StarFire Sci-Fi Saturday

When the spiritual meets the science fiction, that fusion really lights up my brain. Can you relate?

Do you ever sense the presence of other beings like angels or divine guardians in the energy field surrounding you?

Recently when I was drinking my cuppa black coffee, I felt as if there were about ten little elf-like beings dancing around my head, neck, and shoulders. Those little sprites were very high vibration love beings, with dark iridescent skin that shimmered with glitter. Some were black, some brown, and some blue. Some had sparkling blue eyes; others had sparkling green eyes. They made merry in my energy field, dancing barefoot and drumming on little drums!

Did I make that up, or did I tune in and discover some “real” beings who popped into my dimensional reality when they vibed the coffee magic in my aura?

In a post last Spring, “Which Tribe Do You Belong To?” I wrote:

“I imagine that the Blue Tribes consist of very high vibration love beings, like Shiva or Vishnu or Rama (aspects of Divinity in the Hindu tradition), who all just happen to be blue! Call me a dreamer, but I would much rather belong to a race of Blue Light Beings than to the human race. Lately I just really cannot relate to what is happening on this sacred planet Earth. For example, I cannot relate to all the divisions of states and countries. In reality, we are all interconnected in one web of energy, and that energy is Love! So all these divisions do not make any sense to me at all. For me it goes much further than “#notmypresident” (although that is true)… For me, so much of what the humans are doing is absurd and painful to watch. Daily spiritual practices are more important to me now than ever before. They help to keep me connected to what I know is the real reality…. I belong to the StarFire Blue Tribes of the highest love vibrations. Which Tribe Do You Belong To?”

Dear reader, does anything in this post light up your brain?

With love and some fantastical fire,
StarFire Teja

 

Cosmic Space and Earth image by geralt (Gerd Altmann) on Pixabay.

 

Powerful Practices with Your Cuppa Coffee

Dear readers,

Greetings from Indiana! In this post I will happily share some suggestions for practices you can do to supercharge your cuppa coffee (or tea) and thus infuse yourself with positivity and high vibes! ~

~ Before taking that first sip, offer your cuppa to Something Greater than yourself… And then say some prayers or intentions… For example, I offer my cuppa to Hanuman, who is an aspect of Divinity in Hinduism. He represents pure devotion, love, courage, strength, and positive energies. So after offering the coffee, I say an affirmation like, “I am drinking positive energies and thinking positive thoughts.” ~ Try this for yourself, in your own way, and experience the power of your mind!

~ As you take those first few sips (which in my experience are the very best sips in the cup), practice the art of savoring… For just a moment or two, focus all of your mental energies on tasting and experiencing those sips. Imagine you are becoming one with the coffee. ~ You may find that those few moments become your favorite part of the whole day!

~ After savoring the first sips, take a moment to cultivate Gratitude by appreciating everything that has gone into the manifestation of your cuppa coffee. As the coffee beans grew on the trees, there were many elements that sustained and surrounded them such as sunshine, earth, rain, wind, flowers, leaves, trees, birdsong, and starlight… And then the beans were harvested by the work of human hands… And remember to also be grateful for the powerful high vibration energies inherent in those magical beans! ~ This moment of appreciation will send gratitude vibrations out to all the realms, which will come back to you as many beautiful gifts. Watch for their arrival in your life!

If you have been following my blog for a while, then you know that I am a lover of black coffee! Do you like it black also? If not, if you must add something white to your cuppa, please consider a coconut milk creamer… The cows will bless you with their gratitude vibrations! And Holy Coconut Shells, the Organic Coconut Milk Creamer by So Delicious is truly so delicious! Check it out here: Simply 5 Ingredients.

Dear reader, I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it for you… 🙂

With positivity and high vibes,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo of Teja’s cuppa black coffee taken by StarFire Teja.

 

Dark Medicine Brings Brightness of Mind!

Dear readers,

Welcome to our brand new decade! I have seen some labeling it the “thriving” twenties, and others calling it the “roaring” twenties… Do you have any other name suggestions for this brilliant new time?

How did your January 1st begin?

