Reaching for Orange, Decorated

Dear readers,

Recently I decided that it was time for me to decorate and write in my copy of my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, so I spent several mornings working through the book like that, and it was such fun! In this post I will share a few things that I wrote in response to the questions and exercises in the book…

In the section about practicing death meditations, here are my answers to the first two questions ~

~ How do you want to die? ~ Consciously and peacefully.

~ What does a good death look like to you? ~ I’m awake, aware, conscious. I’m listening to chanting music, with chants to Shiva and Rama (aspects of God in Hinduism). I’m feeling peaceful about letting go into Whatever Is Next.

In the visualization with guided imagery to meet your mystic, I especially loved imagining the bright light inside the vibrant flower in my heart… “this light is the size of a candle flame… and it is glowing like a billion golden suns… this golden flame is shining so bright that the flower petals are glowing… and this light is radiating out from the center of your flower… out through your heart… and into your whole body… warm golden light moving into all of your 37.2 trillion cells… and feeling how that flame is your inner mystic… your deepest self… your highest mind… the Divine within you…”

Here are my answers to the questions after that visualization ~

~ How do you experience your inner mystic? ~ Do you catch glimpses of your mystic during your daily life? ~ My inner mystic sees and feels things deeply — and feels very connected to everything: to trees, rocks, birds, and creatures on Earth, and to unseen forces out in the stars and planets. So in my daily life there are lots of glimpses through the vehicles of depth and connectivity.

As you can see in the photo with this post, I also enjoyed decorating my copy of the book. I placed jewel stickers all over the cover, and pasted lots of images throughout the pages. Many of the images I selected were of the orange and red rocks of Arizona and Utah, because those holy rocks are my happy places… Hiking barefoot on the warm rocks is such a high vibration joy for me!

So what arose for you when reading this post? Have you thought about what a good death looks like to you? Do you experience your inner mystic?

I hope you enjoyed reading this post…

May you feel happy! 🙂

With great love,


My new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, is available on Lulu and Amazon!! 🙂


A Tool for Chronic Pain and Anxiety: Focus On Your Feet

Are you dealing with chronic pain or anxiety? If you experience pain on any level (physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual), or if you struggle with anxiety, you can try this simple tool and see if it helps:

Focus on your feet.

The feet are the farthest away from the brain, and the brain is what perceives pain and creates anxiety… So, bringing your awareness down to your feet can really calm your mind and soothe your nerves.

Anytime you feel pain or anxiety increasing, think to yourself (or say out loud), “Focus on my feet.” Bring your full awareness down to your feet and notice how your feet feel… Imagine breathing in and out of your feet… Imagine that your feet are becoming very warm and very heavy… Feel the soles of your feet and imagine that they are glowing in a bright golden light… Notice any changing sensations in your feet as you focus on them…

The nice thing about this tool is you can use it anytime, anywhere. You can focus on your feet during a stressful business meeting, or while standing in the grocery line, or while driving. Anytime you feel hyped up, during the day or the night, you can simply focus on your feet.

I hope this tool is helpful to you or to someone you love. Please share your experiences in the comments below.

Please note: If you have pain in your feet, then you will probably wish to focus on your hands or belly instead of your feet.

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Be Happy!


Photo* of Teja’s feet taken on a barefoot hike last Easter Sunday in Audubon Woods, Henderson, Kentucky. It was my first barefoot hike of the year, and unfortunately the last… I did go barefoot in the yard for another month or so, but before I could get out on another hike, the season turned to muggy and buggy, so now I have to wait on barefoot hiking until the Fall!

* If you are viewing this post in an email, I am so sorry that WordPress doesn’t share the featured photos with the email posts… But, you can click on the title of the article above, and you will be taken to the StarFire Teja Blog where you can see my happy bare feet!


My Dream Vacay in Sedona, Arizona

Do you have a dream vacation spot? If so, is it someplace new, or have you visited it before?

Some say that the art of manifesting intentions works best when we are very specific, so a few days ago I made a detailed list of everything I want in life. I filled an entire page!

Later that evening I realized that I had “forgotten” to include travel on my list. The only place I put was Sedona! I wrote that I would like to go on my dream vacay trip to Sedona, Arizona for at least one week, but ideally for three weeks, and then I would like to visit there often and perhaps move there sometime.

So that list helped me to understand that traveling the world is not a priority for me in this phase of my life. Rather, I feel inspired to lead healing circles locally.

Have you ever visited Sedona, Arizona? The theme of that city is “the most beautiful place on Earth” and that is exactly what I have believed each of the three brief times I got to visit that amazing place. I hope to go on my dream vacay trip to Sedona someday! Below I will share the details for my fantasy trip, because when you readers witness this, it will give it more power and help this vacay to become a reality, sooner rather than later.

Please share about your dream vacay down below where it says “Leave a Reply.”


StarFire Teja’s Dream Vacay in Sedona ~

~ Fly into Flagstaff, rent a car (Wow, they’re giving me a bright orange Volkswagen Bug!)… make the beautiful 45-minute drive down to Sedona, while chanting along with my favorite Krishna Das CDs.

~ Stay in a beautiful, quiet place.

~ Eat most (or all) meals at ChocolaTree. They have lots of wonderful, delicious options for my plant-based, gluten-free, peanut-free diet. Every time I visit ChocolaTree, I feel super high on the elevated love vibrations there. ChocolaTree is almost like one of the vortexes!

~ Daily barefoot hikes at the vortexes. My favorite is Boynton Canyon. I also love Red Rock Crossing (Cathedral Rock), Mesa Airport, and Bell Rock. While hiking: enjoying prayers, meditations on the Holy Red Rocks, chanting (singing) mantras to God, and eating dark chocolate as necessary!

~ Drive to Clarkdale and take the train trip with the Verde Canyon Railroad.

~ Attend the Sedona Star Gazing Tour.

~ Attend the UFO Vortex Tour.

~ Enjoy a Soundwave Journey Session with Valerie Sanjali Irons.

~ Enjoy a session (bodywork along with emotional and shamanic healing) with Amalia Camateros of Earth Spirit Wisdom.

~ Visit the crystal shops.

~ Attend any kirtans happening. (Ask Valerie Sanjali Irons of Bhakti Tribe Sedona for the schedule.)


Just thinking about this dream vacay raises me up to the Highest Love Vibrations!!!

So now, tell me about your dream vacay…


Photo credit: Darryl Brian on Unsplash



Happy Earth Day 2019!

Oh, this glorious sacred Earth! Such a supreme Cathedral, this blue-green planet spinning in space!

Did you know that our speed around the Sun is about 67,000 miles per hour… Wowsa!

And did you know that the center of the Deep Earth is made primarily of solid iron that is as hot as the surface of the Sun… That iron doesn’t melt because the pressure of the planet is so intense.

And of course the crust, the surface of rocks and soil that we walk upon, is just simply amazing. Think of all the beauty of the oceans, rivers, mountains, meadows, deserts, and forests.

The photos* with this article were taken in the woods above Frisco, Colorado last September. Yes, I am a tree-hugging, barefoot hiking kinda gal… I love this Earth so much!

Happy Earth Day to Everyone. Be sure to hug a tree and take your bare feet out into the grass!

You might also enjoy my previous article, “Activate Your Greening Power with Hildegard of Bingen!” (That article contains a visualization with guided imagery to help you wake up your greening power.)

*If you are viewing this article in an email, simply click on the title of the article and you will be taken to the StarFire Teja Blog, where you can see the photos.


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