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Peace Lilies are evergreen herbaceous plants. Original from the Tropical America (Colombia and Venezuela) and SouthEast Asia , they were introduced in Europe in 1870s.

They produce a lushly dark green foliage with indented veins. A  single, sail-like spathe, wraps carefully around the flowers giving that unique feeling of peace. Some associate the flower with the white flag of surrender, and probably that’s how the colloquial name was born.

 In a study made by the NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America , The Peace Lilies are celebrated as effective removers of Air pollutants. They classify Number 10 for their powerful contribution to create oxygen and filter toxins such as benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. Toxics found in many cleaning products as well as paints and building material.

Care for your Peace Lily, watering it approximately once per week, but do not leave the soil to dry, keep it moist. The plant loves warmth and constant moisture, if you place it under the bathroom’s window, it will grow beautifully. Every few days, carefully wipe-down its leaves. Use a clean, damp cloth. This will allow the Lily to absorb more water and keep lushly green leaves.

Keeping a Peace-Lily on your desk will help you to be happier just with looking at it, but also more productive because it will generate more oxygen which makes a healthier working environment.

Keep Peace Lilies out of the reach of small children or animals.Chewing its flowers or leaves can be from mild to highly toxic.

Learn about flowers, learn to love nature. Make your house and office healthier place to breathe with a flower, bring more peace to your life with a Peace Lily.

Copyright 2011 by ©Lily Giraud

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Prayer

My church is the outdoors, my church is the ocean, my church is the forest..the sky..my actions are my prayer. Lily


Copyright 2011 by ©Lily Giraud

When was the last time you went stargazing?

What about starting tonight?

With watching at the night sky and identifying the constellations, You will have a close encounter with your sense of wonder. You will be reconnecting with your spirituality.

Identifying patterns in the sky, understanding the moon phases, will help you to see yourself as a part of a bigger picture. Quoting Carl Sagan” “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality”.

If you like me , enjoyed reading Greek Mythology, by sure you would remember Pegasus the winged horse and you would have then flow with him to defeat the monster (the Chimera), obeyed Zeus to bring lighting and thunder from Olympus and would then have been there at the moment his rider fell back and Zeus transformed it in the Constellation Pegasus, those 4 bright stars you can see tonight above the head of Jupiter.

Tonight look at the sky. Towards the south find the brightest point, this is Jupiter.

The brightest of those stars is part of the Constellation of Andromeda. “The woman in chains”. Andromeda was chained by Poseidon,- the God of the sea-, to a sea-cliff to be devored by a monster of the ocean. She was resqued by Perseus and got married with him, respecting a promise made to her parents. The goddess Athena placed her among the stars as a reward for keeping that promise.

In the sky, the Andromeda constellation is chained to Pegasus instead of to a rock.For Carl Jung, Pegasus is the symbol ofthe spiritual energy necessary to reach the Gods on Mount Olympus, in fact to reach any God we need to wear our wings and fly!

Andromeda Galaxy-Photo Courtesy of Nasa

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is the nearest of the Milky way.It was born from the collission of two galaxies,proving the infinite possibilities that can come from Chaos!.

Andromeda was called “little cloud” in 905 by a Persian Astronomer. It is in fact visible to our human eyes , without a telescope, as a “little cloud”.

Stare at that “little cloud” and go beyond what you see, feel the energy of 300 billion of stars endlessly travelling at the speed of light to reach us. What your eyes are looking it lies 2.5 millions of years away.. Feel the universe within you, we are made of stars-dust!.

Do not let go Autumn without discovering Andromeda, one of the spectacular free gifts the Universe offer us.

Lily

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.Carl Sagan

SpinningDreams

Can you imagine your life without food, water or medicines? Can you imagine your life without dreams?

So many times we avoid helping others because we believe that what we can give, will not make a difference. How wrong we are instead. As each grain of sand comes together to create the beautiful beaches we love, with our simple tiny but precious grain of sand we hold the power to help others to achieve their dreams.

Giving not only empowers us,  it also empowers others in need. It gives meaning to our life and the life of others. Is enough to touch the life of one person to change a whole world. Like the ripple efect of the  pebble when thrown in the water, giving  leads to more connections, makes a stronger world and happier souls.  

The Holidays season could be a starting point for giving. Choose a way to give : give your time, give your love, give your talents, but give and feel the difference.

You can choose this holidays to give a gift of $25 to unique entrepreneurs from around the world, that just like you and me are chasing dreams.

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Jogging in Oxford , in a sunny day, under the rain, with roses blooming everywhere. I love slow jogging.

Bless your body , go jogging ..Lily

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 Romance The Pause, Find focus on a single flower, Discover Silence

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