Shakahara Designs

Dear readers,

There is a Greater Design to this life on planet Earth. There are forces at work that we cannot see or understand. The Forces of Goodness are shifting the Grand Design towards the protection and freedom of all beings.

Consciousness is playing through the virus pandemic, which is bringing greater awareness to the many reasons why eating meat, fish, dairy, eggs, and honey should become habits of the past…

In the New Paradigm, the forces are shifting humanity into eating a Shakahara (plant-based) diet. Evidence of this shift can be seen in all directions now, such as in this article by The Ecologist:

“Some 3 in 4 of new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals – mainly from wildlife trade and factory farming. Like SARS, bird flu, swine flu, Ebola and AIDS, coronavirus originated in animals. Taken together, 56 zoonotic diseases are responsible for an estimated 2.5 billion cases of human illness and 2.7 million deaths a year. Campaigners warned humanity will always be at risk to future pandemics while factory farms and wildlife markets continue…. The most logical and best form of protection is to go vegan and stop the disease at source.”




With great love from your Shakaharini Sister,
StarFire Teja

Photo by Saketh Upadhya on Unsplash.


Is the Universe Conscious?


“The universe is alive. Even stone can think and feel.”

~ Tesla speaking to a newspaper reporter in a fictional film, an adaptation from a Serbian play. (A one-hour film, Tesla or the Adaptation of an Angel.)


Dear readers,

Recently I read this interesting article, which stated: “Scientists are doubling down on a peculiar model that attempts to quantify and measure consciousness. The model, known as Integrated Information Theory (IIT), has long been controversial because it comes with an unusual quirk. When applied to non-living things like machines, subatomic particles, and even the universe, it claims that they too experience consciousness, New Scientist reports.”

That theory is in alignment with my belief system… I feel that everything has consciousness, that everything is energy vibrating at varying frequencies.

My Dad did not share this belief, so when he read my book, The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes, he wrote comments in the margins, such as: “The sun is what it is – heat!! Not God.”; and “Trees are not gods! They are not sentient.”; and “Stars are NOT sentient beings.”

Now that my Dad has gone to the heavenly realms (or wherever we go beyond this terrestrial sphere), I wonder if his spirit has a different feeling about all of that now?

What do you think? Do you feel that the Universe is conscious?

With awe and curiosity,
StarFire Teja


Starry Force photo by Jack Cain on Unsplash.


Power Poem


Anger is not power.
Anger can feel powerful, but it is not power.

True spiritual power has no emotion.

True spiritual power is pure consciousness, pure energy.
True spiritual power is like the Sun, shining on Everything.

True power naturally radiates warm healing energies in all directions.

Dear beings of light, dear readers of poetry,
Let’s harness our powers to work for goodness.


Photo by Zac Durant on Unsplash.


StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Anchor Resourceful States


May you appreciate that which moves you into higher states of consciousness.

May you access the inner and outer resources you need for your highest happiness.

May your weekend be blessed with an abundance of the highest love vibrations.

May you anchor resourceful states.


October Keywords

Can you believe it is already the 5th of October? In a few more breaths, we will be deciding what to wear for the holidays! Isn’t it funny how time seems to speed up at different times of the year?

As I contemplated my intentions for the month of October, the following keywords arose: Curiosity, Mindfulness, and Aspiration.

Curiosity ~ Do you ever feel despair and/or judgment about what you see happening in the world? I sure do, so this keyword is to help me watch the Consciousness moving through Everything with not only neutrality, but with curiosity. My intention is to ask questions like, “Isn’t that interesting the way the consciousness is working in that situation?” and “I wonder why the consciousness is doing that over there, through those people?” Perhaps you might like to ask these kinds of questions also!

Mindfulness ~ Since sharing my post “Bells of Mindfulness,” I have been noticing that Bells of Mindfulness Abound! There is no shortage of small irritations to teach me to cultivate the qualities of Lord Shiva: Calm and UN-Attached!! Can you relate?

Aspiration ~ Recently I finished watching a video of a dharma talk (“Wake Up Earth: Engaged Action & Aspiration”) with Sister True Dedication, a monastic disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, who ordained as a nun at Plum Village in 2008. Towards the end of her talk she explained why we have to have Aspiration, saying that Aspiration gives us energy that can help us through difficult times. She said that we have to figure out how we will help others and what our contribution will be… That really struck a deep place in me, because during the last two months I have been dealing with a Fibromyalgia flare-up that stopped me in my happy tracks, and I have had to work hard to accept that my plans fell apart. Now I need to dig deep to find what my contribution will be, given the limitations of my body.

What is your Aspiration in life? What will your contribution be?

Do you have any keywords for October?


Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash.