StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Enjoy Moments of Calm

 

May the Force of Loving-Goodness permeate every cell of your body.

May your heart be touched by the beauty around you.

May your weekend be blessed with some happy, bright thoughts.

May you enjoy moments of calm.

 

Happy Bright Image by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash.

 

Reaching for Orange Now for Sale at The Bead Angel in Evansville!

Dear readers,

I’m super excited to share that my new book is now for sale at
The Bead Angel in Evansville!

Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life makes a perfect holiday gift, and for my local readers, The Bead Angel is the perfect place for you to pick up some gift copies, because The Bead Angel is more than just a bead and jewelry supply store! You can find lots of other great gifts there also, such as: Aromatherapy * Candles * Incense * Oils * Classes & Seminars * Greeting Cards * Stones & Crystals * Self-Awareness Tools * Oracle Cards * Books & Music (new & used) * Service Providers * Art * Statuary * One-of-a-kind Jewelry, Gifts and Specialty Items… and much, much more…

I highly recommend visiting The Bead Angel regularly because the atmosphere there is very soothing. While you are looking around, you can feel the healing energies beginning to soothe your nervous system. This store is much more than a store. It is kinda like a healing vortex!

Thank you so much, Cynthia and Gregory, for creating such a wonderful store… And thank you for now carrying my book, Reaching for Orange!

I am lighting a candle of Gratitude!

So, all my good peeps in the Ville, head on over to The Bead Angel at 701 North Weinbach Avenue, Suite 540, in Evansville!
(Phone: 812-426-2323)

Happy & Healing Shopping! 🙂 🙂

May All Beings Be Happy!

 

StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Feel That You Are Standing On Holy Ground

 

May you feel a blazing fire of Love burning in your heart.

May you cultivate a joyful attitude in your mind.

May your weekend be blessed with getting your merry on!

May you feel that you are standing on holy ground.

 

Dear readers,

In the Bible, when the Lord appeared to Moses in flames of fire from within a bush, Moses went closer to see why the strange bush was not burning up, and God said to him, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

How do you feel when you read that statement, “the place where you are standing is holy ground”?

To me, that proclamation means that every place we stand on this sacred Earth, is, in fact, holy ground. And that makes me feel quite merry and joyful and grateful!

A most happy St. Nicholas Day today, to all who celebrate!

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With loving heart fire,
Teja

 

Photo of Fire* by StarFire Teja.

Saint Nicholas image from PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay.

* Dear readers who are reading this post in an email message… please click on the title of the article and you will be taken to the StarFire Teja Blog where you can see the Fire burning!

(By the way, someday I hope that WordPress will automatically send the feature photos with the emails… I cannot fathom why they don’t/won’t do that already!)

 

Monday Morning Musings on Transformation

In my recent post “Transformation Is Always Possible” I shared the following passage from Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm:

“Sorrow, fear, and depression are like a kind of garbage. But these bits of garbage are part of real life, and we must look deeply into their nature. We can practice so as to turn these bits of garbage into flowers. We should not throw anything out. All we have to do is learn the art of composting, of transforming our garbage into flowers. In the practice of Buddhism, we see that all mental formations — including compassion, love, fear, sorrow, and despair — are organic in nature. We don’t need to be afraid of any of them, because transformation is always possible. With just a smile and mindful breathing, we can start to transform them.”

Well, my first musing this morning is about my review of November in my journal and calendar… Even though in the midst of my challenges I feel as though I am failing miserably, when I read through my journal I could see how much progress I am actually making, in working more skillfully with reactions, and in transforming negative thinking into positive thinking. And, I could see my strength, perseverance, grit, and mettle.

When I finished the review, I wrote, “I am feeling the flowers growing up out of the garbage! Even though it was still hard, November had so much goodness and it was much better than the previous three months!”

Dear reader, how was the month of November for you? Do you regularly take notes in a journal or calendar? Do you take time to reflect on your intentions, and celebrate your successes along the way?

My next musing is about how Gratitude is a potent tool for transformation… I really stepped up my gratitude practices in November, and I could really feel the results in a very tangible way. With each hardship that appeared, I consciously practiced feeling grateful for all the blessings in my life, and I came to the realization that for me, all roads lead to Gratitude!

As December begins, I intend to continue practicing the art of transformation… So my last musing for today is about my keywords for this new month. I pray that my “garbage” can be transformed into the flowers of Happiness, Holiness, Peace, and Joy! ~

~ Happiness ~ One of my current affirmations is “I am choosing to be happy, even when I feel tired or sick.”

~ Holiness ~ In this winter holiday season, I intend to look even more deeply into everything, so as to see the hidden holiness and to feel the absolute sacredness of life.

~ Peace ~ Imagining a very quiet place in nature, covered with pure white snow, I intend to generate the energy of Peace in myself and to send that energy of Peace out into the Universe.

~ Joy! ~ In his book Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh draws this slight distinction between happiness and joy: “In the joy there’s still a little bit of excitement. Happiness is a more peaceful feeling, like contentment.” ~ So, in addition to choosing to be happy, I am also choosing to be joyful!

Beloved readers… May your December be Happy and Joyful!

Do you have any keywords for December?

With hope, positivity, and joy,
Sister Teja

 

Dahlia photo by S. Hermann & F. Richter on Pixabay.

 

Reaching for Orange = A Great Holiday Gift!

Keep happiness simple,” writes Andrea of The Hummingbird’s Journal, in her recent post “take one step towards your happiness,” in which she also gives a nice shout out to my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life… Thank you, Andrea! 🙂

Reaching for Orange is helping people to happy up their lives… This book makes a great holiday gift for your loved ones… or for yourself! It is available on Lulu and Amazon.

(Please note that I make almost seven times as much on Lulu, as compared to Amazon, but I am ever grateful for all sales anywhere!)

Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit?

I love making the transition from Autumn to Winter feel festive, so a few days ago I happy’d up my mind with listening to the Nutcracker music whilst sipping hot rooibos chai and eating some plant-based gluten-free pumpkin pie with cranberry sauce. I also lit an aromatherapy candle with balsam fir needle oil and hung a few red and green sparkly decorations. Then I took this funny photo of my happy elf self:

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Dear readers, my mission as a spiritual helper is to help elevate the human species to healthier and happier vibrations. Please contribute to the elevation by giving copies of Reaching for Orange as holiday gifts this season! Imagine a world in which everyone is reaching that Happy Orange place inside themselves! Oh, the Joy! Oh, the Happiness!

May your December be filled with uncommon delight!

With so much love,
Sister Teja