Two Simple Healing Practices

“There are many refreshing and healing elements in nature around us and in us… get in touch with these healing elements to get the nourishment and healing you need… nourish yourself with joy and happiness so then you are able to help people around you.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, in a video in which he answers a question from his one million Facebook friends: “How can I fight the injustices of this world without being consumed with anger, bitterness, outrage, and resentment?”

Here are two simple ways to practice getting in touch with the healing elements around you and in you ~

~ Each time you see simple beauty, think to yourself, “There are refreshing and healing elements all around me and inside me.” ~ For example, each time I see the sunlight on the fresh green leaves outside our bathroom window, I am reminded of the refreshing and healing elements that are available all the time.

~ When you drink water, use your pure drinking water as a bell of mindfulness. Let the water be a refreshing and healing element that you bring into your body as you sip it throughout the day.

I hope this post was helpful to you!

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


Photo by John Jennings on Unsplash.


StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Enjoy Practicing Mindfulness


May you notice the beauty around you and within you.

May you be nourished by mindful breathing and smiling.

May your weekend be blessed with many little happinesses.

May you enjoy practicing mindfulness.


Dear readers, these blessings were inspired by the mindfulness teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who is 93 years old today!

Happy Birthday, Thich Nhat Hanh!

Love to All Beings!


Photo by Anita Austvika on Unsplash.

StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Soften Like Rose Petals


May you feel light-hearted curiosity about what is next in your life.

May your shoulders relax down as you surrender to what is.

May your weekend be blessed with beauty, rest, and peace.

May you soften like rose petals.


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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