StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Feel the Sacredness of Life and Death

 

May you honor the living and the dead by celebrating your loved ones and remembering your ancestors.

May you feel connected to the Earth, Trees, Sun, Stars, Fire, Water, and Air.

May your weekend be blessed with holy moments of gratitude, goodness, and peace.

May you feel the sacredness of life and death.

 

Happy Day of the Dead to all who celebrate!

Happy November to Everyone!

 

Skull and flames image by Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.

 

Three Hours Left

Dear readers, the intention of this post is not to induce fear, but rather to impart feelings of awe, appreciation, positivity, connectivity, and rootedness in the priorities dwelling in the ground of your being.

Imagine that we humans discovered that in three hours time, some natural force was going to cause planet Earth to explode and entirely disintegrate.

What were your first thoughts when you read that?

When I imagine that there are only three hours left, my first thoughts go towards trying to grok what would happen to everything and everyone… Where would all of our souls go? What would happen to all the memories and experiences and energies?

All of the stories would just be done. All of the histories, cultures, art, music, inventions, and creations would be gone. It is mind-blowing to even consider the ramifications of such an explosion. All of the mountains, oceans, rivers, deserts, canyons, forests, flowers, birds, butterflies, cows, and bears would be gone. And what would happen next?

After considering all of that, my next thoughts go towards deciding how to spend the last three hours. I decided I would spend the first hour calling loved ones and saying good-byes, and the last two hours praying and chanting (singing sacred mantras). My intention would be to die consciously while feeling connected to the Divine Source. To me, that would be the ultimate Surrender to God. I am not sure what happens to us after we die, but I know that when I am singing spiritual songs, I feel connected with Something Greater, and I feel calmed by that Force from beyond this realm. So, I feel that chanting at the time of death would be a way to die peacefully.

I began chanting as a daily spiritual practice more than fifteen years ago. I usually sing along with CDs by my favorite chant artist, Krishna Das. One day in 2008, I was evaluating my priorities in life, and I suddenly found myself saying out loud, “I want to live inside the chant.” Well, at that time my sons were 8 and 11, and I was busy with many worldly responsibilities, so it was not possible to live inside the chant all the time!

Now I’m in a new nun phase, but still there are many things to do each day beyond chanting. So when I think about my priorities if there were three hours left, versus what is happening in my life now, it makes me wonder if I could somehow commit to chanting more each day… But, then I also think that if you knew you were about to die, and you wanted to die a peaceful, conscious death, then of course you would drop everything and just focus on that. Whereas, if you are still in the midst of full-on living, you can’t just drop everything and do your top passion all the time.

What do you think about all that? What would you do if there were only three hours left, and how would those priorities line up with how you live your daily life now?

I hope this post inspires you to feel awe and appreciation for this sacred planet Earth, as well as rootedness in the priorities dwelling in the ground of your being.

May you feel positively connected to everyone and everything!

 

 

image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

Go Fourth… & Shine!

I pledge allegiance to the Earth… to the trees, to the rocks, to the birds of the sky, to the creatures of the land and sea…

And I hold this to be true: All living beings are interconnected in a continuous web of energy that is pure Love…

Yes, I was born in the United States of America, but I do not wave the flag of any country. The whole concept of boundaries between countries and states makes absolutely no sense to me. In fact, I am pretty much bewildered by most of what the human beings are doing on this planet. That is why my mission is to help elevate the human species to happier and healthier vibrations. (“StarFire Teja’s Updated Mission Statement Video”)

So today, on this Fourth of July, the Independence Day of the USA, my focus is on the “fire”works, and I am seeing them as a call to light my fire and keep it lit. Please join me in lighting your fire and keeping it lit, no matter how terrible things may seem on this planet…

GoFourthShine_4thofJuly_StarFireTeja

 

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

 

Orange Fireworks photo by Barbara Jackson on Pixabay.

 

StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Feel Connected to Beauty

 

May you feel connected with the source of the fruits, vegetables, and seeds you eat.

May you feel connected with the stars in the sky, and the stones of the Earth.

May your weekend be blessed with beautiful connections… with nature, with plants, with flowers, with your loved ones, and with yourself.

May you feel connected to Beauty.

 

Here is a simple spiritual practice to help you feel the joy of connection…

When eating sunflower seeds, think deeply about how they grew inside a beautiful flower. When eating carrots or onions, contemplate how they grew inside the rich soil of the Earth’s crust. When eating an apple, reflect upon how it grew on a tree under the sun and under the stars.

May every one of your 37.2 trillion cells be tickled with delight when you do the above practice!

May All Beings Be Nourished by Beauty.

 

Solving the Mystery of March 2019

Top clues: do you favor Fire or Water?

Well, dear readers, I think I’ve cracked the code on “The Mystery of March 2019” (previous blog article). The majority of March falls in the astrological sign of Pisces, which is a very watery sign that puts out my fire and mutes my usual clarity. Those watery energies of the “Pisces Season” seriously challenge this airy Aquarius!

One of the suggested practices in the Radiance Rising section at the beginning of my new book is to meditate on the five elements of nature: the Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water, and Space. “Which element do you feel most drawn to, and why?”

(The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes)

I simply LOVE Fire and Air! The Water aspect makes me feel murky and chaotic and confused! Thus I still have not been able to decide how often to blog in March. Daily like in January? Or just Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, like in February? Maybe the answer for March is a more Piscean watery flow! I will blog as many days as I can, with no set schedule. I will take it day by day, and practice flowing like water. But I tell you, I am seriously looking forward to the Fiery Aries Days of April!

How about you? How do you feel in this watery time?

 

 

image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech