Resolving Pain and Healing Wounds

 

“… most human destructiveness, individual and collective, is the result of unresolved pain and suffering, “which tracks our minds like a magnet and keeps us from accessing who we really are in spirit.”…The way to “transcend” pain and suffering is to “investigate” it by facing it directly and communicating anger and other negative feelings openly in settings that are supportive of healing.”

~ From one of the experiencers in Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters, by John E. Mack, M.D.

 

Dear readers,

One century ago, the decade was dubbed the “roaring twenties”… Now here we are in what seems so far to be the “raging twenties”… And I think what needs to be recognized by our global tribe is the incredible wounding of the human spirit that is causing more and more destructiveness… The sicknesses emerging, on every level, and in many directions, need resolution and healing.

Resolving the pains and healing the wounds will require humanity to learn new skillsets, such as active listening, nonviolent communication, and holding space for others.

Mental health and emotional health need to be addressed in all aspects of society, including schools, churches, businesses, and organizations. Everyone needs to up-level their ability to empathize with others. Everyone needs to cultivate compassion. Everyone needs to become emotionally mature.

The raging twenties demands that everyone steps up and does their emotional healing work.

Part of healing our wounds involves reconciling with the past, reconciling with others, and even reconciling with ourselves.

In my post, “2020 Keywords” I listed my intentions for the year as Healing, Restoration, and Rise… Well now I’m adding another “R” which is Reconciliation. I’m gearing up for a project in which I go through all of my many boxes of old journals, datebooks, letters, and photos, with the goal of reconciling with all the ink and images of my past!

How about you? Do you need to reconcile with your past? Do you need to work on your mental and/or emotional health?

May healing energies activate throughout the global human tribe!

May all beings be free of suffering. May all beings be happy.

With compassion for all the suffering,
StarFire Teja

 

 

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How to Fight Injustices Without Being Consumed With Anger?

 

“When you see all the suffering, you have to know how to suffer less — how to nourish yourself with joy and happiness — so you can help other people who suffer more… Protect yourself from being carried away by the collective energy of hate, violence, bitterness, and anger… Create an island of freshness, compassion, and peace within.”

~ Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, who helped lead one of the great nonviolent resistance movements of last century in his home country, Vietnam.

 

The above quote is taken from the following very timely video, “How to Fight Injustices Without Being Consumed With Anger?”:

May all beings be free of suffering.
May all beings be happy.

 

 

Photo by Jennifer Sotelo on Unsplash.

 

My Meltdown Over Junk Food

 

Dear readers,

In this post I will tell a story of the ultimate ridiculous irony… It’s a story of some medical staff offering us junk food in a *heart* hospital.

It was Saturday, January 25th, 2020, and we were gathered in my Dad’s room. After six nights in the hospital, and double bypass heart surgery, he was expected to fully recover like 98-99% do after open heart surgeries… But he wasn’t waking up and his organs were shutting down, putting him in the 1-2% who have “complications”…

I had just been diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder that likely causes my Fibromyalgia symptoms, and there I was watching my Dad suddenly dying right before my eyes… So needless to say, I was feeling quite anxious already… And then…

A hospital worker brought in a tray of “food” to offer to the family members… And that tray was filled with bags of chips and cookies, the kinds which contain high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors and artificial colors… So basically bags filled with zero nutrition and ingredients that cause *heart* disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other diseases!

I got so angry that I told the girl we did not want that junk food. I said why are you giving out junk food in a *heart* hospital? This is why Americans are overweight and sick, because they eat all this crap! Oh, I was so anxious that I was totally shaking all over…

I said, “Dad would not have wanted that junk food; he was all about eating the healthy whole foods no-oil plant-based diet!” (My Dad had shifted to the plant-based diet after his first heart attack in 2012, and the surgeons in 2020 said that his healthy diet and lifestyle had given him an extra four years of living.)

