophyl in plants speaks to your heart. When looking at the visual aspect of the auric field, the fourth chakra, encompassing the heart center, appears as a green color emanating out from that sphere. When your eyes take in pure forms of the color green, it connects your emotions to that of the heart. This may feel like a mixture of soothing calm and vitality. Try it. Go meditate staring at the color green or visualizing the color around your body. This will have a similar effect to covering your work desk in ivy.

Air quality. We all learned in second grade that plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This means fresh air constantly being created in your home. More than that, many house plants are known to absorb toxins from the air like formaldehyde and other gunky stuff you don't want to breathe.

Compassion. That's right, studies have been done showing house plants improve relationships by creating a measurable increase in compassion. I'm not aware of how one would measure compassion, but I can definitely see the correlation. Being around plants reminds us of our connection to the Earth and all living things. When we feel this connection we are kinder and more compassionate towards others.

Plants remind us of our connection to Mother Earth, Source, Gaia, whatever you want to call this physical plane you and I are sharing space on right now. And whatever you want to call it, connecting to that energy brings a more balanced life. So take a deep inhale of that oxygen rich air, bask in some calming green energy, and maybe get a house plant or two.

Also, if you believe in faeries (clap clap clap), plants can invite them in to your home.

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