Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Who’s the Fakest of Them All?


“The mind that is not baffled is not employed.”
~ Wendell Berry

Dear readers, are your minds baffled by the current state of the world?

My mind is unhinged by this article in The New York Times: “That ‘Miracle Cure’ You Saw on Facebook? It Won’t Stop the Coronavirus.”

I just don’t know what to believe! What is fake news, and what is even faker news?

Before reading that article, I believed that the posts with home remedies for treating the virus were truth.

After reading that article, I felt like mental constructs were coming undone, but then a suspicious thought arrived on the scene: What if the vaccine makers are paying the media to debunk the healing power of home remedies… Who’s the fakest of them all?

But then again, I can (at times) be easily duped. The posts with natural remedies seemed convincing. I mean, why would I have doubted the suggestion to gargle with warm salt water?

Can you relate to my frustration here?

Sending much love from my quarantine to yours…

With a baffled mind,
StarFire Teja


Photo by Ice Tea on Unsplash.


A Message for Humanity

Last night, while listening to 40hz music with headphones on, I heard this message for humanity:

Dear human beings,

Please remember that we are animals. At some point in time we developed our brains in certain ways that led to us becoming the dominant species on Earth…

But the other species of animals, fish, and birds are extremely intelligent in their own ways, and they have complex emotional lives, just like humans, cats, and dogs. They belong to families and social networks just like we do, and so it is not right for humanity to kill and eat all of those feeling beings.

We are animals. Let us live side-by-side in peace with our brothers and sisters of the land, sea, and air. Today is a good day to eat a whole foods plant-based diet. In fact, every day is a good day to choose peace and freedom for all the animals, fish, and birds.

With love and compassion for all beings,
StarFire Teja


Photo by Clark Young on Unsplash.


Home Poem


Be where you are.
Stay home inside yourself.

Sunlight and starlight shining in your soul.
Birds singing in your mind.

Wake up
to the scent of fresh pine!

Dig deep in the heart caverns
where colorful jewels are masquerading
as hidden joys and unbearable sorrows.

Take a few barefoot steps
in the ground of your being
and feel how Home
you always are.


Photo by Kapa65 (Karsten Paulick) on Pixabay.


Happy Up Your Immune System!

Dear readers,

In a world of virus hysteria, your immune system will be strongest if you turn your attention away from fearful news stories, and instead focus your mind on practical ways to stay calm, healthy, and strong.

Handwashing is the single most effective way to stop spreading germs! There are four elements to correct handwashing, and you can happy up your immune system while you do them!

1. Warm water

2. Soap

3. 15-20 seconds of friction, while saying mantras or affirmations such as, “I choose to be happy!” 🙂

4. Thoroughly drying hands with a towel.

Another crucial tip, when in public restrooms, is using paper towels to turn on/off faucets and to open doors…

Your immune system will be stronger if you keep calm, happy up, and wash your hands!!! You might also enjoy my previous post, “StarFire Teja’s Three Tips for Strengthening Your Immune System.”

May you be blessed always by the Forces of Goodness.

With clean happy hands,
StarFire Teja



Red flower field photo by Magdalena Smolnicka on Unsplash.

Keep Calm poster by keep-calm.net.


StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Light a Living Fire of Love


May you face changes with grace.

May you accept and bless everything that has happened in your life.

May your weekend be blessed with reminders of your inner resources.

May you light a living fire of love in your heart, in your mind, and in your whole being.

(The last three blessings are from my book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life.)


Dear readers,

Change is the only constant here on our sacred planet Earth, and yet, the kinds of changes we must face are always changing.

Change comes in many sizes, shapes, colors, and varieties! Some changes are exciting, while others are devastating. We have time to prepare for some changes, but others surprise us quite suddenly.

May you face your changes with grace.

And speaking of change, I have decided to let go of writing these StarFire Friday Blessing posts… After writing them weekly for more than one year, it is time for a change. Let us see what arises next!

With living heartfire,
StarFire Teja


Fire photo by Zoegar on Pixabay.