We never know when we might be having our last conversation, sipping our last cuppa coffee, or lighting our last fire… For this reason, the wise sages advise us to keep death always close to our minds. This may seem like a morbid, negative teaching, but actually the essence of the teaching is for us to live life positively, with joy and with zest!
The fire in the photo with this post was one of the last fires my Dad lit, a couple of months before he died. It was a joyous time, with family gathered around… He loved making fires, but he did not know that that fire was to be one of his last…
I have fire on the brain today, because yesterday I met with my psychologist and she suggested that I write my Dad a letter about my guilt and regrets with him, and then burn the letter so that the ashes and smoke will take the written words to him in the spirit realms.
Soon I will write that letter and then burn it in his beloved fire pit. I may cry when I do that ritual, or maybe I will smile in gratitude for all the fires and cups of coffee and conversations I got to enjoy with him during the past two years. (Btw, I had thought that being a boomeranger at my age was so terrible, but now it seems like a blessing because I got to live with him for the last two years of his life.)
Dear ones, try to be so grateful for the beloved people in your life… And try to enjoy each moment with as much zest as you can muster!
With gratitude and fire sparks,
2019 has been a difficult year for me, with many disappointments and feelings of despair… But, in the past week I have witnessed several sparks of hope in the following: some things my older son said, a 2020 keyword suggested by my little sister, some written teachings my aunt gave me, and the powerful heroine’s journey of the main character Rey in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
In future posts I will write more about these blessed happenings…
I am feeling Maha (Great) Gratitude for these hope-sparking incidences, which I feel have been sent to me as gifts from the Force of All Light!
Little sparks can ignite great fires!
So, dear reader, what is sparking in your life now?
Photo by Pexels on Pixabay.
There is one pure love energy connecting everyone and everything. Called by many names, and perceived in many ways, this love consciousness pervades our world. Some people conceive of it as a Divine Fire, and they see that all beings contain divine sparks within them… Do you sense the sparks within you?
Sometimes the troubles of life can overwhelm those sparks and make us feel murky or watered down. Can you relate to that image?
During the difficult times, it is super important to light your fire and keep it lit… Understanding that led me to make this meme:
Is your Fire lit?
What are you feeling on fire about? 💖🔥🔥
(Orange Fire photo by Little Visuals on Pexels.)
Photo of sparkler in the woods by Jamie Street on Unsplash.
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.
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…
May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Be Happy!
Orange Fireworks photo by Barbara Jackson on Pixabay.