My day began with the usual Fibromyalgia symptoms, which make it very difficult for me to get out of bed, so my mental state is not exactly bright and cheery… But after eating something, then I get to make my happy black coffee, which almost always shifts things for the better. (Please see my post “Coffee Is Good Medicine”)

Today, right before taking that first sip, I whispered, “Dear black coffee, please merry me up, happy me up, gratitude me up, and beam me up!” And it worked! Before that cuppa, my thoughts were very dark (I was crying and actually wishing to die), but after drinking the dark medicine, my mind brightened, so then rather than dwelling on all of my difficulties with Fibromyalgia, Misophonia (triggered by sounds), and extreme HSP-ness (Highly Sensitive Person), I began thinking about how I can continue to win this daily battle with darkness.

Dear reader, if you have been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I am all about daily spiritual practices that help us to Happy Up… I even published a book on the topic! (Please order your copy on Lulu now… Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life)…

So in addition to my daily dark coffee medicine, I also chant (usually along with Krishna Das CDs), send healing energies out, repeat mantras, and sit in silent meditation. I do these practices not only to help happy up my own life, but also as a service to others. I believe that the powerful energies created by spiritual practices ripple out and benefit many beings!

This morning I set only one keyword for the month of January: Loving-kindness… I intend to be more loving and kind with myself and with others, in my thoughts, words, and actions. (Soon I will share my keywords for the year!)

January is usually a highly creative and fun month for me, perhaps because I was born in January… But this year I am feeling a bit challenged because I will turn 50 years old on January 29th, and I am not where I wanted to be on my 50th birthday! Five years ago, when I imagined my next “milestone” birthday, I knew for sure that I wanted to be in Arizona on my 50th birthday… But now, due to unrelenting hardships, my dream of standing on the holy red rocks of Sedona will probably not come true… There must be a reason (or many reasons) why life is not unfolding easily for me now…

And thus, the daily battle with the darkness! I am ever grateful to the Force of All Light for the magical coffee beans that grow on this sacred Earth… and I bow humbly with deep gratitude for the daily spiritual practices that sustain me and beam me up!

Thank you for witnessing my experience on day one of 2020… Can you relate to anything I shared?

Let’s Happy Up Together in 2020! 🙂

With determination,
StarFire Teja

 

Coffee beans photo cropped by StarFire Teja.
Original photo by Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.

 

Reaching for Orange to Happy Up… And Centering in Brown to Calm Down…

Hello dear readers!

The rain is falling and I am cozy in my tree-house temple, making the best of a migraine morning. I lit a few candles and I’m sipping hot black coffee in my happy orange mug! Despite feeling sick, I am delighted to be here writing for you.

In my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, I write: “On the Hindu Yoga Path, Orange symbolizes the Fire of Renunciation, the Orange Fire that burns all the external desires, attachments, and expectations that cause suffering. Once those external causes burn, the internal happiness is experienced.”

Daily spiritual practices help to burn away those external causes of suffering… And spiritual practices do not have to be complicated or take a lot of your precious time. I have been doing daily practices for more than fifteen years, and I have found that being relaxed and flexible with the practices is what enables me to keep doing them.

Some of the practices I do daily to happy up are from the Hindu Yoga Path, but others come from other traditions. This Summer I embarked on a study of the mindfulness teachings of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh (see my previous post, “Peace Is Every Step”), and those teachings are helping me tremendously in working more skillfully with my mind as I deal with the debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

At Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village monastery in France, the monks and nuns wear dark brown robes, and I find that color to be very soothing. Do you also feel calmed by the color brown?

(You can see their brown robes in this video: “Namo Avalokiteshvara Chant”)

Somewhere along the studies, it came to me that I am Reaching for Orange to Happy Up… And Centering in Brown to Calm Down!

In his book Peace Is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hahn suggests a simple breathing practice: “Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile.”

Here are two more simple breathing practices that you might enjoy doing, especially in stressful or tense moments ~

~ With the in-breath, think “Happy Up” and with the out-breath, think “Calm Down”.

~ Breathing in, think “Calm” and breathing out, think “Down” and as you think “Down” imagine breathing down into your legs and feet… And then imagine your energy flowing down into the ground… Imagine breathing down into the sacred Earth… And feel your entire being calming down…

I hope you found this post helpful!

With boundless love,
Teja

Photo of orange leaves on brown ground by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

 

Teja’s Top Ten High Vibration Foods

Dear reader, the information shared in this post is from my intuition and from things I’ve seen or heard about. I am not a physician and this is not medical advice! If you have any questions, please do your own research and/or ask your physician.