The worker said sorry and quickly took the junk food away… My sweet Mom said quietly, “Dad would’ve politely thanked her, even if he wouldn’t have eaten the junk food himself.”

My Mom was right. Even though my Dad was against junk food, he was always kind to everyone, and he would not have wanted to make that worker feel bad…

But, I am not my Dad… I want people to feel bad that 48.5% of Americans have heart disease, and this staggering statistic is largely caused by the Standard American Diet. (It’s so SAD!)

So, even though I was still shaking from anxiety and anger, I marched right out to the nurses station and complained about the tray of sodas in my Dad’s room. I just could not stop myself. I explained to the staff that there is a lot of research that shows that sodas cause *heart* disease, diabetes, cancer, and lots of other sicknesses. They should not be serving sodas in a *heart* hospital!

They quickly removed the sodas from his room, and I spent the next hour calming down my anxiety attack. And then about an hour later, with his family close beside him, and with his only daughter’s hand (mine) on his chest, his heart stopped beating and he died.

I hope that someday the *heart* hospitals will serve *heart-healthy* foods and drinks to the families, such as: organic fresh fruits, organic raisins, organic roasted nuts, pure spring water, organic teas, and organic coffee.

The American people need to *Wake Up* to the serious health crisis that is caused by junk foods and sodas… Please see my previous posts on this topic ~

~ “Something to Ponder: More Than Half of U.S. Population Has “Underlying Conditions”

~ “Two Timely Myth Busters

Please share this post to help activate a greater awareness about *heart-healthy* choices!

With love and sadness,
StarFire Teja

 

 
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Good Power Versus Bad Power

 

Self-Love is an internal spiritual power.

Good Power is about peace and harmony. Compassionate people nourish others with loving-kindness. Good Power is a Fire that burns with the fuel of Love and with a yearning for all beings to be happy and safe and blessed and living in freedom.

Bad Power is about domination and control. Abusive people crave and nurture it in their relationships and in their work. Bad Power is a Fire that burns with the fuel of anger and with selfish desires to satisfy immediate pleasures.

Let’s work to help heal the wounds that are at the roots of the Bad Powers.

Let’s activate our Good Powers in all directions! Let’s fuel the Fires of Goodness!

Good Power begins within each heart.

Are you loving yourself totally and fully?

 

 
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The Elements of Emotion

 

Dear readers,

Do you ever contemplate the energies and qualities inherent in the five elements of nature?

When thinking deeply about the essential powers of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Space, what arises for you?

Emotions can be represented by different elemental energies, such as the following ~

Anger = Fire Energy

Rage = Explosive Fire Energy

Sorrow = Water Energy

Excitement = Air Energy

Change = Air Energy

Fear and Anxiety = Air Energy

Compassion = Earth Energy

Depression = Stuck Energies, like mud (too much Water mixed with Earth)

Highest Love = Space Energy

Creativity = Can be any or all of the Elemental Energies when they are activated from the Highest Love Vibrations!

There are many ways to work with the elemental energies of emotions. For example, if you are feeling depressed and would like to shift into a happier state, it can help to focus on Fire by lighting a candle and staring into the flame. That Fire Energy can help you to transform the stuck mental energies, which will ignite sparks of inspiration in your brain.

Anger and Rage are Fire Energies, but when they are transformed into their highest vibrations, they become Creativity and Assertiveness. Focusing on Earth and Water can help to shift those Fire Energies. You can try walking barefoot outside, hugging trees, splashing your face with cold water, and so on.

Another example is if you are feeling a lot of sadness, it can help to focus on Space Energy, by looking at images of galaxies or by going outside to stargaze. Remembering that you are part of a vast universe can open your mind to a bigger picture in which you feel held by Something Greater. You may still feel sad, but the sadness will be given more space in which to co-exist with other loving feelings.

Attuning with your deepest self, can you feel which elemental energies are most activated in you now?

With love for all beings,
StarFire Teja

 

 
Space image by Guillermo Ferla on Unsplash.