When you eat a whole foods plant-based diet there are so many wonderful foods that it is difficult to choose only ten, but these are my current faves, not in any particular order ~

~ Cinnamon ~ Oh so earthy! I love that cinnamon grows inside different kinds of evergreen trees in places like Sri Lanka. This high vibration spice has many health benefits, including help with regulating blood sugar. Some say that you should not consume more than one teaspoon per day because at high levels it can be toxic, so I just put a heaping half-teaspoon on my soaked oats each morning, and another fourth-teaspoon on my bedtime banana snack.

~ Potatoes ~ Wowsa, friends, I think that potatoes are one of the most healing foods on the planet. They are so high vibe that they rival green tea, which isn’t even on this list because my body prefers coffee now. (See “Coffee is Good Medicine.”) Potatoes are super grounding and do not deserve the bad rap they get in the media. Please watch this awesome video by Dr. John McDougall: “In Defense of the Potato.” ~ One key thing that he neglects to mention in this video is that people gain weight when they eat potatoes because of the unhealthy dairy fats that they eat with the potatoes. Potatoes by themselves are very healthy and they actually help people to lose weight.

~ Cabbage ~ Fresh, cooked, baked, steamed, or raw in sauerkraut, oh my, cabbage is one of the top vegetables for preventing cancer, and it so delicious! Please see my post “Sauerkraut is the New Yogurt… Or the New Apple”

~ Millet ~ Have you ever cooked millet? It is by far my favorite grain. It is so hearty, earthy, and filled with nutrients and healthy protein. A few years ago I went through a phase in which I cooked millet every morning for breakfast (adding nuts, raisins, spices, and sometimes dark chocolate chips!)… and then I snacked on the leftovers during the day, and sometimes even finished them for dinner! If you haven’t enjoyed this grain, I highly recommend you try it, and then please do let me know how you like it…

~ Almonds ~ There is something very soothing and grounding about these nuts. They grow on small funny-looking trees, with beautiful blossoms. A healthy source of protein and nutrients, almonds have many health benefits. They taste best when you roast them yourself! Have you ever eaten a warm almond right out of the oven? If not, please treat yourself to that experience!

~ Blueberries ~ Super high in antioxidants and helpful in relieving anxiety and depression, these little blue healers pack a serious punch in terms of elevating your health on every level: mental health, emotional health, physical health, and spiritual health.

~ Walnuts ~ High in the Omega-3 Fatty Acids that balance the Omega-6 Fatty Acids, walnuts are a daily staple for me. They are so good for the brain that one elderly woman even reversed dementia by eating a lot of walnuts! Every time I talk to my elder son, who is in college and using his brain a lot, I remind him to eat his walnuts and blueberries!

~ Raisins ~ I love eating raisins in my soaked oats breakfast… I especially like to imagine how those grapes dried into raisins under hot rays of holy Sunshine! That is an amazing alchemical transformation, if you really think about it!

~ Coconut ~ Holy Coconut Shells, to me the coconut is super sacred, and I have a vision for the human species to shift from the dairy habit into the high vibration coconut experience! This vision arose from the deep compassion that I feel for the cows, who are suffering so much. Please join me in replacing dairy products with coconut products!

~ Ginger ~ This earthy, spicy, warming root has major mojo in terms of healing powers. I put one-fourth teaspoon of ginger powder in my soaked oats each morning, and I love cooking with fresh ginger root. Do you regularly cook with ginger? If not, what are you waiting for?!

And a bonus: my eleventh favorite is parsley! ~ Do you love parsley? Did you know that in Moroccan cooking they use large amounts of parsley… it is not just a little sprig of garnish in that cuisine! Parsley has many health benefits, including helping the body to detoxify…

And… Coffee is my top high vibrational drink of choice. Soon I will post some powerful practices you can do with your cuppa coffee… (or tea)…

I hope you enjoyed this food list!

May you be healthy and happy!

With compassion and high vibes,
Teja

 

Photo* of cinnamon sticks by Aditya Joshi on Unsplash.
The photographer’s notes: “A picture taken at a spice stall in the famous spice market in Dubai showing an interesting pattern created by cinnamon sticks on display. With a limited light falling on the subject, the background automatically became dark creating a deep effect.”

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